Event Details

How I Got Here session series are designed to connect students with industry experts.

During this session, Nansen Lai, Sr. Director, North Asia Strategic Services at Ciena, will be looking back on his career journey in the IT industry and explaining how he got to where he is today.

Session format:

These are highly interactive sessions. Attendees are expected to research the speaker and be prepared to ask questions.

Who should attend:

  • Recent high school graduates
  • University undergraduates

Career Exploration Series are part of the Student Leadership Program offered by AmCham Shanghai. You can learn more about the 3-week immersive program here.  


9:45 AM - 10 AM
Arrival and check-in
10 AM - 10:45 AM
10:45 AM - 11 AM


  • Nansen Lai (Sr. Director, North Asia Strategic Services of Ciena)

    Nansen Lai

    Sr. Director, North Asia Strategic Services of Ciena

    Nansen Lai is currently Sr. Director, North Asia Strategic Services at Ciena. He has more than 25 years of experience in consulting, systems integration and outsourcing services. As head of Services and Customer Success, he leads teams of Customer Success Advocates, Project Managers and Network Engineers to provide end-to-end services to help customers to build, operate and optimize their networks.

    Prior to Ciena, Nansen was Sr. Director, APJC Consulting Delivery at Dell Technologies. He led a team of 250+ solution architects and project managers to provide digital transformation services for customers. He received multiple awards for Inspiring Leadership and Chairman Award for exceptional performance. Prior to that, Nansen held various senior management positions at Sun Microsystems, Deloitte & Touche Management Solutions, and AT&T Solutions. He began his career as Systems Engineer in Baxter Healthcare in the US.

    Nansen holds a MBA from the University of Warwick and a MSEE from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was also a Project Management Professional (PMP). Nansen is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

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Student Ticket
Standard Price Free


AmCham Shanghai Conference Center (Xintiandi)

27F, Infinitus Tower, No.168 Hubin Road, Huangpu District.

Shanghai, China

If you have any questions please contact Ivette Corominas

Contact Organizer

+86 61693010

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