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Ciena hires David Tomalin as EMEA CTO

Ciena
Thursday 11 April 13

Ciena Corporation, the network specialist, today announced the appointment of David Tomalin as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Mr. Tomalin is based at Ciena’s EMEA headquarters in London with responsibility for aligning Ciena’s product portfolio to the business challenges and opportunities of customers in the region…

Ciena Corporation, the network specialist, today announced the appointment of David Tomalin as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Mr. Tomalin is based at Ciena’s EMEA headquarters in London with responsibility for aligning Ciena’s product portfolio to the business challenges and opportunities of customers in the region.

David brings valuable experience to Ciena from his senior technology positions at European service providers. Prior to joining Ciena, he served as CTO at bandwidth infrastructure provider euNetworks Group Limited, where he was responsible for technology selection, platform lifecycle and network integration. Before euNetworks, he worked for Level 3 Communications as Director of Engineering in Europe - delivering IP, Transport and CDN networks. The role included platform selection for Level 3 Transatlantic cables, growing the company’s European network to more than 15 countries and supporting a range of acquisitions.

John-Paul Hemingway, Ciena’s EMEA Vice President and General Manager, commented on David’s appointment: “The explosive growth of high-content applications is driving the need for a smarter, more application-aware network solution for our market, placing significant pressure on the region’s service providers and enterprises to evolve networks with greater scalability, programmability and cost-efficiency. We are very pleased to add David’s extensive experience and insight of the EMEA service provider market to the Ciena team, which will certainly help drive Ciena’s continued success in the region.”

David Tomalin, Ciena’s EMEA CTO: “Ciena’s deep expertise in packet-optical networking and software automation as well as an ongoing commitment to developing next-generation network architectures, reflected in the OPn vision, enables us to work closely with end customers to design future-proof networks that address their specific business challenges and allow them to create tailored services. I am delighted to join the Ciena team and partner with our service provider customers. Together, we will bring new services to market that meet the requirements of specific vertical segments.”

David holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics with Space Systems & Technology from the University of Kent.


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