CC Submarine Summit - Cape Town 11th & 12th November

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The demand for more connectivity is increasing around the globe and the subsea cable industry is evolving facing new challenges and opportunities.  CC is launching its first annual CC – Submarine event in Cape Town on 11th & 12th November 2018 at the Table Bay Hotel to enable the industry players to meet and network in one place.

 

We invite submarine cable operators, content providers, data-capacity operators, datacenters, cloud companies and other related segments to attend, meet and network while exploring business opportunities, discussing latest market trends and show casing their latest solutions. All Subsea registered guests have free access to the Africa 2018 GCCM – Cape Town event taken place in the 2nd ballroom. 600+ telecom executives are attending these events. Please click here to view more details about this parallel event.

REASONS TO ATTEND CC Submarine Summit - Cape Town
  1. An exclusive event to meet the players in the submarine segment
  2. Meet the peers in a relaxed and exclusive environment
  3. Present and showcase latest product solution
  4. Discuss latest market trends and topics in the executive round table panel discussion session
  5. Enjoy networking discussion over drinks
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VENUE
The Table Bay Hotel Cape Town
Quay 6, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa
+27 21 483 1000

Offering an outdoor swimming pool, a spa center and a golf course, Table Bay Hotel lies in a shopping area of Cape Town near to Signal Hill, Table Mountain and Long Street. The hotel opened its doors in 1997 and was remodeled in 2009.
Set right on spectacular beaches close to a harbour and mountains. Table Bay Hotel is also located near Cape Town Diamond Museum, Nelson Mandela Gateway and Cape Town Stadium (Green Point Stadium).

 

Special Rate: We have arranged special contingent rates with Table Bay Hotel which include breakfast, WIFI and all taxes.

Rooms are limited and subject to availability.

Should you wish to book a hotel room at the Table Bay Hotel at the special contingent rate, please contact us at: [email protected] to assist you further and arrange the accommodation for you.

SPEAKERS & PANELLISTS
Moderator
Erik van Stokkom
Board Member - MGI
Biography

Based in Switzerland and with a market driven approach to the telecommunication industry we at MGI are committed to being the right connection for all our partners. Over the last 20 years, Erik developed extensive expertise and deep domain knowledge working at major telecom companies. His international career includes senior & executive level positions. Over the years, Erik has been a regular speaker & moderator at major international telecom conferences.

Panellist
Nikki Popoola
Sales Director at WIOCC
Biography

As Director, Sales – West Africa, Nikki is focussed on extending WIOCC’s footprint across West Africa. Nikki has been in the telecoms industry for almost 20 years and joined WIOCC in 2016 after eight years with Tata Communications, where she sold a wide range of Data services across numerous countries in Africa. Nikki also held managerial roles at Gateway Communications, where she established multiple interconnects with organisations such as Safaricom and Ethiopia Telecoms; and Cable & Wireless, for whom she sold services in sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. Nikki is passionate about Africa and feels privileged to have seen and taken part in the technological advances that have occurred over the years. She lives in an Oxfordshire village and loves going on country walks with her daughter and dog.

Panellist
Dr. Inderpal Singh Mumick
Founder and CEO of Kirusa
Biography

A serial entrepreneur, with over two decades of working in the telecom environment, Dr. Inderpal Singh Mumick is the Founder and CEO of Kirusa, a global leader in providing communication solutions over data networks for consumers and enterprises. Previously Dr. Mumick had co-founded Savera Systems, Murray Hill, NJ, where he was the CEO and CTO. During his tenure, the company successfully developed its sales and marketing strategies and became an innovator in web-based billing and designed billing software for transactions between IP and telecom carriers. The Sunrise research Project at AT&T Bell Labs, which led to numerous billing initiatives, was pioneered by him.

Over the years, he has partnered with a host of network carriers and delivered some of the most ingenious mobile services that have effectively penetrated the telecom ecosystems of relevant markets. Kirusa’s clients include Airtel, Vodafone, Tata DoCoMo, Idea Cellular, TNM, Etisalat, MTN, Vivo, Econet, Glo, Orange, etc.

 Dr. Mumick has eighteen issued patents, over ten patent pending applications, and more than 40 technical papers in leading journals and conferences to his credit.  He is also a frequent speaker at conferences and trade shows around the world and has spoken at events like Africa IT and Telecom Forum, Convergence India, Mobile 360 Series Colombia, SMS and Messaging Summit at Capacity Africa, IEEE WCNC, ACG, NJTC Internet of Things, Stanford Alumni Startups NY, ITU Telecom World, AfricaCom, etc. There has been significant coverage on Dr. Mumick in media articles by magazines like Forbes, IT Web Africa, IT News Africa, European Communications, Silicon India and The Hindustan Times. He has been named amongst the ‘Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business 2017’ by the Asian American Business Development Center (AABDC). He was also a finalist in the Ernst and Young, CEO of the year Awards, 2014.

