Dr. Christopher Janz serves as Vice President and CTO of Ciena’s Agility business division. Ciena Agility delivers software that enables network operators to deliver and monetize consumption-based services on demand; flexibly, efficiently and at high velocity. As CTO, Chris is partly responsible for designing Ciena Agility’s forward path in the fast-evolving SDN and NFV technology and market landscape, and for managing Ciena Agility’s contributions to industry organizations and efforts defining and driving those evolutions.
Chris has been involved in the ONF from the beginning. He participated actively in the Market Area activities early on, and was recognized in 2012 with an ONF Outstanding Initiative award.
Chris has 20 years of industry experience in roles ranging from primary research, system architecture, and product development team management; to product line management and strategic marketing. He holds a B.Eng. in engineering physics from the Royal Military College of Canada, a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Alberta and an M.B.A. from Queen’s University.