DRG, an advisory firm specializing in helping clients develop international telecom infrastructure with a special emphasis on undersea fiber optic networks, announces that its Managing Partner, Elaine Stafford, will moderate the Telecom Exchange (TEX) NYC CEO Roundtable, Taking Stock: Today’s Subsea Cable Space, taking place June 21, from 1:20 – 2:05 pm. Telecom Exchange, held June 20-21 at Cipriani Wall Street, is the premier industry networking event where communications and technology meet.

Ms. Stafford has been leading the development, engineering, implementation and sales of undersea fiber-optic cable system projects worldwide since the early 1980s and brings a wealth of experience to the TEX CEO Roundtable as discussion facilitator. Roundtable panelists include Matthew Ma, Executive of Network Engineering, Tata Communications; Mike Cunningham, Chief Executive Officer, Crosslake Fibre; Chris McKee, General Counsel and EVP, Corporate Development GTT and Eduardo Falzoni, CEO of GlobeNet.

Ms. Stafford will facilitate a discussion around how emerging trends are redefining today’s and tomorrow’s subsea cable systems. Most notably the panel will discuss:  OTT participation in new cables; increasing international capacity demand; the impact of  pricing and bandwidth consumption on project investments; latency and diversity. The panelists will help to take stock of the technological advancements and business trends driving today’s subsea cable marketplace.

“I’m truly looking forward to this discussion,” states Stafford. “In recent years, DRG has witnessed major shifts in our industry, heralding a new phase of its evolution. JSA has organized a stellar set of panelists, each bringing their own view from their unique vantage point of the undersea industry. Their goal is to help us all better understand what lies ahead  and how best to navigate the future. That’s what I hope this session’s attendees walk away with.”

“We are honored to have Ms. Stafford join our c-level speaker line-up at TEX,” continues Jaymie Scotto Cutaia, Founder & CEO of JSA, the host of Telecom Exchange.  “TEX is an executive-level networking event where the focus is to ‘meet the people behind the networks’, gain access and insight, and directly connect to key industry leaders and close business. Known for a level of detail unique to the industry, TEX provides the exact PoP locations of our over 100 exhibiting companies, so guests can know if a deal is potentially one cross connect away. It also offers AI-driven one-on-one meeting matchmaking and of course, our legendary CEO Roundtables, to provide the 600+ telecom and technology attendees ‘smart networking’.”

JSA will be taking questions for our panelists on Twitter. Please tweet to @TelecomExchange to get your question heard. 

Telecom Exchange NYC will be held on June 20-21, 2017, at Cipriani Wall Street. Exhibit tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis; there are a limited number of sponsorship packages remaining. For more information, email info@thetelecomexchange.com or visit http://www.thetelecomexchange.com.