OCTOBER 19 – 20, 2022 | Irving, TX

Deadline to RSVP: September 9, 2022

5G Americas 2022 Analyst Forum Speakers

Marc-Antoine Boutin

Vice President, Product Line Management (PLM)
Blue Planet

Marc-Antoine Boutin leads Ciena’s Blue Planet product management team. In this role, he helps drive the product vision to reduce operational complexity, accelerate the deployment of 5G and enable automation in next-generation SDN/NFV networks.


Marc-Antoine has over 20 years of experience in product management and product development in the networking and OSS industry and is passionate about products, emerging technologies and go-to-market strategy. Prior to joining Ciena, Marc-Antoine was a Vice President at Spirent, where his primary responsibility was 5G product strategy.

Rafael Francis

Senior Director of Solution Architecture

Rafael Francis has over 20 years of experience in networking and telecommunications and is currently the Senior Director of Solution Architecture at Ciena. In this role, he leads his team in defining next-generation solutions and strategy.


Prior to joining Ciena, Rafael was the VP of Product Management for Cyan Inc., where he was responsible for Cyan’s Z-Series packet-optical portfolio and Blue Planet SDN software, including its initial launch. He also held product management leadership positions at ECI Telecom, Laurel Networks and FORE Systems. His knowledge and contributions in next-generation networking and its business applications have been demonstrated through various conference speaking engagements and articles.