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Wayne Nielsen is the founder and publisher of Submarine Telecoms Forum magazine, the industry’s considerable voice on the topic. He possesses more than 35 years’ experience in submarine cable systems, including polar and offshore Oil & Gas submarine fiber systems, and has developed and managed international telecoms projects in Antarctica, the Americas, Arctic, Europe, Far East/Pac Rim and Middle East. He received a postgraduate master’s degree in International Relations, and bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Political Science, and is a former employee of British Telecom, Cable & Wireless and SAIC, and an American citizen based in Sterling, Virginia USA.
Kristian Nielsen has over 13 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 cable ship 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.
Hector Hernandez is Projects Director of SubTel Forum and a Project Management Professional (PMP™) specialist and possesses more than 20 years’ experience and knowledge in submarine cable systems, including Arctic and offshore Oil & Gas submarine fiber systems. He possesses extensive experience in ICT (Information & Communications Technology), including data networking/hosting (Data Centers), information technologies, fiber optic and wireless networks/services. As Projects Director, he is responsible for on-going project supervision of applicable SubTel Forum staff.
Greg Reinecke joined SubTel Forum in 2022 to provide GIS Administrator support. He has focused on providing geospatial, data analytics and visualization project services across a range of disciplines. He is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and has been focused on geospatial subsea cable spatial analysis. He is a geospatial data technologist with 30+ years of experience using GIS to create dashboards, design application components, develop data analysis programs and spatial program business development in DoD, Federal, State, Local and commercial markets at global, regional and local scales.
Kieran Clark is the Lead Analyst for Submarine Telecoms Forum, Inc. He originally joined the company in 2013 as a Broadcast Technician to provide support for live event video streaming. He has 8+ years of live production experience and has worked alongside some of the premier organizations in video web streaming. In 2014, Kieran was promoted to Analyst and is currently responsible for the research and maintenance that supports the SubTel Forum Submarine Cable Database and Online Map. In 2016, he was promoted to Lead Analyst. His analysis is featured in almost the entire array of SubTel Forum Publications.