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Shamim Akhtar

Chief Optical & RF Network Infrastructure Architect, Apple

About the Speaker

Shamim Akhtar has been in optical networking industry for over 2 decades covering every facets of optical networks from broadband access, transport to warehouse scale data centers. Shamim has played key role in the transformation of optical industry across the world. During his long stint at Comcast Shamim architected and laid the key foundation of fiber deep HFC/Docsis network and commoditized DWDM transport network unit cost through multi-vendor interop. Shamim, currently leads the optical networking domain of Apple’s global network and Data Centers. His insight into the photonics/broadband technologies has helped shape many companies and standards bodies for several years.