Adan K. Pope is a highly experienced and respected communications software, IoT, and operations executive with a 28-year career in technical strategy and leadership that has seen him consistently working at the forefront of industry innovation. As Chief of Industry Architecture and a member of the Chief Technology Office at Ciena, Adan is focused on technology and value leadership across the Ciena portfolio, industry engagement, and strategic initiatives
Adan holds several patents and holds an MBA, Master degree in Computer Science and a Bachelor degree in Electronic Engineering.
Adan joined Ciena shortly after the sale of ShopperTrak (Retail IoT and Analytics), to Tyco Systems in 2015 where he was also CTO.
Prior ShopperTrak, Adan served as the CTO for Ericsson Business Unit Support Solutions, CIO for Customer Unit AT&T, CTO and Chief Strategy Officer of Telcordia Technologies , Adan served as BU head and CTO for Amdocs, CTO Americas and VP of Research and Innovation for Cramer Systems, CTO for Clear Communications, Executive Director of Engineering and several technical roles at Tellabs and Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Labs early in his career.