EPIC Online Technology Meeting on Roadmap 2021 for Beyond 400G Ethernet Optics

21 April 2021

16:00 – 18:00 CEST


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Sponsored by

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This meeting will bring together the EPIC community to target the development of a roadmap that addresses the optical eco-system that emerges in support of Beyond 400 Gb/s Ethernet.  The scope of this meeting covers the needs of this market regarding optical coupling, electrical connections, modulation formats, form-factors for transceivers, thermal considerations, and requirements for large-volume production, among others.

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


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


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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Optical telecommunications and cloud networking professional with a focus on optical system design, architecture, engineering, and development.

Mark Filer
Principal Optics Architect at Microsoft
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Jim has over 30 years of industry experience in electronics and optics. Jim is a former President of the Ethernet Alliance and former optical liaison editor for IEEE Communications Magazine, and is a frequent contributor to industry publications

A senior staff engineer at NVIDIA focusing on high speed optical interconnects for datacenter systems. He is a member of the Photonics21 Board of Stakeholders and has participated in organizing committees of photonics-related events.

Gary’s roles include defining strategy and technology for high-speed interconnect across Cisco’s routing and switching platforms. Gary currently serves as Treasurer/Secretary for OIF. Gary holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Manchester (UK).

Gary Nicholl
Principal Engineer at Cisco Systems and OIF Board Member
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Abbas Salmanirezaei, Photonics Engineer at Skylane Optics
Adelio De Bernardi, R&D Director at Microtel Innovation
Ahmad Abdo, Systems Engineer at Ciena
Ahmed Osman, Silicon Photonics Designer at LEO Space Photonics
Alain Delpy, Business Development Manager at Soitec
Alexis Debray, Analyst at Yole Developpement
Ali Emsia, Field Application Engineer at Tektronix
Ali Angha, Founder at Innovent Technologies
Amir Ghadimi, Photonics Expert at CSEM
Anders Larsson, Professor at Chalmers University of Technology
Andi Kosich, Executive Director at Optical Internetworking Forum
Andrew Schmitt, Directing Analyst at Cignal AI
Asim Rasheed, Product Manager at Spirent
Atul Srivastava, CTO at NEL-America
Ben Depuydt, Technology Manager at Umicore
Bill Bottoms, Chairman at 3MTS
Bradford Factor, Directro Packaing Technology at ASE
Brian Mulroe, Business Development at DustPhotonics
Claudia Hössbacher, CEO at Polariton
Chan Chih (David) Chen, AVP at Applied Optoelectronics
Chaoyi Wang, Engineer at Huawei
Charles Goëller, COO at ICON Photonics
Chris Maloney, Director of Business Development at VPIphotonics
Chris Pfistner, CEO at CTI
Cyriel Minkenberg, Product Manager at Rockley Photonics
Dan Neugroschl, President at Chiral Photonics
Daniel Lei, Technical Manager at Wistron
Daniel Joseph Barry, Owner at 3C Tech Content
David Mackey, CTO at Mbryonics
Devan Adams, Principal Analyst at Independent Consultant
Dirk Hauschild, Head of R&D at LIMO
Douglas Harshbarger, Business Director at Corning
Dowon Kim, Senior Staff Engineer at Intel
Efi Rotem, Engineering Director at Ophir
Fabio Bottoni, HW Engineer at Cisco
Flávio Silva, Product Marketing at Idea Electronic Systems
Fotini Karinou, Senior Researcher at Microsoft
Francois Couny, PLM at EXFO
Francois Menard, CTO at AEPONYX
Frank Fux, Solution Architect at Cisco
Giovanni Delrosso, Senior Scientist, Project Manager at VTT
Glenn George, Managing Director at Bay Photonics
Gloria Hoefler, Director at Infinera
Gregory Flinn, Marketing Development at ficonTEC
Guido Giuliani, CTO at Julight
Gunther Vollrath, CEO at Aifotec
Gustavo Villares, Product Manager at Lumiphase
Henry Francis, Application Engineer at LIGENTEC
Hervé Gouraud, Sales and Marketing Director at iXblue Photonics
Jack Jewell, Consultant at GreenVCSEL
Jason Zhang, GRA at UT-Austin
Javier Alonso, Marketing Coordinator at Senko
Jean-Louis Gentner, CEO at Almae Technologies
Jean Marie Vilain, PLM at EXFO
Jens Opitz, Broadband, Mobile and Data Center Technology Solutions at FTTX-F¡TH
Jianqiang Li, Principal Network Engineer at Kuaishou Technology
Jimena Garcia-Romeu, CEO at Alcyon photonics
John Eberhart, Director of Sales at Crowntech Photonics
John Jost, CEO at MicroR
Jörg Smolenski, Business Development Manager at Nanoscribe
Jose Galan, Sales Manager at VLC Photonics
Katarzyna Lawniczuk, Vice President at BRIGHT Photonics
Karen Liu, Vice President Sales & Marketing at Lightwave Logic
Kevin Lefebvre, Director, Product Management at MACOM
Kimberly Naughton, Senior Project Manager at Optical Internetworking Forum
Kirk Humphries, Specialist at BT
Klaus Engenhardt, Solution Planning at Keysight Technologies
Larry Hsiao, Manager at Accton
Lionel Pelamourgues, Managing Director at Chanchu Partners
Marc Cram, Director at Legrand
Marco Gavagnin, Technology Forecaster at AT&S
Marcus Nieder, Sales & Technical Support Engineer at Finetech
Mosaddek Hossain, Hardware Engineer at Valeo
Michela Svaluto Moreolo, Senior Researcher / Quality Program Director at Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC)
Myun-Sik Kim, Product Manager at Axetris
Naoya Hayashi, Research Fellow at Dai Nippon Printing
Nicolas Bourriot, Product Line Manager at iXblue
Niko Schultz, Senior Project Manager at SCHOTT
Nikolaus Flöry, Business Development Manager at vario-optics
Nikolay Ledentsov, Senior Engineer at VI Systems
Oliver Kirsch, Scientific Researcher at Fraunhofer IZM
Paul Fortier, Senior Engineer at IBM
Peter Winzer, CEO at Nubis Communications
Philippe Bolle, CEO at Skylane Optics
Raja Younes, R&D Program Manager at X- MultiLane
Radhakrishnan Rajamanickam, Project Specialist at Aalto University
Reinhard Pusch, Advisor at Rood Microtec
Rene Fichtmueller, Optician Aspirant at FLEXOPTIX
Richard Pitwon, CEO at Resolute Photonics
Richard Varjabedian, Sales and Business Development Manager at Delta Electronics
Stephen Hardy, Editorial Director at Lightwave
Susmita Adhikari Joshi, TSS at Intel
Sven Krüger, Vice President Product Management at Huber+Suhner Cube Optics
Sven Otte, CEO at Sicoya
Taha Rahman, Senior DSP Researcher at Huawei
Tania Cortes, Business Development Executive at Yelo
Tiger Ninomiya, Senior Technologist at Senko Advanced Components
Tim Lin, Researcher at Industrial Technology Research Institute
Titus te Strake, Commercial Manager at SMART Photonics
Tolga Tekin, Scientist at Fraunhofer IZM
Tom Mitcheltree, Application Engineering at US Conec
Tom Trexler, Marketing Director at Aehr
Vadim Pogoretskiy, Business Developer at JePPIX
Vincent Tsai, Business Director at Nvidia
Vipul Patel, Principal Engineer at Cisco
Wilfried Noell, R&D Director at SUSS MicroOptics
Yeeloy Lam, CTO at DenseLight Semiconductors
Yu Taicherng, Director at Foxconn


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