21st OIDA Annual Forum

04 - 04 11月 2014
OSA/OIDA Headquarters, Washington, DC, USA

Attend the OIDA Annual Forum - An Exclusive Industry Knowledge Exchange & Networking Event for Optoelectronic & Optical Communication Professionals

OIDA's Annual Forum brings key stakeholders together in Washington, D.C. to maximize discussion betweeen industry, government and academic decision-makers. This event is open to OIDA members and nonmembers, including executive, technical, and strategic marketing staff from industry, government researchers and funding agencies, and university researchers.

The 2014 Forum will feature:
  • Market overviews
  • Perspectives on hot topics
  • Highlights on activities in diverse geographic regions
  • Lessons learned from recent OIDA roadmapping efforts

Who Should Attend

  • Investors, CEOs, and marketing directors tracking the direction of photonics
  • Industry analysts, journalists, and consultants who are looking to understand the latest opporunities
  • Optical and electronic component and system engineers following the field of photonics

OIDA will also be holding a workshop on State of the Art Integrated Photonics on Wednesday, 5 November. This workshop continues a series of OIDA workshops that reviews the state of the art in photonic integration in optical communications. Annual Forum attendees can register to attend this workshop for a discounted price.

Registration and Travel

Registration includes access to the Annual Forum, continental breakfast, coffee breaks, lunch, reception, and on-site materials. Register now and save up to $75. Prices go up 4 October!

Tentative Agenda

Please check back soon for a list of speakers and a more detailed agenda.

Registration and Continental Breakfast  7:30 - 8:30
Welcoming Remarks 8:30 - 8:40

Session 1: Overview of the Optics and Photonics Market in 2014 and Beyond

Session 1 8:40 - 10:15
Review and Outlook for the U.S. and Global Photonics Market
Tom Hausken, OIDA/OSA
The 2014 Optical Communication Market
Vladimir Kozlov, LightCounting
Winston Way, NeoPhotonics  
Coffee Break   

Session 2: Government Policy and Funding Outlook

Session 2 10:35 - 12:00
Josh Conway, DARPA  
Speaker TBD  
Speaker TBD  
Lunch Break  

Financial Perspective

Subu Subrahmanyan, The Juda Group 1:00 - 1:30
Investment Banking Perspective: Financing Disruptive Technology Companies
Cameron Gray, MDB Capital Group 
1:30 - 2:00

Session 3: The Death of Standards?

Session 3 2:00 - 3:25
Standards: What's the Right Strategy?
Cedric Lam, Google
Kal Shastri, Cisco  
Speaker TBD  
Panel Discussion  
Coffee Break   

Session 4: New and Interesting Trends

Session 4 4:00 - 5:30
Semiconductor Laser: The Growth Engine for the Success of Industrial Lasers
Georg Treusch, TRUMPF Photonics, Inc.
Speaker TBD  
Speaker TBD  
Panel Discussion  
Closing Remarks  
Reception 5:30 - 7:30

View a sample video presentation from last year's Annual Forum:

A View from Wall Street - Technology Investment Banking
Bob Flanagan, Managing Director, Head of Technology Hardware Banking, Raymond James & Associates, Inc.

What attendees are saying of OIDA’s Annual Forum:

Efficient and well planned working meeting with good interaction on topical issues all of us are addressing,” Gary Weiner, Chiral Photonics

“Very valuable information and networking,” Robert Corriveau, CPIC

“Very high quality meeting - content, speakers, attendees. Very informative on industry market data and trends,”  Wayne Seemungal, City University of New York

Contact Information:
For any questions regarding the program, registration, or travel please contact Jessica Pagonis, OIDA Program Manager.