Cisco and Goldman Sachs Executives to Keynote 2009 Executive Forum


Lyndsay Meyer
The Optical Society

Cisco and Goldman Sachs Executives to Keynote 2009 Executive Forum

Annual event featuring leading business executives to take place March 22 - 23 in San Diego; High-level discussions to include economic stimulus and broadband

The 2009 Executive Forum: Strategies for Success in Optical Communications; Bandwidth and Applications on the Rise: Will Profits Follow?, co-located with OFC/NFOEC, provides industry executives with cutting-edge discussions, unmatched peer-to-peer networking, and real-world solutions from the optical communications field's business leaders
Renowned telecom leaders focusing on today’s explosive broadband demand and current economic driverss
  • Morning Keynote Speaker: Surya Panditi, vice president and general manager, Access and Transport Technology Group, Cisco
  • Afternoon Keynote Speaker: Ryan Limaye, head of Communications/Technology Investment Banking, Goldman Sachs & Co.
  • Economic Stimulus Overview: Nick Kolovos, partner, Ryan, MacKinnon, Vasapoli & Berzok, LLP, will provide an overview of the recently passed American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, also known as the economic stimulus bill, focusing on the impact to broadband.
Conference panel speakers are listed below.
March 22 - 23 at the San Diego Convention Center
Event Details:
The program includes panel discussions, debates and presentations featuring preeminent business leaders in optical communications. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear those on the forefront of the technology speak about how advancements in the optical communications industry will change the way we live, work and do business. Topics and speakers include:
Successful Strategies for Supporting Bandwidth-Intensive Applications
  • Richard Tompane, president and chief executive officer, Gemfire Corporation
  • Stephen Carlton, vice president, Planning and Product Management, Fujitsu Network Communications
  • Stuart Elby, vice president, Network Architecture, Verizon
  • Joseph P. Huggins, director, Access & Transport Technology Management, Qwest Communications
  • Kou Miyake, director, NTT Service Integration Laboratories, NTT
  • Vik Saxena, senior director, Network Architecture, Office of the CTO, Comcast Cable
  • David F. Welch, founder and chief marketing and strategy officer, Infinera Corporation
Optical Components: Technology for New Business Strategies
  • Daniel Docter, director, Intel Capital Optical Investments
  • Giovanni Barbarossa, president and chief executive officer, Avanex Corporation
  • Fariba Danesh, senior vice president and general manager, Fiber Optic Products Division, Avago Technologies
  • Alan Lowe, president, Communications and Commercial Optical Products Business Segment, JDSU
  • Near Margalit, chief executive officer, Source Photonics
  • Haruki Ogoshi, vice president, FITEL Products Division, Telecommunication Company, Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
How to Increase Profits through Market Expansion
  • William Diamond, president, COMET North America, Inc.
  • Laura Howard, chief marketing officer, ECI Telecom
  • Harmeet Singh, vice president, Business Development and Marketing, Tejas Networks
  • George Z. Sun, chief executive officer, ZTE USA, Inc.
  • Ashish Vengsarkar, chief executive officer, Nistica
Bold Moves and the M&A Stories Behind Them
  • Donald Bossi, general partner, Technology Venture Partners
  • Harry L. Bosco, president and chief executive officer, Opnext
  • Jon Hopper, chief executive officer, Xtera Communications, Inc.
  • Hong Hou, chief executive officer, EMCORE Corporation
  • Jerry S. Rawls, executive chairman, Finisar
A detailed program schedule and speaker bios are available on the Executive Forum Web site.
Event Registration:
Registration for the 2009 Executive Forum is open and can be accessed online through the Executive Forum registration page.
Press/Analyst Registration:
Members of the press and analyst community who are interested in attending, please register with Lyndsay Meyer,


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