SubOptic 2023

Navigating the Open Seas -
Collaboration on our Critical Infrastructure

13-16 March
Bangkok, Thailand


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SubOptic 2023 begins in...


Get Ready SubOptic 2023 is around the corner

SubOptic 2023, the industry-renowned submarine telecoms conference, will be held in Bangkok, Thailand from 13-16 March 2023. A triennial event, the SubOptic conference is the longest running and most comprehensive conference series in the world for the submarine cable industry.

The event promises to be the best yet with a comprehensive world class agenda, an exhibition showcasing the latest subsea technologies and a multitude of networking opportunities. All set in the vibrant and exciting city of Bangkok, an Asian hub and gateway to the East.


SubOptic 2023 Keynote Speakers


Urs Hölzle
Senior VP of Technical Infrastructure


Urs Hölzle, Senior VP of Technical Infrastructure, Google speaking at SubOptic 2023

Thomas E. Abell
Chief of Digital Technology for Development
Asian Development Bank


Thomas E. Abell, Chief of Digital Technology for Development, Asian Development Bank speaking at SubOptic 2023


SubOptic 2023 Speakers


  • Daniele Androni at SubOptic 2023
    Daniele Androni
    Subphoton srl
    Jean-Francois Baget at SubOptic 2023
    Jean-Francois Baget
    Alcatel Submarine Networks
  • Stuart Barnes at SubOptic 2023
    Stuart Barnes
    Chairman and Chie Strategy Officer
    Scott Bickham at SubOptic 2023
    Scott Bickham
    Development Fellow
  • Steinar Bjørnstad at SubOptic 2023
    Steinar Bjørnstad
    Strategic Competence and Research Manager
    Tampnet AS
    Jean-Pierre Blondel at SubOptic 2023
    Jean-Pierre Blondel
    Project Manager
    Alcatel Submarine Networks
  • Iago Bojczuk at SubOptic 2023
    Iago Bojczuk
    Research Assistant & PhD Candidate
    Sustainable Subsea Networks & University of Cambridge
    Alexis Carbo Meseguer at SubOptic 2023
    Alexis Carbo Meseguer
    Alcatel Submarine Networks
  • Rob Cash at SubOptic 2023
    Rob Cash
    Operations Manager
    Parkburn Precision Handling Systems
    Michael Clare at SubOptic 2023
    Michael Clare
    Principal Researcher
    National Oceanography Centre, UK
  • René d’Avezac de Moran at SubOptic 2023
    René d’Avezac de Moran
    Service Line Manager
    Fugro Singapore Marine Pte Ltd
    Paul Davison at SubOptic 2023
    Paul Davison
    Soil Machine Dynamics Limited
  • Simone Donadello at SubOptic 2023
    Simone Donadello
    Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica
    Donghai Zhang at SubOptic 2023
    Donghai Zhang
    Director Of Business Innovation
    HMN Technologies Co., Ltd.
  • Sumudu Edirisinghe at SubOptic 2023
    Sumudu Edirisinghe
    Advanced Optical Development
    Infinera Corporation
    Zhang Fang at SubOptic 2023
    Zhang Fang
    Senior Network Solution Manager
    HMN Technologies Co., Ltd.
  • James Francis at SubOptic 2023
    James Francis
    Alcatel Submarine Networks
    Tony Frisch at SubOptic 2023
    Tony Frisch
  • Tommy Geisler at SubOptic 2023
    Tommy Geisler
    LEAD Engineer
    OFS Fitel Denmark, ApS
    Lorraine Gray at SubOptic 2023
    Lorraine Gray
    Director of Permitting
    Pioneer Consulting
  • Lijun Hao at SubOptic 2023
