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SMi Group’s 4th Annual MilSatCom Asia Pacific event will be convening on the 14th-15th May 2014. Given Singapore’s launch into the space and satellite industry with the new Singapore Office for Space Technology & Industry announced this summer, we decided to hold our conference again in the Asia hub Singapore. This initiative is made up of many different organisations including the Singapore Armed Forces and according to various sources, will have a profound impact on Singapore’s satellite industry. As well as exploring the new satellite opportunities in both the civil and defence sectors, this year’s conference will be focusing particularly on the implications of the US forces moving out to Asia, new technological advancements such as picosatellites and maritime security and other issues facing the industry such as cost-effective usage of satellites.

 

Please see what others had to say about last year's event:

“well organised event, systematic, comprehensive, well thought out”


“good for business sensing in SATCOM”

“great event well worth attending”

 

Dear visitor, here you can download the list of past conference attendees (2011-2013) by country and company.

Why should you attend this event:

• Hear from a technical expert about emerging satellite programmes in Asia
• Learn about the US Forces pivot to the Pacific and implications for the SatCom industry in Asia from US representatives
• Explore picosatellites and their implications for the future of Maritime from the Hellenic Navy
• Hear from the Philippine Navy about their future plans for MilSatCom
• Discuss the future of SatCom in Asia and other issues facing the region such as cost-effective use of SatCom
• Gain an insight into the legal aspects of satellite certification in Asia and satellite filing requirements from the French MoD
• Meet and network with satcom solution providers, military representatives
 

 Presidents, CEOs, Vice Presidents, Directors, Managers, Analysts, Consultants and Officers for:  Directors, Assistant Directors, Staff Officers, Engineers, Project and Programme Managers for:
• Space Development • Communications and long range communications
• Telecommunications and Navigation • C4ISTAR
• Business Operations • Space Programmes and Policy
• Sales, Marketing and Business Development • Space Operations
• Projects and Programmes  • Missile Defence
• Systems Engineering  • Space Situational Awareness
  • Networks and network infrastructure development
  • Plans and Requirements
  • Satellite Communciations
  • Operationally Responsive Space

ARINC; Armed Forces of the Philippines; Astrium; Astrium Services; Centre for Asia Studies; Defence Science & Technology Agency; DND-AFP; DSO National Laboratories; DSO National Labs; DSTA; Embassy of the Republic of Poland; GigaSat; Global VSAT Forum; Harris CapRock; Hughes Network Systems; Intelsat General; International Police Association Pakistan; KomleK; Lemhannas; LSE Space Middle East JLT; Ministry of Defence, Singapore; Ministry of Defence, UK; N C S Communications Engineering Pte Ltd; NATO ACT; Newsat Limited; Newtec Asia-Pacific; Nigerian Air Force; Northern Sky Research; Nova Systems; NZDF; O3b Networks; OIS/Singapore Armed Forces; Philippine Navy; Regional Issues Assessment; Royal Australian Navy; Royal Embassy of Cambodia; SATIS-TL-94; SES WORLD SKIES; Singapore Armed Forces; Singapore Space & Technology Association; Singapore Space and Technology Association; SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation; Spacex; ST Electronics (Satcom & Sensor Systems) Pte Ltd; SUPARCO; Swedish Space Corporation; Thuraya Telecommunications Company; US Embassy, Singapore; US PACIFIC COMMAND HQ; USDAO Singapore; XTAR, LLC;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Gregg Daffner

Gregg Daffner, CEO, GapSat

9:10 Way Ahead of Philippine Navy SatCom

Captain Anthony Rommel SD Reyes PN GSC

Captain Anthony Rommel SD Reyes PN GSC, Global Satellite Communications, Philippine Navy

• Considering holistic satcoms solutions
• The possibility of hosted payloads
• Managing satcom efficiently- leasing of smaller satellites

9:50 Update on MilSatCom Capability in New Zealand

Lieutenant Commander Owen Gee

Lieutenant Commander Owen Gee, C4 EW Requirements Maritime, New Zealand Defence Force

• Context - New Zealand and the Southern Hemisphere
• Capability Drivers- Requirement v Resources
• A Golf Bag of Carefully Selected Clubs
• A Challenge to Capability Vendors

