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Jürgen Hatheier named Ciena CTO

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Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) has announced that Jürgen Hatheier is to take on the role of CTO and VP of strategic sales for the EMEA region, with specific focus on 5G, FTTx and the Internet of Things.

Calling him a “transformational technology leader”, Ciena said Hatheier will leverage more than 20 years of telecommunications experience in software, hardware and network operations, to lead teams focused on helping customers to adapt to new technologies.

“We pride ourselves on attracting and retaining the best talent in the industry. At a time of uncertainty and unprecedented network demands, Jürgen’s experience, drive and industry knowledge make him a great fit for this vitally important role for our customers in the EMEA region,” said Jamie Jefferies, VP and general manager, EMEA, Ciena.

Hatheier has previously held leadership positions at Pacific Broadband Networks, ARRIS Group and Technetix, where he served tier-1 network operators across the globe. He  takes the reigns from Frank Miller.

Ciena added several new products and capabilities to its 5G Network Solutions in March, with  the goal of simplifying the network and supporting operators as they migrate from 4G to 5G.

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