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EXFO @ OFC 2022

Accelerate lab to field for next-gen optics

March 8, 2022 - March 10, 2022 San Diego, California Booth #4517

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EXFO @ OFC 2022
March 8, 2022 - March 10, 2022 San Diego, California Booth #4517
EXFO @ OFC 2022
March 8, 2022 - March 10, 2022 San Diego, California Booth #4517

Accelerate lab to field for next-gen optics

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Stéphane Chabot

Vice President - Field Business Development

Stéphane Chabot joined EXFO in 1998 and leads our field business development function, where he is responsible for maximizing EXFO’s engagement in strategic growth markets and applications related to fiber optic, transport and 5G network testing. Stéphane’s career at EXFO includes seven years as VP, Test & Measurement, where he led four business units to significant growth in incremental market share and revenues. He has also held a range of positions within the product line management organization, working with teams on disruptive innovations for telecommunications service providers, multiple system operators, and hyperscalers. Prior to joining EXFO, Stéphane was a telecommunications officer in the Canadian Armed Forces for six years. He holds a bachelor's degree in space science from the Royal Military College of Canada, and a diploma in business administration from Université Laval in Quebec City.

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Gwenn Amice

Subject Matter Expert

Gwenn Amice currently holds the position of Subject Matter Expert with EXFO, focusing on next generation optical network in charge of technical seminars, trainings, support and technical advices to EXFO’s customers.

Since 2019 Gwenn Amice has been appointed Senior member of technical staff representing EXFO at industry standard events and interfacing with EXFO product development groups.

Mr. Amice holds a university degree in electrical engineering and industrial computing.

He is a member of the Broadband Forum Americas Technology Committee

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François Marcotte

Subject Matter Expert

François Marcotte is a Senior member of technical staff and Subject Matter Expert at EXFO. With 30+ years in the telecom industry, he started as a repair tech for DMS-100 systems. Over the years, François has acquired expert knowledge on Ethernet, IP, OTN and high speed optical technologies. He is continuously working with customers as a technical advisor for testing high speed systems and troubleshooting 5G performance. François is involved with product definition and guidance at EXFO for Ethernet and optical transport solutions. He regularly contributes as a speaker in various seminars and webinars. François graduated in electrical engineering from Polytechnique Montreal.

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David J. Rodgers

Technical Business Development Manager

David J. Rodgers is a seasoned Test and Measurement (T&M) professional with wide-ranging experience in serial communications protocol and interconnect validation, and a focus on Ethernet network and Fibre Channel fabric solutions where he has been defining, designing, deploying and marketing a broad range of high-speed serial analysis T&M products for SANs and LANs. David has 35+ years industry experience in bringing new computer technologies to market with a wide-ranging background in business, program management and product development of serial protocol T&M solutions. He is an original member of the USB Implementers Forum and one of the pioneer marketers of USB protocol analyzers. David represents EXFO for high-speed interconnect test technologies including Ethernet and Fibre Channel in various protocol industry groups such as IEEE, T10/T11 standards bodies, the Ethernet Alliance and the Fibre Channel Industry Association.

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Jean-Marie Vilain

Product Line Manager

Jean-Marie Vilain brings to EXFO more than thirty years of extensive experience in optical transport networks, signal integrity testing and protocol network testing. His past experience also led him to work with major telecom accounts in Americas, EMEA and Asia, and to develop a deep expertise in technical marketing, competitive analysis and sales strategy. Jean-Marie Vilain holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from École de technologie supérieure de Montréal.

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Lawrence van der Vegt

Senior Product Line Manager, EXFO

Lawrence is an optics veteran; he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Netherlands and has held various key Directorial positions at optical T&M companies in the Netherlands and the U.S.A. He is currently active as a Subject Matter Expert on behalf of EXFO, involved in passive and active component testing driven by PIC technologies.

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Guillaume Lavallée

Product Line Manager

Guillaume Lavallee is a product line manager at EXFO, the communications industry’s test, monitoring and analytics experts. He oversees the optical products in the Installation and Maintenance division. He has more than 15 years of experience in telecom test and measurement, related technologies and best practices. Guillaume has a bachelor’s degree in Physics Engineering, specialized in Optics, as well as an MBA from Canada’s University Laval.

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Tom Niederloh

Account Director

Thomas Newhart is an Account Manager at EXFO.

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Thomas Newhart

Account Manager

Thomas Newhart is an Account Manager at EXFO.

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Jennifer Zhang

Account Manager

Jennifer Zhang is an Account Manager at EXFO.

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Rick Graves

Major Account Manager

Rick Graves is a Major Account Manager at EXFO.

Take a sneak peek at our offering!

Explore comprehensive and pioneering solutions for PICs, 400G/800G and advancedfiber optics. See why we rocked it at OFC!

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Photonic integrated circuits

EXFO leads the industry in testing solutions for photonic integrated circuits (PICs), a relatively new technology that is rapidly gaining ground. EXFO's hardware and software solutions are automated, scalable, fast, accurate, and cost-optimized. They can interoperate with any third-party instrumentation such as wafer disc handling systems. With unique and patented advantages, EXFO’s high-end test solutions accelerate lab to field for passive and active optical components.

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Next-gen transceivers

To be successful, transceiver vendors need efficient and reliable end-to-end testingfrom lab to manufacturing floors and deployment. End-to-end transceiver qualificationespecially testing at the die-level stagerequires a complete range of high-end optical and electrical testers. EXFO's comprehensive portfolio of solutions integrate seamlessly with existing production processes to ensure fast and accurate end-to-end testing.

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400G/800G high-speed transmissions

Discover innovative testing solutions that are compliant with high-speed 400G/800G networking as well as the coherent optics that are driving the evolution in data centers.

EXFO’s 400G testing solutions are the most advanced in the industry, featuring powerful, versatile and scalable test and measurement capabilities through rackmounted and portable platforms offering a wide variety of modules for optimal flexibility.

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Fiber optics

EXFO is world's No. 1 supplier in optical test solutions. These industry-acclaimed testing solutions deliver unique value by automating, streamlining and sequencing field tests and workflows—from network deployment and service turn-up to ongoing optimization.

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