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2018 Agenda

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PRE EVENT: MONDAY 9 JULY 2018

6:00pm 
WELCOME RECEPTION
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DAY ONE: TUESDAY 10 JULY 2018

8:00am
REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING BREAKFAST
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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 cabkeitle terminal hub?

Moderator: Tim Stronge, VP- Research, TELEGEOGRAPHY
Willem Marais, Group Chief Business Development Officer, LIQUID TELECOM
Pierre-Louis de Guillebon, CEO, ORANGE INTERNATIONAL CARRIERS
Byron Clatterbuck, CEO, SEACOM
Andrew McGrath, SVP of Connectivity, VODAFONE CARRIER SERVICES

10:00am – 10:30am 
COFFEE AND NETWORKING BREAK
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10:30am – 11:15am
PRESENTATIONS: CABLE UPDATES - NEW CABLES LAUNCHED OR LAUNCHING IN 2018/2019 

Case study 1: PEACE
Mohamed Nasr, PCCW Senior Consultant, PEACE

Case study 2: MAREA
Enrique Valdés, VP, Cable Sales, Northern Region, TELXIUS

Case study 3: IRELAND-FRANCE
Mike Cunningham, CEO, CROSSLAKE FIBRE

Case study 4: ELLALINK
Philippe Dumont, CEO, EULILINK 

11:15am – 11:30am
ANALYST UPDATE FROM TELEGEOGRAPHY
Tim Stronge, VP- Research, TELEGEOGRAPHY

11:30am - 11:45am
MARKET UPDATES - MARSEILLE AND MOMBASSA
Mike Hollands, Director, Market Development & Strategy, INTERXION
Ranjith Cherickel, Founder & CEO, ICOLO 

11:45am – 12:30pm
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 
Moderator: Andrew Lipman, Partner, MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP
Nigel Bayliff, CEO, AQUACOMMS
Keith Shaw, Business Development EMEA, EQUINIX
Steve Grubb, Global Optical Architecture, FACEBOOK
Dave Crowley, Senior Director of Global Network Acquisition Group, MICROSOFT
Mohamed Nasr, AVP, Cable Development, EMEA, PCCW GLOBAL
Larry  Schwartz, CEO, SEABORN NETWORKS

12:30pm – 1:30pm

NETWORKING LUNCH

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

1:30pm – 1:50pm
SDM1 - more details to follow
Olivier Courtois, Director, Product Strategy & Marketing, ALCATEL SUBMARINE NETWORKS

1:50pm – 2:00pm
BOOSTING BANDWIDTH THROUGH NEXT GENERATION DESIGN CAPACITIES
Ying SUN, Senior Director of Solution Department, HUAWEI MARINE NETWORKS

2:00pm – 2:10pm
SQUEEZING BLOOD FROM THE SANDS
In this showcase we explain the array of techniques that can be used to squeeze out the last life blood of the internet – which is, of course, optical capacity – from the sand that makes up the optical fiber.
Geoff Bennett, Director of Solutions & Technology, INFINERA

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 AND 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?
Moderator: Phil Collerton, Chief Revenue Officer, UPTIME INSTITUTE 
Ivo Ivanov, CEO, DE-CIX
Mike Hollands, Director, Market Development & Strategy, INTERXION
Apostolos Kakkos, Chairman & CEO, LAMDA HELLIX
Giuseppe Sini, Head of International Business, RETELIT
Giuseppe Valentino, VP Line of Business IP & Data, SPARKLE

3:45pm - 4:20pm
INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLES
To confirm your attendance at a roundtable, please email Frances Booth on frances.booth@capacitymedia.com

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
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6:30pm
COCKTAIL PARTY
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DAY TWO: WEDNESDAY 11 JULY 2018

8:30am
NETWORKING BREAKFAST
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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?
Moderator: Andrew Lipman, Partner, MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP
Paul Gabla, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, ALCATEL SUBMARINE NETWORKS
Richard Lukaj, Senior Managing Director, BANK STREET GROUP LLC
Mike Conradi, Partner, DLA PIPER

10:30am – 11:00am
COFFEE AND NETWORKING BREAK
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11:00am – 11:30am
PRESENTATIONS: CABLE UPDATES - UPDATES ON CABLES SYSTEMS IN OPERATION

Case study 1: AAE-1
Loucas Balis, AAE1 MC Chair, AAE1 CONSORTIUM 

11:30am – 11:45am

EUROPEAN COMMISSION ADDRESS: REALISING A DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET THROUGH EXPANDING HIGH-CAPACITY INFRASTRUCTURE
Thomas Kuepper, Scientific and Technical Policy Officer Broadband and Submarine Cables, EUROPEAN COMMISSION

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? 
Moderator: Natalie Bannerman, Reporter, CAPACITY MEDIA
Keith Schofield, General Manager, ICPC
Christos Holevas, Network Development – Global Network Services, TATA COMMUNICATIONS 


12:30pm – 2:00pm
NETWORKING LUNCH

3:30pm
End of Subsea EMEA 2018

 



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