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SMi are proud to announce the 20th annual Global MilSatCom conference and exhibition will return to London on the 6th- 8th November 2018 covering the latest crucial developments across the military satellite sector in-depth. As ‘the final frontier’ continues to become ever more contested, congested and competitive the future of terrestrial operations is increasingly defined by developments in the fourth domain.

With this in mind, and as space becomes ever more complex, Europe’s leading military satellite event will return to discuss key challenges and opportunities at this crucial time. Analysing vital themes within the SATCOM community, this year’s event will delve into constellation capacity and robustness, SATCOM on-the-move and the growing efforts to harmonise interoperability of platforms – as well as hearing key national updates from around the globe including the UK MoD’s Skynet 6 programme.

New to this year, a dedicated pre-conference focus day on 5th November 2018 exploring the rise of disruptive technologies, including the impact small satellite constellations and new launch providers will have for the military community.

With over 500 attendees, 4 networking receptions and over 7 hours of networking, Global MilSatCom remains the key diary date for anyone within the military space domain. 

  •  Critical host nation support, up to and including the ministerial level – providing comprehensive coverage of the UK’s space sector and SATCOM goals
  • An international speaker line up unrivalled within other events, that provide key updates from established and emerging space-faring nations across the globe
  • A dedicated focus day looking at how small satellite constellations and disruptive space technology is revolutionizing space-based communications
  • Meet and network with 500+ attendees from defence agencies, militaries, governments and industry over 8 hours of breaks; as well as 2 drinks receptions and 2 conference dinners
  • Explore developments on US SATCOM – analysing growing requirements, programme proceedings and procurement plans

 

 

 

 

Actia Telecom; Advantech Wireless Inc.; AICOX SOLUCIONES S.A.; Airbus; Airbus Americas, Inc.; Airbus Defence & Space; Airbus Defence and Space; Airbus Defence and Space (CIS and IS); Airbus Defence and Space GmbH; Airbus Group; AQYR; ARIANESPACE; Army of the Czech Republic; Arralis Technologies Ltd ; Astrium Services; Astronics AeroSat; Atos IT Services UK LTD; Avanti Communications Group plc; Avascent UK; BAAINbw; Beijing Institute of Space Science & Technology; Belgian Defense; Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems; Brazilian Air Force; Brazilian Navy; BT; Canadian Armed Forces; Canadian Army; Canadian Department of Defence; CCISE; China Academy of Space Technology; CNES – Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales ; Comtech EF Data; Comtech EF Data Corp.; Comtech Xicom Technology; Comtech Xicom Technology Europe Limited; COMUKAMPHIBFOR; CPI Satcom Division; Ctech Information Tech; Danish Defence; Danish Defence and Acquisition Organisation; Defence Space Administration; Deloitte Consulting; Deloitte.; DISA; DLR Space Adminstration; DSTL; esc Aerospace; ETL Systems Ltd; EU Commission; EU Military Staff; Euroconsult; European Defence Agency; European Space Agency; Eutelsat; Eutelsat America Corp; Eutelsat America Corporation; FMV; French Joint Space Command; GATR Technologies; General Dynamics ; General Dynamics Satcom Technologies; German MoD; Gilat Satellite Networks; Globecomm; GovSat; Harris Corporation; Hicap Telecom; HISDESAT; HMGCC; Hughes; Hughes Network Systems; Iai Elta Systems; iDirect ; iDirect Europe ; IHS Janes; Inmarsat, Inc; INNOVATIONSZENTRUM FUER TELEKOMMUNIKATIONSTECHNIK; INSA; Inster; Integrasys; Intelsat; Intelsat General; Interlink cs; Italian Defence General Staff; Italian MoD; Italian National Armaments Directorate ; Italian Navy; Japanese Cabinet Office; JSAT International Inc. ; KRATOS; Kratos Defense And Security; Kratos Technology & Training Solutions; L3 Technologies; L3 Technologies, GCS Division; LinQuest Corp; Lockheed Martin; Lockheed Martin Corporation; Lockheed Martin Space System Company; Lockheed Martin Space Systems; Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company; Luxembourg Directorate of Defense; MacDonald Detwiler Associates; MARLINK; MBDA UK Limited; MCC Corporation; MDA; Media Broadcast Satellite Gmbh; METRACOM; Microwave Products Group; Military University Of Technology; MILSATCOM International; MILSATCOM Systems Directorate, USAF; MINDEF; Ministry of Defence, Czech Republic; Ministry of Defence, Italy; Ministry of Defence, The Netherlands; Ministry of Defence, UK; Ministry of National Defence Poland; Ministryof Defence Brazil; MOD Netherlands; MOD Turkey SSM; MOI-NIC; NATO; NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency); NATO INTERNATIONAL STAFF; NATO SHAPE; NATO Special Operations HQ; NCIA NATO; NEC Corporation; Netherlands Defence Materiel Organisation; Newtec; Nigerian Defence Space Administration; Northern Sky Research (NSR); Northern Sky Research, LLC; Northrop Grumman; Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems; Northrop Grumman Information Systems; Northrop Grumman Mission Systems; Norwegian Armed Forces; Nslcomm; NSSL Global Ltd; O3b Networks; Office Of Secretary Of Defense; Omnispace; Oneweb; Orbital ATK; Phasor Solutions Ltd; PJSC "DATAGROUP"; Principal DoD Space Advisor Staff; Qatar Armed Forces; QinetiQ; Rantec Microwave Systems; Raytheon; Republic of Korea Military ; Rockwell Collins; Rockwell Collins Aviation Services-Cedar Rapids; Rockwell Colllins; Royal Air Force; Royal Navy; RSNE - MOD; RSNF - MOD; S&A Professional Services, LLC; Saab AB; Samakin Nigeria Limted; Sat Consult; Satellite Evolution Group; Saudi Arabia MOD; SciSys Ltd (Space & Defence); Scisys Plc; Semper Fortis Solutions; Serco; Serco Ltd; SES; SES Government Solutions ; SES Networks; Shephard Media; Singapore Armed Forces JOPD; Singapore Space & Technology Association; SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation; SMC/MCI; SOF Unit Formoza; Space News; SpaceNews, Inc; Spanish Ministry of Defence; Spectra Group ; Speedcast; SurCom International; TELEDIFE; Teledyne Paradise Datacom ; Telesat; TELESPAZIO VEGA UK LTD; Teletimes Media; Tesat Spacecom; Thales Alenia Space; Thales Alenia Space UK; Thales Alenia Space UK Ltd; Thales Communications & Security; Thales Group; The Aerospace Corporation; The Boeing Company; The Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization; The Genus Group; The Signal Regiment - Joint Command Support Centre; Turkish Land Forces; Turkish Navy; U.S Air Force; U.S. Air Force; U.S. Naval Research Laboratory; UAE GHQ; UK Home Office; UK MoD; UK Space Agency; UltiSat; UltiSat, Inc.; Ultra Electronics, Gigasat; Unique Broadband Systems; US AFRICOM; US Air Force; US Marine Corps; USAF; Vaeros Ltd; Vertex Estonia ; Via Satellite - Access Intelligence; Viasat ; ViaSat Communications Inc; ViaSat Inc.; Viasat, Inc.; Vislink Communications; Wall Street Journal; XTAR; XTAR LLC; ZODIAC DATA SYSTEMS;

Conference programme

7:45 Registration & Coffee

8:30 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Mr Gerard Donelan

Mr Gerard Donelan, Vice-President Security & Defence, SES
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8:45 Opening Ministerial Address

Mr Stuart Andrew MP

Mr Stuart Andrew MP, Minister for Defence Procurement, UK Ministry of Defence
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9:00 The UK Approach to MILSATCOM

  • From Skynet 5 to Skynet 6: an overview of the British SATCOM programme and how this has shaped approaches to telemetry
  • An overview of Skynet 6, delivering secure satellite capability
  • Key considerations for the Skynet 6 ground segment, maximising band coverage as part of the programme
  • Maximising survivability and resilience of space systems through Skynet 6 Enduring Capability (6EC) approach
  • Exploiting commercial capability to enable growing connecting and BLOS (beyond line of sight) data transfer
  • Captain David Moody

    Captain David Moody, SATCOM & Strategic Networks, UK MOD
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    Mr Julian Knight

    Mr Julian Knight, Head of the Networks Delivery Team at ISS, UK MoD
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    9:30 MILSATCOM Information Assurance in a Contested World – Key Considerations

  • Operating in the information age how the data requirements for the modern warfighter require growing use of space-based enablers
  • Integrating data assurance at every stage - how Skynet 6's use of X-band UHF (ultra-high frequency) satellite capacity provides secure mission critical communications
  • How X-band communications provide interference and rain resilience to enable secure operations across diverse environments
  • Establishing defensible cyber terrain: the role of SATCOM in protecting communications at every stage
  • What the commercialisation of space means for encrypted telemetry, tracking and control (TT&C)
  • Mr Gareth  Martin

    Mr Gareth Martin, Head of Cyber and Space Policy, UK MoD

    10:00 SATCOM Across the Spectrum: Utilising Space-Based Joint Enablers for Cross-Domain Operations

     

  • MILSATCOM as a key enabler - how all terrestrial operations are framed by space-based communication infrastructure
  • Military requirements for future cross domain networking of intelligence
  • Exploring existing technology and how it can be exploited to better effect to maximise warfighter agility
  • Communications from an end-user perspective, considering the size, weight and power for future terminal solutions
  • Competing domains - competing challenges: analysis of beyond line of sight (BLOS) SATCOM requirements for the services
  • 'Pulling the strings together': how the services contribute to the joint SATCOM vision
  • Mr Gerard Donelan

    Mr Gerard Donelan, Vice-President Security & Defence, SES
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    Dr Michael O'Callaghan

    Dr Michael O'Callaghan , Space Programme Manager, Dstl
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    Commander Phil Coope

    Commander Phil Coope, Programme Manager for SKYNET / SATCOM and Strategic Networks, Royal Navy
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    Mr Barry Austin

    Mr Barry Austin, Skynet 6 Project Manager and Deputy Head of Networks ISS, UK MoD

    10:30 ‘Lead Like a Satellite’ – Enhancing Military and Commercial Synergies Within the Global Space Market

  • What leadership within the global SATCOM sector means: strategic approach to capturing a 10% market share in the global space market
  • Regional growth - developing the UK space sector through partnerships
  • The future is a mesh: why the military will need to increasingly exploit both secure SATCOM and civilian networks to meet operational data requirements
  • Ensuring 'enduring capability' how the UK intends to deliver its SATCOM to 2040
  • Mr Michael  Rudd

    Mr Michael Rudd, Telecommunications Strategy Head, UK Space Agency
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    11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:30 Designing Resilience and Security at the Core to Deliver the Mission

    Mr Richard Franklin

    Mr Richard Franklin, Head of Secure Communications, Airbus Defence and Space
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  • Enabling secure and timely decisions
  • Building blocks for resilient network
  • Delivering next generation for the mission
  • 12:00 Integrating Information Superiority into the Heart of the Armed Forces Through Syracuse III and IV

    Colonel Laurent Jannin

    Colonel Laurent Jannin, Head of French SATCOM Programs, DGA
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  • An overview of the current operational environment and the vital importance of effective C2
  • The role of SATCOM in enabling and delivering information superiority – utilising key end-to-end secure bandwidth to support communications and build situational awareness
  • Syracuse III space segment - optimising communication resiliency through X and EHF frequencies bands
  • A multi-levelled approach to ground segment assets, how protected and broadcast layers provide greater communication flexibility for battlefield commanders
  • Key technical features for Syracuse IV – integrating geosynchronous satellites with associated control means to the existing constellation
  • The path ahead: ambitions for French SATCOM capability from a procurement perspective
  • 12:30 Meeting the most demanding Security, Assurance, Resilience and Agility requirements for Military Missions 

    Mr Eric Moltzau

    Mr Eric Moltzau, Senior Vice President, Business Development and Strategy, Eutelsat America Corp
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  • User-centric applications driving SATCOM services transformation
  • Comprehensive flexibility to accommodate any mission-critical requirements
  • New public procurement policies to support rapid evolving needs
  • 13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:10 Security and Resilience for Governmental Communications

    Mr Patrick Biewer

    Mr Patrick Biewer, Chief Executive Officer, LuxGovSat
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  • X-band and Military Ka-band: a key security differentiator
  • 2.5GHz of new and accessible Military Spectrum: an overview of the GovSat capabilities
  • Delivering operational capabilities through partnerships
  • 14:40 SICRAL – Ensuring Italian Defence SATCOM Infrastructure Meets Evolutionary Needs

    Lieutenant Colonel Luigi Mauro

    Lieutenant Colonel Luigi Mauro, SATCOM Systems Section Head, Ministry of Defence, Italy

     

  • Defining SICRAL, where the project has gone and how the Italian MoD intends to enhance the constellation
  • Providing high performance SATCOM capability which remains interoperable within the framework of tactical operational communications
  • Defining the requirements for phase 3 of SICRAL & moving towards final procurement for integration into existing constellation
  • Coordinating joint management of control centres for Ka, Ku and S band frequencies
  • Multi-satellite control ground segment, TLC payload and management centres
  • SATCOM capabilities at the strategic, deployable tactical and mobile tactical level
  • Building SICRAL's global constellation coverage - key approaches
  • 15:10 Franco-Italian Cooperation Within SICRAL – Advancing the Future of SATCOM

     

  • Current project priorities within SICRAL: vision for programme
  • Ensuring operation of space assets (SICRAL and SYRACUSE) remains seamless through streamlined interoperability standards
  • Considering the possibility of expanding reserve capacity for allied NATO forces in future payload launches
  • Future priorities for space collaboration – what lessons can be learned from the growing use of disruptive technology
  • Major Alexis Bancet

    Major Alexis Bancet, Manager for SATCOM International Affairs, DGA
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    Lieutenant Colonel Luigi Mauro

    Lieutenant Colonel Luigi Mauro, SATCOM Systems Section Head, Ministry of Defence, Italy

    15:20 Planning the Next Operation with the Newtec Dialog VSAT Platform

    Mr Koen Willems

    Mr Koen Willems, Market Director Government & Defense SATCOM, Newtec
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  • Embracing the complexity of government and defense satellite networks
  • Planning government and defence operations over satellite with the Newtec Satellite Network Calculator
  • Disruptive technology providing double throughput and higher service availability for mission critical data
  • Ready to deploy anytime, anywhere
  • Matching ground segment for new satellite constellations (HTS, LEO, MEO, GEO)
  • Easier planning, operations, monitoring and installation key for efficient operations
  • 15:50 Afternoon Tea

