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OSA/SPIE Seminar: Glassification of the telecom/datacom world

Glassification of the telecom/datacom world
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 12:30pm
Shriram 108
Dr. Claudio Mazzali (Corning Optical Communications)
Abstract / Description: 

Emerging trends in applications of communication and data management are driving exciting challenges in the telecom/datacom industry. From 5G driving optical-wireless convergence all the way to hyperscale datacenters bringing the optical signal closer to the switch ASIC, breakthroughs in the technology enabling optical connectivity are becoming critical for the future. In this discussion, we will provide a quick overview of recent evolution and some emerging challenges in advanced optical connectivity, as well as insight on how Corning is embracing the opportunity to solve those challenges with glass.


Dr. Claudio Mazzali was appointed Sr. Vice President and CTO of the Corning Optical Communications Sector on January 2015. In this role Claudio is responsible for developing the technology capabilities to support Corning's product portfolio in optical communication networks from ultra long haul to next gen converged optical-wireless access networks and cloud data centers.

Mazzali joined Corning in 1999 at the Brazilian regional office and in 2001 was transferred to Corning's global headquarters in upstate NY. Mazzali has held multiple positions in technology as well as strategic alliances management, product line management and new business development.

Mazzali holds a Ph.D. in physics from the Gleb Wataghin Physics Institute at Unicamp, Brazil. He is a member of the American Physical Society, Chair of the Optical Society-OIDA and Alumni of the Global2020 program at Tuck School of Business.