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NGON & DCI World
Côte d'Azur, France

Andreas Hegers
VP IP Optical Center of Excellence EMEA at Ribbon


Andreas Hegers has 25 years of telecoms experience in Service Provider Critical Infrastructures and Enterprise markets and has served in various sales, marketing and business development roles at leading vendors. He combines his managerial and strategic skills with a wide solution knowledge, resulting in a deep understanding of the overall market dynamics. 

Mr. Hegers is currently in charge of leading the IP Optical Center of Excellence EMEA at Ribbon Communications, with responsibility for Business Development, Sales Engineering and Network Architecture. Before he was running Business Development & Channels for EMEA & APAC. At ECI, before the acquisition, he was leading Business Development, Marketing and Channel, after joining the company in 2013. Mr. Hegers also served as the Director of Market Development NGN Architectures at Ciena on the EMEA Strategic Transformation Team, and held a variety of leadership positions in market development as well as sales and architecture at Nortel in the Metro Ethernet Networks division. Before joining Nortel in 2001, he was the Director of Account Management, national and international carriers, at Alcatel in Germany.

Agenda Sessions

  • Open Optical Networking and Disaggregation – A Requirement?