Balaji Subramaniam is currently a Director of Product Line Management at Blue Planet, a division of Ciena. In his current role, he is responsible for driving product strategy and direction for Blue Planet software Automation, focusing on Fulfilment products like inventory, orchestration and service order management along with cross-product responsibilities around 5G automation.
Balaji has held product development and management roles in the past, has architected, built and delivered packet networking products and solutions for Ciena, Cyan and Aricent. He holds 6 patents in different areas in networking. He is a product evangelist, market expert on network automation and is actively engaged with customers, partners, industry and standards bodies.
Balaji holds an MBA degree from the University of California, Davis and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from VIT Vellore, India.