BT, Facebook, Google, Deutsche Telekom, Baidu, Microsoft, Vodafone to take centre stage at the 18th annual Next Generation Optical Networking co-located with Optical DCI
7th June, 2016 - Now in its 18th year, NGON is the number one EMEA optical networking event. The three day show provides a platform for service providers to exchange their ideas, develop expertise and share best practice, as well as unrivalled networking and business opportunities with the leading vendors in our industry.
This year’s conference will address and mirror the optical innovation and drive towards Terabit transmission, bringing to its stage the likes of Kevin Smith, BT, Lieven Verslegers, Google, Fred Masiak, Vodafone, Steve Grubb, Facebook, Ali Heydari, Baidu, Sascha Vorbeck, Deutsche Telekom, Jeffery Cox, Microsoft, Richard Petrie, LINX and Jongyoon Shin, SK Telecom, to highlight the latest industry trends and tackle current challenges.
Preceding the plenary sessions, on 28th June, Ciena and Nokia will respectively be hosting two insightful workshops, exclusive to operators: ‘your network as an automated on-demand strategic asset’ and ‘enabling our connected lives with innovations in optical networking’.
Kicking off day one of our conference, Andrew Schmitt, founder of Cignal Al, will be chairing the opening session of Next Generation Optical Networking, joined by Facebook, Huawei, Infinera, Deutsche Telekom, Ciena, Neide Telecom, Nokia, TeliaSonera International Carrier and Coriant to discuss the ‘Relating Network Deployments to the Revenue Generating Services they can Enable’.
Main topics to be explored at the conference include: handling the future capacity crunch as an optical industry, building the future-proof end to end intelligent transport network, Inter Optical DCI – network infrastructure focus, Making 100G/200G economic for DCI, Optimizing Capacity and Reach With ROADMS, Flexgrid and super channels, comparing the differing types of DCs and their interconnections needs.
Providing a platform for our attendees to meet and create business with the leading vendors and key decision makers in the optical ecosystem, discuss industry challenges, get expert’s opinions on future optical innovations, and take part in one-to-one meetings through our VIP service, unrivalled networking opportunities are guaranteed through our speed networking meetings. Each day 25 one-to-one meetings will take place in a 50-minute span, providing 25 new connections and potential business opportunities.
Huawei is the principal sponsor for this year’s event, Infinera and ZTE are our diamond sponsors. Platinum sponsors include Ciena, Corning and Nokia. Gold sponsors ADVA, Cisco, ECI Telecom, Ekinops, MRV Communications and Xtera, technology vision sponsor Coriant, telco components premier sponsor Fujitsu and silver sponsors Lumentum and OClaro.
Join us for three days of networking, thought-provoking plenary and workshop sessions and the opportunity influence the entire optical networking industry in Nice in 2016 and for years to come.