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Delivering global MilSatComs for today’s and tomorrow’s critical operations

Patrick  Gibassier

Patrick Gibassier, Head of Government Satcoms Export Sales, Airbus Defence & Space

  • Enabling high throughput global services for growing ISR demands
  • Providing more choice and flexibility through integrated solutions
  • Accommodating future needs
  • 11:40 Operational SatCom Management

    Harold Haney

    Harold Haney, Chief Space & Missile Defense Division, USSTRATCOM

    • MilSatCom Management: Constellations, Policy and Operations COMSATCOM
    • Management: Policy, Requirements Developments and Operations
    • Future Expectations

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 High Throughput Satellite (HTS) Communications for Government and Military Applications

    "D" D'Ambrosio, EVP, Government Services, O3b Networks

  • O3b Networks provides global HTS communications services over a constellation of medium earth orbit (MEO) satellites;
  • Capabilities include: up to 1.2 Gbps throughput, round trip latency of 150 ms or less, and steerable beams that provide services where you need it/when you need it;
  • Secure Asia Pacific gateways located in Perth and Dubbo, Australia and Oahu, Hawaii;
  • Supported applications include: In-theater, deployable 3G/4G LTE backhaul; Secure global cloud (Big Data) services; latency sensitive ERP applications, and high throughput maritime communications
  • 14:30 The Regulatory Perspective of SatCom and Its Impact on Operational Use

    Lionel Frion

    Lionel Frion, Engineer Spectrum, French Ministry of Defence

    • Overview of X and Ka bands plus UHF band
    • Filings for satellite telecommunciations: Resources availiable including spectrum plus orbital location
    • The Result of Coordination- Helping set the location of the satellite and Analysing how the frequencies will be used

    15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 Transforming Mission-Critical Satellite Networks: iDirect’s Perspective

    Tom Cheong

    Tom Cheong, Vice President & General Manager Asia-Pacific, iDirect Asia

  • The Evolution of Defence Trends
  • Military and Security application drivers
  • Impacts on Capacity, Hub infrastructure and Terminals requirements
  • Leveraging on vertical advancements with iDirect
  • 16:20 Update on certification of US and DoD militaries in Asia

    Riaz Lamak

    Riaz Lamak, International Director Benchmarking & Validation , Global VSAT Forum (GVF)

    • Capacity building & Training
    • Case study of one such program.
    • Network Validation & Benchmarking

    17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Gregg Daffner

    Gregg Daffner, CEO, GapSat

    17:15 Drinks Reception Hosted By Airbus Defence & Space

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Gregg Daffner

    Gregg Daffner, CEO, GapSat

    9:10 Canadian Armed Forces Satellite Communications: Current and Future

    Major Melissa Reyes

    Major Melissa Reyes, Deputy Project Director, Canadian Department of Defence

    9:50 Royal Thai Navy satellite communications developments

    Captain Jirapol Wongwit

    Captain Jirapol Wongwit , Director of Policy and Plans Division, Royal Thai Navy

  • Growth of Thailand’s military satellite programs
  • Operational view point on satcom in use
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Picosatellites and Maritime Security Research in the University of the Aegean. Maritime Security Risk Tracking

    Lieutenant Commander Georgios Mantzouris

    Lieutenant Commander Georgios Mantzouris, Ph.D, Hellenic Navy

    • Maritime areas risk level - vessel transiting from A to B.
    • Reduce risk levels with the effective use of picosatellites
    • Minimum risk a vessel can handle to perform the mission effectively

    11:40 The Demand Curve for MilSatCom in the Asia Pacific

    Jose del Rosario

    Jose del Rosario, Senior Analyst, Northern Sky Research

    • The pivot and/or re-balance to the Asia Pacific
    • Asian nations' plans to boost capabilities through internal capacity building as well as joined multilateral arrangements such as the WGS scheme
    • Civil government initiatives in the area of disaster preparedness and management
    • Current and future satcom demand for military and civil government requirements

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 Panel- SatCom Developments and Growth Across Asia

