CC Submarine Summit - London 13th & 14th February

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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 organized its annual CC – Submarine Summit edition in London in 2019 at the Royal Lancaster Hotel on 13th & 14th February to enable the industry players to meet and network in one place with their peers.

 

More than 1000+ telecom executives representing submarine cable operators, content providers, data-capacity operators, datacenters, cloud companies, MVNO, fixed and internet exchanges and other related segments attended, met and networked at the event while exploring business opportunities, discussing latest market trends and show casing their latest solutions. All Subsea registered guests had also free access to the 12th annual Europe 2019 Global Carrier Community Meeting (GCCM) and Digital Cloud Summit and MVNO Summit in London. For further details please click GCCM and Digital Cloud sites.

REASONS TO ATTEND CC Submarine Summit - London
  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
Tuesday, February 12
20:00 - 22:00 Pre-event get together with drinks and canapés at Dirty Martini Hanover Square
Co-hosted by Data Access Solutions and QBR
Wednesday, February 13
08:30 - 10:30 Registration-Morning Coffee Networking Reception
08:30 - 12:30 Members one-to-one meetings
10:15 - 11:15

Executive Session on Services: Panel and Roundtable

“The MVNO of the future”

11:45 - 12:30

Executive Round Table Panel Discussion Session

Topic: “Next Generation Networks & how Software Defined Networks (SDN) reshaping and changing networks“

12:30 - 13:30 Networking Session and Lunch Break
13:30 - 17:30 Members one-to-one meetings
14:00 - 15:00

Executive Session on Platforms: Keynote, Panel and Roundtable

“Building Flexible Platforms”

15:15 - 16:00

Executive Round Table Panel Discussion Session.

Topic:“ New Business Models around Cloud for Service Providers “

17:00 - 17:30 Official First Day Closure
19:30 - 22:30 Welcome Networking Reception with drinks, canapés, live show and DJ at Mahiki Mayfair
Co-hosted by Xicomm, Dial Telekommunications and Qatama
Thursday, February 14
09:30 - 10:30 Registration-Morning Coffee Networking Reception
09:30 - 12:30 Members one-to-one meetings
10:30 - 11:15

Executive Round Table Panel Discussion Session.

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

11:30 - 12:30

Executive Session on Infrastructure: Panel and Roundtable 

“Opening up capacity”

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

Executive Round Table Panel Discussion Session

Topic: “How do operators face the increasing threat of fraud in wholesale business?“

15:00 - 15:45

Executive Round Table Panel Discussion Session

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

17:00 - 17:30 Official Closure
19:00 - 22:00 Closing Evening Networking Reception with drinks, food and Live Show at Hard Rock Cafe
Hosted by New Telco
VENUE
Royal Lancaster London Hotel
Lancaster Terrace, London W2 2TY, UK
+44 20 7551 6000

Royal Lancaster London is Hyde Park’s commanding mid-century architectural icon born and built in the swinging 60s. Our happy history has seen us hip, handsome and rolling with the times in our unrivalled London location. Today, here in the 21st century we’re proud of the knowledge and expertise we’ve gained over half a century as one of London’s leading hotels.

 

Corporate rates with Breakfast & WIFI (including VAT)
Single Occupancy: £259,20  per night.
Double Occupancy: £284,40 per night.

To reserve a room at special corporate rate, please contact the hotel [email protected] 

The special rate is the subject of availability.

Kindly note: The above rates applies on the dates 12th – 14th February. For any other dates you need to contact the hotel.

Suggested Hotels nearby Lancaster Hotel: 

  • Mercure London Hyde Park Hotel (for Hotel page click here)
  • The Westbourne Hyde Park (for Hotel page click here)
  • Corus Hotel Hyde Park (for Hotel page click here)
SPEAKERS & PANELLISTS
Moderator
Erik van Stokkom
Director at VSC
Biography

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.

Moderator
Arun Dehiri
Managing Director at Red Dawn Consulting
Biography
Arun Dehiri is Red Dawn’s founder and Managing Director. He is a pioneering management consultant with 23 years of experience in media, telecoms, finance & management. Arun has spent 17 years in leading professional service firms including PWC, TMNG & Analysys Mason, grounded with 6 years of industry roles within BSkyB and Orange.
 