    16:20 Milsatcom Requirements Evolution – Move to the Defense Cloud

    Mr Franck Chatain

    Mr Franck Chatain, Product Line Manager - SATCOM Mobile Networks, Thales
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  • Why Defense Cloud (customer needs)
  • Broadband Milsatcom serving Defense Cloud solutions
  • Scalable architecture and technologies
  • 16:50 Roadmap for GOVSATCOM – Addressing Gaps in Satellite Communication Services for Member States

  • GOVSATCOM past, present and future: a look at where the programme has been and indicative way ahead
  • Balancing requirements across terrestrial operating environments – how to bring beyond line of sight (BLOS) SATCOM requirements for the maritime, air and land domains together
  • Considering the legal framework and basis for future GOVSATCOM collaboration
  • Pooled constellations and disruptive technologies – analysis of options available to enhance capacity
  • Utilising Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) for secure & encrypted communications in future initiatives
  • How to enhance bandwidth without impacting communication resiliency – the European approach
  • Mr Gerard Donelan

    Mr Gerard Donelan, Vice-President Security & Defence, SES
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    Mr Holger Lueschow

    Mr Holger Lueschow, Programme Manager, Satellite Communication, European Defence Agency
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    Mr Hermann Ludwig Moeller

    Mr Hermann Ludwig Moeller, Head of Institutional and European Programmes Office, European Space Agency
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    Ms Tanja Zegers

    Ms Tanja Zegers, Policy Officer, DG GROW, EU Commission

    Major Geoffroy Beaudot

    Major Geoffroy Beaudot, SatCom and CIS Program Manager, Luxembourg Directorate of Defense
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    17:10 Iridium Certus - Global, Secure Connectivity to Tactical CoTM Interoperable Terminals

     

  • Thales’ MissionLINK terminal supports Iridium legacy and Block II voice, IP data, PTT and SBD capability
  • COMSAT’s IP network securely tie Coalition and DoD Gateways into customers networks
  • Encryption solutions - Type 1 crypto and NSA’s CSfC (Commercial Solutions for Classifed) options
  • Terminal inter-operability to tactical radio, Link-16 and commercial waveforms such as Trellis-ware
  • COMSAT world class 24/7 customer care from cleared personnel in US and Internationally
  • Mr Dylan Browne

    Mr Dylan Browne, Chief Strategy Officer, COMSAT

    Mr Brian Aziz

    Mr Brian Aziz, Director, Thales US

    17:40 RF Signal Management for Enhanced SSA and Communication

    Mr Matt Prechtel

    Mr Matt Prechtel, Business Area Director for the Spectral Data Products and Federal Network Projects , Kratos
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  • EMI Mitigation
  • System Vulnerabilities
  • Bandwidth Utilization
  • 18:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Mr Gerard Donelan

    Mr Gerard Donelan, Vice-President Security & Defence, SES
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    18:45 Networking Reception Sponsored By SES Networks

    20:30 Evening Dinner (Invitation Only) Sponsored By Eutelsat

    8:20 Registration & Coffee

    8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Mr Christopher Baugh

    Mr Christopher Baugh, President, Northern Sky Research (NSR)

    9:00 Streamlining the DoD’s Approach Space and Secure Communications

    Dr Brian Teeple

    Dr Brian Teeple, Deputy Chief Information Officer, CIO (C4IIC), US DoD
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  • The role of space-based enablers for military communications, PNT and ISR
  • Evolving threats in space – managing policy within an increasingly contested, congested and competitive environment
  • Eliminating ‘little enterprise’ stovepipes into big enterprise and crafting a unified vision for space
  • Enablers for big enterprise, utilising the software-defined environment and common standards for networked systems
  • Future services and technologies that will be required from industry to deliver the US space vision – the task for ‘disruptive tech’ firms
  • 9:30 Readiness, Interoperability and Resilience - from Satellite-Centric to Data-Centric Capabilities

    Mr Eric Watko

    Mr Eric Watko, EVP Product Marketing & Strategy SES Networks, SES Networks
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    Delivering secure, flexible and ubiquitous connectivity for today’s high-tech military and its network-centric operations fueled by real-time data from the field, personnel and manned and unmanned vehicles:
  • Evolved thinking in a requirements-driven environment supporting global governments and institutions
  • Multi-orbit, multi-frequency capabilities across a joint architecture of both commercially-owned and government-owned assets
  • Planning for and acquiring SATCOM capabilities as critical communications infrastructure for network centric operations
  • Preparing for the next generation: O3b mPOWER cloud – scale multi-terabit connectivity through a “virtual fibre” network anywhere in the world

     
  • 10:00 Acquiring Future Military Space Capabilities with EPIC Speed

    Ms Deanna Ryals

    Ms Deanna Ryals, Chief, International Programmes Division, Military Satellite Communications Systems (MILSATCOM) Directorate, Space and Missiles System Center (SMC), Air Force Space Command, US Air Force
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  • SMC 2.0 - The Why, What, Who and Where of acquiring future military space capabilities to outpace our adversaries
  • Strategic Outcomes for SMC 2.0 - Enterprise, Partnerships, Innovation, Culture and Speed (EPICSpeed)
  • SMC Framework for implementing EPICSpeed and Pacesetters to prove success
  • What is the Chief Partnership Officer role in SMC 2.0?
  • How Allies, Industry and Inter-Agencies can work with SMC through the Chief Partnership Officer
  • 10:30 Session Reserved for Lockheed Martin

    Ms Kay Sears

    Ms Kay Sears, VP&GM Military Space, Lockheed Martin
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    Mr Patrick Wood

    Mr Patrick Wood, Head of Space UK and Director, International Advanced Programmes, Lockheed Martin
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    11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:30 Leveraging COMSATCOM in the National Security Space Architecture

    Mr Allan Ballenger

    Mr Allan Ballenger, Chief Commercial Officer and Corporate Vice President, SES Government Solutions

    12:00 Information Assurance in a Data Driven World: Optimising Cyber Security for MILSATCOM

    Lieutenant Colonel Eric Trias PhD

    Lieutenant Colonel Eric Trias PhD, Commander, Space Command Cyberspace Support Squadron, US Air Force
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  • Advancing cyberspace capabilities to deliver decision global effects: the role of CYSS in securing communications
  • Life cycle management for cyber programmes – ensuring networked systems remain resilient and robust
  • Terrestrial considerations for space systems: how to improve SATCOM ground segments through design
  • Communications Security (COMSEC) delivering an architectural approach that fits the user requirements
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    12:30 Resiliency and Interoperability Through the Use of Commercial SATCOM

    Mr Rick Lober

    Mr Rick Lober, Vice President & General Manager Defense and Intelligence Systems Division , Hughes
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  • How systems can interoperate between various commercial and military networks
  • Commercial advancements for operating in contested environments
  • Evolving landscape of commercial SATCOM and how it will support future military operations
  • 13:05 Networking Lunch Sponsored by Hughes

    14:05 SMC’s Launch System Enterprise in Support of MILSATCOM

    Mr Thomas Becht

    Mr Thomas Becht, MILSATCOM Executive Director, Space And Missile Systems Center, US Air Force

     

     

     

  • Success of the recent launch of AFSPC-11 mission from Cape Canaveral
  • How new launch is providing great coverage and communications resilience
  • Continuous Broadcast Augmenting SATCOM (CBAS) and other payloads being delivered, and steps put in place to maximise mission assurance
  • Working with local launch squadrons to augment existing SATCOM capabilities through space-based satellite relays
  • 14:35 Secure Networked Airborne Communications - the Now and Future Combat Cloud

    Mr David Kingdon-Jones

    Mr David Kingdon-Jones, Head of Air Connectivity, Airbus
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  • From technology to information superiority
  • Air Connectivity boosting ISR
  • Network Orchestration of Massive intelligence
  • Seamless communications & disruptive technologies
  • 15:05 SATCOM in Support of Expeditionary Warfare

    Captain Dez Hill

    Captain Dez Hill, G-6 Projects Officer , US Marine Corps
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  • The functional lines of effort for USMC Europe and Africa and how it feeds into theatre campaign plans
  • Current SATCOM assets across the spectrum – utilising X-band and Ku band systems for operations
  • Unique theatre challenges for the USMC in Europe considering the impact of terrain, temperature, wind speeds and storms for communication
  • The role of SATCOM in expeditionary campaigns, the increased importance of C2 and space-enabled situational awareness
  • Ways forward: exploiting narrowband systems for SATCOM on-the-move and the extension of the ground segment

     

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    15:35 An Update on Protected Resilient Comms

     

     

     

  • The Evolving Environment
  • An Update on the Ground/Terminal Segment
  • A Military Space Update
  • Future Views – Ground, Space and Key Technologies
  • Mr Brian Rodriquez

    Mr Brian Rodriquez, Director of Business Development and Strategy, Protected Communication Systems, Space and Airborne Systems, Raytheon
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    16:05 Afternoon Tea

    16:35 What the National Defence Authorisation Act 2018 Means for SATCOM

     

  • SATCOM in a contested world – current communication challenges and where they can be overcome
  • National Security Space Provisions within the legislation, moving towards consideration of space as a unique domain
  • Protected satellite communication services within NDAA, an overview of assessments of waveforms, terminals and ground segment sections
  • What NDAA means for government-industry cooperation in space and enhancing US space enterprise
  • How the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) will be developed in the wake of NDAA – ring-fencing survivability and security requirements
  • An outline of the roadmap for military satellite requirements and enhancing the use of commercial constellations
  • Ms Sandra Erwin

    Ms Sandra Erwin, National Security Reporter, Space News
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    Ms Deanna Ryals

    Ms Deanna Ryals, Chief, International Programmes Division, Military Satellite Communications Systems (MILSATCOM) Directorate, Space and Missiles System Center (SMC), Air Force Space Command, US Air Force
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    Ms Clare Grason

    Ms Clare Grason, Division Chief, Satellite Communications, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)

    Ms Andrea Loper

    Ms Andrea Loper, Acquisition Program Manager,Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate , US Air Force
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    Ms Kay Sears

    Ms Kay Sears, VP&GM Military Space, Lockheed Martin
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    17:05 New Commercial Satcom Services Will Save Dollars and Enable New Government Airborne Platforms

    Mr Rick Henry

    Mr Rick Henry, Vice President Sales Marketing and Business Development, Intelsat General

  • The first global HTS platform complete with new H-3 satellite
  • High Throughput Managed Aeronautical services for Governments Users Worldwide
  • New Land Littoral Services
  • C4ISR Rotary Services Solution for BLOS communications
  • 17:35 How to do Business with the U.S. Air Force: Processes and Approaches to SATCOM Partnerships

    Mr Michael Laney

    Mr Michael Laney, Lead for International Engagement in MILSATCOM, US Air Force
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  • So … who do I contact? Roles and responsibilities in SATCOM for the U.S. DoD and the U.S. Air Force
  • The Agreements Process
  • Latest Lessons Learned on Cooperative Agreements in MILSATCOM
  • What’s next?
  • 18:05 Laser Communication Coalition Update

    Mr Chris Long

    Mr Chris Long, Vice President, General Manager, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems

     

  • The LCC is focused on bringing lasercom out of the technology realm and into operational use
  • Two LCC terminals are manifested for launch in 2021
  • We’re working with the US and German governments and contractor teams from both countries to plan and execute a successful demonstration and to provide a clear path to long-term operational capability
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    18:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Mr Christopher Baugh

    Mr Christopher Baugh, President, Northern Sky Research (NSR)

    18:45 Networking Reception Sponsored By Airbus

    8:00 Registration & Coffee

    8:30 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Mr Andy Hoyle

    Mr Andy Hoyle, Senior Consultant MilSatComs, Future MilSatCom Studies, Airbus Defence & Space

    8:40 Progression of the Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) and What It Means for Japanese SATCOM Capability

    Colonel Shinichiro Tsui

    Colonel Shinichiro Tsui, Counsellor, National Space Policy Secretariat, Japanese Cabinet Office
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  • Status of the Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) and its role in supporting JSDF communication and situational awareness
  • How the PDCA (plan-do-check-act) cycle drives development within QZSS
  • Initial feedback from the 4-satellite constellation and what this means for independent MILSATCOM capability
  • An international pivot: enhancing future constellations to provide sovereign communication coverage outside of the Asia – Oceania region
  • Effectively enforcing reliability and resilience within QZSS – the Japanese approach
  • Next steps for exploitation of commercial capability at the Superbird C2 lifecycle end
  • Utilising high precision positioning to develop more effective automated robotics
  • Space Industry Vision 2030 – driving space capability in the Asia-Pacific region
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    9:10 Creating a Roadmap for Canadian SATCOM Capability

    Colonel Cameron Stoltz

    Colonel Cameron Stoltz, Director General of Space, Canadian Armed Forces

  • Road map for Canadian SATCOM Capability
  • Defining the requirements for Canadian SATCOM
  • Providing global Ultra-High frequency (UHF) narrow band SATCOM for BLOS (Beyond Line of Sight) communications
  • Delivering phase 1 of Tactical Narrow band SATCOM guaranteeing access to low capacity UHF narrow band SATCOM between the 65th N and 65th S latitudes
  • 9:40 Session Reserved for Viasat

    Mr Andy Lincoln

    Mr Andy Lincoln, Chief Technical Officer, Government Systems, Viasat, Inc.
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    10:10 Morning Coffee

    10:40 Laser Communication: Integration of Future MILSATCOM Interoperability

    Mr Hughes Boulnois

    Mr Hughes Boulnois, Head of SpaceDataHighway, Airbus Defence & Space

  • Current architectures are independent
  • MILSATCOM and COMSATCOM are segregated
  • LaserCom will provide the right level of protected and resilient communication
  • Laser communication will be the bridge for integration and interoperability
  • 11:10 SATCOM in the Southern Hemisphere: Unique Challenges and Perspectives

    Wing Commander Paul Drysdale

    Wing Commander Paul Drysdale, JSO1 Joint Communication and Information Systems , New Zealand Defence Forces
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  • Consideration of the Area of Responsibility (AOR) for the New Zealand Defence Forces and what this unique operating domain means for MILSATCOM provision
  • Cross-domain capability: developing communications for NZDF contributions to international missions
  • Balancing the SATCOM requirements by operational branch – key technologies and updates
  • How to deploy satellite communications within disaster relief operations – case studies of note
  • An overview of the Combined Services Pool (CSP) initiative and current traction
  • Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) – optimising international partnerships for MILSATCOM
  • Future 2035 SATCOM – developing an integrated communications vision
  • 11:40 Session Reserved for Sponsor

    12:10 Australia’s Future Defence SATCOM System Balancing Partnership, National Interest and Emerging Technology Opportunities

