The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
1 - 6 February 2020
Industry Events
Entrepreneur Program: Think like an Entrepreneur Workshop—Healthcare Focus
Date: Saturday 1 February 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
WS1250 Course Level: Introductory

Have you ever wondered if something you’ve developed in the lab could be the basis for a business?

This half-day workshop brings experienced photonics entrepreneurs and specialists together with people who need to demystify the process of starting their own healthcare venture using light-based technologies.

Experienced entrepreneurs and trainers will introduce foundational concepts of entrepreneurship to optics & photonics researchers so that they understand the different mindsets and networks they need to be successful with a business venture. These mindsets are important whether you are building a business from nothing or trying to introduce a new product in an existing company. Explore the diverse skills and demands needed to do modern product development.

  • Think like a Founder – Starting something from nothing
  • Think like a Customer – What will solve their real problems
  • Think like a CEO – Building a team
  • Think like a VC – Financing teams, getting a payoff
  • Think like a Manufacturer – Prototyping, building lean, selling it quickly


  • Instructor

    Farzin Samadani, National Instructor for I-Corps Program (United States)

    Farzin Samadan has a diverse background in business and technology. As co-founder of Curious Me, LLC, he provides business modeling and advisory services for early stage startups. Farzin is also a member of the national teaching faculty of the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (NSF I-Corps) program and part of the teaching team of Innovation Node-Los Angeles, serving as instructor for various entrepreneurship programs such as Hacking 4 Defense. Farzin’s education is in Business Management and Accounting from the University of Maryland.
    Advances in Optical Coherence Tomography
    Date: Saturday 1 February 2020
    Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location: Industry Stage (North Exhibit Level)
    OCT now: Advanced components and boundary-busting applications

    Now in its third decade of development, optical coherence tomography (OCT) is proving its power as an imaging technique with a growing list of applications in biomedicine. Extensive development activity is driving continued advances and fueling healthy growth (at a compound annual rate of almost 9% since 2018) in a global market projected to reach $1.5 B by 2023. This growth seems likely to continue as acceptance of OCT becomes more widespread and novel developments increase its ability to enable researchers and practitioners to produce important outcomes for patients. This session will look at new applications in ophthalmology, cardiology, oncology, and more, along with the technological advances, beginning at the component level, that are enabling OCT innovation.

    Join us to hear about some of the leading advances in OCT, with unique insight from industry experts on this fast-evolving technique.

    Chair

    Barbara Gefvert, Editor-in-Chief. BioOptics World (United States)

    Since 2008, Barbara Gefvert, MS, has been chief editor of BioOptics World, a media brand covering the development and application of biophotonics technologies including optical coherence tomography (OCT). She has written about OCT as well for parent publication and website Laser Focus World, which reports on photonics technologies and solutions for technical professionals worldwide.
    Entrepreneur Program: Healthcare Keynote
    Date: Saturday 1 February 2020
    Time: 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    Location: Industry Stage (North Exhibit Level)
    "Engineering the Future of Health" - Dr. Bruce Tromberg will kick off this session on translating laboratory science and engineering in healthcare into both positive patient outcomes and viable businesses.

    Keynote


    Bruce Tromberg, Univ. of California, Irvine Capital (United States)


    Bruce J. Tromberg is an American photochemist and a leading researcher in the field of biophotonics. He is the director of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) within the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Before joining NIH, he was Professor of Biomedical Engineering at The Henry Samueli School of Engineering and of Surgery at the School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine. He was the principal investigator of the Laser Microbeam and Medical Program (LAMMP), and the Director of the Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic at Irvine. He was a co-leader of the Onco-imaging and Biotechnology Program of the NCI Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at Irvine.
    Entrepreneur Program: Healthcare Founders Panel
    Date: Saturday 1 February 2020
    Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    Location: Industry Stage (North Exhibit Level)
    Advances in healthcare are enabled by optics. Join founders of growing young companies in the Healthcare space for a discussion of the challenges and opportunities in the current healthcare startup landscape.
    Entrepreneur Program: Healthcare Investors Panel
    Date: Saturday 1 February 2020
    Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location: Industry Stage (North Exhibit Level)
    Investors in Healthcare companies have a tolerance for the long timelines and risk of a health efficacy evaluation. Hear from active investors what they look for in a company to fund, and how founders can improve their outcomes.
    Entrepreneur Program: Pitching 101
    Date: Sunday 2 February 2020
    Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location: Room 2022 (West Level Two)
    Test drive your pitch for the Startup Challenge competition in this interactive workshop.
    Photonics in Healthcare
    Date: Sunday 2 February 2020
    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location: Industry Stage (North Exhibit Level)
    Photonics-based methods are helping to meet the increasing worldwide demand for rapid, accurate, personalised and cost-effective healthcare interventions – including imaging, diagnostics and therapy. Biophotonics is also instrumental to the analysis of processes at the molecular level, enabling a greater understanding of the origin of diseases, and hence allowing prevention and new treatments.

    Attend this session to learn from industry experts as they discuss topics that include the selection and optimisation of image sensors specifically for medical imaging applications, fluorescence and spectral methods for image-guided surgery, fiber-based solutions for medical imaging, the use of acousto-optic elements for advanced microscopy, and the role of photonics in manufacturing of cell-based therapies.


    Chair

    Tom Harvey, Healthcare Photonics Lead, CPI Centre for Healthcare Photonics (United Kingdom)

    Dr. Tom Harvey is an experienced senior scientist and photonics expert. He joined The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) in 2014, working in business development and technical project management in Printable Electronics. He worked on projects such as roll-to-roll digital photolithography and manufacturing of OLED lighting panels before becoming strategic programme manager responsible for CPI’s Innovation Centre in Healthcare Photonics. Tom graduated in Physics from Strathclyde University in Glasgow and earned his PhD from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh working on non-linear optical properties of conducting polymers. He started his industrial career with ICI Materials working on infra-red spectroscopy and polymer waveguide devices. He subsequently co-founded Epigem Limited, an SME active in the fields of micro-optics, polymer electronics and micro-fluidics, where he was Chief Technical Officer. Tom is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics.

