All Program Participants

All Program Participants

  • Najam Ahmad

    Vice-President, Network Engineering, Facebook, USA

  • Ashir Ahmed

    Associate Professor, Department of Advanced Information Technology, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan

  • Miki Akiyama

    Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Graduate School of Health Management, and Graduate School of Media and Governance , Keio University, Japan

  • Melchizedek Alipio

    Ph.D. Student, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Philippines

  • Vikas Arora

    CTO, EXFO, Canada

  • Jonathan Atkin

    Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets, LLC, USA

  • John Baker

    SVP, Business Development—C-RAN, Mavenir, USA

  • Bill Barney

    Chairman & CEO, Global Cloud Xchange, and CEO & Board Director, Reliance Communications, Hong Kong SAR China

  • Christopher Baugh

    President, Northern Sky Research (NSR), USA

  • Nigel Bayliff

    CEO, Aqua Comms Management Ltd, Ireland

  • Peristera (Betty) Baziana

    Dr.-Ing. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

  • Stephan Beckert

    VP, Strategy, TeleGeography, USA

  • Fernando Beltrán

    Associate Professor, Department of Information Systems and Operations, and Co-director, DECIDE, University of Auckland, New Zealand

  • Sean Bergin

    President & Co-founder, APTelecom, Cambodia

  • Pierre-Jean Beylier

    CEO, SpeedCast, Hong Kong SAR China

  • Sibesh Bhattacharya

    Senior Infrastructure Specialist-ICT, Asian Development Bank, Philippines

  • Michael Bisaha

    Manager, Data Science, TeleGeography, USA

  • Martijn Blanken

    Group Managing Director and Chief Customer Officer, Telstra Enterprise, Australia

  • Debra Brask

    VP, Project and Program Management, TE SubCom, USA

  • Kent Bressie

    Partner & Head, International Practice, Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis, LLP, USA

  • Jacques Breton

    SVP, Sales & Business Development, Arianespace, Inc., France

  • Sagi Brody

    CTO, Webair, USA

  • Matt Bross

    Executive Chairman, LB Networks/OcularIP, USA

  • Dean Bubley

    Founder, Disruptive Analysis, United Kingdom

  • Wayne Buente

    Associate Professor, University of Hawaii, Manoa, USA

  • Lionel Carter

    Professor, Antarctic Research Center, Victoria University, New Zealand

  • Vinton Cerf

    VP & Chief Internet Evangelist, Google, USA

  • Narinder Chhibber

    Secretary General, Pacific Telecommunications Council, India Foundation, India

  • Abhijit Chitambar

    Principal Product & Technology Manager, Infinera, USA

  • Sureel Choksi

    President and CEO, Vantage Data Centers, USA

  • Mark Chun

    Director, Center for Applied Research, the Denney Academic Chair, & Associate Professor, Information Systems, Graziadio School of Business and Management, Pepperdine University, USA

  • Todd Coleman

    CEO and President, eStruxture Data Centers, USA

  • Steve Collar

    CEO, SES Networks, Netherlands

  • Erick Contag

    CEO, GlobeNet, USA

  • Robert "Bert" Crinks

    President, 89Degree Networks, LLC, USA

  • Gregg Daffner

    CEO, GapSat and, President, APSCC

  • Mark Dankberg

    CEO & Chairman of the Board, ViaSat, Inc., USA

  • Stuart Daughtridge

    VP, Advanced Technology, Kratos Technology and Training Solutions, Kratos , USA

  • Donnie Defreitas

    Project Director, Pacific ICT Regulatory Resource Centre (PiRRC), Fiji

  • Chris Downie

    CEO, Peak 10 + ViaWest, USA

  • Bruce Drake

    Councilor, Village of Belcarra, Canada

  • Andrew Dugan

    CTO, Level 3 Communications, USA

  • Amr Eid

    CEO, Gulf Bridge International (GBI) Inc., United Arab Emirates

  • Mohamed El-Moghazi

    Studies Director, National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) of Egypt, Egypt

  • Bruce Elbert

    Founder & President, Application Technology Strategy, LLC., USA

  • Vincent English

    CEO, Megaport, Australia

  • Graham Evans

    Managing Director, Global Subsea Cable Business, EGS Survey Group, Hong Kong SAR China

  • Bo Ewald

    President, D-Wave Systems Inc., Canada

  • Tony Fallows

    VP, Global Sales & Operations, Versa Networks, USA

  • Bill Fathers

    Senior Operating Partner, Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners, USA

