Vinton Cerf, Google's Chief Internet Evangelist, to Keynote Executive Forum


Lyndsay Meyer
The Optical Society

Vinton Cerf, Googles Chief Internet Evangelist, to Keynote Executive Forum

“Father of the Internet” to kick off annual event featuring leading optical communications business executives

Industry luminary Dr. Vinton Cerf of Google will keynote the 2010 Executive Forum, co-sponsored by the Optical Society (OSA) and Lightwave, and held in conjunction with OFC/NFOEC 2010 in San Diego. This year’s forum, “Technology Innovations and Business Transformations; Optical Communications in 2010 and Beyond,” will provide industry executives with networking opportunities, and insights and analysis from the field's leading business and financial experts on tomorrow's trends and opportunities.

Known as the “father of the Internet,” Cerf currently serves as vice president and chief Internet evangelist at Google. In his keynote address, Cerf will provide a macro view of how the Internet and broadband technology have provided a platform for global innovation. He will address how today's climate and tomorrow's needs will drive future requirements and policies to help ensure the benefits of a broadband society are made available to the greatest number of people in a dynamic environment that continues to foster innovation.

Additional Executive Forum topics to be discussed by industry leaders at Sun Microsystems, Opnext, Finisar, EMCORE Corporation, Sierra Monolithics, Inc. and Mintera Corporation include demand for 40G–100G technology, worldwide perspectives on broadband stimulus and views from Wall Street. The complete schedule is available on the Executive Forum 2010 Presentations webpage.

WHAT: Executive Forum 2010
WHO: Vinton Cerf, Google Inc., Executive Forum Keynote Presenter
WHEN: Monday, March 22, 2010, 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. PDT (Keynote address, 8:45 a.m.)
WHERE: San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA

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Through its integrated media portfolio, Lightwave delivers content focused on fiber optics and optoelectronics, the technologies that enable the growth, integration and improved performance of voice, data and video communications networks and services. Lightwave’s experienced editorial team provides trusted technology, application and market trend insights to corporate executives, department heads, project managers, network engineers and technical managers at equipment suppliers, service providers and major end-user organizations. Visit Lightwave at