Jürgen Hatheier

CTO, EMEA, Ciena

Jürgen Hatheier

Speaker Bio


Jürgen Hatheier is Chief Technology Officer of EMEA & APAC at Ciena. In this role, Jürgen is responsible for aligning Ciena’s product portfolio to the business challenges and opportunities of customers in these regions.

Where others see challenges in highly volatile and dynamic markets, Jürgen and his team of technologists are developing disruptive business models and network architectures to deliver growth for our customers. By applying latest technologies such as 5G and FTTx, his philosophy is to better peoples’ lives by creating equal opportunities through sustainable connectivity.

With a wide range of international experience spanning North America, Europe and Asia, Jürgen brings more than 20 years of telecommunications experience in software, hardware and network operations to Ciena. Prior to joining Ciena, Jürgen held leadership positions in product management and R&D for ARRIS and Technetix where he served tier-1 network operators across the globe.

Jürgen holds a master’s degree in business administration and economics from Johannes Kepler University Linz and a bachelor’s degree from HTBLA Leonding in Austria.