EPIC Online Technology Meeting on Free Space Optical Communication and LiFi

26 October 2020

15:00 – 17:00 CET


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Free space optical communication technologies are key for several applications such as communications between spacecraft, satellite constellation, security applications, metro-network extensions and backhaul. All the stakeholder of the value chain will discuss the state-of-art and their vision about future implementation of LiFi in our cities as well as new developments of free-space communications.

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


An overview of the speakers will follow soon…

Guy-Mael de Naurois a business developer on Laser Satellite Communication at Airbus Space System in Toulouse.

Guy-Mael de Naurois
Business Developer at Airbus
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Chief Technology Officer of DAS Photonics, Ph.D. Telecommunications Engineer, an expert in photonics components and systems for space and defense markets.

He authored and co-authored over 90 publications and 65 patents. Currently, he is track-chair of the International Conference of Health-Informatics and is a Senior Member of IEEE.

Thomas Brunschwiler
Research Staff Member of Mobile-Health Interventions at IBM Research
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Dr. Mostafa Afgani is a co-founder and CTO of pureLiFi and has led the engineering & development of pureLiFi’s systems and solutions since its founding in 2012.

Mostafa Afgani
CTO and Co-founder at pureLiFi
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Prof. Ernesto Ciaramella leads a research group working on Optical Wireless Communications (OWC), for both indoor and outdoor applications. His team demonstrated record speed values in OWC and is also active in technology transfer to industries.

Ron is leading the development of photonic products for harsh-environment aerospace and defense applications.  He is an inventor of over 30 patents and an author of more than 75 technical publications in photonic technology.

Ron Logan
VP and CTO, Electronics and Photonics at Glenair
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Ahmad Atieh, VP Optical Systems at Optiwave Systems
Alain Delpy, Business Development Manager at SOITEC
Alessio Pirastu, CTO at CamGraPhIC
Alexander Telle, CEO at ACM Acktar
Alexandre Delga, Research Engineer at III-VLab
Almut Bailly, Account Manager at Chroma
Andreas Kuchler, Sales & Service Manager Europe at AMETEK Precitech
Andreas Rahm, Project Manager Space at Optics Balzers
Andrew Sutton, Engineer at Apple
Anton Stroganov, Technical Project Manager at LIGENTEC
Benjamin Bulla, Managing Director at son-x
Carlos Viana, CEO at ICON Photonics
David Allioux, Product Manager at CAILabs
David Mackey, CTO at mbryonics
Davinder Basuita, Business Development Manager at Glenair
Dylan Burke, Marketing Manager at Yelo
Elkana Ben Sinai, COO at Civan Advanced Technologies
Emmanouil Kafetzakis, Principal Analyst at Eight Bells
Ernesto Ciaramella, Professor at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
Errico Armandillo, Senior Space Optics and System Engineering Advisor at Eventech
Fan Ji, Head of Sales and Marketing at ElFys
Francis Ijeh, Consultant at St Germain
Frank Deicke, Head of Business Unit “Wireless Microsystems” at Fraunhofer IPMS
Frank Ernst, Business Development Manager at NTS Optel
George Avdikos, Project Manager at HPhos
Gerald Bonner, Researcher at Fraunhofer UK Research
Giuseppe Coppola, Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer at PhotonDelta
Glenn George, Managing Director at Bay Photonics
Gregory Flinn, Marketing Development at ficonTEC
Hao Hu, Senior Researcher at Technical University of Denmark
Hoon Shin, Senior Manager of Sales and Marketing at Optowell
Hugues Tournier, Signal and Power Integrity at Ciena
Chris Maloney, Director of Business Development at VPIphotonics
Christian Fernandez-Campusano, Researcher IT at USACH
Iwan Davies, Group Technology Director at IQE
James Lott, CTO at OptiPulse
Jan Mink, CEO at Vtec
Jan Vermeiren, Business Development at Caeleste
Jason Palidwar, Product Group Manager – Aerospace and Specialty Optics at Iridian Spectral Technologies
Jens Krause, Applications Engineer at Excelitas Technologies
John Jost, CEO at MicroR
Julijanas Zeludevicius, Research fellow at Center for Physical Sciences and Technology
Karim Sewilam, Teacher Assistant at AASTMT
Kasia Balakier, Systems Engineer at Airbus
Kevin Lefebvre, Technology Licensing Officer at MIT
Larry Hsiao, Manager at Accton Tech.
Marc Larive, Startegic Marketing Manager at Xenics
Marco Criscione, Head of R&D Development at SwissOptic
Marek Krehel, Director of Technologies and R&D at 3D AG
Mark Robbins, Chief Engineer at Teledyne e2v
Mark Silver, Chief Technologist, Lasers at Thales
Markus Bilger, Senior Director Product Line Management at Viavi Solutions
Marshall Chen, Engineering Director at TE Connectivity
Martin Vallo, Technology and Market Analyst at Yole Developpement
Maryvonne Chalony, Application Engineer at Ligthtec
Masaaki Minami, Marketing Manager at Kyocera Corporation
Matthias Beier, CEO & Co-Founder at SPACEOPTIX
Michael Krzyzek, Research Project Manager at Fraunhofer HHI
Michael Cheng, Senior Optical Engineer at Zemax
Milan Mashanovitch, CEO at Freedom Photonics
Myun-Sik Kim, Product Manager at Axetris
Nathan Soper, Sales Manager at Photon Design
Nazanin Shafiee, Business Development Manager at SMART Photonics
Nikolay Ledentsov, Senior Engineer at VI Systems
Nolan Chan, Technical Sales Engineer at Phasics
Nuno Edgar Nunes Fernandes, Enterpreneur/Engineer at Photonic Precision Technologies
Patrick Ruffieux, Product Manager at MPS
Paul van Dijk, Vice President Strategy and Innovation at LioniX International
Peter Mintjens, Business Development Leader of Mass Transportation at SABIC Specialties
Peter Tøttrup, CEO at NLIR
Philippe Antoine, CTO at Lambda-X
Pierre-Yves Fonjallaz, Programme Manager at EPFL
Radhakrishnan Rajamanickam, Business Lead at A-Photonics (Aalto University)
Richard Pitwon, CEO at Resolute Photonics
Ruth Houbertz, President & Founder at Multiphoton Optics
Samuel Bucourt, CEO at Imagine Optic
Sarah Scace, Director of Marketing and Communications at pureLiFi
Scott Jordan, Head of Photonics at PI
Sergey Kontorov, Senior Research Engineer at Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology
Shipulin Arkady, Associated Director of CPQM at Skoltech
Stefano Prandoni, Sales Director Europe at Bandwidth10
Steven Huang, Project Manager at AOI
Suleyman Turgut, Chief Revenue Officer at Luminit
Thomas Siegel, Head of R&D at ASE Optics Europe
Tiger Ninomiya, Senior Technologist at Senko Advanced Components
Tolga Tekin, Scientist at Fraunhofer IZM
Torsten Wipiejewski, Business Development Manager at Huawei
Vincent Hardy, General Manager at ALPAO
Wilson de Carvalho, Researcher at CTI – Renato Archer
Winfried Reeb, Head of Business Unit Active Components at LASER COMPONENTS
Xavier Geneste, Senior Spacecraft Engineer at ESA
Yajun Wang, Chief Scientist at II-VI


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 Sharara Qasemova: sharara.qasemova@epic-assoc.com; mobile: +420 775465552