The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

Los Angeles Convention Center,
Los Angeles, California, USA

Panel III: Global Market for Subsea Fiber Optic Networking Applications

Panel III: Global Market for Subsea Fiber Optic Networking Applications

Tuesday, 21 March
14:30 - 16:00

Eve Griliches; Cisco Systems, Inc., USA

Panel Description:

Submarine optical networks form the backbone of global communication networks that connect different continents and countries. Conventional submarine networks are mainly for long distance point-to-point links. The rapid growth of the dynamic Internet traffic and IoT services not only lead to exponential bandwidth demand, but also require the network to be more flexible. As a result, submarine optical networks are evolving from the conventional static networks to more flexible ones with different distances and bandwidth requirements. Furthermore, new subsea fiber optic networking applications, such as sensing, scientific observation, security, and oil/gas exploration and production, are adding the opportunities and challenges for subsea fiber optic networks.
This Market Watch session will provide an overview of various technologies and applications in subsea fiber optic networking, such as:

  • Trans-oceanic high bandwidth data communication

  • Reconfigurable submarine optical networking and switching

  • Sensing and monitoring of subsea physical structures and systems

  • Control and data transmission between offshore and onshore oil/gas facilities and in subsea tieback system

  • Infrastructure security monitoring and intrusion detection

  • Ocean bottom scientific observation and environmental exploration


Takaaki Ogata; AGM, NEC corporation, Japan
Georg Mohs; Sr. Director System Design and PM, TE Subcom, USA
Lisa Bickford; Network Operations Sr. Program Manager, Google Fiber
David Smith; SVP Network Operations, Hibernia Networks, USA  
Rao Lingampalli; Sr. Manager Optical Network Architecture, Equinix, USA 


Eve Griliches; Cisco Systems, Inc., USA

Eve Griliches is a Product Line Manager at Cisco for Optical Planning Tools and Multi-Layer Solutions. Previously, Eve was Director of Solutions Marketing at BTI Systems, and Managing Partner of the global research firm ACG Research where she was VP of Optical Networking. Before ACG, Eve served as IDC Program Director for Telecommunications Equipment, where she provided in-depth analysis on key telecom market technologies. Additionally, Eve has more than 10 years of product management experience at equipment vendors including Marconi (Ericsson), PhotonEx, Nortel Networks, Bay Networks and Wellfleet Communications. She also spent four years at Thinking Machines Corporation, one of the first parallel processing supercomputer companies.

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