Market Watch


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 (North, Exhibit Hall D), 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

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

Market Watch Advisor:
Eve Griliches, Director of Solutions Marketing, BTI Systems, USA


Tuesday, 11 March
12:00 - 14:00
Panel 1: State of the Industry

Daryl Inniss, Vice President & Practice Leader Components, Ovum, USA

Tuesday, 11 March
15:00 - 17:00
Panel 2: What’s Happening for 100G and Beyond Ecosystems?

Tiejun Xia, System Architect/DMTS, Verizon, USA

Wednesday, 12 March
13:00 - 15:00
Panel 3: Data Center Architecture and Content Delivery Strategies

Siddharth Sheth, Vice President Marketing, Inphi Corp, USA

Thursday, 13 March
10:30 - 12:30
Panel 4: 100/400G Pluggable Optics and its Enabling Technologies

Beck Mason, Vice President Research and Development, JDSU Corp., USA

Thursday, 13 March
13:00 - 15:00
Panel 5: PIC vs. Si Photonics: Hype or Reality?

Adam Carter, General Manager - Transceiver Module Group, Cisco, USA