Jerry Passione

General Manager, Juniper Networks   OpenLab


Jerry has over 30 years experience in the data networking field with a focus on strategic alliance development, marketing, and technical field support. He currently leads Juniper’s new software innovation center, OpenLab, in central New Jersey. This new center, the first of its kind within the company and industry, is aimed at fostering open ecosystem collaboration and the rapid innovation of applications that leverage programmable networking assets. Previously, as Senior Director, he led the development and marketing of the company’s strategic partnerships for video/unified communications, optical networking, and content/media delivery.

In addition to driving the development of new ground-breaking relationships with notable industry players, Jerry established new cross-partner go-to-market processes to drive and manage joint field opportunities. He also represented Juniper Networks on the Broadband Services Forum Board of Directors for 5 years. Prior to joining Juniper Networks, Jerry led the Lucent Technologies application hosting/service provider marketing organization and led the global marketing of Lucent’s initial set of Internet solutions. Jerry possesses a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from St. John’s University in New York.