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

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Heidi Adams

Head of IP/Optical Networks Marketing, Nokia

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As head of IP/Optical Networks Marketing at Nokia, Heidi leads a global team focused on promoting Nokia’s solutions in IP routing, optical networking and network automation. With over 20 years in the telecommunications industry in roles spanning R&D, PLM, marketing and industry analysis, she enjoys the challenge of making complex technology accessible to a broader audience.

As head of IP/Optical Networks Marketing at Nokia, Heidi leads a global team focused on promoting Nokia’s solutions in IP routing, optical networking and network automation. With over 20 years in...

Giovanni Barbarossa

Chief Strategy Officer, II-VI Incorporated

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Giovanni Barbarossa joined II-VI in 2012 and has been the Chief Strategy Officer of the company and the President of the Compound Semiconductors Segment since July 2019. Previously, he was the Chief Technology Officer of the company and the President of the Laser Solutions Segment. Dr. Barbarossa was employed at Avanex Corporation from 2000 through 2009, serving in various executive positions in product development and general management, ultimately serving as the President and Chief Executive Officer. When Avanex merged with Bookham, forming Oclaro, Dr. Barbarossa became a member of the Board of Directors of Oclaro and served as such from 2009 to 2012. Previously, he had management responsibilities at British Telecom, AT&T Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, and Hewlett-Packard. Dr. Barbarossa graduated from the University of Bari, Italy, with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, and has a Ph.D. in Photonics from the University of Glasgow, U.K.

Giovanni Barbarossa joined II-VI in 2012 and has been the Chief Strategy Officer of the company and the President of the Compound Semiconductors Segment since July 2019. Previously, he was the...

Alexis Björlin

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Optical Systems Division, Broadcom

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Alexis Björlin is Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Optical Systems Division (OSD). Dr. Björlin leads the business unit responsible for developing and manufacturing devices used in optical communications. She is also responsible for developing Broadcom's silicon photonics-based platform for interconnect and co-packaging optical I/O. Dr. Björlin serves as an independent board director for Digital Realty [NYSE: DLR], a leading data center Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT).

Prior to joining the company, Dr. Björlin was corporate vice president and general manager of the data center connectivity group at Intel, having responsibility for three business units: the networking division, the high-performance computing fabric division, and the silicon photonics division. While at Intel, Dr. Björlin commercialized Intel's silicon photonics technology, served on the board of directors for the Intel Capital Diversity Initiative, and was a frequent speaker and advocate for women and diversity in technology. Prior to Intel, Dr. Björlin served as president and a member of the board of directors for Source Photonics, a private equity-owned, global fiber optics manufacturer. Dr. Björlin holds a BS in materials science & engineering from MIT and a Ph. D. in materials science from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Alexis Björlin is Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Optical Systems Division (OSD). Dr. Björlin leads the business unit responsible for developing and manufacturing devices used in...

Gang Cheng

Distinguished Engineer, Baidu

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Gang Cheng is a Distinguished Engineer at Baidu Inc. and the Area Technical Lead for networking, responsible for Baidu's Technical Infrastructure roadmap in collaboration with peers in Compute, Storage, and Hardware. Before joining Baidu Inc., he was a Senior Staff Engineer in Alibaba Group, and prior to that, a Senior Engineer at Microsoft. He graduated with a Ph.D. degree from New Jersey Institute of Technology and holds many US patents in the area of computer networking.

Gang Cheng is a Distinguished Engineer at Baidu Inc. and the Area Technical Lead for networking, responsible for Baidu's Technical Infrastructure roadmap in collaboration with peers in Compute...

Cole Crawford

CEO/Founder, Vapor IO

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Cole is the founder and CEO of Vapor IO, the world's first true edge computing company. Cole is also the co-founder of the Open 19 Foundation, founding Executive Director of the Open Compute Project, former Chairman of the Open Data Center Alliance and co-founder of OpenStack. Cole was instrumental in the creation of the US Gov’t's definition of Cloud Computing. He has over 20 years of leadership in the telecom and data center industry.

Cole is the founder and CEO of Vapor IO, the world's first true edge computing company. Cole is also the co-founder of the Open 19 Foundation, founding Executive Director of the Open Compute...