    Speakers

    Making the invisible visible with multispectral and fluorescence image-guided surgery
    The prism-based imaging technique of the Quest Spectrum surgical platform enables surgeons to create contrast between biological tissues that are indistinguishable with the naked eye. The contrast in fluorescence image guided surgery is created by using fluorescent tracers to visualize biological structures. Due to the imaging in the near-infrared, just outside the spectrum visible to the human eye, the system can provide information for tumor localization or tissue perfusion, to give the surgeon real-time information and to improve their decision-making-process during open and minimal invasive surgery. Insight into the prism-based camera system for medical imaging will be given together with an overview of the current and future applications of fluorescence and (multi)spectral image-guided surgery. Case examples will be used to demonstrate the impact of these imaging techniques in the medical field.


    Richelle Hovelling, Manager Research & Trials, Quest Medical Imaging (The Netherlands)

    Richelle Hoveling is research and trial manager at Quest Medical Imaging, part of the Quest Group and developer of the Quest Spectrum Platform. Richelle has been active in the field of medical and forensic biophysics since 2012 and is currently involved in several international research projects and clinical trials.

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    Image sensors for medical applications – Specific needs and applications
    Image sensors belong to the core components in many medical devices such as endoscopic and intraoral cameras. However, the leading sensor manufactures target high volume applications with specifications which are often different from the requirements in medical applications. Tailored solutions for medical devices are often produced in lower quantities having special demands regarding the optic design, spectral response and size. The presentation gives an overview on aspects for sensor choice and enhanced functionality. Emphasis is put on the chief ray angle design of micro lens arrays in CMOS sensors and options to replace protective windows by customized coated windows. A high precision alignment tool for multi-chip camera systems is presented and some aspects for sensor alignment will be presented.


    Stefan Beyer, Manager Product Development Medical Applications, Berliner Glas (Germany)

    Dr. Stefan Beyer has worked for over 20 years in the optical industry. For the last eight years, he has held the position of manager for product and process development of the Business Unit Medical Applications within the German high-tech company Berliner Glas. He developed ceramic wafer tables for the lithographic industry and contributed to the development of several generations of intraoral cameras for the dental industry. He headed the product development of LED-based light sources, stereo endoscopes, stereoscopic viewers and autoclavable zoom lenses for medical applications. Dr Beyer holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) and received his PhD (Dr.-Ing.) from the Technical University Berlin for investigating laser-material interaction.

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    Do Dim Things: Why low light imaging capabilities enable advances in research and medicine
    The past decade of camera development ushered in a new era of low light imaging that was previously unfathomable. EMCCDs enabled the first precision localization super resolution experiments. These cameras, along with highly sensitive PMTs, were part of the story of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. From EMCCDs we progressed to scientific CMOS. These cameras are now the workhorse for PCR, digital pathology whole slide imaging and low-cost gene sequencing. As the go-to technology for almost every advanced microscopy technique, they are applied to elucidating the inner workings of cells, the connectivity and activity of the brain, the mysteries of embryogenesis and the pathology of disease. As research progresses and optical designs become refined, the technical advances in the lab will make their way into the clinic, both as data-driven treatments and diagnostic instruments. Understanding what CMOS, and particularly low noise scientific CMOS, brings to the table for imaging is beneficial to every investigator since this insight may stimulate new ideas for previously untestable questions and undeveloped devices.


    Stephanie M. Fullerton, Life Science Marketing Manager, Hamamatsu Corporation (United States)

    Dr. Stephanie Fullerton has more than 18 years of experience in the life science imaging industry in everything from technical sales to marketing strategy and product development. Within Hamamatsu, her career has centered on camera technology and she has contributed first-hand to the transition from CCDs to scientific CMOS. Alongside colleagues at Hamamatsu, Stephanie has participated in the implementation of advanced imaging for PCR, DNA sequencing, whole slide scanning, lightsheet, flow cytometry and super resolution. Her strong life science and research background provides context to the distinguished photonics and engineering mindset within Hamamatsu. Stephanie graduated from the University of Rochester with her B.S. in Biochemistry and holds a Ph.D. from Duke University in Neurobiology.

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    The use of acousto-optics in advanced microscopy
    High resolution, confocal microscopes illuminate their object with laser beams. Instead of recording the whole image in one step, these microscopes scan the object point by point. High end instruments operate with multiple lasers & wavelengths and some versions now utilise supercontinuum sources. The need to carefully control both the illumination, reflection and any generated fluorescence signals is critical. Acousto-optics provides the capability of very rapidly manipulating the wavelength and amplitude of light through the interaction of acoustic waves with laser light within acousto-optic crystals in a completely electronic manner. Acousto-optic deflectors can also be arranged and driven to enable the rapid focus and tilt of optical wavefronts, enabling high-speed 3D random access microscopy. The potential to be able to combine continuous axial and lateral scanning using acousto-optics enables line scanning in any direction at high speed and the scan can be aligned to match biological structures. The wide use of acousto-optics in modern high resolution, advanced microscopy is discussed.


    Andrew Robertson, Senior Vice President, Gooch & Housego (United Kingdom)

    Dr Andrew Robertson has more than 25 years of experience in successful technology development & exploitation within photonics. He worked as an Avionics Engineer for British Aerospace before spending 5 years in Germany managing the development of laser display systems. Joining JDS Uniphase in 2000 as Senior Optical Engineer to manage fibre optic component development, he was a founder and Business Development Manager of SIFAM Fibre Optics until their acquisition by Gooch & Housego in 2007. Dr Robertson is currently the Senior Vice-President of Gooch and Housego and heads their Life Sciences Business Unit. He holds a PhD on from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

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    The Digital Twin: A call for new sensors for bioreactors
    A bioreactor is vessel for large-scale biological reactions. The bioreactor must provide for the complete nourishment, gas exchange, temperature control, and homeostasis that would normally be provided by a complete organism. Most current bioreactors provide for relatively basic sensing and control of the cell culture medium. Common sensors include temperature, pH, and dissolved oxygen and most control systems regulate temperature, pH and gas exchange through PID (Proportional-Integral-Derivative) control. A number of studies have demonstrated that improved cell viability and production can be achieved by more thorough sensing and modelling of the bioreactor system. Improvements in sensors, complex system modelling, and control technology create an opportunity for improved bioreactors capable of delivering consistent, predictable results even in complex culturing conditions like the autologous cell cultures required for cell-based therapies such as immunotherapy and regenerative medicine. To this end, GE is developing new modelling methods to understand not only average batch regulation but complete modelling of individual batches. This modelling of every batch we refer to as the Digital Twin. By creating a Digital Twin of the bioreactor, we will be able to improve both adaptive and predictive control of processes through in silico modelling to deliver improved outcomes for our customers.


