This three-day series of panel discussions engages the latest application topics and business issues in the field of optical communications.  Presentations and panel sessions feature esteemed guest speakers from industry, research and the investment community.

The program will be located on the exhibit floor, so ALL attendees can easily visit the sessions and tour the exhibit hall. Audience members are encouraged to participate in the question and answer segments that follow the presentations.

Market Watch Chair:
Steve Plote, Director of Business Solutions, BTI Systems, USA


Tuesday, 24 March
10:30 - 12:00

Panel 1: Reality Check on Maturity of Metro 100G and Beyond

Tiejun Xia, System Architect/DMTS, Verizon, USA

Tuesday, 24 March
12:30 - 14:30

Panel 2: State of the Market/Industry: 2014 in Review

Vladimir Kozlov; CEO, LightCounting, USA

Tuesday, 24 March
15:00 - 17:00

Panel 3: Value and Cost of Multi-Layer SDN

Frank Effenberger; Vice President and Fellow, Access Adv. Tech. at Futurewei Technologies

Wednesday, 25 March
13:00 - 15:00

Panel 4: Monetization of Optical Networks – Need for New Business Models

Andreas Bechtolsheim; Chief Development Officer, Arista Networks Inc

Wednesday, 25 March
15:30 - 17:00

Panel 5: Intra-Data Center Interconnection Architectures and Challenges

Sudeep Bhoja; CTO Infrastructure/Networking, Inphi

Thursday, 26 March
10:30 - 12:30

Panel 6: Are CDNs Lightening the Load on the Core and Metro Networks?

Hans Jürgen Schmidtke; VP Technology at Juniper Networks

Thursday, 26 March
13:00 - 15:00

Panel 7: Do Carriers really want Network Convergence or have Equipment Remain Divergent?

Robert Doverspike; Executive Director Research, AT&T Labs