Tim Doiron

Sr. Director, Solution Marketing, Infinera

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Tim Doiron is Sr. Director, Solution Marketing at Infinera, where he focuses on innovative networking solutions that include open optical networking, disaggregated routing, next-generation mobile transport, and intelligent software automation. In this role, Tim leads the global marketing team responsible for go-to-market strategies and communications programs. Built upon open, disaggregated, and programmable network innovation, Infinera’s solutions enable network operators to increase networking capacity and visibility while accelerating service velocity and simplifying operations.

Tim brings more than 25 years of networking and telecommunications experience across business and technical organizations, including roles in marketing, product management, and engineering in executive and managerial roles at vendor and service provider companies, including Coriant, Tellabs, ARRIS, Cadant, Ericsson, and AT&T Mobility. Tim was also a Principal Analyst at ACG Research. Tim is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has authored numerous articles. He holds an MBA from Webster University, an M.S. in electrical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and a B.S. in electrical engineering from Southern Illinois University. He also holds eight patents and is a member of IEEE and the Optical Society (OSA).

Tim Doiron is Sr. Director, Solution Marketing at Infinera, where he focuses on innovative networking solutions that include open optical networking, disaggregated routing, next-generation mobile...

Jörg-Peter Elbers

Senior Vice President Advanced Technology, Standards & IPR, ADVA Optical Networking

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Jörg-Peter Elbers has more than 20 years of experience in the optical networking industry. At ADVA, he is responsible for technology strategy, applied research, standardization and intellectual property management. Before joining ADVA, Jörg was Director of Technology in the Optical Product Unit of Marconi which was later acquired by Ericsson. Prior to that, he worked at Siemens AG, last as Director of Network Architecture in the Optical Networks Business Unit. Jörg holds a Dipl-Ing. and Dr.-Ing. degree in electrical engineering from TU Dortmund University, Germany.

Jörg-Peter Elbers has more than 20 years of experience in the optical networking industry. At ADVA, he is responsible for technology strategy, applied research, standardization and intellectual...

Andrew Feldman

Co-founder and CEO, Cerebras Systems

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Andrew is co-founder and CEO of Cerebras Systems. He is an entrepreneur dedicated to pushing boundaries in the compute space. Prior to Cerebras, he co-founded and was CEO of SeaMicro, a pioneer of energy-efficient, high-bandwidth microservers. SeaMicro was acquired by AMD in 2012 for $357M. Before SeaMicro, Andrew was the Vice President of Product Management, Marketing and BD at Force10 Networks which was later sold to Dell Computing for $800M. Prior to Force10 Networks, Andrew was the Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Development at RiverStone Networks from the company’s inception through IPO in 2001. Andrew holds a BA and an MBA from Stanford.

Andrew is co-founder and CEO of Cerebras Systems. He is an entrepreneur dedicated to pushing boundaries in the compute space. Prior to Cerebras, he co-founded and was CEO of SeaMicro, a pioneer of...

Mattias Fridström

Vice President & Chief Evangelist, Telia Carrier

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Mr. Fridström joined Telia AB in Dec 1996 as Senior Project Manager for the development and installation of many International submarine cables around the world. In 1998 Mattias assumed the role within Telia International Carrier as head of the construction and implementation of the International Network within Europe and USA for the Carrier business. Between 2003 and 2010 he first headed up the Product Management side of TeliaSonera International Carrier for Voice, IP, Capacity and Infrastructure related services and then he had the strategic responsibility for the complete and combined National and International Wholesale Product Portfolio within the TeliaSonera Group. Between January 2011 and June 2016 he was the CTO of TeliaSonera International Carrier and since July 2016 he is now the Chief Evangelist for Telia Carrier Mr. Fridström holds a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from University of Wollongong, Australia.

Mr. Fridström joined Telia AB in Dec 1996 as Senior Project Manager for the development and installation of many International submarine cables around the world. In 1998 Mattias assumed the role...

Bill Gartner

Senior Vice President/GM of Optical Systems and Optics Group, Cisco Systems

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Bill Gartner is Senior Vice President/GM of of Cisco's Optical Systems and Optics Group. In this role, Bill has P&L responsibility for these businesses and is responsible for strategic direction, product development, product positioning and new product introduction. Prior to joining Cisco, Bill was Chief Operating Officer of Meriton Networks (acquired by Xtera Networks). Prior to Meriton, Bill served as President and COO of Mahi Networks and COO of Photuris. Before joining Photuris, he was Vice President and General Manager of Lucent's Optical Networking Systems business, responsible for Metro, Access, and Long Haul DWDM Products. His earlier tenure in the industry included roles at AT&T Bell Labs and Paradyne. Bill has served on the boards of OptronX (acquired by JDSU) and CyOptics. Bill has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech, a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University, and an Executive Master’s in Technology Management from University of Pennsylvania/Wharton. He is a University of Pennsylvania Moore Fellow, and holds three patents.

