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OIDA (OSA Industry Development Associates) Now Offers Three Executive Forums


OIDA Executive Forum at CLEO - NEW!
The 1st ever OIDA Executive Forum on “The Exploding Role of Optics in Sensing” is being held in conjunction with CLEO on 14 May 2018 at the Hilton San Jose, Almaden Ballroom in San Jose, California, USA.  Register by April 30 and Save! 

Optical sensors are critical to market segments such as mobility and automation, Big Data and AI. This OIDA Executive Forum will match applications leaders needing new solutions with early‐stage technologies in a range of sectors, spanning consumer to industrial markets. While the ultimate activity is “matchmaking” the emphasis will be on the end‐product vendors’ needs and investor perspectives.
Attend and learn about manufacturing issues related to these product areas and find solutions to tomorrow's sensing challenges. Some key questions for discussion will be:

  • What is needed from the photonics industry?
  • Which are the problems that optics and photonics can have the greatest impact on?
  • What are the enabling technologies that have the most promise?
  • What are the bottlenecks or “showstoppers” among photonics technologies today, and potential solutions

OIDA Executive Forum at the OSA Laser Congress

This Executive Forum is a bi-annual event at the OSA Laser Congress.  The program focuses on the business aspects of the laser market, spanning finance to new product development and complements the more technical nature of the collocated conferences on Applied Solid-State Lasers and Laser Applications Conference. The pilot event, held 3 November 2016 in Boston, MA, USA, examined high power lasers (kilowatts or greater) and their applications. The next OIDA Executive Forum at the OSA Laser Congress wil lbe held at the 2018 OSA Laser Congress.  

OIDA Executive Forum at OFC
The premier event for leaders in optical networking and communications, OIDA Executive Forum provides attendees with an exclusive opportunity to hear insider perspectives in an uncensored environment, while participating in high-level networking.

This annual event showcases prominent industry leaders in the optical networking and communications sector as they present the latest technological advances and business models. Attendees participate in cutting-edge discussions and unmatched peer-to-peer networking as they hear real world solutions to help better manage their businesses.

Check out the previous program:

2017 OIDA Executive Forum at OFC
20 March 2017
Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA

2016 Video Presentations

Keynote Presentation, Hong Liu, Google
Video Presentation

Fireside Chat: Fireside Chat: The Evolving Optical Supply Chain for Data Centers
Video Presentation

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