Past Speakers

Nicole Anderson

Ciena

Vice President, Corporate Communications

Well-rounded corporate communications generalist with 15+ years of global experience in strategic external, internal and executive communications designed to influence and shape perceptions, behaviors and opinions. Experienced in message creation, communications planning and spokesperson responsibility for broad set of audiences including media, investors, customers and employees. Strong performance in development and implementation of diverse global thought leadership programs and integrated campaigns that cater to cultural sensitivities.

Highly adept at business transformation communications, including mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, organizational change, brand changes and new market introductions. Aptitude for distilling complex, technical concepts and simplifying messaging for broad consumption. Strong business acumen for serving as trusted advisor to senior executives and extended leadership teams. Inspiring leader and mentor to wide range of developing specialists and seasoned professionals.