Bill Gartner is Senior Vice President/GM of of Cisco's Optical Systems and Optics Group. In this role, Bill has P&L responsibility for these businesses and is responsible for strategic direction...

Eve Griliches

Sr Product Marketing, Optical BU, Cisco Systems

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Eve Griliches is the Product Marketing lead for the Optical BU. Previously, Eve was Director of Solutions Marketing at BTI Systems and Managing Partner of the global research firm ACG Research where she was VP of Optical Networking. Before ACG, Eve served as IDC Program Director for Telecommunications Equipment, where she provided in-depth analysis on key telecom market technologies. Additionally, Eve has more than 10 years of product line management experience at equipment vendors including Marconi (Ericsson), PhotonEx, Nortel Networks, Bay Networks and Wellfleet Communications. She also spent four years at Thinking Machines Corporation, one of the first parallel processing supercomputer companies.

Eve Griliches is the Product Marketing lead for the Optical BU. Previously, Eve was Director of Solutions Marketing at BTI Systems and Managing Partner of the global research firm ACG Research...

Stephen Hardy

Editorial Director/Associate Publisher, Lightwave

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Stephen Hardy is editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, part of the Technology Group of PennWell. Stephen is responsible for establishing and executing editorial strategy across the both brands’ web sites, email newsletters, events, and other information products. He has covered the fiber-optics space for more than 20 years, and communications and technology for more than 35 years. During his tenure, Lightwave has received awards from Folio: and the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for editorial excellence. Prior to joining Lightwave and PennWell in 1997, Stephen worked for Telecommunications magazine and the Journal of Electronic Defense.

Stephen Hardy is editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, part of the Technology Group of PennWell. Stephen is responsible for...

Elizabeth Rivera Hartling

Subsea Optical Network Architect, Facebook

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Elizabeth Rivera Hartling is a Subsea Optical Network Architect at Facebook, focused on optical transmission technology and optimizing Facebook's Subsea Open Cable designs to build a scalable, high capacity, cost-effective subsea network to meet Facebook's growing bandwidth demands. Elizabeth studied Electrical Engineering at Queen’s University, in Kingston, Canada. She entered the subsea industry in 2008 as a founding member of the Ciena Submarine R&D engineering team, when the subsea upgrade market was a new idea to the industry. She designed and executed solutions for some of the very first subsea industry 40G and 100G coherent deployments and co-pioneered the ITU standardization of submarine power budget tables for coherent technologies. She has been a long-time champion of the subsea Open Cables movement, and currently leads a cross-industry working group focused on garnering broad industry agreement on best practices and recommendations for many key aspects of Open Cables.

Elizabeth Rivera Hartling is a Subsea Optical Network Architect at Facebook, focused on optical transmission technology and optimizing Facebook's Subsea Open Cable designs to build a scalable, high...

David Heard

Chief Executive Officer & Director, Infinera

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David Heard has served as Infinera’s CEO and has been a member of their Board of Directors since November 2020. Mr. Heard joined Infinera in June 2017 and served as the company’s Chief Operating Officer from October 2018 to November 2020. During his time as COO, Mr. Heard was responsible for leading the innovation of new solutions and the overall operational excellence of the company, overseeing functions including corporate development, facilities, human resources, information technology, marketing, operations, product lifecycle management, quality, research and development and services.

Mr. Heard brings a proven track record of technology industry leadership, with more than 25 years of success in the industry. Prior to Infinera, Mr. Heard served as President of Network and Service Enablement at JDS Uniphase (now Viavi) from 2010 to 2015, and as COO at BigBand Networks (now Arris) from 2007 to 2010. Earlier roles included President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Somera (now Jabil), President and General Manager, Switching Division, at Tekelec (now Oracle), President and CEO at Santera Systems, and various positions at Lucent Technologies and AT&T.

Mr. Heard holds a BA in Production and Operations Management from Ohio State University, an MBA from the University of Dayton, and an MS in Management from Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was a Sloan Fellow.

David Heard has served as Infinera’s CEO and has been a member of their Board of Directors since November 2020. Mr. Heard joined Infinera in June 2017 and served as the company’s Chief Operating...

