Wednesday, 09 March 15:00 – 16:00
Theater II

Session Description:

In this industry session we will provide updates from the OpenROADM MSA covering aspects of B100G implementations. We also cover the development efforts of TransportPCE with the primary focus on higher bit rate services. Finally, we conclude the session with the OpenROADM interoperability demo.

Moderator: 

Balagangadhar Bathula, Principal Member of Technical Staff, AT&T, USA

Panelists: 

Yoshiaki Sone, Sr. Researcher, NTT, Japan
Introduction to OpenROADM and Recent Updates

Olivier Renais, Optical Transport Network Architect, Orange, France
Update on TransportPCE Latest Developments

Tomizawa Masahito, VP, Head of Device Innovation Center, NTT, Japan
Title to be determined.

Andrea Fumagalli, Professor, Electrical Engineering, Univ. of Texas, Dallas, USA
Initiatives to Support the OpenROADM Mission

Biographies: 

Balagangadhar Bathula, Principal Member of Technical Staff, AT&T, USA
Balagangadhar Bathula received the Ph.D. degree in electrical communication engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. He is currently working as a Principal Member of the Technical Staff, Network Core Infrastructure and Services, AT&T Labs, USA. Before joining AT&T, he worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University, New York. He is leading the activities of OpenROADM Multi-Source Agreement (MSA) (disaggregated transport layer). His research interests are in software-defined networks (SDNs), open architectures for transport, cross-layer network architectures, backbone network design, network cost optimization, optical networks and telemetry, and machine learning. He served as a reviewer for many IEEE/OSA conferences/journals. He has published several articles in the area of optical networks and holds five patents.

Andrea  Fumagalli, Professor, Electrical Engineering, Univ. of Texas, Dallas, USA
Bio not available.

Tomizawa Masahito, VP, Head of Device Innovation Center, NTT, Japan
Bio not available.

Olivier Renais, Optical Transport Network Architect, Orange, France
Olivier Renais received his master‘s degree of Optronics in 1992 from the E.N.S.S.A.T Lannion. He has been working as a System Engineer in Pirelli and CISCO Systems, as a consultant in NORTEL, and joined Orange Labs Lannion in 2005 as an optical network architect. He is currently involved in OpenROADM and transportPCE, an OpenDaylight project which provides a reference implementation for the control of OpenROADM based optical infrastructures.

Yoshiaki Sone, Senior Researcher, NTT, Japan
Yoshiaki Sone, Senior research engineer in NTT. He received M.E. degrees in electronics engineering from Tohoku University, Miyagi, in 2003. In 2003, he joined NTT lab and has been engaged in research on network engineering technology for optical transport networks and related standardizations. His experience also covers field application engineering of coherent component products at NTT electronics America from 2017 to 2021.