Ron Malenfant is an Industry expert in Mobility and IoT and presently Head of 5G Strategy and Architecture for the Sales CTO organization at Ciena. Ron is focused on 5G Mobility and building new markets for Ciena and driving mobility into existing markets in DOD / FED, Enterprise and MNO and MSO markets. Prior to Ciena, Ron was Vice President at JMA Wireless focusing on Strategic accounts building out Private 5G and CBRS markets and initial insertions into DOD Private 5G opportunities. Prior to JMA, Ron was with Cisco for 22 years leading and building Mobility, 3G/4G/5G CBRS and Wifi along with IoT, Smart Cities and Mobile Security solutions and development.
Ron has developed industry innovation such as the connected athlete where the player, fan and coach experience has been increased through the use of on body sensors, analytics, mobility and IoT which was showcased at CES along with a Tier 1 MNO and the NFL. Ron has spoken at many conferences and workshops globally around 5G, IoT, connected vehicles and Smart Cities.
Ron resides in the Boston metro area along with his wife April, 6 year old son Maximillian and 4 year old daughter Anastasia. Ron is a Boston Sports Fan along with a huge Boxing and Track and Field fan. Ron loves traveling, exploring urban history and ethnic foods along with ethnic neighborhoods.