    Lijun Hao
    R&D Engineer
    HMN Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Tadafumi Hirose at SubOptic 2023
    Tadafumi Hirose
  • Alan Hollander at SubOptic 2023
    Alan Hollander
    Sr. Director, System Engineering
    Stephen Lentz at SubOptic 2023
    Stephen Lentz
    Director, Network Development
    Ocean Specialists, Inc.
  • Jiang Lin at SubOptic 2023
    Jiang Lin
    R&D Engineer
    HMN Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Nate Lindsey at SubOptic 2023
    Nate Lindsey
    VP, Science & Innovation
  • Scott Mabin at SubOptic 2023
    Scott Mabin
    Product Lead Subsea Technologies
    Royal IHC
    Jeremie Maillet at SubOptic 2023
    Jeremie Maillet
    VP Marine Operations
    Alcatel Submarine Networks
  • Giuseppe Marra at SubOptic 2023
    Giuseppe Marra
    research scientist
    National Physical Laboratory
    Daishi MASUDA at SubOptic 2023
    Daishi MASUDA
    OCC corporation
  • Eduardo Mateo at SubOptic 2023
    Eduardo Mateo
    Director of Network Architecture and Core Technology Strategy
    NEC Corporation
    Pierre Mertz at SubOptic 2023
    Pierre Mertz
  • Ronaldo Moidano at SubOptic 2023
    Ronaldo Moidano
    Project Manager
    Zemax Servicos Maritimos Ltda.
    Jan Petter Morten at SubOptic 2023
    Jan Petter Morten
    Principal Engineer
    Alcatel Submarine Networks Norway AS
  • Kohei Nakamura at SubOptic 2023
    Kohei Nakamura
    assistant manager
    NEC Corporation
    Sho Nakayama at SubOptic 2023
    Sho Nakayama
    OCC corporation
  • Heiner Ottersberg at SubOptic 2023
    Heiner Ottersberg
    Director Technology
    Prysmian Group
    serguei papernyi at SubOptic 2023
    serguei papernyi
    senior scientist
    MPB Communications
  • Oli Pope at SubOptic 2023
    Oli Pope
    Route Position L.L.C.
    Xiaoyong Qin at SubOptic 2023
    Xiaoyong Qin
    R&D Engineer
    HMN Technologies Co., Ltd.
  • Madanagopal Ramachandran at SubOptic 2023
    Madanagopal Ramachandran
    Senior Technical Architect
    NMSWorks Software Private Limited
    Alan Rand at SubOptic 2023
    Alan Rand
    Managing Director
    American Manufactured Structures and Services
  • Gustavo Regnicoli at SubOptic 2023
    Gustavo Regnicoli
    Business Development Director
    R&G Telecomm Group
    Daniel Saathoff at SubOptic 2023
    Daniel Saathoff
    Director Technology
    Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke GmbH / Prysmian Group
  • Xianpu Su at SubOptic 2023
    Xianpu Su
    Technical Manager
    HMN Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Anjali Sugadev at SubOptic 2023
    Anjali Sugadev
    Law and Policy Lead
    Sustainable Subsea Networks
  • Ryota Suganuma at SubOptic 2023
    Ryota Suganuma
    Kokusai Cable Ship Co., Ltd.
    Hitoshi Takeshita at SubOptic 2023
    Hitoshi Takeshita
    NEC Corporation
  • David Tossell at SubOptic 2023
    David Tossell
    Alcatel Submarine Networks
    Pierre Tremblay at SubOptic 2023
    Pierre Tremblay
    Principal Architect, Subsea Networks
  • Siddharth Varughese at SubOptic 2023
    Siddharth Varughese
    Principal Optical Engineer
    Infinera Corporation
    David Walters at SubOptic 2023
    David Walters
  • Stuart Wilson at SubOptic 2023
    Stuart Wilson
    Route Engineering and Survey Manager
