New Orleans, United States, 12 April 2019
The International Telecommunication Union hosted the Seventh workshop on "SMART Cable Systems: From the Workshop to the Ocean Floor" in New Orleans, United States, 12 April 2019, 9am-3pm, immediately after the SubOptic 2019 conference 8-11 April 2019.
Discussions was held in English.
The event focused on practical next steps related to enlisting national and international governments in upcoming cable projects and engaging with cable industry suppliers at an engineering level. Three panels were planned, with allowances for informal sessions
- Session 1: SMART Cables to-Date and Next Steps (Discussion led by Bruce Howe)
- Session 2: Business Aspects and Getting Funded (Discussion led by Steve Dawe and others)
- Session 3: Inside the Reference Design & Suppliers Roundtable (Discussion led by Steve Lentz)
The workshop was intended for members of the cable and telecom industry (suppliers, owners or potential owners, and operators of submarine cable systems). Members of academia and the scientific community seeking a briefing on the current state of SMART cables were welcomed to attend. Participation was free of charge.