Description: This session will review how the market for applied industrial optics at this point in the pandemic, looking at where we’ve come, where we’re at, and what to expect going forward. It will also examine some upcoming hot topics and opportunities in industrial optics and photonics. The emphasis of this session will be on the update and a discussion with attendees about what excites them (and what may concern them) about the market opportunities in this field.
Speaker: Tom Hausken, Optica, USA
With over 40 years in optoelectronics, Tom Hausken focuses on industry content at Optica—as Senior Industry Advisor. For 13 years until 2012, Dr. Hausken led market research and strategy consulting for lasers, image sensors, and a range of other photonic products at Strategies Unlimited. He was also a telecom policy analyst at the U.S. Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, and held R&D and production positions at Alcatel and Texas Instruments in photonics and electronics. He has a PhD from the University of California at Santa Barbara, in optoelectronics.