2018 Speakers

Take a look back at the 2018 speakers!

Khattar Abdukhalek

Drone Project ManagerIdeanco.

Moe Abutaleb

President & CEOUltiSat

Kambiz Aghili

Chief Executive OfficerBLUE SKY NETWORK

Fabio Agostini

CIOSilversea Cruises

Ahmed Ali Al Shamsi

Acting Chief Executive OfficerThuraya Telecommunications Co.

Dr. Gale Allen

Acting Chief ScientistNASA

Ms Audrey Allison

Senior Director, Global Spectrum ManagementBoeing Company

Richard Ambrose

Executive VP, Space SystemsLockheed Martin Space Systems Co.

Antonio Arcidiacono

Director of InnovationEUTELSAT S.A.

Paige Atkins

Associate Administrator, Office of Spectrum ManagementNational Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)


President and CEOSSI-Monaco Space Systems International Monaco

Tony Azzarelli

VP, International Regulatory & Policy AffairsOneWeb

Natalya Bailey

CEOAccion Systems

Anthony Baker

CEOGlobal Satellite Vu

Daniel Baker


David Ball

Chief Executive OfficerSpace Environment Research Centre

John Ball

Vice President, International Distribution and TechnologyTurner Broadcasting System, Inc.

Grant Barber

CFOHughes, an EchoStar Company

Tony Bardo

Assistant Vice President, Government SolutionsHughes

Jenny Barna

Director of LaunchSpire

David Barnhart

Director, Space Technology and Systems GroupInformation Sciences Institute

Christophe Bauer

Vice President of Business DevelopmentL3 Technologies, Electron Devices

Christopher Baugh


Christopher Beam

Senior Project Engineering ManagerKratos

Woodrow Bellamy III

EditorAvionics Magazine

Carolyn Belle

Senior AnalystNorthern Sky Research

Rodolphe Belmer


Donna Bethea-Murphy

Senior Vice President, Global RegulatoryInmarsat Global, Ltd.

PJ Beylier


Steve Birnbaum

PresidentResudox Solutions LLC

Curt Blake


Mark Boggett

Managing DirectorSeraphim Capital

Don Brown

General Manager, Government ServicesTelesat

Tory Bruno

President and CEOUnited Launch Alliance

Don Buchman

Vice President and General Manager, Commercial MobilityViaSat

Susan Bull

Senior ConsultantCOMSYS LLP

Dennis Burnett

Advisory Board Chairman Space, Cyber and Telecommunications Law ProgramUniversity of Nebraska College of Law

Justin Cadman

Senior Vice President, Investment BankingRaymond James

Lisa Callahan

Vice President and General Manager of Commercial Civil SpaceLockheed Martin Space Systems

Logan Campbell


Alessandro Caranci

Head of the Line of Business Satellite CommunicationTelespazio S.p.A.

Francois Carraud

System Chief EngineerThales Alenia Space

Dr. Sean Casey

Founder and Managing DirectorSilicon Valley Space Center

Robert Cerbone

Vice President and General Manager of MediaIntelsat US LLC

Nicolas Chamussy

Executive Vice President, Space SystemsAirbus Defense and Space

Anand Chari

Executive VP and Chief Technology OfficerGogo

Stéphane Chenard

Senior Associate ConsultantEuroconsult

Alex Chernushin

Director of Commercial OperationsBall Aerospace

Carissa Christensen

Chief Executive OfficerBryce Space and Technology

Barbara Clarke

Founding Member, The Impact Seat, and Founding Member, Angel InvestorAstia

Martin Coleman

Executive DirectorThe Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG)

Steve Collar

President and CEOSES

Michael Collett

Managing PartnerPromus Ventures

Dr. Steven Collicott

Professor of Aeronautics & AstronauticsPurdue University

Massimo Comparini


Rob Coneybeer

Managing DirectorShasta Ventures

Donald Cornwell

Director, Advanced Communications and Navigation Division, SCaN ProgramNASA Headquarters

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch

Senior Vice President, Government Policy and StrategyInmarsat Government

Frank Culbertson, Jr.

