CC Submarine Summit - Singapore 14th & 15th March

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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 organising successfully its second annual CC – Submarine Summit in Singapore on 14th and 15th March 2019 at the Intercontinental Hotel  to enable 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 attend also the 8th annual Asia 2019 GCCM in Singapore organized in a different ballroom. 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
Thursday, March 14
08:30 - 11:00 Registration-Morning Coffee Networking Reception
08:30 - 12:30 Member one to one meetings
09:30 - 12:30

CDO Breakfast Summit – Welcome Speeches, Key-note Presentations & Executive Round Table Panel Discussion Session

Topic: Leveraging Data for Competitive Advantage. Seeking New Opportunities – Identifying business models through Data

12:30 - 13:30 Networking Session and Lunch Break
13:30 - 17:00 Member one to one meetings
14:00 - 14:45

Executive Round Table Panel Discussion Session

Topic: Wholesale Industry in the Digital Age – Challenges and opportunities emerging from data hungry products and services

15:00 - 15:40

Executive Round Table Panel Discussion Session

Topic: Business Plans and New Submarine Investment Strategies

16:00 - 16:40

Executive Round Table Panel Discussion Session

Topic: Building New Networks with SDN & NFV

17:00 - 17:30 Official First Day Closure
19:30 - 22:30 Official Networking Cocktail Reception with drinks and canapés, co-hosted by China Unicom
Friday, March 15
09:30 - 10:30 Registration-Morning Coffee Networking Reception
09:30 - 12:30 Member one to one meetings
10:00 - 10:40

Executive Round Table – Women Panel Discussion Session

Topic: How AI transform the wholesale Industry

10:55 - 11:40

Executive Round Table Panel Discussion Session

Topic: New Business Models to meet cables future digital demand and future consumption trends of bandwidth hungry consumers

11:55 - 12:40

Executive Round Table Panel Discussion Session

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

12:30 - 13:30 Networking Session and Lunch Break
13:30 - 17:30 Member one to one meetings
14:00 - 14:45

Executive Round Table Panel Discussion Session. Co-hosted by SG TECH

Topic: Building a Sustainable Data Center Ecosystem in Singapore

16:30 - 17:00 Official Super Cocktail Reception with drinks and Canapes co-hosted by Singtel, Juniper and Xicomm
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.


Special Rate: EUR 220 per night, Single Occupancy. Including tax, breakfast and WIFI.

Rooms on special rate are limited and subject to availability.

To book your room please click here  and complete the form.

Erik van Stokkom
Board Member - MGI

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.

Competition and Regulation Specialist

Nimisha has international expertise in the field of competition and regulation and has worked in consultancy firms and competition regulators in UK, New Zealand and Singapore.

She has led high-profile and complex merger investigations, drafted merger control guidelines and advised government agencies on competition matters involving regulation, policy and public procurement. She conducted economics research, supervised market studies and led a regulatory review at the Singapore Tourism Board.

At the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore, as Deputy Director, Nimisha supervised a seminar on e-commerce and gained in-depth industry knowledge on credit cards, taxis, car parts, liner shipping and cruiseports. In 2015, Nimisha was seconded to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

As an expert, Nimisha has presented to business associations, business schools, universities, workshops for ASEAN government agencies, as well as at the International Competition Network Conference.

She is a former member of the UK Government Economic Service and worked at the Office of Fair Trading and the Radiocommunications Agency, providing economic advice on radio spectrum matters.

Nimisha has a MSc degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She also has a BSc (Hons) degree in Economics from University College London.

Keynote Speaker, Panellist
Pramod Misra
Product Manager-Mobile Analytics at Vodafone Idea Limited

Pramod Misra is a well-known speaker on the topic of data monetisation & customer data enrichment. He is working as product manager with Vodafone Idea Limited. His major developing the roadmap for external data monetization for VIL. He has anchored the development of digital engagement platform and location analytics ( and

He has more than 15 years of full time work experience and worked with companies like Novartis, Procter & Gamble and Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited. He is actively engaged with most of the major Banks, Fintech start-ups & customer intelligence companies on developing new capabilities using mobile analytics. Pramod’s equally important job is being a good husband to his wife Neha and father to his son Prarabdh. Together with them, he stays in Mumbai, India.

