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ADVA CEO to Keynote OFC/NFOEC Plenary Session

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Brian Protiva, CEO and co-founder of ADVA Optical Networking, a global telecommunications company headquartered in Munich, Germany, will give a keynote presentation at the plenary session of the 2013 Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exhibition/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC), being held March 17 – 21, 2013 in Anaheim, Calif. Protiva’s presentation, titled “Capitalizing on Network Transformation in the Age of Programmable, Multi-Layer Infrastructures,” will take place March 19, from 8 – 11 a.m. in the Anaheim Convention Center.

Protiva will discuss how component and system providers can make inroads into new markets and tap new sources of revenue with optical communications technologies resulting from the ever-increasing bandwidth demand. He will highlight both key opportunities and the challenges that arise when building multi-layer programmable infrastructures for carriers, Internet service providers and enterprise users, including next generation backhaul for LTE and LTE Advanced.

Protiva co-founded ADVA Optical Networking in 1994 initially focusing on creating the company’s marketing, sales and growth strategy. Under his leadership, ADVA Optical Networking has steadily grown to become a global market leader in Ethernet access devices and Metropolitan Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) systems. To date, ADVA Optical Networking's innovative Optical and Ethernet solutions have been deployed at more than 10,000 enterprises and 250 carriers around the world. Prior to co-founding ADVA Optical Networking, Protiva was a managing director at AMS Technologies (now the EGORA Group), which he joined in 1987. Protiva earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering at Stanford University, where he says he developed his entrepreneurial spirit.

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