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2017 Agenda



6:00pm
WELCOME DRINKS RECEPTION

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8:00am
REGISTRATION & NETWORKING BREAKFAST 


9:30am-10:15am
OPENING KEYNOTE PANEL DISCUSSION: EXPLORING THE OUTCOMES AND OFFERINGS OF NEW AND DIVERSE GLOBAL SUBSEA CABLE ROUTES

The submarine cable market is changing and with that come new demands. New cable projects, whether they are in the planning stages or under construction, are all tasked with the common aim to service the market with greater bandwidth, lower latency and built connectivity levels between unserved and major markets.

- An update on cables that are currently under construction or approaching their launch date
- Examining the driving forces behind the selection of these new routes
- What do the new routes offer in the way of meeting capacity and low latency demands?
- What are the innovative routes of tomorrow and who’s going to be leading theway?

Moderator:
Brian Lavallee, Director of Portfolio Solutions, CIENA
Nigel BayliffCEO, AQUA COMMS
Pierre-Louis de Guillebon, CEO, ORANGE INTERNATIONAL CARRIERS
Larry Schwartz, CEO, SEABORN NETWORKS
Alessandro Talotta, CEO, SPARKLE 

10:15am – 10:45am
PRESENTATION: OPTIMISING SUBSEA CABLE NETWORKS THROUGH INNOVATIVE COLLABORATIONS

The submarine industry is experiencing the same openness movement as our terrestrial networking brethren. This unstoppable movement will and is changing how submarine networks are designed, built, and operated going forward and opens new business and technology options previously unavailable in legacy (closed) submarine network systems. This presentation discusses how submarine cable operators can benefit from open submarine cable networks and why it is a positive movement for both vendors and cable operators alike.

Stephen Alexander,
 CTO, CIENA

10:45am-11:15am
NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK  

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11:15am-12:00pm
PANEL DISCUSSION: HOW ARE CONTENT & CLOUD SERVICE PROVIDERS CHANGING THE SUBMARINE LANDSCAPE?  

With demand for capacity far exceeding what the conventional carrier requires, it’s not surprising that content and cloud SPs are a crucial driver in determining what new routes get built. More so a handful of content providers are now building their own new infrastructure paths, a testament to the amount of data they are moving and their demand for capacity. What does this mean for the future of a market dominated by telecom giants? 
 
- How does investing in new subsea cables impact content & cloud service providers’ core business models? 
- What is the ideal scenario for content & cloud providers in terms of collaborating with carriers and the wider subsea community? 
- Can we expect that in the future OTTs & Cloud SPs will start selling off capacity from their network infrastructure? If so, does this mean the OTT has become the carrier and what impact will this have?  
- What future routes are content & cloud service providers’ looking to get involved in? 

Moderator: Mike Conradi, Partner, DLA PIPER
Dr Steve Grubb
, Global Optical Network Architect, FACEBOOK
Shimon Levany, VP Sales Europe & APAC, PADTEC
Carlos Dasi, CTO, TELXIUS CABLE
Mehmet Akcin, Global Network Planning, OATH

12:00pm – 1:00pm
PRESENTATIONS: CABLE UPDATES - CABLE OWNERS PRESENT TO THE MARKET 

Case study 1: Liquid Sea Cable
Jean-Louis Parmentier, Head of Submarine Infrastructure Development, LIQUID TELECOM

Case Study 2: AAE-1 Cable
Jamil Al Koussa, International Business Development, Sales and Procurement, OMANTEL

Case Study 3: Brexit-1 Cable   
Sunil Tagaie
, Founder & CEO, 
 OPENCABLES

Case Study 4: SEA-ME-WE 5  
Pasquale Fiorillo, Region Asia, Africa and Middle East Head of Sales IP & Data, SPARKLE  
Pal Beres, Market Development Director, TURK TELEKOM INTERNATIONAL


1:00pm-2:00pm
NETWORKING LUNCH

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2:00pm – 2:45pm

PANEL DISCUSSION: THE MEDITERRANEAN: THE NEXT BIGGEST SUBSEA CABLE PATHWAY?

