08:00 - 10:00, Concourse Hall
Plenary speakers at OFC typically include an industrial leader and a research leader, both covering topics related to the technical core of the conference, and a visionary speaker who presents a topic outside of, but linking back to, the focus of OFC.
This year, the General Chairs chose Google’s Employee #8 and current VP of Engineering Urs Hölzle to speak about Google’s groundbreaking cloud network in terms of reach, scale and capability.
On the research front, Prof. Meint Smit, considered by many as the father of the integrated photonics foundry model, will talk about affordable photonic integration and the wide range of applications that the photonic foundry model is enabling.
Our visionary speaker, Prof. Mischa Dohler, will share his joint loves of communications research and music by firstly discussing how the ‘Internet of Skills’ will allow the transmission of labor, enabled by next-generation wireless 5G and optical networks, and then ‘playing us out’ with some tunes from his latest album!
10:30-16:00, Expo Theater I
Three-day series of panel discussions on the latest application topics and business issues. Presenters represent industry, research and investment communities.
Panel I: State of the Industry
10:30 - 12:00
The ‘State of the Industry’ analyst panel provides a forum where industry and financial experts join together to give their perspectives on where they see the market heading in the next few years. The panel will cover the top trends in all industry markets and will be presented with a focus with specific calculations and reported market data points.
Panel II: Market Outlook for High Bandwidth Optical Technologies
12:30 - 14:00
Get an overview of the market outlook and real benefits of high optical bandwidth technology, review its influence to other technology sections and address related challenges in product development.
Panel III: Global Market for Subsea Fiber Optic Networking Applications
14:30 - 16:00
The rapid growth of dynamic Internet traffic is leading to increased bandwidth demand and a need for submarine optical networks to be more flexible. See how increasing global interconnectivity is forcing undersea optical networks to evolve to accommodate changing needs.
Rump Session: Sub $0.25/Gbps Optics; How and When Will Fiber Finally Kill Copper Cable Interconnects in the DC?
19:30 - 21:30, Room 409AB
In the data center, switch interconnects are exclusively fiber-based, but copper cables stubbornly hang on as service interconnects at ~$0.50/Gbps per link. Optical transceivers inside active cables will have to be $0.25/Gbps to match cost. After a short round of introductory presentations by organizers and provocateurs, attendees are invited to participate in robust debate. (Beer and other beverages are served, so robust debate is assured.)
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