Ciena has named Matt Versperman as its Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand.
He will be responsible for helping Ciena's customers and partners accommodate high-bandwidth applications and services, such as those needed for data centre interconnect (DCI), cloud-based services and the Internet of Things. He will also drive Ciena's OP network approach in the region to facilitate the transformation towards open, software-driven networks, which is demanded by cloud computing and network virtualisation trends.
Vesperman has more than 25 years of experience across a variety of disciplines within the IT&T industry, including working for more than 10 years with Nortel and previously with Ciena in 2010.
Before rejoining Ciena, Vesperman was most recently a senior account director at Ericsson. He was once the VP of sales at Openwave Mobility ,and has previously worked in engineering roles at Telstra, Alcatel-Lucent and Fujitsu.
"Matt has been at the forefront of innovation in this space for more than two decades, and his knowledge of the ongoing evolution of networks - from pipes that connected two locations into cloud-based, software defined architectures - makes him ideally suited to help service providers in the region transform capacity into capability," said said Anthony McLachlan, Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific at Ciena."
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