Day 1  — Tuesday October 9th, 2018

7:00  am 
Registration Opens


Sponsored Breakfast — iDIRECT GOVERNMENT
 
8:30  am

Big Ideas - Satellite Technology that will Define Tomorrow

Full Description
What satellite technologies will have the most profound impact on satellite markets in 5, 10 or 15 years? While major breakthroughs in HTS, data processing and multiple ancillary technologies are already shaking the market it is worth asking what new technologies are undervalued, or overlooked. With a multitude of different potentially disruptive technologies emerging, which will affect satellite markets the most? Morgan Stanley's 2040 $1.1 trillion annual space industry prediction has awaken a new wave of investors and entrepreneurs. This will help fuel the next wave of market growth, or invite unwanted speculation into the market?

MODERATOR

Chris Baugh

President

NSR - Northern Sky Research

SPEAKER

Ryan Reid

Program Director, SES O3b mPOWER Satellite Systems

Boeing Defense, Space & Security

SPEAKER

Emmanuel Sauzay

Director, Commercial Space

Airbus Defense and Space Inc.

SPEAKER

Dr. Derek Tournear

Director of Research and Development

Harris Corporation - Space and Intelligence Systems

SPEAKER

Dr. Brad Tousley

Vice President Commercial Aerospace and Strategic Technology

Ball Aerospace

SPEAKER

Richard (Ric) A. VanderMeulen

Vice President, Space and Satellite Broadband

ViaSat


9:30 am

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).

FULL BIO


10:15 am

Sponsored Refreshment Break — OPTIMAL SATCOM

10:45 am

Creating an Innovative Structure - Financial and Strategic Perspectives

Full Description
Taking into consideration the cost of capital as well as partnership expectations from various funding sources, what are the most innovative structures being formed today to leverage technologies to the forefront of the marketplace? For various types of satellite companies at various stages of growth, what are the options for obtaining the resources needed to push companies ahead of the market? Listen from experts providing different types of financing. Prominent legal partners, asset managers and leaders that have formed some of the industry's most innovative partnerships discuss various joint ventures, M&A strategies, and public and private options available today.

MODERATOR

Randy Segal

Partner

Hogan Lovells

SPEAKER

John Apostolides

Managing Director

Melody Capital

SPEAKER

Alex Clavel

Executive VP

Softbank

SPEAKER

James Murrey

Partner

PJT Partners

SPEAKER

Jason Tofsky

Managing Director

Goldman Sachs


12:00 Noon – 2:00 pm

Sponsored Lunch — Ball Corporation

11:45 am

Emerging Technology Update: Robotic Space Applications

Full Description
Since the first programmable manipulator, or Robot, emerged in 1958, our fascination with Robots has been a subject of discussion in many fields. Not only is the cost of sending a lifeless programmable manipulator to space for production and servicing of Satellite and other systems significantly lower, but the depth of their potential capacity is just starting to be revealed. What developments in servicing and production will likely be obsolete once robotics technologies advance in the next few years?

PRESENTER

Kiel Davis

President

Honeybee Robotics


12:00 pm

Major Opportunities Ahead for the Satellite and Space Industries

Full Description
Connected devices, video streaming, self-driving vehicles, IoT, remote sensing applications…there are multiple growth opportunities for the satellite industry. How are these markets currently being served, and at what point will there be an inflection point in scale that makes satellite services economically viable for these markets? Listen as experts discuss these technologies, current estimated timetables, and unexpected trends from the last year that are expected to continue onward.

MODERATOR

Chris Quilty

President

Quilty Analytics

PRESENTER

Steve Butow

Chief Operating Officer

Defense Innovation Unit Experimental - DIUx

SPEAKER

Lon Levin

President & CEO

GEOshare - A Lockheed Martin Company

SPEAKER

Luigi Peluso

Managing Director

Alix Partners

SPEAKER

Marco Villa

President and COO

Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems

SPEAKER

Robert Zitz

Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer

SSL Government Systems


1:00 pm

Briefing – Servicing & Manufacturing in Space

Full Description
With three large manufacturers (Orbital ATK, SSL/Maxar and Airbus) as well as several smaller companies developing capabilities, what are the economics of moving aspects of assembly to space? Does the business case close even as the cost for launch is poised to drop significantly in coming years? Does it make sense to invest in this market today, or are there more opportunities in low cost, shorter life satellites?

