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The SAE Media Group are proud to announce that the 24th annual Global MilSatCom Conference & Exhibition will return on 8th – 10th November 2022 in London, UK, with a SATCOM On-the-Move Focus Day on 7th November.

Global MilSatCom is one of the world’s leading events on military SATCOM and draws in 600+, truly global representatives from the military, industry, government, and research communities to create an event that is not to be missed. Attend the conference to benefit from exclusive updates, insights, and discussions with the pre-eminent names in the world of SATCOM.

 

With briefings from senior officials from the world’s leading militaries and solution providers, discussions on key issues, attendance from almost every significant MILSATCOM program, dedicated exhibition halls, and a whole day on SATCOM On-the-Move, Global MilSatCom will shape the way ahead and provide an unrivalled opportunity for collaboration and partnership.

Global MilSatCom is the world's leading event on military SATCOM and draws in 500+, truly global representatives from the military, industry, government, and research communities to create an event that is not to be missed. Attend the conference to benefit from exclusive updates, insights, and discussions with the pre-eminent names in the world of SATCOM.
 

  • Meet and network with leaders in SATCOM from industry, military and government across three days, including dedicated networking breaks, dinners, drinks receptions, and more!
  • Hear updates and guidance from world-leading SATCOM programme managers and decision-makers
  • Delve into the latest topics and trends shaping the future of MILSATCOM
  • Discover cutting-edge SATCOM technology to enhance operational effectiveness
  • Make new connections, contacts and partnerships from Global MilSatCom's international audience
 
  • 55+ Conference Sessions
  • 50+ Speakers
  • Over 24 Hours of Networking over 4 Days
  • 600+ Attendees
  • 45+ Nations in Attendance
  • 3 Evening Receptions
NEW CONTENT FOR THIS YEAR
  • Discussion of SKYNET 6
  • European Union SATCOM Panel Discussion
  • Spanish Perspectives: Update on the Spainsat NG Program
  • South Korean Updates
  • Panel on the US SATCOM Vision
  • Hybrid and Multi-Orbit Architecture Panel
  • Digitally Modernizing US SATCOM Enterprise
 

 

