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Submarine Cable Workshop 2: Critical Influencers of Network Availability Panel & Guest Speakers on Environmental Considerations

Tagged: Workshop, Submarine Cable

Sunday, 21 January 2018
Location: Coral 1 & 2
Time: 11.00–12.30

When PTC started 40 years ago, satellite communications throughout the Pacific (and world) were fundamental to connectivity. Since then, tremendous developments in the submarine cable industry have resulted in a massive shift of the world’s international telecommunications traffic from satellite to cable connectivity. These cables are now, unequivocally, critical infrastructure, pivotal to the transformation of a global economy reliant on the Internet, data communications, and the global cable network.

At PTC’18, our annual, “can’t miss” Submarine Cables Day will commence on Sunday at 9 a.m. with the Submarine Cable Workshop and Luncheon. 

In this second part of the workshop our panel of experts from every corner of our industry will share their thoughts about why undersea cables are so critical to today’s world, plus the challenges and methods to first deliver them on time and later assure their continued availability. 


11.00 - 11.55

Critical Influencers of Network Availability Panel

The Criticality of Cables to Today’s World
Sibesh Bhattacharya, Asian Development Bank

Project Management/Permitting
Debra Brask, TE SubCom

Route Protection, Permitting
Andy Palmer-Felgate, Facebook

Large Regional Competitive Network Developer
Alasdair Wilkie, Deep Blue Cable

Keeping Data Centers Connected
Keith Shaw, Equinix


11.55 - 12.30
Guest Speakers
Graham Evans, Global Subsea Cable Business, EGS Survey Group

Cable Impact on the Environment
Lionel Carter, Victoria University

New Regulations Impacting Use of the Deep Ocean Environment in International Waters
Kristina Gjerde, International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Middlebury Institute of International Studies

Moderator

Elaine Stafford

Elaine Stafford

Managing Partner, DRG Undersea Consulting
USA

Panelists

Sibesh Bhattacharya

Sibesh Bhattacharya

Senior Infrastructure Specialist-ICT, Asian Development Bank
Philippines

Debra Brask

Debra Brask

VP, Project and Program Management, TE SubCom
USA

Andy Palmer-Felgate

Andy Palmer-Felgate

Submarine Cable Engineer, Facebook
United Kingdom

Keith Shaw

Keith Shaw

VP, Business Development EMEA, Equinix
Netherlands

Alasdair Wilkie

Alasdair Wilkie

CTO, Deep Blue Cable
Santa Lucia

Presenters

Graham Evans

Graham Evans

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

Lionel Carter

Lionel Carter

Professor, Antarctic Research Center, Victoria University
New Zealand

Kristina Gjerde

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

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