MODERATOR

Sima Fishman

Managing Director

Euroconsult US

SPEAKER

Joseph Anderson

VP of Operations and Business Development for Space Logistics

Orbital ATK

SPEAKER

Dr. Bryan Benedict

Senior Director, Innovation & Satellite Programs

SES Government Solutions

SPEAKER

Matthew Napoli

VP of In-Space Operations

Made In Space Inc


1:30 pm

Antenna Performance and Economics – The Influence of New Materials and Processes.

Full Description
While antennas have continued to grow smaller, lighter, more durable and capable, the market is evolving rapidly as costs decrease and mobile application become a more vital segment. The session will addresses not only phase array, but other areas of antenna design to lower SNR and further optimize antenna design. The growth of HTS and mobile markets have changed the priorities of antenna manufacturers significantly – where do new opportunities lie, and how will new market influences effect todays established antenna manufactures?

MODERATOR

Gregg Daffner

CEO

Gapsat

SPEAKER

David Helfgott

CEO

Phasor

SPEAKER

Drew Klein

Director of International Business Development

C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.

SPEAKER

Andre Jones

VP Business Development

CPI

SPEAKER

Tony Wilkey

Senior Vice President

AvL Technologies

SPEAKER

Amir Yafe

Head of Products

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd


2:30 pm

New End User Markets – The Next Generation of Satellite Customer.

Full Description
With broadband services costing more than $2 per megabit/second per month, and fiber or cable being less than $1, new point to multipoint services may be the next market. With vertical integration disrupting the established marketplace at an increasing pace, new users not only provide an opportunity for growth, but for service providers and operators alike, a means of survival. This panal aims to identify important stratagies to secure new markets which will be key to all satellite industry players in the future. Techniques to identity new partnerships, connect with new customers and best emphasis the unique advantages of SatComs over alternative technology will be discussed.

MODERATOR

Charity Weeden

President

Lquinox Consulting

SPEAKER

Mike Antonovich

CEO

Eutelsat Americas

SPEAKER

Pierre-Jean Beylier

CEO

SpeedCast

SPEAKER

Mike Cook

Executive VP Sales and Marketing

Hughes Network Systems

SPEAKER

Bruno Fromont

SVP for Strategy

Intelsat

SPEAKER

Jim Simpson

CEO

ABS


3:30 pm

Sponsored Refreshment Break — OPTIMAL SATCOM

4:00 pm

Emerging Technology Update - New Propulsion Systems

Full Description
While numerous propulsion systems have been discussed and proposed over the years, many have not come to fruition for various reasons. Which systems have been tested, and proven? Which have been proposed that show promise for application in space?

PRESENTER

Natalya Bailey

CEO & Co-Founder

Accion Systems


4:15 pm

Briefing – Interference

Full Description
Interference has always plagued the satellite industry. How can we resolve a congested sky? With evermore satellites being launched and more terminals coming to market, interference is threatening the industry. Proper training and machine learning may be the best solutions. What network management solutions are there for interference problems? How will the new smallsat world with thousands of satellite competing for precious spectrum handle the demands of many?

MODERATOR

David Hartshorn

CEO

Geeks Without Frontiers

SPEAKER

Jeffrey Chu

President and CEO

Glowlink

SPEAKER

Katherine Monson

Director, Business Development

KSAT - KONGSBERG SATELLITE SERVICES

SPEAKER

Bob Potter

VP Technology, Signals and Ground Systems

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions


4:45 pm

Predicting Future Launch Costs

Full Description
Are we living in the new era of commodity space or waiting for its arrival? Can launch providers create a competitive advantage through novel re-flight policies, refunds and guarantees? What are best practices for scheduling the launch of a large constellation? What are the benefits of small dedicated launch vehicles vs large ride share vehicles?

