The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

A Virtual Conference - Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-07:00)

Wednesday, 09 June 17:00 – 18:30

Session organized by Ethernet Alliance

Session Description:

Ethernet has become the most ubiquitous method for networking computers and peripherals today! Not only is Ethernet used in high speed applications in enterprise data centers, cloud providers and service providers, it is also used in industrial and building automation and even automobiles. Ethernet’s many operating speeds and various interconnects make it ideal for what appears to be a diverse set of technologies, however they all share the same need to transfer data from device to device safely and securely.  In addition, Ethernet’s configurability from 1Gb/s to 400Gb/s lends itself quite nicely to the broad spectrum of application spaces it is now used in. With the coming of newest 400Gb/S and 800Gb/s speeds and latest form factors, Ethernet’s continued advancement is ensured. 


David Rodgers, Teledyne LeCroy PSG, USA

David J. Rodgers is Senior Product Marketing and Program Manager with Teledyne LeCroy Protocol Solutions Group, where he focuses on defining, designing, deploying, and marketing a broad range of high-speed serial analysis test and measurement products for Storage solutions including SAS/SATA, Ethernet and Fibre Channel SANs and LANs. He has 35 years industry experience bringing new computer technologies to market with an extensive background in business, program and product development of serial protocol test and measurement solutions. He is an original member of the USB Implementers Forum and one of the pioneer marketers of USB protocol analyzers. He currently represents Teledyne LeCroy’s Protocol Solutions Group for Storage Test Technologies including Ethernet, Fibre Channel and SAS in various protocol industry groups, currently including the IEEE, T10/T11 standards bodies and the Ethernet Alliance, the Fibre Channel Industry Association, and the Storage Networking Industry Association marketing organizations.


Ken Lusted, Intel, USA

Kent Lusted is a Principal Engineer at Intel.  He joined Intel in 1999, focused on designing Ethernet board products and teaching IEEE 802.3 BASE-T compliance testing to customers all over the world. Kent won an Intel Achievement Award in 2002 for his contributions towards delivering the world’s first client and dual-port server Gigabit Ethernet controllers. He continues to be an integral part of the Ethernet PHY interoperability debug team over many generations of SERDES products (10 Gbps, 25 Gbps, 50 Gbps and beyond). Since 2012, Kent has been an active contributor and member of the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet PHY standards development leadership team and is currently the Vice-Chair of the IEEE 802.3ck 100G SERDES electrical interfaces Task Force.  He also co-chairs the Ethernet Alliance High Speed Networking subcommittee.

Jim Theodoras, HG Genuine, USA

Jim Theodoras is currently VP of R&D at HG Genuine USA. He is an experienced optical communication professional with a proven history of creating new revenue streams through a combination of creativity, market analysis, customer interaction, cross-functional teamwork, and follow-through. He has over 30 years of industry experience in electronics and optics, spanning a wide range of diverse topics. Jim is a past President and current Director of the Ethernet Alliance and past optical liaison editor for IEEE Communications Magazine. He holds 20 patents in the field of telecommunications, and is a frequent contributor to industry publications.

Pavel Zivny, Tektronix, USA

Pavel Zivny is a communications measurements domain expert with the high performance oscilloscopes group of Tektronix. Pavel was granted oscilloscope related patents, authored industry articles and papers, and represents Tektronix to high-speed serial data standards committees.

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