OSA Executive Forum - An Exclusive Event for Business Leaders in Networking and Communications Technology
Monday, 23 March 2015
Petree Hall, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA
Held in conjunction with OFC


Held every year in conjunction with OFC, the OSA Executive Forum features C-level panelists discussing the latest issues facing companies in the business – in an informal, uncensored setting. Topics included packet optical networks, silicon photonics and vertical integration; panelists represented British Telecom, IBM, Cisco and more.

Join more than 150 senior-level executives as they convene for the annual OSA Executive Forum to discuss key themes, opportunities, and challenges facing the next generation in optical networking and communications. Highly valued by participants for the frank and open discussions, OSA Executive Forum sessions explore emerging trends and action plans for tackling today's toughest business challenges.


Who Should Attend?

  • Service Provider Network Executives
  • Service Provider Technology Evaluators
  • Data Center Managers
  • Enterprise Network Managers
  • Business Development Executives
  • Communications Technology Development Managers
  • Optical Systems Developers and Managers
  • Core Router Developers
  • Test Equipment Vendors
  • Data Center Switch and Router Vendors
  • Semiconductor Manufacturers
  • Venture Capitalists


2015 Executive Forum Planning Committee

  • Simin Cai, President and CEO, Go!Foton
  • John Dexheimer, President, Lightwave Advisors, Inc.
  • Bill Gartner, Vice President/General Manager, Cisco
  • Eve Griliches, Director Solutions Marketing, BTI Systems
  • Stephen Hardy, Editorial Director/Associate Publisher, Lightwave
  • Tom Issenhuth, Optical Network Architect, Microsoft
  • Chris Pfistner, Senior Director, Marketing, Finisar
  • Natarajan 'Subu' Subrahmanyan, Senior Managing Director, The Juda Group

Speaker: Derek Garnier, Layer42 Networks

Townhall Speaker: John Considine, Terremark

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OSA Executive Forum provides attendees with an exclusive opportunity to hear insider perspectives in an uncensored environment, while participating in high-level networking.

Join Executives from these Innovative Companies:
  • Avago Technologies
  • Broadcom
  • Ciena
  • Facebook
  • Finisar
  • Google
  • InnoLight Technology Corporation
  • JDSU
  • Microsoft
  • Rockley Group
  • Verizon
  • Windstream Communications