MODERATOR

Steve Kaufman

Partner

Hogan Lovells

SPEAKER

Jenny Barna

Director of Launch

Spire Global

SPEAKER

Peter Beck

CEO

Rocket Lab

SPEAKER

Ariane Cornell

Head of New Glenn Commercial Sales

Blue Origin

SPEAKER

Stella Guillen

Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Arianespace

SPEAKER

Dan Hart

President & CEO

Virgin Orbit


5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Wine & Hors d'Oeuvres Reception — KRATOS

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

SSPI Future Leader's Dinner — separate registration required
 

 

 

Day 2  — Wednesday October 10th, 2018

7:00  am 
Registration Opens


Sponsored Breakfast — RUSSIAN SATELLITE COMMUNICATION COMPANY (RSCC)
 
8:30  am

Servicing Government and Military Needs through Commercial Space

Full Description
Government & Military customers present logistic challenges to commercial bandwidth providers largely due to a complex set of rules, security requirements, and uncertain budgets. Never-the-less providing service to such customers creates a unique opportunity for comercial providers willing to work with through their specific requirements. As new LEO and MEO systems providing unique advantages such as lower latency, worldwide coverage and higher throughputs, how can the comercial providers and their non-commercial clients best work together? Can Government and Military play a role in the development of innovative technology in the comercial sector? If so what is their role and how is it optimally executed?

MODERATOR

Phil Carrai

President

Kratos

SPEAKER

Doug Hendrix

CEO and Co-Founder

ExoAnalytic Solutions

SPEAKER

Dr. Fred Kennedy

Director, Tactical Technology Office (TTO)

DARPA

SPEAKER

Douglas Loverro

President

Loverro Consulting

SPEAKER

Dean Olson

Senior SATCOM Program and Policy Analyst

Office of the DOD CIO


9:30 am

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.

FULL BIO


10:15 am

Sponsored Refreshment Break — OPTIMAL SATCOM

10:45 am

Emerging Technology Update - Software Defined Networking and Machine Learning

Full Description
How exactly will Software Defined Networking and Machine Learning affect the satellite communications industry? Our speaker will take aspects of these applications for solving the complexity of using spacecraft as a platform for providing abundant Internet access to the world. The key challenges in the operation of non-geostationary, multi-hop aerospace networks will be discussed. We are on the brink of an exponential growth in data production and analysis, with the monetization of this trend largely dependent on the ability to process this data – and these applications will be critical to that step.

PRESENTER

Brian Barritt

Technical Lead / Manager

Loon, X (formerly Google X)


11:00 am

Big Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence

Full Description
What role do these new approaches and techniques play in the satellite communications community today? As these technologies develop over the next few years, which SatCom markets are going to be disrupted the most? At what point will these technologies begin to solve interference, and even manage future networks? In the last five years, the amount of data being circulated has increased nearly ten fold, and the revenue surrounding collection, storage and analysis nearly five-fold. Currently, less than 1% of the worlds’ data is analyzed. As these technologies develop and avenues of monetization emerge, the SatCom industry is poised to benefit tremendously.

MODERATOR

Dr. Eric Anderson

President

And One Technologies

SPEAKER

Gabe Comi

Chief Architect for Artificial Intelligence and Autonomy

Raytheon

SPEAKER

Valvanera Moreno

Manager, System Architecture & Innovation

SES

SPEAKER

James Orsulak

Senior Director of Business and Sales

Descartes Labs

SPEAKER

Dr. David Potere

CEO and Founder

TellusLabs

SPEAKER

Dr. Adam Van Etten

Director of Research

In-Q-Tel CosmiQ Works


12:00 Noon – 2:00 pm

Sponsored Lunch — HUGHES

12:00 pm

Analyzing Competitive Alternatives to SatCom

Full Description
UAS, terrestrial and other platforms often can (and do) substitute for SatCom. Where is the use of satellites a strong or a weak business case, and what are the trends that will affect today’s marketplace? At one time, satellites were the primary path for all forms of TV contribution and distribution. The growth of fiber capacity and the rise of content delivery systems such as OTT have changed the economics. There are multiple opportunities for teleport operators that are already originating and distributing video to expand their services into OTT origination. What other platforms will continue to compete with SatCom?

MODERATOR

Lou Zacharilla

Executive Director

SSPI

SPEAKER

Dr. Sean Casey

Founder and Managing Director

Silicon Valley Space Center

SPEAKER

Mike Collett

Founder and Managing Partner

Promus Ventures

SPEAKER

Gregg Burgess

VP for Engineering and Technology

Sierra Nevada Corp.


12:45 pm

Earth Observation & Remote Sensing

Full Description
There has been a lot of innovation and growth surrounding earth observation, but will it generate the level of profits commensurate with the innovation? While there have been several constellations planned and even launched to provide for this new marketplace, is there value to the potential redundancy? What unique approaches to processing and analysis have emerged, and what are some potential business cases that depend on imminent technologies?

MODERATOR

Todd Simon

Venture Partner

DN Capital

SPEAKER

Devin Brande

Director, Advanced Programs

Orbital Insight

SPEAKER

Tim Harrington

CEO

Battlefin

SPEAKER

Johanne Lecomte

Vice-President Sales and Business Development

Thales Alenia Space

SPEAKER

Mark Sarojak

Vice President, Commercial Earth Observation

SSL - Space Systems Loral

SPEAKER

John Serafini

CEO

HawkEye 360


1:45 pm

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

FULL BIO


2:30 pm

Finding Your Investment Source – How All the Pieces Fit Together

Full Description
From Angel Investment to VC to PE to government-supported funding, project finance and beyond. Given your current stage, your desired market, and the resources necessary to take you there, what are your best options for financing? What are these various sources looking for from you in order to start the conversation, and potentially put a deal together? Learn from experts actively deploying capital from various sources, what it takes to secure the resources you need.

MODERATOR

Randy Segal

Partner

Hogan Lovells

SPEAKER

Simon Davidson

Executive VP Technology Investments

Allied Minds

SPEAKER

Nick Flitterman

Partner

Portland Advisors

SPEAKER

Michael Jones

Partner

Seraphim Capital

SPEAKER

Ann Kim

Director, Frontier Technology

Silicon Valley Bank

SPEAKER

Monish Kundra

Partner

Columbia Capital


3:30 pm

Sponsored Refreshment Break — OPTIMAL SATCOM

4:00 pm

LEO and MEO Internet Constellations

Full Description
Emerging constellations that offer broadband with much lower latency than GEO satellites are being proposed by several companies. Analysts agree that the advent of these huge fleets of small satellites in non-geostationary orbits have the potential to change the paradigm for satellite communications and internet connectivity in particular. With OneWEb’s partnership with Hughes, Intelsat, Airbus and others, the rollout of their constellation over the next few years will act as an indicator of industry trends. On top of Telesat Canada and Space Norway’s recent approvals, SpaceX also received FCC approval in early 2018 for their 4,425 satellite mega-constellation. With SES (O3b) operational and paving the way, what capabilities can we expect from these various constellations coming online?

MODERATOR

Dara Penahy

Partner

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy

SPEAKER

Tony Gingiss

CEO

OneWeb Satellites

SPEAKER

Erwin Hudson

Vice President Telesat LEO

Telesat Canada

SPEAKER

Dr. Andrey Kirillovich

Director of Integration and Turnkey Projects

RSCC - Russian Satellite Communications Company

SPEAKER

Sergy Mummert

SVP Development

SES

SPEAKER

Mark Rigolle

CEO

LeoSat Enterprises


5:00 pm

Ground Equipment Advances in Electronics

Full Description
The ground equipment market is now estimated to be over US$20 billion and is projected to reach over US$30 billion by 2022. The growth of this market is driven by the high demand for advanced, energy-efficient, and uninterrupted communication systems with enhanced lifespan, increased reliability, and varied functionalities with new ideas for frequency hopping and re-use, modulation, amplification and fast, accurate & secure data analysis. While the cost of transmission has been driven down considerably in many areas, some of the newest technology is still not economically viable and scalable. What will need to happen for the next stages of growth to occur in this marketplace?

