OFC 2023 Announces Global Leaders in Telecommunications, Computer Networks and Materials Science to Host Plenary

Patricia Obo-NaiVodafone Ghana; Jayshree V.Ullal, Arista Networks; and Wendell P. WeeksCorning Incorporated to Headline Industry’s Premier Event for Optical Communications, Telecommunications and Data Center Optics

SAN DIEGO, September 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The fiber of 2023 Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC) will take place 05-09 March 2023 to San Diego Congress Center at San Diego, California, UNITED STATES. OFC is the premier conference and exhibition for optical communications and networking professionals. This year’s conference will be a hybrid format with in-person and virtual components to meet the unique needs of a global audience.

Patricia Obo-NaiChief executive officer, Vodafone Ghana; Jayshree V.UllalPresident and CEO, Arista; and Wendell P. WeeksPresident and Managing Director, Corning incorporated will provide attendees with insight into how breakthrough technologies are shaping our world and the impacts they will have on the future of the industry. The plenary program is scheduled for Tuesday, March 07, 2003, 08:00-10:00 UTC.

“We believe access to broadband means access to opportunity, from communication to education and healthcare,” said OFC Chairman Christopher Cole, II-Vi Incorporated; Ramon CasellasCenter Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya, and Ming Jun Li, Corning Incorporated. “We are thrilled to announce this year’s visionary leaders who will explore the topics of the future of building networks in Ghanadata-driven cloud networking and reliable high-speed networking. »

The five-day technical conference features peer-reviewed presentations and guest speakers, with industry thought leaders showcasing the highlights of emerging technologies. Additional technical programming throughout the week includes special symposia, special sessions, in-depth tutorials, workshops, panels, and the thought-provoking rump session.

Patricia Obo-NaiVodafone Ghana

Obo-Nai has joined Vodafone Ghana as Chief Technology Officer in January 2011, having previously worked for 14 years in technology and IT at Tigo Ghana. She has extensive management and leadership experience and was appointed Executive Director on April 1, 2019 after former positions as Director of Fixed Affairs, Customer Operations and Acting Director of Consumer Affairs. Obo-Nai is the first Ghanaian to be appointed CEO of Vodafone Ghana and is highly respected in the telecommunications industry in Ghana.

Jayshree V.UllalArista Networks

As President and CEO of Arista for more than a decade, Ullal is responsible for Arista’s business and thought leadership in cloud networking. She led the company to a historic and successful IPO in June 2014, from zero to a multi-billion dollar business. Previously, Ullal was senior vice president at Cisco, responsible for a $10 billion activity in data centers, switching and services. With over 30 years of networking experience, she is the recipient of numerous awards, including E&Y’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” in 2015, Barron’s “World’s Best CEOs” in 2018, and one of the “Top 20 Businessmen” of Fortune in 2019.

Wendell P. WeeksCorning Incorporated

Weeks has been CEO of Corning since April 2005 and Chairman of the Board since April 2007. He has been a member of the company’s board of directors since December 2000. Weeks began his career at Corning in 1983 in the finance group. During his 38 years with the company, he held a variety of finance, business development, sales and general management positions, including strategic positions in the television, specialty glass and business optical communications.

During his tenure as CEO, he oversaw acquisitions in optical communications, life sciences and display technologies. He was also instrumental in many innovations, including the development of Corning® Gorilla® Glass. Additionally, he has been granted 33 US patents.

About OFC

The 2023 Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC) is the premier conference and exhibition for optical communications and networking professionals. For more than 45 years, OFC has attracted participants from all corners of the world to meet and greet, teach and learn, make connections and drive business forward.

OFC features dynamic business programming, global business exposure and high-impact, peer-reviewed research that, combined, showcases the trends shaping the entire optical networking and communications industry. OFC is co-sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society (IEEE/ComSoc) and the IEEE Photonics Society and co-sponsored and managed by Optica (formerly OSA). OFC in 2023 will be presented in a hybrid format with in-person and virtual components and will take place 05-09 March 2023 to San Diego Congress Center at San Diego, California, UNITED STATES. Follow @OFConference on Twitter, learn more on OFC Community LinkedIn and watch highlights on OFC YouTube.

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