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Zsolt Haraszti

CTO, Blue Planet Division
Zsolt Haraszti is responsible for Blue Planet's overall technology direction.

Zsolt brings over 20 years of telecommunication software experience to Ciena. Zsolt joined Ciena through the acquisition of Cyan, where he led the development and introduction of many key software technologies and product families, including 3D multi-layer network visualization, cloud-scale and container based architectures, the Blue Planet platform, and most recently Cyan's NFV orchestration solution.

Zsolt came to Cyan from a start-up, Clovis, where he was Director of Engineering. Prior to Clovis, Zsolt was with Ericsson IP Infrastructure, responsible for various QoS-related feature sets of Ericsson's edge router product family. Before moving into software development, Zsolt was a research scientist at Ericsson Research, Stockholm.

Zsolt holds a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from NC State University, Raleigh, and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Budapest, Hungary.