10 Jul Rodney (Rod) Wilson
Rod Wilson serves as Chief Technologist, External Research Networks, where he is responsible for Ciena’s leadership & global interactions with universities, government programs, and national research and education networks. As part of Ciena’s CTO Group, he orchestrates intersections between emerging technologies, advanced architectures, and Ciena research and development groups. Mr. Wilson leads technology incubation initiatives and helps drive promising innovations to life. He serves on the ENCQOR Board of Directors and leads Ciena’s 5G advanced technology team. Mr. Wilson received a Bachelor in Electronics Technology from Ryerson Polytechnical Institute in Toronto Ontario. He is a graduate of the Executive Management school at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, and has received an honorary degree from Algonquin College in Ottawa Canada. He is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee medal for his service to Canada.