Agenda

Singapore, 25 - 26 September 2024

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Sep 259:00
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Organiser’s Welcome Address

Keynotes
Paul Clark, Managing Director, Asia, Terrapinn
Sep 259:10
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Keynote Panel: Geopolitics, Digital Sovereignty, The Second Internet – international powerplays on the seafloor…

Keynotes
Moderator: Mike Constable, Vice Chair, JTF for SMART Cables | Principal, Infra-Analytics
Kent Bressie, International Cable Law Advisor, ICPC & Partner and Head Of International Practice, HWG LLP
Eng Soon Lim, Head, International Network Planning & Ventures, Singtel
Herbert Xiong, Head of Submarine Cables Infrastructure, China Mobile International Limited
Sep 2510:30
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Title Sponsor Presentation: Enhancing a submarine network solution – backhaul capacity expansion and service resilience

Keynotes
Sep 2511:30
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Keynote Presentation: Investing in digital inclusion – subsea cables

Keynotes
Sep 2511:50
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Platinum Sponsor Presentation: The cloud is under the sea: Submarine systems and the AI Revolution

Keynotes
Jürgen Hatheier, International CTO, Ciena
Sep 2512:10
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Global Projects Showcase: TAM-1

Keynotes
Jaime Goldenberg, Director of Presales & Product Development, Trans Americas Fiber System
Sep 2512:20
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Global Projects Showcase: SMAP

Keynotes
Bevan Slattery, Founder, SUBCO
Sep 2512:30
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Global Projects Showcase: Pacific Connect

Keynotes
Jarrod Nink, Chief Operating Officer, Vocus Group
Sep 2512:40
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Global Projects Showcase - BTI

Keynotes
Marshall Jahja, Co-Founder & CMO, Super Sistem
Sep 2514:00
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What’s next for SMART moving forward?

Cable
Mike Constable, Vice Chair, JTF for SMART Cables
Sep 2514:20
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P.U.(E), something stinks! Can this fishy metric be used at Cable Landing Stations?

Data Centres & CLS
Ella Herbert, Student, UC Berkeley & Research Assistant, Sustainable Subsea Networks
Michael Brand, Student, UC Berkeley & Research Assistant, Sustainable Subsea Networks
Sep 2514:20
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Where a private cable serves a nation in an emerging market

Strategy
Arif Al Islam, MD & CEO, Summit Communications Ltd
Sep 2514:40
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PANEL: Collaborate instead of compete – network expansion through ‘strategic partnerships’ as the new way forward?

Strategy
Fergus Innes, CCO, Crosslake Fibre
Mohamed Dahshory, Director of products development, Telecom Egypt
Abdul Rahman Ansyory, SVP Global Digital & Service Operation, PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia International - Telin
Sep 2514:40
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PANEL: More than just fibre pairs – SDM, MCF, what’s new in cable technology to address growing customer demands

Cable
Moderator: Nathan Javier, Director of Client Solutions, Pioneer Consulting
Philippe Perrier, Submarine Cable Systems Engineer, Meta
Darwin Evans, Senior Director, Product Line Management, Ciena
Sep 2515:40
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‘The quantitative angle’ – supply gaps, demand drivers and identifying opportunities on major routes

Strategy
Michael Ruddy, Director Of International Research, Terabit Consulting Inc.
Sep 2515:40
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Where is the hottest DC market right now?

Data Centres & CLS
Damon Lim, Regional Director, APAC, datacenterHawk
Sep 2515:40
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Why are we still talking about open cables?

Cable
Sep 2516:00
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Investing in subsea – the investor perspective

Strategy
Sep 2516:00
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Open Cable Good/Open Cable Bad – considerations for carriers… it’s not all what you may think

Cable
Billy Li, Senior Expert, China Telecom Global Limited
Sep 2516:00
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Protecting our critical infrastructure

Data Centres & CLS
Wilfried Dudink, Senior Director Strategy and Business Development, Digital Realty
Sep 2516:20
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PANEL: From modular to mega campus - the changing considerations for subsea cable operators when it comes to their data centre partner of choice

Data Centres & CLS
Moderator: Daniel Ropski, Director, PMO Lead, Data Centres, Asia Infrastructure Solutions
Rana Singh, Business Head, APAC, SAARC & India, Airtel Business
Jonathan Smith, CEO, irix
Sep 2516:20
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PANEL: ‘Money Talks’ – subsea finance and investment conversations in 2024

Strategy
George Nikoloudis, Chief Operating Officer, OTEGlobe
Myo Ohn, Chief Executive Officer, Campana Group
Projesh Banerjea, Director, APAC Infrastructure, KKR
Amit Vyas, Chief Executive Officer, India, Aqua Comms
Sep 2516:20
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PANEL: The de-neutralization phenomenon – a new opportunity for subsea cable operators

Cable
Moderator: Byron Clatterbuck, President, Dragonwood Consulting
Ian Clarke, Global Submarine Networking, Google
Ubaid Younus, Network Investment Manager, META
Giuseppe Valentino, VP Product Management Backbone & Infrastructure Solutions, Sparkle

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Sep 269:10
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Sep 269:20
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Keynote Panel: Choosing Land over Sea

Keynotes
Bill Marra, Chief Commercial Officer, Cinturion Group
Zvika Caspy, EVP Sales Europe, Sparkle
Sep 2610:00
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Keynote Panel: Sustainability and Subsea – threat or ally?