Arun originally founded a boutique consultancy in 2004, which was acquired by Analysys Mason where on the Executive Board, led its Telecoms Sector and was the Sales Director. Arun leads strategy development and delivery teams for blue-chip brands and early growth companies across the globe addressing strategic & operational requirements. Most comfortable at the white board, Arun inspires clients to realise corporate visions and personal aspirations by delivering his thought leadership in a clear, concise and considered manner.
 
He has developed strong C-level relationships and a trusted team of high performing consultants with both sales & operational capabilities.He has an exceptional approach to identify opportunities through market insights, listening to clients needs, and rapidly translating these into a solution framework. He is regular conference speaker and an expert in convergence, pricing, proposition innovation, mobile virtual network operators (MVNO), sales optimisation, mobile applications, enterprise solutions, mobile banking, financial and organisational transformation,IT & networking and KPI optimisation. Arun has developed a rich toolkit of robust analytical and strategic programme methodologies.
Moderator
Jose Garcia
Owner at GTC
Biography

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.

Specialties:
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.

Panellist
Abdullah Alsamhan
General Manager for International Cable Systems Management at STC, Chairman of SEA-ME-WE-5
Biography

Abdullah Alsamhan was appointed in 2013 as General Manager for International Cable Systems Management in STC’s Wholesale Business Unit.
Under his leadership, STC continues to be play a major role in the region & all consortium and other international cable systems; with him leading the evolution and development of STC's robust global network including STC's International Submarine Cable Networks.
STC’s International Cable Systems is enabling STC to maintain its position as one of the main supplier of bandwidth in the region and as a provider of innovative, reliable and high-quality telecommunications services.
Prior to his current position, Alsamhan was General Manager, International Network & Service Management Operations where he successfully steered STC international network, contributing and collaborating with key stakeholders in STC to promote the adoption of the latest technology and services within KSA.
Abdullah Alsamhan has more than 30 years of leadership and management telecom experience in the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia region driving regional and global business development and strategic growth, strategic partnership, joint ventures and alliances, products’ and services’ visibility and managing telecom salesforces across multiple geographies, including Strategy & Business Development, Technology Development and Operation, Financial Planning, in addition to his active participation & leading many international cable organizations.
• Chairman of the Management Committee for SMW4 (South East Asia Middle East Western Europe-4) from January 2010 to February 2018, and leading the biggest upgrade undertaken for this system.
• Chairman of the Management Committee for SMW5 (South East Asia Middle East Western Europe-5) since November 2017; the last and most advance and famous series of submarine cables in the industry.
• Currently, Chairman of Management Committee for Africa-1 cable system.
• Chairman of the Technical Committee of JADI (Jeddah Amman Damascus Instable) Cable System, which is the first cable connecting Middle East & Europe through terrestrial link and as an alternative route.
• Chairman of the Technical Committee of SAS1 & SAS2 (Saudi Arabia Sudan) cables.
• Representing Saudi Telecom Company (STC) in all major subsea international events and conferences. He is also managing STC investment in all international cable systems STC is investing in (SMW3, SMW4, SMW5, IMEWE, EIG, SAS1, SAS2, EASSy).
Alsamhan possesses vision for long term strategic planning and developing new markets, and vast international work experience. He is an expert in building internal and external collaborative relationships, developing creative and innovative initiatives, exploiting new business opportunities and driving strategic programs through complex negotiations.
Alsamhan obtained his BSc in Electrical Engineering from King Saud University – Riyadh KSA in 1988.

Panellist
Conrad Mallon
Chief Network Architect at SSE Enterprise Telecoms
Biography

With over 30 years’ experience in the telecoms industry, Conrad brings a wealth of knowledge to his role as Chief Network Architect at SSE Enterprise Telecoms having previously held several senior roles at Level 3, which included overseeing many large-scale network enhancements and significantly expanding their European network reach. Within SSE Enterprise Telecoms, Conrad is responsible for defining, delivering and maintaining the technical architectures that support our existing portfolio, as well as any new ground-breaking technologies.

Moderator
Christopher Street
Co-Chair, Data Center Committee at SGTech & Group Chief Marketing Officer at ST Telemedia Global Data Centers
Biography

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.

