A Look at Program Topics for SubOptic 2019 – Part 2

The official “Call for Papers” has been announced so let’s take a look at the last four topics to be addressed at the event at the 2019 event in New Orleans, 8-11 April.Blog Post
April 12, 2018

The official “Call for Papers” has been announced so let’s take a look at the last four topics to be addressed at the event at the SubOptic 2019 event in New Orleans, 8-11 April.

The Program of SubOptic 2019 continues to be “for the industry, by the industry.”  And therefore, requires great collaboration and participation from industry experts and presenters.  Blog Part 1 (Link) goes into details on the process and the first four topics: Networks of the Future, Wet Technology, Dry Technology and Marine Advancements. This is your opportunity as a professional in the industry to educate fellow colleagues and initiate discussion, advancement and innovation within the industry.

Today we’ll briefly review the four additional topics to be included in the SubOptic 2019 program:

The fifth topic is overseen by Kent Bressie with Harris, Wilshire & Grannis. Bressie and his committee will review abstracts that address  “Regulatory, Legal & Security” as it pertains to the subsea telecommunications industry. Abstracts may discuss terrestrial routes and how the differ from subsea needs, customer privacy, data security, as well as network and landing station security.

The sixth topic is “Commercial and Funding” to be led by Papers Vice Chair, Bernard Loga, MainOne. This area will accept papers that address funding types, the role of the consultant in the development/installation process, business case developments, best practices in system project development and the impact of geopolitics on the cable industry.

The “Global Citizen” topic is overseen by Papers Vice Chair, Nicole Starosielski, New York University. Together her committee is looking to review abstracts on the skilled labor gab, attracting specific demographics to the industry and environmental impact and conservation efforts to consider on behalf of the industry.

The last and eighth topic is “Oil & Gas, Special Markets” overseen by Papers Vice Chair, Denise Tombs, ERM.  Tombs saysWe are looking for papers that will inform attendees and stimulate discussion about special markets, areas of common interest and issues, and innovations with cross-industry benefits for all stages of the capital life cycle.”

If you would like to submit an abstract for consideration, visit the Abstract Submission Guidelines page.  The page provides information on how to create an account and submit your abstract for review as well as deadlines for papers.

The deadline for abstracts is 31 August 2018. 

If you’re interested in a biography on each of the Vice Chairs or want more information on the Master Classes on Monday 8 April 2019, you may view the program information and master class details here.