    • Security of SatComs and Counter Terrorism
    • Cost-effective usage of SatCom

    Jose del Rosario

    Jose del Rosario, Senior Analyst, Northern Sky Research

    Dr Danielle Wood

    Dr Danielle Wood, Adjunct Researcher, Systems Institute, Johns Hopkins University

    Captain Jirapol Wongwit

    Captain Jirapol Wongwit , Director of Policy and Plans Division, Royal Thai Navy

    14:30 Technological Learning within Emerging Satellite Programs

    Dr Danielle Wood

    Dr Danielle Wood, Adjunct Researcher, Systems Institute, Johns Hopkins University

     • Analysis of trends among domestic satellite programs in Asia Pacific region
    • Application of systems architecture to model technology policy strategies
    · Evaluation of technological learning
    • Historical overview of technical achievements by emerging space nations

    15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 Presentation

    Gregg Daffner

    Gregg Daffner, CEO, GapSat

    16:20 The March towards a Network Centric Warfare capable Navy for Maritime roles and missions

    Commodore (Ret) Seshadri Vasan

    Commodore (Ret) Seshadri Vasan, Former Regional Commander Coast Guard Region East, Indian Navy

    • Use of Indigenous space platforms for extended reach, connectivity and operational flexibility of military vessels
    • Enhancement of C4ISR capability by MILSATCOM in the Indian Ocean Region for facing conventional and asymmetric maritime threats
    • Functionality for emergency communications and disaster management
    • Options for Collaborative efforts and the future of NCW/NCO in the Indo Pacific Arena

    17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Gregg Daffner

    Gregg Daffner, CEO, GapSat

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Captain Anthony Rommel SD Reyes PN GSC

    Captain Anthony Rommel SD Reyes PN GSC

    Global Satellite Communications, Philippine Navy
    Captain Jirapol Wongwit

    Captain Jirapol Wongwit

    Director of Policy and Plans Division, Royal Thai Navy

    "D" D'Ambrosio

    EVP, Government Services, O3b Networks
    "D" D'Ambrosio

    Captain Anthony Rommel SD Reyes PN GSC

    Global Satellite Communications, Philippine Navy
    Captain Anthony Rommel SD Reyes PN GSC

    Captain Jirapol Wongwit

    Director of Policy and Plans Division, Royal Thai Navy
    Captain Jirapol Wongwit

    Commodore (Ret) Seshadri Vasan

    Former Regional Commander Coast Guard Region East, Indian Navy
    Commodore (Ret) Seshadri Vasan

    Dr Danielle Wood

    Adjunct Researcher, Systems Institute, Johns Hopkins University
    Dr Danielle Wood

    Gregg Daffner

    CEO, GapSat
    Gregg Daffner

    Harold Haney

    Chief Space & Missile Defense Division, USSTRATCOM
    Harold Haney

    Jose del Rosario

    Senior Analyst, Northern Sky Research
    Jose del Rosario

    Lieutenant Commander Georgios Mantzouris

    Ph.D, Hellenic Navy
    Lieutenant Commander Georgios Mantzouris

    Lieutenant Commander Owen Gee

    C4 EW Requirements Maritime, New Zealand Defence Force
    Lieutenant Commander Owen Gee

    Lionel Frion

    Engineer Spectrum, French Ministry of Defence
    Lionel Frion

    Major Melissa Reyes

    Deputy Project Director, Canadian Department of Defence
    Major Melissa Reyes

    Patrick Gibassier

    Head of Government Satcoms Export Sales, Airbus Defence & Space
    Patrick  Gibassier

    Riaz Lamak

    International Director Benchmarking & Validation , Global VSAT Forum (GVF)
    Riaz Lamak

    Tom Cheong

    Vice President & General Manager Asia-Pacific, iDirect Asia
    Tom Cheong

    PAST CONFERENCE ATTENDEES (2011-2013) BY COMPANY AND COUNTRY

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    Interview with Andy Start

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    Interview with Dave Bettinger

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    Interview with Diana Goody

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    Interview with Gidi Talmor

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    Interview with Hans-Stefan Suhle

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    Interview with Martin Jarrold

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    Interview with Tip Osterthaler

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