Downlink 11 – Conference News

The SATELLITE 2019 program guide has gone to print, but please note that we have a few changes in the conference! Download the official SATELLITE mobile app today to stay up-to-date on all things SATELLITE!

Conference Updates

Monday, May 6
Monday Luncheon & Keynote Address – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence & Klaus Bruun Egeberg
12:00PM – 1:40PM
Room Change: Ballroom A

How Machine Learning Offers to Revolutionize Satellite Operations
2:45PM – 3:45PM
Room: 147
Speaker Change: Tim Ellis will no longer be speaking

Startup Finance Roundtable: Choosing the Best Path to Growth
2:45PM – 3:45PM
Room: 146
Speaker Change: Lauren Penneys will no longer be speaking

Big Science with Small Satellites
4:00PM – 5:00PM
Room: 147
Speaker Additions: Robyn Millan, Aero/Astro Ph.D Student, Dartmouth and Angela Crews, Ph.D. Student, MIT

Tuesday, May 7
Startup Space Pitch Competition
10:30AM – 3:45PM
SATELLITE Unveiled Theater (Exhibit Hall, Booth 236)
Speaker Change: Guy Adams, CTO, Datalytyx will be replacing Justin Muller

Making Earth Observation Data More Accessible and Commercially Actionable
1:30PM – 2:30PM
Room: 147
Speaker Change: Dr. Nicos Spyropoulos, Executive Director, Business Development, World View Enterprises will be replacing Tom Pirrone

OTT and Streaming Digital Media Services
1:30PM – 2:30PM
Room: 150
Speaker Change: Jo de Loor’s title is now VP Market Development

UAVs, High-Altitude Platforms, and Satellites: Cooperation or Competition?
2:45PM – 3:45PM
Room: 150
Speaker Addition: Dr. Anton Moldovan, Chief Engineer ISR and Mobility Services, UltiSat

Closing Session: Space Leaders Forum on Navigating the Fractured Geopolitical Landscape
4:00PM – 5:15PM
Room: 146
Speaker Change: Dr. Mike Short, Chief Scientific Adviser, U.K. Department for International Trade (DIT) will be replacing Jim Maser

Wednesday, May 8
What’s the Technology Roadmap
1:45PM – 2:45PM
Room: 147
Speaker Change: Aviv Ronai, VP Marketing and Product, NovelSat will be replacing Gary Drutin 

Thursday, May 9
IoT of the Oceans
9:30AM – 10:30AM
Room: 151
Speaker Additions: Sebastien Lehnherr, COO, Speedcast and Gregory Martin, VP, Maritime Segment, SES

Executive Roundtable: GEO Services Five-Year Forecast
9:30AM – 10:30AM
Room: 146
Speaker Changes: Marcus Vilaςa, CTO, Yahsat will be replacing Masood M. Sharif Mahmood
Robert Pearce will no longer be speaking

Session Addition: Move Fast without Breaking Things – Adapting a Silicon Valley Mindset in Aerospace
11:15AM – 11:45AM
Room: 145
The Silicon Valley mantra of “Move Fast and Break Things” has triggered a new approach to launching and scaling companies quickly. Fueled by an influx of venture capital, entrepreneurs are now applying this mindset to launching and scaling satellite constellations – and likewise challenging today’s industry leaders to think nimbly about changing market dynamics. This presentation explores how the space industry can apply elements of the Silicon Valley mindset alongside the expertise developed across decades of experience – deciding when to buy and when to build; how to develop industry partnerships to enable quick go-to-market cycles; and how to leverage existing infrastructure to scale quickly. The discussion will also explore operational realities of space, where too much speed can lead to exacerbated risk – particularly in the regulatory and hardware development domains. This presentation will look through the lens of KSAT’s experience in delivering mission success across diverse customer sets with unique requirements.
Speaker: Katherine Monson, Head of KSAT USA, Kongsberg Satellite Services