    Global Marine
    Fatih Yaman at SubOptic 2023
    Fatih Yaman
    Senior research staff member
    NEC Laboratories America, Inc
  • Qi Zhenfei at SubOptic 2023
    Qi Zhenfei
    benyuan ZHU at SubOptic 2023
    benyuan ZHU
  • Thomas E. Abell at SubOptic 2023
    Thomas E. Abell
    Advisor, SDCC and Chief of Digital Technology for Development Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
    asian development bank
    Geoff Bennett at SubOptic 2023
    Geoff Bennett
    Director Solutions and Technology
  • Stuart Blythe at SubOptic 2023
    Stuart Blythe
    Baker Botts (UK) LLP
    Kent Bressie at SubOptic 2023
    Kent Bressie
    Partner And Head Of International Practice
    Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP
  • Lane Burdette at SubOptic 2023
    Lane Burdette
    Research Analyst
    Laurent Campagne at SubOptic 2023
    Laurent Campagne
    Senior Project Manager
  • Mattia Cantono at SubOptic 2023
    Mattia Cantono
    Network Architect
    Google LLC
    Ranjith Cherickel at SubOptic 2023
    Ranjith Cherickel
  • Mike Conradi at SubOptic 2023
    Mike Conradi
    DLA Piper
    Jo Conroy at SubOptic 2023
    Jo Conroy
  • Lex Coors at SubOptic 2023
    Lex Coors
    Chief Data Center Technology and Engineering Officer
    Digital Realty
    David Coughlan at SubOptic 2023
    David Coughlan
  • Olivier Courtois at SubOptic 2023
    Olivier Courtois
    Alcatel Submarine Networks
    Philippe Dumont at SubOptic 2023
    Philippe Dumont
    Chief Executive Officer
  • Laure Duvernay at SubOptic 2023
    Laure Duvernay
    Head of Project Finance
    Alcatel Submarine Networks
    Katherine Edwards at SubOptic 2023
    Katherine Edwards
    Senior Manager Subsea Investments
  • Graham Evans at SubOptic 2023
    Graham Evans
    Managing Director, Subsea Cable Business
    EGS (Asia) Ltd
    Darwin Evans at SubOptic 2023
    Darwin Evans
    Director prodcut line management
  • Stephen Grubb at SubOptic 2023
    Stephen Grubb
    Global Optical Architect
    Barny Harmse at SubOptic 2023
    Barny Harmse
    Executive Chairman & CEO
    Paratus Telecommunications
  • Takemi Hasegawa at SubOptic 2023
    Takemi Hasegawa
    R&D Manager
    Sumitomo Electric Industries
    Gang He at SubOptic 2023
    Gang He
    Principal Resaerch Scientist
    EXFO Inc.
  • John Hedgpeth at SubOptic 2023
    John Hedgpeth
    Worldwide Applications Engineering Manager
    Corning Incorporated
    Urs Hölzle at SubOptic 2023
    Urs Hölzle
    Vice President of Engineering
  • Bruce Howe at SubOptic 2023
    Bruce Howe
    Research Professor
    Joint Task Force for SMART Cables and University of Hawaii
    Michael Hubbard at SubOptic 2023
    Michael Hubbard
    Director, Optical System Performance
  • Venkata Jasti at SubOptic 2023
    Venkata Jasti
    Submarine Cable Group Manager
    Makai Ocean Engineering Inc.
    Valey Kamalov at SubOptic 2023
    Valey Kamalov
    Valey Kamalov LLC
  • Takeshi Kawasaki at SubOptic 2023
    Takeshi Kawasaki
    NTT Ltd. Japan
    Kitch Kennedy at SubOptic 2023
    Kitch Kennedy
    Director for Ocean Mapping
  • Sergejs Makovejs at SubOptic 2023
    Sergejs Makovejs
    Senior Commercial Technology Associate
    Alan Mauldin at SubOptic 2023
    Alan Mauldin
    Research Director
