Look for us on the agenda

(OFC time zone PDT, UTC-07:00)

Sunday, March 6
Workshop: Will Machine Learning Replace QoT/Performance Estimation and Has it Reached the Stage of Commercial Deployment? Panelist David Cote, Director, Data Science
Workshop: What are the Prospects and Challenges for Hollow-Core Fibers in Optical Communications? Led by Maurice O’Sullivan, Senior Director, Optical Engineering
Monday, March 7
8:00am-12:30pm Reflections on the Pandemic: Experts from across regions discuss the global impact of Covid-19 and network infrastructure actions for a post-pandemic world.
Speaker Stephen Alexander, CTO
Tuesday, March 8
2:30pm-4:00pm Market watch: MW3: Building the Ecosystem for Converged IP/Optical Networks— Beyond 400G Pluggables  Moderator Helen Xenos, Senior Director, Product Marketing, and panelist Rob Keys, Senior Director R&D, Optical Transmission
Wednesday, March 9
8:00am-9:00am Tutorial talk: Perspectives and Challenges on Autonomous Networking Presented by David Boertjes, Director, Optical Engineering
12:00pm-1:00pm Panel: Deployment of 400ZR and the Ongoing OIF Work to Define 800ZR/LR Panelist Ian Betty, Senior Director, Optical Engineering
1:30pm-3:30pm PT Panel:Using Disaggregation as a Strategy to Modernize the Network Moderator Don Frey, Advisor, Industry and Competitive Intelligence
5:00pm-5:30pm Field Learnings of Deploying Model-Assisted Network Feedback Systems Presented by Alex MacKay, Optical System Architect
Thursday, March 10
12:00pm-1:00pm Panel: Hollow-Core Fiber—Ready for Prime Time?Panelist Mohammad Pasandi, Senior Manager, WaveLogic Science Measurements