    Lieutenant Colonel Michael Hose

    Lieutenant Colonel Michael Hose, Deputy Director Future Australian Defence SATCOM System, Australian Department of Defence
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  • Current partnerships ensuring Australian Defence Force satellite communications.
  • Roadmap to future satellite communications.
  • Strategic guidance for the Australian Defence Force satellite communications.
  • Australian Defence SATCOM System (ASDSS) requirements.
  • Formation of the Australian Space Agency.
  • Balancing partnership, national interests and emerging technology opportunities.
  • 12:40 Networking Lunch

    13:40 Optimising Full Spectrum C4i Through the SPAINSAT NG Programme

     

  • An overview of the SPAINSAT NG programme and performance of the XTAR-EUR satellite
  • Spanish roadmap for SATCOM and growing international partnerships
  • Current involvement within the EU GOVSATCOM initiative and what it means for future collaboration
  • Developing bandwidths utilised to increase military communication coverage
  • ‘The fundamentals of warfare’: delivering dominance on the ground through space-enabled C2
  • Delivering ‘on-the-move’ communications whilst maintaining resiliency and anti-jamming features
  • Streamlining operations between the ground and space segments – how to enhance interoperability
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    Brigadier General Carlos de Salas

    Brigadier General Carlos de Salas, Head C4ISR & Space Programs, Spanish Ministry of Defence

    Lieutenant Colonel Jaime Sanchez Mayorga

    Lieutenant Colonel Jaime Sanchez Mayorga, Head of Space Programs Unit, Spanish MoD
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    14:10 Providing Robust and Resilient Satellite Communications for the Italian Army

    Lieutenant Colonel Luca De Angelis

    Lieutenant Colonel Luca De Angelis, Section Head of Frequencies and ACP, C4i-EI Command, Italian Army
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  • The satellite communication in the  Italian Army – Strategic and Tactic  Communications;
  • Satellite constellation for communications
  • The ground components - Ground Stations - Italian Army Ground Stations - Ce.S.Co.Si.S. (Satellite Control and Supervision Centre)
  • The Cyber Security Prospective;
  • 14:40 SATCOM Above the 65th – Exploring How Communication Systems Support Polar Operations

     

  • The unique challenges of operating above the 65th parallel – why satellite constellation coverage limits expeditionary warfare
  • Why the polar regions are growing in strategic importance: considering SATCOM within the current and future geopolitical environment
  • Patterns emerging for specialised polar capabilities – considering Norwegian & Canadian cooperation and what the key drivers for further collaboration will be
  • Case studies in arctic capability, how programmes such as the Advanced Polar System (APS) are enhancing operational strength
  • Critical considerations for robust SATCOM in the arctic, what lessons can be learned from prior programmes
  • Anticipated requirements for future communication systems that operate in the artic
  • Mr Andy Hoyle

    Mr Andy Hoyle, Senior Consultant MilSatComs, Future MilSatCom Studies, Airbus Defence & Space

    Lieutenant Colonel Abde Bellahnid

    Lieutenant Colonel Abde Bellahnid, Director of Space Requirements, Canadian Armed Forces

    Captain Dez Hill

    Captain Dez Hill, G-6 Projects Officer , US Marine Corps
    View Bio

    Ms Andrea Loper

    Ms Andrea Loper, Acquisition Program Manager,Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate , US Air Force
    View Bio

    15:10 Driving Connectivity Between the Allies – NATO SATCOM 2020 Ambitions and Requirements

     

  • How the NATO SATCOM Post-2000 is improving satellite communication capabilities to support coalition expeditionary operations
  • Understanding IT assets as an ecosystem – identifying capability gaps and looking at where SATCOM enabled modernisation enhance common systems
  • Coordinating the consortium, how engagement between the British, French and Italian governments has progressed
  • Future steps – NATO’s MILSATCOM priorities after the 2019 conclusion of NSP2K
  • Maximising bandwidth, coverage and voice and data capacity through the programme – how this will impact joint BLOS operations
  • Streamlining the capacity of SKYNET, SICRAL and SYRACUSE to provide UHF communication for military forces
  • Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Giovanni Battista Durando

    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Giovanni Battista Durando, Satcom Service Area Owner, NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency)
    View Bio

    Mr Antonio Calderon

    Mr Antonio Calderon, NSII Service Line Chief, NATO Communication and Information Agency
    View Bio

    15:40 Afternoon Tea

    16:10 US SATCOM Across the African Theatre – Fusing Intelligence Led Battlefield Decisions

    Mr Wesley Cook

    Mr Wesley Cook, SATCOM Chief, USAFRICOM
    View Bio

     

  • An overview of the work of USAFRICOM and how it feeds into the wider combatant commands
  • Key considerations for Commanders in the field – building a network-centric approach to battle management
  • Architectural approaches for SATCOM-on-the-move from an end-user perspective
  • Providing flexible and secure connectivity for low-latency high throughput capacity in remote field operations
  • The unique challenges of the African theatre and how collaboration with the Regional Satellite Communication Centres are utilised to overcome these challenges
  • Future priorities for USAFRICOM satellite communications
  • 16:30 NigComSat – Building Holistic SATCOM Capability for the Nigerian Armed Forces

    Commodore Christian Anuge

    Commodore Christian Anuge, Deputy Chief, Nigerian Defence Space Administration

     

  • The NigComSat project – a reflection of Nigerian ambition within space
  • SATCOM systems criteria and range of service: global footprint for Ka-band and C-band frequencies and the role they play in secure regional and international military communications
  • Lessons learned from NigSatCom-1 and how this is integrated into future requirements
  • The Nigerian Armed Forces ground segment and building force flexibility through SATCOM on the move
  • 16:50 A Hybrid Approach: Future MILSATCOM Within the Korean Armed Forces

    Colonel Jae Soong Lee

    Colonel Jae Soong Lee, Chief, Defense Communication Command
    View Bio

     

  • The unique challenges the ROK (Republic of Korea) poses for SATCOM – considering communications within mountainous terrain
  • Exploiting the ROK’s large LTE (long-term evolution) 4g wireless communication network penetration for military communications
  • The next generation of MILSATCOM: developing multiband transmitter-receivers for full spectrum connectivity
  • Overcoming survivability challenges within commercial SATCOM by running it in parallel with military networks
  • End user requirements: moving away from a hierarchical approach towards an integrated approach
  • Optimising blue force situational awareness through a hybrid approach
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    17:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Three

    Mr Andy Hoyle

    Mr Andy Hoyle, Senior Consultant MilSatComs, Future MilSatCom Studies, Airbus Defence & Space

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Captain David Moody

    Captain David Moody

    SATCOM & Strategic Networks, UK MOD
    Colonel Cameron Stoltz

    Colonel Cameron Stoltz

    Director General of Space, Canadian Armed Forces
    Colonel Jae Soong Lee

    Colonel Jae Soong Lee

    Chief, Defense Communication Command
    Colonel Laurent Jannin

    Colonel Laurent Jannin

    Head of French SATCOM Programs, DGA
    Colonel Shinichiro Tsui

    Colonel Shinichiro Tsui

    Counsellor, National Space Policy Secretariat, Japanese Cabinet Office
    Dr Brian Teeple

    Dr Brian Teeple

    Deputy Chief Information Officer, CIO (C4IIC), US DoD
    Lieutenant Colonel Michael Hose

    Lieutenant Colonel Michael Hose

    Deputy Director Future Australian Defence SATCOM System, Australian Department of Defence
    Mr Julian Knight

    Mr Julian Knight

    Head of the Networks Delivery Team at ISS, UK MoD
    Mr Michael  Rudd

    Mr Michael Rudd

    Telecommunications Strategy Head, UK Space Agency
    Ms Deanna Ryals

    Ms Deanna Ryals

    Chief, International Programmes Division, Military Satellite Communications Systems (MILSATCOM) Directorate, Space and Missiles System Center (SMC), Air Force Space Command, US Air Force

    Brigadier General Carlos de Salas

    Head C4ISR & Space Programs, Spanish Ministry of Defence
    Brigadier General Carlos de Salas

    Captain David Moody

    SATCOM & Strategic Networks, UK MOD
    Captain David Moody

    Born in Middlesbrough, David joined the Royal Navy as an Artificer Apprentice in Sep 1985 and attended Britannia Royal Naval College for Officer Training in Jan 1988. He completed an Electrical Engineering Degree at the Royal Naval Engineering College between 1988 and 1991 and subsequently joined HMS BRAVE as the Deputy Weapon Engineer Officer and deployed on OP SHARPGUARD to the Adriatic in 1994.

    Following this first sea appointment he taught Electronic Warfare at HMS DRYAD, and afterwards acted as the as System Manager for all NATO Strategic Communications in North Western Europe. On promotion to Lieutenant Commander, in 2000, he moved to the Defence Crisis Management Centre in London as the Military Technical Advisor and Crisis Management Officer; this tour of duty encompassed UK Fire Fighter Strikes, Foot & Mouth, the national Fuel crisis as well as 9/11 operations. His ‘Professional Charge’ appointment was undertaken as the Weapon Engineer Officer of HMS MONTROSE and this rewarding appointment involved bringing the Ship out of its first major refit period in Rosyth, the rescue of the stricken Canadian submarine HMCS CHICOUTIMI and a deployment to the Arabian Gulf.

    David then joined Navy Command Headquarters, C4ISTAR Division as the RN Command Support System (RNCSS) Desk Officer, responsible for frontline RNCSS capability delivery, the RNCSS Helpdesk and the embryonic Fleet CIS Support Unit. In 2008 he moved to the Maritime Capability Trial and Assessment (MCTA) organisation for duties as the Type 45 Destroyer and Frigates Platform Manager and delivered innovative post refit trial programmes as well as contributing to the introduction of new Ship Performance Assessment trials as a part of the Through Life assessment for frontline operational ships.

    Selected for promotion to Commander in 2011, David was immediately appointed to HQ ISAF, Kabul in Afghanistan where he directed the improvement of 24/7 service delivery and availability of mobile phone telecommunications across the country (17 million subscribers). He was awarded the NATO Meritorious Service Medal for his work in support of Afghanistan.

    On return from Afghanistan David accepted the appointment as the first Commanding Officer of the Maritime C5ISR Support Unit (MCSU) responsible for delivery of a range of C5ISR services and equipment in support of operational activities before taking up an appointment as the first RN Joint Force CIS Middle East - JFCIS(ME) Commander between Dec 2014 to Jun 2015. On return from deployment David joined Joint Forces Command C4ISR Capability Branch as the Desk Officer for SATCOM and Strategic Networks.

    Promoted to Captain in Jan 2018, he has remained at Joint Forces Command C4ISR Capability Branch and has become Deputy Head for Space.

    Married to Dawn with one daughter Erin (2008), David lives in Hampshire where his interests include DIY, anything to do with the outdoors, trying to keep fit and the remainder of his time is absorbed in keeping up with Erin.
     

    Captain Dez Hill

    G-6 Projects Officer , US Marine Corps
    Captain Dez Hill

    Captain Hill joined the Marine Corps in 2009 and served as a cyber network operator before commissioning as a C4 systems officer in 2012. He has since served as a radio platoon commander and battalion communications officer in the 4th Marine Logistics Group and as section officer-in-charge at the Marine Corps Cyber Operations Group. He is currently the G-6 projects officer at the Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, where he is primarily concerned with coalition C4 interoperability and posturing the northern flank of NATO and the European Arctic in support of EUCOM operational planning.

    Colonel Cameron Stoltz

    Director General of Space, Canadian Armed Forces
    Colonel Cameron Stoltz

    Colonel Jae Soong Lee

    Chief, Defense Communication Command
    Colonel Jae Soong Lee

    Colonel Jae Soong Lee is a signal officer in Republic of Korea Army. He graduated from the Korea Military Academy in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer engineering. He obtained a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering at the Air Force Institute of Technology in the U.S. in 2002. He received Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in 2009. He has served as a signal commander and staff in the various echelons of ROK Army. Currently, he is in charge of planning division of Defense Communication Command.

     

    Colonel Laurent Jannin

    Head of French SATCOM Programs, DGA
    Colonel Laurent Jannin

    Laurent Jannin works for the French Ministry of Defence, at DGA (Directorate for acquisition).


    He is currently Head of SYRACUSE III and SYRACUSE IV (former “COMSAT NG”) Programs. This includes acquisition and maintenance for space and ground segments. At the same time, he is head of ATHENA/COMCEPT operations which includes the Ka-band satellite, in cooperation with Italy, and its ground segment.


    Prior to that, he worked successively for the Helios II military satellite program, for the energy ministry, for the “Cour des comptes” (French public accounting office), and for the CERES Elint satellite program.


    He graduated from Ecole Polytechnique in 1998 and Ecole National Supérieure de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace in 2000.
     

