GeneralSubOptic Spotlight Virtual Roundtable


SubOptic is launching a series of virtual roundtable events to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the global subsea SubOptic COVID-19 Roundtabletelecommunications industry. Every few weeks, as part of SubOptic Spotlight, our industry experts will explore the robustness of the global network to increasing demand; the necessity of repair capability & challenges imposed by maritime/immigration restrictions; supply chain issues and their impact on construction and upgrades; the ever-greater importance of government authorities in supporting these critical network activities and more.

Join us on 22 April as we kick off our first SubOptic Spotlight entitled: NAVIGATING COVID-19: ITS IMPACT ON THE SUBMARINE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY.

In our first SubOptic Spotlight, our executive speakers will share the high-level challenges, priorities, solutions and needs the industry is facing in this time of crisis. Join us to hear from influential industry thought leaders as we strive to navigate through this unprecedented time.

The panel features the following speakers:

Moderator: Elaine Stafford, Managing Partner, DRG Undersea Consulting

Speakers: Najam Ahmad, VP, Network Engineering, FAcebook

Naoki Yoshida, Executive VP, NEC

Bruce Neilson-Watts, Managing Director – Telecoms at Global Marine Systems Ltd

Alain Biston, President & CEO Alcatel Submarine Network

Ken Bressie, Partner, Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP

Click here to register for the first SubOptic Spotlight (on 22 April 2020 at 9:00 AM ET/ 1:00 PM UTC/ 10:00 PM Japan Standard Time). See details about the entire series here.