    Paul C. Goodwin, Science Director, GE Healthcare, Life Sciences (United States)

    Paul Goodwin has been working with teams to create, develop, and deploy enabling technologies for research and manufacturing in biomedicine and the life sciences for over 30 years. His expertise ranges from microscopy, super-resolution, tissue manufacturing, to sensors. Goodwin is currently the Science Director for GE Healthcare, Life Sciences where he leads scouting for long-term changes in science, technology, and business models in the Life Sciences. Goodwin graduated from the University of California, San Diego and received his MS in Physiology and Biophysics from the University of Washington. He resides in Seattle, WA.

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    Advanced fiber solutions for biomedical photonics in the 0.3-16 µm range
    Review of the latest progress reached in specialty fiber optics of a broad spectral range: 0.3-16μm. The most advanced fiber solutions for minimal invasive laser medicine and biomedical diagnostics using IR-imaging and key spectroscopy methods will be presented with hot examples of new applications: multi-spectral tissue diagnostics to detect tumor margins for its surgery removal, minimal invasive laser angioplasty, inter-corporal InfraRed-imaging of tissue during RFA procedures in heart, etc. Spectral fiber sensing for label free analysis of tissue composition enables to differentiate malignant and normal tissue to secure minimal invasive, but complete tumor removal. Comparison of key spectral methods of Raman scattering, fluorescence, diffuse NIR-reflection & MIR-absorption spectroscopy was made to select the most specific, sensitive and accurate method or to combine them for tumor surgery navigation. Clinical examples of this approach will be presented for oral, colon and other organ cancers. Progress with new development of flexible cables for medical CO2- and CO-lasers will be presented describing comparison of PIR-fiber and Hollow Waveguide based cables to enable the possibility to develop new smart laser medical systems.


    Viacheslav Artyushenko, President, art photonics GmbH. (Germany)

    Dr. Viacheslav Artyushenko was born in 1954 in Stalingrad, Russia. His received his PhD in physics in 1981 from the General Physics Institute in Moscow, with a focus on the pioneering development of polycrystalline fibers for mid IR-range (3-18 μm). His multiple papers and patents were devoted to fiber technologies and applications in laser medicine, process-spectroscopy, optical sensing, and diagnostics. Since 1987 he has initiated several SPIE conferences on Infrared Fiber Optics and Laser Medicine in the USA and USSR and in 1989 organized the Soviet Chapter of SPIE with his colleagues - as its first scientific secretary. In 1998 he founded art photonics GmbH in Berlin (www.artphotonics.com) to develop and produce specialty fiber products for various applications. After more than 20 years, art photonics GmbH has established itself as one of the leading manufacturers of various fiber products across a very broad spectral range (0.3-16 μm), including a global pioneering role in mid IR-fiber optics. Since 1998 many EU and German projects have been also successfully realized with R&D and industrial partners. Dr. Artyushenko is a member of SPIE, OSA, SAS, EPIC, Optec-BB, CPACT, Spectaris, CLIRSPEC.>>
    Entrepreneur Program: Lunch & Strategy Discussion
    Date: Sunday 2 February 2020
    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Location: Room 2020 (West Level Two)
    Startup strategy will be the focus of this networking lunch and discussion.
    Entrepreneur Program: Building a Team to Build Your Business Panel
    Date: Sunday 2 February 2020
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Location: Room 2022 (West Level Two)
    "Leaders of companies that go from good to great start not with “where” but with “who.” They start by getting the right people on the bus, the wrong people off the bus, and the right people in the right seats. And they stick with that discipline—first the people, then the direction—no matter how dire the circumstances." - Jim Collins. Indeed, most investors will tell you that they back teams, not ideas or business models. Join this panel discussion to learn how to identify gaps and make good strategic hires with the limited resources in your startup.
    Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging
    Date: Sunday 2 February 2020
    Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    Location: Industry Stage (North Exhibit Level)
    Artificial Intelligence / deep learning is a modern machine learning approach that has seen tremendous innovation in the last few years. Specifically, it has revolutionized the field of computer vision—making practical technologies out of what seemed like science fiction just a few years ago. There is a general sense of optimism that these same technologies may be fruitfully applied in medical imagine to improve accuracy and efficiency of reading services.


    Session Chair

    Kyle Myers, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (United States)


    Speakers

    Maryellen Giger, College at the University of Chicago, recently sold Quantitative Insights (United States)


    Charles A. Taylor, CTO, HeartFlow (United States)


    Panel to follow
    Entrepreneur Program: Investment: Milestones and Money Panel
    Date: Sunday 2 February 2020
    Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Location: Room 2022 (West Level Two)
    In seeking outside funding to scale a company, most founders make the mistake of not connecting the money raised to the milestones they intend to achieve. This panel discussion brings financial experts, investors, and founders together for a conversation about how to speak the same language.
    Global Photonics Markets Workshop
    Date: Sunday 2 February 2020
    Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    If you are currently or have been involved in efforts to measure the size and impact of the photonics business activity in your region or country, attend this workshop to meet with and learn from your colleagues in other regions who are also involved in understanding the economic impact of photonics and the generation of key supporting statistics and analysis.

    This workshop will provide a forum for sharing experiences and discussing the lessons learned from those who have done this before. You can learn directly from your peers … What are the problems to expect? How did others solve them? What are the best practices? How best to leverage such analysis?

    The discussion will range from tips about how to structure databases and source data, questions to ask in a survey, to running apportionment meetings and bigger debates such as whom to include in the industry and how to leverage such exercises for maximum impact.

