Karl Horne

Chief Architect, Ciena

As Chief Architect, Karl Horne is responsible for architecture and technology strategies for Ciena. In this capacity, Mr. Horne works with service providers, technologists, industry analysts and key partners to establish and refine Ciena’s networking solutions in support of the new wave of cloud, content, and IoT applications. Mr. Horne consults with a wide range of service providers to advise on how Packet, Optical, and Software technologies combine for maximum business benefit.

Mr. Horne has over 28 years’ experience in the telecom and technology industry. Previous roles at Ciena include CTO for the Asia-Pacific region, plus various senior roles in Portfolio Strategy, Office of the CTO, and Research and Development. Prior to Ciena, Mr. Horne held engineering leadership positions with Scientific Atlanta and AT&T Tridom.

Mr. Horne holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from Clemson University.