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NGON & DCI World
21 - 23 June 2022, Barcelona

Greg Friesen
Vice President of Product Management at Ciena


Greg Friesen is Vice President of Product Line Management at Ciena. He is responsible for the development and introduction of Ciena’s converged packet optical and packet networking solutions including the 6500, 8700, 5400, and Waveserver products. He supports both Ciena’s terrestrial and submarine customers.

Greg has 20 years of experience in senior product management roles, network design, planning, and engineering, including his most recent role at DragonWave where he served as Vice President of Product Management and Marketing, and sat on the Board of Directors for DragonWave HFCL India.  Previously, Greg has held product management and network planning roles at Innovance Network and Nortel Networks.  Greg has a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from University of Saskatchewan and holds 4 granted patents in the optical networking area.

Greg has authored numerous posts on LinkedIn, papers and magazine articles in publications including Microwave Journal, RCR Wireless, Converge Digest, AGL, Mobility Tech Zone, and has spoken at numerous industry conferences such as CTIA, 4G World, Small Cells World Forum, Small Cells America, Wireless Infrastructure, and Layer 123. Greg was the recipient of the 2011 Ottawa Business Journal Top 40 Under 40 Award.

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