    The workshop will be led jointly by Stephen Anderson, Director of Industry Development at SPIE, and Dr. John Lincoln (Harlin Ltd & UK Photonics Leadership Group). Both have worked on sizing the photonics industry globally and regionally for the past six years.

    This event is invitation only. If you are interesting in attending, please email stephena@spie.org
    Entrepreneur Program: Risk 2 Value Course
    Date: Sunday 2 February 2020
    Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Location: Room 2022 (West Level Two)
    Investors in your company need to know how you will use the money they put in and where the company will get to as a result. Learn a technique that financial experts use to make this estimate so you can speak more effectively to potential investors.

    Instructors

    Christopher Rowan, Managing Partner, Arscientia Advisors (United States)

    Chris is the founder of Arscientia and has 30 years of executive management experience as a GM, in marketing, sales, and business development. He has experience in the semiconductor, software, chemical, advanced materials and photonics industries. His principal strengths include strategic planning, new business development, process invention, forecasting, and new product introductions.



    Doug Komen, Investor, Arscientia Advisors (United States)
    Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar
    Date: Monday 3 February 2020
    Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Location: Marla
    The 32nd Annual Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar offers global photonics-industry executives, analysts, and investors market data, strategic insights, and guidance, with exclusive content and invaluable, high-level networking opportunities. The networking includes a breakfast, lunch and a high-profile post-Seminar reception.

    This year SPIE has joined in partnership with Laser Focus World, which produces the Seminar, to provide even more understanding of the international business climate, trade challenges, investment flows, and emerging technology trends and opportunities.

    Speakers and panelists range from senior executives at some of the largest photonics companies such as II-VI, Hamamatsu, MKS Instruments, and Trumpf, to CEOs of startups and technical experts in fast changing markets such as precision optics and VCSELs. Registration for the Marketplace Seminar is handled separately by Laser Focus World. View the agenda online



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    Imec Technology Forum (ITF) Health—Photonics for Life Sciences
    Date: Monday 3 February 2020
    Time: 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    Location: Marriott Marquis, Golden Gate C
    ITF Health is a focused event targeting medical device manufacturers, life science companies, pharmaceutical companies, semiconductor and system companies with an innovation focus on medical, tech start-ups and venture capitalists. ITF Health gives insights on rapidly evolving R&D at the intersection of healthcare and nanotech. The event focuses specifically on solving current and future healthcare challenges and features talks by renowned industry leaders and imec experts. ITF Health also provides networking opportunities with people interested in the interdisciplinary approach and foster a supportive ecosystem that leads to successful novel healthcare treatment and detection solutions.

    ITF Health 2020 will focus on the potential of integrated silicon photonics for revolutionary healthcare solutions such as precision medicine.

    Target audience
    Executives from medical device manufacturers, life science companies, pharmaceutical companies, semiconductor and system companies with an innovation focus on medical, tech start-ups and venture capitalists

    The event is invitation only. Email innovation@spie.org to learn more.

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    Schedule
    12:30 to 1:30 pm: Lunch and Demos from imec


    1:30 pm to 1:35 pm: Welcome


    1:35 to 1:55 pm: Photonics for Sensing

    Cary Gunn, CEO, Genalyte (United States)


    1:55 to 2:15 pm: imec on Biophotonics

    Pol Van Dorpe, imec (Belgium)


    2:15 to 2:35 pm: imec on Hyperspectral

    Andy Lambrechts, imec (Belgium)


    2:35 to 2:55 pm: Photonics for Sensing

    Carl Smets, CEO, Spectricity (United States)


    2:55 to 3:25 pm: Coffee break


    3:25 to 3:45 pm: Robotic Surgery

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    3:45 to 4:05 pm: imec speaker TBC

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    4:05 to 4:25 pm: external speaker TBC

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    4:25 to 4:45 pm: imec on AI in Health

    Mieke De Ketelaere, imec (Belgium)


    4:45 to 5:15 pm: Panel on AI / Big Data in Healthcare, Security, and More


    35:15 to 5:25 pm: Wrap up: Q & A and networking


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    Entrepreneur Program: Customer Discovery with NSF I-Corps Instruction
    Date: Monday 3 February 2020
    Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location: Room 2022 (West Level Two)
    Photonics West is an amazing laboratory for customer discovery training. Learn about the wide variety of customers you might encounter, identify decision-makers among them, and have the conversations that will guide your business development.

    Instructor

    Farzin Samadani, National Instructor for I-Corps Program (United States)
    Entrepreneur Program: Networking Lunch
    Date: Monday 3 February 2020
    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Location: Room 2020 (West Level Two)
    Day 2 of the Entrepreneur Program is all about mentoring. This informal lunch is open to the participants in the Entrepreneur program and the mentors and judges from the Startup Challenge so that teams can meet and network.
    Entrepreneur Program: Office Hours—Teams and Mentors
    Date: Monday 3 February 2020
    Time: 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Location: Rooms 2020 & 2022 (West Level Two)
    Mentors from a variety of backgrounds will take 20 minute meetings with Entrepreneur program participants and teams.
    Photonics Cluster Reception
    Date: Monday 3 February 2020
    Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    Leaders from regional optics and photonics clusters are invited to join this SPIE-hosted reception. Connect with your peers while enjoying drinks and appetizers, compare notes, and hear an update from your peers abroad on efforts to raise awareness of photonics in their homeland, as well as a brief report on the SPIE Photonics Industry Analysis project.


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    Executive Women's Meetup
    Date: Monday 3 February 2020
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    This is an invitation-only event for women executives in the optics, photonics, and photonics-enabled community to meet up, talk shop, network, and enjoy a glass of wine.

    This event follows the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Presentation and Reception.

