Jose Pozo is Director of Technology and Innovation at EPIC (European Photonics Industry Consortium). He has a 20 year background in photonics technology and market knowledge, and a large network within the industrial and academic photonics landscape. Jose is a member of the board of the IEEE Photonics Society Benelux. He holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom and an MSc and BEng in Telecom Engineering from Spain/Belgium.