President, Space Systems GroupNorthrop Grumman

Marshall Culpepper


Denis Curtin

PrincipalCommunications Satellite Consultants

Tsachi Dahan


Mr. Richard DalBello

Vice President of Business Development and Government AffairsVirgin Galactic

Dr. Matthew Daniels

Advisor, Office of the Secretary of DefenseU.S. Department of Defense

Mark Dankberg

Chairman & CEOViasat

Dave Davis

Managing PartnerInMotion Holdings

Tahara Dawkins

Director, Commercial Remote Sensing Regulatory Affairs OfficeNOAA/U.S. Department of Commerce

Tony Dearth

Acting Managing DirectorState Department Office of Defense Trade Controls

Tim Deaver

CVP, DevelopmentSES Government Solutions

Gregoire Demory

PresidentBlue Sky Network

Simonetta Di Pippo

DirectorUnited Nations

Mark Dickinson

VP Satellite Operations, Inmarsat & ChairmanSpace Data Association

Ross Dickson

Product Line ManagerWind River

Michel Dothey


Elizabeth Driscoll

Business Development DirectorSpaceflight Inc.

Rory Eddings

Director of Sales & MarketingAQYR

Bruce R. Elbert

PresidentApplication Technology Strategy, L.L.C.

Mr Rudiger J. Ellis

CEOSwitchboard Live

Erwan Emilian

EVP of Enterprise and Emerging MarketsSpeedcast

Greg Ewert

President, Connected Car & Intelligent Transport SystemsGlobalstar

Maher Ezzeddine

CEO of Ideanco and ChairmanHarvard Business School Aerospace Alumni Association

Debra Facktor

Vice President and General Manager, Strategic OperationsBall Aerospace

Andrew Faiola

Director, Mobility Solutions, Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia-PacificIntelsat US LLC

Tim Farrar

PresidentTMF Associates

John Finney

FounderIsotropic Systems

David Fischer

Senior Manager of Strategic DevelopmentBall Aerospace

Mr William Fisher

Advisor and Executive-in-ResidenceWipro Technologies

Ken Flowers

Vice President - GovernmentIridium Communications

John Flynn

Vice President of Global OperationsGlobecomm

Mr. Roger Franklin


Jeffrey Freedman

CTOKythera Space Solutions

Tom Freeman

Senior Vice President, Land MobileKYMETA CORPORATION

Keith Frost

Media and Data Networks DirectorArqiva Satellite & Media

Hans Geldenhuys

Managing Sales Director, AfricaIntelsat US LLC

Daniel S. Goldberg


Harish Goyal

CEOZee TV Africa

Bradford Grady

Senior AnalystNSR

Simon Gray

Vice President of Humanitarian AffairsEutelsat

Alex Greenberg

Co-Founder & OperationsLoft Orbital

Erwin Greilinger

Product Line and Sales Manager, AtosSiemens Convergence Creators

Kalpak Gude

PresidentDynamic Spectrum Alliance

Richard Hadsall

Vice President of Global Network OperationsKymeta

Tanya Harrison

Director of ResearchArizona State University NewSpace Initiative

Dan Hart

President & CEOVirgin Orbit

Bryan Hartin

Executive Vice PresidentIridium Communications

Bertrand Hartman

CEOOmni Access

David Hartshorn

CEOGeeks Without Frontiers

Semir Hassanaly

Market Director for Mobile Backhaul & TrunkingNewtec

Peter Hays

Senior Space Policy Analyst, Falcon Research Policy & Integration Division (PDSASX)U.S. Department of Defense

David Helfgott


Jeffrey Hill


Steven Hill

PresidentSatellite Broadcast and Communications Association (SBCA)

Mr. Todd Hill

Senior Director of Global Satellite Capacity PlanningPanasonic

Kenneth Hodgkins

Director of Space and Advanced TechnologyU.S. Department of State

Mark Holmes

Editorial Director, AerospaceVia Satellite

Robert Hoyt

CEO & Chief ScientistTethers Unlimited, Inc.

