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Sunday, 17 January 2016
Time: 09.00–10.30

09.00–10.30
Submarine Cable Workshop: Waves of Change! (First Session)

Sponsored by:

Submarine cables remain critical infrastructure for the modern world. Today, submarine cables carry over 98% of intercontinental data traffic, providing a web of comprehensive connectivity, reliability and redundancy. But the connectivity needs and technology of our world continues to change – our industry is critical to support and drive such global development. PTC’16 will examine cable protection and regulatory development, the latest developments in system design and upgrade, and focus on issues critical to the ongoing success of the Global Submarine Cable industry.

Regional Roundup:  
Review and update submarine cable developments over the last twelve months around the globe. Consider what’s new on the legal and regulatory scene – and take a peek into what’s happening in the world of Cable Protection, Marine Support and Operations!

Presenters:
Americas/Atlantic/Europe
Wayne Nielsen, WFN Strategies LLC

Asia Pacific
Shota Masuda,
NEC

India/ME/Africa
Byron Clatterbuck, SECOM

Latam/Caribbean
Joel Ogren, 
Ocean Networks, Inc.

Cable O&M and Cableship Matters
Dean Veverka, Southern Cross Cable Network

Regulatory
Kent Bressie, 
Harris, Wilshire, Grannis LLP

"Think SMART": Science Monitoring and Reliable Telecommunications
John Mariano,
 The David Ross Group, Inc. 

Moderator

Paul McCann

Paul McCann

Managing Director, McCann Consulting International
Australia

Presenters

Kent Bressie

Kent Bressie

Partner, Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP
USA

Shota Masuda

Shota Masuda

Senior Manager, Submarine Network Division, NEC Corporation
Japan

Asia-Pacific Update
Wayne Nielsen

Wayne Nielsen

Managing Director, WFN Strategies, LLC
USA

Joel Ogren

Joel Ogren

COO, Ocean Networks, Inc.
USA

Dean Veverka

Dean Veverka

Director, Network & VP, Operations, Southern Cross Cable Network
Australia

09.00–10.30
Emergency Communications Workshop: Reimagining Emergency Telecoms (First Session)

Organized by:

Since 2007, eCLIC (the Emergency Communications Leadership and Innovation Center) has evangelized the principles of democratized innovation and collaborative leadership to improve emergency communications. For years, we have spread this message at the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) Annual  “Emergency Communications & Disaster Management workshop” (ECDM), the US Pacific Command’s Pacific Endeavor (PE), Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley’s Disaster Management Initiative (DMI), and other venues.

In 2009, eCLIC and Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley joined forces. CMUSV/eCLIC collaboratively supported both PE and PTC 2009 through 2015. Again, we will support the ECDM workshop on 17 JAN, at PTC’16 in Oahu, Hawaii (see www.ptc.org). For 2015, REDCOM’s Klaus Gueldenpfennig and O3b’s Jack Deasy joined Pat Lanthier as Co-Chairs of the PTC ECDM.

PTC and the ECDM workshop are international events. The full conference attracts 1000+ leaders from communications companies, governments, military, humanitarian groups, academia and emergency services from 50+ countries. The ECDM also collaborates with USPACOM’s PE (23 countries, via the Multinational Communications Interoperability Program - MCIP) and the UN Working Group on Emergency Communications (UNWGET).

We invite you to collaborate with us at PTC’16. Help us “Reimagine Emergency Telecoms” via a “Whole Community” approach for Emergency Communications and Disaster Management (ECDM).

Moderator

Pat Lanthier

Pat Lanthier

Chairman, Emergency Communications Leadership & Innovation Center, Carnegie Mellon University, and, Principal, Rivera / Lanthier & Associates
USA

Presenters

Peter Colvin

Peter Colvin

Director, Humanitarian Assistance & Human Security Programs, Pacific Disaster Center
USA

Charles DeRoller

Charles DeRoller

Director, International Sales, Marketing, REDCOM
USA

Larry Osborn

Larry Osborn

Aerospace Consultant, and Investor / Advisor, DreamHammer
USA

John Rosica

John Rosica

President, NVIS Communications, LLC. / Barrett Communications Consulting
USA

Ed Young Jr.

Ed Young Jr.

Retired Regional Deputy Director, NOAA, National Weather Service Pacific Region
USA

09.00–10.30
Satellite Workshop: The Teleport of Tomorrow

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What will the successful teleport operating company of 2020 look like? Accelerating changes in technology and in current and evolving markets suggest that “business as usual” will not be a recipe for success. In this session, we will reflect on the significant trends teleport executives see in the business, and explore how their facilities, procedures, customer relationships, capital needs and fundamental business strategies may need to change as a result.