Chih-Lin I

Chief Scientist, Wireless Technologies, China Mobile

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Chih-Lin I is CMCC Chief Scientist of Wireless Technologies. She received Ph.D. EE from Stanford University. She has won 2005 IEEE ComSoc Stephen Rice Prize, 2018 IEEE ComSoc Fred W. Ellersick Prize, the 7th IEEE Asia-Pacific Outstanding Paper Award, and 2015 IEEE Industrial Innovation Award for Leadership and Innovation in Next-Generation Cellular Wireless Networks. She is the Chair of O-RAN Technical Steering Committee and an O-RAN Executive Committee Member, the Chair of FuTURE 5G/6G SIG, the Chair of WAIA (Wireless AI Alliance) Executive Committee, an Executive Board Member of GreenTouch, a Network Operator Council Founding Member of ETSI NFV, a Steering Board Member and Vice Chair of WWRF, a Steering Committee member and the Publication Chair of IEEE 5G and Future Networks Initiatives, the Founding Chair of IEEE WCNC Steering Committee, the Director of IEEE ComSoc Meetings and Conferences Board, a member of IEEE ComSoc SDB, SPC, and CSCN-SC, and a Scientific Advisory Board Member of Singapore NRF. She has published over 200 papers in scientific journals, book chapters and conferences and holds over 100 patents. She is co-author of the book “Green and Software-defined Wireless Networks – From Theory to Practice” and has also Co-edited two books: “Ultra-dense Networks – Principles and Applications” and “5G Networks – Fundamental Requirements, Enabling Technologies, and Operations Management”. She is a Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of WWRF. Her current research interests center around ICDT Deep Convergence: “From Green & Soft to Open & Smart”.

Chih-Lin I is CMCC Chief Scientist of Wireless Technologies. She received Ph.D. EE from Stanford University. She has won 2005 IEEE ComSoc Stephen Rice Prize, 2018 IEEE ComSoc Fred W. Ellersick...

Ron Johnson

Senior Director of Architecture and Product Management, Cisco Systems

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Ron Johnson manages Cisco’s optical portfolio and the integration of IP and Optical. He has held this position for 12 years and has worked with Cisco’s optical group for more than 19 years. He holds multiple patents related to Cisco’s product offerings. Ron’s team is responsible for recent innovation and integration in DWDM, Packet and TDM technologies. Ron has been in telecom for the last 22 years. Starting out in Pacific Bell/SBC where he obtained a large carrier operational perspective that has found it’s way into Cisco’s IP+Optical portfolio.

Ron Johnson manages Cisco’s optical portfolio and the integration of IP and Optical. He has held this position for 12 years and has worked with Cisco’s optical group for more than 19 years. He...

Mahesh Kallahalla

Distinguished Engineer/Senior Director, Google

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Mahesh Kallahalla is a Distinguished Engineer / Senior Director at Google. He leads Engineering for Stadia, Google's Cloud Gaming division. Launched in 2019, Stadia has proven that game streaming is the future of how games will be played. In Stadia, Mahesh's teams are responsible for all aspects of the product : developer tools and services used by game developers, publisher services, infrastructure services, real time streaming strack, platform backend services, and client applications. Prior to Stadia, Mahesh led the Networking Site Reliability teams at Google, responsible for managing all networking services that power Google and Google Cloud. This includes cluster, campus, and WAN SDNs; higher level networking services such as DNS, reverse proxy servers, and load balancers; and cloud network functions such as VPC, Virtual routing, and Cloud Interconnect. He was a key lead in Espresso, Google's extension of the SDN to the peering edge. Prior to joining Google in 2006, Mahesh was a research scientist at NTT DoCoMo Silicon Valley Research Labs, and HP Research. He holds multiple patents and has academic publications covering a wide range of computer systems topics, including storage systems, datacenter virtualization, and networking. Mahesh received his Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India and M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rice University.

Mahesh Kallahalla is a Distinguished Engineer / Senior Director at Google. He leads Engineering for Stadia, Google's Cloud Gaming division. Launched in 2019, Stadia has proven that game streaming...

William King

Co-founder & CTO, Subspace

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When not collecting really hard puzzles and dying often in his favorite first person shooters William is a real-time communications expert and a core developer of the Freeswitch project, William led the development of Flowroute’s core tech, Portugal Telecom next generation network, and the Silent Circle network. You can find William on Discord at william_subspace#0451

When not collecting really hard puzzles and dying often in his favorite first person shooters William is a real-time communications expert and a core developer of the Freeswitch project, William...

