2007 Executive Forum Inside Perspectives - The State of the Global Optical Communications Industry


2007 Executive Forum: Inside Perspectives - The State of the Global Optical
Communications Industry

Annual High-Level Telecom Event from the Optical Society of America and PennWell Features Industry Luminaries; Held in Conjunction with OFC/NFOEC Event


The optical communications industry’s top senior executives provide unique insights into business strategies and market trends during the 2007 Executive Forum: Inside Perspectives - The State of the Global Optical Communications Industry.

When/Where: March 25 – 26, 2007 at the Hilton Anaheim, Anaheim, Calif., USA
Event Details: The 2007 Executive Forum, held in conjunction with OFC/NFOEC, provides industry executives with networking opportunities, insights and analyses from the field’s leading business and financial experts and unique and valuable perspectives on tomorrow's trends and opportunities.


The program will include panel discussions, debates and presentations covering the following topics:

  • State of the Industry–Service Providers
  • State of the Industry–Systems Companies
  • State of the Industry–The Components Establishment
  • State of the Industry–The Components Challengers

These panels feature preeminent business leaders in optical communications. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear those on the pulse of the technology speak about how advancements in the optical communications industry will change the way we live, work and do business. Executive Forum speakers include:

Keynote presentation

  • Ryan Limaye, Managing Director, Head of Telecommunications Investment Banking, Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Panel Discussions

  • Dave Payne, Manager, Broadband Architectures and Optical Networks, BT
  • Ernie J. Carey, Vice President, Advanced Network Technologies, AT&T Operations, Inc.
  • Vik Saxena, Senior Director, Network Architecture, CTO Office, Comcast Cable
  • Joseph Berthold, Vice President, Network Architecture, Office of the CTO, Ciena Corp.
  • Stephen Carlton, Vice President, Planning and Product Management, Fujitsu Network Communications
  • Adam Carter, Marketing Manager, Transceiver Module Group, Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Steven Picket, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Optical Networks Division, Alcatel-Lucent
  • Hans-Juergen Schmidtke, Vice President, Product and Market Management, Siemens Optical Transport
  • Fariba Danesh, Vice President and General Manager, Avago Technologies
  • Jo Major, Chairman of the Board, President, and CEO, Avanex
  • Adrian Meldrum, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Bookham Inc.
  • Jerry S. Rawls, Chairman of the Board, President & CEO, Finisar Corporation
  • Mike Nishiguchi, President and CEO, ExceLight Communications, Inc.
  • Michael Ricci, Senior Vice President, Optical Communications Group, JDSU
  • Harry L. Bosco, President and CEO, Opnext
  • Timothy S. Jenks, Chairman, President and CEO, NeoPhotonics Corporation
  • Joseph Y. Liu, President & CEO, Oplink Communications, Inc.
  • Paul Meissner, CEO, Santur Corporation
  • Reuben F. Richards, Jr., President & CEO, EMCORE Corporation
  • Gary Wiseman, General Manager, Optical Platform Division, Intel Corporation

The Executive Forum is presented by OSA and Lightwave, produced by OSA and PennWell and sponsored by Intel Capital.

Registration: Registration for the 2007 Executive Forum: Inside Perspectives - The State of the Global Optical Communications Industry is open and can be accessed online through the Executive Forum registration page. Members of the press and analyst community who are interested in attending please contact Leah Wilkinson, leah@wilkinsonshein.com.

Forum Contacts:

Leah Wilkinson, 703.892.8080, leah@wilkinsonshein.com
Colleen Morrison, 202.416.1437, media@ofcconference.org