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More than you imagine possible

Scale your network capacity with speed and intelligence

Ciena | BT Connect

Our annual get together, but virtual.

BT's business challenges and opportunities addressed by Ciena’s innovations in optical, the new IP, automation apps, and legacy migration.

Monday 12 April, 2021, 15:00-17:30 BST

Blue Planet Selected by BT to Enhance End User Digital Experience for Global Customers

Ciena | BT: committed to keeping people connected

With new ideas, innovative tools, and creative people, we’re evolving BT’s transformation roadmap faster than ever — to deliver new kinds of experiences to end users.

More innovation. More services. More capacity.

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Resources

Digital transformation

Service orchestration and analytics: Moving from legacy systems to a digitally transformed network

Digital transformation of your business starts with Blue Planet

VNF lifecycle management with Blue Planet NFVO

Build your automation strategy on a solid inventory foundation

Driving digital transformation for service providers

Enhanced IP with Optical Solutions

With nearly 25 years of industry leadership, we support more than 1,300 of the world’s largest, most complex networks.  In addition, our teams provide consultative Go-To-Market support to our Managed Service Provider customers, helping enable sales teams and develop joint demand generation programs.  This partnership approach helps ensure our mutual success.

Meet the team

John Coyle

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Job Role at Ciena: Leads the BT account for Ciena, Hometown: Recently moved to Castewellan Co. Down after living in Crouch End in London & Wanborough in Wiltshire for 19 years. Hobbies: Football, Mountain Biking but mostly now running after my 4 kids. A great weekend is... watching my daughter play football, walking along the beach in Newcastle and going for a nice meal with my family.

Ian Rathmell

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Job Role at Ciena: Account Director, Hometown: Knottingley, West Yorkshire, Hobbies: Bird Watching, Playing Board Games, A great weekend is... a lay in (pre kids that meant until 10am, post kids anything after 7am is good), walk the dog, dinner with friends. Oh and a snooze in there somewhere.

Kenny Muir

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Role at Ciena: Responsible for new business development across the BT account, Hometown: Motherwell, Scotland, but I’ve been living in Wiltshire since 1998, Hobbies:  Coaching football, playing guitar, putting some ‘fun’ miles on my cars, A great weekend is… relaxing at home with the family, walking our Labradors, and reading/learning something new.

Darren Rooney

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Job Role at Ciena: Operations Director, Hometown: Ardglass, Co.Down, Hobbies: Golf, taxi service for my kids, going for walks around the Co.Down coast., A great weekend is... watching my son play for Glentoran FC, taking my daughter horse riding and a family dinner out.

Laura Martin Domenech

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Job Role at Ciena: Account Director, Hometown: Sabadell, Barcelona, Hobbies: Reading, running, spending time with friends. A great weekend is... a long run in the morning, a good meal, a siesta in my sofa, meeting friends or just stay home reading or watching a film.

Steve Black

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Job Role at Ciena: Senior Systems Engineer, Hometown: Wallasey, Merseyside, Hobbies: Family time, Golf, Football, Skiing, Running, Cycling, Caravan/Camping, A great weekend is... 18 Holes Early, Bike Ride with the Kids, Pub lunch, Liverpool FC winning the Champions League ( ok this is a specific weekend 26/5/18 to be exact !) A nice glass of wine. Or I could go skiing any day of the week. No time for sleeping.

Jon Romano

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Job Role at Ciena: Systems Engineering Manager, Hometown: Caterham, Surrey, Hobbies: Arsenal Football Club, trading the markets, bedroom deejaying, reading comic books (still).A great weekend is...Arsenal winning, the AV system at church holding up and time with the family.

Sean Oliver

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Job Role at Ciena: Senior Systems Engineer, Hometown: Harrow, Middlesex, Hobbies: Travel, Reading, Swim Dad which means: Swimming Official, Vocal Supporter, Financial Investor, Equipment Manager, Travel Coordinator & Chauffeur. A great weekend is... watching my son Swim, long walks with the dog and a nice Roast Dinner with the family to finish it off.

Alfonso Malaga

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Job Role at Ciena: Senior Systems Engineer, Hometown: Lima, Peru, Hobbies: All things music – going to concerts, playing the guitar/uke, learning the keyboard; and travelling every chance I get, A great weekend is... breakfast with pancakes, a sunny day strolling in Hampstead and having a glass of wine with friends.

Amanda Murray

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Job Role at Ciena: CSM for BT Technology, Hometown: Carlisle, Cumbria, Hobbies: Running, reading, going to gigs, finding new challenges, A great weekend is... being with Family & friends, either a chilled run, good food and relaxing at home with my dogs or non-stop weekend taking part in a running related challenge with good friends, making the most of every minute.

Nellie Zachari

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Role at Ciena: Senior marketing manager for BT and Openreach, Hometown: Athens, Greece. Moved to central London a few years ago—absolutely enjoying the best of both worlds, Hobbies: Skiing, tennis, all things outdoors, and spending time with my amazing nieces and nephews, A great weekend is... hitting the beach or a ski slope and finishing off the day with good wine, dear friends, and great laughs.

Kenny Vance

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Job Role at Ciena: Customer Service Manager for Openreach, Hometown: Lanarkshire, Scotland, Hobbies: Golf, Football, Cycling and Travel, A great weekend is... a round in the morning, Ibrox in the afternoon, dinner with friends in the evening and a Sunday spent relaxing with the family (all pending prior approval from my 10 year old daughter of course!).

Graeme Williams

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Job Role at Ciena: Customer Technical Advocate, Hometown: Deal, Kent, Hobbies: Golf, Football, Cycling and Travel, A great weekend is... Reading, playing guitar, travelling A great weekend is... relaxing with my wife and two Beagles. Catching up with friends and family or taking a stroll along the beach.

Sue Patel

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Job Role at Ciena: Project Manager for BT Technology, Hometown: Birmingham, Hobbies: I enjoy cooking , trips out shopping and a good holiday abroad, A great weekend is... when I get the opportunity to have a meal out and spend quality time with family and friends.

Amy Donnelly

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Job Role at Ciena: Customer Order Operations – Client Manager- EMEA, Hometown: Belfast, Hobbies: spending time with my friends and ever growing family, walking and swimming, A great weekend is... spending time with family in the mornings, enjoying our weekly fry-up then walks with the nieces and nephews and my doggie, then meeting up with friends later on in the day for lots of food and lots of drinks. Sunday is my lazy day.

Sibyl Miranda

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Job Role at Ciena: Associate systems engineer, Hometown: Lisbon,Portugal / Goa,India, Hobbies: I enjoy cooking and discovering new recipes ,travelling, trekking, teaching dance (salsa) and enthusiastic about music, A great weekend is... Going campaigning with my cousins and mates, spending the Sundays baking with family.

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