CC Submarine Summit - Singapore 26th & 27th June

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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 has organized successfully its first annual CC – Submarine Summit in Singapore on 26th & 27th June 2018 at the Intercontinental Hotel to enabled the industry players to meet and network in one place with peers. 


More than 450+ executives representing submarine cable operators, content providers, data-capacity operators, datacenters, cloud companies and other related segments attended, meet and network the event while exploring business opportunities, discussing latest market trends and show casing their latest solutions. All Subsea registered guests attended also the 7th annual Asia 2018 GCCM in Singapore. Please click here to view more details about this GCCM event.

REASONS TO ATTEND CC Submarine Summit - Singapore
  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
Monday, June 25
20:00 - 22:00 Pre-Event Get-together at LES45 hosted by Superloop
Tuesday, June 26
09:30 - 11:00 Registration-Morning Coffee Networking Reception
11:00 - 12:30

Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session
Opening Welcome/ Key Note Speech by Singtel

Topic: New Business Models to meet cables future digital demand

12:30 - 14:00 Networking Session and Lunch Break
14:00 - 14:45 Executive Round-table Panel and Keynote Speaker
Topic: Next Generation Networks & how Software Defined Networks (SDN) reshaping and changing networks
15:00 - 16:00 Networking Session and Coffee Break
15:00 - 15:45

GCCM Talk:

Topic: The new breed of wholesalers – Who, What, When, Where, Why and How

16:30 - 17:30 Official Opening Networking Cocktail Drink Reception
16:30 - 17:30

Official Networking Cocktail Drink Reception at Essence Bar in InterContinental Hotel

17:00 - 17:30 Official First Day Closure
Wednesday, June 27
09:30 - 11:00 Registration-Morning Coffee Networking Reception
12:30 - 13:30 Networking Session and Lunch Break logo bt
14:00 - 15:00 Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session
Topic: The role of Datacenters
15:00 - 17:00 Networking Session and Coffee Break
15:30 - 17:00

Singapore’s Position in the modern Digital Silk Road …

Presentation & Key-note Speaker sessions at the Victoria Bar, hosted by Digital Realty Data Centres & Digital Centre 2020

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17:00 - 17:30 Official Closure
17:00 - 19:00

Networking Cocktail Reception at Victoria Bar, InterContinental Hotel

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19:30 - 22:30

Official Super Cocktail Networking Reception at Angie’s Oyster Bar co-hosted by Singtel, Digital Realty, Xicomm and Epsilon

The InterContinental Singapore
80 Middle Rd, Singapore 188966
+65 6338 7600

A 5-minute walk from Bugis subway station, this upscale hotel is also a 10-minute walk from the Singapore Art Museum. Rooms with colonial and Asian influences offer flat-screen TVs and free WiFi. Dining options include Japanese and Cantonese restaurants, plus a pub and a lobby lounge offers afternoon tea.

Erik van Stokkom
Director at VSC

Based at Lago di Como in Italy, VSC provides strategic advisory services in M&A, Business Development & Media for the telecommunication industry. Over the last 25 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.

Carl Roberts
Chief Commercial Officer at Epsilon

Carl Roberts has worked in the international Information and Communications Technology industry for over 30 years, with a proven track record in International Marketing and Sales, Business Management, Corporate Strategy & Development, M&A, Business Transformation, Implementation, Planning, Restructuring and Corporate Governance.

Prior to joining Epsilon, Carl worked in his own Consultancy company (Hadaara Consulting) after having held numerous Senior Executive positions in Verizon, MCI, WorldCom Global One and IBM, having started his career in the legal profession working for Ashurst, Morris, Crisp & Co.

Carl holds a Masters Degree in Languages & Politics from Oxford Brookes University (UK), is an English, Italian and French native speaker and is fluent in Spanish. He shares his time between Dubai (UAE), London (UK) and Paris (France).

Keynote Speaker, Welcome Speech
Ooi Seng Keat
Vice President, (Carrier Services) at Singtel

Ooi Seng Keat is currently VP, Carrier Services and he is responsible for carrier relations for SingTel and in particular, managing the international wholesale voice and data business. He is also responsible for end to end strategic planning, development, operations and management of SingTel Group’s international cables including access and interconnecting facilities, as well as the management of a group of joint venture companies that provides subsea maintenance services in the region.

Dr. A. Istamar
Chief Executive Officer at Esri Indonesia

For the past 20 years, Istamar has built a career off his passion for helping Indonesian businesses excel using analytics.

He gained his extensive analytics knowledge via a number of high-ranking positions – leading the analytics channel business unit for IBM within ASEAN, and acting as the Business Analytics Managing Partner at PT Soltius Indonesia, a consulting company using SAS Integration Technologies.

Within these roles, Istamar successfully grew numerous business units, and helped secure million-dollar deals with Indonesia’s biggest telecommunications and banking players – assisting with their ongoing business development by introducing comprehensive enterprise solutions into their operations.

As the CEO of Esri Indonesia, Istamar would like to see more government agencies, communities and commercial organisations throughout Indonesia utilise GIS to improve their efficiency and effectiveness.

