“The Future of Ethernet” Agenda

October 15, 2013 – “The Future of Ethernet”

8:30 AM

Welcome: John D’Ambrosia, Chairman of the Ethernet Alliance 

8:45 AM Analysts Forecast of Future of Ethernet
Howard Frazier, Broadcom

Dale Murray, LightCounting
Alan Weckel, Dell’Oro
Jag Bolaria, Linley Group

10:00 AM


Mr Nan Chen is known in the telecom/networking industry as the founding President of the MEF. Mr. Chen is also Co-founder of CENX. He previously served as VP of Product Management & Marketing at Strix (acquired by private equity); VP of Marketing at Atrica (acquired by Nokia Siemens Networks); Director of Technology at Bay Networks/SynOptics (acquired by Nortel)

10:45 AM Break 
11:00 AM

Bob MetcalfKEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Bob Metcalfe – UT Austin Professor of Innovation, and inventor of Ethernet

On May 22, 1973, Dr. Robert M. Metcalfe wrote a now-famous memo at Xerox PARC inventing Ethernet, the Internet packet plumbing standard, which as of today ships more than a billion new wired and WiFi ports per year. On June 4, 1979, he founded 3Com Corporation, which earned $5.7 billion in revenue in 1999 and joined HP in 2010. In 2006, Dr. Metcalfe received the National Medal of Technology for “leadership in the invention, standardization, and commercialization of Ethernet.”  He has also served as Advisory Director of the Metro Ethernet Forum since 2003 and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

12:00 PM Lunch 
1:00 PM

Law David_1310Featured Speaker: David Law, IEEE-SA

David Law is a Distinguished Engineer at Hewlett-Packard Networking and has worked on the specification and development of Ethernet products since 1989. Throughout that time he has been a member of the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group where he has held a number of leadership positions. He served as the Vice-Chair of IEEE 802.3 from 1996 to 2008 and in 2008 was elected to Chair of IEEE 802.3. David has been a member of the IEEE-SA Standards Board since 2005, currently he serves as the Vice-Chair of the IEEE-SA Standards Board, and is Chair of the IEEE-SA Standards Board Patent Committee (PatCom). In 2000 he received the IEEE-SA Standards Medallion, 2009 he received the IEEE-SA Standards Board Distinguished Service award and in 2012 he received the IEEE-SA International Award. David has a BEng (hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland.

1:45 PM Ethernet, Networking & Standards
Bob Metcalfe, UT Austin Professor of Innovation, and inventor of Ethernet

John D’Ambrosia,Ethernet Alliance
Nan Chen, MEF
Paul Nikolich, IEEE 802 Chairman
David Law, HP
Pat Thaler, Broadcom
Edwin Mallette, Bright House Networks
Steve Joiner, OIF
Bruce Kraemer, Marvell

3:15 PM Break 
3:30 PM

Featured Speaker – Tom Burns – Dell

Tom Burns, a proven business executive with more than 25 years of experience, is the Vice President and General Manager of Dell Networking. He is responsible for all engineering, design, development and marketing of Dell networking strategy, products and solutions. Tom is also accountable for the sales performance and overall P&L for the Dell Networking portfolio. Dell Networking plays an integral role in how the company delivers innovative end-to-end IT solutions including servers, storage and converged infrastructures.

4:15 PM

Synergy Between IEEE 802 Wired and Wireless technologies:
Meeting in the Ether

David Law, HP
Bruce Kraemer, Marvell
Pat Thaler, Broadcom
David Dwelley, Linear Technologies
5:30 PM

 Closing Remarks: John D’Ambrosia, Chairman of Ethernet Alliance 

5:45 PM



October 16, 2013 – “The Future of Ethernet”

8:45 AM

 Opening Remarks:  John D’Ambrosia, Chairman of Ethernet Alliance

9:00 AM Vehicular Ethernet
Abhi Dugar, IDC

Steve Carlson, HSD
Dave Dwelley, Linear Technologies
Rick Kreifeldt, Harman International

10:30 AM   Break 
10:45 AM The Promises of Photonic Integration
Dale Murray, LightCounting

Valery Tolstikhin, Intengent  
Chris Bergey, Luxtera
Yigal Ezra, ColorChip
Eric Hall, Aurrion
Daniel Mahgerefteh, Finisar

12:00 PM Lunch 
1:00 PM The Next Optical Eco-system – 100 Gb/s Signaling
Tom Hausken, OSA

Peter Winzer, Bell Labs
Sudeep Bhoja, Inphi
Chris Cole, Finisar
Ali Ghiasi, Broadcom
Tom Issenhuth, Microsoft
Beck Mason, JDSU
Matt Traverso, Cisco


2:45 PM The Role of SDN in Ethernet’s Future


Curt Beckmann, Brocade


Nick Ilyadis, Broadcom
Mohnish Anumala, Dell
Darius Goodall, Extreme Networks
Bruce Tolley, Solarflare
Ran Almog, Mellanox

4:15 PM Standardizing Software Defined Networking
Mohnish Anumala,Dell

Curt Beckmann, Brocade
Ed Crabbe, Google
Bala Ramachandran, NetApp
Michael Haugh, Ixia

5:30 PM

 Closing Comments:  John D’Ambrosia, Chairman of Ethernet Alliance