IOWN Global Forum Member Meeting – 6-8 October 2021

The Member Meeting has now concluded. Below is the meeting agenda. Please check back here for highlights of the October Member Meeting coming soon! Stay tuned for our next meeting in 2022.

Date and Time

Date: 6-8 October 2021

Time: 6:00 PDT / 9:00 EDT / 15:00 CEST / 21:00 CST / 22:00 JST

*sessions run for two hours each day.

Onboarding Sessions

On the 27/28 of September, the IOWN Global Forum will offer Onboarding sessions for new and existing members to catch up on the latest activities of the IOWN Global Forum. If you are new to IOWN Global Forum, make sure to attend one of two Onboarding Sessions before the IOWN Global Forum Member Meeting.

Calendar invitations with session details can be downloaded from the Member Portal Calendar.

Agenda Highlights

Day 1 (6 October)

Opening Plenary

Opening Message

Speakers: Katsuhiko Kawazoe, Ph.D., President and Chairperson of IOWN Global Forum

Opening Keynote

Title: Ajinomoto Group’s Challenges to “Resolve Food and Health Issues” Towards the Better Well-being of the Generations to Come

Speaker: Hiroshi Shiragami, Ph.D., Executive Officer & Senior Vice President, Ajinomoto Corp.

IOWN Global Forum Updates
Working Group Activity Report

Speakers: Katsutoshi Itoh, UCWG Chair and Masahisa Kawashima, Ph.D., TWG Chair

New Company Introductions

Sponsor Members

KIOXIA, PwC Japan, Samsung Electronics

General Members

Advantest, AIOCORE, DIC Corp., Hitachi, Honda Tsushin Kogyo, IBIDEN, I-PEX, MIRISE, OKI Electronics, Peers, Sumitomo Corp. Kyushu, Toyo Inc SC, UNIADEX

Academic/Research Members

Tohoku University, AIST, NIED, PETRA, PIDA


Day 2 (7 October)

Research Workshop


Photonics-electronics convergence technology for low-power-consumption data-driven information processing networks


Title: Copackaged Optical IO: Back-compatible or Disruptive?

Speaker: Stephen B. Alexander, Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Ciena

Member Presentation 2: Title: TBD

Speaker: Dr. Jin Hong, VP Network & Edge Group General Manager of R&D Silicon Photonics Product Division


Masahito Tomizawa, Ph. D., Vice President, Head of NTT Device Innovation Center Arika Okada, Ph.D., Vice President, Head of NTT Device Technology Laboratories

Representative Meeting

The IOWN Global Forum Representative Meeting is open to Members on Thursday, October 7 at 7:00am(PDT) / 10:00am(EDT) / 16:00(CEST) / 22:00(CST) / 23:00(JST), to facilitate exchanges between representatives of each Member company, provide a forum for discussing challenges and improve operations and activities of IOWN Global Forum. Participants in this meeting should be active representatives from your company who are up to date on IOWN Global Forum activities and can provide feedback and input. Up to two (2) representatives from each Member company are able to attend this meeting, in addition to the directors, SC/WG chairs and TF leaders. If you have not yet provided the names of who will participate from your organization to IOWN Global Forum [email protected] please do so at your earliest convenience.


Day 3 (8 October)

Member Presentations and Discussions

Member Presentations:
  1. Title: Virtual Worlds to Demonstrate the Future-Approach to Digital Twin Computing
    Presenter: Mike Geyer, Product Manager, Omniverse Manufacturing Solutions, NVIDIA
  2. Title: Information Products by the MP-PAWR data to users in realtime – Expectations for meteorological applications of IOWN
    Presenter: Dr. Koyuru Iwanami, Director-General, Research Center for National Disaster Resilience Deputy General Manager, NIED
  3. Title: Deterministic service delivery impacts on the network infrastructures and edge clouds – an overview Of the Deterministic Service Fabric
    Presenter: Lieven Levrau, Sr. Director Optical Networking Strategy, Nokia
  4. Title: High volume test challenges for co-packaged optics devices
    Presenter: Daisuke Watanabe, Department Manager, Technology Development Division, ADVANTEST

Closing Plenary

Closing Remarks:

Speaker: Shingo Mizuno, Director of IOWN Global Forum, Fujitsu

Photo Session

*agenda is subject to change