Day 1 — Tuesday October 9th, 2018
Big Ideas - Satellite Technology that will Define Tomorrow
Keynote Speaker — Steve Collar, CEO, SES
Mr. Steve Collar was appointed CEO of SES in April 2018. He had been the CEO of SES Networks since May 2017. Mr. Collar is a satellite industry veteran, having previously worked in a variety of commercial, business development and technical roles at SES WORLD SKIES, New Skies Satellites, Astrium and Matra Marconi Space (now Airbus).
Creating an Innovative Structure - Financial and Strategic Perspectives
Emerging Technology Update: Robotic Space Applications
Major Opportunities Ahead for the Satellite and Space Industries
Briefing – Servicing & Manufacturing in Space
Antenna Performance and Economics – The Influence of New Materials and Processes.
New End User Markets – The Next Generation of Satellite Customer.
Emerging Technology Update - New Propulsion Systems
Briefing – Interference
Predicting Future Launch Costs
Day 2 — Wednesday October 10th, 2018
Servicing Government and Military Needs through Commercial Space
Keynote Speaker — Steve Jurvetson, Co-founder, Future Ventures & DFJ
Steve Jurvetson is an early-stage venture capitalist with a focus on founder-led, mission-driven companies at the cutting edge of disruptive technology and new industry formation. Steve was the founding VC investor in four public companies and several rapidly growing companies like Planet, Memphis Meats, Hotmail, and the deep learning companies Mythic and Nervana. He also led VC investments in companies that were acquired for $16 billion in aggregate.
Emerging Technology Update - Software Defined Networking and Machine Learning
Big Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence
Analyzing Competitive Alternatives to SatCom
Earth Observation & Remote Sensing
Keynote Speaker — Mark Dankberg, Chairman and CEO, Viasat
Mark Dankberg co-founded ViaSat Inc. in 1986, and has held the position of Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer since inception. Under his leadership, ViaSat has consistently been recognized as one of America’s fastest growing technology companies.
Mark is an acknowledged industry expert in communications technology, satellite, aerospace and defense, and is the leading visionary for a new generation of high-capacity satellite systems that are poised to deliver worldwide broadband coverage by 2021. He has co-authored several military standards on satellite networking, and holds a number of patents in communications and satellite networking technologies. He has participated on Department of Defense advisory panels and has testified before a Congressional committee on high technology growth companies and IPOs as well as before the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications regarding communications technologies for rural broadband
Finding Your Investment Source – How All the Pieces Fit Together
LEO and MEO Internet Constellations
Ground Equipment Advances in Electronics
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Day 3 — Thursday, October 11th, 2018
Building Innovative Satellite Companies (Culture, Personnel, Diversity)
Keynote Speaker — Charles Wald, General, USAF (Ret.), Vice Chairman Federal Practice Senior Advisor, Deloitte Services
General Charles F. Wald (USAF, Ret.) serves as Vice Chairman, Federal Practice Senior Advisor, Deloitte Services, LP. He is responsible for providing senior leadership in strategy and relationships with the U.S. Department of Defense. General Wald is a subject matter specialist in weapons procurement and deployment, counterterrorism, and international energy security policy.