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
Presenter: Kiel Davis, President, Honeybee Robotics
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.
Keynote Speaker — To be announced soon
New End User Markets – The Next Generation of Satellite Customer.
Emerging Technology Update - New Propulsion Systems
Briefing – 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 and 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.
Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning & AI
Emerging Technology Update - Artificial Intelligence
Analyzing Competitive Alternatives to SatCom
Briefing – Earth Observation & Remote Sensing
Finding Your Investment Source – How All the Pieces Fit Together
LEO and MEO Internet Constellations
Emerging Technology Update - Phase Array Antennas
Presenter: Chris Baugh, CEO, Northern Sky Research - NSR
Phase Array Antennas have been in development for years as they compete to replace traditional parabolic antennas. The promise of light, flat antennas excites the mobile satellite industry in particular but price and performance factors are holding back this particular innovative technology. What progress has been made and what are the challenges ahead.
Ground Equipment Advances in Electronics
Briefing – Interference
End Of Day
Day 3 — Thursday, October 11th, 2018
The Secret to Success: 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.
Emerging Technology Update: Agile Software Development
Presenter: Tom Friend, Consultant, Agile-On-Target