Dr. L. Alberto Campos Fellow, CableLabs®
Dr. Campos has over 30 years of experience in cable, DSL, wireless, and optical communications. He is a prolific author and has over 50 patents granted. He holds BSEE, MSEE, and Ph.D. degrees from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Campos joined CableLabs in 2002, where he conducted seminal work in proactive network maintenance, DOCSIS® specifications, and coherent optics. He gained the distinction of being CableLabs’ first Fellow in 2017, and his proactive network maintenance and coherent optics work has served as catalyst to numerous transformative innovations for the cable industry. On several occasions, Dr. Campos has been named CableLabs’ Inventor of the Year and he was recipient of CableFax’s 2019 “Engineer of the Year” Award. He recently published the book “Coherent Optics for Access Networks” through the CRC press.
Supriyo Dey, VP of Product Line Management and GM, Data Center business unit, Source Photonics
Supriyo Dey is Source Photonics’ VP of Product Line Management and GM for its Data Center business unit. Supriyo has over 20 years of global experience in product management, marketing, and engineering in fiber optics and wireless industries. He has a strong track record of leading cross-functional teams that developed innovative products and delivered strong revenue growth when he worked at Mintera and Neophotonics holding senior technical, product management, and marketing roles. He has a Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering at Cochin University of Sci & Tech., Kochi, India, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration at Columbia Business School.
Sébastien Prieur, Product Line Manager, EXFO
With more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, Sébastien has held lead roles in areas ranging from hardware design to product and team management. He has brought his expertise and passion for technology and innovation to prominent companies such as EXFO, Marconi Communications and Simpler Networks. He initially joined EXFO in 2006 as Technical Leader and is now Product Line Manager for 5G and Fronthaul market in the Transport & Datacom business unit. Sébastien holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Montreal’s École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS).
Sanjai Parthasarathi, CMO, II-VI
Sanjai Parthasarathi joined II-VI in 2013 and has been the Chief Marketing Officer since 2019. Previously, Dr. Parthasarathi was Vice President, Product Marketing and Strategy, for II-VI Photonics since 2015. Prior to II-VI, he served as Senior Director, Product Line Management, at Oclaro. With over 28 years of broad management and technical experience, Dr. Parthasarathi has held a variety of progressive roles in R&D, manufacturing, product line management, and marketing, including senior business and technical management positions at Avanex Corporation, Oplink Communications, TeraStor, Western Digital, and Concurrent Technologies Corporation. Dr. Parthasarathi graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, and holds an M.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. in Engineering Science from the Pennsylvania State University.
Paul Brooks, Director, Lab & Production Strategy, VIAVI
Paul Brooks is part of VIAVIs lab and production marketing team and a 25 year+ veteran of the communications test and measurement industry. He holds a PhD from Southampton in Optical Signal Processing and is has held roles in both R&D and marketing, active in the IEEE and OIF he works with colleagues ensuring VIAVI contributes and supports the very latest standards, especially around pluggable coherent optics. He lives in Southern Germany where he laments the lack of first class rugby!
Martin Fiers, Product Manager Luceda Photonics
Dr. Martin Fiers received his Ph.D. degree in Integrated Photonics at Ghent University (UGent) in Belgium, 2013, with his research focus on the field of photonic circuit modeling and machine learning. During his Ph.D., Martin has researched novel type of photonic hardware architectures for all-optical computing, inspired by machine learning. Martin also developed the integrated photonics circuit simulator Caphe, which is now part of Luceda's product offering. Martin co-founded Luceda Photonics in 2014, and has been working with the company since then as the product manager.
Maxim Kuschnerov, Huawei
Maxim Kuschnerov joined Huawei in 2016 and is now leading the optical research laboratory in Munich, Germany focusing on the topics of optical access, data center networks, coherent optical transceivers and quantum security. He has 14 years of experience in optical research, development and product management, having started his career at Siemens and then working for Nokia Siemens Networks and Coriant before joining Huawei. Furthermore, he is member of the CTO Office of the Transmission & Access Product Line and Spokesman for the 800G Pluggable MSA.
Dr. Mark Wade, President, CTO, Co-Founder – Ayar Labs
Mark is the President and Chief Technology Officer of Ayar Labs. Prior to founding Ayar Labs, he led the group that designed the optics in the world’s first processor to communicate using light. He holds a PhD from University of Colorado.
