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

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

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

The program featured 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 was an exclusive opportunity for attendees to spend two half days with senior executives, connect with the leaders and decision-makers in the industry and ask challenging questions. 


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

To view more information about our pre-event webinar, visit the event website.


2021 OIDA Executive Forum Planning Committee

Heidi Adams
VP, IP/Optical Networks Marketing


Shamim Akhtar    
Global Network 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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Keysight Technologies

MRSI Mycronic 



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