Istamar holds a doctorate in business administration from San Beda Graduate School of Business, Philippines.

Chadwick Kinlay
Director of Marketing Communications at Epsilon

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Moderator, Keynote Speaker, Welcome Speech
Ng Hwee Ming
Principal Technologist for Telecom at Red Hat Asia Pacific Office of Technology

Hwee Ming is a Principal Technologist with Red Hat covering the telecommunications domain. She is based in Singapore and supports the APJ region focusing on emerging Red Hat technologies. She has been working with service providers, adopting these technologies for Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and has worked on multiple NFV proof-of-concept across the regions.

Before Red Hat, Hwee Ming worked with Hewlett Packard and she has over 15 years experience in the industry working on OSS, next generation Intelligent networks, converged networks, NOC consolidattion and regulatory compliance. She has also work with customer in other sectors focusing on IT transformation and data center consolidation based on ITIL processes.

Hwee Ming graduated in Bachelors of Electrical Engineering (Hons) and Masters of Technology (Software Engineering) from Nattional University of Singapore. She is ITIL V2 Manager certified since 2005 and ITIL V3 Expert certified since 2008. She is also certified in Red Hat Openstack and other Red Hat products

Chris Hampartsoumian
Regional Director - South East Asia at Accedo Singapore Pte Ltd.

Chris Hampartsoumian has been living and breathing Internet, web and OTT video technology for the past 20 years.  With a career that started in his home city of London, working for a mixture of Media and Technology companies including News International and Sun Microsystems, his experience with OTT Video services took him to Australia in 2010 to work onsite at FOXTEL and then to Singapore where he’s been based for the past six years. Formerly the ASEAN Technology Evangelist for Amazon Web Services, in 2015, Chris set out and opened the Singapore office for the Swedish OTT Video Products and Services company Accedo. “The web was exciting in 1996 and it’s still just as exciting today. The transformation is sweeping and seems to be the new normal! Working on the disruptive edge of OTT keeps you moving fast all the time"

Brett Matthews
Director Sales Engineering, Australia & New Zealand at Splunk Inc.

Brett Matthews is currently a the Director of Sales Engineering for Splunk in Australia and New Zealand and was the first technical field person in the region. A Splunk veteran of over 8 years and more than 20 years of Industry experience, Brett has been leading engagements with many of Splunk's Australian and New Zealand customers. Brett’s passion is assisting customers with guidance and architectural best practice, as well as demonstrating the value of machine data and the many uses cases in Application Management, IT operations, Security, Compliance and Business Analytics across many industries including Telecommunications, Financial Services and Government. Prior to joining Splunk Brett held roles at Sun Microsystems as a Support and Systems Engineer working with a wide range of enterprise customers in the Government and Commercial sectors.


Keynote Speaker, Panellist
John Sullivan
Head of Global Voice and Mobility at Telstra

John Sullivan is Telstra’s Head of Global Voice and Mobility. Based in Singapore, John is responsible for driving Telstra’s worldwide voice strategy as the market transitions from traditional calling to OTT and cloud based services

Prior to this, John was the Regional Head of Asia for Telstra’s voice business leading growth in the Asia region for both voice and mobility services.

John has 20 years’ experience in the Telco industry with past roles in operations, sales, marketing and business development spanning both the Voice and Data segments. He was MD & Country Manager of Telecom NZ in Singapore before joining Telstra.

Pal Beres
Market and Commercial Development Director at Türk Telekom International

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.

Keynote Speaker
Carlos M. Trujillo
Chief Operations Officer at SubPartners Pty Ltd

SubPartners is a dynamic company committed to delivering significant telecommunications infrastructure projects through an innovative model of trusted relationships and partnerships. Founded by some of the industries most experienced and trusted telecommunications entrepreneurs, SubPartners has the relationships, experience and access to funding necessary to take major telecommunications infrastructure projects from concept to reality.

Jose Garcia
Owner at GTC

An expert in wholesale voice and SMS messaging with over 20 years’ experience in the telecom industry as former VP of Sales & Carrier Relations at tyntec, one of the largest A2P SMS service providers globally and as Regional Manager at Verizon where he headed up a team responsible for international voice services in Europe. José also previously managed operator relations in Central and Southern Europe for Netsize, a Gemalto company. José holds a degree in business administration from the Wolfgang-Goethe University in Frankfurt a. M.

Launch SMS services / Shift from Voice to Messaging / A2P SMS Monetization / MNO revenue assurance / SMS platforms / P2P SMS Cost optimization / Training Sales and Carrier Relations / Wholesale Voice / VoIP / Integration of Operators, Carriers, Aggregators into value chain of OTT services / Off-net connectivity for OTT services.

Giovanni Benini
Partner at GTC

Giovanni currently serves as Senior Director of Product Management for OpenMarket’s Global SMS services. He is responsible for product strategy and business planning for the company’s global mobile messaging solution.

Prior to joining OpenMarket, Giovanni held a variety of Product Management and Business Development positions in the space of SMS, Voice and Unified Communication at different companies in Europe and USA.

Giovanni graduated from Bayreuth and Manchester University with a Masters in Physics.

