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Optica Executive Forum at OFC 2024

Mark Filer

Stealth Startup, Area Tech Lead

About the Speaker

Mark M. Filer is currently working at a stealth startup as area tech lead in photonics. Before that, Mark worked at Google as Optical Network Architect, focusing on campus, metro DCI, and wide-area network optical solutions and next-gen datacenter network architectures. Prior to Google, Mark spent several years at Microsoft Azure HW and Networking teams in Redmond WA, Amazon Web Services in Seattle WA, and ADVA Optical Networking in Atlanta GA. He has numerous publications and patents in the areas of photonic integration, cloud-scale network architectures, open line systems, long-haul transmission, and DWDM system impairments. Mark has served on the OIF Board of Directors as Vice President. He holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA.

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