Moderator

Randall Barney

Randall Barney

Membership Director, World Teleport Association (WTA)

The Teleport of Tomorrow

Panelists

Mark Ayers

Mark Ayers

Director, RF Engineering, Network Services, GCI Communication Corporation
USA

Stuart Daughtridge

Stuart Daughtridge

VP, Advanced Technology, Kratos Defense and Security
USA

Gary Hatch

Gary Hatch

CEO, ATCi
USA

Frederick Morris

Frederick Morris

VP, Product Marketing, ComTech EF Data
USA

Valerie Pettit

Valerie Pettit

President, Futaris, Inc.
USA

09.00–10.30
Research Workshop: Revisiting the Universal Service Obligation (USO) in the Era of Abundance

As an important measure to protect telecommunications consumers, various different forms of USO have been designed and implemented in the U. S., Europe, and Asia Pacific after the middle of 1980’s when the regulators started to introduce market competition. In the recent years, with the development of new technologies and new services, the USO issue has once more been put under the spotlight by regulators in many countries.

This session aims to create a forum to present the current USO policy debates in the U.S.,  E.U., Korea and Japan. The FCC in the U.S. has started to discuss new regulatory framework called the Connect America Fund as the alternatives of the current USO. In Australia, with the development of the National Broadband Network, the old USO scheme has been reconsidered in 2012 and again in 2015. In EU and Japan, the USO scheme implemented in 2005 has been revised twice, and the government report addressed the necessity to introduce a new concept of USO, but the study group has yet to be formalized.

It becomes clear that regulators in these countries have expressed concerns on the current USO scheme in the new technological and policy environment, where people have a big variety of service options and high-speed Internet provision in addition to the traditional fixed line telephony service. In this new environment, fundamental USO issues shall be reconsidered, such as the definition of universal service and emerging issues shall be discussed such as the role of mobile carriers and OTT in the USO scheme.

Presentations from the U.S., E.U., Japan and Korea in this session will provide a comparative picture of the current USO debates in these countries.

Moderator

Christina Higa

Christina Higa

Associate Director, Telecommunications and Social Informatics Research Program (UH TASI) &, Co-director, Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center, Social Science Research Institute (SSRI), University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa
USA

Presenters

Erik Bohlin

Erik Bohlin

Professor, Department of Technology Management & Economics, Chalmers University of Technology
Sweden

Krishna Jayakar

Krishna Jayakar

Associate Professor & Co-director, Institute for Information Policy, Pennsylvania State University
USA

You Can’t Compete with Free: The Effect of Over-the-Top Services on Traditional Carrier Revenues
Eun-A Park

Eun-A Park

Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, Film and Media Studies, University of New Haven
USA

CONFERENCE SPONSORS hide▲show▼

  • ADVA Optical Networking
  • CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited
  • CITIC Telecom International
  • Biznet
  • CenturyLink
  • Colt Technology Services
  • Shaw Business
  • Comcast Wholesale
  • China Telecom
  • MegaSys
  • Harris
  • Verizon Wholesale
  • China Unicom Global Limited
  • BTI Systems
  • Paul Hastings
  • Level 3 Communications
  • Vodafone
  • REDCOM
  • Arbor Networks
  • Wolfe
  • PCCW Global
  • Telus
  • ATLANTIC-ACM
  • Infinera
  • CoreSite
  • TNZI
  • Digital Realty
  • World Hub Communications Limited
  • Ciena
  • GTT
  • Telstra
  • Lumen Networks

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  • ADVA Optical Networking
  • CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited
  • CITIC Telecom International
  • Biznet
  • CenturyLink
  • Colt Technology Services
  • Shaw Business
  • Comcast Wholesale
  • China Telecom
  • MegaSys
  • Harris
  • Verizon Wholesale
  • China Unicom Global Limited
  • BTI Systems
  • Paul Hastings
  • Level 3 Communications
  • Vodafone
  • REDCOM
  • Arbor Networks
  • Wolfe
  • PCCW Global
  • Telus
  • ATLANTIC-ACM
  • Infinera
  • CoreSite
  • TNZI
  • Digital Realty
  • World Hub Communications Limited
  • Ciena
  • GTT
  • Telstra
  • Lumen Networks
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