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

2022 Open Networking Summit

Wednesday, 09 March 08:00 – 10:00

Open Optical Disaggregation: What the Heck is Going On?

Open disaggregation transformed servers, then switches and routers, and now optical systems. In this summit we delve into some of the most radical and disruptive examples of open optical disaggregation.

Organizers: Dan Pitt, Palo Alto Innovation Advisors, USA; Stephan Pachnicke, Kiel University, Germany

Open disaggregation has revolutionized the world of servers (enabling hyperscale cloud computing) and is surging to upend switches and routers. Optical communication is next, at all distance scales. We have seen some success with initial efforts in OCP, TIP, MEF, and ONF but these are the tip of the iceberg. In this summit we delve into the most profound developments in open optical disaggregation as we hear from the leading disruptors along with the incumbents trying to smooth the transition.

Among the key topics to explore are where disaggregation is emerging in the most unexpected places, how disaggregation has boosted innovation due to unbundling, what the fundamental APIs and interfaces are and who defines them, and what challenges or unanticipated consequences inhibit the speed of disaggregation.

In this extraordinary session we will hear from the leading voices in this transformational change to the optical communications industry. Ponder this: How will these developments affect your job in five years? 

08:00-08:15: Yawei Yin, Microsoft, USA
Vision for Next Gen Disaggregated Data Centers

08:15-08:30: Matthew Newland, Google, USA
Challenges and Disruptive Changes to be Expected in the Hyper-Scale Data Center Context

08:30-08:45: Andy Bechtolsheim, Arista Networks, USA
Open Optical Disaggregation in Future Data Centers

08:45-09:00: Karl May, Lumen Networks, USA
Democratizing Bandwidth: How Disaggregating Optical and Ethernet Systems will Bring Connectivity to Billions Globally

09:00-09:15: Ron Cok, X-Celeprint, USA
Micro-Transfer Printing for Photonic Applications: Component Microassembly for Dramatically Reduced Size, Weight, Power, and Cost

09:15-09:30-Thomas Liljeberg, Intel, USA
Optical Chiplet Ecosystem

09:30-09:45: Mario Kind, Deutsche Telekom, Germany
OpenBNG from the Operator Perspective

09:45-10:00 Jörg-Peter Elbers, ADVA, Germany
Perspectives of Core, Metro, and Access OLS Disaggregation