    Colonel Shinichiro Tsui

    Counsellor, National Space Policy Secretariat, Japanese Cabinet Office
    Colonel Shinichiro Tsui

    2016.4 ~ : Present Position
    2015.4 ~ 2016.3 : Commander of 28th Aircraft Control & Warning Squadron, JASDF
    2014.8 ~ 2015.3 : Development Department, Air Staff Office, JASDF
    2012.8 ~ 2014.7 : Personnel & Education Department, Air Staff Office, JASDF
    2011.7 ~ 2012.7 : Defense Planning Department, Air Staff Office, JASDF
    2010.4 ~ 2011.3 : Air Staff College, JASDF
    2008.8 ~ 2010.3 : Head Quarter of Air Defense Command, JASDF
    2006.9 ~ 2008.7 : Air Development & Test Wing, JASDF
    2002.8 ~ 2006.8 : University of Alabama, Graduate School
    2000.3 ~ 2002.7 : Western Aircraft Control & Warning Wing, JASDF
    1999.4 ~ 2000.2 : Officer Candidate School, JASDF
    1993.4 ~ 1999.3 : Kyoto University
     

    Commander Phil Coope

    Programme Manager for SKYNET / SATCOM and Strategic Networks, Royal Navy
    Commander Phil Coope

    Phil joined the Royal Navy as a Weapon Engineer in 1993 following a degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Liverpool University. During his career he has conducted UK maritime and multinational operations in Hong Kong, Mediterranean, Caribbean/Central America, Bosnia & Herzegovina and the Northern Arabian Gulf. Whilst he has primarily served on T22 and T23 Frigates, he had the honour of being part of the team that introduced HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH into Service in 2017 (as the Mission System Design Acceptance Authority). Outside of operations and ship building, Phil’s 25-year career has focussed on the fields of Capability and Acquisition and Education. He was instrumental in the development of the Royal Navy’s Local Area Air Defence Capability (Medium Range Radar (RT997) and Sea Ceptor) and worked with McKinsey Consultancy in response to the MoD’s Spending Round challenge in 2013. Keen to broaden beyond engineering, Phil was both Student and Directing Staff at the UK’s Joint Services Command and Staff College. Promoted to Commander in 2013, Phil is building on his previously experience within Navy Command Headquarters in his current role as Joint Forces Command’s Capability Manager for Strategic Satellite and Terrestrial Networks and the Programme Manager for Skynet 6. Married to Victoria, they enjoy the outdoor life in the Gloucestershire countryside. A fan of many sports and (trying) to keep fit, Phil is also the Chairman of Royal Navy Rowing and has penchant for Karaoke…

    Commodore Christian Anuge

    Deputy Chief, Nigerian Defence Space Administration
    Commodore Christian Anuge

    Dr Brian Teeple

    Deputy Chief Information Officer, CIO (C4IIC), US DoD
    Dr Brian Teeple

    Dr. Brian S. Teeple, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Acting Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) for Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4) and Information Infrastructure Capabilities (IIC) for the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer (DoD CIO). He provides technical expertise and broad guidance on policy, programmatic and technical issues relating to C4IIC to integrate and synchronize Defense-wide communications and infrastructure programs. He also advises on efforts to achieve and maintain information dominance for the Department of Defense (DoD). He manages efforts defining DoD policies and strategies for design, architecture, interoperability standards, capability development and sustainment of critical C2 and communications for nuclear and non-nuclear strategic strike, integrated missile defense, and Defense and National Leadership Command Capabilities.
    Prior to his current assignment, Dr. Teeple was the Director of the Advanced Technology Office in the Advanced Systems and Technology Directorate, National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). He served as the focal point for all technology development activities across the NRO Tech Enterprise. He represented the space science and technology interests of both the NRO and Intelligence Community in various interagency and international forums. During his time at the NRO, Dr. Teeple also served as the Director of the Systems Analysis Staff and was responsible for strategic planning, leading analysis and evaluation of the R&D portfolio across the NRO Technical Enterprise and performing Technology Readiness Assessments of major NRO programs.
    Dr. Teeple was a Program Analyst in the Communications Directorate, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Networks and Information Integration (NII). As the chairman of the Alternatives Integrated Product Team for the MILSATCOM Investment Strategy Study, he led the team responsible for defining and evaluating alternatives for the combined wideband and protected satellite architectures based on cost, schedule, capabilities, and acquisition considerations which were then briefed to the JROC, DEPSECDEF and the Deputies Working Group. His other duties at NII included serving as the chairman for an interagency Protection and Information Assurance working group chartered with evaluating threats and vulnerabilities to the National Space Architecture and as the NII representative to the ISR Task Force commissioned by the Secretary of Defense.
    Prior to his government service, Dr. Teeple worked for ten years at the Raytheon Company. He began his career with Raytheon National Systems in Aurora, Colorado where he worked as the Chief Engineer on the P81 program and as an IPT lead for the Future Imaging Architecture, designing and developing mission management and command and control systems. He then moved to the Washington D.C. area, where he applied his knowledge of electro-optical and radar systems to the Missile Defense National Team. Dr. Teeple then served as the Chief Engineer and Program Manager of the Phantom program in Raytheon's Special Collection Programs area prior to transitioning from industry to government service.
    Dr. Teeple graduated with a PhD in Aerospace Systems from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
    Dr. Brian S. Teeple
    CAREER CHRONOLOGY
    1. May 1998 -March 2002, Chief Engineer, National Systems, Raytheon, Aurora CO.
    2. March 2002 -August 2002, Principal System Engineer, Intelligence and Information Systems, Raytheon, Falls Church VA.
    3. August 2002 -October 2003, Principal Systems Engineer, Missile Defense National Team, Raytheon, Arlington VA.
    4. October 2003 -October 2007, Chief Engineer and Program Manager, Special Collection Programs, Raytheon, Arlington VA.
    5. October 2007 -January 2009, Program Analyst, Communications Directorate, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Networks and Information Integration, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
    6. February 2009 -October 2009, Senior Defense Intelligence Science and Technology Advisor, Advanced Systems and Technology Directorate, National Reconnaissance Office, Chantilly VA.
    7. November 2009 -March 2011, Director of Systems Analysis Staff, Advanced Systems and Technology Directorate, National Reconnaissance Office, Chantilly VA.
    8. March 2011 –October 2012, Director of Advanced Technology Office, Advanced Systems and Technology Directorate, National Reconnaissance Office, Chantilly VA.
    9. November 2012 – Present, Principal Director to the Deputy Chief Information Officer for Command, Control, Communications and Computers and Information Infrastructure Capabilities, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Chief Information Officer, Washington, D.C.

    EDUCATION
    1991 Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1994 Master of Science degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1998 Doctor of Philosophy in Aerospace Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
     

    Dr Michael O'Callaghan

    Space Programme Manager, Dstl
    Dr Michael O'Callaghan

    Mike took up leadership of the Dstl Space Science and Technology Programme in April 2017. He has worked for Dstl since 2007, after receiving his Masters and PhD in Chemistry from the University of Nottingham, the latter for work on solid-state Lithium-Ion conductors. Having begun his career at Dstl researching materials for Defence applications, he spent two years providing technical advice and support to Dstl S&T Programme Directors covering a wide range of research and technology areas. He then spent 18 months as part of the “C4ISR Concepts and Solutions” project working on research to address MOD’s Information and Intelligence systems issues, followed by almost two years managing Dstl’s Technical Directorate, reporting directly to Dstl’s Chief Technical Officer. Prior to taking up his current role, Mike spent two years leading a research programme seeking to understand how MOD could transform its command, control, information and intelligence enterprise to address the challenges and opportunities of operating in the information age.
     

    Lieutenant Colonel Abde Bellahnid

    Director of Space Requirements, Canadian Armed Forces
    Lieutenant Colonel Abde Bellahnid

    Lieutenant Colonel Eric Trias PhD

    Commander, Space Command Cyberspace Support Squadron, US Air Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Eric Trias PhD

    Lt Col Eric D. Trias, PhD, is the Commander, Air Force Space Command Cyberspace Support Squadron, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. The CYSS’ mission is to provide cyberspace forces with strategic planning, requirements development, program management, and cyberspace expertise in collaboration with warfighters, Services and Agencies. From 2008-2011, he was appointed as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) where he conducted research in satellite communications, data mining and information security.

    Lieutenant Colonel Jaime Sanchez Mayorga

    Head of Space Programs Unit, Spanish MoD
    Lieutenant Colonel Jaime Sanchez Mayorga

    Born in 1963, son of a S.A.F. NCO "Specialist Photography and Cartography", he is in charge of Space Unit, in the Programs Management Sub-Directorate of General of Armament and Material.


    Since his graduation in the Spanish AF Academy to the current days, he has done several courses and high studies related with Defense activities, which has been supplemented with University studies in Telecommunication, Network and Systems, and Strategic Direction on TIC,s, Program Managing, etc…


    He was in charge of the Technical Squadron and Deputy to the Spanish Center for Aerospace Observation Systems, Head of the Spanish Pleiades program, responsible for the SATCOM Program DGAM, MoD representative in the SST Consortium and recently nominated, by the Spanish MoD Secretary of the State, as SATCOM NG Program Manager.
     

    As a representative in national and international working groups, his task is to follow the evolution and development in the four areas of application in space for the Defense: Communications (GOVSATCOM), Observation (PAZ and SEOB EDA), Navigation (GNSS-Galileo) and surveillance and Space Tracking (SST EU).
    He is chairman in different Working Groups concerning Space issues, at national and international level.


    He takes part in many National and International conferences, forum and discussion meetings, concerning Space technologies and capabilities.
    He has written various articles of interest in Aeronautical and Defense Magazines, concerning Space, Jisr, Industrial Sector Space Policy, Space Law, etc...,


    Lt.Col. Mayorga, he considers himself as a “never ending Space student”.
     

    Lieutenant Colonel Luca De Angelis

    Section Head of Frequencies and ACP, C4i-EI Command, Italian Army
    Lieutenant Colonel Luca De Angelis

    LTC Luca DE ANGELIS is an IT Army Signal Officer. He is the Spectrum and Satellite Resources Manager for the Italian Army.


    He attended the Military School in Modena from 1994 to 1996, then Military Specialization School in Turin from 1996 to 1999 where, in 2000, he got bachelor’s degree in Computer Sciences.


    He started his active service in the Army in 1999 at the 7th Signal Regiment in Sacile, then in 2005 he moved to Bolzano to the 2nd Signal Mountain Regiment. In 2013 he moved to Florence to early established Friuli Division at the J6 Cell. He commanded the Signal Battalion “Abetone”, being in charge for providing the signal services to military dislocations in Tuscany and Emilia Romagna, for support of the CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team) acting as a CIRT (Computer Incident Response Team) .


    He took part in Italian Army missions in Albania (2000 and 2001), Kosovo (2002 and 2005), Iraq (2003), Afganistan (2006) and Lebanon (2007 and 2009).


    Born in 1975 in Rome, he is married and has three children.

     

    Lieutenant Colonel Luigi Mauro

    SATCOM Systems Section Head, Ministry of Defence, Italy
    Lieutenant Colonel Luigi Mauro

    Lieutenant Colonel Michael Hose

    Deputy Director Future Australian Defence SATCOM System, Australian Department of Defence
    Lieutenant Colonel Michael Hose

    Lieutenant Colonel Mick Hose is the Australian Defence Force Headquarters staff officer assigned for the capability development of their future SATCOM system. After a junior officer career spanning operations, Regimental Signals Officer and Regional Force Surveillance assignments, LTCOL Hose specialised in C4ISREW project management. After an assignment to the United States Strategic Command Space and Missile C4 Division, LTCOL Hose has dedicated the last four years to project start-up for the future Australian Defence SATCOM system.

    Major Alexis Bancet

    Manager for SATCOM International Affairs, DGA
    Major Alexis Bancet

    Alexis Bancet was appointed in February 2018 manager for MILSATCOM international affairs at Directorate for Operations of DGA (French MoD Acquisition Agency).
    Principal Armament Engineer, he was between 2015 and 2018 Executive Director for “North East Asia” at Directorate for International development of DGA (French MoD Acquisition Agency).


    He has formerly worked as the French MILSATCOM system architect, in charge of the overall technical architecture and performance, including feasibility, definition and qualification of the space and ground segments of the SYRACUSE III, SICRAL 2 and ATHENA-FIDUS programmes. He has also been directly involved in the satcom cooperation with Italy and NATO. He started his career in the earth observation domain to prepare the next generation of French military satellite capabilities at technological level.
    He graduated from Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieurs de Constructions Aéronautiques (ENSICA) in Toulouse in 2004.
     

    Major Geoffroy Beaudot

    SatCom and CIS Program Manager, Luxembourg Directorate of Defense
    Major Geoffroy Beaudot

    Joining the Department of Defence of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in May 2016 in order to develop the Space programmes, including SatCom and Earth Observation systems, Major Major Beaudot attended the Royal Military Academy in Brussels, Belgium and graduated with Master of Engineering, Telecommunication.
     
    He started his career as Head of a Network Supervision team and in 2006 managed the service in charge of the satellite communication hub of the Belgian MoD. After three years in this function, he became SatCom Program Manager, still working for Belgian Defence. He followed his staff course in 2012 and afterwards joined the 4th Group Communications and Information Systems as Officer Operations & Training. Prior joining the Department of Defence of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, in 2015 he came back to the military staff as Head of the Cell C³ Platforms Integration.

    Today, he is also representing the Department of Defence of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in different SPACE initiatives at EDA, ESA and EU Commission and also representing the Government at NATO SatCom capability team meetings.
     

    Mr Allan Ballenger

    Chief Commercial Officer and Corporate Vice President, SES Government Solutions
    Mr Allan Ballenger

    Mr Andy Hoyle

    Senior Consultant MilSatComs, Future MilSatCom Studies, Airbus Defence & Space
    Mr Andy Hoyle

    Mr Andy Lincoln

    Chief Technical Officer, Government Systems, Viasat, Inc.
    Mr Andy Lincoln

    Andy Lincoln is the Chief Technology Officer for Viasat’s Government Products Portfolio. In this role, Andy is responsible for establishing and communicating the technical vision for a diverse range of products including our government satellite communications systems, tactical networks, situational awareness, encryption, cyber/network security, and protected communications products. Andy’s technical interests range from waveforms to protocols and networks and from ASICs to modems, radios, terminals, and gateways.
    Andy joined Viasat in 1997 and has over 30 years’ experience in communications systems, including terrestrial wireless, satellite communications and terrestrial networking for defense, commercial, and consumer applications. Andy is part of Viasat’s Government Systems technical leadership team working to bring resilient, cyber-secure, protected, and affordable communications to Defense users through leverage of Viasat’s commercial high capacity satellite systems.
    Andy holds Bachelor’s and Masters’ degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan and University of California San Diego, respectively, focusing on communications theory and system design.
     

    Mr Antonio Calderon

    NSII Service Line Chief, NATO Communication and Information Agency
    Mr Antonio Calderon

    Mr. Antonio Calderon of Spain, has served NATO for over a decade, and currently holds the position of Chief NSII within the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency).
    In his current post, he is accountable for the strategy, planning and execution of all lifecycle management activities enabling NATO NSII Services world-wide.
    He is Executive for NSII Portfolio of programmes, projects and services (EUR 2Billion+), covering service areas such as SATCOM, Wireless & Maritime communications, NATO Static Networks as well as Deployable Communications related to Operations and Exercises.
    He leads a team of 350+ talented professionals geographically distributed over 15 locations world-wide, a multicultural diverse team including NATO civilians, military and contractors.
    His interest for Telecommunications stems back to the 1970s, following the gift of a magic set of ‘walkie-talkies’. This early fascination with Telecommunications has steered the course of Antonio’s education and career. From the University of Seville he was awarded an MSc Degree in Telecommunications Engineering, with honours.
    Prior to Antonio’s most recent executive appointment he served also in NCI Agency as acting Chief Core Enterprise Services, a similar post leading a multicultural team of 200 people and managing a business portfolio of EUR 200M, covering capability areas such as NATO Data Centres, Private-Public Cloud services, Managed End-user devices and Information Exchange Gateways.
    He began his career after University with the Spanish private telecommunications company Amena Auna, engineering the initial roll-out of Mobile networks in Spain. After a short period in London UK, he moved to Orange in 2002 as Transmission Project Manager based in The Hague, leading introduction of 3G services, same day as the Euro currency was established in Europe, perfect timing to move countries.
    In 2006 Antonio moved from industry to NATO, when he was then engaged as Principal Project Management Officer, leading major NATO Communications projects of over 500M EUR, based in NATO HQ Brussels.
    In 2012 he migrated to the newly formed NCI Agency and with it he got the opportunity of a new post within Cyber Security Service Line, as the Principal Manager to deliver the NATO Computer Incident Response Capability (NCIRC FOC), enhancing the security posture of NATO networks worldwide. Antonio is married with two children, and has enjoyed playing football in the national amateur leagues in The Netherlands and Belgium.
     