  • Glenn Maule at SubOptic 2023
    Glenn Maule
    Head: Global Sales, Liquid Dataport
    Liquid Intelligent Technologies
    Georg Mohs at SubOptic 2023
    Georg Mohs
    Chief Technology Officer
  • Maurizio Mollano at SubOptic 2023
    Maurizio Mollano
    Physicist, Product Manager
    Makai Ocean Engineering
    Richard Norris at SubOptic 2023
    Richard Norris
    Senior Director, Engineering
  • Jol Paling at SubOptic 2023
    Jol Paling
    Managing Director
    Subsea Networks Ltd
    Andy Palmer-Felgate at SubOptic 2023
    Andy Palmer-Felgate
    Submarine Cable Engineer
  • Cynthia Perret at SubOptic 2023
    Cynthia Perret
    Senior Infrastructure Program Manager
    Philippe Perrier at SubOptic 2023
    Philippe Perrier
    Submarine Cable Systems Engineer
  • philip pilgrim at SubOptic 2023
    philip pilgrim
    Business Development Subsea NAR
    Nikki Popoola at SubOptic 2023
    Nikki Popoola
    Director Sales, West Africa
  • Elizabeth Rivera Hartling at SubOptic 2023
    Elizabeth Rivera Hartling
    Subsea Optical Architect
    Nicole Starosielski at SubOptic 2023
    Nicole Starosielski
    Associate Professor
    New York University
  • Igor Stouklov at SubOptic 2023
    Igor Stouklov
    OFP Ltd
    Tim Stronge at SubOptic 2023
    Tim Stronge
    Vice President of Research
  • Lynsey Thomas at SubOptic 2023
    Lynsey Thomas
    Subsea Networks Ltd
    Giuseppe Valentino at SubOptic 2023
    Giuseppe Valentino
    Head Of Data Products
    Telecom Italia Sparkle
  • Dean Veverka at SubOptic 2023
    Dean Veverka
    CTO & VP Operations
    Southern Cross Cables Limited
    Gary Waterworth at SubOptic 2023
    Gary Waterworth
    Network Investments
  • Simon Webster at SubOptic 2023
    Simon Webster
    Submarine Networks
    NEC Europe Ltd
    Ryan Wopschall at SubOptic 2023
    Ryan Wopschall
    General Manager
  • Zhongwen Zhan at SubOptic 2023
    Zhongwen Zhan
    California Institute of Technology
    Mike Hollands at SubOptic 2023
    Mike Hollands
    Senior Director, Market Development
    Digital Realty
  • Bamdad Bakhshi at SubOptic 2023
    Bamdad Bakhshi
    Sebastien Blaise at SubOptic 2023
    Sebastien Blaise
    Senior Engineer GeoConsulting
    Fugro Singapore Marine Pte Ltd
  • Alice Colarossi at SubOptic 2023
    Alice Colarossi
    Reed Smith LLP
    Jose Cordero at SubOptic 2023
    Jose Cordero
    a Product Manager for Multibeam Systems
    Kongsberg Sensors and Robotics
  • Gioia Indelicato at SubOptic 2023
    Gioia Indelicato
    Administrative Manager
    Oceans & Cables srls
    Alice Shelton at SubOptic 2023
    Alice Shelton
    Senior Consultant
  • Frankie Targett at SubOptic 2023
    Frankie Targett
    Submarine Cable Engineer
    Vodafone Group
    Hideki Yamaguchi at SubOptic 2023
    Hideki Yamaguchi
    Sumitomo Electric Industries
  • Ahmad Abdo at SubOptic 2023
    Ahmad Abdo
    Consultant, Field Systems Engineering
    Francois-Xavier Abrial at SubOptic 2023
    Francois-Xavier Abrial
    Alcatel Submarine Networks
  • Jean-christophe Antona at SubOptic 2023
    Jean-christophe Antona
    Responsable Projet R&T
    Alcatel Submarine Networks
    Aneesha Baby at SubOptic 2023
    Aneesha Baby
    Product Manager
  • Kasyapa Balemarthy at SubOptic 2023
