OIDA Executive Forum at OFC to cover 400G and quantum communications

Feb. 21, 2019
The OIDA Executive Forum will cover a variety of optical networking and communications topics, including 400G.

The Optical Society (OSA; Washington, DC) in conjunction with OFC will hold the annual OSA Industry Development Associates (OIDA) Executive Forum, an exclusive event for business leaders in networking and communications technology. OIDA says its Executive Forum is the premier event for leaders in optical communications and networking.

The OIDA Executive Forum features industry executives in an informal, uncensored setting discussing the latest issues facing companies in the business. More than 200 senior-level executives will attend the event to discuss recent technology advancements, opportunities and challenges facing the next generation in optical networking and communications, such as datacenter issues and quantum communications.

The OIDA Executive Forum will be held Monday, 4 March 2019, 7:30 AM to 7:00 PM at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel – Indigo Ballroom, San Diego, CA.

Members of the press may attend the OIDA Executive Forum free of charge. Please register by contacting: [email protected]

A keynote address will be delivered by Buddy Bayer, Chief Network Officer, Windstream.

Attendees will also hear from industry leaders in the following panel presentations:

  • Action in the Access Network, moderated by Stephen Hardy, Lightwave, with panelists Curtis Knittle, CableLabs ; Lucy Lombardi, Telecom Italia; Toby Redshaw, Verizon; Sachin Vasudeva, Calix
  • Views from the APAC Region, moderated by Heidi Adams, IHS Markit, with panelists Junjie Li, China Telecom, Sun Min, Tencent; Ankit Agarwal, Sterlite; Yongwook Lee, KT
  • Commercial QKD & Encryption, moderated by Vladimir Kozlov, LightCounting, with panelists Jörg-Peter Elbers, ADVA Optical Networking; Michele Mosca, Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo; John Prisco, Quantum Xchange; Lily Chen, NIST

View the forum schedule and speaker profiles.

The OIDA Executive Forum is sponsored by Synopsys, Cisco, and MRSI Systems.

OSA Industry Development Associates (OIDA) serves and represents the optics and photonics community of more than 270 corporate members. Members include the leading providers of optics and photonics components and systems and leading universities and research institutions. OIDA provides roadmap reports and market data for the industry, serves as the voice of the industry to government and academia, acts as a liaison with other trade associations worldwide and provides a network for the exchange of ideas and information within the optics and photonics community. To learn more about a corporate membership with OIDA, visit osa.org/industry.

SOURCE: OIDA; https://www.osa.org/en-us/meetings/industry_events/oida_executive_forum_at_ofc/program/

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Gail has more than 30 years of engineering, marketing, product management, and editorial experience in the photonics and optical communications industry. Before joining the staff at Laser Focus World in 2004, she held many product management and product marketing roles in the fiber-optics industry, most notably at Hughes (El Segundo, CA), GTE Labs (Waltham, MA), Corning (Corning, NY), Photon Kinetics (Beaverton, OR), and Newport Corporation (Irvine, CA). During her marketing career, Gail published articles in WDM Solutions and Sensors magazine and traveled internationally to conduct product and sales training. Gail received her BS degree in physics, with an emphasis in optics, from San Diego State University in San Diego, CA in May 1986.

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