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Agenda

08:30 - 09:00
Words of welcome

Speaker:
Michael Finch, Head of Wire and Cable, CRU
08:45 - 09:00
Words of welcome
Speaker:
Clark S. Kinlin, Executive Vice President, Corning Incorporated

09:00 - 10:30
Keynote session

 


09:00 - 09:20
Overview and update on US Government Policy regarding telecommunication networks
Speaker:
Nazak Nikakhtar, Assistant Secretary, Industry & Analysis, United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
09:20 - 09:40
Global trends in optical fiber and cable
Speaker:
Michael Finch, Head of Wire and Cable, CRU
09:40 - 10:00
The future of fiber
Speaker:
Lisa Youngers, President, Fiber Broadband Association (FBA)

11:00 - 12:30
Optical fiber and cable leadership panel

The world’s leading producers of optical fiber and cable discuss the challenges and opportunities ahead for supplying global fibre and cable markets.

  • How is the global market balanced?
  • In which products do you see the greatest opportunities?

Panellists:
Bernhard Deutsch, Vice President and General Manager, Optical Fiber and Cable, Corning
Antoni Bosch, Vice President Telecom Solutions Business Unit, Prysmian Group
Zhuang Dan, President, YOFC

14:00 - 14:30
Network equipment highlight presentation

Understanding the evolution of 5G network architecture and what that means for fiber and cable demand.


Speaker:
Ed Harstead, Lead Technologist, Chief Technology Office, Fixed Networks Division, Nokia

14:30 - 15:30
Demand insights from fiber network experts

 


Speaker:
Rich Baca, Senior Optics Hardware Engineer, Microsoft Azure
Anish Patel, Vice President of Implementation, Next Generation Access Networks, Comcast Cable

16:00 - 17:00
Global perspectives on fiber and cable market dynamics

 


16:00 - 16:20
5G, Fibre and Networks of the Future
Speaker:
Ankit Agarwal, CEO - Connectivity Solutions, STL
16:20 - 16:40
The digital future in the MENA region with FTTH as enabler for 5G
Speaker:
Jan Schindler, Board Member, FTTH Council Middle East and Global Market Intelligence Manager, Telecom Solutions, Prysmian Group
16:40 - 17:00
Density and bandwidth trends: Factors in a long-term forecast of fiber demand
Speaker:
Richard Mack, Principal Consultant, CRU Group

09:00 - 10:00
Smart City keynote presentation

 


Speaker:
Katie Espeseth, Vice President of New Products, EPB

09:30 - 10:30
Supply chain insights

 


09:30 - 09:50
Supply chain perspectives: How the value chain is responding to changing demand
Speaker:
Bill Geary, Network & Security Solutions - Executive Vice President, Anixter
09:50 - 10:10
Industry overview from a systems perspective: automation in the connector assembly process
Speaker:
Ben Waite, President and CEO, Fiber Optic Center, Inc.
10:10 - 10:30
Raw Materials Price Fluctuations and the impact of import tariffs on the optical fiber supply chain
Speaker:
Jeff Koch, Senior Commercial Manager, Umicore

11:00 - 12:00
Fiber innovation showcase

 


11:00 - 11:20
Techno-economic foundations for optical communications growth horizon
Speaker:
Dr. Claudio Mazzali, Sr. Vice President, Technology, Corning Optical Communications
11:20 - 11:40
Innovation of Optical Cable System Technologies for FTTx and Hyper Scale Data Centers
Speaker:
Naoki Okada, General Manager, Optical Cable Systems Division, Fujikura Ltd
11:40 - 11:00
Challenge to Ultra High Fiber Count Cable (UHFC) for Data Center and Small Diameter High Density Blown Cable for FTTH (Microduct application) by utilizing Freeform technology
Speaker:
Tommy Amano, General Manager, Optical Cable Product Management, Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd
12:00 - 12:20
Changing Trends for Optical Fiber Cables Driving Advanced Material Solutions
Speaker:
Paul Brigandi, Application Development Leader, Wire & Cable R&D, Dow
12:20 - 12:40
High bandwidth super large density fiber cables for practical and low-cost networks
Speaker:
Raadj Matai, Chief Optical Fibre Scientist, YOFC

14:00 - 15:00
Fiber production and maintenance process developments

 


14:00 - 14:20
Spectrum of measurement & control technology for optical fibers and optical fiber cables
Speaker:
Hilmar Bolte, Research & Development/Head of Analysis, SIKORA AG
14:20 - 14:40
Advanced LED Curing systems for the optical fiber market
Speaker:
Dr. Darrin Leonhardt, Director of R&D, Heraeus Noblelight America, LLC