Jürgen Hatheier

Chief Technology Officer, Europe, Middle East and Africa at Ciena

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Jürgen Hatheier is Chief Technology Officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Vice President of Strategic Sales at Ciena responsible for aligning Ciena’s product portfolio to the business challenges and opportunities of customers in the region. Jürgen leads a team of technologists and engineers that transform customers’ networks to become agile and flexible to rapidly adopt new technologies such as 5G and FTTx.

With a wide range of international experience spanning North America, Europe and Asia, Jürgen brings more than 20 years of telecommunications experience in software, hardware and network operations to Ciena. Prior to joining Ciena, Jürgen held leadership positions in product management and R&D for ARRIS and Technetix where he served tier-1 network operators across the globe.

Jürgen received a master’s degree in business administration and economics from Johannes Kepler University Linz and a bachelor’s degree from HTBLA Leonding in Austria.