OIDA Executive Forum - An Exclusive Event for Business Leaders in Networking and Communications Technology

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.

Held every year in conjunction with OFC, the OIDA Executive Forum features C-level panelists in an informal, uncensored setting discussing the latest issues facing companies in the business. Join more than 200 senior-level executives as they convene to discuss key themes, opportunities, and challenges facing the next generation in optical networking and communications. Highly valued by participants for the frank and open discussions, OIDA Executive Forum sessions explore emerging trends and action plans for tackling today's toughest business challenges.


Who Should Attend?

  • Service Provider Network Executives
  • Service Provider Technology Evaluators
  • Data Center Managers
  • Enterprise Network Managers
  • Business Development Executives
  • Communications Technology Development Managers
  • Optical Systems Developers and Managers
  • Core Router Developers
  • Test Equipment Vendors
  • Data Center Switch and Router Vendors
  • Semiconductor Manufacturers
  • Venture Investors
  • Financial and Market Analysts

Join Executives from these Innovative Companies:

  • II-VI, Inc.
  • Acacia Communications
  • ADVA Optical Networking
  • Apple
  • Arista Networks
  • Blue Planet/Ciena
  • Broadcom
  • CableLabs
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Comcast
  • Corning
  • Edge Micro
  • Facebook
  • Go!Foton
  • Google
  • Huawei 
  • Infinera
  • Intel Corporation
  • Lumentum
  • MRSI Systems
  • Nokia
  • Quantum Xchange
  • Source Photonics
  • Sterlite Technologies
  • Telecom Italia
  • Tencent
  • Vapor IO
  • Verizon Communications

2020 OIDA Executive Forum Planning Committee

Heidi Adams
Executive Director, Network Infrastructure Research
IHS Markit

Shamim Akhtar    
Global Newtwork Architecture & Technology Strategy

Becky Andersen
Executive Director of Research,
LightCounting Market Research

Frank Chang
Chief Engineer, Transceiver Design,
Source Photonics


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











Keysight Technologies

MRSI Mycronic