Erwin Hudson

Vice President, Telesat LEOTelesat

Dante Ibarra

World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC) DirectorFederal Communications Commission (FCC)

Stéphane Israël


Cary Jackson

Co-Founder and PrincipalJack Industries

Will Jamieson


Kris Jarrett

Systems EngineeringiDirect

Hasteen Jobalia

Senior Application Engineer - Space FlightHUBER+SUHNER

Chris Johnson

President, Boeing Satellite Systems International, Space and LaunchBoeing Company

Mr. Keith Johnson

COO and Executive Vice PresidentSpeedCast

Andrew Jordan

CEOAsia Satellite Telecommunications Co. Ltd. (AsiaSat)

Steve Jorgenson

PartnerStarBridge Ventures

Sherin Kamal

Chief Scientist / EngineerScience Applications International Corporation (SAIC)

Justus Kilian

PrincipalSpace Angels

Mary Kirby

Founder, Publisher, and EditorRunway Girl Network

Maciej Kranz

Vice President, Strategic InnovationCisco

Will Kraus

Director, Maritime Line of Business & Product ManagementIridium Communications

Dennis Krepp

Director, Sensors & Aerospace Division, Office of National Security and Technology Transfer ControlsU.S. Department of Commerce

Justin Kugler

Business Development EngineerMade In Space

Nathan Kundtz


Lisa Kuo

Director of Commercial ProgramsThe Aerospace Corporation

Naomi Kurahara

Co-Founder / CEOInfostellar

Howard Lance

CEOMDA Corporation

Roger Lanctot

Associate Director, Global Automotive PracticeStrategy Analytics Ltd.

Mr. Marzio Laurenti

CEOTelespazio Brasil

Ethan Lavan

Director of In-Orbit ResourcesEutelsat

Didier Le Boulc’h

R&D and Product Policy DirectorThales Alenia Space

Rich Leshner

Vice President, GA/GPPlanet

Mr. Dubi Lever

Chief Communications EngineeringGilat Satellite Networks

Ron Levin

VP Mobility and Strategic AccountsGilat Satellite Networks

Efi Levinzon

CPO (Chief Product Officer)NovelSat

Andreas Lindenthal

Member of the Management BoardOHB System AG

Whitney Lohmeyer

Systems EngineerOneWeb

Ethan Lucarelli

Director, Regulatory and Public PolicyInmarsat Global, Ltd.

Peter Mabson

Chief Executive OfficeexactEarth

Amy Maclean

Editorial DirectorCablefax

Nelson Malaguti

Counsellor for ITU-R Study Group 4 (SGD/SG4)ITU

Craig Malone

EVP, Product DevelopmentORBCOMM

Jennifer Manner

Senior Vice President of Regulatory AffairsEchoStar Corporation

Joshua Marks

Executive Vice President, Aviation ConnectivityGlobal Eagle Entertainment, Inc.

Thomas Markusic

CEOFirefly Aerospace

Samantha Marquart Brainard

PhD Candidate, Systems EngineeringGeorge Washington University

Joseph Mascaro, PhD

Director of Academic ProgramsPlanet

Vince Matherne

CCOEncompass Digital Media, Inc.

Jeff Matthews

Specialist LeaderDeloitte

Troy McCann

Founder and Managing DirectorMoonshotX

Bryan McGuirk

Chief Commercial OfficerGlobecomm

Captain Mary McMillan

Vice President, Safety and Operational ServicesInmarsat Global, Ltd.

William (Bill) Milroy

Chairman and CTOThinKom Solutions, Inc.

Hazem Moakkit

Vice President, Corporate and Spectrum StrategyIntelsat US LLC

Meir Moalem

CEO & Co-founderSky and Space Global

Mr. Mike Moeller

Vice President, Aviation Customers and Sales, AmericasGlobal Eagle Entertainment

Ali Mohadjer

President & CEOSatWays Inc

Carlos Monsalve

International Airline B-787 Pilot, VP Air Transport SalesLatitude Technologies

Pete Moosbrugger

Chief Technologist Phased Array & RF TechnologyBall Aerospace

Frederick Morris

Vice President, Product MarketingComtech EF Data

Clay Mowry

Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Customer ExperienceBlue Origin

Craig Mullett

PresidentBranison Group

Guillermo Muniz

Director, Satellite and Network EngineeringRoyal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Sergio Murillo

General ManagerRed 52

Mr. J. Armand Musey

President and FounderSummit Ridge Group LLC

Mr. David Myers

President & CEODataPath, Inc.

