Past Speaking Engagements

L123 NFV World Congress 2017

May 2-5, 2017 – San Jose, CA
OIF Interop and NFV: The Transport API NFV Proof of Concept
Speaker: Lyndon Ong, OIF MA&E Co-Chair – Networking, Ciena


MPLS+SDN+NFV World Congress 2017 mpls

March 21-24, 2017 – Paris, France

OIF Interop – The Key to Unlocking the Benefits of SDN
Speaker: Christoph Alter, OIF Carrier WG Rep, Orange


OFC 2017  ofc_2017

March 21-23, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA, USA

Expo Theater III
Enabling Next Generation Physical Layer  Solutions
Moderator: Steve Sekel, Keysight, OIF PLL Interoperability WG Chair
Panelists: Ed Frlan, Semtech, OIF Technical Committee Vice Chair – A CEI-56G Overview; Karl Gass, OIF PLL WG Optical Vice Chair – Accelerating Deployment of Coherent Optical Solutions; Tad Hofmeister, Google, OIF RepresentativeFlexE: Ethernet Adjacencies Sized as Needed

Expo Theater III
OIF Interop – The Key to Unlocking the Benefits of SDN
Moderator: Dave Brown, OIF President, Nokia
Panelists: Victor Lopez, Demo Participant, Telefonica, OIF Representative; Lyndon Ong, Ciena, OIF MA&E Committee Co-Chair – Networking; Jonathan Sadler, Coriant, OIF Board Member and Networking Interoperability WG Chair


DesignCon 2017 dc_logo

January 31-February 2, 2017 – Santa Clara, CA, USA

CEI-112G: The Next Wave of Electrical Interfaces
Moderator: Nathan Tracy, OIF VP Marketing, TE Connectivity
Panelists: Ed Frlan, OIF Physical & Link Layer Working Group Chair, Semtech; Brian Holden, OIF MA&E Committee Co-Chair PLL, Kandou Bus; Tom Palkert, OIF Physical & Link Layer Working Group Vice Chair – Electrical, Macom;


Broadband World Forum bbwf2016

October 18-20, 2016 – London, UK

OIF Topic: Control Plane Interoperability – towards open optical networks
Speaker: Christophe Alter, OIF Carrier Working Group Rep, Orange


IIR Next Generation Optical Networking USAseries-logo-usa

October 11-12, 2016 – Palo Alto, CA, USA

OIF Topic: OIF Interop – The Key to Unlocking the Benefits of SDN
Speaker: Lyndon Ong, OIF Market Awareness & Education Committee co-chair, Ciena


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October 10-14, 2016 – The Hague, Netherlands

OIF Topic: OIF Interop – The Key to Unlocking the Benefits of SDN
Speaker: Christophe Alter, OIF Carrier Working Group Rep, Orange


EA TEF 2016 – The Road to Ethernet 2026

September 29, 2016 – Santa Clara, CA, USA
Panel: Ethernet Flexes Its Ports
Panelist: Tom Issenhuth, OIF Board Member, Microsoft

Panel: Are Standardized Ethernet Optics Obsolete
Panelist: Nathan Tracy, OIF Technical Committee Chair, TE Connectivity


ECOC – Market Focus 2016 ecoc 2016

September 20, 2016 – Dusseldorf, Germany
OIF Interop – The Key to Unlocking the Benefits of SDN
Speaker: Nathan Tracy, OIF Technical Committee Chair, TE Connectivity


IIR Next Generation Optical Networking Europe

June 28-July 1, 2016 – Nice, France

June 30, 2016 – 12:00pm-1:10pm
Session: Beyond 100G: Optimizing Capacity and Reach with ROADMS, Flexgrid and Super Channels
OIF Topic: Defining Requirements and Specifications for 400G & all Modulations – 200G, 300G, 500G etc.
Speaker: Karl Gass, OIF Physical & Link Layer Working Group Vice Chair – Optical

July 1, 2016 – 9:00am-10:45am
Session: Transport SDN & NFV – What Does It Mean for Optical Networking?
OIF Topic: Transport SDN Deployment – A Starter Kit
Speaker: Karl Gass, OIF


21st European Conference on Networks and Optical Communications (NOC)

June 1-3, 2016 – Lisbon, Portugal

Industrial Session on Transport SDN
OIF Topic: The Importance of Rich APIs in Transport SDN
Speaker: Jonathan Sadler, OIF Technical Committee Vice Chair and Interim Networking Interoperability Working Group Chair, Coriant


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April 19-22, 2016 – San Jose, CA, USA
Virtual Transport Network Services – a framework for transport network virtualization using SDN
Speaker: Lyndon Ong, OIF Market Awareness & Education Committee co-chair, Ciena


IIR Next Generation Optical Networking Latin America event-logo

April 6-7, 2016 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Accelerating the Deployment of Practical, Programmable Transport Networks
Speaker: Juliano Rodrigues Fernandes deOliveira, OIF Carrier Working Group member, CPqD


FOE 2016 FOE

April 6-8, 2016 – Tokyo, Japan
Optical Module Points of Standardization
Speaker: Karl Gass, OIF Physical & Link Layer Working Group Vice Chair – Optical


