• Technical Conference:  24 – 28 March 2024
  • Exhibition: 26 – 28 March 2024
  • San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA

NOS Panel I: What's the Value of Optical Network Automation and How Can Optics Help

Wednesday, 08 March, 11:00 – 12:30

Theater I

Session Description
With the implementation of digital technology in the optical transport system, there are growing expectations for OPEX reductions with automation technologies. In particular, these technologies are key in utilizing open and disaggregated optical transport systems. This panel will address how we can implement the latest automation technologies, such as advanced monitoring/fault detection, fiber patch panels, and open-source tools, and discuss what value each can create. 


Hideki Nishizawa, Sr. Research Engineer, NTT Corporation, Japan


Tingjun Chen, Assistant Professor, Duke University, USA

Vittorio Curri, Full Professor, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Oscar Gonzalez de Dios, Expert in Technology and Planning of Transport and IP Networks, Telefonica, Spain

Glenn Wellbrock, Director, Verizon, USA

Yawei Yin, Principal Network Developer Manager, Microsoft, USA