EPIC Online Technology Meeting on Datacenter Interconnects (in cooperation with COBO and EA)

4 November 2020

16:00 – 18:00 CET


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The big data era drives interconnection schemes to have low cost, higher energy efficiency, and higher bandwidths, with optical links needing an upgrade to 400Gb/s in the next few years. In this meeting, the needs and expectations for the future manufacturing of photonic devices such as optical switches, transceivers and fiber technology will be discussed.

Spirit of the meetings

During these online technology meetings, we are looking for the challenges the industry is facing and bringing together the entire supply chain to address these challenges. Bringing together end-users with component suppliers and system integrators that will answer the EPIC question “What can you do for them and what can they do for you” creates the perfect foundation to establish new business relationships and find ways for new collaborations and partnerships. 

Watch us LIVE on YouTube

These online technology meetings take place in Zoom with a limited group of people. If you would like to attend the meeting, please register below. There are limited seats and we allow only one person per company, but all our online technology meetings can be viewed LIVE on YouTube or be viewed afterwards if you have missed it. Here is the link to this meeting to view it on our YouTube channel EPICPhotonics


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


Sr.Technologist for Fiber Optic Connectivity products. A member of COBO and chairing Co-Packaged Optics Working Group in COBO.
Knowledgeable in Fiber Optics, connectors, Data Center, FTTH/A and other fiber optical knowledges

Tiger Ninomiya
Senior Technologist at SENKO,
Associate Director at COBO
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John is Chairman of the Ethernet Alliance and IEEE. At Futurewei, a subsidiary of Huawei, he is responsible for Ethernet standardization. John is a veteran of the Ethernet standardization process, having participated since the development of 10 Gigabit Ethernet.

John D’Ambrosia
Senior Principal Engineer at Futurewei
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Juan received the MS in Telecom Engineering from Polytechnic University of Valencia. In Sept. of 2000 he joined Telefonica I+D where he focused on the design of new data and control plane architectures for IP over optical networks.

Juan Fernandez-Palacios
Head of Unit ‘Integrated Transport Centre’ at Telefonica

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Michael is passionate about photonics, and has focused his efforts over the last 30years to drive new photonics manufacturing programs in USA and Europe as well as industry-based photonics technology roadmaps.

Xianyun Meng is the writer of Juniper procurement specifications for 400G pluggable client optics. Xianyun Meng joined Juniper in 2013. Prior to that, he was a module designer at Oclaro/Opnext and JDS Uniphase.

Xianyun Meng
Hardware Engineer, Senior Staff – Optical at Juniper Networks
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Jim has over 30 years of industry experience in electronics and optics, spanning a wide range of diverse topics. Jim is a past President of the Ethernet Alliance. He holds 20 patents in the field of telecommunications, and is a frequent contributor to industry publications.

