Karissa Bowen of Digital Promise joins the podcast to share her experience working on the Ciena Solutions Challenge.
Udayan Care’s Managing Trustee Dr. Kiran Modi joins Ciena International’s Internal Comms Lead, Shreya Chakraborty to discuss the untapped potential of India’s youth and what can be done to ensure they are ready for the digital economy of the future.
Matt Hayes, Highline’s Chief Technology Officer, joins Ciena’s Kevin Sheehan to discuss how RSPs are addressing the digital divide in the U.S., operational excellence, and the disruptive power of technologies like generative AI.
TELUS’ Head of Sustainability and Environment, Geoff Pegg joins Ciena’s Beth Hunter to discuss the growing importance of greener, energy-efficient networks and steps leaders like TELUS are taking to get there.
With once-in-a-generation broadband investments and the promise of a digital future for all, now is the time to rethink residential networks. Hear a panel of technology leaders from JSI and Ciena discuss the opportunities and challenges.
Join Spark Skinny Jump’s Lead, Martin La’a and Ciena’s Director for ESG, Beth Hunter as they discuss the “Cost of Living” crisis in New Zealand and how Ciena and Spark are collaborating to provide students with free broadband.
Lumen’s CTO Andrew Dugan joins Ciena’s Steve Alexander to talk about Lumen’s latest network updates and ways the operator is helping enterprises modernize their network infrastructure to enable a better digital experience.
Tune in to hear guests from the U.S. Department of Energy and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory discuss ESnet6 -- the newest generation of the DOE’s high-performance network that fuels scientific research and discovery.
Without submarine networks, the internet and international communications as we know them simply wouldn’t exist. Join submarine experts Ed McCormack and Brian Lavallée for a discussion on the industry’s last quarter century – and where it’s headed.
800G and beyond, 5G, Greener Network solutions and Submarine buildouts. Host Bo Gowan talks with Ciena CTO Steve Alexander, and Submarine/5G expert Brian Lavallée about the key tech trends and predictions that will shape the industry in 2023.
Another year in the books! Tune in as Bo Gowan highlights our top 5 episodes of 2022.
Service providers are working to reduce carbon emissions while also meeting connectivity demands. euNetworks’ Tetyana Mozhayeva, Sr. Director of Sustainability and Ciena’s Beth Hunter, Director of ESG discuss ways to create more sustainable networks.
This podcast features excerpts from three previous episodes featuring rural electric co-op, Cullman Electric; tech futurist, Shivvy Jervis; and STEM evangelist from Academy Achievers, Paulette Watson.
How are network operators coping with the big bandwidth binge? Listen in as Omdia analyst Jaimie Lenderman and INCA’s Rob Leenderts examine new approaches to fiber broadband rollouts and the benefits of converged networking.
Australia is supported by cloud regions run by global hyperscalers and local datacentre providers such as NEXTDC. Tune in to this podcast to hear insights from NEXTDC on this cloud-dense market and how it’s set to evolve.
800G speeds across distances over 1100 kilometers? Tune into this podcast to hear how Altibox Carrier and Ciena set this world record and also how green energy could help Norway be the next big data center hub.
Zayo’s Ginna Raahauge joins Ciena’s Craig Williams to discuss challenges and opportunities presented by digital transformation, strategies companies can take to support a hybrid workforce, and new collaboration tools like the metaverse, VR/AR and more.
Can you separate fact from fiction when it comes to data centers? Join special guest Frank Scalzo, GM of Network Strategy and Services at Iron Mountain, as he plays mythbuster. And find out why data center interconnection is a hot topic currently.
Join Ed Knapp, American Tower’s CTO, and Jürgen Hatheier of Ciena as they discuss the wireless innovations—things like private 5G, edge cloud and neutral host—that hold promise to make our lives easier, more productive and safer.
Paulette Watson, Founder and Managing Director of Academy Achievers, joins the podcast to discuss the importance of creating learning opportunities to help inspire students in STEM.
Join host Bo Gowan as he recaps our 5 most listened to episodes of 2021.
2021 was a year full of big tech developments. Tune in as Steve Alexander, Jürgen Hatheier, and Craig Williams review the biggest digital transformation trends in 2021 and what they expect to see in 2022.
On this Ciena podcast hear Zayo’s Dennis Kyle and Ciena’s Steve Alexander discuss the current state of digital transformation, AI, 5G, cloud infrastructure and the role of the network edge
In this episode, Ciena leaders discuss the next generation of metro and edge networks and how to transform metro access and aggregation networks in the face of market and business drivers like IoT, 5G, automation, and IP/optical convergence.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) isn’t new to networks but with 5G rolling out, it’s playing a critical role in how networks process surging amounts of data. Colt’s Francesca Serravalle discusses the future impact of AI.
