OFC/NFOEC 2011, SANTA CLARA, USA: Netronome, the leading developer of network flow processors, announced that the company’s founder and chief development officer, Niel Viljoen, will be among the industry experts participating at OSA's 2011 Executive Forum taking place Monday, March 7 at the JW Marriot Los Angeles.
Held in conjunction with OFC/NFOEC, the executive forum will feature prominent industry leaders presenting and debating what is ahead for the optical communications industry.
“Innovative technology solutions hold great promise, but will not in and of themselves fix market structural problems,” said Dana Cooperson, vice president and practice lead, networks at Ovum Research. “New players who enter with novel business models and incumbent players willing to try bold new approaches will take the best advantage of new communications technologies. We are delighted to have Niel as a panelist and look forward to the insight he will bring as a seasoned network technologist.”
Viljoen will present and participate in Panel 2: Business Model Innovation scheduled for 11:15 am-12:30 pm. The panel will discuss ways in which optical networking providers can take advantage of new technologies to improve their businesses. Viljoen’s presentation will introduce approaches to applying Netronome’s flow processing technologies in ways that enable innovative applications and services in IP-optical networks.
“While network bandwidths are driving the optical infrastructure to support 100 Gbps interfaces, the carrier ARPU is not rising at the same rate as the associated equipment costs,” said Viljoen. “Netronome’s silicon coprocessor solutions along with commodity server platforms offer carriers low-cost platforms with open APIs enabling innovative business models derived from bold new services and lower equipment costs.”