Harshang Pandya
General Manager at AEM


Adrien Billat, Sales and Application Manager at Teem Photonics
Alessio Corazza, Business Development Manager at SAES Getters
Alessio Pirastu, CTO at CamGraPhIC
Amir Ghadimi, Photonics Expert at CSEM
Anders Larsson, Professor at Chalmers University of Technology
Andreas Rack, Product Manager at Solayer
Andy Cooper, Marketing at Nippon Kayaku
Anton Stroganov, Technical Project Manager at LIGENTEC
Ashok Kapoor, Vice-President at APIC
Arne Bentfeldt, Product Manager at ficonTEC
Aura Higuera, Technical Account Manager at Synopsys
Benoit Fleury, Market Development Director at Corning
Bradford Factor, Semiconductor Packaging Technology at ASE Europe
Chris Pfistner, CEO at CTI
Chris Rowan, Managing Director at Arscientia
Chris Maloney, Director of Business Development at VPIphotonics
Cyriel Minkenberg, Product Manager at Rockley Photonics
Dan Neugroschl, President at Chiral Photonics
David Robinson, CEO at Arden Photonics
Dieter Bimberg, Professor at TU Berlin
Domenico Tulli, CTO at Quside
Dominic Gallagher, CEO at Photon Design
Dylan Burke, Marketing Executive at Yelo
Gabrie Hoogland, Chief Scientist at SABIC
Gary Nicholl, Principal Engineer at Cisco Systems
Giannis Patronas, Senior Engineer at Nvidia Networking
Giovanni Delrosso, Senior Scientist, Project Manager at VTT
Giovanni Farias, R&D Engineer at VLC Photonics
Gloria Hoefler, Director at Infinera
Guillermo von Hünefeld, Research Assistant at Technical University of Berlin
Gunther Vollrath, CEO at Aifotec
Gustavo Villares, Product Manager and Business Developer at Lumiphase
Hao Hu, Senior Researcher at Technical University of Denmark
Hermann Moos, Head of Technology Scouting & Product Manager at Finetech
Jeff Twombly, VP, Business Development at Credo
Jeroen Duis, Chief Commercial Officer at PHIX Photonics Assembly
Jesper Glar Nielsen, CEO at Nexgen
John Jost, CEO at MicroR
John Earnhardt, Director of Specialty Sales at OFS
Jose Capmany, COO at IPRONICS
Keely Blakeman, Editor, Fibre Systems magazine at Europa Science
Kevin Lefebvre, Technology Licensing Officer at MIT
Kobi Hasharoni, CTO at DustPhotonics
Lam Yee Loy, CTO at Denselight
Leonid Moiseev, Program Manager Datacom at TRUMPF Photonic Components
Leontios Stampoulidis, Founder at LEO Space Photonics
Luc Augustin, CTO at SMART Photonics
Luis Hecker, Director of Photonics at IDEA
Lynn Sheehan, General Manager at Crowntech Photonics
Marc Cram, Director at Server Technology / Legrand
Marco Gavagnin, Technology Forecaster at AT&S
Mark Lutkowitz, Principal at fibeReality
Martin Eibelhuber, Deputy Business Development at EV Group
Michela Svaluto Moreolo, Director of Quality Programs at CTTC
Mike Utley, Director at Polatis
Myun-Sik Kim, Product Manager at Axetris
Neeraj Chowdhary, Country Manager at ProLabs
Nicola Calabretta, Associate Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology
Nikolaus Flöry, Business Development Manager at vario-optics
Nikolay Ledentsov, CEO at VI Systems
Octavio Alfageme, Engineer at Euskaltel
Oded Raz, Founder at PhotonX Networks
Oliver Schadow, Project Manager at LEONI Fiber Optics
PaoChieh Huang, Engineer at Applied Optoelectronics
Philippe Bolle, CEO at Skylane optics
Radhakrishnan Rajamanickam, Business lead at A-Photonics
Ramana Pamidighantam, Director R&D at Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Technology
Reinhard Pusch, Advisor at RoodMicrotec
Richard Varjabedian, Sales and Business Development Manager at Delta Electronics
Ronald Habekothe, Sales Manager EMEA at US Conec
Ruth Houbertz, President & Founder at Multiphoton Optics
Scott Wilkinson, Lead Analyst at Cignal
Steven Thumbeck, Business Development at AMETEK
Tiger Ninomiya, Sr. Technologist at Senko Advanced Components
Tobias Gnausch, Product Manager Test & Measurement at JENOPTIK
Tolga Tekin, Scientist at Fraunhofer IZM
Tom Trexler, Marketing Director at Aehr Test
Valery Tolstikhin, President & CEO at Intengent
Wilfried Noell, Director R&D at SUSS MicroOptics
Xinyuan Wang, Engineer at Huawei Technologies
Yaohui Chen, Staff Engineer at Mellanox
Yasusuke Hattori, Manager at Hitachi High-tech America


To participate, you need to have access to a computer (preferred) or phone, with video/microphone/sound, you can test your setup on Zoom. By registering, you agree that we can use your data to inform you about the details of 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.
Note: We allow only 1 person per company to participate in the Zoom room. Everyone is of course welcome to join us via YouTube. All attendees in Zoom are expected to participate in the full length of the meeting. By registering you acknowledge our GDPR Statement.


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