LinkedIn page:

Twitter handle : @pramodmisra

Bárbara Navarro
Director Public Policy, Government Relations & Strategy, APAC, EMEA at Google

Technology has brought great benefits and developments in our lives and has changed the way we engage with others, we communicate and even the way we work. From a regulatory point of view, the main challenge that we have in front of us is to find the right balance between innovation and regulation, protection and development. This situation, combined with the fact that it is difficult to keep up with the technological development that is occurring at this moment, mostly led by Artificial Intelligence and its impact, makes even more relevant than ever Public policy and Government Relations profiles, that are able to explain and work hand in hand with regulators and Government to develop smart regulation that allows the ecosystem and its different actors to evolve and continue innovating in a secure environment.

Throughout my more than 20 years of professional career in leadership positions, I have had the opportunity to manage multidisciplinary and international teams and to be involved and influence the most relevant discussions in the digital era as competition, taxes, privacy, IP, Net neutrality, security, AI etc.
Having as a main driver to proactively work to build a strong digital ecosystem and Identify opportunities to promote the importance of technology to the region's development and growth, I am 
used to work cross functional and to build networks of stakeholders that can be supportive and aligned with the digital economy. 
Strong International background in Europe, Asia and Emerging Markets (Middle East, Africa, Russia and South East Asia).

Prof. Lim Swee Cheang
Specialist in Digital Transformation and Agile Management

From 2018, I should have more time to rest and take my sweet time to chart my 'future career'....

Named as one of the key individuals who have made an impact to the infocomm landscape in Singapore. A special feature brought to you by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore.

Christopher Street
Co-Chair, Data Center Committee at SGTech

Christopher (Chris) Street is Group Chief Marketing Officer of ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (STT GDC). He oversees the company’s global marketing initiatives and strategic account management across the company’s portfolio. He was previously Group General Manager of STT GDC, overseeing the company’s data centre portfolio in Singapore, and was responsible for building services and programmes to support customers’ needs across the STT GDC group.

Chris has been in the internet infrastructure industry for over 20 years, and has built and scale businesses in service provider and end-user environments. Prior to STT GDC, he was at Amazon where he was responsible for the acquisition of strategic technical infrastructure such as network and data centre services across the company’s global footprint. Prior to Amazon, Chris held various positions in the Sales, Marketing and Technical Operations functions at companies such as Switch & Data, AT&T, Equinix and CERFnet.

Chris graduated from Baruch College, NYC, with a Master’s in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana University Bloomington, USA.

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

Joshua Au
Head of data centre at A*STAR

Joshua is Head of data centre for A*STAR and manages its corporate data centre. Prior to joining A*STAR, Joshua was with IDA, where he was involved in delivering a resilient and secure hosting environment for the public sector.

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"

Bertrand Guiot
Head Of Infrastructure Sector at Natixis APAC

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Keynote Speaker
Eric Tan
Senior Manager, Solution Sales at Juniper Networks

Eric Tan is Senior Manager, Solution Sales at Juniper Networks. He is responsible for business and solutions development of Packet Optical Technology offerings for penetration of new and existing market segments. He is also involved in regional Pre-Sales role, where he leads the Southeast Asia team in high-value projects working closely with both regional and local partners to ensure quality solutions and drive customer satisfaction.  

Eric Tan holds a Bachelor of Information Technology and industry experience of 15 years in telecommunications, pre-sales, bid management, project management, business development and technologies of IP, Optical (C/DWDM), SDH, FTTx, xDSL & Security across the APAC region.

Prasanna Caliaperoumal
Global Senior Product Manager at Epsilon Telecommunications

Prasanna is a Product Management Specialist with over 8 years of experience in the telecom industry. He specialises in the management of technical and strategic product portfolios and possesses deep knowledge in network services such as such as Ethernet, Cloud Connect, API, on-demand platform, IP and Private Line Services.