OFC 2016 ofc_booth_125x125

March 22-24, 2016 – Anaheim, CA, USA
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Expo Theater II
CEI-56G – Signal Integrity to the Forefront
Moderator: Nathan Tracy, TE Connectivity, OIF Technical Committee Chair
Panelists: Tom Palkert, Molex, OIF Physical & Link Layer Working Group Vice Chair – Electrical; Steve Sekel, Keysight Technologies, OIF Physical & Link Layer Interoperability Working Group Chair; Dave Stauffer, Kandou Bus, S.A., OIF Physical & Link Layer Working Group Chair

Expo Theater III
Transport SDN – Getting Down to Business
Moderator: Dave Brown, Nokia, OIF Vice President – Marketing
Panelists: Lyndon Ong, Ciena, OIF MA&E Committee Co-Chair – Networking; Jonathan Sadler, Coriant, OIF Technical Committee Vice Chair; Vishnu Shukla, Verizon, OIF Carrier Working Group Chair


Open Networking Summit 2016Print

March 14-17, 2016 – Santa Clara, CA, USA

Toolkit for Transport SDN Deployment
Speaker: Lyndon Ong, OIF Market Awareness & Education Committee co-chair, Ciena


IEEE GLOBECOM 2015ieeeglobecom2015

December 8, 2015 – 4:15pm-6:00pm – San Diego, CA, USA
Gearing up for Transport SDN Deployment – a starter kit for early adopters
Moderator: Dave Brown, Alcatel-Lucent, OIF VP of Marketing
Panelists: Lyndon Ong, Ciena, OIF MA&E Committee Co-Chair, Networking; Jonathan Sadler, Coriant, OIF Technical Committee Co-Chair; Vishnu Shukla, Verizon, OIF Carrier Working Group Chair


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December 2, 2015 – 2:20pm-2:40pm – Palo Alto, CA, USA
Addressing the Interoperability Question
Speaker: Lyndon Ong, Ciena, OIF MA&E Committee Co-Chair, Networking


ONF Webinar with OIF: Solving Interoperability & Operations Issues — The Guide to SDN for Optical Networks

December 2, 2015 – 10:00am-11:00am
Panelists: Dave Brown, Alcatel-Lucent and OIF VP of Marketing; Lyndon Ong, Ciena and OIF Market Awareness & Education Committee Co-Chair; Vishnu Shukla, Verizon, OIF Carrier Working Group Chair

Moderated by Roy Chua of SDxCentral.


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November 5, 2015 – 11:45am-12:45pm – Santa Clara, CA, USA
Data Center Interconnects Panel: The Plumbing Between & Inside Systems
Panelist: Tom Palkert, OIF PLL WG – Electrical, Vice Chair


L123 SDN & OpenFlow World CongressLogo-SDN-web-small

October 12-16, 2015 – Dusseldorf, Germany
Transport SDN Deployment Toolkit
OIF Panel: Lyndon Ong, Ciena, OIF MA&E Co-Chair – Networking; Vishnu Shukla, Verizon, OIF Carrier Working Group Chair


IIR WDM & Next Generation Optical Networking USA

October 7, 2015 – Dallas, TX, USA
9:20am-9:40am
The OIF and Carrier SDN: Accelerating the Deployment of Practical, Programmable Transport Networks
Speaker: Dave Brown, Alcatel-Lucent, OIF VP of Marketing

10:05am-10.35am
The Big Debate: What Does the Optical Industry want to see from SDN and Virtualisation vs What can SDN & Virtualisation Industry Deliver to the Optical Industry?
Panelist: Dave Brown, Alcatel-Lucent, OIF VP of Marketing


ECOC 2015ecoc2015

Valencia, Spain
September 28, 2015 – 2:05pm-2:35pm – Market Focus Theater
OIF’s CEI 56G Interfaces – Key Building Blocks for Optics in Next Generation 400G Data Centers
Speaker: Ed Frlan, Semtech, OIF Physical and Link Layer Interoperability Working Group Chair

September 29, 2015 – 1:35pm-2:05pm – Market Focus Theater
Gearing up for transport-SDN deployment A starter kit for early adopters
Christophe Betoule, Orange and Jonathan Sadler, Coriant, OIF Technical Committee Vice Chair


IIR WDM & Next Generation Optical Networking Europe

June 24, 2015 – Nice, France
Speaker: John McDonough, NEC, OIF Vice President


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June 9-10, 2015 – Chicago, IL, USA
OIF Workshop: Gearing Up For Transport SDN Deployment


TIA 2015: Network of the Future tia

June 2-4, 2015 – Dallas, TX, USA
Panelist: Vishnu Shukla, Verizon, OIF President


L123 SDN & OpenFlow Asia-Pacific CongressBanner-SDN-APAC-220x120

May 26-28, 2015 – Singapore
Recent Developments in Transport SDN
Speaker: Junjie Li, China Telecom, OIF Board Member


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Tokyo, Japan
April 9, 2015 – 1:30pm-4:00pm

Enabling 400Gb/s Data Center with OIF CEI-56G Electronic Interface Technologies
Speakers:
Nathan Tracy, TE Connectivity, OIF Technical Committee Chair;
Tom Palkert, MoSys, OIF Physical & Link Layer Working Group Vice Chair – Electrical Vice Chair