Discover what’s possible

Visit us at OFC to learn how Ciena’s next-gen network solutions are changing the optical networking game—again. Redefine how you do business:

  • Dramatically improve transport economics with industry-leading WaveLogic coherent optics
  • Rapidly scale, self-configure, and self-optimize physical and virtualized network resources with Blue Planet® intelligent automation
  • Streamline the Adaptive Network™ journey with Adaptive IP™, a modular, open, and programmable IP solution

Meet with us to discuss your network’s potential and learn how you can make the Adaptive Network vision a reality. We’ve taken our Innovation Lab on the road so you can see Ciena’s solutions at work, including demos featuring the latest WaveLogic solutions, Blue Planet MCP controller, and Ciena Insights Service.

And join us for some of our key sessions:

Speaker Session Title Date & Time
Eric Maniloff, Systems Architect Will Coherent Optics Become a Reality for Intra-data Center Applications?
Sunday, March 3 -
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mike Frankel, Senior Director, Network Services and Technologies Optical Switching for Link Bandwidth Adaptation in Future Data-center Networks
Sunday, March 3 -
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
David Boertjes, Director, Systems Engineering Introduction to Flexible Photonic Networks
Monday, March 4 -
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Kim Roberts, Vice President, WaveLogic Science Nonlinear Mitigation Enabling Next Generation High-speed Optical Transport Beyond 100G
Monday, March 4 -
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Lyndon Ong, Principal, Advanced Architecture
Open Disaggregated Transport Network Monday, March 4 -
2:00 pm - TBD
Eric Maniloff, Systems Architect
400G and Beyond: Coherent Evolution to High-capacity Inter Data Center Links Monday, March 4 -
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Davika Seunarine, Software Engineer Simplifying Transport Network Operations with Declarative, Vendor-neutral Configuration Management Tuesday, March 5 -
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Ron Kline, Director, Market and Competitive Insights State of the Industry—Analyst Panel Tuesday, March 5 -
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Kim Roberts, Vice President, WaveLogic Science Market Projections for Wireline and Wireless Technologies to Support 5G Tuesday, March 5 -
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Kim Roberts, Vice President, WaveLogic Science
High Capacity, Long Distance Optical Transport: Challenges and Business Reality Tuesday, March 5 -
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Mike Frankel, Senior Director, Network Services and Technologies Flat, Highly Connected Optical Network for Data Centers Wednesday, March 6 -
9:45 am - 10:00 am
Loren Berg, Hardware Engineer Demystifying Transceiver and Line Characterization Metrics Wednesday, March 6 -
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Marc Lyonnais, Senior Advisor, External Research State of the Art and Best Practices for Optical Network Self Monitoring and Optimization Thursday, March 7 -
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Maurice O’Sullivan, Senior Director, System Engineering, and Charles Laperle, Optical System Designer Impact of Carrier-phase Estimation on Noise Transductions for Optical Performance Monitoring Thursday, March 7 -
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lyndon Ong Principal, Advanced Architecture (panelist) Panel: The Path to Open, Interoperable Optical Networking Thursday, March 7 -
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Lyndon Ong Principal, Advanced Architecture Optical Network Management Using Cognitive Systems — Reality or Hype? Thursday, March 7 -
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Lyndon Ong Principal, Advanced Architecture (panelist) Panel: Network Infrastructure Virtualization and Network Slicing—Continued Thursday, March 7 -
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Location
San Diego Convention Center
111 W Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101