SubOptic 2023: Navigating The Open Seas – Collaboration On Our Critical Infrastructure

WHEN: 13-16 March 2023
WHERE: Bangkok, Thailand

WHY: SubOptic 2023, the industry-renowned submarine telecoms conference, was held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 13-16 March 2023. A triennial event, the SubOptic conference is the longest-running and most comprehensive conference series in the world for the submarine cable industry. This year, the conference returns after a 4-year wait (due to the pandemic).

SubOptic Foundation Congress on Sustainability, from left: Nicole Starosielski, Merete Caubet, Michael Constable, Dean Veverka, Brian Lavallée, Takahiro Kashima, Andy Palmer-Felgate, Alwyn du Plessis, Emmanuel DanjouE, René d’Avezac de Moran, Michael Clare and Nigel Bayliff
Shark Tank Judges (from left): Geoff Bennett, Elaine Stafford, Valey Kamalov and Olivier Courtois
Erick Contag, Jayne Stowell, Vinay Nagpal, and Eckhard Bruckschen at an evening reception
Erick Contag, Jayne Stowell, Vinay Nagpal, and Eckhard Bruckschen at an evening reception
Shark Tank session hosted by Stephen Grubb (right in shark hat), featuring one of the presenters Sergejs Makovej
Welcome reception and drinks at the Peninsular Bangkok hotel, with a view of the Bangkok skyline
Opening Ceremony for SubOptic 2023 featuring a traditional Thai dance performance
Urs Hölzle, Vice President of Engineering, Google sharing his keynote on A carbon free internet
Thomas E. Abell, Advisor, SDCC and Chief of Digital Technology for Development Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, Asian development bank sharing his keynote on Bridging the Digital Divide in Asia
Packed theatre during the keynote sessions
Lion Dance visiting the stand of Host Sponsor, HMN Tech
Attendees viewing the poster sessions
Gala Dinner
Nigel Bayliff, Isabel Paradis and Vinay Nagpal
InterGlobix Magazine booth at SubOptic 2023
Panel discussion featuring (from left): Jean-Francois Baget, Ranjith Cherickel, Chongguang Ma, Glenn Maule, Nikki Popoola and panel moderators, Jo Conroy and Cynthia Perret
Outgoing and new EC members of SubOptic Association
Attendees having engaging discussions about the industry during the Round Table sessions
Group photo featuring all attendees after the closing ceremony of SubOptic 2023
Thailand’s signature TukTuk