Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Online
Starts at 11:00 AM · Ends at 12:00 PM, EDT (America/New_York)
- Adan K. Pope
Chief Information Technology Officer at CienaAdan Pope is currently Chief Information Technology Officer for Ciena. Adan is responsible for the overall vision and technology strategy for the software and solutions business encompassing Ciena's software platforms and delivery practices. He works with the Software and Services leadership team as well as the CTO team to drive industry-leading technology and value leadership and spearheads Ciena’s strategic engagement with key customers, partners, and other external stakeholders. Prior to transitioning into his current role, he was Chief Industry Architect for Ciena’s office of the Chief Technology Officer. Prior to joining Ciena, he held a number of senior positions at Ericsson including Vice President of Technology and CTO Support Solutions and head of portfolio management and strategy for the multimedia business unit. Mr. Pope also held senior leadership roles at Telcordia Technologies, Tellabs, Amdocs, and ShopperTrak. He is a member of DeVry University’s Engineering and Information Sciences Advisory Council. He received an MBA ands Masters of Science in Computer Science from North Central College where he was recognized as Outstanding Graduate Student of his class.
- James Crawshaw
Senior Analyst – OSS/BSS Transformation at Heavy ReadingJames leads Heavy Reading's OSS/BSS research service. He examines the breadth of software used by communications service providers in customer, business, service and infrastructure management. James's areas of focus include BSS, OSS, SDP, policy management, revenue assurance, service assurance, analytics and business intelligence. He is particularly interested in the impact of SDN and NFV on operator's IT systems. Prior to joining Heavy Reading, James worked for more than 15 years as an analyst covering technology and telecom companies for various investment banks and industry research firms. He previously worked as a management consultant in industry. James holds a BSc and MEng in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manchester, England.