• A Hybrid Conference – In-Person and Virtual Presentations
  • Technical Conference:  24 – 28 March 2024
  • Exhibition: 26 – 28 March 2024
  • San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA

This three-day series of panel discussions engages the latest application topics and business issues in the field of optical communications.  Presentations and panel sessions feature esteemed guest speakers from industry, research and the investment community.

N5 Network Operator Summit and Market Watch Sub-Committee Chair:

Takashi Saida, NTT Corp., Japan

Tuesday, 07 March
10:30 - 12:00

MW Panel I: State of the Industry

Moderator: Organizer: Tom Williams, Director of Technical Marketing, Cisco, USA

Tuesday, 07 March
12:15 - 13:45

MW Panel II: PAM vs. Coherent for Data Center Connectivity

Moderator: Organizer: Lian Qin, Marketing AVP, Marvell, USA

Tuesday, 07 March
14:00 - 15:30

MW Panel III: 800G / 128GBaud Pluggable Coherent - Key Technologies and Applications

Moderator: Organizer: Andrew Schmitt, Cignal AI, USA

Wednesday, 08 March
14:45 - 16:15

MW Panel IV: Performance-Centric Long Haul

Moderator: Organizer: Kentaro Nakamura, Director of Global Products Planning & Management, Fujitsu, Japan

Thursday, 09 March
10:30 - 12:00

MW Panel V: Perspectives on the Future of ROADM Technologies and Architectures for Next-Gen Networks

Moderator: Organizer: Paulina Gomez, Advisor, Portfolio Marketing, Ciena, Canada

Thursday, 09 March
12:15 - 13:45

MW Panel VI: Satellite Communications - Coherent Optics in Free Space

Moderator: Organizer: Sanjai Parthasarathi Coherent Corp., USA