Greg Friesen is responsible for the development and introduction of Ciena’s converged packet optical and packet networking solutions including the 6500, Reconfigurable Line System, and Waveserver® products. He supports both Ciena’s terrestrial and submarine customers. Greg has 20 years of experience in senior product management roles, network design, planning, and engineering, including his most recent role at DragonWave where he served as Vice President of Product Management and Marketing, and sat on the Board of Directors for DragonWave HFCL India. Previously, Greg has held product management and network planning roles at Innovance Network and Nortel Networks. Greg has a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from University of Saskatchewan and holds four granted patents in the optical networking area.