• Technical Conference:  05 – 09 March 2023
  • Exhibition: 07 – 09 March 2023
  • San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA

Panel II: Using Disaggregation as a Strategy to Modernize the Network

Wednesday, 09 March 13:30 – 15:00
Theater I

Session Description:

Disaggregated optical networking is shifting from an aspirational strategy to a reality in service provider networks. This panel will explore the benefits of disaggregation and which application spaces best harness its advantages and will discuss the obstacles involved for widespread adoption/deployment. It will also explore what strategies and innovations have been developed to approach challenges with multi-vendor architectures. Finally, this panel hopes to provide a call to action for the vendor community on what functions are most needed in this area.


Kevin Sheehan, CTO Americas, Ciena, USA


John DeMott, Vice President Product Management, II-IV, USA

Vivek Gaur, Vice President Network Engineering, Colt, India

Art Nichols, Vice President, Technology, Windstream, USA

Aaron Werley, Vice President, Technology, Zayo Group, USA