Passive Optical LAN Enabling the Internet of Things
Event Date: 02/22/2017 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time
Passive Optical LAN helps enable the Internet of Things. It does so by ensuring adequate bandwidth, security, authentication, and quality of service specific to each IP/Ethernet devices. Passive optical LAN can support higher density of gigabit Ethernet end-points with better costs, less space, improve LAN availability and robust security. These positive traits tame the complexity of The Internet of Things, and decouple LAN technology, cabling and electronics historically known obsolescence horizons for a more graceful migration to The Internet of Things’ inevitable future.


Matt Rothera , Associate Partner IoT, IBM
Matt Rothera

Matt has over 25 years of experience working with customers in either a sales or services role to help build new solutions using a wide variety enterprise application software (messaging, integration, BPM, CEP, rules, analytics, and portals). Over the past several years, Matt has been focusing in the area of the Internet of Things (“IoT”) and Streaming Analytics, working with customers on transformative projects such as Connected Products, Smart Cities, Location Analytics, Factories of the Future, Real-Time Customer Engagement, and Smart Data Centers. His most recent experience includes working in the world of IoT device connectivity and management, across a variety IoT protocols, systems, and techniques.

Sean P. Kelly RCDD, APOLAN Technology Committee Chair, Field Application Engineer, CommScope
Greg M. Smith

Sean P. Kelly, RCDD, is a Field Application Engineer at CommScope. He has over 18 years of global fiber optic connectivity and infrastructure experience, including various roles in engineering, business development, and product management throughout his career with TE Connectivity and now CommScope. Sean has spent the past six years focusing on passive optical LANs, educating the industry on the technology and providing design guidance on several Passive Optical LAN projects and deployments across many verticals. He currently serves as Chair of the Technology Committee for the Association for Passive Optical LAN (APOLAN), a Director on the APOLAN Board of Directors, a member of the HTNG Fiber to the Room Workgroup, and a member of the Bicsi FENT committee.

John Hoover, APOLAN Marketing Chair, Tellabs Senior Product Manager
John Hoover
John Hoover is a senior product manager at Tellabs Access. Over the past 15 years, John has influenced industry milestones such as early passive optical network deployments, video implementations, and now passive optical LAN adoption. He has provided application engineering and product management for voice, video, data and wireless technologies. John has impacted successful residential, enterprises, education, hospitality, healthcare, wireless and wireline projects ranging from thousands of dollars to billions of dollars. He is a graduate of California State University Long Beach with a major in Business and a minor in Economics.
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