2019 Packet Networking Summer Webinar Series

2019 is a year of change for service provider networks. It’s time to update, modernize, and usher in new approaches and concepts.  This year, Ciena’s Packet Networking Summer Webinar Series offers a serious look at how you can take your network to new heights so that it’s ready for 5G, IoT, or anything else users want to transport. Whether you’re an experienced or new networker, this series of fast paced, 30-minute Webinars has something for you. Our experienced professionals will share what’s new and important to the world of packet networking. 

Title: Evolutionize: How Will Adaptive IP™ Change Your IP Networks?
Date: June 18
Abstract: IP technology is the industry choice for new applications. But new use cases require IP protocols closer to the network edge, dramatically increasing the number of IP nodes. Learn how Ciena’s Adaptive IP can efficiently grow the IP network while eliminating complexity.
Speaker: Vini Santos, Senior Advisor Portfolio Marketing

Title: Network Modernization: Understanding Circuit and Pseudowire Emulation
Date: June 20
Abstract: Many network providers still wonder what to do with their aging circuit-switched networks. Join us for an overview of circuit and pseudowire emulation and how to transport private line service over a packet-based network. 
Speaker: Wayne Hickey, Advisor Portfolio Marketing

Title: Beyond 100GbE: The Critical Role of Coherent Optics and Packet
Date: June 25
Abstract: Today’s network edge is once again being redefined. Join us to see how coherent optics and packet technologies help extend 100G and beyond.
Speaker: Wayne Hickey, Advisor Portfolio Marketing

Title: Evolutionize: Adaptive IP for Segment Routing Applications
Date: June 27
Abstract: This webinar will explore how Ciena’s Adaptive IP leverages centralized Segment Routing to evolve the network and make it more scalable, efficient, simplified, and cost-effective. 
Speaker: Vini Santos, Senior Advisor Portfolio Marketing

Our moderator, Brian Lavallee, Senior Director Portfolio Solutions, is always ready for questions. So bring on the questions, we’ll have plenty of time to share answers.

Featured speakers:

    Vini Santos

    Vini Santos, Senior Advisor Portfolio Marketing

    Vini Santos is a Portfolio Solution Advisor, responsible for introducing Ciena’s Packet Network solutions to market, including Ciena’s Adaptive IP capabilities that address evolving end-user network service requirements.

    Since joining Ciena in 2014, Vini has held numerous roles including Marketing leader for the Latin American region and worked also as a Global Market Development Consultant, where he specialized in segments including Research and High Education (R&E), Content Delivery, Media and Internet industries. Vini has more than 20 years of experience with companies including Nokia, and Oi in areas of planning, operations, sales and pre-sales, marketing intelligence and consulting. 

    Vini received a bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications Engineering from PontificalCatholic University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil and earned a Master of Business Administration from Fundação Getulio Vargas in Brazil. 


    Brian Lavallée, Senior Director, Portfolio Marketing

    Brian Lavallée is the Director of Solutions Marketing with global responsibility for Ciena’s packet and submarine networking solutions.

    Brian has over 20 years of telecommunications experience with previous roles in Product Line Management, Systems Engineering, Research & Development, and Manufacturing. During his career, he has worked in various areas of optical networking including access, metro, regional, long-haul, and submarine networks.

    He holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from Concordia University and an MBA in Marketing from McGill University, both located in Montréal, Québec, Canada.


    Wayne Hickey, Advisor Portfolio Marketing

    Wayne Hickey is part of Ciena’s Packet Portfolio team, and has worked for several hi-tech telecommunications companies including ECI Telecom, APCON, Overture, and Cisco Systems, building and selling solutions to all market segments. Wayne has held senior level positions in product management and marketing of software and hardware of Ethernet switches, Ethernet Access Devices, Metro, and Optical Ethernet equipment, has a Diploma in Electronic Engineering Technology and lived in the Dallas area for the past 16 years. Prior to that Wayne worked for Aliant Inc. (now Bell Aliant) building telecommunications networks. You can find in on Twitter at @wahcak or on LinkedIn.