    Female executives interested in attending may email mega@spie.org for more information.
    Entrepreneur Program: Pre-Seed Stage Healthcare Pitches
    Date: Tuesday 4 February 2020
    Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Location: Room 2022 (West Level Two)
    Startup Challenge semi-finalists pitch their business to a panel of expert judges and compete to move on to the Startup Challenge finals.
    Entrepreneur Program: Pre-Seed Stage Deep Tech Pitches
    Date: Tuesday 4 February 2020
    Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Location: Room 2024 (West Level Two)
    Startup Challenge semi-finalists pitch their business to a panel of expert judges and compete to move on to the Startup Challenge finals.
    Entrepreneur Program: Fireside Chat with Phil Greenhalgh, Wave Optics
    Date: Tuesday 4 February 2020
    Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Location: Industry Stage (North Exhibit Level)
    WaveOptics, a company that develops core optical components for augmented reality (AR) displays, has closed its series C round of funding at $39 million. How did they get there? What is next? What is your advice to any tech startup out there?

    Join us for this one-one interview with Phil Greenhalgh, CTO of Wave Optics, interviewed by Evan Nisselson, LDV Capital



    Phil Greenhalgh, CTO of Wave Optics. (United States)



    Evan Nisselson, General Partner & Founder, LDV Capital (United States)
    Entrepreneur Program: Demos & Startup Alley
    Date: Tuesday 4 February 2020
    Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Location: Room 2011 (West Level Two)
    Meet with the entrepreneurs featured in the Startup Challenge. See the prototypes and talk with the entrepreneurs to explore potential partnerships, investment, or sales.
    Sensors and Instrumentation Export Control Meeting
    Date: Tuesday 4 February 2020
    Time: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Members of the public who are not members of the TAC are welcome to attend this meeting. The meeting will include discussions regarding current export licensing statistics, control of emerging and foundational technology, end user and use controls and other matters affecting export of technology. Officials from the Bureau of Industry and Security within the Department of Commerce will be present for this meeting.

    Moderator

    Jennifer Douris O'Bryan, Director, Government Affairs, SPIE (United States)

    Entrepreneur Program: Seed Stage Healthcare Semi-Finals
    Date: Tuesday 4 February 2020
    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location: Room 2022 (West Level Two)
    The Semi-finals of the Startup Challenge for seed stage companies.
    Entrepreneur Program: Seed Stage Deep Tech Semi-Finals
    Date: Tuesday 4 February 2020
    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location: Room 2024 (West Level Two)
    The Semi-finals of the Startup Challenge for seed stage companies.
    SPIE Job Fair
    Date: Tuesday 4 February 2020
    Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Location: Exhibition Hall
    Top employers are coming together to interview and hire candidates at Photonics West 2019.

    Whether you are looking for employees or looking for a job, this is your chance to connect with the best. Meet over 30 recruiters on the exhibit floor including OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, IPG Photonics, Quartus Engineering, Intel, SCHOTT North America, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Rockley Photonics, Luminar Technologies, Daylight Solutions, Newport, KLA Tencor, BAE Systems, The Aerospace Corp, Zygo Corporation, Thorlabs, Applied Materials, nmlaser, Oculus, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co, Lasertel, Coherent, Hardin Optical, Volk Optical, Inc., Magic Leap, and more.
    Photonic Integration Forum
    Date: Tuesday 4 February 2020
    Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location: Industry Stage (North Exhibit Level)
    Growing bandwidth and storage demands in data centers, cloud computing, and communications networks are pressuring incumbent technology for data handling, switching speeds, scalability, energy consumption, and cost, motivating the scale-up of optics and integrated photonics deeper into systems.

    Optical networking components based on integrated photonics and wafer-scale processing will cut cost and energy, boost speed, and allowing architects to redesign servers, connections, racks, and data centers that move data at lightspeed. Applications of photonic integrated circuits are now spreading innovation beyond optical networking toward computation and into market segments including healthcare, the internet of things, and sensing.

    Learn from industry leaders at the forefront of photonic integration as they share expert perspectives on the commercialization of photonic integrated circuits using materials spanning silicon photonics, silicon nitride, polymers, and indium phosphide integration platforms – and their emerging applications.
    Lunch & Learn: Bystander Intervention
    Date: Tuesday 4 February 2020
    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Location: Industry Stage (North Exhibit Level)
    Open to all registered attendees. First 50 to register will receive a free boxed lunch.

    Join us for a one-hour training on how to be a proactive bystander and promote a safe environment for sharing ideas.

    Instructor:
    TBD

    To register, please email Meg All (mega@spie.org).
    Entrepreneur Program: Lunch with Keynote Speaker
    Date: Tuesday 4 February 2020
    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Location: Room 2020 (West Level Two)
    Join us at this important networking luncheon. Our keynote speaker, Evan Nisselson, is the founder of LDV Capital, a thesis-driven early stage venture fund investing in people building visual technology businesses. LDV has been investing in pre-seed and seed stage teams (focusing on computer vision, machine learning and artificial intelligence to analyze visual data) across North America and Europe since 2012. "45 Billion Cameras by 2022 will fuel business opportunities"


    Keynote

    Evan Nisselson, General Partner & Founder, LDV Capital (United States)


    Invitation only. If you are interesting in attending, please email innovation@spie.org
    Entrepreneur Program: M&A Trends in Photonics Keynote
    Date: Tuesday 4 February 2020
    Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    Location: Room 2022 (West Level Two)
    Mergers and acquisitions are the primary drivers of exits among technology startups. A series of presentations will map out trends in the mergers and acquisitions of photonics-enabled companies.
    The Commercialization of Quantum Technology
    Date: Tuesday 4 February 2020
    Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location: Industry Stage (North Exhibit Level)
    Commercial applications of quantum technology are projected to create a market exceeding $40 billion in global revenues by 2044. Areas of emerging opportunities include imaging, secure communications, simulation, navigation, timekeeping, and computing to name a few. This potential is attracting huge investment from both government and industry. State-funded investment initiatives total more than $8 billion worldwide, while industry investment includes both major corporations like Honeywell, IBM, Intel, and Alibaba as well as SMEs and startups. Private investment in quantum technology is also soaring, with venture capital spending in 2019 of more than $250 million and the creation worldwide of tens of startup companies hoping to exploit the technology.

    Attend this half-day forum and find out more about the industrial applications of quantum technology and where the industry stands. How do industry leaders address the challenges of commercializing quantum technology-based solutions?