Bikash Koley

Vice President, Global Networking, Google

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Bikash is currently the Vice President of Global Networking at Google. Bikash’s team is responsible for design, build and operation of Google’s massive global network that every Google service relies upon.

Prior to Google, Bikash was the Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Juniper Networks. In this role, Bikash charted Juniper’s technology strategy and led the execution of the company’s critical technology innovations. Specifically, Bikash was responsible for Juniper’s telco cloud and virtualization, multicloud enterprise datacenter and software defined enterprise networking products and technologies.

Prior to Juniper, Bikash spent close to ten years at Google, where he was a Distinguished Engineer and the Head of Network Architecture, Engineering and Planning. Prior to Google, Bikash was the CTO of Qstreams Networks, a company he co-founded. He also spent several years at Ciena Corporation in various technical roles developing DWDM and Ethernet technologies.

He is an industry-leading expert on network function virtualization, intent driven networking (IDN), multicloud networking, warehouse-scale computing, and hyperscale network infrastructures.

Bikash received a BTech from IIT, India; and MS and PhD degrees from the University of Maryland at College Park, all in Electrical Engineering.

Bikash is currently the Vice President of Global Networking at Google. Bikash’s team is responsible for design, build and operation of Google’s massive global network that every Google service...

Matt Murphy

President and Chief Executive Officer, Marvell Technology

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Matt Murphy is President and Chief Executive Officer of Marvell Technology. He has led the company since joining in July 2016 and also serves as a member of company’s Board of Directors. In his role as CEO, Matt is responsible for leading new technology development, directing ongoing operations and driving Marvell's growth strategy. Prior to joining Marvell, Matt worked for Maxim Integrated, where he advanced through a series of business leadership roles over two decades. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President of Business Units and Sales & Marketing, overseeing all product development and go-to-market activities. Prior to that, he served as the Senior Vice President of the Communications and Automotive Solutions Group and Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing. Matt is a recipient of a Silicon Valley Business Journal 2019 C-Suite award for CEO of a Large Public Company, and was a “40 Under 40” honoree in 2011. In 2018, Institutional Investor named him All-America Executive Team Best CEO in the semiconductor category.  He also served as the Chairman of the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) in 2018. Matt earned a B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College, and is also a graduate of the Stanford Executive Program. He was appointed to the board of directors of eBay Inc. in March 2019 and serves on the boards of directors of the SIA and Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA).

Matt Murphy is President and Chief Executive Officer of Marvell Technology. He has led the company since joining in July 2016 and also serves as a member of company’s Board of Directors. In his...

Natarajan "Subu" Subrahmanyan

Principal, AO Asset Management

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Natarajan ‘Subu’ Subrahmanyan, CFA is a Principal at AO Asset Management.  Subu has over 15 years of equity research experience in the technology sector and focuses on hardware, semiconductor and security sectors at AO.  Prior to joining AO, Subu spent 12 years at The Juda Group as an equity research analyst covering the communications equipment and network security and before that was lead analyst for networking at Goldman Sachs.  Subu has been featured on the Wall Street Journal’s Best of the Street Analyst List, and ranked in the Institutional Investor polls. He holds an MBA from Vanderbilt University and a B.S in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Madras University in India.

Natarajan ‘Subu’ Subrahmanyan, CFA is a Principal at AO Asset Management.  Subu has over 15 years of equity research experience in the technology sector and focuses on hardware...