William Heng
Director, Sales Engineering APAC at Digital Realty

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Joseph Lim
CEO, Founder & Director at Super SEA Cable Networks Pte. Ltd.

Managing the overall operations of the Company. Building the business of the Company and the Group regionally and globally. Delivering revenues from carriers and operators. Serving as a spokesperson and representing the interest of the Company and the Group, within approved guidelines, in dealings with the media, regulatory bodies, government agencies etc.

Darren Bedford
Chief Development Officer at WIOCC

As Chief Development officer, Darren’s responsibilities include planning and implementing business development strategies and expanding WIOCC’s network coverage across the region.

 Prior to joining WIOCC, Darren was Head of Terrestrial and Subsea Expansion at PCCW and was responsible for the expansion of Gateway’s African network. Before that, Darren was Commercial Director for Aerosat, one of South Africa’s first wireless internet start-up.

Halil Kama
Peering Advisor at LINX

Halil Kama is a peering advisor for the London Internet Exchange (LINX). The largest non-profit purely mutual Internet Exchange operator in the world. He has several years experience of working at the heart of the internet with vast exposure to over 750+ of the top ranking internet & telecoms companies globally, enabling connections to millions of users daily.

Thomas Laboulle
CEO & Founder at Toku World

Headquartered in Singapore, Toku World is the new kid on the telecommunication block that aspires to digital simplicity when it comes to communications. With a wide portfolio of services ranging from a core telco offering to next generation communication features, our startup is uniquely positioned on the telecommunication value chain. 

Toku World’s team has indeed an extensive expertise in both the traditional telephony and the digital VoIP communications. As such we provide origination, routing and termination services for voice and SMS traffic from enterprise clients, wholesale aggregators and telecommunication providers in general. These traditional telephony services are complemented by communication enablers like the virtual numbers that are available on our Communication as a Service (CaaS) platform or the other features present in the Toku application.

Olivier Gerhardt
Co-Founder & CEO at Wavecell Pte Ltd

Wavecell, the Singapore-based Cloud Communication API provider, announced today a series A investment of S$2.3M / US$1.6M led by Qualgro Asean Fund with participation from Wavemaker Partners.

The company helps Enterprises and Application Developers to communicate efficiently with their customers over SMS, Voice, Chat & Video within their existing products and services. It does this by providing a complete set of developer tools and web-based interfaces that can be used seamlessly in any communication use case.

Wavecell, which started in 2010 and was self-funded, successfully grew its business with a team of 10 to more than 500 active enterprise customers across an extensive range of industries such as e-commerce, telecommunication, digital marketing and CRM platforms, finance, insurance and transportation.

Michael Glynn
EVP Sales,Marketing at Active Port

Michael has been working in the Internet Industry for over 20 years.  Michael joins ActivePort from Superloop where he was the one of the founding employees focusing on Strategic Deals throughout Asia Pac. Prior to his role at Superloop, Michael was also one of the founding employees at Megaport. He also had similar roles with Vocus Communications, PIPE Network and Pacnet.

Gladwyn Teo
Director at Famoco

Gladwyn is a seasoned business growth leader, having led the initiatives that established numerous successful Asia Pacific Sales Operations for international companies expanding into the region.
He is involved in various Regional Management roles for Sales, Business Development, Technical Marketing, Human Capital and Culture.
Gladwyn is a trusted advisor in the Business-to-Customer Communication solutions, covering topics on SMS, Voice and Video API, WebChat, In-App Messaging, and Identity Management.
He is an expert in converting opportunities into profitable customers. He applies his own Sales Account Management methodology in the businesses he leads, and is also the trusted mentor to the respective sales teams.
He Is open to business opportunities that are challenging and stretching.

Agus Laksono
Senior Manager - Data Scientist (Digital Service Division) at TELKOM

I have 20 years as a professional data analytics since 1996 (graduated from statistics background), and experiences handle many projects in Media, Research and Marketing Consultants, Automotive Industry, Financial Industries (Banking, and Insurances) and now in Telco Industry (Telkom Indonesia) 

not only very strong in data analytics and big data in strategy and concept, but also I have experiences implementation data analytics for decision making in many tactical function such as : CRM (cross-sell, up-sell, and add-on), customer value management (CVM), Tactical data analytics, building predictive model, sales and marketing, operation network analytics, Human Capital Management, and Risk Scoring or Model / Management.

due to the all the capabilities is supporting for decision management process, so that its very valuable for top management of any kind enterprise which want to make incremental benefit based on data behavior (data speaks) to get insight and recommendations to be actions or operations.


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Telin is a subsidiary of Telkom, Indonesia's state-owned telecommunication and network service provider. Telin with its vision as “Enabling Global Digital Business and Solution”, focuses on international telecommunication business, owns 12 global offices located worldwide, 20 submarine cables with 68 Point of Presence (PoP) that connecting Europe, Middle East, Asia, and United States with total cable length of 175K Km. Telin provides world class wholesale services comprises voice, data connectivity, internet & content, mobility, solution services, and non-carrier services. Please visit for more information.


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