The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

San Diego Convention Center,
San Diego, California, USA

Industry Visions for a Converged Optical Networking Roadmap

Wednesday, 14 March, 13:15-15:15
Theater II, Hall E
Session organized by ON2020

Session Description

ON2020 is a global industry-wide effort to understand and define solution strategies for optical networking beyond 2020. With significant involvement from major global telecom and datacom network operators, ON2020 attempts to define new optical network requirements and specifications, develop general network technology roadmaps and evolution scenarios, and foster an open and sustainable ecosystem for end users, service providers, and equipment and component vendors to collectively address the optical networking demands in the cloud era. The program will reflect the spirit of ON2020 by providing long-term industry visions beyond current product deployments and beyond concrete product roadmaps. Freed from near-term thinking, competition, and standardization constraints, the program will help to set longer-term goals and directions that the fiber-optic communications industry should be expected to work towards.


Peter WinzerPeter Winzer, Director, Optical Transmission Subsystems Research, Nokia Bell Labs, USA

Xiang LiuXiang Liu, Distinguished Scientist, Transmission Product Line, Huawei, USA


Mark FilerMark Filer, Optical Network Architect, Microsoft Azure, USA
Mark is currently Optical Network Architect at Microsoft, working on next-generation long-haul and metro DCI optical solutions. Prior to that, he spent over 14 years in optical R&D at ADVA Optical Networking in Atlanta, GA. He has published research in the areas of long-haul transmission, ROADM network architectures, and system impairments focused on nonlinear effects and crosstalk. He holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA.
Andrew LordAndrew Lord, British Telecom, UK

Arnold MattheusArnold Mattheus, Deutsche Telekom, Germany

Katherine SchmidtkeKatharine Schmidtke, Facebook, USA


Chengliang ZhangChengliang Zhang, China Telecom Beijing Research Institute, China


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