2019 Agenda Overview

 

Singapore, 16 - 18 September 2019

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Sep 1709:20
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Opening Keynote Panel: Preparing for the next wave of change in the subsea cable industry

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  • As demand for international capacity and new cable builds increases, how can the industry build on a sustainable development-based model to cope with the demand?
  • Emerging markets to watch – Which routes/regions will see an increase in new cable builds and bandwidth consumption?
  • What’s the future of the capacity wholesale business?
  • What is the outlook of the submarine cable industry in the next 5 years?
Moderator: Elaine Stafford, Managing Partner, DRG Undersea ConsultingUnited States
Brett Lay, President, RAM Telecom International, Inc.United States
Mike Constable, Chief Executive Officer, Huawei Marine NetworksSingapore
Paul Abfalter, Head Of North Asia And Global Wholesale, TelstraHong Kong
Sep 1710:20
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Title Sponsor Presentation

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Sep 1711:40
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Intelligent submarine networks for optimized performance and revenue generation

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Steve Alexander, Senior Vice President And Chief Technology Officer, Ciena LimitedUnited States
Sep 1712:00
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Unlocking subsea capacity: Today and tomorrow

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Sep 1712:20
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GLOBAL CABLE PROJECTS SHOWCASE

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In quick 10-minute presentations, cable developers will be giving snapshots on the latest and major cable projects impacting the global subsea industry. Join us to hear about the project status, partnership opportunities and future plans.
Sep 1713:10
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Networking Lunch & Cable Project Poster Session

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Taking place over lunch,meet with cable owners/developers involved in projects happening across the world who’ll share their latest updates through an information poster and interactive one-to-one dialogue. Don’t miss this chance to have your questions answered!
Sep 1714:45
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Project Developer Roundtables

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This is an interactive, 45-minute unstructured, offstage session allowing delegates to meet and have Q&A with cable project leaders.
Sep 1715:00
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PANEL: Improving our response to today’s security threats – What can the industry do?

Track 2
  • Identifying the physical and virtual threats to the security of undersea cables
  • What is at stake? In the event of a security attack, what is the extent of disruption caused and how can it be remediated?
  • How can technology help in improving subsea cable monitoring capabilities?
  • What learnings can be taken from data center security and applied to subsea infrastructure?
Moderator: Kent Bressie, Partner And Head Of International Practice, Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLPUnited States
Sep 1715:30
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Connectivity in South East Asia

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Andrew Pung, Solutions Director, Asia Pacific Region, China Mobile International LtdSingapore
Sep 1715:30
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PANEL: How are cable landing stations evolving to meet the needs of tomorrow?

Track 3
  • What are the trends in the development of cable landing stations?
  • What new considerations must be given to ensure 24/7 reliability?
  • How are technology advancements driving this change?
  • How are cable landing station designs evolving to reach remote and challenging environments as more underserved communities are being connected?
  • How is the increase in traffic flows are changing the way cable landing stations are designed, deployed and managed?
Moderator: Amy Marks, Chief Executive Officer, XSite ModularUnited States
Brett Lay, President, RAM Telecom International, Inc.United States
Byron Clatterbuck, Chief Executive Officer, SEACOM LtdSouth Africa
Sep 1715:45
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Connectivity in Africa

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Keabetswe Segole, Commercial Executive, BOTSWANA FIBRE NETWORKS PTY LTDBotswana
Sep 1715:45
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Standardisation of Open Systems

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Erick Contag, Chief Executive Officer, GlobeNetUnited States
Sep 1716:00
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Connectivity in South America

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Carlos Casado, Head Of Business Development Emea, Telxius CableSpain
Sep 1716:00
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Challenges of contracting, constructing and accepting open networks

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Fredrik Hane, Founder, Eastern LightSweden
Sep 1717:00
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Is Your Planned Submarine Cable Doomed?

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This presentation will look at some of the common challenges facing new submarine cable developers including:- What is the addressable market?- Are you connecting the right locations?- Do you understand the competition?- Are you realistic about capacity prices?
Alan Mauldin, Research Director, TeleGeographyUnited States
Sep 1717:20
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Keynote Panel: Addressing the talent gap and increasing diversity in the workforce

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  • Creating an innovative outreach programs and cultivated talent pipelines
  • Embracing evolving technology and a successful digital transformation strategy to assist with addressing the talent gap
  • How do you attract diverse talent through advancement and promotion of cultural and ethnic equality?
Amy Marks, Chief Executive Officer, XSite ModularUnited States

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Sep 1809:00
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Keynote Panel: Meeting the demands of next-gen capacity: Gaming, 5G and more

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  • How will technology have to be reconfigured or redesigned to accommodate the demands of 5G
  • Are current networks prepared for the foreseeable surge in capacity consumption? Where are the gaps?
  • Deployment of “100G” technology – what is the best approach to increase carrying capacity?
  • Getting consumers onto the 5G bandwagon – VR, cloud gaming and more
Moderator: Geoff Bennett, Director, Solutions And Technology, InfineraUnited Kingdom
Donald (Yijun) Tan, Executive Vice President, Global Network, China Telecom Global Ltd.China
Sep 1809:40
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Keynote Network Design Panel: Mapping the future of global network

