2018 Speakers



Paul Abfalter, Head of North Asia & Global Wholesale, Telstra, Hong Kong

Mehmet Akcin, Founder and CEO, Kapany Networks Inc, United States

Steve Alexander, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Ciena Ltd, United States

Abdullah Mohammed Ali Alsamhan, General Manager of International Cables, Wholesale Business Unit, Saudi Telecom Company, Saudi Arabia

Nigel Bayliff, CEO, Aqua Comms Ltd, Ireland

Pal Beres, Market Development Director, Türk Telekom International HU Kft., Hungary

Natasha Beschorner, Senior ICT Policy Specialist, The World Bank, Singapore

Sibesh Bhattacharya, Senior Infrastructure Specialist – ICT, Pacific Department, Asian Development Bank, Philippines

Sibesh Bhattacharya at Submarine Networks World 2018

Panagiota Bosdogianni, CTO, OTEGlobe, Greece

Kent Bressie, Partner and Head of International Practice, Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP, United States

Roy Carryer, Independent Permitting and Environmental Specialist, Independent Consultant, United Kingdom

Weiguo Chang, Director, Network Planning and Product Development, China Telecom Global, China

Ian Clarke, Vice President, Global Submarine Solutions, Ciena, United States

Byron Clatterbuck, Chief Executive Officer, SEACOM Ltd, South Africa

Mike Constable, Chief Executive Officer, Huawei Marine Networks, Singapore

Erick Contag, Chief Executive Officer, GlobeNet, United States

Erick Contag at Submarine Networks World 2018

Fabrice Coquio, Managing Director, France, Interxion, France

Dave Crowley, Chief Technical Advisor, Microsoft, United States

Mike Cunningham, Chief Executive Officer, Crosslake Fibre, Ireland

Mike Cunningham at Submarine Networks World 2018

Tara Davenport, Research Fellow, Centre for International Law, Singapore

Emmanuel Delanoue, Chief Executive Officer, Samoa Submarine Cable Company, Singapore

Jas Dhooper, Vice President, Service Delivery, Huawei Marine Networks, China

Didier Dillard, Chief Executive Officer, Orange Marine, France

Philippe Dumont, CEO, Eulalink, Spain

Philippe Dumont at Submarine Networks World 2018

Graham Evans, Chairman, International Cable Protection Committee and Managing Director, Global Submarine Cable Business, EGS Survey Group, Australia

Shara Evans, Technology Futurist and Founder & CEO, Market Clarity, Australia

Darwin Evans, Product Line Manager, Submarine Systems, Ciena, Canada

Kelvan Firman, Chief Executive Officer, SEAX Indonesia, Indonesia

Kelvan Firman at Submarine Networks World 2018

Ivan Fong, CEO, Amalgamated Telecom Holdings (ATH), Fiji

Ivan Fong at Submarine Networks World 2018

Terence Fong, Partner, ERM, Hong Kong

Kazuo Fujii, Manager, Global Service Development Dept, Softbank, Japan

Kempei Fukuda, Director, Network Services, NTT Communications, Japan

Paul Gabla, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Alcatel Submarine Networks, France

Remi Galasso, CEO, Hawaiki Cable, New Zealand

Somesh Gaur, AVP & Head- Subsea Operations, Tata Communications Transformation Services, India

Bertrand Guiot, Head of Global Infrastructure and Projects, Asia Pacific, Natixis, Hong Kong

Eran Haggiag, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, Clear, Israel

Andrew Hankins, Head of Network Integration & Transformation, Telstra, Hong Kong

Nanang Hendarno, Chief Technology Officer, PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia International - Telin, Indonesia

John Hibbard, Chief Executive Officer, Hibbard Consulting, Australia

Mike Hollands, Director, Market Development & Strategy, Interxion, United Kingdom

Masato Hoshino, Vice President, Head of Technology and Operations, Asia, Colt Technology Services, Japan

Nigel Irvine, Director of Permitting, Deep Blue Cable, Saint Lucia

Scott Jackson, Vice President of Subsea Business Group, Infinera Corporation, United States

Arunachalam Kandasamy, Founder and CEO, IOX Cable, Mauritius

Kharisma, Vice President Global Carrier & Enterprise Sales, PT Telin, Indonesia

Kharisma at Submarine Networks World 2018

Sam Kwok, Director, International Cable Network Development, Tata Communications, Hong Kong

Brian Lavallée, Senior Director, Portfolio Solutions, Ciena, Canada

Brett Lay, President, RTI Connectivity, United States

Linette Lee, Chairperson, SJC2 Management Committee; Director, Submarine Cable Investments, Singtel, Singapore