Jeffery Maki, Distinguished Engineer -II, Juniper Networks
Dr. Jeffery Maki is a Distinguished Engineer II at Juniper Networks working on cloud optics. For OIF, he is a member of the board of directors, Physical Layer User Group working group chair and technical voter for Juniper Networks. He is a member of the board of directors of the Ethernet Alliance as Treasurer and an IEEE 802.3 Ethernet voter. For the Consortium for On-Board Optics (COBO), he is a member of the board of directors as VP and Treasurer and Data Center Networking working group chair. He is co-chair of the 100G Lambda MSA and a founding member of the QSFP-DD800, QSFP-DD, OSFP, SFP-DD, Open-Eye and OpenZR+ MSAs. He is an OSA and IEEE member. He has a Ph.D. in Optics from The Institute of Optics, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York.
Guillaume Lavallée, Product Line Manager, EXFO
Guillaume Lavallée is a Product Line Manager at EXFO. Guillaume is responsible for the optical solutions in the Installation & Maintenance division. He holds an MBA and a university degree in Physics Engineering specialized in optics. Guillaume has over 12 years of experience in the telecom industry during which he has built a strong expertise in test and measurement best practices.
Douwe Geuzebroek Ph.D. VP Marketing & Sales
Ph.D. research at the Integrated Optical MicroSystems group in 2005 on the topic of “Flexible Optical Network Components based on Densely Integrated Micro-ring Resonators”.In 2005 he joined LioniX B.V. as a design engineer and project leader focusing on micro-ring resonators and other integrated optical telecommunication devices, and was actively involved in the start-up of XiO Photonics in 2008. He now acts as VP of Marketing and Sales, involved in the acquisition of new commercial and research projects.
Domenico Di Mola, VP of Engineering, Juniper Networks
Born in Southern Italy (Puglie), Domenico Di Mola received his Electronic and Telecommunication ’s Degree (Laurea ) in Engineering and post doctorate from Polytechnic of Turin-Italy. Before Joining Juniper engineering team, he spent his career leading engineering teams in different organizations (Telecom-Italia, Agilent Technologies, Alcatel-Lucent) developing fiber-optics transport system and subsystem (WDM, OTN, L2). He has successfully started and led to exit phase tow start ups in integrated planar light waveguide technologies . Since 2013, he is VP member of Juniper’s Chief Development Office and leads optic platform and SDN solutions. He is keynote speaker at ECIO, ECOC, OFC and MWC and holds several patents in technologies, components and systems for DWDM networks. Domenico lives in California with his family which includes also two sweet dogs (Riley and Abby). Domenico’s hobby is in philosophy of science (the branch of philosophy that studies scientific progress and impact of science of human history ) and History (Classical and Renaissance).
Dirk Götzl, Manager RF Electronic, Huber+Suhner
Dirk Götzl joined Huber+Suhner 2011 as Manager RF Electronic. He is involved as R& D engineer and project leader in different projects for optical and optoelectronic subassemblies for transceivers. For the development of subassemblies new MSAs, standards and form factors are one of his main topics to follow the newest developments in the Fiber Optics industry. He holds the Diploma in Radio Frequency of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
Chris Cole, Chair, CW-WDM MSA; Advisor, II-VI Incorporated
Chris is currently an Adviser to II-VI Incorporated, working on next generation optical interfaces. Before, he was Vice President, Advanced Development, Finisar Corp. where he led the definition and development of 100, 200 and 400 Gb/s Ethernet optical interfaces for Web2.0 Data Centers (DCs), and Carrier Central Offices (COs). He architected and delivered multiple generations of optical transceivers leading to ~$1billion of Finisar and billions of optics industry revenue. The 40G and 100G interfaces he defined are used in most optical links in every Web2.0 DC, large Enterprise DC, and Carrier CO. Prior, at Hughes Aircraft Company SCG (now Boeing Space,) and then M.I.T. Lincoln Laboratory he contributed to multiple communication and imaging satellite programs. At Acuson Corp. (now Siemens), he was a key contributor and senior manager of the Sequoia coherent imaging ultrasound platform, which generated $5Billion in revenue. Chris received B.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics, and B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Chris is an IEEE Fellow and one of the Technical Program Chairs of OFC 2021.
Carlos Viana, CEO, ICON Photonics
Carlos Viana is the co-founder and is acting as ICON Photonics’s CEO. He holds a PhD degree in Electronics, Optoelectronics and Systems from Université Paris-Est, (France) since 2014. From 2014 and 2016 he was a fellow researcher with ESYCOM laboratory at ESIEE-Paris, France. His research interest included high speed optical interconnection developments focusing on the advanced integration and photonics packaging solution for low cost Radio-over-Fiber technology applications. He published over 30 scientific publications and 1 patent. Carlos Viana has co-founded ICON Photonics, a tech company in the field of photonics, in 2018 together with Professor Jean-Luc Polleux, acting CEO and also responsible on the R&D activities of the company.
