Anup Changaroth is Senior Director for Strategic Business Development and APAC Chief Technology Office at Ciena, where he is responsible for driving growth across Asia Pacific, as well as leading the regional Engineering Operations and Product Line Management teams for Ciena’s hardware and software solutions.
Previously, Anup was Ciena’s Director of Asia Pacific Marketing, responsible for product portfolio marketing, as well analyst and media engagements. He has been involved in the telecommunications field for over 25 years, since designing and building his own V.23 modem in the late ‘80s as a student.
Prior to Ciena’s acquisition of Nortel’s Metro Ethernet Networks division, Anup led various teams at Nortel, including regional product line management for Nortel’s Carrier Data Products in Asia Pacific, the solutions marketing team for Nortel’s Local Internet division, and Nortel’s optical Ethernet marketing strategy across Asia Pacific. Prior to Nortel, Anup held several positions at Motorola's Information Systems Group.
Anup holds an Honours Degree in Computer Systems Engineering from the City University, London; a Marketing Management Diploma from Columbia University, U.S.; as well as a Diploma in Electronics Engineering from the Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore.