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Optica Executive Forum at OFC 2024

Optica Executive Forum is a 1-day program featuring a keynote session, panel presentations, a business fireside chat and in-person networking opportunities.

View the session descriptions.


This schedule is based on Pacific Standard Time (UTC - 08:00).

Time Event
7:30 - 8:15 Networking Breakfast: Indigo AE Ballroom
8:15 -  17:35 Program
8:15 - 8:30 Welcome Remarks & Opening Comments
8:30 - 9:15 Keynote

Introduction: 

Tim Doiron, Infinera

Matt Murphy, Marvell
9:15 - 10:15

Session 1: Next-Generation Network Infrastructure and Architecture

Moderator:
Mark Filer, Stealth Startup

Speakers:

Hong Liu, Google
Sheila Rohra, Hitachi Vantara
Chongjin Xie, Alibaba
John Dexheimer, Lightwave Advisors
Jag Brar, Oracle

10:15 - 10:45 Networking Break
10:45 - 12:00

Session 2: Status of Photonic-enabled Modules and Interconnects

Moderator:
Lisa Huff, Omdia

Speakers:

Stephen Alexander, Ciena
Near Margalit, Broadcom
Rob Maher, Infinera
Loi Nguyen, Marvell
Tom Williams, Acacia Communications

12:00 - 13:00 Networking Lunch
13:00 - 14:00

Session 3: Photonic Manufacturing and Enabling Technologies

Moderator:

Sanjai Parthasarathi, Coherent Corp.

Speakers: 
 

Giovanni Barbarossa, Coherent Corp.
Giorgio Cazzaniga, Jabil
Ted Letavic, GlobalFoundries
Tim Vang, Semtech
Mike Bell, Corning

 

14:00 - 14:30 Networking Break
14:30 - 15:40

Session 4: CEO Panel

Moderator:
Michael Lebby, Lightwave Logic

Speakers:

David Heard, Infinera
Alan Lowe, Lumentum
Chuck Mattera, Coherent
Bill Brennan, Credo

 

15:40 - 16:40

Session 5: Photonic Interconnects in AI Clusters

Moderators:
Chris Pfistner, Avicena Tech

Speakers: 

Pablo Ziperovich, Microsoft
Ashkan Seyedi, NVIDIA
Dan Harding, Nubis Communications
Bardia Pezeshki, Avicena Tech
 

 

16:40- 17:30

Session 6: Business Fireside Chat

Moderators:

Natarajan "Subu" Subrahmanyan, Verition Fund Management

Speaker:

Andy Bechtolsheim, Arista Networks

 

17:30 - 17:35 Closing Remarks
17:35 - 19:00 Executive Reception

Sponsors



Platinum
 

GoFoton

Infinera



Gold
 




Cisco
Lumentum



Silver
 




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