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5G Summit

13 July 2021 – 14 July 2021
Optica Virtual Event - Eastern Daylight/Summer Time (UTC - 04:00)

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The workshop schedule is based on Eastern Daylight Time (EDT, UTC-04:00).

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Day 1- Tuesday, 13 July
 Time (EDT) Topic Speakers Company Name
09:00 - 09:10 Opening Remarks Liz Rogan The Optical Society


09:10 - 10:10


5G Vision, Use Cases & Deployment Status 

Ed Tiedemann Qualcomm
Chih-Lin I China Mobile
Yukihiko Okumura NTT Docomo
10:10 - 10:40 Panel Discussion (Moderator: Jörg-Peter Elbers)  ADVA 
10:40 - 10:50 Break    


10:50 - 12:10



5G Technologies, Open RAN & Edge Computing

Paul Challoner Ericsson
Sagiv Draznin Rakuten Mobile
Cole Crawford VaporIO
Jason Hoffman MobileEdgeX
12:10 - 12:30 Scalability is key – Verizon’s strategy for 5G deployment Mark Watts Verizon
12:30 - 13:00 Meet the Speakers Event*
End of Day 1

Day 2-Wednesday, 14 July
Time (EDT) Topic Speakers Company Name
09:00 - 09:10 Opening Remarks
09:10 - 09:30 Transport Network Evolution in the Dawn of 5G Andreas Gladisch Deutsche Telekom
09:30 - 09:50 The 5th Generation Fixed Network (F5G) Luca Pesando TIM & ETSI ISG 5FG
09:50 - 10:10

The First Release of the ITU 50G-PON Standards

Frank Effenberger Futurewei & ITU-T Q2/SG15
10:10 - 10:30

Optical Access Network Evolution

Jun-ichi Kani NTT
10:30 - 10:50 Optical Access Networks for 5G Philippe Chanclou Orange Labs
10:50 - 11:20 Panel Discussion (Moderator: Xiang Liu) Futurewei Technologies
11:20 - 11:30 Break


11:30 - 12:30


Optical Transceivers and Photonic Devices for 5G

Dave Welch Infinera
Brandon Collings Lumentum
Steffen Koehler II-VI
12:30 - 13:00 Meet the Speakers Event*
  *Meet the Speakers Event available for an additional fee



The 5G Summit is organized by Optical Society coordinators Tom Giallorenzi and Genaro Montanez partnering with co-chairs Jörg-Peter Elbers and Xiang Liu. If you have any questions please contact OSA Customer service.

 Jörg-Peter Elbers, Senior Vice President Advanced Technology, Standards and IPR, ADVA 

Jorg EbbersJörg-Peter Elbers is Senior Vice President Advanced Technology, Standards and IPR at ADVA and responsible for technology strategy and applied research. Prior to joining ADVA, he held senior technical and leadership roles at Ericsson, Marconi and Siemens. Jörg is member of OSA, senior member of IEEE, board member of European Technology Platform on Networks (Networld Europe) and the German Information Technology Society (VDE ITG) as well as member of the ECOC management team, the OFC long range planning committee, and the OIDA Executive Forum planning committee.


Xiang Liu, Vice President for Optical Transport & Access, Futurewei Technologies

 Liu XiangXiang Liu is Vice President for Optical Transport and Access at Futurewei Technologies. He had been with Bell   Labs working on high-speed optical transmission technologies for 14 years. He has authored over   350 publications and holds over 100 US patents. He has served as a General Co-Chair of OFC 2018, and is   currently serving as a Deputy Editor of Optics Express and an Advisory Board member of NGOF. Xiang   received a Ph.D. degree in applied physics from Cornell University. Dr. Liu is a Fellow of the OSA and the IEEE.