Visit our Innovation Lab at OFC, booth 4647, to learn how our industry-leading solutions are changing the optical networking game—today.

Look for us on the agenda

Sunday, March 8
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Digital Coherent Optical System Performance Basics (SC460) presented by Maurice O’Sullivan, Senior Director, System Engineering
Monday, March 9
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Leveraging Photonic Flexibility in Multi-Layer Resilient Networks presented by Jack Oltman, Systems Engineer
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Advances in Flexible Photonic Networks and Open Architectures (SC429) presented by David Boertjes, Director, Systems Engineering
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Panel: Will SDM Truly Revolutionize the Submarine Industry, panelist Priyanth Mehta, Hardware Engineer
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Paper: Neural Network Training for OSNR Estimation - Proto to Product, presesnted by Andrew Shiner, Systems Engineer
Tuesday, March 10
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Panel: How Can Machine Learning or, More Broadly, Artificial Intelligence Help Improve Optical Networks?, panelist Petar Djukic, Director, AI & Analytics
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Panel: Assessing Performance of Coherent Transponders for Field Deployment? Approaching Shannon Limit of Subsea, panelist Colin Meaklim, Hardware Engineer
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Emerging Network Architectures for 5G Edge Cloud, presesnted by Rafael Francis, Senior Director, Solution Architecture
Wednesday, March 11
9:30 am - 10:00 am Standardizing Performance Metrics for Submarine Transmission presented by Priyanth Mehta, Hardware Engineer
8:00 am - 10:00 am Panel: Pros and Cons of Low-margin Optical Networks, panelist David Boertjes, Director, Systems Engineering
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Panel: Will SDM Truly Revolutionize the Submarine Industry, panelist Priyanth Mehta, Hardware Engineer
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm Special Chairs Session—Vision 2030: Taking Optical Communications through the Next Decade, participant Kim Roberts, Vice President, WaveLogic Science
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Panel: Open, Multi-vendor Networks–Design, Management and Operations: Open Optical Module Management, panelist Ian Alderice
Thursday, March 12
8:00 am - 10:00 am Panel: Devices and Systems at 130 Gbaud and Above: What is the Outlook?, panelist Maurice O’Sullivan, Senior Director, System Engineering
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Panel: Pluggable Coherent Optics for Short-Haul/Edge Applications and Beyond, panelist Eric Maniloff, Systems Architect
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Panel: IP+WDM Architecture Evolution, panelist Rob Keys, Senior Director, Systems Engineering

See Ciena’s solutions at work, with demos including:

  • Waveserver® 5 800G
  • 6500 WL5e MOTR 600G
  • RLS CDC C&L configuration
  • 6500 T-Series modularity
  • 6500 S-Series flexibility
  • Adaptive IP™
  • New access portfolio
  • 5166 400GbE-capable router
  • MCP controller with Liquid Spectrum™ apps
  • Blue Planet® closed-loop automation

Event Location
San Diego Convention Center
111 W Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101