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Optica Photonic Devices Industry Summit at ficonTEC

05 - 06 September, 2023

Achim, Germany

This schedule is based on Central European Time (UTC + 01:00).

Welcome and Keynotes

Anand Gopalan
Anand Gopalan

Vayu Robotics, CEO & Co-founder

Agarwal Anuradha
Anuradha Agarwal

MIT, Director, Electronic-Photonic Packaging

Peter Obrien
Peter O'Brien

Tyndall National Institute, Director, Photonics Packaging Pilot Line

Monday 4, September

Welcome to the Optica Photonic Devices Industry Summit. The Summit begins with an evening reception and dinner at Paulaner’s an der Schlachte. Transportation has been provided for pick-up and returning to the key hotels.

Time Events Notes / Location
19:30 - 23:00 Welcome dinner Paulaner’s an der Schlachte

Tuesday 5, September

Day two of the Summit takes place at the Museum Übersee-Museum Bremen (Fascination. Distant lands), an exquisite event space combines a collection of ethnology, trade and natural history that is unique in Europe into a unified experience. All presentations, networking breaks, and lunches are included in this valuable summit.

Time Events Notes / Location
8:00  Welcome Breakfast Museum Übersee-Museum Bremen
9:20 Welcome: Jose Pozo Optica, CTO
9:25 Opening:
Torsten Vahrenkamp
Augusto Mandelli
Stefan Concezzi
Global Director
Corporate VP


Session 1: Manufacturing and Assembly Technologies

Time Events Notes / Location
9:50 Keynote: Anuradha Agarwal MIT, Director, Electronic-Photonic Packaging
10:20 Ruud Oldenbeuving imec, R&D manager Photonic System Integration
10:40 Sebastian Skacel Vanguard Automation, Head of Application Engineering, Support and Services
11:00 Sylwester Latkowski Photonic Integration Technology Center (PITC), Scientific Director
11:20 End of Session 1  
11:30 Lunch Museum Übersee-Museum Bremen


Session 2: Industrial and Medical Applications

Time Events Notes / Location
12:45 Keynote: Peter O'Brien Tyndall National Institute, Director, Photonics Packaging Pilot Line
13:15 Moritz Seyfried ficonTEC, Manager R&D
13:35 Henning  Schröder Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration (IZM), Lead Optical Interconnection Technology
13:55 Giulia Pippione Convergent Photonics, Diode Laser Packaging Engineer
14:15 Viacheslav (Slava) Artyushenko art photonics, President & CEO
14:35 Wilfried Noell SUSS MicroOptics, Senior Principal Scientist
14:55 Wrap up   
15:00 Depart for tour Transportation provided
15:30 Tour of ficonTEC  
17:00 Return to venue Transportation provided
17:30  Reception Übersee Restaurant
18:30  Dinner Übersee Restaurant


Wednesday 6, September

Day three of the Summit continues at the Museum Übersee-Museum Bremen.

Time Events Notes / Location
8:30  Welcome coffee and networking Museum Übersee-Museum Bremen
9:00 Welcome: Jose Pozo Optica, CTO


Session 3: LiDAR and Sensing

Time Events Notes / Location
9:05 Keynote: Anand Gopalan Vayu Robotics, CEO & Co-founder
9:35 Sarah Klein Fraunhofer ILT, Satellite-based Wind Lidar
9:55 Ali Allousch LUNA, Senior Optical Scientist
10:15 Scott Rowlands Viavi Solutions, Senior Product Line Manager
10:35 Winfried Reeb Laser Components, Head of Business
10:55 Mary Johnson Wavelength Electronics, CEO
11:15 Coffee Break  


Session 4:Advanced Photonic Integration

Time Events Notes / Location
11:50 David J. Hagan CREOL, University of Central Florida, Dean
12:20 Dimitri Geskus Chilas, CTO
12:40 David Bitauld III-V Labs/Nokia Bell Labs, Head of Advanced Photonic Integration Dept.
13:00 Lunch  
14:15 Rob McKenna Pilot Photonics, Senior PIC Design Engineer
14:35 Maxim Karpov Enlightra, Co-CEO and Co-Founder
14:55 Tiger Ninomiya SENKO Advanced Components, Sr. Technologist
15:15 Alexey Kovsh Alfalume, CEO and Co-founder
15:35 Wrap up   
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