 Dr. Mumick received a B.Tech in Computer Science and Engg from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, India in 1986, where he was awarded the President's Gold Medal and a Ph.D.  in Computer Science from Stanford University in 1991.  He further completed Mini MBAs in Finance and General Management from the AT&T School of Business in 1996 and 1998, and an Executive MBA for Growing Companies from Stanford University in 2000. Dr. Mumick is listed in various Marquis Who's Who publications.

 

Panellist
Asif Valley
Cloud Development Lead at Microsoft South Africa
Biography

Asif Valley – I joined Microsoft in 2016 in the capacity of Cloud Development Lead, my primary role is to lead the Microsoft Data Centre Project across South and Central Africa. Prior to this I was at Oracle leading the Southern and Central Africa region as the Sales Director. Prior to this I joined IBM in Nov 2000 where I fulfilled a number of different roles over the 14 years I was there, the role prior to leaving was heading up the Business Partner Organisation for IBM South Africa.

Panellist
John Melick
co-founder and Chairman at Djibouti Data Center (DDC)
Biography

John Melick is the co-founder and Chairman of the Djibouti Data Center (DDC).  He has over 25 years of international telecommunications experience.  Prior to the DDC, John was part of the co-founding management team of a global telecom company that grew from a start-up to a publicly traded (USA-NYSE) Fortune 1000 company with over USD $1+ billion in annualized revenue, and operations in fourteen countries.  John holds a Bachelor’s degree (BA) from the University of Maryland, and a Master of Science (MS) degree from the George Washington University in Washington D.C.

Panellist
ANDY BAX
Chief Operating Officer at Seaborn
Biography

Andy is Chief Operating Officer of Seaborn. He is responsible for leading all aspects of Seaborn’s global operations and engineering. Over the past three decades, Andy has developed and brought into operation numerous transoceanic and regional submarine cable systems connecting Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Middle East.

Andy previously served as Head of Regional Submarine Networks at Global Marine Systems, a preeminent subsea cable installation company. Prior to Global Marine, Andy was an early member of Global Crossing’s Network Team, where he brought into service all of Global Crossing’s submarine networks, and he led engineering and implementation of network upgrades and provisioning of customer circuits on the global submarine network. He also led planning, construction, and operation of Global Crossing’s global NOC

Andy began his submarine telecom career with FLAG (FEA Submarine System), where he was responsible for the successful commissioning and bringing into service of all 15 segments of the Europe to Asia submarine system and for the centralized management of the entire system from the FNOC in Fujairah, UAE.

Most recently, Andy led the project management for a new 1,240 km submarine fiber optic cable system linking Trinidad, Guyana and Suriname.

Andy served in the Royal Air Force where he received a degree in Electronic Engineering and Aerospace Studies, and thereafter entered the telecom industry with NYNEX in the UK.

 

Panellist
NORMAN ALBI
CEO at AFRIX Telecom
Biography

Telecommunications Engineer with an MBA in Business and Administration from IESE Business School with 20 years of experience working for telecommunications operators.

Chair of the ACE submarine cable Commercial Group and responsible for the development of the commercial model. For the last 5 years has been holding the CEO position at AFRIX Telecom, developing state of the art Data Communication Networks in Africa.

Panellist
Robert Aouad
CEO at ISOCEL SA
Biography
Born in Ghana, Robert AOUAD studied in France and lived and worked in the United States for several years. A born entrepreneur, he moved to Benin since 1995, where he set up various distribution and sales companies for consumer products. In 2000, he created a company specializing in the marketing of mobile terminals, SIM and recharge cards. This was his first step in the world of telecommunications. From that date, he wanted to devote himself entirely to his new passion and as a self learner, he took several initiatives to deepen his knowledge in this field. He always had the vision to promote better access to the Internet, especially for young people and low-income groups. He is the main promoter of ISOCEL Telecom, which became the leading private Internet Service Provider in Benin. A success story that relates a unique experience in the subregion through the innovation it has brought to the digital economy of this country. During the 4th quarter of 2017, ISOCEL will begin deploying a Next Generation Access Network that will use FTTx technologies, fixed and nomadic LTE, Wi-Fi hotspots and KA Band satellite.
Panellist
Antonio Catanzariti
Mobile Services Sales Director - Asia, Middle East and Africa at Sparkle
Biography

Sparkle is a leading global telecommunication service provider, offering a complete range of IP, Data, Cloud, Data Center, Mobile and Voice solutions designed to meet the ever changing needs of Fixed and Mobile Operators, ISPs, OTTs, Media & Content Players, Application Service Providers and Multinational Corporations (MNCs).

Panellist
Wangeci Kanjama
Head of Wholesale and Roaming at Safaricom
Biography

Ms. Wangeci Kanjama serves as the Head of Wholesale at Safaricom where she is in charge of the international voice business, Roaming Services, IP & capacity & wholesale infrastructure services.
She has a wealth of experience in the telecommunication industry spanning over 15 years with great passion for regional connectivity.

