Speaker profile

Cengiz Alaettinoglu

Chief Technology Officer
Blue Planet, a Ciena company

Cengiz Alaettinoglu is the Chief Technology Officer of Blue Planet, a division of Ciena. In this role, he leads Blue Planet’s multi-layer network automation efforts and is responsible for the technical direction and architecture of the Blue Planet portfolio.

Before joining Ciena through the Packet Design acquisition, Cengiz was focused on real-time SDN analytics and orchestration applications that intelligently satisfied path and bandwidth demands and adapted their paths to changing network conditions using real-time analytics. His early experimental work, correlating network performance issues to routing protocol incidents, pioneered the creation of route analytics technology. Prior to Packet Design, Cengiz worked for USC’s Information Sciences Institute where he worked on the Routing Arbiter project. He was co-chair of the IETF’s Routing Policy System Working Group, has been published widely, and is a popular lecturer at industry events worldwide.

Cengiz holds a BS in Computer Engineering from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, and a MS and PhD in Computer Science from the University of Maryland.