Annual marketplace seminar highlights optical communications

Yvonne Carts-Powell

Laser Focus World and Strategies Unlimited (Mountain View, CA) will present the 15th annual Laser and Optoelectronics Marketplace seminar on Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, in San Jose, CA. The seminar provides business leaders, investors, and technology analysts with a close look at the changing laser and optoelectronics markets-this year with a focus on communications.

Jacek Chrostowski, technical deputy of optics in the office of the chief technology officer of Cisco Systems (Ottawa, Canada), will discuss the growing role of optoelectronics in communications. Tom Willis, director of optical communications investments at Intel Capital (Hillsboro, OR), will speak on private equity financing in optical communications. Market trends and product evolution of laser diodes in communications will be addressed by Tom Hausken, senior analyst of optical communications at Strategies Unlimited. Richard Mack, vice president and general manager at market research firm KMI (Newport, RI) will look at worldwide investment trends in fiberoptic communications infrastructure.

The seminar will conclude with a dinner event featuring keynote speaker Phillip Van Hooser. A certified speaking professional and author, Van Hooser will speak about leading through change, addressing the specific roles proactive leaders must embrace to deal effectively with the realities of change in the optoelectronics marketplace. For more information visit www. marketplaceseminar.com.

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