Data Center Interconnect Trends

July 26, 2017 at 1:00 PM EDT / 12:00 PM CDT / 10:00 AM PDT / 5:00 PM GMT

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Webcast Description:

The data center interconnect space continues to be among the most vibrant within the optical communications landscape. Recent technology announcements and operator pronouncements highlight both the innovation achieved so far as well as where it remains a requirement. This webcast will provide an overview of the current state of the data center interconnect market and cover emerging technologies that could address different application segments. 

Presented by:

William DiBella
Business Dev. Mgr., North America
Senko Advanced Components

Mr. DiBella has been the founder, President, and CEO of Centric Solutions, has served as President and founder of Connectivity Technologies and as President of AFCOM.  He is a frequent contributor to editorials, articles, and round table discussions, and is regularly featured as a speaker for Data Center educational and product presentations at AFCOM, BICSI, Data Center Dynamics and other industry trade shows and conferences.  William has appeared on MSNBC, CNBC, and TXCN, and has been published in ITO America, Strategic Path, BMUS, CXO, and RFID Journal and possesses thirty-plus years of experience, leadership and executive management skills.  His experience also includes: designing, manufacturing, marketing, selling and the implementation of Data Center physical layer infrastructure cabling products solutions and structured cabling connectivity. He has been a long-time innovator and designer of advancing technologies for the Data Center and structured cabling connectivity markets. His unique set of products are designed with the added benefits of upgradability and retrofittable He was awarded the Vendor of the year from Hitachi Data System vendor. William possesses a unique business perspective and skill set based on his prior experience of working across a wide spectrum of business environments such as, small, mid-size, and large corporate organizations and developing two startup companies into successful enterprises.  

Jeff Babbitt
Principal Solutions Architect, Optical
Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc.

Mr. Jeff Babbitt is a Principal Solutions Architect in the Optical Business Unit at Fujitsu Network Communications. Mr. Babbitt has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. During that time he has remained dedicated to staying on the cutting edge of technology and sharing his knowledge through forward-thinking product planning and product management as well as technical marketing.  Mr. Babbitt has been instrumental in the modeling of various aspects of a telecom network, network optimization and technology.  Through his vision and technical expertise, Mr. Babbitt has contributed to the industry through more than 18 published papers.  Jeff Babbitt holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Colorado State University and a Masters Degree from The University of Texas at Arlington.

Daniel Gonzalez
Business Development Manager

Optical Transport Measurement Products
Anritsu Company

Daniel Gonzalez possesses over 16 years’ experience in digital and optical transport testing, development, training and execution spanning technologies including TDM, SONET, OTN, ATM, Carrier Ethernet and Physical Layer Signal Integrity.
As a Business Development Manager for Anritsu Company, Daniel is responsible for providing technical support to sales, marketing and customers in North & South America. Daniel holds a B. S. in Telecommunications Management from DeVry University, is a member of OIF (Optical Internetworking Forum) Networking and Operations Working Group (WG), IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) and Ethernet Alliance, and holds a Personal Certification for MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum) Carrier Ethernet 2.0.  He also has several of his articles published in Lightwave, ISE Magazine, Mission Critical and Pipeline publications.


Stephen Hardy
Editorial Director and Associate Publisher

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