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  • How are network topologies changing to handle massive-scale and unpredictable traffic demands?
  • Blurring of distinction between terrestrial and undersea networks – what other terrestrial technologies may be adapted for use in a subsea environment
  • What are the key technology differentiators in network architecture? Are they the same for both transoceanic and regional systems?
  • ROADMs & New Modular Schemes – How does this affect commissioning, operation and maintenance?
Moderator: Eric Handa, Co-Founder And Chief Executive Officer, APTelecomUnited States
Benny Choo, Senior Vice President, RAM Telecom International, Inc.Singapore
Brian Lavallée, Senior Director, Ciena LimitedCanada
Aurelien Vigano, Director Transport Network And Support, OrangeFrance
Herve Fevrier, Global Optical Architecture, FacebookUnited States
Andy Lumsden, Head of Network Engineering Services, TelstraHong Kong
Sep 1811:40
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ICPC Update

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Graham Evans, Vice Chairman, International Cable Protection Committee And Managing Director, Global Submarine Cable Business, EGS Survey GroupAustralia
Sep 1812:00
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Regulators’ Panel

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  • How have policy makers dealt with conflicting matters such competing seabed users, security and politics?
  • How do you make it attractive for cables to land in your country?
Moderator: Michael Ruddy, Director Of International Research, Terabit Consulting Inc.United States
Sep 1812:00
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Upgrades Panel: Maximising the potential of your cable

Track 2
  • (For Suppliers): What are the latest technology innovation to extend the economical, technical and operational life of systems beyond initial design intentions?
  • (For Cable Owners): What are the critical factors when you’re considering the extension of cable lifespan?
Moderator: Nigel Bayliff, Chief Executive Officer, Aqua Comms Management LtdIreland
Peter Zwinkels, Vice President Global Sales, Subsea, InfineraNetherlands
Zvika Caspy, Vice President Sales East Europe And Mediterranean, SparkleItaly
Arlene Mae Jallorina, Vice President, Sourcing And International Facilities Investments, Enterprise Group, Globe TelecomPhilippines
Brian Lavallée, Senior Director, Ciena LimitedCanada
Sep 1812:00
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Panel: Moving towards DC-centric, global network topology

Track 3
  • Where are the new data hubs of connectivity?
  • How will data centres continue to build on the subsea cable boom through partnerships, acquisitions & data centre designs?
  • Innovations in PoP-to-PoP design
Weiguo Chang, Director, Network Planning And Product Development, China Telecom Global Ltd.China
Joshua Au, Head, Data Centre, A STAR - Agency for Science Technology ad ResearchSingapore
Sep 1814:00
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Financing Panel: New paradigms for cable financing & ownership models

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  • Best practices in structing projects to improve funding options
  • Ways to negotiate financing with
  • multiple funding sources?
  • How to sort out viable projects?
  • What can be done to close the funding gap?
  • Financing for small islands and developing nations
  • Improving decision making in consortium
  • Changing ownership models, and how this effects project financing.
Moderator: Bertrand Guiot, Head Of Global Infrastructure And Projects, Asia Pacific, NatixisHong Kong
Sibesh Bhattacharya, Senior Infrastructure Specialist ? Ict, Pacific Department, Asian Development BankPhilippines
Mike Cunningham, Chief Executive Officer, Crosslake FibreCanada
Sep 1814:00
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Undersea Intelligence – Applications of Big Data Analytics & Machine Learning in performance monitoring

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Sep 1814:20
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Reduce the outages on subsea networks

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Sep 1815:00
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Spatial Division Multiplexing: What’s next

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Pierre Tremblay, Technical Programme Manager, FacebookUnited States
Sep 1815:40
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PANEL: Cybersecurity and its impact on system design

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  • As governments are increasingly concerned about cybersecurity, how will this affect the construction and maintenance of subsea cables?
  • How can elements to address cybersecurity be incorporated into system design at an early stage?
  • How do you strike a balance between pursuing business objectives & a thorough cybersecurity strategy
Sep 1816:00
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PANEL: Innovative technologies deployed in disaster prevention and management

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  • Building prevention and protection mechanisms in network design engineering to increase cable resilience?
  • Subsea cable innovations and equipment for disaster prevention and management
Sep 1816:00
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PANEL: Increasing the diversity of approaches for route planning and cable route engineering

Track 2
  • Optimisation of cable routes in densely populated landing regions
  • Considerations of topography, problematic areas and natural hazards
  • Establishing close partnership with other seabed users & stakeholders
Didier Dillard, Chief Executive Officer, Orange MarineFrance
Sep 1816:40
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Closing Cocktail Reception. See you in 2020!

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