Keynotes
Moderator: Vinay Nagpal, Chief Executive Officer, InterGlobix
Aurelien Vigano, SVP, International Infrastructures, Orange
Aileen Chia, Director-General, Telecoms & Post and Deputy Chief Executive, Connectivity Development & Regulation, Info-Communications Media Development Authority (IMDA)
Michael Logan, Advisory Board, Sustainable Subsea Networks
Sep 2610:40
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TeleGeography Presentation

Keynotes
Sep 2611:40
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Cable surveying to determine optimum route in extreme conditions

O&M
Jonny Lundin, Head of Operations, NORDUnet
Sep 2611:40
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Cutting-edge architecture for subsea network design

Network
Stephen Lentz, Director, Network Development, Ocean Specialists, Inc.
Sep 2611:40
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Using the ‘side door’ to circumnavigate international embargoes

Strategy
Daniel Gutierrez-Topete, MD, Pimlico Parks
Sep 2612:00
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The state of the industry

Network
Thomas Soerensen, VP Sales, Ciena
Sep 2612:20
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PANEL: Pacific cable based economies – where’s worked, where hasn’t and where’s next?

Strategy
Moderator: Paul McCann, Managing Director, McCann Consulting International
Joseph Chidiac, Head of Global Wholesale Sales, Australia & Pacific, Telstra
Nathan Denight, VP, Marketing & Product, GTA Guam
Phil Hunt, Senior Solutions Consultant, One NZ
Sep 2612:20
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PANEL: ‘Branching out’ to meet growing capacity demand

Network
Sep 2612:20
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PANEL: Survey 101 – optimal survey practices in 2024

O&M
Sep 2614:00
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Sep 2614:20
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Revolutionizing network optimization with pluggable form factors for IP over subsea

Network
Sep 2614:20
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Submarine strife: Navigating Yemen’s conflict and mitigating challenges for submarine cables

Strategy
Sep 2614:40
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PANEL: ‘The Silent Assassin’ – protecting cables from the growing cybersecurity threats

Strategy
Zarrar Khan, Chief Business Services Officer, Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited
Asha Hemrajani, Senior Research Fellow, Centre of Excellence for National Security - Nanyang Technological University
Hugh McGarry, CEO, Garnet Consulting
Sep 2614:40
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PANEL: Enhancing large networks and addressing the scaling challenges of existing ones

Network
Moderator: Isabelle Paradis, President, HOT TELECOM
Bapugouda Patil, Head, Global Submarine Network, Airtel Business
Haitham Zahran, Head of Global Subsea Cable Business, PCCW Global
Richard Norris, Senior Director, Sales Engineering, Ciena
Sep 2614:40
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PANEL: Nothing is ever simple – cable-laying in a complex operating environment

O&M
Moderator: Howard Kidorf, Managing Partner, Pioneer Consulting
Didier Dillard, Chief Executive Officer, ORANGE MARINE
Rohitash Bhaskar, Senior Manager, International Infrastructure, Batelco
Sep 2615:40
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Complexities in the Congo Canyon

O&M
Felipe Yasuda, Telecommunication Enginner, Angola Cables
Sep 2615:40
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State-of-the-art NOC

Network
Piush Agarwal, VP Submarine Cable Partnership Development & Global Sourcing, Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited
Sep 2615:40
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The REAL Highway – the rise of Indonesia water as a strategic cable hub in Asia

Strategy
Izani Karim, Group Head Subsea Cable Development, PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia International - Telin
Sep 2616:00
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Topic to be confirmed

O&M
Prenesh Padayachee, Group Chief Digital and Operations Officer, SEACOM
Sep 2616:20
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PANEL: Are new routes creating markets or being built to service demand?

Strategy
Moderator: Aki Uljas, Senior Partner, Cambridge Management Consulting
Carl Osborne, AVP, International Cable Network Development & Strategy, Tata Communications
Rosalind Thomas, Managing Director, SAEx International Management
Qi Hao Goh, Business Development, Unified National Networks
Sep 2616:20
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PANEL: Robust, secure and efficient – ensuring network resilience in the face of growing complexities

Network
Moderator: Bertrand Clesca, Partner, Pioneer Consulting
Kapil Kumar Jain, VP, Core & Next Gen Connectivity Services, Tata Communications
Sep 2616:20
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PANEL: The secrecy surrounding submarine cable maintenance events – why all the cloak and dagger?

O&M
Moderator: Alasdair Wilkie, Chairman, Atlantic Cable Maintenance & Repair Agreement (ACMA)
Regan Ireland, Head of International Product Management - Global Connectivity, Telstra
Mamy TRAORE, Chief Executive Officer, GUILAB S.A
Philippe Recco, ACE Submarine Cable Chairman, Orange
Tom Janssen-Manning, Operations Program Manager, Submarine Networks APAC, Google
last published: 13/Jul/24 09:15 GMT

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