Adan Pope is Chief Information Technology Officer, where he is responsible for the overall vision and technology strategy for Ciena’s software platforms and delivery practices. He works with Ciena’s leadership team to drive industry-leading technology and spearheads Ciena’s strategic engagement with key customers, partners, and other external stakeholders.
Prior to joining Ciena, Adan held several senior positions at Ericsson, including Vice President of Technology and CTO Support Solutions and head of portfolio management and strategy for the multimedia business unit. Additional roles Mr. Pope’s held include the CTO/CSO role for Telcordia, CTO/BU head for Amdocs, Head of research for Cramer systems, and senior technical and leadership roles at AT&T Bell Labs, Tellabs, and ShopperTrak.
Mr. Pope holds both an MBA and a Master of Science in Computer Science from North Central College.