  • Clifford Federspiel

    Founder, President & CTO, Vigilent, USA

  • Peter Feldman

    CEO & Principal, DataGryd Data Centers, LLC, USA

  • Jeff Ferry

    Director, Goldman Sachs Specialty Lending Group, USA

  • Elizabeth Fife

    Associate Professor, Technical Communications, and Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California, USA

  • Michelle Finneran Dennedy

    VP & Chief Privacy Officer, Cisco, USA

  • João Pedro Flecha de Lima

    CEO, EllaLink, Brazil

  • Robert Frieden

    Pioneers Chair and Professor, Telecommunications and Law, Pennsylvania State University, USA

  • Hanen Garcia

    Global Telco Solutions Manager , Red Hat, Canada

  • Jezzibell Gilmore

    SVP, Business Development, PacketFabric, USA

  • Tara Giunta

    Partner, Paul Hastings, LLP, USA

  • Kristina Gjerde

    Senior High Seas Policy Advisor, Global Marine and Polar Program, International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and Adjunct Professor, Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Monterey, Canada

  • Gordon Gow

    Associate Professor, Communication & Director, Graduate Program, Communications and Technology, University of Alberta, Canada

  • Carl Grivner

    CEO, Colt Technology Services, United Kingdom

  • Jenna Grzeslo

    Ph.D. Student, Pennsylvania State University, USA

  • Kalpak Gude

    President, Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA), USA

  • Eric Gutshall

    Founder & CEO, Global Head, Asset & Capacity Sales, United Undersea Cable, USA

  • Marc Halbfinger

    CEO, PCCW Global, Hong Kong SAR China

  • Anis Hamidati

    Ph.D. Student, Communication and Information Science, University of Hawaii, Manoa, USA

  • David Helfgott

    President & CEO, Phasor, Inc., USA

  • Steve Helvie

    VP, Channel, Open Compute Project (OCP), Hong Kong SAR China

  • John Paul (JP) Hemingway

    EVP, Product, Marketing & Strategy, SES Networks, USA

  • Timothy Hewitt

    Legal Director, Asia and the U.S., Colt Technologies Services, Japan

  • John Hibbard

    CEO, Hibbard Consulting Pty Ltd, Australia

  • Christina Higa

    Associate Director, Telecommunications and Social Informatics Research Program, and Co-director, Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center, Social Science Research Institute (SSRI), University of Hawai’i, USA

  • Jonathan Hjembo

    Senior Analyst, TeleGeography, USA

  • Stephen Ho

    CEO, CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited, Hong Kong SAR China

  • Vincent Hoang

    Chief Information Security Officer, Office of Enterprise Technology Services, State of Hawaii, USA

  • Ian Hood

    Chief Technologist - Global Telco, Red Hat, USA

  • Bob Horton

    Communications Consultant, Horton Consulting, Australia

  • Erwin Hudson

    Vice President, Telesat LEO, Canada

  • Heather Hudson

    Affiliate Professor, Communication Policy, Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska, Anchorage, USA

  • Jodi Ito

    Information Security Officer, University of Hawaii, Manoa, USA

  • Sung Wook Ji

    Assistant Professor, Media communications Division, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Republic of Korea

  • Zhiye Jin

    Ph.D. Candidate, Management Science and Engineering, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Peoples Rep. of China

  • Toshiya Jitsuzumi

    Professor, Policy Studies, Chuo University, Japan

  • Jukka-Pekka Joensuu

    Executive Advisor, Cinia Group Oy, Finland

  • Chris Johnson

    President, Boeing Satellite Systems International, Inc., Space & Missile Systems, USA

  • Andrew Jordan

    Executive Director, President & CEO, AsiaSat, Hong Kong SAR China

  • Scott Jordan

    Professor, Computer Science, University of California, Irvine, USA

  • Zaid Ali Kahn

    Senior Director, Infrastructure, LinkedIn, USA

  • Karthik Kailasam

    Solutions Architect, Global Solutions, Vertiv, USA

  • Richard Keck

    Co-founder, Macmillan Keck, USA

  • Gary Kim

    Founder, Spectrum Futures

  • Jiwhan Kim

    Doctoral Student, School of Business and Technology Management, College of Business, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea

  • Seong Cheol Kim

    Professor, School of Media and Communication, Korea University, Republic of Korea

