OIF Unveils 2023-2024 Board and Officers, Dedicated to Advancing Optical Networking Interoperability

Fremont, Calif. – OIF, where the optical networking industry’s interoperability work gets done, today announced its newly elected 2023-2024 Board of Directors and Officers. The Technical Committee and Market Awareness & Education Committee Chairs were elected in person at the hybrid Q323 Technical Committee Meeting in Vancouver, Canada, while the Board positions were elected via email ballot. The new terms began on October 2, 2023.

2023 – 2024 Election Results

  • Board of Directors
    • Jeff Hutchins, Ranovus, was re-elected to the Board and continues as Physical & Link Layer (PLL) Working Group – Co-Packaging Vice Chair
    • Mike Li, Intel, was re-elected to the Board
    • Jeffery Maki, Juniper Networks, was re-elected to the Board and continues as Physical Layer User Group Working Group Chair
    • Nathan Tracy, TE Connectivity, was elected to the Board and will serve as President

Continuing in their positions are:

    • Ian Betty, Ciena, continues to serve on the Board
    • Cathy Liu, Broadcom Inc., continues to serve on the Board and will serve as Vice President
    • Gary Nicholl, Cisco, continues to serve on the Board as Secretary/Treasurer and as PLL Working Group – Management Co-Vice Chair
  • Officers
    • Karl Bois, Nvidia, was elected as Technical Committee Chair
    • Dave Brown, Nokia, continues to serve as Director of Communications
    • Tom Issenhuth, Huawei Technologies, was elected as Market Awareness & Education Committee Co-Chair, PLL
    • Lyndon Ong, Ciena, was re-elected as Market Awareness & Education Committee Co-Chair, Networking
    • Klaus-Holger Otto, Nokia, was elected as Technical Committee Vice Chair

“Congratulations to both the new and returning Board of Directors and Officers, we extend tremendous gratitude for their unwavering dedication and commitment of time to OIF,” said Nathan Tracy, President of OIF. “As a member-driven and volunteer-powered organization, these individuals hold pivotal roles in helping advance OIF’s mission to foster innovation and promote interoperability in today’s marketplace.”

About OIF
OIF is where the optical networking industry’s interoperability work gets done. Building on 25 years of effecting forward change in the industry, OIF represents the dynamic ecosystem of 150+ industry leading network operators, system vendors, component vendors and test equipment vendors collaborating to develop interoperable electrical, optical and control solutions that directly impact the industry’s ecosystem and facilitate global connectivity in the open network world. Connect with OIF at @OIForum, on LinkedIn and at http://www.oiforum.com.


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