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NGON & DCI World
21 - 23 June 2022, Barcelona

Dirk van den Borne
Director of Systems Engineering at Juniper Networks


Dirk van den Borne is a director of system engineering at Juniper Networks where he is leading the system engineering specialists for EMEA & CALA. Together with his team, he advises operators on network evolution strategy across routing, transport, data center, campus and security. He specializes himself in the convergence of IP/MPLS and transport, and how developments in optical integration, network timing, analytics and SDN control are shaping network architectures.

Dirk obtained his Ph.D. in optical communications from the Eindhoven University of Technology. He has spoken frequently at major industry events, authored and co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed journal and conference contributions and holds several patents on optical communication. He is based in Munich, Germany.

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Agenda Sessions

  • Panel Discussion: Are Optics Indispensable for 5G Networks?