Elizabeth Rivera Hartling is a Subsea Optical Network Architect at Meta, focused on optical transmission
technology and optimizing Meta’s Subsea Open Cable designs to build a scalable, high capacity, costeffective
subsea network to meet growing bandwidth demands. Elizabeth has been designing and executing
coherent solutions on subsea cables since 2008 and has been a long-time champion of the subsea Open
Cables movement, leading cross-industry working groups focused on best practices and recommendations
for key aspects of Open Cables.