    Learn from expert speakers who share their perspectives on development of quantum-enabled applications and products, as well as the creation of an ecosystem that facilitates supply chain development.
    Entrepreneur Program: Investing in Photonics Panel
    Date: Tuesday 4 February 2020
    Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    Location: Room 2022 (West Level Two)
    Most investors shy away from the long timelines and uncertain outcomes of hardware startups. This panel discussion brings together active investors in the photonics to discuss emerging trends, common problems, and how founders can build successful companies.
    Entrepreneur Program: Series A/B Pitches
    Date: Tuesday 4 February 2020
    Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Location: Room 2022 (West Level Two)
    Companies raising later funding rounds in both the healthcare and deep tech spaces will pitch in this final event of the Venture Summit.

    Closing remarks

    Evan Nisselson, General Partner & Founder, LDV Capital (United States)
    Industry Workshop: How to Design and Package a Maksutov Telescope Using OpticStudio and a New Solution from Zemax
    Date: Wednesday 5 February 2020
    Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Location: Moscone West - Level Two
    Description

    Zemax enables optical design teams to design, communicate, and collaborate on building optical products right the first time. Optical engineers can continue to rely on OpticStudio for reliable and accurate calculations. With Zemax’s new solution, CAD users can load the design with flawless and fast creation of CAD objects. They can package their design and perform stray light and interference checks with their mechanical components considered, and they can create an optical drawing within seconds. By maintaining the fidelity of the optical design throughout the design process, optical design teams can create a complete, reliable model of a product.

    Learn how Zemax is improving the engineering design process for all members of an optical design team with OpticStudio and Zemax’s new solution. This talk will provide awareness and understanding of the tools Zemax provides to streamline engineering design workflow and give time back to the engineers.

    Learning Outcomes

    In this workshop, we will demonstrate how to:

    • Optimize a sequential design in OpticStudio for conversion to non-sequential mode
    • Prepare the file for CAD
    • Load an optical design into SOLIDWORKS
    • Package your optics with accurate geometry
    • Run a stray light analysis with optomechanical components
    • Analyze, and validate your complete optomechanical design
    • Create an optical drawing in seconds


    Instructors

    Lisa Clauson, Associate Product Manager, Zemax, LLC (United States)


    Esteban Carbajal, Senior Opto-Mechanical Engineer, Zemax, LLC (United States)
    Industry Workshop: Photodetectors, Light Sources and Spectrometers–Introduction and Future Technologies
    Date: Wednesday 5 February 2020
    Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Location: Moscone West - Level Two
    Photodetectors and light sources are two essential components enabling the innovation of vast array of modern scientific, commercial, industrial, and automotive instruments and devices. Understanding what’s available and how to select the right detection/light source technology is critical for the success for a given application. The purposes of this industry workshop are:

    1. Provide basic understanding of photodetectors, image sensors, spectrometers and light sources available today.

    2. Introduce next generation of such technologies that’s available in the future.

    3. Then provide details of how today and future optical technologies will benefit applications such as automotive LiDAR, gas analysis, plastic sorting and more.


    Speaker

    Slawomir Piatek, Hamamatsu (United States)
    Industry Workshop: Optical Replication—A Cost-effective Method for Volume Production of Freeform Optics and Aspheres
    Date: Wednesday 5 February 2020
    Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Location: Moscone West - Level Two
    Spectrum Scientific is hosting a 1-hour workshop on optical replication.
    Industry Workshop: Basics of Laser Material Processing
    Date: Wednesday - Wednesday 29 January - 5 February 2020
    Time: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Location: Moscone West - Level Two
    Learn the basics of lasers and laser applications in this interesting and valuable workshop. This session is especially valuable to non-laser engineers and project managers who need to know what to expect from their laser systems.

    • Discuss what happens when a laser beam hits a material
    • Review process threshold and process window
    • Discussions of how you can optimize a process. Including examples of marking and ablation / engraving or cutting
    • Discussion around some common things that can go wrong
    • Additional examples of successful laser applications


    Instructor

    Jean-Philippe Lavoie, Coherent (United States)
    Industry Workshop: Laser Enabled Quantum Technology
    Date: Wednesday 5 February 2020
    Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Location: Moscone West - Level Two
    Join Toptica for this informative workshop on the latest on laser enabled quantum technologies.
    Industry Workshop: Laser Applications in Biophotonics
    Date: Wednesday 5 February 2020
    Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Location: Moscone West - Level Two
    Join Toptica for this informative workshop on the latest on laser applications in biophotonics.
    Latest Trends in Micro LED Displays Forum
    Date: Wednesday 5 February 2020
    Time: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location: Moscone West - Level Two
    MicroLED was the latest tech buzzword a few years ago, but today it stands poised to be the next big thing in consumer electronics. Join this forum and get the latest on the trends in large, and small, displays.

    Presentations

    Next Generation Micro LED Display Technology


    Falcon Liu, PlayNitride (Taiwan)

    Falcon Liu is Marketing Director of PlayNitride Inc., a company provides ODM services of PixeLED technology for next generation and high performance MicroLED display. He oversees technical marketing, collaboration projects, and display technology applications. Falcon received his B.S. degree in Physics from National Taiwan University and M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Boston University. He has worked as panel designer, product manager, product planning, and technical marketing in display industry for more than 15 years. Prior to joining PlayNitride, he worked in AU Optronics, SiPix Technology, Samsung Taiwan, and Corning Taiwan.


    The Trends of Micro LED Technology


    Fang Yen-Hsiang, Industrial Technology Research Institute (Taiwan)


    Application of μLED in Smart Head Lighting


    T.I. Lin, Jasper Display (Taiwan)

    Currently at Jasper Display, 2015-2018 Goldmund of Switzerland, 2001-2015 Optoma Technologies, 1998-2001 Proton Communications, 1990-98 AT&T Bell Labs, 1986-90 UCLA CS Ph.D., and 1980-84 NTU EE.


