EPIC World Photonics Technology Summit

3 February 2020

San Francisco, CA, USA

The St. Regis San Francisco Hotel. Address 125 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

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The purpose of this exceptional meeting is to bring experts and leaders from industrial companies around the world to discuss photonics technology developments, applications, and challenges. The event is by invitation only at CTO/CEO level (companies less than 100 employees), VP R&D / VP Engineering (companies 100-250 employees),  Director R&D (companies more than 250 employees), NO sales, NO marketing, with an audience of around 150 participants from 30 countries. The presentations will be short (15 minutes) followed by 5 minutes discussion moderated  by Dr. Jose Pozo, EPIC’s Director of Technology, renowned for his exceptional ability to engage the audience to explore synergy and business opportunities. The event is very much networking oriented with many networking opportunities (lunch, dinner, reception, coffee breaks) and a detailed participant list will be provided in advance (including a company description, personal biography and picture of every attendee). LIST OF REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS

The EPIC World Photonics Technology Summit is EPIC’s highest-level technology meeting. The event gathers 150 experts and leaders from industrial companies around the world to discuss photonics technology developments, applications, and challenges.

If you have not been personally invited but would like to participate, contact Carlos Lee before registering by: carlos.lee@epic-assoc.com

Agenda, detailed participants list and pdf. and video recorded presentations of EPIC World Technology Summit 2019 in Berlin available HERE, photos – HERE.

All CEOs and CTOs of the EPIC members companies are welcome to attend the evening networking reception.


2 February 2020 Sunday

18:00 – 22:00 Executive networking reception @ Press Club (address: 20 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco)

3 February 2020 Monday

07:30–08:30 Networking breakfast @ St. Regis hotel, Gallery Ballroom (level 2)
08:30–08:45 Welcome address by Jose Pozo, CTO, EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium


08:45 – 09:05 Executive leadership in optics: recent lessons & future contingencies
Mark Lutkowitz, Principal, fibeReality (USA)
09:05 – 09:25 Co-packaged silicon photonics for cost effective, high-density photonic interconnect
Thomas Liljeberg, General Manager, Photonic Integration, Intel (USA)
09:25 – 09:45 VCSELs at new heights: 100Gbaud and beyond
Nikolay Ledentsov, CEO, VI Systems (GERMANY)
09:45  -10:05 Semi-fabless manufacturing of graphene enhanced SWIR image sensors
Tapani Ryhanen, CEO, Emberion (FINLAND)
10:05 – 10:25 High volume manufacturing of light scanners
Thomas von Wantoch, Founder & Managing Director, OQmented (GERMANY)

10:30–11:15 Networking coffee break


11:15 – 11:35 Field programmable photonic gate arrays: a new window of opportunity for integrated photonics
Jose Capmany, Chief Operations Officer, iPronics (SPAIN)
11:35 – 11:55 Complex photonic systems for volume manufacturing
Simon Schwinger, Senior Manager Business Development, Jabil Optics (GERMANY/USA)
11:55 – 12:15 High-accuracy high-agility automation for optics manufacturing
Pham Quang Cuong, Founder and Director, Eureka Robotics (SINGAPORE)
12:15 – 12:35 Mastering all steps from sensor to camera to provide dedicated and efficient imaging solutions
Francois Coursaget, General Manager, NIT – New Imaging Technologies (FRANCE)
12:35 – 12:55 New challenges in optomechatronics for emerging markets
Manuel Steidle, Executive Director, CERTI (BRAZIL)

13:00–14:00 Networking Lunch


14:00 – 14:20 Whitelight lasers – the journey from technology to industrial
Carsten Thomsen, VP of Ultrafast Lasers, NKT Photonics (DENMARK)
14:20 – 14:40 Laser solutions for medical applications
Petteri Uusimaa, CTO, Modulight (FINLAND)
14:40 – 15:00 3D LIDAR Landscape
Michael Kiehn, Director Sensor Development, Ibeo Automotive Systems (GERMANY)
15:00 – 15:20 Sensor tradespace for autonomous vehicles
Eric Aguilar, CEO, Omnitron Sensors (USA)

15:30–16:15 Networking Coffee Break


16:15 – 16:35 Lasers for manufacturing
Eric Mottay, President, Amplitude Laser Group (FRANCE)
16:35 – 16:55 IR optics for long range security & surveillance applications
Kobi Lasri, General Manager, Ophir Optics (ISRAEL)
16:55 – 17:15 Machine learning and AI-empowered microscopy, inspection and surveillance
Jay Kumler, President, JENOPTIK Optical Systems (USA/GERMANY)
17:15 – 17:35 Metrology solutions for the three-dimensional inspection of laser processed surfaces
Roger Artigas, President & CTO, Sensofar (SPAIN)
17:35 – 17:55 Beam shaping challenges for large part texturing with kW femto-second lasers
Jean-François Morizur, CEO, Cailabs (FRANCE)

18:00 – 22:00 VIP executive networking reception @ St. Regis hotel, terrace (level 4)


THIS EXCLUSIVE EVENT IS BY INVITATION ONLY. The event is restricted to decision makers with technology background, 1 person per company only. If you have not received a personal invitation, but would like to participate, please contact EPIC Director General Carlos Lee by: carlos.lee@epic-assoc.com before registering. Ticket for EPIC members and invited companies: 495 EUR (excluding VAT), non- members: 995 EUR (excluding VAT). Please note that your participation is confirmed only when received the confirmation email from the EPIC staff after your registration.

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