Anup ChangarothSenior Director, CTO & Strategic Business Development (Asia Pacific & Japan) at Ciena
Anup Changaroth is Senior Director, CTO & Strategic Business Development prime for Asia Pacific & Japan; responsible for driving Customer technology directions and building new business across Asia Pacific & Japan.
Prior to the current role, Anup was Ciena’s Asia Pacific Marketing prime responsible for both product portfolio marketing, as well analyst & media engagements. He has been involved in the communications field for over 25 years, since designing and building his own V.23 modem in the late ‘80s as a student.
Prior to Ciena’s acquisition of Nortel’s Metro Ethernet Networks division, Mr. Changaroth held various positions at Nortel, including leading regional Product Line Management for Nortel’s Carrier Data Products in Asia Pacific from 2003 till 2009, and the leading Solutions Marketing team for Nortel’s Local Internet division between 1997 to 2001, during which he was responsible for IP optimized “last mile” solutions to Service Providers, as well as spearheading Nortel’s Optical Ethernet marketing strategy across Asia Pacific between 2000 - 2001.
Prior to Nortel, Mr Changaroth held various positions at Motorola's Information Systems Group; the pioneers of analog transmissions systems and X.25 packet switching solutions. At Motorola Mr. Changaroth worked on the design of X.25 and Frame Relay access networks for the banking & financial sector and deployment of various analog transmission systems.
Mr. Changaroth holds an Honours Degree in Computer Systems Engineering from the City University, London; Marketing Management Diploma from Columbia University, USA; as well as a Diploma in Electronics Engineering from the Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore.
He is an active industry participant, holding voting membership positions at the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers, the Association for Computing Machinery, and the Audio Engineering Society