Sitting between the great landmasses of Europe and Africa, the Mediterranean is perfectly positioned to act as a corridor for international subsea cable communications. Looking forward, the panel discussion will address what untapped opportunities the Med has to offer and how the region will evolve, expand and engage with the wider international subsea community
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- As a critical connectivity hub, what role is Marseille set to play in the Mediterranean subsea market?    
- How does the Med measure to other booming subsea cable regions?
- How have SEA-ME-WE 5 and AAE-1 set the tone for future investment in the Med? 
- Projecting future routes in the Mediterranean

Moderator: 
Jason McGee-Abe, Editorr, CAPACITY MAGAZINE
Ivo Ivanov,
Executive Board Member, DE-CIX INTERNATIONAL AG
Delphine Masciopinto, CCO, FRANCE-IX
George Nikoloudis, COO, OTEGLOBE
Federico Protto, CEO, RETELIT
Giuseppe Valentino, VP Line of Business IP & DataSPARKLE
Stuart Evers, CCO, TURK TELEKOM INTERNATIONAL


2:45pm – 3:15pm
NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

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3:15pm – 3:45pm
LEGAL ADDRESS: INNOVATION IN SUBMARINE CONTRACTING 

Mike Conradi,
Partner, DLA PIPER


3:45pm – 4:00pm
ANALYST INSIGHT: GLOBAL MARKET DYNAMICS

Keith Schofield, Managing Consultant and Director of Submarine Networks, PIONEER CONSULTING

 

 

 
2:00pm – 2:45pm

PANEL DISCUSSION: UPGRADING THE NETWORK – THE ROLE OF SDN IN THE MOVE TO A MORE OPEN AND FLEXIBLE SUBSEA CABLE ECOSYSTEM

It’s not new news that networks face a continued struggle to keep up with the capacity that is demanded of them. The market feeling is that software-defined networks will revolutionise the existing subsea infrastructure. SDN’s aim to upgrade the networks from being rigid and unprepared for the challenges put upon them to be more flexible and prepared.  

- What is the current position of the industry when it comes to SDN deployment?
- What does SDN really offer in the way of extending the capabilities of the network?
- What part does SDN play in building a Network-as-a-service (NaaS) platform?
- What does the future look like for SDN architecture

Moderator: Adrian Baschnonga, Associate Director, EY
Tim Passingham
, VP Wholesale
COLT TECHNOLOGY SERVICES
Frederic Dufal, 
VP Marketing, Strategy and Development, ORANGE INTERNATIONAL CARRIERS 


2:45pm -3:15pm
NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK 

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3:15pm – 3:45pm
PRESENTATION: POWERING CLOUD SCALE SUBSEA NETWORKS

What does cloud scale mean for Subsea? Will investments meet demands of connectivity with a path to open programmable cloud networking? How can Subsea owners get the most value from their investment?  This session will explore answers to these topical issues.

Scott Jackson, VP Subsea Business Group, INFINERA



4:00pm
DRINKS RECEPTION

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7:00pm
COCKTAIL PARTY

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9:00am
NETWORKING BREAKFAST


9:30am – 10:15am
PANEL DISCUSSION: EXTENDING THE LIFESPAN OF CABLES – THE BEST WAY TO OPTIMISE CABLE INVESTMENT?

Submarine cables are built tolast: well, for 25 years so it’s thought. With so many cables reaching this milestone age it forces cable operators to open up discussion to make the fundamental decision of what to donext.

- In regards to best use of time, impact on the customer and maximising ROI, to what degree is extending the lifespan of a cable the most economical decision for a cable operator? 
- What challenges do extending a cables lifespan over building a new one from scratch raise for the owners of submarine cables?
- When is building a cable from scratch the more effective alternative?
- How much does concern for the environment and taking the green approach play into the decision making process? 

Moderator: Thomas KüpperScientific and Technical Policy Officer, EUROPEAN COMMISSION 
Paul Gabla,
Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, ALCATEL SUBMARINE NETWORKS 
Joel OgrenMember of the Board, NXTVN NETWORKS
Christos Holevas, Senior Manager International Network DevelopmentTATA COMMUNICATIONS
Tony Frisch
, Chief Technical Officer, XTERA


10:15am – 11:am
PANEL DISCUSSION: DATA CENTRES & COLOCATION SERVICES – HOW ARE THEY MAKING WAVES IN SUBSEA CABLE OPTIMISATION?

With the subsea cable industry booming it has opened up a wealth of opportunity for data centres and colocation services globally to optimise the networks so they can offer the highest quality of service to their customers. This panel will address the global trends in building the highest quality cable systems and will explore how data centres and colocation services are steering the way.

- What’s changed in the way we optimise cable infrastructure and who’s setting that precedent for change? 
- How have NJFX driven behaviour state-side in disrupting the norm when itcomes to subsea cable interconnection?
- What do purpose-build data centres at submarine cable landing stations offer subsea cable owners in building high quality interconnection platforms?
- Can we predict how submarine cable optimisation will evolve by 2020?

