Speaker Profiles

Gary Smith

Gary Smith

President & CEO

Ciena Corporation

Gary B. Smith is President and Chief Executive Officer of Ciena Corporation, headquartered in Linthicum, Maryland, just outside of Baltimore.  Prior to his current roles as President & CEO, Mr. Smith held various executive positions at Ciena including Chief Operating Officer; Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales; and Vice President, International Sales.  His 20+ years in the telecommunications industry also include executive positions at INTELSAT and with CASE Communications.  During his career, Mr. Smith has gained considerable international experience having been based at various times in Asia and Europe. Mr. Smith currently serves on the Board of Directors for CommVault Systems, Inc., is a commissioner of the Global Information Infrastructure Commission, is a 'Broadband Ambassador' for the Internet Innovation Alliance and participates in initiatives at the Center for Corporate Innovation. He earned his M.B.A. from Ashridge Management College, United Kingdom.

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