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  • With more than 11 years’ experience in the Telecom industry Jamil’s experience includes project management, business development, sales and procurement. Jamil started working on submarine cables 8 years ago when he was with Orange. He was Management Committee and subcommittees chair on different submarine More
  • Larry is the Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Seaborn. He previously served as CEO, board member and one of the owners of the parent company of Global Marine Systems Ltd., one of the world’s largest fleets of cable ships and a leading installer of submarine fiber optic cable systems. Larry led the More
  • Mehmet enjoys being part of a team which builds massive scale network and datacenter infrastructure. He has built large scale critical dns systems for Microsoft (AzureDNS), ICANN(L-Root) and helped deliver Windows 10 to hundreds of millions of users world-wide in August 2015 as well as clean millions of malware More
  • Member of the board
    Member of the Board, NxtVn Networks, and CEO of Assured Communications Advisors International (ACA Intl).  Joel Ogren is a Senior Information Systems Executive with over thirty-five years of experienced leadership and management with national and international telecom operations and programs on behalf of More
  • Chair
    Seasoned executive with 30 years of experience in the telecommunications field, Yves is the Chairman of the Management Committee of ACE (Africa Coast to Europe) cable, one of the most challenging cables being deployed along the West Africa Coast. Since 2013, Yves is President of the SubOptic Executive Committee More
  • Product Strategy & Marketing Director
    Olivier Courtois is Director Product Strategy & Marketing for Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN).   In 1998, he joined Alcatel and led system design activities for WDM product development on 10/40/100Gb/s & repeater/ROADM technologies during almost 10 years. He joined the submarine division in 2007 as product More
  • Chief Sales & Marketing Officer
      Paul Gabla is Chief Sales & Marketing Officer of Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) since September 2016.   Paul is a highly respected executive with over 28 years’ experience in the Telecommunications, Aerospace and Defence industries. Prior to coming back to ASN, where he worked until the More
  • Chief Executive Officer
    Mr. Witteman has been founder and CEO of the AMS-IX Company since it was formed in 2000. In that capacity he was one of the founders of Euro-IX, a platform for European Internet exchanges. Before, Mr. Witteman joined AMS-IX, he was a founding board member of the AMS-IX Association that was formed in 1997. He is also More
  • Principal
    Andrew Kloeden, Principal at Analysys Mason, specialises in matters relating to data centres and cloud computing. He has led most of Analysys Mason’s recent work in this area, advising telecoms operators, Internet companies and governments. He also has extensive experience in commercial due diligence and M&A More
  • Sales & Marketing Director
    Artur has been Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of Angola Cables since 2013. With more than 17 years of experience as a Sales Management professional, Artur leads the Operator and Retail accounts, having developed and implemented highly effective sales activities.   An expert at the development of sales in More
  • CEO
         Nigel Bayliff joined Aqua Comms in October 2016, having previously provided consultancy services to global telecoms companies through SIN Medida Limited, a consultancy business he established in 2008 to capitalize on his experience over 25 years of senior technical, operational and executive More
  • Director of Portfolio Solutions
    Brian Lavallée is Senior Director of Portfolio Solutions Marketing with global responsibility for Ciena’s Packet, 5G, Cable MSO, and Submarine network solutions. He has over 20 years of telecommunications experience with previous roles in Product Line Management, Systems & Network Engineering, Research & More
  • Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
    From 1982 until joining Ciena, he was employed at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, where he last held the position of Assistant Leader of the Optical Communications Technology Group.  He is an IEEE Fellow, was ranked by at #1 in their listing of top CTOs for 2012/2013, and was the recipient of the IEEE More
  • VP Wholesale
    Tim Passingham is the Vice President of Colt Technology Services’ wholesale business. Tim leads the team of providing over Euro500million of telecommunications services to the World’s largest telecommunications carriers, cloud & data centre providers, and internet service providers.