    Mr Barry Austin

    Skynet 6 Project Manager and Deputy Head of Networks ISS, UK MoD
    Mr Barry Austin

    Mr Brian Aziz

    Director, Thales US
    Mr Brian Aziz

    Mr Brian Rodriquez

    Director of Business Development and Strategy, Protected Communication Systems, Space and Airborne Systems, Raytheon
    Mr Brian Rodriquez

    Brian Rodriguez is the Director of Business Development and Strategy for Raytheon’s Protected Communication Systems Organization, a Product Line in the Integrated Communication Systems Mission Area within the Space and Airborne Systems Business. He leads new business activities and strategy development for Satellite Communications capabilities that include AEHF and WGS terminal technologies and programs such as the Navy Multiband terminal, Family of Airborne Terminals, Global Aircrew Strategic Network Terminal, Secure Mobile Anti-Jam Reliable Tactical Terminal as well as emerging protected tactical SATCOM and data link technologies and capabilities for contested and denied environments. Mr. Rodriguez has 36 years in defense systems development, manufacture and deployment, including international sales, with a focus on Satellite Communications and Radar.
    with demonstrated skills to develop and execute projects. He has an engineering and program management background with experience in all phases of complex small to large-scale programs including; development, operations management, technology programs, production transition and product/systems lifecycle management. Previously, Rodriguez was a Director for the Civil Communications Solutions business area. As part of that team, Rodriguez and the team built a new business area to address Public Safety and Homeland Security needs for state, local and federal users. Prior to this assignment, Mr. Rodriguez served within Raytheon as the Director of the Naval Satellite Communications Programs. Brian’s success in this role was demonstrated by a satisfied customer and the doubling Raytheon’s Navy SATCOM business.
    He came to Raytheon from Hughes Aircraft Company where he was a leader developing and deploying airborne radars to the US Air Force and Navy. Rodriguez received his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science in 1983 from California State University, Dominguez Hills. Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems is a leading provider of integrated sensor, communication and electronic warfare systems giving military forces the most accurate and timely actionable information available for the network-centric battlefield. With a workforce of 13,000 and 2016 sales of $6.2 billion, SAS is headquartered in McKinney, Texas, with operations across the U.S. and internationally. Raytheon Company, with 2016 sales of $24 billion and 63,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 94 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as cyber security and a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass.
     

    Mr Chris Long

    Vice President, General Manager, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems
    Mr Chris Long

    Mr Christopher Baugh

    President, Northern Sky Research (NSR)
    Mr Christopher Baugh

    Mr David Kingdon-Jones

    Head of Air Connectivity, Airbus
    Mr David Kingdon-Jones

    Airbus is strategically making a multi-million Euro investment in a programme called Network for the Sky. This is a modular set of secure connectivity services and sub-systems, enabling defence and government aircraft to become smarter by delivering superior voice, data and imagery. 
    As a cloud based networked network, it improves each aircraft’s communications and joins them up with satellites and offices, or military forces on the ground; forming one superior, resilient and highly secure communications network.
    I have been leading the multi- functional team for this programme since its inception 12 months ago.
    Prior this I was Head of Product Marketing, re-juvenating the function, putting in place strategic portfolio reviews and new product development processes to reshape the product catalogue.
    Previously, I worked for 13 years at Inmarsat, firstly in the Strategy Team, where I led the launch of BGAN and latterly leading the Product and Service Management Team. Prior to Inmarsat, I completed an MBA at Cranfield having worked in Marketing Consultancy for the previous 15 years. My first job after he left Birmingham University, where he read Metallurgy & Materials Science, was at Touche Ross, working in audit and tax.
    I am married with two daughters, Tabitha & Jemima, aged 21 and 16. The family home is in Kent, a stone’s throw from Chartwell, the home of Winston Churchill.
    My hobbies include cycling, squash, skiing and kitesurfing.
     

    Mr Dylan Browne

    Chief Strategy Officer, COMSAT
    Mr Dylan Browne

    Mr Eric Moltzau

    Senior Vice President, Business Development and Strategy, Eutelsat America Corp
    Mr Eric Moltzau

    Eric leads strategic planning, business development activities, mergers and acquisitions, and hosted payload programs for expanding Satellite Communications and Space Services into government and commercial markets in North America. He also serves as part of a group for leading the development and delivery of similar services to international governments.

    Prior to joining Eutelsat, he served at Intelsat General Corporation, where he led a corporate team responsible for developing and delivering all aspects of new Satellite Network and Space Services for emerging customer markets.

    Eric retired from the U.S. Air Force after 21 years of service, where he served in a broad range of space leadership positions, in disciplines including spacecraft and ground system development and operations. While serving in the USAF, he also co-founded the Commercially Hosted Infrared Payload (CHIRP) program, which demonstrated the value proposition of hosting government payloads on commercial satellites. CHIRP was launched on a commercial communications satellite in 2011.

    Eric earned his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Arizona State University and his Masters of Engineering degree in Space Operations from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. 
     

    Mr Eric Watko

    EVP Product Marketing & Strategy SES Networks, SES Networks
    Mr Eric Watko

    Eric Watko leads product management, marketing, customer enablement and portfolio strategy for SES Networks. He is responsible for driving the development of the company's products and vertical market segments. Mr. Watko has extensive experience in satellite communication networks and space-based processor technologies, having worked in the industry for over 20 years (including SES Networks, O3b, VT iDirect and Cisco). His experience in commercial and government satellite and telecommunications industries range from payload system engineering, future satellite communication network architectures, product development, manufacturing and production. Prior to working in the telecommunications industry, Mr. Watko conducted research in the field of optical characterisation of thin film semiconductor fabrication. Mr. Watko holds a BSc in Physics California State University and an MSc in physics with a minor in materials science from North Carolina State University. 

    Mr Franck Chatain

    Product Line Manager - SATCOM Mobile Networks, Thales
    Mr Franck Chatain

    Franck Chatain, Product Line Manager, Thales Secure Communications and Information Systems.


    With more than 20 years of experience in both telecommunications and space business, Franck Chatain has joined the Network & Infrastructure Systems Business Line of Thales in November 2017 after spending 14 years as Marketing & Sales manager for the Microwave and Imaging sub-systems / Space segment of Thales Avionics division.


    Prior to joining Thales group, Franck spent 3 years at Alcatel Optronics, where he was managing the business line of Optoelectronic components for telecommunications.
    Doctorate in Optics, Opto-electronics and Physics and graduated in Radio-electricity Engineering from INP Grenoble, France, Franck also has a Master of Science degree in Telecommunications.
     

    Mr Gareth Martin

    Head of Cyber and Space Policy, UK MoD
    Mr Gareth  Martin

    Mr Gerard Donelan

    Vice-President Security & Defence, SES
    Mr Gerard Donelan

    Gerard Donelan spent 14 years in the British military followed by 11 years in a number of positions for NATO, based in Norfolk, Virginia in the United States on the International Staff of the Supreme Allied Commander. These positions encompassed both NATO SATCOM and CRYPTO. Gerard was involved in both land and maritime communications and he received several commendations for the work he undertook for NATO during this time.

    Gerard has more than 30 years’ experience in the fields of telecommunications and satellite communications, specializing on government use of commercial services. Gerard continues to use his knowledge, experience and contacts within NATO and European Governments and he is involved on NATO and EU working groups for satellite communications.

    Gerard is also a regular speaker, presenter and invited chairman at military conferences and shows and has chaired the Global Milsatcom Conference in London for the last 12 years. He is an invited speaker to United Nations, NATO and European Defence Staff Colleges on military space matters.
     

    Mr Hermann Ludwig Moeller

    Head of Institutional and European Programmes Office, European Space Agency
    Mr Hermann Ludwig Moeller

    Mr. Moeller is Head of the Institutional and European Programmes Office within the Directorate of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications, at ESA Headquarters in Paris.

    He has been with ESA for 25 years, and was closely associated with the establishment of the Copernicus Earth Observation Programme as Head of the Space Segment Office.

    Since 2013, Mr. Moeller is responsible for the co-operation between the ESA ARTES Programme (Advanced Research in Telecommunications Systems) and related R&D and Programme initiatives of the EU institutions. This includes ESA’s cooperation with H2020 Space as well as with DG Connect, including 5G. Mr. Moeller is also responsible for the ESA preparations for GOVSATCOM, in cooperation with ESA Member States, the European Defence Agency, the European Commission. Partnership with European space industry is an essential element in these efforts.

    He holds a Master in Telecommunications following studies at TU Darmstadt and Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications in Paris.


     

    Mr Holger Lueschow

    Programme Manager, Satellite Communication, European Defence Agency
    Mr Holger Lueschow

    Holger Lueschow is Programme Manager Satellite Communication and Project Officer Radio Spectrum in the European Defence Agency since 1st July 2016.
    In the EDA he is chairing the Project Team Satcom as well as the Ad-Hoc Working Group for the EDA GOVSATCOM Pooling and Sharing Demonstration project and being the Agencies interface to the GOVSQATCOM related work pf the European Commission and ESA.

    Before his move to Brussels he was an active staff officer in the German Air Force most of the time working in the CIS domain ranging from IT-Security to procurement to spectrum policy. His national appointments have been complemented by a tour in the NATO Component Command Air in Izmir, Turkey, where he served in the Ops Branch of the A6 Division.
    In the last six years before changing to the EDA Holger served in the German Federal Ministry of Defence being responsible for the German national satellite communication programme, ComSatBw Stage 2, as well as the radio spectrum policy of the German Bundeswehr.  He holds a Master Degree in Electrical Engineering following studies at the University of the Bundeswehr in Munich.
    Holger lives in Brussels with his wife, three daughters and a dog not neglecting the ties to Germany. He tries to be sportive (cycling and (slow) running) and likes reading (audio)books.
     

    Mr Hughes Boulnois

    Head of SpaceDataHighway, Airbus Defence & Space
    Mr Hughes Boulnois

    Mr Julian Knight

    Head of the Networks Delivery Team at ISS, UK MoD
    Mr Julian Knight

    Julian joined the MoD direct from University and spent his career procuring equipment and services for the UK armed forces.

    He has managed and delivered a diverse range of projects; from the heavy engineering of warship and submarine refurbishment to software intensive communication systems; across the project life cycle and in complex and politically sensitive multi-national environments.

    He has also led the Ministry’s Best Practice group; identifying, developing and disseminating best practice, devising and driving through continuous improvement, setting policy and creating guidance and regulations. He first brought Earned Value Management into MoD use and is accredited to assess EVM systems for several governments.
     

    Mr Koen Willems

    Market Director Government & Defense SATCOM, Newtec
    Mr Koen Willems

    Koen Willems has 20 years’ experience working in different technology industries. Before joining Newtec he was Product Marketing Manager for Europe at the electronics giant TOSHIBA. Currently Koen holds the position of Market Director with focus on the government, defense and humanitarian satcom markets at Newtec. In this role Mr. Willems is in charge of developing the government and defense market worldwide for Newtec and managing large projects.

    Koen has a Master's degree in English & Scandinavian Languages (University Ghent, Belgium, 1997) and a Master's degree in Marketing Strategy and Management (Vlekho Business School in Brussels, 1998). More recently Koen also received the degree for ‘High Studies in Security and Defence’ at the Belgian Royal Higher Institute for Defence as well as the SERA degree (European Session for Armament Officials) for the Defence armament economy course focusing on European challenges at the French National Institute of Higher Defense in Paris.

    You may know Koen as a Newtec technology evangelist through his regular appearance in editorials in satellite focused publications, white papers and speaking slots at conferences around the world.
     

    Mr Matt Prechtel

    Business Area Director for the Spectral Data Products and Federal Network Projects , Kratos
    Mr Matt Prechtel

    Mr. Matt Prechtel is the Business Area Director for the Spectral Data Products and Federal Network Projects business areas of Kratos RT Logic. These two business areas focus on the application of data analytics to RF satellite emissions in support of Electromagnetic Interference detection and Space Situational Awareness and the application of network management software to mission monitoring and mission control projects respectively.


    Mr. Prechtel has over 20 years of experience in software engineering and engineering management and holds a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering as well as a MBA.

     

    Mr Michael Rudd

    Telecommunications Strategy Head, UK Space Agency
    Mr Michael  Rudd

    Mike Rudd joined the UK Space Agency in 2016 and is charged with growing the Telecoms sector of Space as the Head of Telecommunications Strategy as part of the Agency’s ambition to capture 10% of the global market by 2030.


    His role involves Working with Government, ESA, academia and industry to bring new and innovative satellite Telecoms technologies and services to the market creating and delivering the Agency’s strategy on Telecoms infrastructure, supporting work on the Civil Space Strategy and Supporting UK industry to grow and develop their businesses, investing through ESA’s ARTES programme and other means.


    Prior to joining the Agency, Mike spent some 30 years commissioning, supporting and managing the delivery of telecommunications for Defence.
     

    Mr Michael Laney

    Lead for International Engagement in MILSATCOM, US Air Force
    Mr Michael Laney

    Mr. Michael T. Laney is a Department of the Air Force Civilian who oversees the development of cooperative agreements in MILSATCOM for the U.S. Air Force. He enlisted in the United States Army June 1989, later graduating from the United States Military Academy June 1995. He continued serving on active duty in the United States Army until June 2004. His active duty experiences included multiple overseas assignments and deployments in Europe. Upon separation from the Army, he continued to serve overseas as a Department of the Army Civilian, transferring to the Air Force in 2011 upon his return to Washington.

    Mr Patrick Biewer

    Chief Executive Officer, LuxGovSat
    Mr Patrick Biewer

    Patrick Biewer is the Chief Executive Officer of GovSat since 2015, a new satellite operator created out of the Public-Private Venture between the Luxembourg Government and SES. He reports directly to GovSat’s Board of Directors and is in charge of all the business activities as well as building customer relationships with International institutions such as the European Union (EU), the United Nations (UN) or the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO).
    Prior to this position, Patrick held a number of executive positions within SES since he joined in 1993, including Managing Director of SES Broadband Services (SBBS).
    He is a Luxembourg national and was educated in France and in the UK. He holds a Master Degree in Telecommunications and an MBA from the Open University.
     

