Global Industry heavyweights join ECOC advisory committee
Date: Thu, 04/02/2009 - 13:22
The organisers of the European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC) Exhibition have appointed a high profile line-up of industry experts to form an Advisory Committee for the 2009 Market Focus Seminars. The Committee will include representatives from telecom operators, system vendors, component manufacturers, industry analyst groups, and independent industry bodies, and will represent the breadth of technologies in the optical communications space
The seven committee members have been confirmed as Stephan Neidlinger from ADVA Optical Networking, Chris Clarke from Bookham, Philippe Chanclou from France Telecom, Joeri Van Bogaert from the FTTH Council Europe, Michael Lebby from the OIDA, Daryl Inniss from Ovum, and Glenn Wellbrock from Verizon. The role of the Committee will be to shape the technical and business driven content of the Market Focus Seminars, taking place during the ECOC Exhibition. The Committee will be chaired by Per Danielsen, a former ECOC secretary general with 27 years of experience in the optical communications industry and current editor of Telekommunikation, Denmark’s only magazine dedicated to Telecommunications.
“We have assembled a Committee of outstanding industry representatives who provide a truly expert view into all aspects of the optical communications space,” said Mr Danielsen. “Coming from Europe and North America, the Committee includes some of the most innovative and forward-thinking companies working in optics today; the quality of the Market Focus Seminars at ECOC 2009 will reflect this high profile panel.”
The ECOC Market Focus is now in its fourth year, and has previously featured speakers from France Telecom, BT, Ericsson, ADVA Optical Networking, Ciena, Tellabs, The Broadband Forum, Ovum, Bookham and JDSU.
The ECOC Exhibition 2009 will take place at the Austria Centre, Vienna, from 21st – 23rd September.