MODERATOR

Brent Prokosh

Senior Consultant

Euroconsult Canada

SPEAKER

Rob Andzik

CEO

AMERGINT

SPEAKER

David Shaw

EVP/CCO

Astrapi Corporation

SPEAKER

Richard Swardh

Senior Vice President

Comtech EF Data

SPEAKER

Thomas Van den Driessche

CEO

Newtec

SPEAKER

Jack Waters

CEO

Xiplink


6:00 pm

End Of Day

 

 

Day 3  — Thursday, October 11th, 2018

7:00  am 
Registration Opens


Sponsored Breakfast —
 
8:30  am

Building Innovative Satellite Companies (Culture, Personnel, Diversity)

Full Description
For satellite companies to stay ahead, they will need to get on top of recruiting and maintaining top talent, and will likely need to spend time and resources to do so. The panelists will discuss evolution of the workplace, challenges and opportunities and thoughts for young professionals as they face the future. Many companies based in Silicon Valley are built on the backs of brilliant young minds. What draws the best and brightest to work for your organization, and how do you get started building a team that will propel you ahead of the market?

MODERATOR

Debra Facktor

VP/GM, Strategic Operations

Ball Aerospace

SPEAKER

Anthony Baker

CEO

Global Satellite Vu

PRESENTER

Walt Eilers

Vice President, National Space Programs

Stellar Solutions

SPEAKER

Suzi McBride

Senior Vice President

OneWeb

PRESENTER

Maryanna Saenko

Principal

Khosla Ventures


9:15 am

Emerging Technology Update - Phased Array Antennas

Full Description
Phased 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.

PRESENTER

Chris Baugh

CEO

Northern Sky Research - NSR


9:30 am

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.

FULL BIO


10:15 am

Sponsored Refreshment Break — OPTIMAL SATCOM

10:45 am

Briefing – The Emergence of IOT

Full Description
While ORBCOMM operates the world’s first and only 100% dedicated IoT and M2M network, many others are coming to market soon in not only dedicated networks, but with large capacities reserved for IoT technology. The market for these kinds of networks is poised to explode in coming years, with current growth rates in the range of 30%, and compounding. Satellites will have a pivotal roll in this growth, particularly in rural areas, countries without dedicated IoT connectivity, and mobile applications. What can ground system developers and teleport operators do to position themselves in this emerging marketplace? It is important to understand the various market potentials and timelines now so that infrastructural investments are made within SatCom industry at timing optimal to benefit from the growth curve.

MODERATOR

Catherine Melquist

President

MSUA - Mobile Satellite Users Association

SPEAKER

Dr. Kambiz Aghili

CEO

Blue Sky Network

SPEAKER

Greg Ewert

President, Connected Car & Intelligent Transport Systems

Globalstar

SPEAKER

Tim Last

Vice President & GM, IOT Line of Business

Iridium Communications

SPEAKER

Alvaro Sanchez

President

Integrasys

SPEAKER

Dr. Paul Struhsaker

Chief Technology Officer

Carnegie Labs


11:30 am

The New Broadcast Environment: Impact of HTS, OTT & Mobile

Full Description
The broadcast industry has adopted the benefits of inexpensive HTS technology. Over the top (OTT) applications and gigabit fiber capacity are now becoming widespread and important providers of video. Contrary to popular belief, demand for satellite broadcast delivery is actually still growing, although the majority of the growth is occurring in emerging markets. Data analytics are becoming essential to content delivery, as knowledge of demand can reduce cost of supplying customers with their desired content. The emergence and evolution of various forms of advanced digital media will continue to drive demand for mass content delivery, of which satellites will play an important role. What are the Innovative ideas for service providers in supporting new content distribution markets? What will the new global communications networks look like in a few years?

MODERATOR

Tom Stroup

President

SIA - Satellite Industry Association

SPEAKER

Richard Hadsall

Vice President of Global Network Operations

Kymeta

SPEAKER

Mike Pigott

VP Products & Services

Global Eagle

SPEAKER

Scott Ralston

Vice President of Product Management

Gogo

SPEAKER

Paul Scardino

Senior VP Sales Engineering and Marketing

Globecomm


12:15 pm

Emerging Technology Update: Agile Software Development

Full Description
With the ever changing requirements of satellite software, solutions evolve through the collaborative effort of self-organizing teams and their customers and end users. By advocating adaptive planning, evolutionary development, early delivery and continuous improvement, the results encourage rapid and flexible response to change.

PRESENTER

Tom Friend

Consultant

Agile-On-Target


12:30 pm

Closing Remarks

Exhibition Times:

Tuesday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Wednesday 8:30 AM -  5:45 PM

Thursday 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM