Packet Networking Summer Camp 2018—Space Camp

You’re never too old to attend Space Camp. Join Ciena’s rocket scientist network specialists for an interactive mission to explore where no network has gone before. You’ll benefit from our laser-focused experience—giving you what it takes to plan, build, transform, and jet-propel your network into the final frontier.

Webinar Date: July 24
Mission: Ground Control: Understand Spine Leaf Network Architecture
Spine Leaf is the latest trend in network topology. This beginners guide offers what you need to know—the pros and cons—so you can build a new network topology that is out of this world.
Captain Wayne Hickey

Webinar Date: July 26
Mission: Let the Countdown Begin with Time-Sensitive Networking
Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) is an emerging technology targeted at use cases that are beyond our orbit. Join us for an overview of this new packet-based technology, how it works, and where it’ll be used. Time to blast off with TSN.
Payload Specialist Brian Lavallee

Webinar Date: July 31
Mission: Exploration Unknown: Lifecycle Service Orchestration
The MEF has been exploring the cosmos, seeking to understand and create standards to support Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO). In this session, we defy gravity by sharing what you need to know to accomplish your mission.
Commander John Hawkins

Webinar Date: August 2
Mission: Explore a Galaxy Far, Far Away: Ask the Flight Crew
Lightening round Q&A panel discussion. Our specialists answer a series of rapid-fire questions on market trends and technology, including:
• Is SDN/NFV a trend or hype?
• Are white boxes really white? What’s really inside the box?
• Open source, crowd source, standardized. What’s the best approach?
Captain Wayne Hickey, Payload Specialist Brian Lavallee, Commander John Hawkins.  

Suit up and attend all four webinar missions to receive a collectable T-shirt.

Train like an astronaut. Register for Packet Networking Summer Camp today!

Featured speakers:

    John Hawkins

    John Hawkins, Senior Advisor for Product and Technical Marketing
    As a network specialist, John supports the company’s Packet Networking portfolio. Joining Ciena in 2009, John has held positions in business development and product management functions. He led the business development and promotion of Ciena’s E-Suite family of packet products.

    Prior to joining Ciena, John was with Nortel Networks where he was responsible for Carrier Ethernet product management. His projects included a number of innovative technology building blocks within Nortel’s Optical Ethernet portfolio. John began his career at GE as an IC designer, and later product manager in the Aerospace Division.

    With over 25 years of technical experience, John is a frequent contributor to the Metro Ethernet Forum and sought after industry speaker. John holds a BSEE degree from North Carolina State, an MS in Telecommunications from Southern Methodist University, as well as an MBA from Duke University


    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
    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. He has a Diploma in Electronic Engineering Technology and has 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 him on Twitter at @wahcak or on LinkedIn.