Panellist
Jimmy Jones
Telecom Business Development Lead at Positive Technologies
Biography

He worked in telecoms for over twenty years building a wide range of experience in various engineering roles within major operators such as WorldCom, and vendors like Nortel, Genband and now Positive Technologies.

His initial time in the industry was spent working extensively on legacy telecom exchanges, moving from maintenance, to commissioning, integration, and then specializing in protocols. In 2005 he made his first move into telecom security, taking a position with a vendor specializing in SBC’s. Then in 2017 the opportunity came to join Positive Technologies which has provided the chance to see telecoms security in a different perspective.

Panellist
Alexei Yanson
CEO at Lanck Telecom
Biography

Alexey Yanson graduated from St. Petersburg State University with the degree in Economy and Business Administration. Alexey has been with LANCK Telecom since the company foundation. Started as a Business Development Manager 17 years ago, Alexey became CEO of LANCK Telecom in 2008. Under auspices of Alexey LANCK has become one of the relevant telecom market players involved in GSMA association, PTC, CC and other telecom carrier communities.

Keynote Speaker
Gary Bunney
CEO at MDS Global
Biography

Gary has been leading software companies focussed on the telecoms market for 20 years. Early in his career he established a new telecoms software division within ICL/Fujitsu before going on to be COO of Intec Telecoms. Here he played a pivotal role in growing the business to over £100m turnover in an eight-year period. He subsequently became COO of the messaging company Myriad AG before joining MDS Global as CEO in 2015. MDS Global are the European experts in convergent real-time charging, billing and analytics. Their customers include market leading MVNOs like TalkTalk Business and Carphone Warehouse’s iD Mobile.

Moderator, Panellist
Daniel Preiskel
Senior Partner at Preiskel & Co
Biography

Daniel is a co-founder of Preiskel & Co and has over 20 years’ experience working in the telecoms, media and technology sectors, advising across the globe.  He has been ranked for over 15 years in major independent research guides as one of the world’s leading communications lawyers.

He is particularly recognised for commercial and regulatory work in the UK and overseas. He also advises various clients (including a major Korean handset manufacturer) on international investments and acquisitions as well as on major privatisations.  Recent work includes advising a group of mobile operators and content providers in reversing a decision of a European telecoms regulator.  He has recently been advising Japanese and Middle Eastern mobile network operators on MVNOs as well as advising a range of MVNOs & MVNAs in various continents.  Daniel, together with his international team, typically advises companies on the legal aspects of their multi-national services, with an increasing amount of advice on cloud issues, software as a service, privacy and data retention issues.

Panellist
Denis Morozov
CEO at Klucz Mobile
Biography

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Panellist
Ian Oliver
Head of Solutions for Nokia in the UK&I
Biography

Ian is a telecommunication professional and has been working in the industry for 30 years.  Ian’s passion is working with those who seek to develop cross technology end to end solutions based upon sound business drivers, as well as evangelising new technologies and solutions that have the potential to add value to an operator’s business. As Head of Solutions for Nokia in the UK&I our aim is to build a clear technical vision linked to Nokia’s customer’s business strategy, build senior technical relationships and aim to maximise cross sell and multi-technology opportunities for our customers and Nokia. In addition, based upon market, regulatory and technology trends we look to identify key areas of focus for new Nokia opportunities within the UK&I. Previous roles during Ian’s career have included heading technical and commercial pre-sales teams and providing senior engineering ICT consultancy services and technical project management services to a global client base. Ian is a Chartered Engineer and holds a BSc. (Hons) in Electronic Engineering from Bangor University (UCNW), a MSc in Telecommunications & Information Systems from the University of Essex and is a Member of the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET).

Panellist
Adam Godwin
Head of Wholesale EMEA at Telstra
Biography

Adam is Head of Wholesale EMEA for Telstra, a leading telecommunications and technology company. Based in London, he oversees Telstra’s wholesale business in EMEA, with responsibility for developing and driving the business strategy, as well as wholesale and OTT customer relationships.

With a strong focus on the customer experience and building value for wholesale partners, Adam has led the EMEA wholesale business to record large referenced deals with customers such as BT, Telia, BICS, Colt, KPN and GTT.

Adam has over 20 years’ experience in the telecoms industry, having held a number of roles at Verizon, AAPT and Pacnet prior to joining Telstra. He is a dual national of the United Kingdom and Australia, a country where he spent a decade building his career.

