Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) experts will be on hand to discuss the evolution of undersea network ecosystems at Submarine Networks World 2018 in Singapore, taking place September 24-26.  The company will host master class sessions and participate in panel discussions regarding the dynamic changes taking place in the industry, and how subsea cable operators can leverage new innovations to meet customer demands.

Attendees can also visit Ciena’s booth (Hall 404, Booth 4) and learn more about Waveserver Ai, which delivers scale and power efficiency for data center interconnect applications, and GeoMesh Extreme, which leverages both submarine and terrestrial technologies that enable operators to offer highly differentiated subsea connectivity services.

A full list of all Ciena’s speaking sessions can be found below.

Master Class Sessions:

Monday, September 24

  • 1:30 p.m. SGT – Brian Lavallée, Senior Director of Portfolio Solutions, will host a session: Are You Ready for the Adaptive Submarine Network?
  • 2:15 p.m. SGT – Alice Shelton, Senior Consultant of Global Submarine Sales, will host a session: The Foundation of Submarine Networks.
  • 3:30 p.m. SGT – Darwin Evans, Product Line Manager of Submarine Systems, will host a session: Riding the Technology Innovation Wave.
  • 4:15 p.m. SGT – Richard Norris, Senior Director of Global Submarine System Engineering, will host a session: The Virtual Future is Very Real.

Keynote and Panel Sessions:

Tuesday, September 25

  • 9:20 a.m. SGT Steve Alexander, Chief Technology Officer, will participate in a keynote panel: Looking Towards the Future of the Subsea Cable Industry.
  • 10:20 a.m. SGT – Steve Alexander, Chief Technology Officer, will participate in a keynote presentation: Virtual Fiber Pairs is the Answer.

Wednesday, September 26

  • 9:40 a.m. SGT – Steve Alexander, Chief Technology Officer, will participate in a keynote panel: Building the Networks of Tomorrow.
  • 11:45 a.m. SGT – Ian Clarke, Senior Director of Global Submarine Sales, will participate in a keynote panel: Assessing the Upgrades Market in a Data-Driven Future.

About Ciena
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