Ciena’s got its own rock band: OTN Speedwagon. And this ain’t your average garage band. These guys can play any style of music with ease. If it weren’t for their day jobs, they’d probably be touring the world. Whether they’re packing the dance floor at employee, partner, or customer events, you can count on hours of fun and… only a mild case of tinnitus.
What do the 11 members of OTN Speedwagon have in common? Disparate backgrounds, careers in telecommunications, a love of music, and a ton of talent. Apparently that’s a perfect recipe for rockin’ success: In 2013 they won the 2013 FORTUNE Battle of the Corporate Bands, held at Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Hand-picked from three countries, Ciena's resident rockers all serve different roles within the company. Want to know more about these medaled musicians and the history of OTN Speedwagon? Check out the bios, videos, and photos below, or go behind the scenes.