    Title to come


    Jong-Jan (JJ) Lee, Founder and CEO, eLux (United States and Taiwan)

    JJ is Founder and CEO of eLux Inc. Prior to establishing the eLux Inc, JJ was Senior Director at Sharp Laboratories of America’s (SLA) Material and Device Applications (MADA) laboratories with responsibility for all U.S. based materials and devices R&D initiatives for Sharp Corporation, these include fundamental and applied research in semiconductors, photovoltaics, energy storage and display devices. JJ received his Ph.D. from the Arizona State University and he has 145 granted US patents.
    Export Control Working Group: Lasers
    Date: Wednesday 5 February 2020
    Time: 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    SPIE, in conjunction with the Department of Commerce Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee (SITAC), has established working groups comprised of industry and university representatives that will assist in identifying and developing proposals related to improving the export control system in the areas of Detector & Cameras, Lasers and Lenses & Optics.

    Discussion Topic: Lasers
    * Fiber
    * Diode
    * High Powered


    Moderator

    Jennifer Douris O'Bryan, Director, Government Affairs, SPIE (United States)

    If you are interested in joining for one or more of these meetings, contact SPIE Government Affairs Director Jennifer Douris at jennifero@spie.org to be added to the distribution list for meetings and activities.
    Entrepreneur Program: SPIE Startup Challenge—Healthcare
    Date: Wednesday 5 February 2020
    Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Location: Room 2003 (West Level Two)


    The healthcare event—the SPIE Startup Challenge Finals.
    With over $85,000 in cash, prizes, and promotion at stake, this is an event not to be missed.

    See and hear pitches for the "best of the best" new photonics businesses. This pitch competition is a lively, interactive event showcasing the power of entrepreneurs to move photonics technology to the global marketplace. The top two entrepreneurs from each semi-final track will have just five minutes each to pitch their businesses to a team of expert judges.

    The top pitch presenter will go home with $10,000 in cash from JENOPTIK and $5,000 of equipment from Edmund Optics. Join fellow business development, investment, and product managers to scout new talent and see what the future of entrepreneurship in photonics looks like.

    The event will conclude with a networking reception from 3:30-4:30pm where you can meet the presenters and fellow attendees involved in photonics entrepreneurship. Go to the Startup Challenge website for details on presenters, logistics, prizes, and sponsors spie.org/startup: spie.org/startup
    Entrepreneur Program: Demos & Startup Alley
    Date: Wednesday 5 February 2020
    Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Location: Room 2011 (West Level Two)
    Meet with the entrepreneurs featured in the Startup Challenge. See the prototypes and talk with the entrepreneurs to explore potential partnerships, investment, or sales.
    Export Control Working Group: Lenses and Optics
    Date: Wednesday 5 February 2020
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    SPIE, in conjunction with the Department of Commerce Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee (SITAC), has established working groups comprised of industry and university representatives to assist in identifying and developing proposals related to improving the export control system in the areas of Detector & Cameras, Lasers and Lenses & Optics.

    Discussion Topic: Lenses and Optics


    Moderator

    Jennifer Douris O'Bryan, Director, Government Affairs, SPIE (United States)

    If you are interested in joining for one or more of these meetings, contact SPIE Government Affairs Director Jennifer Douris O'Bryan at jennifero@spie.org to be added to the distribution list for meetings and activities.
    Lasers in Manufacturing
    Date: Wednesday 5 February 2020
    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location: Industry Stage (North Exhibit Level)
    In today’s advanced manufacturing arena the role of laser-based solutions continues to gain ground. The ever-growing range of laser-based manufacturing solutions includes additive manufacturing, laser-based micromachining, welding and cutting to name a few. Other advances include developments like sources that are tailored to a specific application. To remain competitive in this environment, manufacturers must also embrace adjacent technologies such as computing, robotics, and automation as well as materials development.

    This session will explore the current state of laser-based manufacturing and likely future developments. Listen to industry experts share their views about the current state-of-the art in laser-based manufacturing.
    SPIE Job Fair
    Date: Wednesday 5 February 2020
    Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Location: Exhibition Hall
    Top employers are coming together to interview and hire candidates at Photonics West 2019.

    Whether you are looking for employees or looking for a job, this is your chance to connect with the best. Meet over 30 recruiters on the exhibit floor including OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, IPG Photonics, Quartus Engineering, Intel, SCHOTT North America, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Rockley Photonics, Luminar Technologies, Daylight Solutions, Newport, KLA Tencor, BAE Systems, The Aerospace Corp, Zygo Corporation, Thorlabs, Applied Materials, nmlaser, Oculus, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co, Lasertel, Coherent, Hardin Optical, Volk Optical, Inc., Magic Leap, and more.
    Entrepreneur Program: Healthcare—Pitch Review
    Date: Wednesday 5 February 2020
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location: Room 2003 (West Level Two)
    Expert analysis of the pitches, the markets they represent, and prospects for growth in this area.

    Lunch and networking follow. Come back at 12:30 for the Starting a Photonics Business panel.
    Lunch & Learn: Understanding Implicit Bias
    Date: Wednesday 5 February 2020
    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Location: Industry Stage (North Exhibit Level)
    Open to all registered attendees. First 50 to register will receive a free boxed lunch.

    Join us for a one-hour training on how to identify and overcome the negative impacts of implicit bias.

    Instructor:
    TBD

    To register, please email Meg All (mega@spie.org).
    Export Control Working Group: Cameras
    Date: Wednesday 5 February 2020
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    SPIE, in conjunction with the Department of Commerce Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee (SITAC), has established working groups comprised of industry and university representatives to assist in identifying and developing proposals related to improving the export control system in the areas of Detector & Cameras, Lasers and Lenses & Optics.

    Discussion Topic: Detectors and Cameras
    * Uncooled
    * Cooled
    * SWIR
    * Cryocoolers
    * ROICs
    * Image Intensifiers


    Moderator

    Jennifer Douris O'Bryan, Director, Government Affairs, SPIE (United States)

    If you are interested in joining for one or more of these meetings, contact SPIE Government Affairs Director Jennifer Douris at jennifero@spie.org to be added to the distribution list for meetings and activities.
    Entrepreneur Program: SPIE Startup Challenge—Past Winners Panel
    Date: Wednesday 5 February 2020
    Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    Location: Room 2003 (West Level Two)
    Join Evan Nisselson and past winners of the SPIE Startup Challenge for a discussion of key factors in their successful journey from lab to launch and beyond.

