10 November 2014
Global Network Innovators Set to Deliver Keynote Talks at OFC 2015
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2014—OFC 2015
, the world’s leading conference for optical communications and networking professionals, today announced its line-up of keynote speakers for the 2015 plenary session
. On Tuesday, March 24, TE Connectivity SubCom’s Neal S. Bergano, MIT’s Kevin Slavin, and Juniper’s Pradeep Sindhu are scheduled to discuss the latest developments in optical communications including undersea fiber optic cables and algorithms’ impact on networking culture. OFC will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, in Los Angeles, California, USA, March 22-26.
“OFC benefits greatly from this year’s distinguished panel of keynote speakers,” said OFC general chair, Kathleen Tse. “The three speakers will bring a well-rounded view of our networked and connected world, which is certain to be a draw for all conference attendees.”
Neal S. Bergano
, vice president, research and development and chief technology officer
, TE Connectivity SubCom
Bergano is the vice president of research and development and the chief technology officer of TE Subsea Communications LLC (TE SubCom) in Eatontown, N.J., USA. He was named a distinguished member of the technical staff of AT&T Bell Labs, where he became an AT&T technology leader in 1997. From 1998 until 2013 he was the managing director of system research and network development at TE SubCom. Bergano is the recipient of the 2013 TE Connectivity Life-Time Achievement Award and the 2002 John Tyndall Award.
Kevin Slavin, assistant professor of media arts and sciences
, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab
As co-founder of Area/Code in 2005, Kevin Slavin has been a consistent pioneer in rethinking game design and development around new technologies and new platforms. Slavin spent 10 years as a creative director and planner at some of the largest agencies in the U.S., and has been awarded the industries top recognitions, including Creativity Magazine’s
Creativity 50. As a professor and teacher, he’s taught at New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, Fabrica, MIT, and Cooper Union, where he is also an alumni trustee.
, vice chairman and chief technology officer
, Juniper Networks
Pradeep Sindhu was the founding CEO and chairman of Juniper Networks and is now the vice chairman and chief technology officer. Prior to founding Juniper Networks, Sindhu worked as a principal scientist and distinguished engineer at the computer science laboratory at Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center.
is the largest global conference and exposition for optical communications and networking professionals. For more than 40 years, The Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC) has drawn attendees from all corners of the globe to meet and greet, teach and learn, make connections and move business forward.
OFC includes dynamic business programming, an exposition of more than 550 companies, and high impact peer-reviewed research that, combined, showcase the trends and pulse of the entire optical networking and communications industry. OFC is managed by The Optical Society (OSA) and co-sponsored by OSA, the IEEE Communications Society (IEEE/ComSoc), and the IEEE Photonics Society. OFC 2015 takes place March 22-26 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California, USA.