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
AGENDA
Sunday, November 11
10:00 - 16:30 Members’ networking Leisure Activity with Lunch Break Session
16:30 - 20:00 Free time
20:00 - 22:00 Networking Dinner Reception
Monday, November 12
09:30 - 11:00 Registration – Morning Coffee Networking Reception
10:30 - 11:15

Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session.

Topic: New Business Models to meet cables future digital demand

11:45 - 12:30

Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session.

Topic: The role of Datacenters in the region to meet future demand

12:30 - 14:00 Networking Session and Lunch Break
13:45 - 14:30

Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session

Title: The Role of Internet Service Providers today and tomorrow in the region

14:30 - 15:30

Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session.

Topic: Mobile Messaging Market

15:00 - 16:00 Networking Session and Coffee Break
17:00 - 17:30 Official Closure
19:30 - 22:00 Official Closing Networking Reception with drinks, show, Canapés and DJ at Tjing Tjing sponsored by New Telco
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.

Single occupancy: 330 € per night

Double occupancy: 350€ per night

Rooms are limited and subject to availability.

To book your room please  click here  and complete form with credit card details to process your request faster and secure the room.

SPEAKERS & PANELLISTS
Moderator
Erik van Stokkom
Board Member - MGI
Biography
Based in Switzerland, VSC provides strategic advisory services in M&A, Business Development & Media for the telecommunication industry. 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
Mark Acton
Head of Data Centre Technical Consulting at CBRE
Biography

Mark’s role as Head of Data Centre Technical Consulting is to provide data centre specific thought leadership and technical direction to CBRE’s Global Data Centre Solutions (DCS) business and clients to ensure that the DCS service offering continues to set the highest possible benchmark worldwide within the data centre sector. CBRE Data Centre Solutions offers clients a full suite of data centre specific service including technical consulting, facilities management, engineering, project management, risk reviews, certifications and diligence reports as well as a range of IT specific services in the data centre.

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.

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