Program Participant

Name:Kaori Shikinaka
TitleCompany:Deputy Director - Sales & Marketing, Kokusai Cable Ship Co., Ltd.
Bio:Kaori Shikinaka joined Kokusai Cable Ship Co., Ltd. in 2010 and is responsible for marketing, business development and sales for submarine cable installation project utilizing their own cable layer as well as shore end work. Before joining KCS, Kaori had previously supported the submarine cable industry as Deputy Manager, Business Development and Sales & Marketing for KDDI Submarine Cable System Inc. involving with commercial matters as one of UJ Consortium member companies and as Sales & Marketing, Submarine Networks for Fujitsu Limited. She has also worked in audio/web/video conferencing service providing industry as a National Account Manager at the Genesys Conferencing K.K., engaging closely with customers worldwide. Her company mission is “Link your smiles from under the Sea” and she will talk about how and in what way cable lay operation can contributes to our daily life from the aspect of bringing out smiles starting from pipes eventually to platforms.
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Discovery of the “Zero” and Layer “Zero” have something in common –to give some sort of form to something not formed. It has been there for many years and people tend to think that its role is nothing special. We probably don’t even stop to think about importance of “Zero” existence in our busy daily life. Digital images, digital multimedia broadcast, the Internet have reached nearly every corner of the world. A large volume of data and information is being exchanged with a large variety of technologies these days. A lot of people especially younger generation who are not brought up with “wired” never realize that all the data/information they receive is being transmitted through these “pipes” under the sea. Nothing can be created without the “Zero”. We see cable laying operation which eventually leads people on the globe to the betterment of community, society, economy, education and life for humankind as Layer “Zero”. KCS introduces how Layer “Zero” supports “platform” businesses.