Priya is focused on developing software strategy and execution for Ciena. She helps Ciena lead major market transitions and identify and incubate new technologies. She is recognized in the industry as an expert in the areas of SDN, NFV, cloud, and security. Prior to joining Ciena, Priya held leadership roles at Juniper and Cisco. At Juniper, she launched NFV and helped to define the strategy for SDN, as well as incubating and launching security virtual appliances. Prior to Juniper, Priya was responsible for setting the strategy for emerging markets for Cisco’s services. There, she developed three products and two new business models based on buyer behavior. She also held positions leading product management and marketing for Cisco’s collaborative services, in ASIC DFT at Texas Instruments, at Nortel Networks, and at Sigpro Wireless.