Packet Networking Summer Camp 2017

Live Webinars: July 25-Aug 3 | 11:00am ET

Registration is now open for Packet Networking Summer Camp

This year, we’re off to music camp. Whether you’re an experienced packet networking musician or learning for the first time, it’s time to grab your guitar, warm up those vocals, and prepare to rock with the packet networking experts. Our experienced professionals will share what’s new, next, and important to the world of packet networking.
Rock on.

Video killed the radio star. 5G transport to the rescue.
5G jam session: July 25
Specialist: Brian Lavallée

5G radios promise billions of videos. But they’re DOA if the transport network can’t manage the load. Learn how you can prepare your transport network now, so that you’re ready for the 5G radio star.

Wait a minute. Latency matters.
Latency jam session: July 27
Specialist: John Hawkins

What does low latency mean to you? Instant gratification? Supercomputer capacity? Fast-talking sales guy? Join this Q&A session with industry experts to learn the latest thinking on how latency effects the modern network.

Breaking up is hard to do. Moving on from TDM.
Services jam session: August 1
Specialist: Pamela Morgan

Let’s be honest. You need to let go of that TDM network. It’s just no longer a sustainable relationship. The sooner you stop making excuses and face reality, the sooner you’ll be on your way to a responsive, lower cost, sustainable packet network. Join this session to learn tips for moving forward.

Highway to the danger zone. 400G need for speed.
Carrier Ethernet jam session: August 3
Specialist: John Hawkins

The rhythm of the network is getting faster and faster with the consistent pulse moving from super highway to Mach 1. Hear an update on speed, standards, and services that work in harmony to deliver Carrier Ethernet.

All skill levels are welcome to join these 30-minute fast-paced sessions. Enroll now and learn a new tune.

Attend all four sessions and qualify for our fan club gift.

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.


    Pamela Morgan, Director, Services Marketing
    Pamela Morgan has responsibility for the positioning, sales and partner enablement, and promotion of the entire services portfolio.  She has over a decade of experience in Services Marketing with both hardware and software organizations, and most recently was the Director of Services Marketing at Juniper Networks. Previously, Pamela was a Vice President at Gartner in the Market and Business Strategies Consulting group and has spent much of her career advising high technology companies on marketing and communications strategy.