Karl Horne

CTO at Ciena


As Chief Technology Officer (Asia Pacific), Karl Horne is responsible for architecture and technology strategies for Ciena across the Asia Pacific region. In this capacity, Mr. Horne works with service providers, technologists, industry analysts, and key partners to establish and refine Ciena’s Converged Packet Optical, Packet Networking, and Software Solutions in region. In particular, Mr. Horne consults with a wide range of service providers to advise on how these technologies combine for maximum business benefit.

Mr. Horne has over 25 years’ experience in the telecom and technology industry. Prior to his current position, he has served in various senior roles within Ciena, in Portfolio Strategy, Office of the CTO, and R&D. Prior to Ciena, Mr. Horne held engineering leadership positions with Scientific Atlanta and AT&T Tridom.

Mr. Horne holds a BSEE from Clemson University.