As Epsilon’s Global Senior Product Manager, Prasanna is responsible for leading the development and management of overall WAN & Colocation portfolio which include Data Centre Interconnect, Cloud Connect and Internet Exchange (IX) Connect. He plays a pivotal role in growing Epsilon’s Global Interconnect Fabric by working with leading industry experts to develop next generation cloud-centric networks and transform traditional telecom Products onto innovative on-demand platform.

Prasanna graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Master of Science in Communication Engineering.

Keynote Speaker, Panellist
Ka Vin Wong
Managing Director at DC1st

Ka Vin brings with him over 30 years of Executive Management and leadership roles in the ICT industry. He is the Founder and Managing Director of DC1st Pte Ltd, a Singapore company established in 2017.

Prior to establishing DC1st, Ka Vin served as the MD of 1-Net where he led a major rebranding process, continued to grow its revenue by expanding their customer base and built SEA’s 1st Uptime Tier III DCCF DC in Singapore.

Previously, Ka Vin was the MD for CSF Asia where he was responsible for extending CSF Group DC business into Indonesia through the formation of a JV between PT Cyber CSF with KGN Group. He was responsible for constructing Jakarta’s largest and newest Data Center which was designed for the Telecom and Banking Industry. This is now the NTT Nexcenter DC in Jakarta.

Ka Vin spent 11 years in Singapore Technologies Telemedia where he held key management positions.  He was involved in the early days of ST Telemedia’s growth in the industry, working on M&A and tenders for Telco licences both in Singapore and the region. He headed the team that developed the successful proposal for Starhub Mobile. Ka Vin went on to be one of the 2 prime founders of i-STT Data Centre which subsequently became Equinix, the world’s largest data center operator today. At Equinix, Ka Vin was the VP Business Development for Asia and he provided the leadership which ensured all 4 Asia sites delivered a positive EBITDA creating a US$80 million annual recurring revenue contribution from Equinix Asia’s operations by FY 2008.

Ka Vin holds a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science from Sheffield Hallam University.

Harry Toolseram
Consulting Systems Engineer, ASEAN at Juniper Networks

Harry Toolseram, described as a thorough-bred Gemini, has been with Juniper since end 2005. He is a Consulting Engineer attached with the Center of Excellence APAC team. Started off his career as a software developer, military officer, instructor, lecturer, network security, authentication systems architect and currently focusing on helping partners and customers understand and drive business value from Cloud Services and Solutions as a means to ensure continued business sustainability and profitability. In his free time, Harry enjoys scuba diving, watching movies, listening to music and plays the drums for stress management.

Focus Areas:

  • Network automation
  • Cloud Solutions
  • Event driven automation
  • SDN/NFV technologies and solutions
Wouter van Renterghem
Global Business Development Manager & Regional Director APAC at DE-CIX

Wouter joined DE-CIX in January 2018 and is part of the Global Business Development team responsible for expansion, evangelization and growing the global business by developing new strategic initiatives.

He has over fifteen years of experience in Global Peering Strategies and Business Development at various Internet and Network Service Providers in EMEA, APAC, the United States and Russia.


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.

Xia Jie Jessie
Managing director - Southeast Asia at Thoughtworks

Jessie is the Managing Director of ThoughtWorks Southeast Asia. In this role, she is responsible for the operational results, business strategy, software delivery excellence, and new capability development of ThoughtWorks Thailand & Singapore. She also works closely with clients to innovate with emerging technologies, and solve complex tech problems to unlock their growth potential

Jessie joined ThoughtWorks China in 2005 and has held a number of consulting and operational roles during her tenure. She moved to Singapore in 2016 to lead the ThoughtWorks Southeast Asia business. After 13 years with the company, Jessie still believes there is something new to learn everyday!

Shehara Viswanathan
Technology Evangelist and Leader at Cisco

Proven Technology Executive and Leader with over 18 years’ experience in Global Cloud, Technology and Applications industries. Shehara is driven to deliver customer centric strategic solutions that produce significant revenue growth in new markets across MNC, Enterprise, Government, SMB and Retail sectors. 

