The time for your network transformation is now.

The Internet of Things, mobile apps, and over-the-top content are changing end-user behavior; and the network must change as a result.

But operators have been hindered by a lack of standards, network complexity, vendor lock-in, operational inefficiencies, and more.

Not any longer. Finally, the technologies and open-source components needed to build disruptive service orchestration and network virtualization software are here.

Enter Blue Planet. Purpose-built for network operators like you, this network virtualization, orchestration and management software lets you automate services—from creation to delivery—across physical and virtual domains with a single, vendor-agnostic platform.

Join Ciena’s thought leaders Steve Alexander, CTO, and Kevin Sheehan, Vice President Global Operations for the Blue Planet division, for this webinar as they discuss the increasingly important role of software in the network and how Blue Planet can play a leading role in the journey to an open, programmable and automated network.

Join the discussion and learn 4 key technologies accelerating the adoption of service orchestration platforms:

  • Rapid customization through a container-based micro-services architecture
  • Self-service programmability and reduced vendor lock-in via TOSCA service templates
  • Support for end-to-end service orchestration and automation through an open, multi-domain design
  • Simplified and streamlined OSS integration through Business Process Modeling and Notation (BPMN)

If you’re a network operator looking for a better way to answer the demand for new services, don’t miss this informative session.

Featured speakers:

    Stephen B. Alexander, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

    With more than 20 years of telecom experience, Mr. Alexander is currently serving as Ciena’s Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Alexander has held a number of positions since joining the Company in 1994, including General Manager of Ciena's Transport & Switching and Data Networking business units, Vice President of Transport Products and Director of Lightwave Systems.

    Kevin Sheehan, Vice President, Global Operations, Blue Planet, Ciena

    Kevin Sheehan serves as Vice President of Global Operations for Ciena’s Blue Planet division. In this role Kevin is responsible for all sales, marketing, customer support, pre sales technical integration activities and business development. Kevin has over 25 years of award-winning experience leading high-performance cross-functional teams and building very successful product lines and early stage companies. Prior to the acquisition of Cyan, Kevin was General Manager of Ciena Agility where he was responsible for leading Ciena’s software business. Prior to this role Kevin was Vice President of Product Line Management for packet networking solutions at Ciena and was viewed as a key leader and strategist within one of Ciena’s fastest growing business segments.