Moderator: Andrew Kloeden, Principal, ANALYSYS MASON
Job Witteman, CEO, AMS-IX
Keith Shaw, VP Business Development, EQUINIX
Mike Hollands, Director of Connectivity, INTERXION
Apostolos Kakkos,
Chairman & CEO,  LAMDA HELLIX
Gil Santaliz, CEO, NJFX
Philippe Boissier, Strategic Business Development Director,  ZAYO

11:15am – 11:45pm

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

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11:45am – 12:00pm
PRESENTATION: AFRICA CASE STUDY- ACE CABLE UPDATE 

Yves Ruggeri,
 ChairmanACE CABLE CONSORTIUM


12:00pm – 12:50pm
PANEL DISCUSSION: AFRICA – LOOKING FORWARD - HOW IS THE CONTINENT SET TO RIDE THE WAVES AS IT GAINS INCREASED SUBSEA CABLE CONNECTIVITY?

Recent subsea cable roll outs increasing connectivity in Africa have been a key stimulator of economic growth on the continent, both for countries domestically and from a global perspective. With new cables looking to further facilitate the economic development of this emerging marketplace, the future for the continents subsea connectivity looks bright. This session will explore what the pathway looks like to increased reliable connectivity, who’ll be paving the way and what’s next for African’s digital future.  

- Reflecting on what’s already been accomplished – analysing and exploring the developments made by the EASSy and Main One submarine cable systems  
- What does the pathway to increased subsea connectivity look like on the continent? Is it all plain sailing or do rough waters lie ahead? 
- Update from Angola Cables on the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) as the first direct southern Atlantic submarine cable
- What projections can be made as we enter the next era of Africa’s digital future?  

Moderator: Andrew LipmanPartnerMORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP
Artur Mendes, CCO, ANGOLA CABLES
Chris George, Global Network AcquisitionGOOGLE
Byron Clatterbuck, CEOSEACOM
Mike Last, CMO, WIOCC


12:50pm – 1:00pm
PRESENTATION: CABLE TO CLOUD: MOVING UP THE VALUE CHAIN

Khaled SedrakFounder & CEONXTVN


1:00pm – 2:00pm
NETWORKING LUNCH


2:00pm – 2:20pm
PRESENTATION: PROBABILISTIC CONSTELLATION SHAPING – IT SOUNDS GREAT BUT WHAT DOES IT REALLY MEAN? 

March 2017 heard the news of Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks, Nokia Bells Labs and Facebook’s trialling the experimental technology of PCS. With the test proving a huge success, both in increasing capacity on fibre pairs and speeding up the network, it’s not surprising we are left wanting to know more from those who achieved this record breaking transmission.

- How does the technology of PCS work in speeding up the network? 
- Is PCS expected to have feasible commercial use? 
- Can we project the long term effect PCS will have if/when it enters the commercial market? 
- What potential challenges can we foresee with PCS?

Olivier Courtois, Product Strategy & Marketing Director, ALCATEL SUBMARINE NETWORKS


2:20pm – 2:35pm
PRESENTATION: OPEN CABLES- COMMISSIONING WITH CONFIDENCE 

Dr Eduardo Mateo, Research & EngineeringNEC


2:35pm -3:30pm
NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK 


3:30pm- 4:30pm
PANEL DISCUSSION: HOW SECURE IS OUR SUBSEA CABLE INFRASTRUCTURE? - ASSESSING THREATS AND MITIGATING RISKS

The 21st Century has become a cyber security warzone. Cyber-attacks are a threat universally posed on all of us and one that the submarine cable infrastructure is not immune to. In its extremity an attack on a submarine cable network could leave a country completely inaccessible and isolated to international connectivity. Vulnerability is obvious, mitigating the risk less so. How can vendors, operators and the whole subsea cable community educate, protect and prepare themselves to help alleviate such an impending threat?

- Identifying the threat – what is it and where is it coming from? 
- What steps should cable owners be taking to ensure a higher level of protection of their subsea infrastructure and how can operators and vendors work in unison to enhance this? 
- How optimistic are we of the technological developments of tomorrow in the fight to keep the subsea cable systems secure?
- To what extend is it possible to ever create a truly secure subsea cable network? 

Moderator: Andrew Lipman, Partner, MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP
Erick Contag, Executive ChairmanGLOBENET
Kenza Gaizi, Shopping,Trust and safety strategistGOOGLE
Keith Schofield, General Manager, INTERNATIONAL CABLE PROTECTION COMMITTEE
Stephen Dawe, Engineering & Business Development Manager, VODAFONE


4:30pm
END OF SUBSEA CONNECT 2017  

 



 
 





      

 


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