  • Leslie Klein

    President & CEO, C-COM Satellite Systems Inc., Canada

  • Nir Kshetri

    Research Fellow, Kobe University, and Professor, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, USA

  • Chad Lamb

    Chief Systems Architect, XKL, LLC, USA

  • Brian Lavallée

    Senior Director, Portfolio Solutions, Ciena, Canada

  • Phill Lawson-Shanks

    Chief Architect & VP, Innovation, EdgeConneX, USA

  • Johanne Lecomte

    VP, Sales and Business Development, Thales Alenia Space, USA

  • Conan Lee

    Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle, USA

  • Wing Lee

    CEO, YTL Communications, Malaysia

  • Marc Lipton

    Research Director, Pacific ICT Regulatory Resource Centre (PiRRC), Fiji

  • Eric Liu

    Executive Vice President, Pacific Light Data Communication, Hong Kong SAR China

  • Timothy Logue

    Senior Director, Sales and Business Development, Thales Alenia Space, USA

  • Richard Lukaj

    Senior Managing Director, Bank Street Group, USA

  • Imran Malik

    VP, Fixed Data, Asia-Pacific, SES Networks, Singapore

  • Maria Massaro

    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Technology Management and Economics, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

  • Taisei Matsumoto

    Founder & CEO, Good Person, Inc., Japan

  • Paul Mazzucco

    SVP & Chief Security Officer, TierPoint, USA

  • Paul McCann

    Managing Director, McCann Consulting International, Australia

  • Rob McMahon

    Assistant Professor, Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta, Canada

  • William Meisel

    President, TMA Associates, USA

  • Pascal Menezes

    CTO, MEF, USA

  • Joshua Merrill

    Principle Architect, Business Services, Global Service Provider, Cisco, USA

  • Joseph Minervini

    Assistant Director, Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC), and Senior Research Engineer, Nuclear Science and Engineering Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA

  • Michael Miranda

    Assistant Professor, Information Security , University of Hawaii - West Oʻahu, USA

  • Manda More

    Ph.D. Candidate, Information Systems, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

  • David Morris

    Associate, Yamamoto Caliboso, LLLC, USA

  • Daryl Mossman

    Vice President, Marketing & Sales, SSL, USA

  • Clayton Mowry

    VP for Global Sales, Marketing & Customer Experience, Blue Origin, USA

  • J. Armand Musey

    President/Founder, Summit Ridge Group, LLC, USA

  • Frank Nagle

    Assistant Professor, Strategy, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, USA

  • Sharon Nakama

    CEO, Pacific Telecommunications Council

  • Ichiya Nakamura

    Professor, Graduate School of Media Design, Keio University, Japan

  • Narendra Narang

    Principal Solutions Specialist Architect, Red Hat, USA

  • Bruce Neilson-Watts

    Managing Director, Telecoms, Global Marine, United Kingdom

  • Wayne Nielsen

    Managing Director, WFN Strategies, USA

  • Gina Nomellini

    Chief Marketing Officer, GTT Communications, Inc., USA

  • Frank Orlowski

    VP, Corporate Development, DE-CIX International Corporation, USA

  • Andy Palmer-Felgate

    Submarine Cable Engineer, Facebook, United Kingdom

  • Tricia Paoletta

    Partner, Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP, USA

  • Inyoung Park

    Graduate Student, Department of Interaction Science, Sung Kyun Kwan University, Republic of Korea

  • Tom Paseka

    Lead Network Architect, Cloudflare, Inc., USA

  • Christian Patouraux

    Founder & CEO, Kacific Broadband Satellites, Singapore

  • Bonnie Peng

    Professor, Yuan Ze University , Chinese Taipei

  • Robert Pepper

    Head of Global Connectivity Policy and Planning, Facebook, USA

  • Christopher Pickard

    IP and Optical Transport Business Developer, Nokia, USA

  • Jim Poole

    VP, Business Development, Equinix, USA

  • Shivnesh Prasad

    Director, Communications, Ministry of Communications, Government of Fiji, Fiji

  • Coby Qiu

    VP, Tencent, and President, Tencent Cloud, Peoples Rep. of China

  • Tom Regent

    CCO, Colt Technology Services, Japan

  • Diana Rojas-Torres

    Assistant Professor, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Universidad de La Sabana, Colombia

  • Nicholas Rollings

    Associate Professor, Geospatial Science, School of Geography, Earth Science and Environment, University of the South Pacific, Fiji

