OIDA to Hold Annual Forum Focusing on Optoelectronics and Optical Communications Markets

Lyndsay Meyer
The Optical Society

OIDA to Hold Annual Forum Focusing on Optoelectronics and Optical Communications Markets

Keynote speakers to include Congressmen, Government Officials, Executives
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2013—Focusing on the optoelectronics and optical communications markets, the Optoelectronics Industry Development Association (OIDA) will hold their Annual Forum Nov. 18 - 19 in Washington, D.C. at the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center. The Annual Forum brings together key stakeholders from industry, government, and research firms to discuss topics including market forecasts, government programs, public-private partnerships, and more. 
Keynote Speakers include:
The Honorable Mike Rogers, U.S. Representative,  Michigan, Chairman, House Intelligence Committee
The Honorable Lee Terry, U.S. Representative,  Nebraska, Chairman, Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade Subcommittee
Bob Flanagan, managing director, head of technology hardware banking, Raymond James & Associates, Inc.

Panel: U.S. Government Programs and their Impact on Industry
(OIDA Members-Only)

Panel will provide updates on program goals and upcoming issues relevant to the optics and photonics industry such as cyber security, the NNMI initiative, and other public-private partnerships. Speakers include:

Dominque Dagenaisprogram director, National Science Foundation
Frank Gayle, deputy director, U.S. Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office
Steve Grubb, Infinera fellow, Infinera
Dave Shaver, deputy director, Microsystems Technology Office, DARPA/MTO

Overview of the Optics and Photonics Market in 2013 and Beyond
Session will provide an overview of the optics and photonics industry, with a special focus on the optical communications market.  Speakers will summarize OIDA's recent market and road mapping studies, reports and advocacy efforts. An update on the National Photonics Initiative will be given as well as a summary of advocacy efforts and guidance on how to best use this information in business planning. Speakers include:
Tom Hauskensenior advisor, engineering & applications, OIDA
Daryl Inniss, vice president and practice leader, Ovum 
Claudio Mazzali, business technology director, optical fiber, Corning

Hot Topics in Optical Communications
Industry luminaries will provide high level overviews of hot topics in optical communications and how they will impact system and component suppliers. The topics include: the bandwidth crunch and Big Data; photonic integration; cybersecurity. Speakers include:

Chris Doerr, director of integrated photonics, Acacia Communications
Mark Nowell, senior director engineering, CTO, Cisco
Industry Landscapes: Regional Perspectives on Markets and Public-Private Partnerships
What lessons can be learned from recent trends in key established and emerging markets for the communications and photonics industries?  What can be learned about public-private partnerships done in different regions?  Speakers from three world regions will answer these and other questions about how R&D investment is leveraged in different ways. Speakers include:

Jorge Salomao Pereira, president and CEO, Padtec
Martin Schell, department head, Fraunhofer HHI
Dechao Zhang, project manager, department  of network technology, China Mobile Research Institute

Lessons from OIDA Road mapping in Optical Communications: Critical Information You Can Use
A panel of industry experts will provide a synthesis of recent OIDA road mapping efforts and where they stand with other industry road mapping and standards efforts.  Where is there progress?  What needs to be corrected?  Where is the greatest potential for partnerships? Speakers include:

Steve Grubb, Infinera fellow, Infinera
Scott Kippprincipal engineer, Brocade Communication Systems, Inc.
Karen Liu, principal analyst, components, Ovum
Additional information, including how to register to attend is available on the OIDA website.  
PRESS REGISTRATION: Those interested in obtaining a complimentary press badge for the Annual Forum should contact OSA's Lyndsay Meyer at 202.416.1435 or lmeyer@osa.org.
About OIDA
Founded in 1991, OIDA is a Washington, D.C.-based organization that promotes the optoelectronics industry.  Affiliated with The Optical Society (OSA) since 2011, OIDA members and customers include the leading manufacturers of components and systems enabled by optoelectronics, as well as government labs and research institutions involved in the development of optoelectronic technologies. OIDA serves as the voice of industry to government and academia, acts as liaison with other industry associations worldwide, and provides a network for the exchange of ideas and information within the optoelectronics community. Learn more about OIDA at www.osa.org/oida