• A Hybrid Conference – In-Person and Virtual Presentations
  • Technical Conference:  05 – 09 March 2023
  • Exhibition: 07 – 09 March 2023
  • San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA

Show Floor Programs

The three exhibit hall theaters feature presentations by experts from major global brands and key industry organizations. Get high-level perspectives on hot topics like intra and inter data center connectivity, infrastructure and machine learning/automation. Learn about the state of the industry, emerging trends and recommended courses of action for how to tackle today’s toughest business challenges.

N5 Network Operator Summit and Market Watch Sub-Committee Chair:
Takashi Saida, NTT Corp., Japan

2023 Industry Program Chair
Scott Wilkinson, Cignal AI, USA


Intra and Inter Data Center Connectivity

Design Considerations of Optical Connectivity in a Co-Packaged or On-Board Optics Switch

Optics in Future AI Systems: Interconnects, Switching and Processing

Enabling Next Generation Co-Packaging Solutions


Market Watch (MW)

Panel I: State of the Industry

Panel II: PAM vs. Coherent for Data Center Connectivity

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

Panel IV: Performance-Centric Long Haul

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

Panel VI: Satellite Communications - Coherent Optics in Free Space

Network Infrastructure

Space-Based Optical Communications and Networking

Open ROADM MSA Updates and Demonstration

Mobile Optics (MOPA) for the 6G Era

Network Operator Summit (NOS)

Network Operator Summit Keynote Speaker

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

Panel II: Brownfield Applications in Legacy Networks

Access Networks

F5G Update: The Second Release of Use Cases and Demonstrations

Technologies and Focus to Add Value to the Goal of a Single Multi-Access Optical PON Network

The State of Fiber in America

Data Center Summit (DCS)

Data Center Summit Keynote Speaker

Panel I: More than a Clos: Future Datacenter Network Architecures and the Role of Optics

Panel II: Open Line Systems - Can We Shape "Disaggregation" in One Direction?

Optical Systems and Components

OpenZR+ MSA - New Developments and Next Steps

Defining 800ZR and 800LR; An OIF Update

3D Sensing in High Volume Consumer and Automotive Applications


Standard and Industry Group Updates

AIM Photonics and the Next PIC Generation

IPEC Overview of Optoelectronic Technology and Industry Standards in the Cloud Era

Standards Update with the Latest on: 5G Transport, Higher Speen PON, SDM, OTN Technologies, and Interoperable Optical Interfaces

Ethernet in Telecom: The Rise of ZR and ZR+ for Metro (and beyond?)