Michel Vergnes | Executive Vice President
Orange Marine | France

Michel Vergnes, Executive Vice President, Orange Marine

Michel Vergnes has an experience of 25 years in IT and International telecom  services for major global companies. 
In his current activity, he has been instrumental  in expanding the range of services offered by Orange Marine in a variety of telecom and power cable projects.
He has focused on the sales and marketing of end-to-end marine installations for large submarine cables in Europe area, Asia, Africa and South America. For example, SHI, SMW5, ACE, SKR1M, AAE1, Faster, SACS, etc
In particular, he is experienced in delivery complex solutions by coordinating a variety of partners, as cable manufacturers, local authorities, permits negotiation, subcontracted fleet  and final purchasers.
He also managed the negotiations for the construction of flexible and cost effective services in the field of maintenance zone agreements ACMA, MECMA and 2OCMA agreements.


Conference Day Two @ 14:55

Panel: Relooking at maintenance models to achieve greater efficacy

  • Current challenges facing today’s maintenance market for submarine cables
    • Investment into fleet renewal – how sustainable are the existing methods of fleet renewal?  Can this be improved, and how?
  • Assessing the potential for greater inter-industry maintenance models
    • Lessons from changes in ACMA
    • How applicable is this across other regions?
    • What are the technical and commercial limitations of this collaboration?
  • The way forward: how can the industry better address the issues facing the maintenance market today?
    • Are there alternative models that can be considered?
    • How will the way new systems are being designed (e.g. mesh networks with greater resiliency) change or open new ways of looking at this issue?

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