What role do cooperative utility companies play in extending broadband to rural communities? Cullman Electric Cooperative’s Mark Freeman shares anecdotes from the perspective of a co-op utility in Northern Alabama.
Spark New Zealand’s Jan Jager, Principal Solution Architect joins Ciena’s Dave Boertjes and Matt Syme to discuss how software can drive network efficiencies and ensure connectivity even during unexpected events, fiber cuts or natural disasters.
In this episode, Andy Bonillo, Ciena’s Chief Information Security Officer, and Marc Goodman, Global Security Advisor and futurist, discuss ways businesses can protect their network from new cyber threats as more people work remotely.
The digital divide is a global concern that has a direct impact on humanity and global economies. Join Ciena’s Chief Technology Officer, Steve Alexander, and Human Potential Expert and Futurist, Shivvy Jervis, as they discuss the digital divide and how we can work to close the gap.
Algonquin College President & CEO Claude Brulé and Dr. Wahab Almuhtadi join Ciena's Rod Wilson to discuss ways the cutting-edge optical training lab is helping to develop future IT grads with hands-on networking experience.
In this episode, Unitas‘ Mary Stanhope joins Loudon Blair to discuss the surge in telehealth services and how current networks and cloud infrastructures are adapting to power telemedicine and virtual and augmented reality applications.
How do you build resiliency in today’s highly connected and digital everything world? Tune in to hear tips from Vodafone and IDC in this special episode.
Host Rebecca Prudhomme talks with Steve Alexander, Ciena's CTO and Joe Madden from Mobile Experts about Covid-19’s impact on the network, 5G and Edge Cloud.
Join Interxion’s Mike Hollands and Ciena’s Colin Wallace as they discuss the symbiotic relationship between data centers and submarine networks and how route diversity and resiliency improve the connectivity experience.
Hear insights from some of our most popular podcast guests from over the past 3 years.
SDN pioneer and MEF advisor Dan Pitt discusses the rapidly evolving digital economy, the services driving it and how the edge is emerging as the new battleground.
CDOT’s Bob Fifer and John Williams share what network requirements are needed to maintain the 28 billion miles of annual vehicle travel on Colorado’s roadways and make them safer for not only future travelers but wildlife as well.
Vocus Group CTO Vic McClelland joins Blue Planet’s Kailem Anderson and Arista’s Ken Kiser to discuss how the company has transformed its network to meet customer demands in today’s digital-first world.
Aqua Comms CEO Nigel Bayliff joins Ciena’s Ian Clarke to discuss myths and misconceptions of more than 150 years of submarine cables and look to the future of what’s to come.
Tune in to hear 5G Americas’ Chris Pearson and Ciena’s Brian Lavallée discuss real-life 5G business use cases for several industries including healthcare, gaming, and utilities.
Ciena’s CTO Steve Alexander discusses key trends shaping networks in 2020 and beyond, including 5G, edge computing, and AI.
From understanding how lightning strikes to keeping a watchful eye on Channel Island’s Bald Eagles, Internet2’s network powers real scientific innovation and advances research and discovery. In this episode, Ciena’s Rod Wilson and his long-time colleagues Rob Vietzke and Chris Wilkinson from Internet2 discuss the future of R&E networks and reminisce about some of their favorite milestones and technology firsts from the last two decades including deploying the first trans-Atlantic 100G link to powering the 2019 SC Conference with 400G connectivity.
Japan is known for always being on the cusp of the most advanced technologies and innovations. The country is taking bold steps to drive 5G, Artificial Intelligence, and Internet of Things initiatives that will greatly impact the lives of consumers and businesses alike. From new ways of broadcasting sumo wrestling to navigating the supply chain of Japan’s agriculture, Ciena’s Rick Seeto discusses ways Japan is paving the way for our next digital frontier.
Special guest Matt Senderhauf, CoreSite’s director of product management, joins Kailem Anderson, Blue Planet’s VP of portfolio engineering, to discuss the cloud, barriers data center operators face, and how automation is key in today’s multi-cloud era.
Tune in to hear from special guest Craig Levine, ESL’s Global Chief Strategy Officer, along with Ciena’s Steve Alexander and Joe Cumello as they discuss the explosive growth in the gaming and esports industries and how the network plays a key role in creating an immersive and entertaining experience.
Ciena’s CIO discusses Digital Transformation, change management and ways businesses can successfully roll-out new tools to improve employee adoption and collaboration.