Linette Lee at Submarine Networks World 2018

Paul Lothian, Director, KPMG Cybersecurity Practice, KPMG Singapore, Singapore

Arlene Mae Jallorina, Vice President, Sourcing and Int'l Facilities Investments, Enterprise Group, Globe Telecom, Philippines

Alan Mauldin, Research Director, TeleGeography, United States

Paul Mccann, Managing Director, McCann Consulting International, Australia

John Mccann, Senior Director, Customer Enablement Practice, SES Networks, Germany

Anwar Mcentee, Head of Adura NE Asia, Adura Cyber Security Services Pte. Ltd, Hong Kong

Hugh Mcgarry, Chief Executive Officer, Garnet Consulting, Australia

Jon Mcguire, SVP, RTI Connectivity, United States

Jon Mcguire at Submarine Networks World 2018

Scott McMullen, Chairman, Oregon Fishermen's Cable Committee, Inc., United States

Artur Mendes, Chief Commercial Officer, Angola Cables, Angola

Alan Meredith, Pacific Programme Manager, Southern Cross Cables, New Zealand

Tony Mosley, Director of Business Development, Ocean Specialists Inc., Guam

Mohamed Nasr, AVP - EMEA Cable Development, PCCW Global, United Arab Emirates

Bruce Neilson-Watts, Managing Director, Telecoms, Global Marine Systems Ltd, United Kingdom

Richard Norris, Senior Director of Global Submarine System Engineering, Ciena, United Kingdom

Andrew Oon, Business Development Director, Svc Providers & Interconnection, APAC, EQUINIX, Hong Kong

Jol Paling, Director, Subsea Networks Ltd, United Kingdom

Andy Palmer-Felgate, Submarine Cable Engineer, Facebook, United Kingdom

Pascal Pecci, Solution Marketing Manager, Alcatel Submarine Networks, France

Pascal Pecci at Submarine Networks World 2018

Greg Pintarelli, Senior Manager of Permitting, TE SubCom, Indonesia

Winston Qiu, Senior Vice President, Pacific Light Data Communication, Hong Kong

Todd Rahimi, Founder/Director, Lambda Consulting, Hong Kong

Michael Rieger, Vice President, TE SubCom, United States

Michael Ruddy, Director of International Research, Terabit Consulting Inc., United States

Yves Ruggeri, President of SubOptic Executive Committee & CEO, RGConsulting, France

Yves Ruggeri at Submarine Networks World 2018

Genaro Sanchez, Vice President, International Network Group, PLDT, Philippines

Gil Santaliz, CEO, NJFX, United States

Larry Schwartz, Chief Executive Officer, Seaborn Networks, United States

Stephen Scott, Chief Executive Officer, Deep Blue Cable, Saint Lucia

Sameer Sharma, Senior Advisor, International Telecommunication Union, Thailand

Angela Sharp, Senior Wholesale Account Manager, Vocus Communications, Australia

Keith Shaw, Vice President Business Development EMEA, EQUINIX, Netherlands

Alice Shelton, Senior Consultant, Ciena, United Kingdom

Simon Smith, CTO, Vocus Group, Australia

Thomas Soerensen, Managing Director, Oceania and Global Maintenance Strategy, TE SubCom, Denmark

Elaine Stafford, Managing Partner, DRG Undersea Consulting, United States

Tim Stuch, Global Optical Architect, Facebook, United States

Matthew Sturgess, Head of Asia Pacific, Verizon Digital Media Services, Singapore

Elias Tahchi, Senior Project Manager, EGS Survey Group, Hong Kong

Donald (Yijun) Tan, Executive Vice President, Global Network, China Telecom Global, China

Jean-Sébastien Tassé, Product Line Manager, EXFO, Canada

Brian Thomas Tellam, Partner, Cornerstone Capital Partners, Australia

Brian Thomas Tellam at Submarine Networks World 2018

Lynsey Thomas, Director, Subsea Networks Ltd, United Kingdom

Rosalind Thomas, Managing Director, SAEx International Ltd, South Africa

Hiromitsu Todokoro, Senior Advisor, Submarine Cable Planning, KDDI Corporation, Japan

Shiun Jye Too, Chief Executive Officer, ASEAN Cableship Pte Ltd, Singapore

Pierre Tremblay, Technical Programme Manager, Facebook, United States

Carlos Trujillo, Director, Business Development, SubPartners, Australia

Christian von der Ropp, Director, Terrestrial Networks, A Human Right, United States

Alasdair Wilkie, Chief Technology Officer, Deep Blue Cable, Saint Lucia

Dave Willoughby, Managing Director of Operations, Ocean Specialists Inc, United States

Ryan Wopschall, Director - Networks, Pioneer Consulting, United States

Yanmin Xiao, Senior Project Manager, Global Business Department, China Unicom, China

Peter Zwinkels, VP Global Sales, Subsea, Infinera Corporation, Netherlands


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