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Fernando Villarruel is the Chief Architect for Ciena’s MSO Practice, where he has responsibility for developing the company’s long-term vision of cable access networking, including all Layer 0-3 activities, and leading the transition to the automated Ethernet/IP networks needed to build out Distributed Access Architectures.
An industry veteran, Fernando has delivered impactful solutions to the MSO industry for more than 18 years, including fundamental contributions to linear access networks at Scientific-Atlanta and distributed access technologies at Cisco.
Fernando received two Bachelor of Science degrees in both Mathematics and Physics from California State University, and a Master of Science degree in Physics from the University of Chicago.