David Binder, Business Development Manager – Data Networking - Yamaichi Electronics
David has been working in Sales & Marketing for passive radio frequency and electronic components since 2007. He works for Yamaichi Electronics Deutschland GmbH and holds a BSEE and an MBA.
Antonella Sanguineti – head of PL Optical Transport (Ericsson)
Antonella Sanguineti is Head of Optical Transport in Ericsson. An Industry veteran and thought leader in Packet and Optical technologies, her passion has been working on cutting edge communication Technologies like WDM, Fronthaul, IP and Ethernet. In her professional Journey of more than 20 years she has worked with some of the Industry leaders like Ericsson, Italtel, Cisco & Marconi in various Engineering and Product Development roles. In her current role as Head of Optical Transport in Ericsson, Antonella has been instrumental in driving the IP and Optical Technology evolution to support Fronthaul, Backhaul and aggregation transport networks looking at advance 4G and 5G evolution. She has experience of working closely with Many Tier 1 carriers across the globe in driving the network architecture evolution for transport in the context of 4G, 5G and Cloud RAN environment. An Electronics Engineer from Genoa University, Italy, she is the owner of few patents and has attended to many public events and technology panels.
Twan Korthorst, Director Photonic Solutions, Synopsys
Twan Korthorst is Director Photonic Solutions at Synopsys. He has been active in the field of chip design and fabrication for non-traditional semiconductor micro and nano technologies for 25 years. After roles in product engineering and fabrication he joined the PhoeniX Software team in 2007 and developed the company into a leading supplier of design solutions for photonic ICs in his role as CEO. In February 2018, Synopsys acquired PhoeniX Software, bringing together industries widest portfolio of solutions for designing and manufacturing photonic devices, optical communication systems and photonic integrated circuits within one organization and one single support channel. Twan is leading the product management, business development and customer support activities and continues to advocate for integrated photonics technologies around the world.
Andreas Bechtolsheim, Chairman, Chief Development Officer and Co-Founder, Arista Networks
Andreas “Andy” Bechtolsheim is Chairman, Chief Development Officer and Co-Founder of Arista Networks. Previously, Andy was a Co-Founder and Chief System Architect at Sun Microsystems, responsible for next generation server, storage, and network architectures. Andy received a M.S. in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1976 and was a doctoral student in Computer Engineering at Stanford University from 1977 to 1982. He has been honored with a Fulbright scholarship, the Stanford Entrepreneur Company of the year award, the Smithsonian Leadership Award for Innovation, the EY 2015 US Entrepreneur of the Year Award (together with Jayshree Ullal) and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
Lars Zimmermann (IHP-Institute for High Performance)
Lars Zimmermann was born in Germany. He received a higher education (undergraduate) from Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena, Germany, Brunel University London, London, U.K., and TU Delft, Delft, The Netherlands, and the Ph.D. degree from IMEC, Leuven, Belgium, in 2003. He moved to Belgium for his postgraduate studies at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. In Leuven, he was affiliated with IMEC where he worked for five years. His scientific work at IMEC dealt with the development of extended short-wave infrared detector arrays and sensor assembly processes. In 2004, he moved to TU Berlin. In Berlin, he worked for five years on silicon-based optical motherboard technology, realizing early hybrid assemblies of silicon waveguides with lasers, semiconductor optical amplifiers, and detectors. In 2008, he moved to IHP, the Leibniz Institute für innovative Mikroelektronik. At IHP, he directs the silicon photonics activities. In 2018, he re-joined TU Berlin where he is currently a Professor in the field of silicon photonics. He is also a Team Leader Silicon photonics at IHP, coordinating the cooperation with TU Berlin in the field of Silicon photonics within the frame of the Joint Lab Silicon Photonics. His current work is focusing on high-performance photonic-electronic integration for optical communications and for nonlinear optical signal processing.
Sven Otte, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Sicoya
Sven Otte is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Sicoya. Prior to Sicoya Sven was the Global Business Director of Optoelectronics at FCI. Before joining FCI he was Global Vice President of Engineering at MergeOptics, Senior IC Design Engineer at Multilink Technologies and Senior System Architect at Santel Networks in Fremont, USA. Sven holds a Ph.D. in optical communications from the University of Kiel and authored several articles about electronic dispersion compensation for high speed optical transmission systems and Silicon Photonics technologies