EPIC Online Technology Meeting on Beyond 400G (in cooperation with COBO & EA)

20 May 2020

16:00 – 18:30 CEST


Sponsored by

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Increasing bandwidth requirements are pushing optical communication technology beyond 400G. The production of faster switches, higher-performance VCSELs, silicon photonics, InP-based PICs, polymer, plasmonics and DML/EMLs will be imperative and into the scope of this meeting.

Spirit of the meetings

EPIC Online Technology Meetings are neither ordinary webinars nor conventional online meetings. They are extraordinary in terms of their speakers, attendees, and moderators.

Only a limited group of people will join each meeting. The speakers and attendees represent companies along the entire value chain: component suppliers, system integrators, and end-users.

The spirit of the meetings is to identify ways and reasons for working together. Speakers will give a short presentation about their technologies, solutions and needs related to the topic, and will answer the EPIC questions: “What can they do for you? What can you do for them?” Together with the attendees in the Zoom room, they will exchange expertise and new visions in a round table discussion, which will be continued at the end of the meeting resulting in new business relationships.

Watch us LIVE on YouTube

EPIC goes LIVE! If you could not get a seat as a speaker or attendee, but still want to participate indirectly, do not miss the opportunity to follow the meeting LIVE via our YouTube channel: EPICPhotonics


Dr. Jose Pozo, CTO at EPIC
Dr. Ana Gonzalez, R&D Manager at EPIC


Brad Booth, Network Hardware Manager at Microsoft
Gary Nicholl, Principal Enginer at Cisco – Download PDF
Jim Theodoras, VP R&D at HGGenuine – Download PDF
Tom R Marrapode, Director of Advanced Technology Development at Molex – Download PDF
Nathan Tracy, Manager of Industry Standards at TE Connectivity – Download PDF
Gert GrammelSolutions and Network Architecture at Juniper Networks – Download PDF
Pierpaolo Boffi, Professor at Politecnico di Milano / Coordinator of H2020 PASSION project – Download PDF
Tom Mitcheltree, Manager / Application Engineer at US Conec – Download PDF
Tiger Ninomiya, Sales Engineer & Senior Technologist at Senko – Download PDF
Jeff Twombly, VP Marketing & Business Development at Credo – Download PDF


Ahmad Atieh, VP – Optical Systems at Optiwave Systems
Alain Delpy, Business Development Manager at Soitec
Alessio Corazza, Business Development Manager at SAES Getters
Ali Emsia, Filed Applications Engineer at Tektronix
Aljoscha Schu, Technical Sales Engineer at ficonTEC
Andrew Schmitt, Directing Analyst at Cignal AI
Anthony Musto, Senior Vice President at DustPhotonics
Arkady Shipulin , Associated Director at Skoltech
Benoit Fleury, Market Develoment Director at Corning
Carlos Viana, CEO at ICON Photonics
Caterina Ciminelli, Professorat at Politecnico di Bari
Chan Chih David Chen, Assistant Vice President at Applied Optoelectronics
Chenhui Li, Co-founder at PhotonX Networks
Chris Maloney, Director of Business Development at VPIphotonics
Cynthia Zhao, Sales Manager at Axetris
Dave Pritts, SVP Global Sales at Adapdix
David Méchin, Director at Photonics Bretagne
David Mackey, CTO and Founder at mBryonics
Dieter Bimberg, Professor at TU Berlin
Domenico Tulli, CTO at Quside Technologies
Dylan Burke, Marketing Executivre at Yelo
Eddie Cheng, Director at ASE
Eleonore Hardy, Business Developer at CEA
Erwin De Baetselier , CEO at Luceda Photonics
Francois Lelarge, CTO at Almae Technologies
Felix Betschon, CEO at vario-optics
Giovanni Delrosso, Senior Scientist, Project Manager at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Hermann Moos, Head of Technology Scouting & Product Manager at Finetech
Iñigo Artundo, CEO at VLC Photonics
Iwan Davies, Group Technology Director at IQE plc
Jan Mink, CEO at VTEC
John D’Ambrosia, EPIC Advisor at EPIC
Jörg Smolenski, Business Development Manager at Nanoscribe
Karen Liu, VP Sales & Marketing at Lightwave Logic
Kenneth Jackson, Product Marketing Manager at Sumitomo Electric
Kevin Lefebvre, Technology Licensing Officer at MIT
Luc Augustin, CTO at SMART Photonics
Marco Romagnoli, Chief Scientific Officer at Inphotec
Mark Lutkowitz, Principal at fibeReality, LLC
Martin Vallo, Market & Technology Analyst at Yole Développement
Maryvonne Chalony, Application Engineer at lighttec
Maxim Kuschnerov, Director at Huawei
Melissa Kallos, Global Communications at Consortium for On-Board Optics
Michelle Hyers, Director of Engineering at PLX
Mike Lin, General Manager at OptiWorks
Naoya Hayashi, Research Fellow at Dai Nippon Printing
Nikolay Ledentsov Jr., Senior Engineer at VI Systems
Omar El Seweft, Senior Product Engineer Mentor Graphics
Paraskevas Bakopoulos, Senior Staff Engineer at Nvidia
Patrick Heissler, Product Manager Micro Optics at DELO Industrial Adhesives
Petteri Uusimaa, CTO at Modulight
Roberta Morea, Engineer at SM Optics
Shashi Gupta, New Business Development Manager at Dupont
Sven Krueger, VP Product Management & Sales at Huber+Suhner Cube Optics
Sylvie Menezo, CEO at SCINTIL Photonics
Thomas Hessler, Director at Ligentec
Tobias Gnausch, Product Manager Test & Measurement at Jenoptik Optical Systems
Tolga Tekin, Scientist at Fraunhofer IZM
Ute Troppenz, Research Scientist at Fraunhofer HHI
Valery Tolstikhin, President & CEO at INTENGENT
Wilfried Noell, Director R&D at SUSS MicroOptics
Yeeloy Lam, CTO at DenseLight


To participate, you need to have access to a computer (preferred) or phone, with video/microphone/sound, you can test your setup on Zoom.

All registered attendees are expected to participate in the full length of the meeting.

We allow only 1 person per company to participate. If more people from the same company want to join, they can watch us LIVE on our YouTube channel.

By registering, you agree that we can use your data to inform you of details concerning this event. EPIC will also share the participants list with the other participants or interested parties. Participation is confirmed only when received a confirmation email from the EPIC staff. By registering you acknowledge our GDPR Statement.


EPIC Events Manager Helena Jelinkova: helena.jelinkova@epic-assoc.com; mobile: +420 606526252