Outside of work, Adam is a father of four as well as a keen footballer and coach.

Panellist
Maggie Parry
Vice President of Sales, Carrier and Wholesale at AquaComms
Biography

Maggie Parry is Vice President of Sales, Carrier and Wholesale, responsible for driving revenue growth through this vertical. Maggie joined Aqua Coms in 2015 and has more than three decades of telecommunications experience, including fifteen years in the submarine cable arena. She has worked for companies including ITT Worldcom, Telstra UK, MFS, Level 3 Communications and Apollo Submarine Cable System LTD. Prior to her role at Aqua Comms, Maggie spent eight years as a Sales Director at Hibernia Atlantic. She has a B.A in International Relations and Affairs from the University of Colerado at Boulder, and is based in Bromley, UK.

Panellist
Eddie Adnan Jamil
Managing Director at Universal Call
Biography

 

Eddie is the founder and Managing Director of Universal Call Limited.

Eddie has over 25 years of experience in the Telecoms industry. He has held several senior positions during his career with British Telecom.

Eddie has lived and worked in Spain, US and Asia Pac, he is fluent in 6 languages. Specialising in outsourcing he held the positions from Directorship to CEO, conducting positive business at board levels around the world. Eddie has won several awards on his outstanding performances.

Panellist
Paul Bassa
EVP Mobile Cloud at Digitalk
Biography

As EVP Mobile Cloud, Paul leads Digitalk’s cloud-based ‘MVNE as a Service’ business unit, supporting MNOs, MVNAs and MVNOs. Paul has an extensive background in the telecoms industry, working with both operators and vendors in a range of executive roles to deliver innovative and successful communications products and services.

Panellist
Chris van Zinnicq Bergmann
Head of Carrier Sales in Europe at Global Cloud Xchange
Biography

Chris van Zinnicq Bergmann has over twenty years of experience in the global telecommunications sector. He started his telecommunications career in Amsterdam where he held corporate as well as sales related positions at BT, Unisource (a joint venture between KPN, Telia and Swisscom) and AT&T-Unisource.

In 1999, Chris left Europe to move to Los Angeles, where he became a member of the team that started the operations of Asia Global Crossing, which later evolved into Pacnet, a subsea cable operator in the Asia Pacific region which in 2014 has been acquired by Telstra. In 2002, Chris relocated to Singapore from where he headed the company’s market expansion activities in Southeast Asia and India and from 2005 to 2008 was the regional head for Southeast Asia and India, responsible for the company’s wholesale and enterprise business in this region. At the end of 2008, Chris moved back to Amsterdam to take up the role of regional head for Europe and North America (until the end of 2010) and subsequently for Europe, the Middle East and India. In 2014, Chris joined Global Cloud Xchange and is currently based in Amsterdam as the head of Carrier Sales in Europe.

Panellist
Matthew Whalley
Director & Co-Founder at Ilex Content Strategies
Biography

Matthew Whalley co-founded content marketing agency Ilex Content Strategies.

Ilex supports Tech and Telecoms companies with Public Relations, Marketing Content and Sales Enablement. It supports the development of Channel Partner Programmes, Lead Generation campaigns and Offline and Online engagement. Ilex serves start-ups through to billion-dollar businesses in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and the Americas.

Matthew was the editor of Capacity magazine and the European Technology Content Director at global PR firm Edelman.

His business development skills and entrepreneurial spirit have allowed him to create a content marketing business from the ground up and see it succeed as a thriving global business.

Panellist
Kim Craven
MD at Lifecycle Software
Biography

Kim founded Lifecycle in 1995 after 20 years of working in blue chip companies performing various technical, project and business consulting roles. He has built the company into a sustainable force in the telecoms market, continuously driving forward innovation.

Kim is an active director of Lifecycle working in both R&D and Business Development. 

Panellist
Othman Cheddadi
Sourcing Manager at Legos
Biography

As a sourcing manager, Othman is exploring the world of Telecoms to find new partners for Legos. Graduated from Audencia, his career has led him from Morocco to France and, now, Spain. As a former analyst and consultant, Othman is always curious about new market trends and constantly looking for buying and selling opportunities.

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