Optical Communications Industry Leaders to Convene at OSA/Lightwave Executive Forum Technology Innov



Angela Stark
The Optical Society

Optical Communications Industry Leaders to Convene at OSA/Lightwave Executive Forum: Technology Innovations and Business Transformations

Google’s Vinton G. Cerf to keynote leading forum for optical communications executives

WHAT: The 2010 Executive Forum, “Technology Innovations and Business Transformations:
Optical Communications in 2010 and Beyond,” co-sponsored by the Optical Society (OSA) and Lightwave and held in conjunction with OFC/NFOEC, provides industry executives with networking opportunities, and insights and analysis from the optical communications field's leading business and financial experts on tomorrow's trends and opportunities.

WHO: Keynote Speaker Vinton G. Cerf, vice president and chief Internet evangelist, Google

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 include demand for 40G – 100G technology, what’s next for optical communications, alternatives to telecom, and views from Wall Street.  Presenters include industry leaders from Ciena, EMCORE Corporation, Facebook, Finisar, Google, Mintera Corporation, Opnext, Sun Microsystems and others. The complete schedule is available on the Executive Forum Web site.

WHEN/WHERE: Monday, March 22, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. PDT (Keynote address, 8:45 a.m.) at the San Diego Convention Center

EVENT DETAILS: The program includes panel discussions, debates and presentations featuring preeminent business leaders in optical communications. Executive speakers include:

  • John D’Ambrosia, chair, IEEE P802.3ba 40Gb/s and 100Gb/s Ethernet Task Force; senior scientist, CTO Office, Force10 Networks
  • Joseph Berthold, vice president, network architecture, Office of the CTO, Ciena
  • Paul A. Bonenfant, communications components analyst, vice president - equity research, Morgan Keegan & Co.
  • Gilles Bouchard, president and CEO, Opnext
  • Mark Cannata, director, sales and marketing, telecommunication products, IPG Photonics
  • Ray Conley, partner, Palo Alto Investors
  • Dana Cooperson, vice president and practice leader, network infrastructure, Ovum, Inc.
  • Bob Flanagan, managing director, technology investment banking, Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.
  • Philip Gadd, vice president and general manager, Fiber Optics Products Division, Avago Technologies
  • Hong Q. Hou, CEO, EMCORE Corporation
  • Bikash Koley, senior network architect, Google
  • Donn Lee, senior network engineer, Facebook Inc.
  • Javed Patel, president and CEO, Sierra Monolithics, Inc.
  • Jerry S. Rawls, executive chairman, Finisar
  • Kiminori Sato, deputy general manager, Global Telecommunication Strategy and Marketing Division, Fujikura Ltd.
  • Hans-Juergen Schmidtke, head of fixed network business, North America, Nokia Siemens Networks
  • Natarajan ‘Subu’ Subrahmanyan, managing director, The Juda Group, a Division of Sanders Morris Harris, Inc.
  • Terry F. Unter, president and CEO, Mintera Corporation
  • Mike Vildibill, director, high performance computing, Sun Microsystems
  • Glenn Wellbrock, director optical transport network – architecture & design, Verizon

EVENT REGISTRATION: Registration for the 2010 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 contact Angela Stark, astark@osa.org.

About OSA
Uniting more than 106,000 professionals from 134 countries, the Optical Society (OSA) brings together the global optics community through its programs and initiatives. Since 1916 OSA has worked to advance the common interests of the field, providing educational resources to the scientists, engineers and business leaders who work in the field by promoting the science of light and the advanced technologies made possible by optics and photonics. OSA publications, events, technical groups and programs foster optics knowledge and scientific collaboration among all those with an interest in optics and photonics. For more information, visit www.osa.org.

About Lightwave
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 www.lightwaveonline.com.