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Marc Holness is a Packet Networking Product Line Architect at Ciena, where he is focused on the requirements and system development of Ciena’s Packet Networking solutions for Mobile Backhaul, Business/Residential services, and Cloud applications. Marc has over 20 years of telecommunications industry experience spanning optical and packet networking, system architecture, and SW/HW engineering design.
Marc has incubated new technologies/protocols, driven them into standards, and has guided the development across multiple Carrier Ethernet platforms. He has numerous patents in the area of packet network protection mechanisms, OAM, packet switching, and Optical network management. Marc is an active participant of standards development organizations (e.g., IEEE, ITU-T, etc.). Marc received his B.A.Sc. degree in Engineering Physic/Science from the University of Toronto.