    Moderator

    Evan Nisselson, General Partner & Founder, LDV Capital (United States)
    Entrepreneur Program: SPIE Startup Challenge—Deep Tech
    Date: Wednesday 5 February 2020
    Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    Location: Room 2003 (West Level Two)


    The Deep Tech Startup Challenge Finals.
    With over $85,000 in cash, prizes, and promotion at stake, this is an event not to be missed.

    See and hear pitches for the "best of the best" new photonics businesses. This pitch competition is a lively, interactive event showcasing the power of entrepreneurs to move photonics technology to the global marketplace. The top two entrepreneurs from each semi-final track will have just five minutes each to pitch their businesses to a team of expert judges.

    The top pitch presenter will go home with $10,000 in cash from JENOPTIK and $5,000 of equipment from Edmund Optics. Join fellow business development, investment, and product managers to scout new talent and see what the future of entrepreneurship in photonics looks like.

    The event will conclude with a networking reception from 3:30-4:30pm where you can meet the presenters and fellow attendees involved in photonics entrepreneurship. Go to the Startup Challenge website for details on presenters, logistics, prizes, and sponsors spie.org/startup: spie.org/startup
    Photonics Mobility Forum
    Date: Wednesday 5 February 2020
    Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location: Industry Stage (North Exhibit Level)
    This session highlights the growing role of optics and photonics in today’s autonomous systems marketplace. Photonics-based sensing--such as forward- and rear-facing cameras (IR and visible), lidar, and sensor fusion—is essential to autonomous mobility. Other relevant optical technologies include adaptive lighting based on LEDs or lasers, light-based communications (Li-Fi), advanced displays, and 5G communications.

    Attend this half-day forum to learn from industry experts about the opportunities and challenges presented by these emerging markets and how optical and photonics fits into the overall landscape of autonomous mobile systems.

    Speakers will be asked to participate in a short panel for Q&A at the end of the session.
    Entrepreneur Program: Deep Tech—Pitch Review
    Date: Wednesday 5 February 2020
    Time: 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Location: Room 2003 (West Level Two)
    Expert analysis of the pitches, the markets they represent, and prospects for growth in this area.

    Awards Ceremony for the Startup Challenge follows immediately.
    Entrepreneur Program: SPIE Startup Challenge: Awards & Reception
    Date: Wednesday 5 February 2020
    Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Location: Room 2003 (West Level Two)
    Awards for the winners of the Healthcare and Deep Tech Startup Challenge will be presented by SPIE President John Greivenkamp

    Stay after and network with the winners, judges, and VCs.
    PRISM Awards Ceremony and Banquet
    Date: Wednesday 5 February 2020
    Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Location: Marriott Marquis Hotel, Yerba Buena Ballroom (Lower Level)
    The Prism Awards is celebrating 12 years—and this year we expect to recognize new products that influence and improve our lives on a daily basis.

    Finalists announced mid-November. Check back for updates.

    Winners announced on 5 February, the Wednesday evening of SPIE Photonics West 2020. This gala has become the largest gathering of CEOs and VIPs in the photonics industry.

    Ticket information or other questions, email innovation@spie.org


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    Industry Update: Trends and Outlook
    Date: Thursday 6 February 2020
    Time: 10:15 AM - 10:45 PM
    Location: Industry Stage (North Exhibit Level)
    Stephen Anderson, SPIE Industry Development Director will present an update of the core optics and photonics components industry profile from SPIE including the most recent data for 2018 and projections for 2019. This in-depth study of the core optics and photonics components industry examines recent industry performance and provides insight on current trends and the outlook into 2020.

    Based on a multi-year evaluation of more than 3,000 companies in over 50 countries, this global industry profile has become a key resource for investors, business leaders, and government representatives who need a clear picture of the worldwide photonics industry, its size, and economic impact. The SPIE industry profile has found use supporting business strategies, guiding investment decisions, and in the development of national policies to drive funding, business success and economic growth.

    Speaker

    Stephen G. Anderson, Director, Industry Development, SPIE (United States)
    Public Policy Update: Export Control, Advocacy, and More
    Date: Thursday 6 February 2020
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
    Location: Industry Stage (North Exhibit Level)
    Jennifer Douris O'Bryan, SPIE Government Affairs Director will provide an update on advocacy and public policy issues affecting the optics and photonics community, both in the U.S. and internationally. Her presentation will address, for example, regulatory changes that could affect growth in emerging fields of technology, impact of the trade war between the U.S. and China, and new CFIUS Export and foreign investment policy requirements for foreign investment.

    Jennifer has extensive experience working with members of the U.S. Congress, where she has advised on technology, defense, and appropriations policy. She also works closely with industry representatives to develop proposals to make needed changes to international export control regulations through submission to the Wassenaar Arrangement. Jennifer is currently Chair of the Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee (SITAC) within the US Department of Commerce.

    Speaker

    Jennifer Douris O'Bryan, Director, Government Affairs, SPIE (United States)
    Prism Award Winners Panel
    Date: Thursday 6 February 2020
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location: Industry Stage (North Exhibit Level)
    Come hear from past Prism Award winners and a surprise 4th panelist--who just learned the night before that they won!

    This panel will ask these companies how they develop winning products, successful teams, and the work it took to get there.

    Moderator

    Pamela Robertson, Industry Program Manager, SPIE (United States)


    Past Winners and Panelists

    Dahv Kliner, VP, Fiber Laser Technology at nLIGHT. 2019 Winner (United States)

    Other companies include Coherent, NKT Photonics, QD Lasers and more.


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    Lunch & Learn: Diversity in the Workplace
    Date: Thursday 6 February 2020
    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Location: Industry Stage (North Exhibit Level)
    Open to all registered attendees. First 50 to register to will receive a free boxed lunch.

    Join us for a one-hour training on how to recruit, retain, and advance diversity in the workplace.

    Instructor:
    TBD

    To register, please email Meg All (mega@spie.org).
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