6:30 - 7:00 PM Networking & Refreshments
Speaker: Kevin Fisher, VP of Advanced DSL Technology, Ikanos
Bio: Fisher has more than 27 years experience in developing and managing the development of firmware, software and complex silicon devices. At Ikanos, Fisher is responsible for accelerating the development and introduction of new DSL technologies. Prior to joining Ikanos, Fisher was CEO of Vector Silicon, Inc. Before VSI, he held several senior level engineering positions, including Vice President of IC and DSP engineering at 2Wire and department manager of advanced recording channels at Quantum Corp. He earned Ph.D. E.E. and M.S.E.E degrees from Stanford University after obtaining a B.S. degree in Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois.
Title: Silicon solutions for next-generation broadband access over copper
Speaker: George Ginis, Senior Vice President of DSL Marketing, ASSIA
Bio: George Ginis joined ASSIA in 2005 as Director of Technology, responsible for intellectual property, standards, and algorithm research. Between 2005 and 2009, he led many successful trials of the DSL Expresse product, which resulted in the first customer wins for ASSIA. Between 2009 and 2012, he was VP of Engineering with responsibilities for development and delivery engineering. He is currently Senior Vice President of DSL Marketing. Prior to ASSIA, he was a systems engineer at the Broadband Communications Group of Texas Instruments. He was elected Fellow of the IEEE in 2013 for his technical contributions to DSL. He holds a Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. His research at Stanford produced seminal results on Vectored DSL.
Title: Delivering copper-based broadband access services at 100 Mbps