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A SNEAK PREVIEW OF THE SUBSEA EMEA 2018 AGENDA

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 Relaxed & informal attire is welcomed at Subsea EMEA 2018

 

PRE-EVENT – MONDAY 9 JULY 2018 

6:00pm
Welcome reception sponsored by INTERXION

DAY ONE – TUESDAY 10 JULY 2018

8:00am
Registration & networking breakfast

9:10am
WELCOME ADDRESS FROM THE MAYOR OF MARSEILLE

9:15am -10:00am
THE EMEA: FUELLING THE INTERNATIONAL SUBSEA MARKET WITH NEW ROUTES, NEW INNOVATIONS & NEW TECHNOLOGIES

Identifying future routes through the EMEA and their offerings to the regional & international telecoms market   

Serving the unserved – what markets are lacking connectivity & who is looking to rectify this with new routes?

Legacy networks – how critical is it to upgrade & modernise these cables in order for them to cope under growing bandwidth demands?

As the subsea cable boom continues to gain momentum, how will new technologies and advances such as 5G & the Subsea Internet of Things help steer the industry into the digital age?

The Nordics – an emerging European subsea cable terminal hub?

10:00am – 10:30am
Networking & coffee break

10:30am – 11:15am
PRESENTATIONS: CABLE UPDATES - NEW CABLES APPROACHING THEIR 2018/2019 LAUNCH DATE

Case study 1: MAREA

Case study 2: IRELAND-FRANCE

Case study 3: DARE

Case study 4: GULF2AFRICA

Case Study 4: ELLALINK

11:15am – 11:30am
ANALYST UPDATE FROM TELEGEOGRAPHY

11:30am – 12:15pm
THE NEW CONSORTIUM – FOREVER ALTERING THE TRADITIONAL SUBSEA CABLE BUSINESS MODEL?

Are we set to see the end of the operator dominated cable consortium as content & cloud giants play an ever more pivotal role in new cable builds?

Identifying key takeaways from recent carrier & content/cloud partnerships and how we can apply these to similar future projects

How are the likes of AWS, Facebook, Google & Microsoft set to encourage other companies with high capacity demands to invest in their own networks?

Predicting what the submarine cable consortium of tomorrow will look like

12:15pm – 1:30pm
Networking lunch

TECHNICAL FOCUS
A selection of presentations introducing the advancing technologies & solutions entering the submarine cable market

1:30pm – 1:50pm
EXTENDING SUBSEA CABLE CAPABILITIES THROUGH SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKS

1:50pm – 2:00pm
BOOSTING BANDWIDTH THROUGH NEXT GENERATION DESIGN CAPACITIES

2:00pm – 2:10pm
CONSTRUCTING HIGHLY CONFIGURABLE SUBMARINE SYSTEMS

2:10pm – 2:20pm
SCALING CAPACITY FOR THE CLOUD THROUGH SUBSEA SOLUTIONS

2:20pm – 2:30pm
ACHIEVING HIGH PERFORMING LEGACY NETWORKS THROUGH BESPOKE PLATFORM APPLICATIONS

2:30pm – 3:00pm
Coffee & networking break

3:00pm – 3:45pm
INTERCONNECTION-RICH DATA CENTRES – BRINGING THE DIGITAL EDGE TO THE SUBSEA CABLE

Identifying the key interconnection points for cables to land for subsea cable optimisation and seamless traffic flow

What does the roadmap look like for take-up of direct connection into data centres for submarine cables in developing regions?    

Analysing the cost factor – what costs are incurred through terminating in data centres over the traditional cable landing stations

How are data centres moving to the edge allowing subsea networks to become more dynamic and prepared for the capacity demands put upon them?

Ensuring transparency about the potential risks – what are they and how can we mitigate them?

3:45pm - 4:20pm
INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLES

ROUNDTABLE 1: TURNING THE CAPACITY OFF - PLANNING FOR SUBMARINE CABLE RETIREMENT

ROUNDTABLE 2: REACHING A COHESIVE REGULATORY FRAMEWORK FOR SUBSEA CABLE ROUTING

4:20pm  – 4:30pm
CLOSING REMARKS & SUMMARIES FROM ROUNDTABLE TEAM LEADERS

Each interactive roundtable team leader will present their tables conclusions and findings back to the conference room. 

4:30pm – 6:00pm
Evening drinks reception sponsored by ALCATEL SUBMARINE NETWORKS

6:30pm
Cocktail party sponsored by ORANGE INTERNATIONAL CARRIERS

DAY TWO – WEDNESDAY 11 JULY 2018

8:30am
Networking breakfast

9:30am – 10:30am
FORMULATING A FINANCING METHOD FOR SUBSEA CABLE MODEL OPTIMISATION

Why do some financing structures work better for certain markets and routes than others?

Can there ever be a ‘one solution fits all’ & if so what would that look like?  

Examining fundamental prerequisites for financers

A review of financing models and how they worked effectively for their cable build  

Maximising revenue whilst covering the risk – how can you reach a subsea cable build equilibrium? 

10:30am – 11:00am
Coffee & Networking break

11:00am – 11:30am
PRESENTATIONS: CABLE UPDATES - UPDATES ON CABLES SYSTEMS IN OPERATION

1.     Case Study 1: SEA-ME-WE 5

2.     Case Study 2: AAE-1

11:30am – 11:45am
EUROPEAN COMMISSION ADDRESS: REALISING A DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET THROUGH EXPANDING HIGH-CAPACITY INFRASTRUCTURE

11:45am – 12:30pm
EVADING HOT WATERS – SECURING SUBSEA INFRASTRUCTURE FROM ATTACK

The evolving threat – how are the risks changing as global economies mature & become more reliant on international connectivity?


The distribution of accountability – where do the responsibilities in security lie?   


Identifying collaborative initiatives in hardening network infrastructure


Research & Development – how confident is the industry on recent developments in potential future security solutions?  

12:30pm – 2:00pm
Networking lunch

3:30pm
End of Subsea EMEA 2018  

 



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