Shehara has a track record of driving change in medium and large companies to build capability across multiple business units to take new technology portfolios to market from inception. She has experience in driving change within businesses to adopt Agile and Rapid Delivery frameworks.

She is also a frequent speaker and panel member at Cloud and Digital Thought Leadership events.

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Panellist, Welcome Speech
Lim Kian Soon
Head,Carrier Sales at Singtel

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Filippo Giachi
Managing Director for Asia Pacific at DOCOMO Digital

Filippo is Managing Director for Asia Pacific at DOCOMO Digital, the international payments division of NTT DOCOMO of Japan.
During the last few years, Filippo has been leading DOCOMO Digital's tremendous growth in the JAPAC region, and forging enduring relationships with key corporate clients and partners - especially in telecoms, payments and app stores.
Previously, as Business Development Manager for Asia Pacific in RCS, a European media company, Filippo led the launch of OTTs and content partnerships - focusing on music majors, video streaming providers (SVOD), gaming companies and handsets manufacturers (OEM).
Filippo received an MBA degree from SDA Bocconi School of Management, Italy, with a major in Marketing of Media and Entertainment from NYU’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York.

Andreas Hipp
Founder & CEO

Andreas was the Founder and Group CEO of Epsilon Global Communications, which includes Epsilon service provider and Cataleya technology businesses. He is now continuing to supporting the industry’s evolution through his start-up and investment facilitator (Incipio) and his position on the board of Cirrus Core Networks. During his 18 years in the global telecoms community he has contributed to the evolution of the international markets and technologies, creating innovative businesses, and disruptive business models.

Chee Kiat Tee
Telco Technologist (APAC) at Red Hat Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

-Public speaker at international marketing events

-Design open-source based solution for telco clients

-AWS Certified Solution Architect (Associate)

-IBM Certified Infrastructure Architect

-Extensive experience in practicing enterprise methodology such as  ITIL, IBM Team Solution Design Methodology (TeamSD), and HP IT Strategy & Architecture Method (ITSA)

-Familiar with Red Hat open source technologies and extensive experience with various IBM/HP technologies/solutions as well as Huawei NFVi and Huawei MANO solutions

-A MBA degree and a First-Class Honours degree in Computer Science

Andy Ng
General Manager at Socomec

Objective-result focused. Work toward business sustainability by balancing working capital to grow EBIT/DA within a calculated time frame. Business shall capitalize on current stronghold in DataCentre, Infrastructure and Government market segments and endeavour to grow new business segments for FSI and TUMI. Advocate a systematic business approach, supported by a committed Socomec business and operations team to enable success and sustainability. Responsibility, Openness and Commitment are the business core values that form the fundamental building blocks of Socomec's business in the last 95 years.

17 years experience in Data Centre industry, with 12 years of experience in Sales and Business Development, starting off with 5 years of experience in Project Management. Initial 5 years involved managing projects for ICT and M&E with Century Technology, then DataSphere. Started the Sales portfolio with Emerson Network Power and managing the Enterprise Sales Team for Singapore. Strategic business planning and execution were key to business enablement for the role of Head of Sales, Enterprise. Business segments included BFSI, IDC, Gov and Manufacturing.

Responsibilities in Socomec include nurturing and developing business developer talents for business growth, streamlining operations for efficiency, up-skilling of employees to develop a competent workforce that creates a competitive advantage for Socomec in the market. Coupled with appropriate controls on indirect costs, the company sets to achieve healthier balance sheet YoY. A company with 95 years of engineering expertise, Socomec offers power solutions and technologies for Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), Static Switch, Auto Transfer Switch (ATS) and Power Quality Monitoring System (PQMS) that support critical infrastructures and facilities that are downtime-averse, globally.

Stree Naidu
Vice President, Asia Pacific & Japan at Cato Networks

Stree manages Cato’s overall business operations in the APJ region. In his previous role at Imperva, Stree’s technical knowledge and experience developing and growing software businesses were key to providing solutions that helped customers protect against data security threats. With more than 21 years of experience in the Asia Pacific IT industry, he has earned his reputation as a leading authority in IT, channels and data security for both the public and private sectors. 

Stree holds an M.B.A from Deakin University.

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