Bob Kimball

Chief Technology Officer

Ciena Government Solutions

Mr. Kimball is the CTO of Ciena Government Solutions responsible for identifying technology directions and product positioning for sales of Ciena optical networking products in the DOD, Civilian Government, and Research and Education market segments. Recent projects include technology refresh of existing Government networks with 100G transport, the impact of Open Flow in the Government space, enhanced network security using carrier Ethernet technology and the impact to Green initiatives from the evolution of optical transport and switching technologies.

Prior to joining Ciena, Mr. Kimball held positions at the Defense Information Systems Agency, MITRE, and AT&T Bell laboratories where he was a subject matter expert and engineering manager in transmission engineering for both submarine and terrestrial optical networks. He has a background in nonlinear optics and modeling complex optical systems.



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