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.
 

N5 Service Provider Summit and MarketWatch Sub-Committee Chair:
Steve Plote, Director of Business Solutions, BTI Systems, USA

Market Watch Organizer:
Frank Chang, Principal Engineer - Optical, Inphi Corp., USA

 


Tuesday, 24 March
10:30 - 12:00

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

Moderator: Tiejun Xia, System Architect/DMTS, Verizon, USA

Tuesday, 24 March
12:30 - 14:30

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

Moderator: Vladimir Kozlov; CEO, LightCounting, USA

Tuesday, 24 March
15:00 - 17:00

Panel III: What’s New in Integrated Photonics Technologies?

Moderator: Mark Lutkowitz; Principal, fibeReality, LLC, USA

Wednesday, 25 March
13:00 - 15:00

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

Moderator: Andrew Schmitt; Principal Analyst,Infonetics Research

Wednesday, 25 March
15:30 - 17:00

Panel V: Intra-Data Center Interconnection Architectures and Challenges

Moderator: Sudeep Bhoja, Chief Technology Officer, Networking Interconnects, Inphi

Thursday, 26 March
10:30 - 12:30

Panel VI: Do Carriers Really Want Network Convergence or Maintain Equipment Divergence.

Moderator: Robert Doverspike; Executive Director Research, AT&T Labs

Thursday, 26 March
13:00 - 15:00

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

Moderator: Hans Jürgen Schmidtke; VP Technology at Juniper Networks