In this episode, Pierre Boucher from ENCQOR and Ciena’s Brian Lavallée discuss how 5G is becoming a reality more and more every day, from making museum exhibits more interactive to controlling mining equipment remotely.
In this episode, Southern Cross’ Craige Sloots talks about the latest advancements on its NEXT submarine cable network. And, Ciena experts Ian Clarke, Darwin Evans, and Brian Lavallée discuss some of the latest drivers impacting the submarine market.
Ciena’s Michael Hubbard, Dave Doucet, and Melissa Trezise share why they became optical and software engineers, what keeps them motivated and how they’re helping today’s networks to adapt and keep the world connected.
Scott McFeely and Dino DiPerna take listeners behind-the-scenes on Ciena’s latest technology breakthrough – WaveLogic 5 – that will continue to redefine the possibilities of today’s networks with programmable 800G and footprint-optimized solutions.
Ciena’s Chief Technology Officer, Steve Alexander, shares his thoughts on some of the key technologies on the horizon like 5G, Artificial Intelligence, Data Center Interconnect and Blockchain. We also take a brief look back at some of our predictions from 2018 and years prior.
Mark Stevens, Ciena’s Director of CSR provides an overview of the Ciena CARES community outreach program. Also, Sondra Smith, Director of CSR for CenturyLink, joins as a special guest to share recent benevolent activities lead by the organization.
Tune into this podcast to hear from Ciena’s Kailem Anderson as he discusses how AI makes it possible for an autonomous network to configure, monitor and maintain itself independently.
Channa Seneviratne, Telstra’s Executive Director Wireless & Infrastructure Engineering, David Cooper, Ericsson’s Head of Network Solutions for Australia & New Zealand join Ciena’s Anup Changaroth, CTO for the Asia-Pacific region.
Rick Seeto discusses some of the latest industry trends and Ciena’s continued success across the Asia-Pacific region, including new hires and a new office in Japan.
Ciena’s CIO Craig Williams discusses ways that IT professionals can play a more prominent role in today’s rapidly changing work environment where businesses rely more heavily on the cloud, all-the-time/anytime collaboration tools, artificial intelligence and automation.
India’s telecom market is seeing tremendous growth, as mobile subscribership continues to skyrocket and the Indian government undertakes initiatives to improve broadband connectivity for its citizens. Join Ciena’s Ryan Perera and Dimple Amin as they shed light on the company’s activity in one of the world’s most innovative and fastest growing markets.
Ciena’s Chip Redden, Rebecca Prudhomme, and ACG Research’s Tim Doiron discuss the results of a recent survey that highlights what motivates service providers across the globe to adapt their networks to be more intelligent, flexible and automated.
Glenn Wellbrock, Verizon's director of optical transport planning, and Ciena's Kevin Sheehan discuss the goals and challenges with Verizon's initiative to consolidate and operate a single seamless network infrastructure with their One Network initiative.
Ciena’s Rebecca Prudhomme discusses the Adaptive Network—Ciena’s vision for giving network providers the intelligence, agility, and control needed to support growing user demands coming from virtual reality, Internet of Things and more. Also, tune in to hear the buzz surrounding 5G at Mobile World Congress.
2018 has only just begun, but what trends will unfold the rest of the year? We circle the globe asking some of our experts about the key technologies operators might expect to take center stage this year, if any technologies from 2017 will continue to pose challenges and most importantly how we can prepare the network for what’s coming.
Ciena’s Loudon Blair reflects on the evolving retail landscape and what’s required from a networking perspective for businesses to answer the call of the always-on, instant gratification economy.
2017 marks Ciena’s 25th anniversary – November 8 to be exact. In this episode, veteran telecom reporter Carol Wilson speaks with Gary Smith, Ciena’s long-time CEO; Steve Alexander, Ciena’s CTO, and Steve Chaddick, one of the company’s co-founders, about Ciena’s history and plans for the future.
These days, many prominent businesses have reported being victims of high-profile hacks from the financial sector to Internet search engines. This is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and now couldn’t be a better time for a refresher course on the threats to today’s infrastructure as well as the importance of a holistic security program.
Contrary to popular belief, satellites account for a miniscule part of keeping the world connected. Submarine networks do the heavy lifting—all from the depths of the ocean floors.
Today, we’re talking about digital education in general – how schools can provide it, the tech investments they need to make to support it, and how to find available public and private resources to fund the investments, including E-Rate.
Nothing demonstrates our dependence on mobile connectivity quite like the long summer vacation from school. How else are parents going to entertain angst kids on the long trip to grandma’s house?