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Sponsored Webinar: Roadmap to 1.6Tbps Optical Connectivity Leveraging Open Eye MSA Specifications

23 February 2022 11:00 - 12:00

Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC - 05:00)

This webinar will introduce a new generation of optical standards at 100Gbps per lane. These standards will enable lower power and lower cost modules up to 1.6Tbps by delivering solutions compliant to the Open Eye MSA standard.

Sponsored By:

Open Eye MSA



Tom PalkertTom Palkert, Open Eye MSA Standards Editor, Open Eye MSA (MODERATOR)

Tom has worked on high speed SERDES, connector and interconnect designs from 100Mbps to 112Gbps. He is involved in Ethernet, Fibre channel, Infiniband and the Optical Internetworking Forum. In addition he has been editor of many SFF and MSA documents including SFP, QSFP, CDFP and QSFP-DD.  Tom is a past member of the OIF board of directors, past chair of the OIDA silicon photonics alliance and is currently chair of the Fibre Channel T11.2 Physical Layer Task Group and vice chair of the OIF Physical and Link Layer (PLL) working group. He has BS and MS degrees from the University of Minnesota and 5 patents.



Dipak ChudasamaDipak Chudasama, Director, Business Development Datacom, TRUMPF

Dipak Chudasama brings extensive background in Optics having held various Sales, Product Management and Engineering positions over 20 years. His experience spans the fields of Datacom, High Performance Computing, Passive Optical Networks (PON) and CATV.

Currently Dipak develops business for TRUMPF Photonic Components in the Datacom field.  Most recently he served as Vice President of Sales for DustPhotonics. Prior to that, Dipak held various Sales, Product Marketing and Engineering roles for Oclaro, Source Photonics, Mindspeed Technologies and Lucent Technology. 

Dipak holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from California State University, Los Angeles.


Mark Kimber, Principal Product Definition Specialist, Semtech

Mark Kimber is the Principal Product Definition Specialist at Semtech Corporation. Mark received the BE (Elect) degree from the University of Queensland in 1984.  Since then he has worked on research and product development at GEC Hirst Research Centre, STC Laboratories, Bell Northern Research, Nortel, Bookham, Gennum and Semtech. Mark currently works on product definition for Semtech products and is a contributor to various standards groups.



Kees Propstra

Kees Propstra, GM Measurement Solutions, MultiLane

Kees has over 20 years of experience in technology marketing in a variety of roles. He started his career at Akzo Nobel Central Research, working in optical polymer switch R&D. He subsequently transitioned to product management at JDS Uniphase, where he was responsible for the market introduction of new products such as waveguide optical switches and dynamic gain equalizers. Kees moved to Silicon Valley to join OpTun as director of product management responsible for defining new product strategy of its integrated optics platform. Prior to joining MultiLane, Kees was group manager of the Tektronix application engineering team in Silicon Valley. He has a Master of Science in physics and a post-graduate degree in modern optics from the University of Twente, the Netherlands.


Marek Tlalka, Senior Director of Marketing, High Performance Analog, MACOMMarek Tlalka

Marek Tlalka is the Senior Director of Marketing for High Performance Analog at MACOM. Prior to joining MACOM, Marek worked at Mindspeed Technologies, Luxtera, Conexant, Applied Digital Access and GTE Communications Systems. Marek has over 30 years of experience in the telecommunications field covering areas such as Engineering, Product Management, Marketing and Sales. Marek received his BSEE from Illinois Institute of Technology and his MBA from San Diego State University.


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