Kevin Wade

Sr. Director and Product Marketing Team Leader, Ciena Blue Planet

Kevin Wade

Sr. Director and Product Marketing Team Leader, Ciena Blue Planet

Kevin Wade is Senior Director of Product Marketing within Ciena’s Blue Planet division. In this role, Kevin is responsible for leading the Blue Planet portfolio marketing team, as well as for driving the creation of programs to drive market awareness and market share for Ciena’s Blue Planet software suite.
Kevin has more than 20 years of experience with successful start-ups and public companies in the networking industry, targeting both the service provider and enterprise markets.  

Kevin joined Ciena through the Cyan acquisition, where he was responsible for the company’s product marketing and field marketing activities.


Before joining Cyan in 2012, Kevin was Sr. Director of Product Marketing with Force10/Turin (now Dell Force10) and also held product marketing positions with Ascend (now Alcatel-Lucent) and Cabletron (now Extreme Networks). 


An accomplished technology marketer, Kevin has presented at leading industry conferences including Supercomm, Comptel, and Cable-Tech Expo, and has published articles in trade magazines such as Data Center Knowledge and Lightwave. Kevin earned his Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Northern Arizona University in 1993