The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

Los Angeles Convention Center,
Los Angeles, California, USA


The panels provide an interactive learning environment and are open to all conference registrants. Like invited and tutorial speakers, panel topics and organizers are chosen through a highly selective nominations process.

Are Electronic & Optical Components Ready to Support Higher Symbol Rates & Denser Constellations?
Organizers: Rich Baca, Microsoft, USA; Gary Nicholl, Cisco, Canada
Coherent Interoperability Beyond QPSK - Is it Needed and What Will it Take?
Organizers: Marc Bohn, Coriant GmbH & Co. KG, Germany; Sebastian Randel, Nokia Bell Labs, USA
Direct vs. Coherent Detection for Metro-DCI
Organizers: Robert Griffin, Oclaro, UK; Tom Issenhuth, Microsoft, USA
Lessons Learned From Global PON Deployment
Organizers: Frank Effenberger, FutureWei Technologies, Inc. USA; Thomas Pfeiffer, Nokia Bell Labs, Germany
Quantum Communication Programs Around the World
Organizers: Andrew Lord, BT Labs, UK; Masahide Sasaki, National Inst of Information & Comm Tech, Japan
Transport SDN - What is Ready, What is Missing?
Organizers: Doug Freimuth, IBM, USA; Karthik Sethuraman, NEC, USA

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