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  • AAE1 MC Chair
    Mr. Loukas Balis, holds the position of OTEGLOBE’s Product Marketing Manager, heading the Product Management D\pt., from October 2012. By joining OTEGLOBE in 2008 as Product Manager, he contributed significantly to the development of OTEGLOBE’s service portfolio in Int’l Voice and Data business, while More
  • Director, Product Strategy & Marketing
      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 More
  • Chief Sales and 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 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 roles in the More
  • Senior Managing Director
    Mr. Lukaj has more than 25 years of investment banking experience originating, structuring and executing hundreds of transactions aggregating well over $100 billion of value with companies headquartered all over the world. Mr. Lukaj is a founder of Bank Street and aspires, with his colleagues, to create a premier More
  • CEO
    Mike Cunningham is a telecommunications entrepreneur focused on subsea cable and fibre network development.  He is currently Chairman of Ireland-France Subsea Cable, Chief Executive Officer of Crosslake Fibre and on the board of Quintillion Subsea.  Previously, Mr. Cunningham was Chief Executive Officer of More
  • CEO
      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 More
  • Partner
      Mike is a specialist telecoms lawyer and a partner at global law firm DLA Piper. He is rated as one of the leading telecoms lawyers globally and is the editor of The Communications Law Handbook. He has worked on more than 40 different submarine cable matters over more than 20 years.
  • Business Development EMEA
    A senior International Telecommunication Specialist who earned his post-graduate qualifications in electronics, telecommunications, business, marketing and management, Keith Shaw has over 30 years of experiences in the field of technology, business development and sales.   Currently Vice President Business More
  • Scientific and Technical Policy Officer Broadband and Submarine Cables
    Thomas Küpper currently works as a Scientific and Technical Policy Officer in the Unit Investment Opportunities in High Capacity Networks, the broadband unit at the Directorate General for Communication Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT) of the European Commission. His responsibiltiies include island More
  • Global Optical Architecture
     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 More
  • Senior Director of Solution Department
    Ying Sun, senior solution director of Huawei marine Networks Co., Ltd. From 2005 to 2008, she has been working on WDM product research and development in Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. In 2008, she joined Huawei Submarine Networks Co., Ltd., a joint venture of Huawei and Global Marine. She is familiar with the DWDM More
  • General Manager
      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 More
  • Director of Solutions & Technology
    Geoff Bennett is the Director of Solutions & Technology for Infinera, a leading manufacturer of Intelligent Transport Network solutions.  He has over 25 years of experience in the data communications industry, including IP routing with Proteon and Wellfleet; ATM and MPLS experience with FORE Systems; and optical More
  • Director, Market Development & Strategy
     Mike Hollands 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 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
  • Senior Director of Global Network Acquisition Group
    As a Microsoft Executive with a history of leading strategic teams and adept contract negotiations to include; network infrastructure (Terrestrial/Submarine Cable Systems, Metro/Long Haul Dark Fiber, Lit Services), content distribution networks, data centre relations and design, as well as internet peering/transit. In More
  • Partner
  • 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 More
  • AVP, Cable Development EMEA
    Mohamed Nasr is AVP – EMEA Cable Development at PCCW Global, with more than 16 years of experience in Telecom field, including O&M, Project Management, Business Development, Sales and Marketing. Mohamed has been involved in Submarine Cable Business since 2008, and used to be the head of International Business More
  • Head of International Business Unit
    Giuseppe Sini, degree in Electronics Engineering at “Politecnico di Milano” with a major at the Computer Science Departement at “École Nationale Superieure des Télécommunications” in Paris - France, has a significant experience in the International telecommunications market. He More
  • Chairmand & CEO
    Larry is Chairman & CEO of Seaborn Networks, a leading developer-owner-operator of subsea fiber optic cable systems, including Seabras-1 (the first direct system between the financial centers of Brazil and the US).  Larry previously served as CEO, board member and an owner of a leading installer of subsea systems More
  • CEO
    As Chief Executive Officer at SEACOM, Byron J. Clatterbuck is responsible for all aspects of the business and for leading the company in its transition to become a Pan-African communications service provider.       Byron has more than 20 years experience managing and developing telecommunication More
  • VP Line of Business IP & Data
    Giuseppe Valentino was appointed Vice President Line of Business IP & Data in February 2017. 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
  • Network Development - Global Network Services
      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 More
  • VP - Research
    Tim Stronge is Vice President of Research at TeleGeography. His areas of expertise include submarine cable networks, IP backbones, and international voice traffic. Since joining TeleGeography in 1996, Tim has served as a principal analyst in most areas of research, including network infrastructure, bandwidth More
  • Head of Northern Hemisphere Cable Sales
  • Senior Vice President & Global Head of Connectivity Business
      Earlier he was Vice President, Marketing & Strategy in EMEA for Verizon. Andrew started his telecoms career at Cable & Wireless where his last role was President of the Global Carrier division. Andrew holds an engineering degree from Surrey University and an MBA from London Business School.

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