    Kasyapa Balemarthy
    Technical Manager
    Nancy Cai at SubOptic 2023
    Nancy Cai
  • Richa Daga at SubOptic 2023
    Richa Daga
    Software Engineer
    Yves Delisle at SubOptic 2023
    Yves Delisle
    Senior Manager, System Engineering & Introduction (SE&I)
  • Paul Deslandes at SubOptic 2023
    Paul Deslandes
    Head of Project Delivery
    Global Marine
    Jas Dhooper at SubOptic 2023
    Jas Dhooper
    VP Professional Services and Infrastructure development
    Aqua Comms
  • Maxime Droques at SubOptic 2023
    Maxime Droques
    Product Line Manager
    Alcatel Submarine Networks
    Vincent Gatineau at SubOptic 2023
    Vincent Gatineau
    Chief Marketing & Sales Officer
    EllaLink Ireland Limited
  • Martin Greber at SubOptic 2023
    Martin Greber
    Alcatel Submarine Networks
    Steve Holden at SubOptic 2023
    Steve Holden
    Maintenance Account Director
    Global Marine
  • Robert Keys at SubOptic 2023
    Robert Keys
    Senior Director, Photonics R&D
    Michelle Kirkland at SubOptic 2023
    Michelle Kirkland
  • Aaron Mair at SubOptic 2023
    Aaron Mair
    Mikael Mazur at SubOptic 2023
    Mikael Mazur
    Member of Technical Staff
    Nokia Bell Labs
  • Gwenn Nedelec at SubOptic 2023
    Gwenn Nedelec
    Project Director
    Southern Cross Cables Limited
    Alexander Nikolaidis at SubOptic 2023
    Alexander Nikolaidis
    Network Planner
  • Mounish Patel at SubOptic 2023
    Mounish Patel
    Principle Engineer Submarine Systems Engineering
    Ulises Pin at SubOptic 2023
    Ulises Pin
    Morgan Lewis & Bockius, LLP
  • Joerg Schwartz at SubOptic 2023
    Joerg Schwartz
    Chief Partners & Solutions Officer
    Tim Stuch at SubOptic 2023
    Tim Stuch
    Global Optical Architect
  • Gavin Tully at SubOptic 2023
    Gavin Tully
    Managing Partner
    Pioneer Consulting
    Anders Tysdal at SubOptic 2023
    Anders Tysdal
    Tampnet Carrier
  • Alasdair Wilkie at SubOptic 2023
    Alasdair Wilkie
    CT0 Marine
    Leslie Cao at SubOptic 2023
    Leslie Cao
    Senior Director, Network Solutions Department
    HMN Tech
  • Emmanuel Danjou at SubOptic 2023
    Emmanuel Danjou
    HEad of Business Development
    Alcatel Submarine Networks
    Charles Jeremy Brown at SubOptic 2023
    Charles Jeremy Brown
    Chief Technology Officer
    Hengtong Marine Cable Systems
  • Andrew Kam at SubOptic 2023
    Andrew Kam
    Camino Kavanagh at SubOptic 2023
    Camino Kavanagh
    Senior Visting Fellow
    Dept. of War Studies, King's College London
  • Massimiliano Salsi at SubOptic 2023
    Massimiliano Salsi
    Network architect
    Kristina Skarvang at SubOptic 2023
    Kristina Skarvang
    PhD student
    Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Bevan Slattery at SubOptic 2023
    Bevan Slattery
    Akhilesh Srivastava at SubOptic 2023
    Akhilesh Srivastava
    VP Planning
  • Li Zhen at SubOptic 2023
    Li Zhen
    Route Engineer
    HMN Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Mei Du at SubOptic 2023
    Mei Du
    TATA Communications (America) Inc.
  • Lothar Moeller at SubOptic 2023
    Lothar Moeller
    Hunter Vaughan at SubOptic 2023
    Hunter Vaughan
    Senior Research Associate
    Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy, Cambridge University