  • Executive Board Member
    Ivo A. Ivanov is Executive Board Member of the DE-CIX International Corporation, Chief Strategy Officer of the DE-CIX Group and Vice President Strategy DE-CIX North America Inc. The DE-CIX Group operates Internet exchanges on four continents around the globe, including the world largest interconnection fabric DE-CIX More
  • Partner
    Mike is one of the lead telecoms partners at global law firm DLA Piper LLP. His interest in the sector dates back to 1998-9 when he was placed on secondment to OFTEL, as it then-was, advising on international telecoms regulation. The legal guide Chambers and Partners says of him that “[he] produces punchy and More
  • Global Optical Network Architect
    Dr. Grubb is currently a Global Optical Architect at Facebook, overseeing the build of several new open submarine cable systems and introducing new optical technologies.  Prior to Facebook, he was a Fellow at Infinera where he directed work on next generation Photonic Integrated optical and network technologies. More
  • Global Network Acquisition
    Chris George is the Lead for Google's Network Acquisition Team in Africa. Prior to joining Google Chris held senior positions in medical device and surgical education companies, developed a mobile health SaaS company supporting the WHO and created one of the first mobile shopping malls for feature phones. Earlier in More
  • VP Subsea Business Group
    Scott Jackson is an accomplished leader in the submarine systems business, and has more than 31 years of experience directing teams from concept to delivery over a broad range of technology areas. In addition, he has successfully delivered large subsystems into multi-billion dollar deployments. Scott was involved More
  • Director of Connectivity
    Mike directs Interxion’s strategy, marketing and business development for the connectivity segment. With over 20 years’ experience in the communications sector, Mike has held a variety of marketing and business development roles at Colt Technology Services, Cable & Wireless and Mercury Communications More
  • Chairman & CEO
    Apostolos Kakkos is founder and CEO of LAMDA HELLIX since 2002, while in 2013 assumed also the role of Chairman of the Board. Prior to that, he had held top management positions with listed companies within the IT, Telecom and Financial Services sectors and served on the Board of Directors of companies in the More
  • Head of Submarine Infrastructure Ddevelopment
    Jean-Louis Parmentier is Head of Submarine Infrastructure Development at Liquid Telecom, developing Liquid-Sea, a new high-capacity undersea fibre-optic cable running the length of Africa’s east coast. Prior to joining Liquid Sea, Jean-Louis served as Chief Operating Officer at SEACOM during the launch of More
  • Partner
    Andrew Lipman – Senior Partner and Chair, Telecommunications, Media & Technology Practice, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP   Andy Lipman practices in most aspects of telecommunications law and related fields, including regulatory, transactional, litigation, legislative, and land use. Andy’s clients in the More
  • Lead Network Architect, Submarine Network Division
    Eduardo F. Mateo received his Ph.D. degree in physics in 2005.  He was Research Scientist at the CREOL-Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers Orlando FL, USA) until 2009.  At CREOL, he conducted pioneering research in optical fiber communications. In 2009, he joined NEC Laboratories America More
  • CEO
      Gil Santaliz is the Founder and Managing Member of New Jersey Fiber Exchange (NJFX), as well as the visionary behind developing NJFX as North America’s preeminent international hub for subsea communications, interconnecting many international carriers across three continents with multiple More
  • Founder & CEO
    Khaled N. Sedrak is a continuous entrepreneur with passion for creating disruptive extraordinary-value ventures. His accumulated experience in large-scale global ICT-infrastructure projects, coupled with his true believe in open access philosophy, made him a common guest and speaker in many international conferences More
  • Founder & CEO
    Sunil Tagare is the CEO of OpenCables, Inc., a company focused on building submarine cables around the world.  Currently, OpenCables is working on 2 projects:  Brexit-1, a submarine cable linking Marseille to New York and also landing in Portugal and Azores.  The second cable is called Sing-India-Sing More
  • CEO
    His previous positions in the Orange Group have included Director of France Telecom Long Distance Marketing, then COO and CEO of Etrali in trading and financial services from 2007, before becoming Managing Director of the Paris B2B sector and President of Orange Event Solutions in 2009. He joined Telmex in 1995 More
  • Senior VP
