Program Participant

Name:Ivo Ivanov
TitleCompany:Chief Executive Officer, DE-CIX International
Bio:Ivo A. Ivanov is Chief Operating Officer of the DE-CIX Group AG and also – as Chief Executive Officer of DE-CIX International – responsible for the global business activities of the Internet Exchange Operator. Ivo has more than 15 years of experience in the regulatory, legal and commercial Internet environment. Ivo joined DE-CIX in January 2007. In recent years, Ivo has been deeply involved in the establishment DE-CIX sites in Istanbul, Palermo, Madrid, Marseille, New York, Dallas, Dubai (UAE-IX powered by DE-CIX) as well as Mumbai (Mumbai IX powered by DE-CIX), and several DE-CIX consultancy projects in Africa, Asia and Europe. Ivo has an educational background focused on Law and Business. Fluent in German, English, Russian and Bulgarian, he graduated from a German business school in 1995 and holds two Law degrees, from the Universities of Sofia (Bulgaria) and Bonn (Germany). After graduation, he worked as a lawyer, with a focus on e-commerce law, IP law, telecommunications law and data protection law.
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Traditional traffic flows are changing. Already today, more and more submarine cables are landing in Southern Europe, especially the Iberian Peninsula, Marseille and the Mediterranean coast, due to its strategic position. On top,IP traffic will triple worldwide to 3.3 zettabytes per year by 2021, and Africa, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific have the strongest traffic growth rates. DE-CIX has conducted a white paper in cooperation with TeleGeography on which general factors are actually driving new submarine cable developments also identifying the sources of growth demand. The study presents forecasts of investments in submarine cables by routes, focusing specifically on transatlantic, MidEast & Africa, and LatAm routes, highlighting significant recent and upcoming projects. On top, DE-CIX will highlight internet and colocation growth in New York, Miami, Marseille, and Madrid, including a general commentary on potential demand for new hub markets in Africa, Southern Europe, and North America.