Liquid Spectrum for an On-demand World

Webinar date and time: Wednesday, March 15 | 8am PDT, 11am EDT, 3pm GMT

‘On-demand’ demands a lot from your optical network—more than it’s been capable of delivering. Until now.

Today, we unveiled our vision for helping you meet this challenge: Software-defined optical, delivered by Ciena’s Liquid Spectrum.

In just a few short hours, we’ll share more detail in a webinar at 8am PDT, 11am EDT, 3pm GMT.

Join Ciena’s Steve Alexander, CTO; Joe Cumello, Vice President and Head of Global Marketing; and Helen Xenos, Director of Optical Portfolio Marketing for an interactive discussion on how to reimagine your optical network and provide the agility, scale, simplicity, and choice required to deliver incredible customer experiences in an on-demand world.

Featured speakers:


    Stephen B. Alexander, SVP and Chief Technology Officer

    Steve Alexander is currently Ciena’s Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. He 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. He is an IEEE Fellow, was ranked by at #1 in their listing of top CTOs for 2012/2013, and was the recipient of the IEEE Communications Society Industrial Innovation Award in 2012. He has been granted 21 patents and has authored a text on Optical Communication Receiver Design as well as numerous conference presentations and journal articles.


    Joe Cumello, VP and Head of Global Marketing

    Joe Cumello is Vice President of Global Marketing for Ciena where he oversees all global marketing and communications activities of the company. Joe works across the organization to bring solutions to market, position Ciena innovations with customers, and provide the content and strategy sales requires for successful outcomes. Joe has over 20 years of marketing experience in the networking space having worked with both start-ups and large brands in the telecom equipment market. He joined Ciena in 2015 through the Cyan acquisition where he was Cyan’s CMO. Prior to that, Joe was Vice President of marketing at Sidera Networks, a major provider of fiber-based communications services to large enterprises, data centers, and carriers.


    Helen Xenos, Director of Product and Technology Marketing

    Helen Xenos currently serves as a Director of Product and Technology Marketing at Ciena Corporation. She is responsible for introducing Ciena’s converged packet optical transport solutions and technologies to the market, including Ciena’s industry leading WaveLogic high-capacity coherent DWDM solutions to both internal and external audiences. In Ms. Xenos’ 21 years in the telecommunications industry she has held a variety of positions that have included product management for the optical and packet optical portfolio, customer program management, systems engineering and manufacturing test engineering. Ms. Xenos joined Ciena from the Nortel Networks' Metro Ethernet Networks (MEN) acquisition.