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Cisco: Coherent Pluggables and the Routed Optical Network

Bill Gartner, SVP/GM of Cisco Optical and Optics talks about trends in Optics and how they enable new architectures that lower help simplify the network and increase network optimization.

Sterling Perrin
Principal Analyst – Optical Networking & Transport, Heavy Reading

Sterling has more than 15 years' experience in telecommunications as an industry analyst and journalist. His coverage area at Heavy Reading is optical networking, including packet-optical transport. He also authors Heavy Reading's Packet-Enabled Optical Networking Market Tracker and Next-Gen Core Packet-Optical Market Tracker. Sterling joined Heavy Reading after five years at IDC, where he served as lead optical networks analyst, responsible for the firm's optical networking subscription research and custom consulting activities. Prior to IDC, Sterling worked for Standard & Poor's, where he delivered global industry analysis on a range of IT segments. He is a former journalist and editor at Telecommunications Magazine, and has also done consulting work for the research firm Current Analysis. Sterling is a frequent speaker at telecom industry events and a highly sought-after source among the business and trade press.

Bill Gartner
SVP/GM, Optical Systems and Optics, Cisco

Bill Gartner is Senior Vice President and General Manager of of Cisco's Optical Systems and Optics business unit. In this role, Bill has P&L responsibility for these businesses and is responsible for strategic direction, product development, product positioning and new product introduction. Prior to joining Cisco, Bill was Chief Operating Officer of Meriton Networks (acquired by Xtera Networks). Prior to Meriton, Bill served as President and COO of Mahi Networks and COO of Photuris.

Before joining Photuris, he was Vice President and General Manager of Lucent's Optical Networking Systems business, responsible for Metro, Access, and Long Haul DWDM Products.

Cisco: Coherent Pluggables and the Routed Optical Network
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