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02 June 2021 – 03 June 2021 OSA Virtual Event - Eastern Daylight Time (UTC - 04:00)

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OIDA Executive Forum - The Premier Annual Event for Leaders in Optical Networking and Communications

OIDA Executive Forum features C-level panelists in an informal, uncensored setting discussing the latest issues facing the industry and your business. Leaders from top companies will discuss critical technology advancements and business opportunities that will shape the network in 2021 and the future.

The program features keynote presentations by Elizabeth Rivera Hartling from Facebook and Bikash Koley from Google, three panel discussions, a business fireside chat and optional meet the speaker networking opportunities. This is your opportunity to spend two half days with senior executives, connect with the leaders and decision-makers in the industry and ask your challenging questions. 

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New! OIDA Executive Forum Pre-Event Webinar

Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Satellite Communications - Friend or Foe?

Thursday 20 May 2021 | 13:00 - 14:00 Eastern Daylight Time (UTC - 04:00)

This session will explore key technology and business aspects of the latest wave of LEO satellite communications projects while also exploring the risks and challenges ahead as the sector seeks to invest billions in these ventures.

OIDA members can attend this pre-event webinar for free! This one hour session requires a separate registration and is not part of your OIDA Executive Forum registration. To view more information about our pre-event webinar, visit the event website.


2021 OIDA Executive Forum Planning Committee

Heidi Adams
Head of IP/Optical Networks Marketing


Shamim Akhtar    
Global Newtwork Architecture & Technology Strategy

Becky Bosco
Executive Director of Research
LightCounting Market Research

Frank Chang
Chief Engineer, Transceiver Design
Source Photonics

Tim Doiron
Sr. Director, Solution Marketing

Jörg-Peter Elbers
SVP Advanced Technology, Standards & IPR

Eve Griliches
Sr. Product Marketing, Optical BU
Cisco Systems

Stephen Hardy
Editorial Director/Associate Publisher
Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report

Natarajan ‘Subu’ Subrahmanyan
AO Asset Management




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