Bo Naasz

Systems Engineering ManagerNASA's Satellite Servicing Projects Division

Dr. Selman Nas

Executive Vice President, Space SystemsTurkish Aerospace Industries, Inc.

JR Cristovam Nascimento

Senior PartnerUnisat

Dr. Kumar Navulur

Sr. DirectorDigitalGlobe

Guido Neumann

Managing DirectorCETel GmbH

Janet Nickloy

Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Space & Intelligence SystemsHarris Corporation

Kevin O'Connell

President & CEOInnovative Analytics & Training LLC

Gerry Oberst

Senior Vice President, Global Regulatory and Governmental StrategySES

Olaf Oehrl

Director, New BusinessND SatCom GmbH

Dr. Ko Ogasawara

Vice President & General Manager, Space SystemsMitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Justin Oliveira

CEOAnalytical Space

John Ordway

PartnerBerliner Corcoran & Rowe LLP

Ryan Orth

Vice President, RF Intelligence SystemsGeneral Dynamics

Dara Panahy

PartnerMilbank LLP

Mr. Chirag Parikh

Director, Office of Sciences and MethodologiesNational Geospatial Intelligence Agency NGA

Luigi Pasquali

CEOTelespazio S.p.A.

Vinay Patel

Senior Director International DivisionHughes, an EchoStar Company

David Payne

Vice President, Government and Regulatory AffairsAnalytical Space

Anthony Pego

Director, Vertical Market Solutions, Maritime VT IDIRECTVT iDirect

Brian Pemberton

Vice President and General Manager, Aviation Line of BusinessIridium Communications Inc.

Guy Perez


Ken Peterman

President, Government SystemsViasat

Joseph A. Pica

Director, Office of ObservationsNational Weather Service

Mr. Peter Platzer


Bob Potter

VP Signals and Ground Systems TechnologyKratos Defence and Security Solutions

Rich Pournelle

VP of Business DevelopmentNanoracks

Grégory Pradels

Small Satellites DevelopmentAerospace Valley

Kirk Pysher

PresidentInternational Launch Services

Chris Quilty

PresidentQuilty Analytics

Jeanette Quinlan

Managing Director, USAStarburst Accelerator

Yagnesh Rajendran

Vice President, Global Enterprise Sales and Business DevelopmentITC Global

Reza Rasoulian

Vice President, Global Connectivity & Shipboard Technology OperationsCarnival Corporation & PLC

Mr. Dave Redl

Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and AdministratorNational Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

Benjamin Reed

Deputy Division DirectorNASA's Satellite Servicing Projects Division

Dave Rehbehn

Vice President, International DivisionHughes, an EchoStar Company

Charles Renert

Vice President of CybersecurityViasat

Saúl Reza Arcelus

Writer, Radio Host for EnElAire Radio & PilotAeroméxico

Steve Richeson

VP Sales & MarketingMission Microwave Technologies

Mark Rigolle

CEOLeoSat Enterprises

Frank Rose

Chief of Government AffairsThe Aerospace Corporation

Claude Rousseau

Research DirectorNSR

Pedro Ruiz

Director of Customer SuccessIntegrasys, S.A.

Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger

(D-MD)U.S. House of Representatives

Kendall Russell

Assistant EditorVia Satellite

Shey Sabripour

CEOCesiumAstro, Inc.

Maryanna Saenko

Senior Associate, Venture CapitalDraper Fisher Jurvetson

Jassem Salman Nasser

Chief Strategy OfficerThuraya telecommunications

Victoria Samson

Washington Office DirectorSecure World Foundation

Mr Alvaro Sanchez


Ignacio Sanchís


Paul Scardino

SVP, Sales Operations and Business DevelopmentSpeedcast

Walter Scott

Executive Vice President and Chief Technology OfficerMDA Corporation

Kay Sears

Vice President & General Manager, Military SpaceLockheed Martin

Randy Segal

PartnerHogan Lovells

Mauricio Segovia


Cenk Sen

General ManagerTurksat AS

John Serafini

Chief Executive OfficerHawkEye 360

Fred Shaheen

Chief Counsel, Global Trade ControlsThe Boeing Company

John R. Shane

PartnerWiley Rein LLP

David Shaw

Co-founder and Chief Commercialization OfficerAstrapi Corporation

Gwynne Shotwell

President & COOSpaceX

Jim Simpson

CEOAsia Broadcast Satellite (ABS)

