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

DCS Panel II: Lowering Power Consumption in Optical Solutions

Tuesday, 26 March, 14:15 – 15:45

Theater II

Session Description

Network operators have long faced the challenge to grow capacity without proportional increases in power and cost. At the same time, networks must evolve to meet the needs of new applications. Today, artificial intelligence and machine learning are driving a unique set of design optimizations. Addressing this challenge will require some combination of component innovation and new system and network architectures. This panel will explore some of the concepts being discussed in the industry to reduce the power consumption for optical interfaces.


Tom Williams, Director of Technical Marketing, Cisco, United States


Hacene Chaouch, Distinguished Engineer, Arista, United States

Arash Farhood, SVP Optical and Copper Connectivity, Marvell, United States

Mark Nowell, CISCO, United States

Scott Schube, Nubis Communications, United States

Christian Reimer, Co-founder, Head of Product, Hyperlight, United States