6:30 - 7:00 PM Networking & Refreshments
Speaker: Radhakrishna (Radha) Valiveti
Bio: Radhakrishna (Radha) Valiveti received his B. Tech degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. Subsequently, he earned his M.S. (Comp. Sc) from McGill University (Montreal, Canada), and a Ph.D. (EE) degree from Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada). Radha started his career by developing communication protocol software (e.g. X.25) at Philips (Montreal, Canada). Subsequently, at Nortel (Ottawa, Canada) he has architected and developed OSI protocols software for OSI Layers 2 through 5 (LAPD , CLNP, IS-IS, ES-IS, TP4, Session Layer) for Nortel’s line of optical network elements used to build SONET/SDH transport networks. In a later assignment at Nortel, Radha worked on defining the access network architecture in the Residential Broadband Access Group. Radha joined Fujitsu Network Communications (Richardson, Texas) in 1998, and has worked on the architecture and requirements for the Flashwave family of SONET/ATM hybrid ADMs, and the architecture of MPLS Pseudo-Wire (PW) based packet services for the Flashwave 9500 packet optical transport network element. Radha joined Infinera’s system architecture group in 2006. He is responsible for OTN support in Infinera’s DTN-X product. He also tracks and contributes to work in ITU-T SG15/WP3 questions Q9 (OTN Equipment) and Q11 (OTN signals and formats).
Title: Overview of Optical Transport Network (OTN)
Speaker: Matthew Mitchell
Bio: Matt Mitchell received his M.S and Ph.D degrees in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University in 1995 and 1998 respectively. Upon finishing his Ph.D. he became a member of technical staff within the Advanced Development Department at Lucent Bell Laboratories working on high channel count DWDM transmission. In 2000, he become a member of technical staff at Corvis Communications serving as a technical lead in developing a next generation 10Gb/s DWDM long haul transport product. He has been with Infinera since mid 2001 and has contributed to numerous programs including optical architecture, hardware research and development, and the creation of optical system planning tools. He recently managed the hardware development team responsible for the next generation Infinera Line System (ILS2) product platform. He is currently a Senior Director managing the Optical Systems Architecture group. Dr. Mitchell is a member of the Optical Society of America, has co-authored more over 30 peer-reviewed publications and holds 16 patents in the area of optical transmission and nonlinear optics.
Title: Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) Scaling Next Generation Optical Networks
Speaker: Abhijeet Deore
Bio: Abhijeet Deore is a Senior Manager, Solutions Marketing at Infinera. His team is responsible for worldwide marketing of solutions built using Infinera’s broad range of products with a focus on data center and wholesale services market segments. His career spans over 13 years in the telecommunications industry having held several leadership positions in research and development prior to transitioning to a marketing focused function. Having joined Infinera in 2004, Mr. Deore led WDM embedded software development for 5 years. Over the past 2 years, he has led product marketing for Infinera’s Line System and DTN products lines. Prior to Infinera, Mr. Deore held systems development and product architecture positions at Ciena (2000 – 2004) and Alcatel-Lucent (1998 – 2000). He has contributed to the design and development of several successful switching and transmission products including Ciena’s CoreDirector and the Infinera DTN. Mr. Deore holds a Bachelor degree in Electronics and Telecommunications from the College of Engineering Technology, India. He also earned a Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Duke University, Durham, N.C. In 2009, he completed his M.B.A from the Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley. He is a member of the IEEE and has contributed to several patents that have helped forward the evolution of telecommunication systems.
Title: Super-channels and the Future of Optical Networks