Joe Marsella is Vice President of Product Line Management (PLM) for Ciena’s Routing and Switching portfolio. In this role, he is responsible for the products and solutions of all routing, switching, and optical products, as they are applied to the Metro & Edge of the network. This covers mobility, enterprise, residential and converged IP/Optical infrastructure.
Joe has more than 20 years of experience in the software and telecommunications industry, along with a strong background in SDN, virtualization, orchestration, photonics, DWDM, PON, OTN, Ethernet, IP and Control Planes. Since joining Ciena in 1997, he has held various roles including most recently the VP of Product Line Management for Routing & Switching and multiple positions in both Product Line Management and Engineering across Ciena’s transport, switching and software product portfolios. In these positions, he contributed to Ciena’s SDN/NFV portfolio, helped develop the global packet-optical switching business and ran Ciena’s global metro and core optical Transport portfolio. Prior to Ciena, Joe was a principal member technical staff at Siemens where he led software integration for Siemens’s Cable Telephony Product.
Joe has a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Computer Information Systems from Clemson University, a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from both Purdue University and EASC/EAP in Paris.