Hector Silva

Chief Technology Officer, Strategic Sales Leader for CALA

Hector Silva is currently the Chief Technology Officer, Strategic Sales Leader for the Caribbean and Latin America (CALA) region.  Based in Ciena’s CALA Headquarters in South Florida, Mr. Silva is responsible for leading the architectural team region-wide and providing leadership and guidance to the system engineering and solution architects across CALA.

Mr. Silva is an industry professional with more than 15 years of experience as a systems engineer and transmission product manager in support of sales.  Since 2001, he has held several leadership positions within Ciena, including Director of Systems Engineering and Systems Engineer.  In that time he has played a key part of the company’s ability to penetrate new markets such as Brazil, Mexico, Colombia and Central America, to introduce new technologies, and build strong relationships based on technical expertise, trust and consultancy.

Mr. Silva holds a M.Sc. in Technologies for Broadband Communications from                  

University College London (UCL) in the U.K. and both a Master in Telecommunications Management and a B.S. Communications and Electronics Engineering from the Monterrey Institute of Technology (ITESM), Mexico City.