“I first met Fanny nearly 20 years ago when she hosted a validation event at her company, Azimuth, for the newly formed industry collaboration of Wi-Fi Alliance and CTIA. We were grappling with the complexities of building new test equipment to perform the measurements we needed and Fanny’s help and insight were invaluable in helping us succeed.
Several years later many of the Industry leaders in Wi-Fi and LTE were struggling to find ways of reliably test the interaction of the two technologies on one-another. Many of us were at a point where we felt confounded over how to do this testing. Fanny, this time at her new company octoScope, always has a unique angle to view problems and made several suggestions that helped us crack the issues.
When we in Wi-Fi Alliance started testing the new Wi-Fi 6 we again bumped into new challenges and complexities. Fanny was there too, providing insight, new angles, and practical help. By this time octoScope was flourishing and I mentioned that I wished I had joined octoScope years ago. She responded with “well it’s never too late for anything” and hired me as Chief Scientist. I worked closely with Fanny at octoScope, I learned a lot, and I had tremendous fun. Now I really wish I’d joined earlier.”
Chief Scientist, octoScope
“I worked with Fanny closely for 6 years at octoSocpe Inc. I consider myself incredibly blessed and lucky to have learnt from the best and brightest in the wireless tech industry. Fanny has incredible resolve, unyielding passion for anything she sets her mind to and an uncanny knack for “getting things done”. Her ability to innovate with a vision for the future is remarkable. She is also unbeatable in the way she cares about the consumers of any product that she puts her name behind, which is assuredly, what sets her apart. As a woman in the tech industry, she is a role model for all of us who come after her. ”
Section Manager, octoScope
“I've had the pleasure to work for Fanny Mlinarsky at octoScope Inc. Fanny is among the most driven, bold and multi-faceted Executives I have ever worked for. Her leadership skills, and ability to direct large-scale projects with many moving parts, are of the highest caliber. The breadth and depth of her knowledge of the technical requirements, product development, and her ability to lead and inspire, are phenomenal. She does not rest with anything short of perfection, and plays to win, no matter the odds. Fanny has a direct style of management which fosters growth and innovation and makes her an excellent people manager. Her skill at building, organizing and motivating an engineering team to deliver outstanding products for success is unparalleled.
Fanny is a role model and I look forward to working with her again and again.”
QA manager, octoScope
“I worked with Fanny for 3 years at octoScope, now Spirent Communications. Fanny's strengths lie in digging deep into customer pain points, identifying and understanding complex problems and implementing solutions and building products that will enhance the user experience. Apart from being technically very sound - she has an excellent business acumen to drive and deliver complex and large scale projects to completion. She is definitely a visionary and is fearless in pursuing what she truly believes in. Anything Fanny touches turns into gold - her past successful ventures are a huge testament to this. The cherry on the cake is her ability to encourage and mentor young talent and bring out the best in them. For me - she is a strong, determined and a successful woman entrepreneur who is a huge inspiration for every woman in tech!”
Product Manager, octoScope
“I have known Fanny for over 5 years now and worked for her at octoScope over the last 2. Her accomplishments are well documented. She is a highly respected leader in the wireless industry. Fanny has proven that she can analyze a market, find an area that is lacking and create a product to fill the need. I have witnessed this first hand as she took octoScope from a concept being developed in the basement of her home to the industry leader in wireless testing.
She is a very strong and driven person that also has a very kind and caring side. When I first started at octoScope, Fanny would make time in her schedule to come by and ask me how things were going. I soon realized that she consistently checked in with all the employees and made herself available. She let every employee know that they were important.
Fanny’s caring nature was very evident during the early days of the pandemic. Fanny went above and beyond to let employees and their families know that octoScope would be there to help out when and where needed, well beyond our medical coverage plan. On a personal level, having elderly family members that suffer from COPD, this was very much appreciated and comforting to me.
I respect and admire Fanny, as a colleague and friend. She gave me the opportunity to advance my career and work for a technology leading company. I will always value that.”
Senior Systems Engineer, octoScope
“I worked with Fanny for 2 years at octoScope, now Spirent Communications. Throughout this time, I found her to be detail-oriented, focused, and extremely committed to the success of the company. Not only she is strong at understanding and solving complex problems, but she is exceptionally responsive to her duties and a great resource for all her employees. Fanny is an excellent leader in the wireless industry and a role model to all of us.”
Principal QA Engineer, octoScope