Wayne Nielsen has over 30 years of telecoms publishing experience and has developed and managed several industry magazines. He possesses a postgraduate Master’s degree in International Relations, and Bachelor’s Degrees in Economics and Political Science from Central Michigan University. In 1991, he founded and published “Soundings,” a print magazine developed for then BT Marine. In 1998, he founded and published for SAIC the magazine, “Real Time,” the industry’s first electronic magazine. He then founded and published the online magazine, “Submarine Telecoms Forum,” in 2001. He has written several industry papers and articles over the years, and is the author of two published novels, Semblance of Balance (2002) and Snake Dancer’s Song (2004).
Kristian Nielsen has over 12 years of publishing and management experience and has been working for Submarine Telecoms Forum since 2008 as Business Manager. In 2013, he was promoted to Vice President and is responsible for all SubTel Forum product roll-out, sales strategy, administration and management. Under his direction, Submarine Telecoms Forum’s readership has grown from less than 4,000 bi-monthly readers, to over 100,000 every month. He literally grew up in the business since his first ‘romp’ on a BTM cableship in Southampton at age 5. Professionally, he has supported various international telecoms projects with accounting administration, and is the originator of many of SubTel Forum’s current products and services.
Rebecca Spence joined the Submarine Telecoms Forum, Inc. team in 2019. She started as a Research Analyst and now serves as Project Manager. She is responsible for supporting the Submarine Cable Map, Submarine Cable Database, and Market Sector Reports with data collection, data validation and analysis. Using her extensive administrative skills, she oversees our social media, research, and marketing efforts. Rebecca’s analysis and research experience is drawn from her days in General Dynamics Information Technology’s Small Business sector where she maintained their Small Business Database and internal SharePoint portal.
For over 20 years, Terri Jones was in the business of buying… media that is. Terri was managing million dollar buys with a variety of advertising agencies, such as Media Reactions and Time Life, buying time on radio and television for client advertising. She first joined SubTel Forum in 2018 to support sales of the SubOptic 2019 Conference in New Orleans which was managed by STF Events. Since then, she has been responsible for sales in all of the SubTel Forum products and publications such as the Magazine, Submarine Cable Almanac, Cable Map and Industry Report.