    Drawing on global telecommunications industry experience and a passion for new technologies, Jean-Luc Vuillemin heads Orange International Networks Infrastructures & Services organization.   Jean-Luc’s Orange career covers more than twenty years and a series of technical leadership roles directing French More
  • COO
    Mr. George Nikoloudis currently holds the position of OTEGLOBE’s COO, while from February 2006 he held the position of OTEGLOBE’s Director of Voice Sales Services. Being responsible for the development and promotion of Voice Services to Greek & international carriers, he contributed in upgrading the More
  • VP Sales Europe & APAC
    Shimon Levany is VP Sales Europe & APAC in Padtec since early 2017. Prior to Padtec, he was with Xtera Communications for 5 years, and prior to that – with ECI Telecom. With over 20 years’ experience in the Telecom Industry, Shimon has held a variety of Marketing, Product Management, Sales and Business More
  • Managing Partner and Geneal Manager
    Pioneer Consulting and ICPC
    Keith Schofield has worked in the submarine cable industry since 1981. Initially working in optical cable development, process development and qualification, he moved on to project management at STC Submarine Systems. Later, Keith joined Cable & Wireless Network Services, handling design and implementation More
  • CEO
    Protto, born in Milan in 1967, MBA from Bocconi University and Master in Information Technology, comes from T-Systems International GmbH (Deutsche Telekom Group) where he held various positions starting 2002 in the telecommunications business for the B2B segment, and in 2010 was named COO, Telecommunications Services More
  • Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    Alessandro Talotta has been appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sparkle, respectively  in July 2015 and in December 2014. Previously, he was Executive Officer at Telecom Italia National Wholesale Services. A computer scientist with a strong business administration expertise, Alessandro has More
  • VP Line of Business IP & Data
    Giuseppe Valentino leads the marketing and product management team for data services in  Sparkle. He joined the company in 2003 and he has held senior positions within sales, product management and innovation departments.From 1996 to 2002 he worked for GTS/Ebone, a pioneer in IP and cross-border fiber backbones More
  • Region Asia, Africa and Middle East Head of Sales IP & Data
    With more than 30 years’ experience in the telecommunication arena in different positions, Pasquale has recently been appointed as Head of Sales IP&Data for Asia, Africa and Middle East in TI Sparkle. In TI Sparkle since 2007, he has been in charge of Business Innovation, working on innovative projects such as More
  • Senior Manager International Network Development
    Christos Holevas has almost 20 years of experience in the management and development of global wholesale telecoms network infrastructures, as well as an in-depth understanding of the regional market conditions and regulatory issues that shape this industry. In his current role as Senior Manager of Network Development More
  • CTO
    Carlos joined Telxius from Telefónica Business Solutions in April 2016, where he had held the position of IP & Capacity Operations Director since October 2013. In his new role as CTO at Telxius, Carlos is leading the management of  the entire technology portfolio including planning, design, development and More
  • CCO
    Stuart has worked in the telecoms industry for 16 years, starting his career with Eircom in 1996.  Since then has worked for Czech Telecom, Telefonica, Tele Denmark, GTS as CEO of Euroweb, for the Turk Telekom Group and as CSO of Turk Telekom International since 2013 August. His current position at Turk Telekom More
  • Market Development Director
    Pal has a MSC degree on Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Budapest and an MBA degree from Budapest University of Economic Sciences. He worked for 10 years at Ericsson in various positions, including the Global Installation Engineering process owner position and also different marketing, and sales More
  • Chief Marketing Officer & VP, International Business
    Mike has worked for WIOCC since its initiation in 2008 through to its establishment as one of the leading wholesale telcos in Africa. Mike’s responsibilities cover both Marketing and International Sales/Business Development. As a member of the Executive team, he is also closely involved in the running of the More
  • CTO
      Tony joined Xtera in 2004 initially managing Marketing and Proposals for terminal equipment and upgrades and then responsible for products such as Repeaters and Branching Units, and now serves as CTO.   Tony started work at BT’s Research labs investigating cable problems and then moved to Alcatel More




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