Panellist
Jennifer Holmes
Business Development Manager at LINX
Biography

Jennifer Holmes has worked at the London Internet Exchange (LINX) since 2007. Initially operating in business development executive and management roles, she took on the position of Head of Sales at LINX in 2015. Since joining the company LINX membership has more than tripled to in excess of 825 members from 75+ countries.

Panellist
Artur Mendes
CCO at Angola Cables
Biography
Sales Executive professional with more than 17 years experience in sales and marketing in the telecommunications sector, in Europe and Africa, with special focus in the mobile telecommunications, Submarine Cables and in the area of satellite and setup boxes. Being currently CCO of Angola Cables since beginning of 2013, I worked 12 years at Nokia Mobile Phones division and previously 3 years at Nokia Multimedia Network Terminals division.
Panellist
Zongamele Jacobs
Senior Solutions Strategist at BCX
Biography

Zongamele Jacobs is experienced Senior Solutions Strategist with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Business Strategy, Critical Thinking and Analytical Skills, IT Service Management, IT Strategy, Cloud Strategy, and Management. Strong digital strategy professional with an International Leadership Development Programme from GIBS/CEIBS focused in immersive in-market experiences and learning directly from global business leaders, and currently completing a Digital Business Executive Programme focused in Digital Business Strategy, Disruptive Innovation, Executive Management from WBS.

Panellist
Erik Verhoef
Business Development Manager at AMS-IX
Biography
Erik has over 10 years of experience in the IT industry working in a commercial role for companies in the software, hardware, storage solutions & datacenter industry. He has been working for AMS-IX for close to 5 years, and previously worked for Telecity (now Equinix), Dell EMC & Visma Software in Oslo, Norway. Erik holds a Master's degree in Economics from the University of Amsterdam.
Panellist
Naila Govan- Vassen
Senior ICT Industry Analyst at Frost & Sullivan
Biography

Functional Expertise
More than eight years of consulting expertise across multiple sectors including telecoms, chemicals and public sector. Particular expertise in:
Project Management
Market research and analysis
Geographic Expansion, including Commercial Due Diligence
Industry Expertise
Experience base covering broad range of sectors, leveraging long-standing working relationships with leading industry participants’ Senior Executives
Key ICT Projects
Telecoms market in Sub-Saharan Africa, Enterprise and Vertical specific ICT trends in South Africa,
Analysis of the Telecommunications market in Africa,
Analysis of road and port and transport infrastructure for Oil and Gas sector in Mozambique
eServices and eGovernment market landscape in South Africa and Kenya
Analysis of National Broadband Plans in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria
Commercial Due Diligence in West Africa for Cloud, Triple Play and ICT infrastructure markets
Projects delivered to the following key ICT clients: Telkom, MTN and Private Equity Companies
Career Highlights
Prior to joining Frost & Sullivan, I worked as a training developer for online marketing company E-acceleration. My responsibilities included conducting research on trends and challenges in the online marketing sector
Started professional career at Frost & Sullivan in 2010, and have worked on 50 consulting projects across ICT, Chemicals and Healthcare sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa, including the Portuguese Speaking countries as well ass Brazil. I have published over 53 research projects on Frost portal, and have written more than 50 media requests

Panellist
Dario Betti
Industry Evangelist at MEF
Biography

Dario is a consultant in marketing strategy and operations with over 20 years of experience in Telecom and IT services. He has worked across multiple senior roles in large telecom groups across Europe (T-Mobile, Deutsche Telekom), Middle East (Ooredoo), and South East Asia (Axiata), most recently he was Director of Products for the largest Russian telecom group MTS. Dario has also been a consultant at Ovum, working in regulation, market development and standardisation of mobile services.

Panellist
Pal Beres
Market and Commercial Development Director at Türk Telekom International
Biography

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 managerial positions. In 2012 he moved to the operators’ side, and worked for Vivendi Telecom Hungary, Invitel International, Pantel and finally Türk Telekom International. Pal has worked for TTI since the establishment of the company and was responsible for various sales assignments, then took the position of Procurement and Pricing Director and currently he is  the Market Development Director. He  has worked in this position for more than 4 years, being responsible for the TTI Group’s major development projects new submarine cable projects, high capacity multi-regional transit routes and overall supporting the establishment of new business partnerships.

Panellist
Rudeon Snell
Leonardo Leader – Africa at SAP
Biography

As leader of SAP Leonardo across Africa, Rudeon drives business transformation by helping organizations become truly Digital Enterprises, enabled by SAP Leonardo. Rudeon focuses on bringing together SAP’s experience with deep business process and industry knowledge, design thinking supported by differentiating technology capabilities in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain, Advanced Analytics and Big Data, all powered by the SAP Cloud Platform, with crystal clear focus on driving business outcomes that matter to the organization.  

Rudeon has 17 years’ professional experience spanning areas of Engineering with SAAB Grintek, Telecoms with Vodafone, Consulting with Deloitte, and Digital Strategy with Microsoft. Rudeon is currently completing a Doctorate specializing in Artificial Intelligence, has a Masters in Information Technology and a MBA specializing in strategy.

 

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