    Mr Patrick Wood

    Head of Space UK and Director, International Advanced Programmes, Lockheed Martin
    Mr Patrick Wood

    Patrick is the Director for International Business Development at Lockheed Martin Space, with a global team focused on growing the LM Space business activities internationally in the areas of defence, security, civil and commercial space. The team covers the major regions of the Americas, UK, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia. Patrick is based at the LM UK headquarters in London and leads the Space activities in the UK with a remit to grow the UK LM Space business and is a member of the LM UK Executive Leadership Team. I joined LM Space September 2017.
    Patrick is an experienced and trusted space industry senior executive and expert, with a unique insight into the UK, European as well as the global space industry, who is proud to be an engineer with over 30 years experience and keen to show the career opportunities engineering provides to future generations.
    Patrick has held key roles in the UK and European space industry covering directorships, executive leadership, programme management, system engineering, engineering design and development, technology, quality, operations, manufacturing, launch and facilities. Working on satellite missions covering all areas of both military and commercial in the areas of telecommunications, science & exploration, institutional, navigation and earth observation, from the smallest satellites of a few kilograms to the largest GEO missions.
    - Group CEO of Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) March 2015 to Sept 2017.
    o Chair UK Space trade association 2017
    - SVP Space Systems, Engineering & Ops, Airbus Defence & Space, Jan11 to Mar15.
    o Board of Directors Airbus Defence & Space UK Ltd
    - Space Systems Chief Technical Officer from April 2008 to Jan 2013.
    - Prime System Integrator Programme Director, Skynet 5 space and ground system, Nov 2001 to April 2008
    - Head of Space Navigation Programmes, Munich, 2001
    - Head of Information Technology and Systems 1999 to 2000
    - RF & Electronics Product Group Manager 1997 to 1998
    - Skynet 4 Payload Equipment’s Project Manager 1996 to 1997
    - Engineering Project Manager at Medelec (Vickers medical group) 1994 to 1996
    - Programme manager, design authority and senior engineer in Land and Naval electronic warfare at Thorn Emi, Sensors Group, 1986 to 1994.

    Patrick was born in East Yorkshire, educated at Bridlington School and Sheffield University (BEng Hons), married with two grown up children and enjoys countryside walks with our three dogs, clay pigeon shooting, DIY, Land Rover restoration, radio amateur, amsat-UK and electronics.
     

    Mr Richard Franklin

    Head of Secure Communications, Airbus Defence and Space
    Mr Richard Franklin

    Secure Communications is the Airbus Defence and Space lead business for global secure communications build, operations and services. With satellite communications as its backbone, and defence customers at its core, solutions are increasingly focused on the integration of all critical communications for clients that demand the highest availability and security. As more and more assets become connected - whether in the air, on land or at sea - the management of all bearers, guaranteeing connectivity for the most demanding customers is the new mission


    Richard Franklin
    Head of Secure Communications
    Airbus Defence & Space


    CAREER HISTORY
    Head of Secure Communications, Airbus Defence and Space Present
    P&L lead of this critical global service programme line. This is a global operation with a key focus to the European home nations and NATO. In particular within the UK this includes delivery of the Skynet 5 programme to UK MOD and the first commercially operated satellite laser relay EDRS.
    Commercial and Strategy Director, G4S UK&I Region 2011 – 2015
    Security Business Director, Security Division, QinetiQ Plc 2006 – 2011
    Cable and Wireless – a 16 year foundation in international telecoms with a major focus on international networks and capacity investment - culminating in overall responsibility for the Cable and Wireless international asset portfolio and annual spend in excess of £1.5BN
     

    Mr Rick Henry

    Vice President Sales Marketing and Business Development, Intelsat General
    Mr Rick Henry

    Mr Rick Lober

    Vice President & General Manager Defense and Intelligence Systems Division , Hughes
    Mr Rick Lober

    Rick Lober joined Hughes in late 2008 as Vice President and General Manager of the Defense and Intelligence Systems Division (DISD). He has over 30 years experience with both COTS-based and full MIL communications and intelligence systems starting as a design engineer and progressing to a P&L executive. He has previously worked at Cubic Communications, Inc. and Watkins-Johnson Company.

    Mr. Lober received his BS and MSEE degrees from the University of Illinois, Urbana.
     

    Mr Stuart Andrew MP

    Minister for Defence Procurement, UK Ministry of Defence
    Mr Stuart Andrew MP

    Minister Stuart Andrew
    Biography
    Stuart Andrew was appointed as UK Government Minister for Defence Procurement in the Office of the Secretary of State for Defence on 19th July 2018. He was elected as Conservative MP for Pudsey in May 2010 (re-elected 2015 and 2017).

    Education
    Stuart attended Ysgol David Hughes in Menai Bridge.

    Political career
    Appointed as UK Government Minister for Wales in the Office of the Secretary of State for Wales 2018.
    Appointed as an Assistant Government Whip in 2017.
    Appointed the Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party in 2016.
    Appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to Patrick Mcloughlin, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Chairman of the Conservative Party in 2015.
    Appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Rt Hon Francis Maude MP in 2012.
    Joined the Welsh Affairs Select Committee in 2010.
    Elected as MP for Pudsey, Horsforth and Aireborough in 2010 (re-elected 2015 and 2017).
    Leeds City County Councillor from 2003 to 2010, initially representing the Aireborough ward, and following boundary changed the Guiseley and Rawdon ward.

    Career outside politics
    Before being elected to the Leeds City County Council, Stuart worked in the voluntary sector. Starting at the British Heart Foundation, Stuart went on to undertake roles at Hope House Children’s Hospice and East Lancashire Hospice. Latterly, Stuart was appointed Fundraising Manager at Martin House Children’s Hospice.

    Personal life
    Stuart spent the first few years of his life in the famous village of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch on the Isle of Anglesey in North Wales. He now lives in Guiseley and enjoys walking his dog, socialising with friends and going to the gym.

    Minister Stuart Andrew spent the first few years of his life in the famous village of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch on the Isle of Anglesey in North Wales and attended Ysgol David Hughes in Menai Bridge. After leaving school, Stuart embarked upon a career in the voluntary sector, taking on roles at the British Heart Foundation, Hope House Children’s Hospice and East Lancashire Hospice. Before heading into the world of politics, Stuart managed the Fundraising team at Martin House Children’s Hospice, a team charged with raising £4 million a year.
    Following a fulfilling career in the voluntary sector and years of involvement in the local community, Stuart’s political career began when he was elected to the Leeds City County Council as a Conservative representative for the Aireborough ward in 2003. Following boundary changes, Stuart went on to represent the Guiseley and Rawdon Ward, championing the campaign against excessive developments in his ward.
    In May 2010, Stuart was elected as the Member of Parliament for Pudsey, Horsforth and Aireborough and went on to join the Welsh Affairs Select Committee. After a successful two years, he was made Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Rt Hon Francis Maude MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General in 2012. Since then he has been re-elected as MP in 2015 and 2017 and has taken on a number of roles including the Parliamentary Private Secretary to Patrick Mcloughlin in 2015, the Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party in 2016 and was appointed as an Assistant Government Whip in 2017.
    Stuart was selected to be the UK Government Minister for Wales in the Office of the Secretary of State for Wales on 9th January 2018 where he has responsibility for growth deals, defence, tourism and agriculture.
    Most recently, Stuart was appointed Minister for Defence Procurement on 19th July 2018.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Mr Thomas Becht

    MILSATCOM Executive Director, Space And Missile Systems Center, US Air Force
    Mr Thomas Becht

    Mr Wesley Cook

    SATCOM Chief, USAFRICOM
    Mr Wesley Cook

    Mr. Cook is a US Army Combat Veteran who retired from active service in 2013 having last served at the Joint Communications Support Element. He currently serves as the Chief of Satellite Communications at U.S. Africa Command. Previously Served as the AFRICOM Mobility Program Manager 2013-2017. Possesses a unique first hand understanding of Strategic to Tactical C4ISR systems operations and requirements.
     

    Ms Andrea Loper

    Acquisition Program Manager,Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate , US Air Force
    Ms Andrea Loper

    Ms. Loper presently serves as the principal acquisition program manager for the Space Vehicles Directorate at Air Force Research Laboratory in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Ms. Loper possess over 10 years of program management experience across the space enterprise. From 2009 – 2013, she served as the program integrator and segments lead for the U.S. DoD Enhanced Polar Protected SatComm System and returned to SATCOM in the Wideband Program Office in 2016. She joined the U.S. Government as a Presidential Management Fellow 2008 at the Space and Missile System Center in Los Angeles from a 6-year position in Germany, where she managed operations in Kuwait, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq as a support services contractor.
     

    Ms Clare Grason

    Division Chief, Satellite Communications, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)
    Ms Clare Grason

    Ms Deanna Ryals

    Chief, International Programmes Division, Military Satellite Communications Systems (MILSATCOM) Directorate, Space and Missiles System Center (SMC), Air Force Space Command, US Air Force
    Ms Deanna Ryals

    Ms. Deanna L. Ryals is the Chief of the International Programs Division (MCI) within the MILSATCOM Systems Directorate (MC), Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), Air Force Space Command (AFSPC), Los Angeles, AFB CA. The division is responsible for providing an enterprisewide approach to jointly acquiring MILSATCOM systems with key international partners and allies and identifiying future opportunities for joint development of capabilities, architectures, policies, and technologies. The US DoD is currently partnering with nine allies across the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) and Advanced Extermely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite programs and is executing eight Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) totaling $2B in international partner contributions.

    In 1988, she entered federal government service working for the Army Corps of Engineers. For more than 25 years, she has supported the Department of Defense (DoD) in both civil service and industry.

    From 1988 to 2001, Ms. Ryals supported numerous Army and Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD) organizations by providing acquisition and financial management support. In 2001, she joined the Secretary of the Air Force (SAF) Space Acquisition Directorate (AQS) monitoring the $10B MILSATCOM terminals acquisition portfolio. In 2007, SAF/AQS established a single focal point for all MILSATCOM international activities, and Ms. Ryals was assigned the lead role. In this role, she supported the development of a MOU with Australia culminating in a $6.2B partnership to expand the WGS constellation to six satellites. Then, in 2010, she served as the acquisition lead for the development of a
    multilateral WGS MOU with five partners culminating in a $10.5B partnership (the largest AF International Armaments Cooperative Program for a space capability) expanding the WGS constellation to nine satellites. In 2012, Ms. Ryals became the Program Manager for Acquisition Strategy Development under the Air Force Program Executive Officer for Space Launch (AFPEO/SL) in Chantilly, Virginia. In this role, Ms. Ryals was instrumental in securing DoD Acquisition Executive approval of a new acquisition strategy for future DoD National Security Space (NSS) launches that introduced a competitive environment for all certified U.S. launch service providers. Ms. Ryals rejoined MILSATCOM in January 2013, as the Chief of International Programs.

     

    Ms Kay Sears

    VP&GM Military Space, Lockheed Martin
    Ms Kay Sears

    Kay Sears is the Vice President and General Manager of the Military Space line of business for Lockheed Martin Space. In this capacity, Kay has general management responsibility for critical national security space programs including Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF), Defense Meteorological Space Program (DMSP), Global Positioning System (GPS), Mobile User Objective System (MUOS), Space Based Infrared Systems (SBIRS), Space Protection and other Department of Defense space programs.
    Previously, Kay was the Vice President of Strategy and Business Development where she was responsible for growing the Space business with a comprehensive strategy to develop new markets and expand core mission areas. She also led strategic planning, advanced technology concepts and new business acquisition efforts for each of the Space lines of business.
    Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Kay served as president of Intelsat General. In this role, Kay was responsible for implementing the company’s strategic and operational plans and for the overall mission of providing a range of sustainable, cost-effective and secure communication solutions to government and commercial customers.
    Before joining Intelsat, Kay helped launch government services business units at both G2 Satellite Solutions and Verestar. With nearly three decades of experience, Kay is a respected leader in the space and satellite communications industry and has extensive experience in rapid-response solutions for both military and civil agencies of the U.S. government.
    In 2009, Kay was appointed to the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee to provide information, technical expertise, advice and guidance regarding issues that may affect national security telecommunications capabilities.
    Kay has a B.S. in marketing and economics from the University of Richmond and an MBA in Information Systems from George Washington University.
     

    Ms Sandra Erwin

    National Security Reporter, Space News
    Ms Sandra Erwin

    Sandra Erwin writes for SpaceNews about military space programs, policy, technology and the industry that supports this sector. 

    She has covered the military, the Pentagon, Congress and the defense industry for nearly two decades as editor of NDIA’s National Defense Magazine and Pentagon correspondent for Real Clear Defense.
     

    Ms Tanja Zegers

    Policy Officer, DG GROW, EU Commission
    Ms Tanja Zegers

    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Giovanni Battista Durando

    Satcom Service Area Owner, NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency)
    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Giovanni Battista Durando

    Giovanni joined the IT Navy in 1974, when he was admitted at the NAVAL ACADEMY – Italian Officer Naval School in Livorno. He has obtained his Doctorate and Master Degree in Electronic Engineering, from PISA UNIVERSITY. He retired as Rear Admiral from the IT Navy in 2013 after his full career (including technical, operational and procurement assignments).
    He then joined NATO Information and Communication Agency - NCIA - where since 1 January 2016 he is the SATCOM Area Owner. In this role, he is responsible for both the SATCOM Service delivery to NATO Commands and for the developing the new projects for the next 15 years. In this challenging role he is, in particular, responsible for the implementation of the new Satellite Communication Transmissions Services Capability Package (CP 130), that worth about 1.5 B€.
     

    Rick Lober

    Vice President & General Manager Defense and Intelligence Systems Division , Hughes Network Systems
    Rick Lober

    Wing Commander Paul Drysdale

    JSO1 Joint Communication and Information Systems , New Zealand Defence Forces
    Wing Commander Paul Drysdale

    Wing Commander Drysdale joined the New Zealand Army in September 1988 as a Rifleman with 2/1st Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (RNZIR). In October 1990 WGCDR Drysdale corps and trade changed to RNZ Signals as a Communications Systems Operator serving in Burnham and Linton Military Camps.
    In June 1997, WGCDR Drysdale Service changed to the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF), graduating as a Communications and Information Systems Officer. In November 1997 he was posted to Flight Commander Air Operations Communications Centre (AOCC) Auckland before deploying to East Timor with 3 SQN in September 1999 as the contingent Communications Officer. In July 2000 he was posted to RNZAF Base Ohakea as the Communications Flight Commander, deploying to OP Antarctica in October 2000 as the Base Services Manager. In June 2003 WGCDR Drysdale was promoted to SQNLDR and posted to Wellington as the Assistant Director Military Communications Policy, HQ NZDF. WGCDR Drysdale’ s next post was to the New Zealand Defence Staff in Washington DC over the period August 2006 to July 2009 as the NZDF representative to the Combined Communication and Electronics Board (CCEB) Washington Staff and CIS Liaison Officer to the Joint Staff J6.
    On RTNZ WGCDR Drysdale was posted to CIS Branch as the Assistant Director Military Communications (ADMILCOM) managing the Defence Communications Centre and overseeing the build and deployment of communications systems in support of exercises and operations. In January 2012 WGCDR Drysdale was posted to the Australian Command and Staff College, graduating with a Master of Military of Military Studies from the Australian National University. On return to New Zealand he was posted to the Air Staff and promoted to WGCDR filling the appointment of Director RNZAF Communication and Information Systems (DCIS(F)). In Mar 2016 WGCDR Drysdale was posted to HQ Joint Forces New Zealand as the XO to the Air Component Commander prior to taking up his current post of JSO1 Joint Communications Planning (J6) at HQ JFNZ in July 2016.
     

