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OTN Speedwagon

Not your average garage band.

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 10 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.

Meet the Band

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Amanda Barkham

Executive Administrative Assistant
London, England
Vocals

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Bill Carr

Sales System Engineer
St. Louis, U.S.
Vocals, bass

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Isabel De Villota

Isabel De Villota

Account Manager, EMEA Eagle Team
London, England
Vocals

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Jim Delaney singing

Jim Delaney

Director, Americas Routing & Switching Solution Architecture
New York, U.S.
Trumpet, lead vocals, backup vocals

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Katie Felts

Sales Consultant
Atlanta, U.S.
Vocals

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Rick Shiflett

Sales Systems Engineer
Dallas, U.S.
Drums, vocals

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Francois Tessier

Leader, Materials Management
Ottawa, Canada
Keys

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Martin Heon

Martin Heon

Software Engineer, Blue Planet
Montreal, Canada
Guitar, vocals

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Ciena's John van Gulik on his motor bike

John van Gulik

Lead, IT Network Security
Ottawa, Canada
Trombone

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Fortune battle of the corporate bands guitar logo.
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