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The Foundation of the Self-Driving Network

Imagine if your network could scale and drive itself.

Cloud computing, network virtualization, HD video, and other high-bandwidth services are putting extra pressure on today’s networks, requiring them to scale and adjust in real time to surging and often unpredictable traffic demands.

But optical networks today are predominantly static and dependent on operator intervention and truck rolls for capacity and service changes. What if your network could independently adapt to application demands and adjust capacity across paths based on traffic requirements?

What if it could drive itself?

In this on-demand webinar, Ciena’s Rick Dodd, Chief of Open Architecture, and Joe Cumello, Vice President of Portfolio and Solutions Marketing, will reveal how you can gain new insights, efficiencies, and automation from your network:

  • Drive twice the capacity per wavelength and dramatically lower cost per bit
  • Match capacity to system margin across a broad range of applications with tunable bandwidth from 100G to 400G in 50G increments
  • Access unprecedented levels of network performance data that can be mined to build on-demand, programmable networks

Watch today and help usher in the future of networking—where IoT, machine learning, and massively disruptive on-demand services are born and deployed instantly.

Featured speakers:

    Rich Dodd

    Rick Dodd, Chief of Open Architecture

    Rick Dodd is currently Ciena’s Chief of Open Architecture. In this role, he is responsible for focusing on further defining, driving, and evangelizing Ciena’s OPn Network Architecture and Open Architecture principles and practices.

    Before rejoining Ciena in December 2010, Mr. Dodd served as both Vice President of Corporate Marketing and earlier as Vice President of Product Marketing for Infinera. Prior to Infinera, he was an Associate Partner at venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers, where he was focused on networking and semiconductor startups and played a key role in KPCB’s founding investment in Infinera.   Earlier, Mr. Dodd was Director of Strategic Marketing at Ciena, which he joined through the company’s acquisition of Lightera Networks, where he served as Director of Product Management.  At the start of his career, he was in product management at Cisco Systems and held engineering and sales roles at WilTel.

    Mr. Dodd holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Brown University and a M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

    Joe Cumello

    Joe Cumello, Vice President of Portfolio Marketing

    Joe Cumello is Vice President of Portfolio Marketing for Ciena. In this role he is responsible for portfolio and solutions marketing across the breadth of Ciena's software, hardware, and services products, as well as the company’s market intelligence and analyst relations activities. 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.