• Technical Conference:  30 March – 03 April 2025
  • Exhibition: 01 – 03 April 2025
  • Moscone Center, San Francisco, California, USA

Tuesday, 26 March, 12:00 – 12:30

Theater II

Abstract available soon.


Di Liang, Director, Sr. Staff Engineer, Alibaba Group, United States

Keynote Speaker

Rich Baca, Principal, Strategic Accounts, Ciena, United States

Interconnect Considerations for the Data Center AI Race

About Rich Baca:

Rich Baca is a seasoned engineer with over 30 years of experience. Most recently, he has worked on novel optical approaches to lower optical link cost and power consumption while increasing reliability. Along with active components, Baca has extensive experience with passive optical technologies for speeding up AI fiber optic deployments. He has worked on electromagnetics/laser simulation, microwave photonics & MMIC design, high-speed digital optical design, PON, fiber optic cabling and connectors at various companies such as Texas Instruments, Raytheon, Finisar, Tellabs, CommScope and other startups along the way. Baca has a PhD from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana.