VP, External Relations, Quintillion
Kristina Woolston, Vice President External Relations, is a leader in the fields of external relations, government and community relations with more than 20 years’ experience in Alaska Native Corporation management, federal and state government advocacy, international resource development, government contracting, international trade and telecommunications. Kristina has successfully managed media, regulatory, community, government and stakeholder relations for Quintillion, a start-up company transitioning from design and construction to operations and system expansion.
Kristina earned a Bachelor’s degree in Government from Dartmouth College. She is former Chair of the Native American Contractors Association, and a board member of Junior Achievement and Breast Cancer Focus Alaska. Kristina was recognized as a Top 40 Under 40 in Alaska, and Native American Top 40 Under 40 nationwide.
Topical Session 1: Submarine Cable - The Next Phase of Undersea and Terrestrial Networks—"New Routes, Destinations and New Technologies!”
Monday, 22 January 2018
The Quintillion Subsea Cable System is a tremendous accomplishment. The head of Quintillion's external relations proposes to present an overview of the construction, engineering, design and permitting necessary to construct Quintillion's 1200 km subsea cable in the North American Arctic, connecting Nome to Prudhoe Bay, with branches into Nome, Kotzebue, Point Hope, Wainwright, and Barrow, Alaska. This presentation would combine both technical and logistical challenges and solutions associated with cables in the Arctic could with the economic and social benefits to the residents, existing industry, development of new industries and natural resource development, and supporting critical Arctic infrastructure.