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Mike Heffner joined ADVA Optical Networking in January, 2016 as part of ADVA’s acquisition of Overture Networks. Mike serves as the Vice President of Product Line Management for ADVA’s Ensemble software business unit. In this role, Mike is responsible for defining ADVA’s NFV and SDN product strategy through direct engagement with customers and industry analysts. In addition to managing the product strategy, Mike is also responsible for driving ADVA’s NFV/SDN and Analytics solution architecture, partner ecosystem and open source engagement strategy.
Mike’s 23+ year telecom career spans roles in R&D, solutions engineering, product management and product marketing at a variety of companies including Overture Networks, Oracle, Tekelec, Tektronix, Nortel and Motorola.