2016 OFC Workshop & Social Networking Event
Anaheim Concention Center - Anaheim


Photonics Society of Chinese-Americans (PSC)

2016 OFC Workshop & Social Networking Event


Photonics Society of Chinese-Americans of Southern California (PSC-SC) is organizing a 2016 OFC workshop and social networking dinner in Anaheim, California

Co-Organizers: The Optical Society (OSA) / OFC China Office & Wen Global Solutions



Title:   “Building A Successful Photonics Business in Today’s Challenging Market”

Date:   March 23rd, 2016 (Wednesday) 5:00pm to 7:00pm (workshop only)                  

Location: Room #204C, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA

Fee: Free

Post-panel Networking Dinner:

Time: 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Location: King Harbor Seafood

      13018 Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove, CA 92843

Fee:  $35 (pre-registration), $40 (on-site) per person


Workshop Schedule:

4:30pm to 5:00pm: Registration & social networking

5:00pm to 5:30pm: PSC/OSA Introduction/Acknowledgment

                             Presider: K.K. Wong, President, PSC-SC

        Welcome remarks from:

-          Lee Xu, PSC China

-          Elizabeth Rogan, CEO, OSA – The Optical Society of America

-          Helen Wen Martinez – OFC China Office & Wen Global Solutions

Moderator: Shoa-Kai Liu, Cendana Capital

5:30pm to 5:50pm: Featured Speech:

   Stephen Hardy, Editorial Director & Associate Publisher at Lightwave & Broadband Technology Report

  “Optical Technology Winners for 2016”

5:50pm to 6:10pm: Featured Speech:

   Bob Flanagan, Managing Director at Raymond James & Associates

  “A View from Wall Street”

6:10pm to 6:30pm: Q&A Session

6:30pm to 6:50pm: Featured Speech:

   Dr. Tiejun J. Xia, Verizon, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff

  “How Innovative Thinking Can Help in Technology, Business, and Personal Development”

6.50pm to 7:00pm: Picture Taking Session



For reservation please contact, K.K. Wong at or Mobile: 626-476-0946;

David Li at or Mobile: 630-308-3362;

Genzao Zhang at or Mobile: 626-710-8788




Organizing committee:

K.K. Wong, PSC-SC 2015-2016 President

David Li, PSC-SC 1st Vice President

Genzao Zhang, PSC-SC 2nd Vice President

Norman Kwong, PSC-SC Treasurer

Jane Xiao, PSC-SC Secretary

          Shoa-Kai Liu, Steve Yao, Jinghui Li, Hsu-Feng Chou, Frank Chang, PSC-SC Advisors


 Networking Dinner Restaurant:

King Harbor Seafood Restaurant

13018 Harbor Blvd

Garden Grove, CA 92843

Parking: Parking is in the shopping complex that houses the restaurant.


Speakers Profiles:


Bob Flanagan

Managing Director, Technology Investment Banking

Rymond James & Associates


Title: "A View from Wall Street"



2015 was the most active year in history for semiconductor M&A, following the most active year for optical component M&A in a decade.  It has been a couple of years since the last semiconductor IPO, and longer since the last optical networking IPO in the US.  Is this an anomaly, or a reflection of a fundamental shift in public investor appetite and desire for deep technology companies?  What will it take to get public, and how does this differ from what it takes to attract a corporate buyer?  We will review recent year M&A and IPO activity to draw conclusions as to the attributes that make a company attractive to public investors as well as corporate buyers.



Stephen Hardy

Editorial Director and Associate Publisher

Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report


Title: "Optical Technology Winners for 2016"



Which optical technologies offer the most promise in 2016 to meet customer requirements and drive revenues – and which ones might struggle? Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy will offer his opinions on which technologies to watch this year and going forward. He’ll also comment on some of the most eye-catching announcements and topics of discussion at OFC 2016.



Tiejun J. Xia, Ph.D. and OSA Fellow

Distinguished Member of Technical Staff



Title: "How Innovative Thinking Can Help in Technology, Business, and Personal Development"



Since Dr. Charles Kao pointed out that low loss optical fiber is feasible in 1967 optical fiber capacity has reached beyond 1 Pbps in recent years. In the optical communication advancement, both in technologies and in products, innovation has been the cornerstone in almost every step moving forward. Innovative thinking, however, is the core competence for the innovation. As we continues to drive optical technologies to provide more flexible networks, higher bandwidth, and lower per bit cost to customers, innovation will no doubt continue to play an important role. In the new millennium, as the world becomes much flatter than before, skills of innovative thinking is no longer a luxury but a necessity for professionals in many fields, including optical communications. Put simply, innovation is not just making things different but making them better. It must be noted that innovation is important not only in new technology and new business development, but also in work efficiency improvement and job accomplishment enhancement. Nobody would question why innovation is important but quite a few people wonder how to make innovation happen more efficiently. In this talk, the speaker will share his thoughts about innovative thinking based on a study of the topic for many years and present an innovation method, which can stimulate flashes of inspiration for everyone.



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