OFC 2014 lines up headline speakers

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OFC 2014, the leading conference for optical communications and networking professionals, has announced its line-up of keynote speakers for its plenary session. 

For the first time since 1998, OFC will take place near Silicon Valley, at San Francisco's Moscone Convention Center, from 9 to 13 March.

On Tuesday 11 March Ciena’s Gary Smith, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs’ Robert W. Tkach, and MIT’s David Clark will discuss the latest developments in optical communications technology, industry trends, and predictions about the field’s future growth. 
 
'OFC’s keynote speakers run the gamut of the optical networking field and will share perspectives from industry outlook and technological developments to what the future of optical communications holds,' said Vishnu Shukla, general chair of OFC. 'We are honoured to have these three distinguished speakers as part of the conference program and the plenary is certain to be a highlight of the conference.'
 
The event is regarded as the premier destination for converging breakthrough research and innovation in telecommunications, optical networking, fibre optics, datacom, and computing. It includes dynamic business programming, an exhibition of more than 550 companies, and peer-reviewed research that showcases the trends and pulse of the optical networking and communications industry.

OFC is managed by The Optical Society (OSA) and co-sponsored by OSA, the IEEE Communications Society (IEEE/ComSoc), and the IEEE Photonics Society.

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