Ed Tiedemann

Senior Vice-President, Engineering, Qualcomm Fellow, Qualcomm

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Edward G. Tiedemann, Jr. is a Qualcomm Fellow and a Senior Vice President of Engineering of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. He leads Qualcomm’s worldwide standardization and industry organization activities. Dr. Tiedemann was instrumental in the design and development of the TIA/EIA/IS-95 CDMA system, also called cdmaOne™. He led Qualcomm’s, and much of the industry’s, efforts in the design and development of the third-generation cdma2000® system. Dr. Tiedemann led the offline industry group on M2M convergence, which resulted in oneM2M. In addition to being on the board of the MulteFire Alliance, Dr. Tiedemann is also on the board of the Open Mobile Alliance and the Open Connectivity Foundation. Prior to becoming involved with terrestrial wireless communications, Dr. Tiedemann was involved with numerous commercial and military satellite systems. From 1977 to 1988, Dr. Tiedemann was at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, where he worked on mmWave satellite communications systems. Dr. Tiedemann holds a Ph.D. degree from MIT where he worked in the areas of queueing theory and communications networks. He holds a Master of Science degree from Purdue University where he worked on bandwidth efficient modulation. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and StateUniversity (Va Tech). Dr. Tiedemann is past chairman ofthe Advisory Board of the College of Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and StateUniversity (Va Tech). He currently sits on the Advisory Board of the Purdue University School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is also a member of the Board of Overseers of the Peabody Essex Museum. Dr. Tiedemann was General Chair of GLOBECOM2015, one of the IEEE Communications Society flagship conferences.

Edward G. Tiedemann, Jr. is a Qualcomm Fellow and a Senior Vice President of Engineering of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. He leads Qualcomm’s worldwide standardization and industry organization...

David F. Welch

Founder and Chief Innovation Officer, Infinera

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David F. Welch, Ph.D., is Founder and Chief Innovation Officer at Infinera. In this role, he drives deep business and technology innovation through forward-looking strategies, including breakthrough technologies and technology partnerships, in addition to innovative business and market directions. Dr. Welch is currently a member of Infinera’s Board of Directors, where he has served the company since 2010. Dr. Welch’s past roles at Infinera include Chief Strategy and Technology Officer from 2017 to 2018, President from 2013 to 2017, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer from 2004 to 2013 and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) from 2001 to 2004. Prior to co-founding Infinera, he served as CTO, Transmission Division at JDS Uniphase, and in various executive roles, including CTO and Vice President of Corporate Development, at Spectra Diode Labs (SDL). Dr. Welch currently serves on the Board of Directors several start-up companies. He holds over 130 patents, and over 300 technical publications, and has been awarded the Optical Society of America’s (OSA) Adolph Lomb Medal, Joseph Fraunhofer Award and John Tyndall Award, as well as the Institute of Engineering Technology’s J J Thompson Medal for Electronics. He is a Fellow of OSA and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Dr. Welch holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Delaware and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.

David F. Welch, Ph.D., is Founder and Chief Innovation Officer at Infinera. In this role, he drives deep business and technology innovation through forward-looking strategies, including...

Glenn Wellbrock

Director, Optical Transport Network Architecture, Design, & Planning, Verizon

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Glenn Wellbrock is the Director of Optical Transport Network Architecture, design and planning at Verizon, where he is responsible for the development and deployment of new technologies for the access, metro and long haul transport infrastructure. Prior to this position, Wellbrock ran the advanced technology lab, established evaluation criteria and set engineering guidelines for all backbone transport equipment as well as various positions within network operations. In addition to his more than 30 years at Verizon (1984-2001 and 2004-present), Wellbrock was responsible for product architecture within the U.S. optical networks group at Marconi and product planning at Qplus Networks with a specific focus on developing alternative modulation techniques.

Glenn Wellbrock is the Director of Optical Transport Network Architecture, design and planning at Verizon, where he is responsible for the development and deployment of new technologies for the...

Nariman Yousefi

Executive Vice President, Automotive, Coherent DSP and Switch Group, Marvell

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Nariman Yousefi is Executive Vice President of Marvell’s Automotive, Coherent DSP and Switch Group. In his role, Nariman is responsible for the company’s Switch, Automotive and Coherent DSP product lines. Nariman joined Marvell from Inphi where he served as Senior Vice President of the Coherent DSP Business Group, establishing Inphi’s leadership in the Coherent DSP market. Before this, he was the Chief Executive Officer and President of ClariPhy, where he successfully scaled the company from a startup to the acquisition by Inphi. Earlier in his career, he was a founding member and senior executive at Broadcom’s Networking Group, overseeing the product development from inception to IPO stage and market leadership. He also held multiple executive roles at Broadcom, including Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Enterprise Networking Group and Senior Vice President of Infrastructure Technologies. Prior to joining Broadcom, Nariman held engineering management positions with Standard Microsystems and Western Digital Corporation. Nariman studied electrical engineering at the University of California, Davis and received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pacific and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California.

Nariman Yousefi is Executive Vice President of Marvell’s Automotive, Coherent DSP and Switch Group. In his role, Nariman is responsible for the company’s Switch, Automotive and Coherent DSP product...