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    Sponsors
    http://www.KratosComms.com/

    Kratos helps ensure customers are “Ready for What’s Next” in the rapidly changing satellite industry by improving operational efficiencies and managing the complexities across the ground. From RF interference mitigation and cancellation, end-to-end network management, signal processing, to command & control, Kratos products and services are used by more than 80 percent of the world’s satellite operators and 90 percent of U.S.-based space missions.


    Laser Communications Coalition

    Sponsors
    http://www.northropgrumman.com

    Laser Communications Coalition (LCC) - Formed to accelerate the deployment of space-based laser communications. The LCC offers warfighters highly directional (covert, secure, anti-jam) communications that are low risk and affordable. Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems, LCC lead company, provides the innovative ESPAStar satellite platform, General Atomics provides the Airborne Laser Communications Terminal and the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, MQ-9 Reaper / Predator B, and TESAT Spacecom brings the Space-based Laser Communications Terminal, known as the LCT-135.


    Lockheed Martin

    Sponsors
    http://www.lockheedmartin.com

    Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 97,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.


    Newtec

    Sponsors
    http://www.newtec.eu/

    Newtec Cy n.v. (www.newtec.eu) is a global industry leader, shaping the future of satellite communications. Newtec offers state-of-the-art COTS technology and equipment such as the Newtec MDM9000 modem and the Newtec Dialog Multiservice VSAT platform for government, defense and humanitarian programs seeking efficient, flexible, resilient and successful operations.


    Phasor

    Sponsors
    http://www.phasorsolutions.com

    Phasor Inc. is a leading developer of high throughput, enterprise-grade, modular phased array antennas, headquartered in Washington DC, with a technology development subsidiary in London. Phasor’s electronically steerable antennas (ESAs) are based on patented innovations in dynamic beam forming technologies and system architecture. Phasor’s mission is to enable high-speed broadband communications while in-flight, at sea or travelling over land. For more information please visit www.phasorsolutions.com


    Raytheon

    Sponsors
    http://www.raytheon.com

    Raytheon Company, with 2017 sales of $25 billion and 64,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 96 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5ITM products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. Follow us on Twitter.


    SES GS

    Sponsors
    http://www.ses-gs.com

    With over four decades of U.S. Government experience, SES GS’s sole purpose is to provide bandwidth, end-to-end satellite communications solutions and hosted payload opportunities to U.S. Government, Intelligence and Civilian agencies.


    Thales

    Sponsors
    http://www.thalesgroup.com/

    Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defence and Security markets. With 64,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of €14.9 billion in 2016. With over 25,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex security requirements. Its unique international footprint allows it to work closely with its customers all over the world. Thales is a leading global supplier of secure end-to-end satellite communication solutions for land, air and naval forces, using civilian and military satellites. The company is prime contractor and responsible for implementation of France's Syracuse III ground segment and networks. The company is also in charge of convergence of the Astride/Syracuse theatre networks and is prime contractor for the Venus On the Move French VAB light armoured vehicles for the French armed forces. Since 2001, Thales Alenia Space has supplied 15 military or dual-use satellites to armed forces in France, Italy, Germany, Brazil and the Middle East. Thales’s System 21 multi-waveform satcom transmission system offers anti-jam capability, complies with NATO standards and is deployed in France and other NATO member countries.


    Viasat

    Sponsors
    http://www.viasat.com

    At Viasat, we’re driven to connect every warfighter, platform, and node in the battlespace. As a global communications company, we power millions of fast, resilient connections for military forces around the world – connections with the capacity to transform the mission – in the air, on the ground, and at sea. Our customers depend on us for connectivity that counts, whether we’re securing the U.S. Government’s networks, delivering satellite and wireless communications to the remote edges of the battlespace, or providing senior leaders with the ability to perform mission-critical communications while in flight. We’re driven to redefine connectivity for the battlespace.

    Exhibitors


    Advantech Satellite Networks

    Exhibitors
    http://www.asatnet.com

    Advantech Satellite Networks owned by David Gelerman, is an established vendor and global market leader in VSAT satellite communications systems. The company provides satellite equipment solutions and services for deploying Satellite Communication Networks. We are very proud of our diverse portfolio and our ASAT HUB’s and VSAT’s product line supporting different verticals with various technologies and applications.


    Baader Planetarium GmbH

    Exhibitors
    http://www.planewave.com

    Baader Planetarium GmbH in Germany as observatory builder and systems integrator, in conjunction with PlaneWave Instruments of Rancho Dominguez, CA., offers a full line of mounts, observatory class telescopes from 12.5” to 1 meter apertures with >50 CDK700s and eight 1 meter telescopes projected installed by 2019. We produce Off-The-Shelf high-quality products at unprecedented value. Planewave´s installations include major universities, research centers, aerospace companies and the US military. The new L-Series mounts (gimbals) are ideal for SSA applications. The mounts have exceptional performance, robust reliability, 8Mhz encoders and direct-drive actuation, resulting in slew speeds more than 50 degrees/second. Baader Planetarium has 50 years experience in producing highspeed observatory domes and clamshell domes, made to withstand harsh environments, with remote operated ground stations erected in Antarctica, the Arctic circle and numerous mountaintops around the world. Both partners can address most SSA operational requirements. Please see further details at www.baader-planetarium.com and www.planewave.com.


    Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

    Exhibitors
    http://www.comtechtel.com/

    Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces and markets innovative products, systems and services for advanced communications solutions. The Company sells products to a diverse customer base in the global commercial and government communications markets. Two divisions of Comtech are exhibiting this year: Comtech EF Data (www.comtechefdata.com), the global leader in satellite bandwidth efficiency and link optimization; Comtech Xicom Technology (www.xicomtech.com), the premier supplier of high power amplifiers for satellite communications.


    DataPath

    Exhibitors
    http://www.datapath.com/

    Whether for military, government or commercial applications, DataPath has the expertise, technology and customer-focused approach to meet the most demanding communication and information security requirements. DataPath provides life-cycle support for Satellite Communications Ground Systems, Information Security Systems, Maritime and Airborne Systems and Strategic Systems for remote sensing and data analytics.


    ExoAnalytic Solutions

    Exhibitors
    http://www.exoanalytic.com/

    ExoAnalytic Solutions is the world's leading provider of high-altitude space situational awareness (SSA) data and services. With a network of over 150 telescopes, ExoAnalytic Solutions produces vast amounts of high-quality, real-time correlated observations of man-made satellites and debris in geosynchronous Earth (GEO), highly elliptical (HEO), and medium Earth (MEO) orbits. The ExoAnalytic Global Telescope Network (EGTN) currently consists of 20 observatories on five continents (Africa, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America) and Hawaii. ExoAnalytic Solutions is a technology and innovation leader focused on providing world-class SSA products and services including an independent space object catalog, dedicated satellite tracking, launch tracking, and independent conjunction warnings and assessments.


    Hytec Inter

    Exhibitors
    http://www.hytec.co.jp/english

    Hytec Inter provides solutions for streaming live video over bandwidth constrained networks. Powered by our unique video codec HEVC-ULC, we make it possible to deliver critical video feeds over 3G/LTE, LPWAN or satellite links. Our solutions have been developed for applications in defence, disaster relief, SAR and border control.


    INSTER

    Exhibitors
    http://www.inster.es

    Inster designs and manufactures reliable SATCOM equipment for military satellite communications where the mobility and portability are the key factors: • High efficiency Low profile SOTM and Manpack Terminals based in phase array technology. • Highly Portable Tactical Satcom Terminals with rapid and accurate auto-acquisition in backpack and single case configurations.


    Integrasys

    Exhibitors
    https://www.integrasys-space.com

    Integrasys is a privately owned company specialized on engineering and manufacturing Satellite Spectrum Monitoring systems in the telecommunication and milsatcom markets. Integrasys was founded in 1990, at Integrasys our mission is to provide the industry the best quality and fastest technology available in carrier monitoring systems, with the customer service and care that our customers deserve.


    Open Cosmos

    Exhibitors
    https://open-cosmos.com/

    Open Cosmos provides simple and affordable space missions to help companies solve the world's biggest challenges. We enable companies across a wide range of industries to use space applications and technologies as a tool by removing three main space access barriers: time-consuming paperwork, expensive technology, and overall costs.


    Paradigm

    Exhibitors
    http://www.paracomm.co.uk

    NEW EXCITING PRODUCTS/SOLUTIONS TO BE SHOWN BY PARADIGM AT THE SHOW. As a satellite communications solutions provider, Paradigm offer an extensive range of equipment and systems across all aspects of global satellite communications, supplying a wide variety of sectors, including rugged, quick and rapid deploy, military field proven, high throughput satellite terminals.


    Satcube

    Exhibitors
    http://www.satcube.com/

    Satcube is a satellite communications company, developing and selling satellite terminals designed for High Throughput Satellites (HTS). The Satcube Ku terminal is an easy to use lightweight terminal with intuitive user interface helping users to go online in under 60 seconds.


    SCISYS

    Exhibitors
    http://www.scisys.co.uk

    SCISYS supplies IT systems, software solutions and engineering support services to Space and Defence sectors. Our offering includes software and systems integration; provision of satcom operators, as well as ground and space segment software spanning from early mission concepts to implementing automation for large satellite constellations, including security and encryption.


    Teledyne Paradise Datacom

    Exhibitors
    http://www.teledyneparadisedatacom.com

    Teledyne Paradise Datacom, part of the Teledyne Defense Electronics Group, provides the satcom industry with a broad portfolio of modems, SSPAs and other amplifiers, and related products. Flagship products include unique indoor/outdoor SSPA systems like PowerMAX, and the “Q” series software-defined modem line, the most versatile modems in the industry.


    US Air Force

    Exhibitors
    http://www.losangeles.af.mil

    The Military Satellite Communications (MILSATCOM) Systems Directorate is a US Government organization in Space and Missiles Center, Air Force Space Command whose mission is to develop, acquire, deploy, and sustain space-enabled, affordable, global communications in support of national objectives. To fulfill these objectives, MILSATCOM has and forms International Partnerships across the SATCOM spectrum.


    XTAR, LLC

    Exhibitors
    http://www.xtar.com/

    XTAR, LLC is a privately owned satellite operator delivering X-band services to U.S. and Allied government users. XTAR’s two satellite payloads, with high-powered global, fixed and steerable spot beams, are WGS-compatible and readily support mobile applications in the harshest environments. Available coverage is from Denver east to Singapore.

    Media Partners


    Shephard Media

    Key Media Partners
    http://www.shephardmedia.com/

    Shephard Media’s mission is to be the aerospace, defence and security industry's first choice for business data, analysis and news. We believe that obtaining the information you need should be easy and affordable. Our content is instantly accessible, encourages debate and helps you with your key decisions. Shephard Media delivers the best journalistic experience and innovative coverage.


    Space News

    Key Media Partners
    http://www.spacenews.com

    Since 1989, SpaceNews has provided decision-makers throughout the industry with timely and comprehensive space and satellite news, giving them the competitive intelligence they need to succeed. Whether it's the latest trend in military space capabilities, the next space mission or breaking developments in satellite telecommunications, SpaceNews keeps them informed.


    GVF (Global VSAT Forum)

    Key Media Partners
    http://www.gvf.org

    GVF is the single and unified voice of the global satellite industry. Founded in 1997, it brings together organisations engaged in the delivery of advanced broadband and narrowband satellite services to consumers, and commercial and government enterprises worldwide. Headquartered in London, GVF is an independent, non-partisan and non-profit organisation with 230+ members from more than 100 countries. The broad-based membership represents every major world region and every sector of the satellite industry, including fixed and mobile satellite operators, satellite network operators, teleports, satellite earth station manufacturers, system integrators, value added and enhanced service providers, telecom carriers, consultants, law firms, and users.

    Media Partners


    Armada International

    Supporters
    http://armadainternational.com

    ARMADA INTERNATIONAL is leading defence magazine which reports on and analyses defence systems, equipment and technology. Together with its Compendium supplements, ARMADA provides defence planners in the militaries, in government, in procurement and in the defence industry itself with the information they need to plan their strategies.


    Technologies.org

    Supporters
    https://www.technologies.org

    Technologies.org is a collaborative research tool maintained and supported by team of market analysts to track, monitor and share vital information on the latest technology trends by following money trail of government grants and venture capital deals. Sharing market intelligence data helps all parties develop a more complete integrated picture of market and technology trends.


    AirForces Monthly

    Supporters
    http://www.airforcesmonthly.com

    AirForces Monthly magazine is devoted to modern military aircraft and their air arms, it provides the best military aviation news coverage from its global network of correspondents and is essential reading for anyone seeking a well-informed view. AirForces Monthly has built up a formidable reputation worldwide by reporting from places not generally covered by other military magazines.


    UAS Weekly

    Supporters
    http://www.uasweekly.com/

    UASweekly.com is an independent and authoritative source for Unmanned Aerial Systems and Drone industry news and information. Our industry-focused approach provides you with the latest news, product reviews, videos, and unbiased perspective on the UAS and commercial drone market.


    European Sting

    Supporters
    http://www.europeansting.com

    The European Sting is the new online, Brussels based, European media that was born to bring a different critical and truly independent angle to European News and Affairs. The Sting is giving every day the fierce fight for a better and stronger European Union through constructive criticism and unique insights. We are treating daily in a unique way European Politics, Economics, Foreign Affairs, Business and ICT Agenda. We are committed to bridge the gap between Brussels and the EU member states by freely voicing the views of every European citizen. Tired of reading the basics? Visit http://www.europeansting.com and be part of the Hive that disrupts European Media.


    SpaceTech Asia

    Supporters
    http://www.spacetechasia.com/

    SpaceTech Asia is the first and only online publication dedicated to the Asia-Pacific space industry. Based in Singapore, we are well-positioned to obtain a bird’s eye view of the region. We cover news on all parts of Asia-Pacific and feature exclusive interviews and analyses. Some of the content we feature is translated by us directly from the original Chinese, Japanese, Hindi, Malay or Indonesian sources – this means we often feature content that is not found anywhere else on the web in English. Our readers and newsletter subscribers are mainly comprised of global space industry professionals interested in the developments in the APAC region. We attract visitors and newsletter subscribers from space agencies, governments, MNCs, academia and space startups from around the world.