Sanjay Singam

Director, Space Segment Management for Panasonic Avionics & Vice President of Global EngineeringITC Global

Ole Sivertsen

Senior Vice President, MaritimeGlobal Eagle Entertainment

Adam Smith

Co-Founder, Head of Business and SalesDescartes Labs

Bob Smith

CEOBlue Origin

Mr. Jeff Smith

Startup Space Project ManagerSpace Frontier Foundation

Lance Smith


Michael Smith

Senior Vice President, Enterprise SolutionsKratos

Mr Steven Soenens

Vice President, Product MarketingSkyline Communications

Amit Somani

Chief Strategy OfficerYahsat

Phillip Spector

Of CounselMilbank LLP

Stephen Spengler

CEOIntelsat US LLC

Andrew Spinola

Equity ResearchWells Fargo

Eric Stallmer

PresidentCommercial Spaceflight Federation

Mark Steel

Vice President of Development and Market StrategyInmarsat, Inc.

Kevin Steen

President and CEOiDirect

Wim Steenbakkers

Managing Director, Global Head Satellite FinanceING Wholesale Banking

Jan Stoop

Sales DirectorUHP Networks Inc

Mr. Christopher Stott

Chairman & CEOManSat LLC

Patompob (Nile) Suwansiri

Chief Commercial OfficerThaicom Public Company Limited

José Sánchez Ruiz

Director of Service OperationsEutelsat

Al Tadros

Vice President of Space Infrastructure and Civil SpaceSSL

Jada Tapley

VP - Advanced EngineeringAptiv

Dave Thompson

President and Chief Executive OfficerOrbital ATK, Inc

Giles Thorne

IT Hardware & Infrastructure, Equity ResearchJefferies Group

Carlos Tibi

President, CEO, & FounderIcflix

Ariel Toh

Deputy Director of S.T.E.M Research & Social EntrepreneurMarcharh

Omar Trujillo

VP, Latam SalesO3b Networks

Chris Tuttle

Region II Coordinator, Office of Emergency CommunicationsU.S. Department of Homeland Security

Mr Eddie Vaca

Founder & CEOAmpLive, Inc.

Thomas Van den Driessche


Ronald van der Breggen

Chief Commercial OfficerLeoSat Enterprises

Thomas van der Heyden

Founder/Director/CTOPT. Dini Nusa Kusuma

Bart Van Poucke

Vice President, Product ManagementNewtec

Mr Martin Van Schaik

Senior Vice PresidentThales Alenia Space

Bart Van Utterbeeck

Vice President, South AmericaNewtec

Marco Villa

President & COOTyvak Nano Satellite Systems, Inc.

Joel Viñas

Co-FounderNewSpace Chicago

Nic Volpi

PartnerPermira Advisers, LLC

Xuyen "XT" Vuong

Chief Scientist and Vice PresidentARTEL, LLC

Dr. Erika Wagner

Business Development ManagerBlue Origin

Mr. Mauro Wajnberg

General Manager Telesat BrasilTelesat

Jefferson Wang

Managing Director in Communications, Media, and TechnologyAccenture Strategy

Jennifer Warren

Vice President, Tech Policy & Regulation, Government AffairsLockheed Martin

Brian Weeden

Director, Policy PlanningSecure World Foundation

Garry White

Rear Admiral, Vice ChairmanBusek, Excelsior Enterprises

Tom Wilson

President, SpaceLogisticsNorthrop Grumman

Norman Yarbrough

Operations Research Analyst, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (DASD) for C3, Cyber, and Business SystemsU.S. Department of Defense

Dario Zamarian

Group PresidentSSL

Michel Zimet

Senior Broadband Product ManagerIntelsat US LLC

Julie Zoller

Chief Government Affairs OfficerOmniSpace

Koby Zontag

Vice President of Media Sales and Business DevelopmentPCCW Global