Anup Changaroth is Senior Director for Strategic Business Development and APJ Chief Technology Officer at Ciena, where he is responsible for driving new business growth across the region, as well as leading the regional core engineering operations and Chief Technology Office teams for Ciena’s solutions.
Previously, Anup was Ciena’s Director of Asia Pacific Marketing, responsible for product portfolio marketing, as well analyst and media engagements. He has been involved in the telecommunications field for over 25 years, since designing and building his own V.23 modem in the late ‘80s as a student.
Prior to Ciena’s acquisition of Nortel’s Metro Ethernet Networks division, Anup led various teams at Nortel Asia Pacific, including regional product line management for Nortel’s Carrier Data Products, the solutions marketing team for Nortel’s Local Internet division, and Nortel’s optical Ethernet marketing strategy across the region. Prior to Nortel, Anup held several positions at Motorola's Information Systems Group.
Anup holds an Honours Degree in Computer Systems Engineering from the City University, London; a Marketing Management Diploma from Columbia University, U.S.; as well as a Diploma in Electronics Engineering from the Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore.
He is an active industry participant, holding voting membership positions at the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers, the Association for Computing Machinery, and the Audio Engineering Society.