Ciena's Adan Pope, Chief Information Technology Officer for Ciena Blue Planet, at the Layer 123 SDN NFV World Congress in 2018.

As network operators look to fully leverage the benefits of SDN and NFV, they are recognizing this will require a transformation of both their networks and operations. In this session, Adan will discuss a pragmatic strategy and vision for bridging the Network and IT/OSS worlds to enable greater levels of collaboration through intelligent automation, and accelerate the deployment of dynamic, virtualized services.