Packed 4-day Conference and Networking Agenda




Announcing 2023 masterclasses

Seismology with Submarine Cables
Subsea Network Resilience
Open cable
Legal & regulatory
Marine Survey
History of cables


"As we move towards SubOptic 2023, we look forward to seeing everyone again in person, and as a community supporting and showcasing the great work that we all do ‘for the industry, by the industry’.

I invite you to be part of the conversation where the most influential learning, sharing and inspiration will play out between industry experts."

Paul Gabla, VP Sales and Marketing, Alcatel Submarine Networks, President, SubOptic Association


"HMN Technologies is deeply honoured to host SubOptic 2023. This premier event, held in one of the most dynamic cities in Asia, constitutes another important milestone for our industry.

I look forward to welcoming professionals, experts and interested parties from across our community to share thoughts, engage in robust discussion and advance our critical contribution to powering the world's digital economy."

Mike Constable, HMN Technologies

SubOptic 2023 proudly sponsored by


  • Host Sponsor

    HMN TECH at SubOptic 2023

    Diamond Sponsor

    Alcatel Submarine Networks at SubOptic 2023
  • Diamond Sponsor

    Ciena Corporation at SubOptic 2023

    Diamond Sponsor

    NEC Corporation at SubOptic 2023
  • Platinum Sponsor

    EGS (Asia) Ltd at SubOptic 2023

    Platinum Sponsor

    Infinera Corporation at SubOptic 2023
  • Gold Sponsor

    Optic Marine Services Sdn Bhd at SubOptic 2023

    Gold Sponsor

    PCCW Global at SubOptic 2023
  • Gold Sponsor

    Telecom Egypt at SubOptic 2023

    Silver Sponsor

    Corning Incorporated at SubOptic 2023
  • Silver Sponsor

    Fugro Germany Marine GmbH at SubOptic 2023

    Silver Sponsor

    Mertech Marine (Pty) Ltd at SubOptic 2023
  • Silver Sponsor

    Nexans Norway AS at SubOptic 2023

    Silver Sponsor

    Prysmian spa at SubOptic 2023
  • Silver Sponsor

    Seaborn Networks at SubOptic 2023

    Silver Sponsor

    Vertiv (Singapore) Holdings Pte. Ltd. at SubOptic 2023
  • Silver Sponsor

    Xtera Ltd at SubOptic 2023

    Associate Sponsor

    EXA Infrastructure at SubOptic 2023
  • Associate Sponsor

    Microsoft at SubOptic 2023

    Associate Sponsor

    SubCom at SubOptic 2023
  • Exhibitor

    American Manufactured Structures and Services at SubOptic 2023


    Cisco Systems, Inc. at SubOptic 2023
  • Exhibitor

    DIGITAL REALTY at SubOptic 2023


    EXFO Inc. at SubOptic 2023
  • Exhibitor

    Fiberhome Marine Network Equipment Co. Ltd. at SubOptic 2023


    Hexatronic at SubOptic 2023
  • Exhibitor

    HENGTONG GROUP CO., LTD. at SubOptic 2023


    I.T. International Telecom Marine SRL at SubOptic 2023
  • Exhibitor

    Makai Ocean Engineering Inc. at SubOptic 2023


    Medusa Submarine Cable System at SubOptic 2023
  • Exhibitor

    NMSWorks Software (P) Ltd at SubOptic 2023


    Parkburn Precision Handling Systems at SubOptic 2023
  • Exhibitor

    Royal IHC at SubOptic 2023


    Spellman High Voltage Electronics Ltd at SubOptic 2023
  • Exhibitor

    Subsea Environmental Services at SubOptic 2023


    UltramapGlobal at SubOptic 2023
  • Exhibitor

    Ultratest Limited at SubOptic 2023


  • Bottled Water Sponsor

    Seaborn Networks at SubOptic 2023

    Cable Map Sponsor

    Alcatel Submarine Networks at SubOptic 2023
  • Daily Lunch Sponsor - Tuesday

    OFS at SubOptic 2023

    Daily Lunch Sponsor - Wednesday

    Atlantic Cable Maintenance & Repair Agreement (ACMA) at SubOptic 2023
  • Daily Pen Sponsor

    Xtera Ltd at SubOptic 2023

    Notepad Sponsor

    DRG Undersea Consulting at SubOptic 2023
  • Welcome Bag Sponsor

    Telecom Egypt at SubOptic 2023

    Welcome Reception Sponsor

    Infinera Corporation at SubOptic 2023
  • Supporting Sponsor



    jsa at SubOptic 2023

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are almost sold out. A few high impact networking sponsorship opportunities remain. 

If you want to position your brand and company as a leader in the subsea industry, contact Adam Ball now to discuss remaining positions. or book a meeting

Download a copy of the 2022 sponsorship prospectus now

Remember SubOptic only comes around every 3 years, lock your position in early, premium packages sell fast


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See you 13-16 March 2023 in Bangkok