Charles Ferland

VP, Business Development
NUAGE NETWORKS

Charles is responsible for Nuage’s business development activities worldwide. With over 18 years of international experience, Charles has a strong background in Software Defined Networking and has been one of the early promoters of the technology. He also participates in many SDN events, actively engaging customers and developing concrete uses cases helping them solve modern datacenter networking issues. Prior to joining Nuage, Charles was the SDN Executive at IBM, responsible for global sales and business development. He also led the IBM System Networking business unit in Europe for several years. Charles’s involvement in datacenter networking began with the creation of BLADE Network Technologies (BNT, later acquired by IBM) where he was Vice President and General Manager for EMEA.

He studied in Mathematics and Computer Sciences at the University of Quebec and holds an MBA from the University of Wales.