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DCI and Beyond: Advanced Optics in the Metro
Date / Time: Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m. London
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Dan O'Shea, Analyst, Heavy Reading

JC Fahmy, VP, Product Management, Data Center, Coriant

Dave Cooper, VP & Principal Network Architect, Global Network Technology (GNT), Level 3 Communications

Data center interconnect (DCI) represents the latest step in the architectural evolution in 100G metro optical networks, and metro aggregation schemes now appear ready for takeoff as well. These trends reflect tremendous traffic and application growth, issues that will continue to influence network planning in both metro and long-haul segments for the foreseeable future. Join Heavy Reading Analyst Dan O'Shea, Level 3 Communications VP and Principal Network Architect Dave Cooper and Coriant VP or Product Management and Data Center's JC Fahmy as they discuss how optical networks have evolved to meet current demand for DCI, and the factors shaping future architectural visions.


Dan O’Shea, Analyst, Heavy Reading
Dan O'Shea has been covering the telecom industry for more than 20 years, writing about virtually every technology and market segment, and winning several ASBPE awards in the process. He previously served as managing editor of Light Reading, editor-in-chief of Telephony magazine, founding editor of FierceTelecom and also spent several years as a freelance writer covering a variety of topics inside and outside of telecom. Currently, he writes Heavy Reading Insider reports and whitepapers, and also moderates webinars.

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JC Fahmy, VP, Product Management, Data Center, Coriant
JC Fahmy responsible for the company's strategy, solutions and portfolio for the Data Center and Data Center Interconnect markets. He has more than 20 years of operational experience in product and business management, marketing and business development in telecom, networking and computing. He has held senior leadership roles at BTI Systems, where he was VP Product Management, and Nortel Networks, and joined the telecom team at Marlin Equity Partners in 2012.

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Dave Cooper, VP & Principal Network Architect, Global Network Technology (GNT), Level 3 Communications
Dave Cooper has architecture responsibility for Level 3's global networks, including Terrestrial/Submarine Fiber-Optics and Transport Systems, IP/Ethernet, Voice and Critical Infrastructure. Level 3's network architecture group is tasked with the selection of technology and vendor platforms in order to ensure the long-term scalability, operational resilience and cost effectiveness across all services. Dave has more than 20 years of experience in building and maintaining large-scale network architectures. Prior to Level 3, he served as Global Crossing's Vice President of Network Architecture, contributing to the company's growth in global Enterprise and Wholesale business.

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