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; Sorin Tibuleac, Adva Optical, 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