EPIC Webinar on “The State of IEEE 802.3 Ethernet”

01 July 2020

15:00 – 16:00 CEST


Ethernet is one of the most widely deployed networking technologies connecting our world today. To enable our membership to identify new markets and opportunities for optical technologies, EPIC leadership has reached out to the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet community to provide an update on Ethernet’s evolution and expansion. David Law, Chair of the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group, and EPIC Advisor, John D’Ambrosia, who is currently chairing multiple efforts within IEEE 802.3, will provide an update on the current state of Ethernet standardization efforts. The webinar will be moderated by Joso Pozo, CTO of EPIC.

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  • David Law, Chair of the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group:

David Law is a Distinguished Technologist in the CTO Office of Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. David has served as Chair of the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group since 2008 and Vice-Chair between 1996 and 2008. David has also served in IEEE-SA governance positions such as Chair of the IEEE-SA Review Committee (RevCom) from 2008 to 2012 and is currently a member of the IEEE-SA Standards Board and Chair of the IEEE-SA Patent Committee (PatCom). David has received the IEEE-SA Standards Medallion, the IEEE-SA Standards Board Distinguished Service Award, the IEEE-SA International Award, the IEEE Computer Society Karlsson Award, and the IEEE Charles Proteus Steinmetz Award. David earned his BEng (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland.

  • John D’Ambrosia, EPIC advisor:

John D’Ambrosia is known in the industry for his efforts as Ethernet’s advocate. In this capacity John has been an industry leader in the development of Ethernet-related technologies since 1999. In his role at Futurewei, he participated in industry standards efforts that are driving Ethernet’s ongoing evolution and its move to higher speeds. Currently, he chairs the IEEE P802.3cn 50GbE/200GbE/400GbE over Single Mode Fiber Task Force; the IEEE P802.3ct 100 GbE and 400 GbE over DWDM Systems Task Force; chairs the IEEE 802.3 New Ethernet Applications Ad Hoc, a forum for exploring new ideas for Ethernet standards; and is a member of the IEEE 802 Executive Committee. Previously, he chaired the IEEE 802.3ba Task Force that developed 40GbE and 100GbE, and the IEEE 802.3bs Task Force that developed 200 GbE and 400GbE. As EPIC’s advisor, John is supporting EPIC’s mission to foster the vibrant photonics ecosystem as well as be the liaison between EPIC and the Ethernet Standards development community. 


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