  • Anthony Rossabi

    Executive Vice President & Chief Revenue Officer, TierPoint, USA

  • Juliana Rotich

    Tech Entrepreneur, Strategic Advisor, and Co-Founder, BRCK, Kenya

  • Masaaki Sakamaki

    PTC'18 Program Committee, and Board of Directors, DOCOMO, CS, NTT, Japan

  • Luis Salaveria

    Director, Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, State of Hawaii, USA

  • Azhar Sayeed

    Chief Architect - SDN and NFV, Red Hat, USA

  • Emil Sayegh

    CEO & President, Hostway, USA

  • Jonathan Schildkraut

    EVP & Chief Strategy Officer, CyrusOne, USA

  • Keith Schofield

    Managing Partner, Pioneer Consulting, and General Manager, International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC), United Kingdom

  • Chuck Schumann

    Vice President, Pacific Dataport Inc., USA

  • Hachirou Seno

    Founder & CEO, International Business Link Co., Ltd, Japan

  • Chris Sharp

    CTO, Digital Realty, USA

  • Keith Shaw

    VP, Business Development EMEA, Equinix, Netherlands

  • Paul Sheridan

    Vice President, Optus Satellite, Australia

  • Sobee Shinohara

    Director, KDDI, Research, Inc., Japan

  • Tetsuya Shoji

    President & CEO, NTT Communications, Japan

  • Sebastian Sigloch

    Ph.D. Candidate, Business and Economics, Anglia Ruskin University, Switzerland

  • Gary Smith

    President & CEO, Ciena, USA

  • Sherrese Smith

    Partner, Paul Hastings, LLP, USA

  • Steve Smith

    CEO & President, Equinix, USA

  • Elaine Stafford

    Managing Partner, DRG Undersea Consulting, USA

  • Andy Stewart

    Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer, TierPoint, USA

  • Christopher Stott

    Chairman & CEO, ManSat LLC, USA

  • Tim Stronge

    VP, Research, TeleGeography, USA

  • Minoru Sugaya

    Visiting Professor, Department of Management, Hakuoh University, Japan

  • Richard Swardh

    SVP, MNO, Comtech EF Data, USA

  • Jerzy Szlosarek

    CEO & Co-founder, Epsilon, USA

  • Seiji Takagi

    Director-General for International Affairs, Global ICT Strategy Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), Japan

  • Ayushi Tandon

    Ph.D. Candidate, Information Systems, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India

  • Richard Taylor

    Palmer Chair & Professor, Telecommunications Studies Emeritus, Pennsylvania State University, USA

  • Brian Tellam

    Partner, Cornerstone Capital Partners, Australia

  • Mark Thiele

    CIO & CSO, Apcera, USA

  • Fernando Travieso

    Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Interaction Science, Sung Kyun Kwan University, Republic of Korea

  • John Turnbull

    Sales Director, Pacific, SES Networks, Singapore

  • Anuradha Udunuwara

    Senior Engineer, Sri Lanka Telecom, Sri Lanka

  • Dean Veverka

    Director, Networks & VP, Operations, Southern Cross Cable Network, Australia

  • Richard Vincent

    Professor, Global Communication, Indiana State University, USA

  • Lian Wang

    Assistant Professor, School of Economics and Management, Southwest Petroleum University, and Visiting Scholar, School of Business, University of Utah, USA

  • Jack Waters

    CTO & President, Fiber Solutions, Zayo, USA

  • Joe Weinman

    Author, Cloudonomics and Digital Disciplines, USA

  • Jason Whalley

    Professor, Digital Economy, Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, United Kingdom

  • Chris White

    Head Network Algorithms, Analytics, Control and Security Research Lab, Nokia Bell Labs, USA

  • Alasdair Wilkie

    CTO, Deep Blue Cable, Santa Lucia

  • Jenifer Winter

    Associate Professor & Graduate Chair, School of Communications, and Co-director, Pacific ICTD Collaborative, University of Hawaii, Manoa, USA

  • Kristina Woolston

    VP, External Relations, Quintillion, USA

  • Nami Yonetani

    Researcher, Foundation for Multimedia Communications, Japan

  • Chip Yorkgitis

    Partner, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, USA

  • Garret Yoshimi

    VP, Information Technology and CIO, University of Hawaii, Manoa, USA

  • Moinul Zaber

    Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

  • Joe Zhu

    CEO & Founder, Zenlayer, USA

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