    Aviation News

    Supporters
    http://www.aviation-news.co.uk/

    As Britain’s longest established monthly aviation journal, Aviation News is renowned for providing the best coverage of every branch of aviation. Now incorporating Classic Aircraft, each issue features the latest news and in-depth features, plus firsthand accounts from pilots putting you in the cockpit. Covering both modern military and civil aircraft, as well as classic types from yesteryear, it features subjects from World War Two, through the Cold War years to present day. Aviation News brings you the past, present and future of flight.


    Soldier Modernisation

    Supporters
    http://www.soldiermod.com

    Soldier Modernisation (SoldierMod.Com) is an authoritative policy and technology publication for the international defense community, serving the integrated equipment needs of the dismounted soldier and marine in operations today and the fielding of Soldier Modernisation Programmes over the next few years. SoldierMod.Com is designed to provide insights into how decision makers plan to transform operations in the areas of survivability, sustainability, C4I, lethality and mobility; managing the balance between the promise of 'leap-ahead technology balance and mature cost effective solutions. SoldierMod is distributed in many formats which will include an 50 page journal 10,000 copies BPA Audited, twice annually , in January and June Our Website www.soldiermod.com , Has a 24 hour news service , anytime ( currently at over 20,000 individual visits per month ) . We also have an online technical forum where anyone in the industry can ask us strategic or technological questions , our partners and experts will respond directly back.


    Space Data Association

    Supporters
    http://www.space-data.org

    The Space Data Association Limited (SDA) is a non-profit international association of satellite operators that supports the controlled, reliable and efficient sharing of data critical to the safety and integrity of the space environment and the RF spectrum. It maintains the Space Data Center, a database of high-accuracy orbital information, which is operated by Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI) of Exton, PA. Established in the Isle of Man the SDA is open to all satellite operators and other participants. Its membership comprises many of the world’s major satellite communications companies Membership information can be found at www.space-data.org


    Global Military Communications

    Supporters
    http://www.globalmilitarycommunications.com

    Global Military Communications is a publication that tracks the trends, drivers and technology that fuel the military communications sector. Communications continue to be the lynchpin of modern warfare and is crucial to any military campaign. The sector is going through unprecedented change as militaries and governments across the world move towards a network centric approach to their communications. From operations in war zones to homeland security and disaster recovery operations, Global Military Communications provides you with the latest communications developments on land, sea, and in the air.


    Epicos

    Supporters
    http://www.Epicos.com

    Epicos is a global, multifaceted portal providing Aerospace and Defense industries around the world with business intelligence and active support to access opportunities on international procurements, industrial cooperation and offsets. Epicos has carried out extensive industry analysis and mapping of capabilities of A&D Industries and offers this knowledge to its members helping them to identify business opportunities and to build strategic alliances. Additionally, Epicos supports the global A&D industry through a wide range of on-line services and products including but not limited to: a large online procurement database, an updated Business Directory, an e-library with extensive information regarding procurement and offsets processes systems and an up to the minute news database.


    Defense Daily

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    http://www.defensedaily.com



    APSCC

    Supporters
    http://www.apscc.or.kr

    APSCC (Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council) is a non-profit international organization representing all sectors of satellite and space-industries including satellite service providers, manufacturers, launch service providers, risk management companies, broadcasters, and government organizations. APSCC is a membership-base organization, and its membership is open to any organization involved in the industry with interests in the Asia-Pacific. The overall objective of the APSCC is to promote communications and broadcasting via satellite as well as outer space activities in the region through conferences, forums, workshops as well as exhibitions for the socioeconomic welfare of the region. www.apscc.or.kr.


    Everything RF

    Supporters
    http://www.everythingrf.com

    everything RF - www.everythingRF.com keeps you up to date with the RF & Microwave Industry. We publish industry news, white papers and technical articles. We have the largest RF & Microwave product database on the internet which consists of product catalogs from over 500 Manufacturers. Use parametric search tools to narrow down on products based on your requirement. Download datasheets, compare products and get quotations. Quotations are routed to the manufacturers (or their distributors) who get back to you with the details. Visit www.everythingRF.com to learn more.


    Global Defence Technology

    Supporters
    http://www.nridigital.com/global-defence-technology.html

    Global Defence Technology is the essential reading material for decision-makers in the defence industry, bringing you the latest news and insights in an exciting, interactive format. Produced by a team of experienced editors and contributors, this monthly magazine takes an in-depth look at defence procurement, market developments and the latest defence systems for land, air and sea. From major international equipment programmes to the next-generation technologies being developed in the labs of militaries and private manufacturers, GDT is keeping a finger on the pulse of the global defence industry.


    World Teleport Association

    Supporters
    http://www.worldteleport.org

    Since 1985, the World Teleport Association (WTA) has been the only trade association that focuses on the business of satellite communications from the ground up. At the core of its membership are the world's most innovative operators of teleports, from independents to multinationals, niche service providers to global carriers. WTA is dedicated to advocating for the interests of teleport operators in the global telecommunications market and promoting excellence in teleport business practice, technology and operations. Companies that do business with teleports also find that WTA is the best investment they can make to open new channels to the industry.


    Satellite Evolution Group

    Supporters
    http://www.satellite-evolution.com

    The Satellite Evolution Group delivers a portfolio of must-read publications including; Satellite Evolution Asia; Satellite Evolution EMEA; and Satellite Evolution Global. Containing news, analysis, case studies, and renowned Q&As - the magazines are a must-read. In addition to print magazines, the Satellite Evolution Group delivers products across a complete multimedia platform including email, CD, HTML, audio, and video streaming.


    Asian Military Review

    Supporters
    http://www.asianmilitaryreview.com/

    Asian Military Review is ABC audited publication, read & discussed by key decision makers & advisors to Asia Pacific militaries. Published since 1993 it’s widely recognised as authoritative provider of unbiased & objective information to Asian military. Editorial content comprises capability analysis, special reports & relevant news coverage from the region. AMR provides information, opinion & facts allowing military professionals to track & understand defence developments worldwide, concerning equipment, training, organisation & doctrine issues. The magazine is a proven source keeping military professionals up to date on national & international defence & security issues.


    Homeland Security Corporation (HSRC)

    Supporters
    http://www.hsrc.biz

    HSRC provides premium off-the-shelf market reports on present and emerging technologies and industry expertise, enabling global clients to gain time-critical insight into business opportunities. All reports include in-depth information and analysis of emerging markets, technologies, and industries broken down by geography, market, vertical, technology, product, and revenue stream. Our reports support Homeland Security & Public Safety communities worldwide in their strategic decision-making process, providing up-to-date market knowledge, analysis, and insights. HSRC offers customized research services geared towards providing our clients with clear, actionable recommendations designed to empower decision-making and to help exploit emerging opportunities in the market. The customized research services provide a deep analysis of specific markets and eco-systems, target geographies, strategic segments and verticals, competitor analysis and technological benchmarks. The custom research services are provided as an ad hoc assignment or as an ongoing service. See our market leading reports at: https://homelandsecurityresearch.com/reports/


    ROOM - The Space Journal

    Supporters
    http://room.eu.com

    ROOM is a publication aimed at discussion of science & technology without borders. Our writers are leading experts and insiders from all over the world. We cover all things space - from astronautics to the environment - reporting to you straight from within the aerospace industry and scientific community. Our readership is international, featuring industry leaders, scientists, and space enthusiasts from all walks of life. Published by: Socium Media (London, UK), Part of the Aerospace International Research Center (Vienna, Austria)


    Australian Security Magazine

    Supporters
    http://www.australiansecuritymagazine.com.au/

    The Australian Security Magazine is the country’s leading government and corporate security magazine. It is published bi-monthly and is distributed free of charge to many of the biggest decision makers in the security industry and also sold in selected stores. It is a highly respected and sought after publication, incorporating investigative journalism, provoking editorial and up-to-date news, trends and events for all security professionals.


    RF Globalnet

    Supporters
    http://www.rfglobalnet.com

    VertMarkets, Inc., publishes industry-specific trade magazines that serve key decision-makers and professionals in a select set of targeted vertical markets. As a complement to VertMarkets' leading online industry Web sites, the magazines offer readers compelling editorial, providing news analysis, market trends, technical reviews, case studies, technical papers, and other educational articles authored by some of the most respected experts in the industries we serve. Additionally, each magazine has a comprehensive Buyer's Guide section designed to promote the latest innovations and products from the leading companies in the market. VertMarkets' circulation model aligns directly with the needs of our readers, as our magazines are aggressively distributed at and around many key industry Tradeshows throughout the year. VertMarkets plans to continue building on the support we give our readers by expanding our magazine publishing business.


    IHS Janes

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    http://www.janes.ihs.com

    With a legacy of over 100 years as Jane's, IHS Aerospace, Defence & Security delivers the world’s leading defence and security insight to help you make critical decisions. Our renowned open-source intelligence and powerful analytical tools encompass data on equipment, technology, parts, standards and logistics, as well as objective analysis of markets, programmes and budgets, risk and capabilities assessments, training and consulting services. Government, military and defense organizations gain insight into, plan for and act upon critical threats in the current global national-security environment. Businesses leverage tools and resources for more cost-effective defense-system design, delivery and support. Over 3000 thought leaders provide you with actionable intelligence for expedited and improved decision making. Customers, prospects and the media outlets alike rely upon IHS thought leaders for analysis, forecasts, and perspectives on topics, events, and issues that impact the global business landscape.


    Al Defaiya Magazine

    Supporters
    http://www.defaiya.com

    Launched in 1993 by Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal, the Arab Business magazine, and the Monch Publishing Group, Al Defaiya’s uniqueness stems from several factors:

    • Second to none editorial offering the widest range of locally tailored surveys, backed by regular interviews with Arab Defense Ministers. • Close contact with local Offset companies, Regional Delegates, and Arab Military Attaches in Europe, USA, Russia, and CIS. • Unique source of market research, including the one and only ARABIC WORLD DEFENSE ALMANAC. • Active participation in major Defense & Aerospace Exhibitions. • In June 2009, Al Defaiya launched a new on-line service, www.defaiya.com fully dedicated to Defense, Aerospace, Aviation, and Security. • Al Defaiya magazine is available on ipad (since November 2012).


    Space Biz Guide

    Supporters
    https://www.spacebizguide.com

    An industry directory with updated company Information on the space & satellite Industry, including Newspace startups. Find information on commercial satellite operators, service providers, satellite launchers, satcom equipment suppliers, manufacturers, engineering solutions and space tech supporting Industries. This is a robust industry platform for suppliers / service providers to list products or services online and buyers to source for reputable companies. Also include daily updated space industry news from around the world, a list of upcoming trade events & conferences.


    Inderscience Publishers

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    http://www.inderscience.com

    Inderscience is a dynamic, leading, independent journal publisher. The company disseminates the latest research across the broad fields of science, engineering and technology; management, public and business administration; environment, ecological economics and sustainable development; computing, ICT and internet/web services, and related areas. Inderscience offers over 35 years' experience in publishing and has succeeded in building a substantial collection approaching 400 high-quality peer-reviewed international research journals in both online and print formats. We offer a variety of ways to keep up-to-date with the latest published leading-edge research while our online collection represents a fully-searchable digital archive of around 60,000 articles.


    SecurityClearedJobs.com

    Supporters
    http://www.SecurityClearedJobs.com

    SecurityClearedJobs.com is an on-line job board designed and marketed to attract candidates who work within Defence, Government and Nuclear sectors. We advertise 1000’s of job opportunities both on a Permanent and Contract basis covering opportunities within all industry sectors. Visit our site www.SecurityClearedJobs.com to search for your next job opportunity.


    Combat Aircraft magazine

    Supporters
    http://www.combataircraft.net

    With in-depth editorial coverage alongside the finest imagery from the world’s foremost aviation photographers, Combat Aircraft is America’s best-selling military aviation magazine. With thought-provoking opinion pieces, detailed information and rare archive imagery, Combat Aircraft is your one-stop-source of military aviation news and features from across the globe. Visit www.combataircraft.net for more information.


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    Space Careers

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    www.space-careers.com" target="_blank" class="link" align="right"> www.space-careers.com

    Run by space professionals, Space Careers is the fastest and most cost-effective way for employers and recruitment agencies to find skilled candidates within the space and defence industry, all at a fraction of the cost of traditional recruitment channels. Most of the leading European space and defence industry players have already chosen to include Space Careers in their recruitment campaigns and we are confident that your Company could also benefit from our targeted audience.


    GeoConnexion

    Supporters
    http://www.geoconnexion.com

    GeoConnexion International and GeoConnexion UK bring you the latest news and stories plus reports from geotechnology industries in UK, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America and Asia. Coverage of topics such as 3D Visualisation, Remote Sensing, LiDAR, Cloud, Mobile Mapping, Navigation with emphases on healthcare, public safety, retail, the environment, utilities, surveying, LBS, transport/ logistics, telecommunications and more. Subscribe to GeoConnexion magazines and sign up for free GeoConnexion Newsletters: visit GeoConnexion.com Tel: +44 1223 279151; Email: info@geoconnexion.com


    Asia Pacific Security Magazine

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    http://www.asiapacificsecuritymagazine.com/

    The Asia Pacific Security Magazine is the sister publication to the Australian Security Magazine. It is published bi-monthly – on the alternate month to the Australian Security Magazine – and its content complements the Australian Security Magazine with a strong focus on events. It is available online to read by all and upon every issue release a direct link is sent to a database of subscribers who are industry decision makers.


    Drastic News

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    http://www.drasticnews.com/

    The Drastic News website is your one-stop shop for all things Drones, Robotics, Automation, Security, Technology, Information and Communications. Be kept up-to-date with all the latest industry news and products. It is proudly produced by the publishers of the Australian Security Magazine and the Asia Pacific Security Magazine.


    Via Satellite

    Supporters
    http://www.viasatellite.com

    Via Satellite is the leading global satellite magazine, providing expert business analysis and technical insights into the satellite, telecom, wireless and space industries. The readers of Via Satellite are provided with timely and valuable editorial, essential in remaining competitive and profitable in the global satellite marketplace. For more information on our products and to sign up for free trial subscriptions go to http://www.viasatellite.com .


    Crisis Response Journal

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    http://www.crisis-response.com/

    Crisis Response Journal is the international publication focusing on response, resilience, continuity and security issues arising from large scale natural and man-made disasters, emergencies and terrorist attacks. CRJ analyses past events to draw vital lessons for the future, while constantly scanning the horizon to identify and help mitigate new threats.


    Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG)

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    WHAT IS CPD?

    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

    CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

    TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

    GLOBAL CPD

    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

    CPD Certificates

    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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