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Adan K. Pope

Chief Information Technology Officer
Adan Pope is currently Chief Information Technology Officer for Ciena. Adan is responsible for the overall vision and technology strategy for the software and solutions business encompassing Ciena's software platforms and delivery practices. He works with the Software and Services leadership team as well as the CTO team to drive industry-leading technology and value leadership and spearheads Ciena’s strategic engagement with key customers, partners, and other external stakeholders. Prior to transitioning into his current role, he was Chief Industry Architect for Ciena’s office of the Chief Technology Officer. Prior to joining Ciena, he held a number of 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. Mr. Pope also held senior leadership roles at Telcordia Technologies, Tellabs, Amdocs, and ShopperTrak. He is a member of DeVry University’s Engineering and Information Sciences Advisory Council.   He received an MBA ands Masters of Science in Computer Science from North Central College where he was recognized as Outstanding Graduate Student of his class.