November 15, 2017 – Deep Blue Cable, the developer, owner and operator of a state-of-the-art subsea fibre-optic system providing connectivity across the Caribbean islands and to the Americas, has announced that its CTO, Alasdair Wilkie, will speak at the World Ocean Council: The Sustainable Ocean Summit 2017 in Halifax, Canada. Mr. Wilkie is also the Chairman of the Atlantic Cable Maintenance Agreement, a non-profit cooperative cable maintenance agreement whose members are companies responsible for the operations and maintenance of undersea communications and power cables, as well as Oil & Gas Platform operators in the Atlantic, North Sea, and Southeastern Pacific Ocean.
Mr. Wilkie will join other panel members on the Plenary Session, Ocean 2030: Ocean Industry Projections and the Future of the Ocean Economy to discuss topics covering ocean transportation, energy, food, tourism, communications and minerals.
Plenary Session – Ocean 2030: Ocean Industry Projections and the Future of the Ocean Economy
World Ocean Council: The Sustainable Ocean Summit 2017
Marriott Harbourfront Hotel in Halifax, Canada
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Alasdair Wilkie, Chief Technology Officer, Deep Blue Cable
Kathy Metcalf, President and CEO, Chamber of Shipping of America
Samantha Smith, Director, Blue Globe Solutions
Romain Provost, General Delegate Middle East and Renewables, Evolen
Joe Martens, Director, New York Offshore Wind Alliance
Annie Dallman, Vice-Chair, Ocean Energy Systems, International Energy Agency
Marc Taconet, Senior Fishery Officer, Statistics and Information Branch, UN Food and Agriculture Organization
Melanie Siggs, Director of Strategic Engagements, Global Aquaculture Alliance
Rutger-de-Graaf van Dinther, Founder Blue 21, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences
Claire Jolly, Head, Innovation Policies for Space and Oceans, Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, OECD
About Deep Blue Cable:
Based in St. Lucia, Deep Blue Cable is the developer, owner and operator of a state-of-the art subsea fibre-optic system providing connectivity across the Caribbean islands and to the United States. Spanning approximately 12,000 km, the Deep Blue cable’s initial landing points will be in 14 markets throughout the region, including the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Colombia, Curaçao, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Panama, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands, and the U.S. By ensuring competitive pricing and resilience through alternative supply, Deep Blue cable will provide connectivity to international and regional telecommunications operators, regional network providers, Over-the-Top (OTT) providers, data centres, government, and large enterprises, including financial services, and oil and gas companies. For more information, visit www.deepbluecable.com.
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