ADM(IM)/DGIMPD/DPD SATCOM; AFSPC Commercial Satellite Communications Office, USAF; Air Force Research Laboratory, Space Vehicles Directorate; Airbus Defence & Space; Airbus Defence and Space; Airbus Defence and Space (CIS and IS); Airbus Defence and Space Ltd; Airbus Group; Airbus OneWeb Satellites; Airbus US Space & Defense; Anuvu Corporation; ARA; Armada International & Asian Military Review; armasuisse; ASTEC; Astroscale; Astroscale Ltd; Australian Department of Defence; Australian Department of Defence / Joint Capabilities Group; Avanti Communications; Avanti Communications Group ; AvL Technologies; Azercosmos; Babcock Integrated Technology Ltd; Babcock International Group; BAE Systems (Applied Intelligence); BATCIS, Defence Digital; Battlespace; BEIS; Belgium Ministry of Defence; BFBS / Forces Net; Boeing; Boeing Company; BryceTech; BT; BT Centre (British Telecommunications); Canadian Armed Forces; CGI; CGI Deutschland B.V. & Co. KG; Chilean Air Force; CIS Agency - Czech Armed Forces; CodeMettle, LLC; Collins Aerospace; Comissão de Coordenação e Implantação de Sistemas Espaciais; Daedalus Resources; DataPath; Datapath Inc; Department for International Trade; Department of Defense Chief Information Officer; Department of National Defence; DGA; DND; DND, NDHQ/ADM (IM) DGIMPD; DRS Global Enterprise Solutions; DRS Global Enterprise Solutions (GES), Inc.; DRS Technical Service Inc; Dstl; EM Solutions; Embassy of Ukraine; EOARD; EuroDefense - Germany; European Defence Agency; Eutelsat; Eutelsat America Corporation; ExoAnalytic Solutions; FAB BRAZIL; FISITA; FMV; French MoD, DGA; General Dynamics Mission Systems; Gilat Satellite Networks; Global Invacom; Global Military Communications; GovSat; GRC Ltd; Hanwha Phasor; Hanwha Phasor Ltd; HEO Robotics; High Capabilities Technologies (H I C A P); Highlands and Islands Enterprise; HMG; Honeywell International; Hughes Network Systems; Hungarian Defence Forces Command; Hungarian Defence Forces Modernization Institute ; Hungaro DigiTel Plc.; Iai Elta Systems; iDirect; Independent; Inmarsat; Inmarsat, Inc; Inster; Integrasys; Intelsat; Intelsat General Corporation; Interlink cs; Isotropic Systems; ISS, UK MOD; ITA MoD - Space Operations Command; Italian Army Staff; Italian MoD; Jackson & Echols Enterprises; Japan Manned Space Systems Corrporation; jHub; Joint Communications Support Element (JCSE); KBR; KDDI Corporation; KebNi AB; Kratos; Kratos Technology & Training Solutions; Kratos ; Kymeta Corporation; Kythera Space Solutions; L3Harris; L3Harris Technologies; Leonardo Company; Leonardo DRS; LinQuest Corporation; Lockheed Martin; Lockheed Martin Space; Lockheed Martin Space Systems; Lockheed Martin UK; Lockheed Martin UK - Space; Luxembourg Directorate of Defense; MAB; Marlink; MBDA UK Ltd; MCC Corporation; Media Broadcast Satellite Gmbh; Microsoft Ltd; Milexia; Ministery of Defense; Ministry Of Defence; Ministry of Defence - Defence Digital; Ministry of Defence, Brazil; Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs ; Mission Microwave; Mitsubishi Electric Corporation; MOD; MoD MAB; MoD UK; MOD UK Strategic Command; Mynaric AG; NAF NAVY HQ; NATO; NATO ACT; NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCIAgency); NATO HQ; NATO HQ - C3 Staff; NATO SHAPE; Navy Digital and IT Directorate; NCIA NSII; NEC Corp.; Netherlands Ministry of Defence; Network Access Associates (OneWeb); NIC - SDAIA; NLD Ministry of Defense; Northrop Grumman; Northrop Grumman Corporation; NSHQ; NSSI; NSSL; NSSL Global Ltd; NSSLGlobal Ltd; NZDF; OHB System AG; Omnispace; Omnispace LLC; Orbit Commuication Systems; Ovzon; PA Consulting Group; Pharaon Consultants; RAF; ReQuTech AB; RHEA Group; Rockwell Collins; Romanian Defence Staff; Royal Marines; Royal Navy; Royal Netherlands Air Force; Royal Saudi Land Forces; Royal Saudi Naval Forces; RSSC-Europe; SAE Group; SAE International; SAE Media Group; SAFRAN; Satcube AB; Saudi Arabia Ministry of Defense/ Representing By STC Soluation; Seradata Ltd; Serco Ltd; SES; SES Networks; Shetland Space Centre ; SMC-MCX; SMi Group Ltd; Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) Portfolio Architect (SMC/ZAC); Space News; Space Norway; Space Systems Command; Spaceport Cornwall (Cornwall Council); SSC; SSC/ECPM; ST Engineering iDirect (UK) Limited; Stellar Solutions, Inc; Suparco; SurCom International; TAS UK; Teledyne Paradise Datacom ; Telesat; Telesat Government Solutions; Telespazio France; Terrasat Communications Inc; Thales; Thales Alenia Space; Thales Alenia Space Deutschland GmbH; Thales Communications & Security; THALES SIX GTS FRANCE; THALES SIX/FRANCE; ThalesGroup; The Aerospace Corporation; The Genus Group; The Traville Group; Thuraya; Thuraya Satellite Telecommunications Company; Thuraya Telecommunications Company; U.S. Army; U.S. Space Force / University of Oxford; UAE GHQ; UK Defence Solutions Centre; UK Defence Solutions Centre (UK DSC); UK Ministry Of Defence; UK MoD; UK Space Agency; UK Space Command; UK Strategic Command; UKRI - STFC; United Arab Emirates Embassy-The Military Attache’s Office; United State Space Command ; United States Space Force ; United States Space Force (SF/S5B); US Air Force; US Army C5ISR Center ; US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership; US Central Command; US Central Command CCJ6 Directorate ; US DoD CIO; US Space Command; US Space Force; USAF; USAFRICOM; USSF/S5; USSF/SSC; VELOS; Viasat; Viasat Inc.; Virgin Orbit; VOX Space; Wavestream; Wavestream ; XTAR;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Joanna Hart

Joanna Hart, Skills Factory Director, National Labs, STFC, Harwell Campus
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9:00 SATCOM and the Defence Space Strategy: Signalling the Way Ahead

Air Vice Marshal Paul Godfrey

Air Vice Marshal Paul Godfrey, Commander, UK Space Command
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9:30 Capability Update: SKYNET 6+

Captain Phil Coope

Captain Phil Coope, Deputy Head, Space, UK Strategic Command
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  •  SKYNET 6 – update 
  •  International by design: ensuring SKYNETs architectural 
  • Ecosystem supports interoperability and collaborative 
  • allied operations 
  • Sovereign, shared and commercial – delivering the 
  • Right balance of capability for the UK
  • 9:55 SKYNET Update: Developments and the Way Ahead for the UK's SATCOM Capability

    Barry Austin

    Barry Austin, SATCOM Programme Manager - Defence Digital, UK Strategic Command
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  •  Commanding heights view of the programme - from the SKYNET 5 PFI to SKYNET 6EC 
  • Considerations for the future space operating environment, space as congested and contested 
  • SKYNET’s ecosystem: exploring the use of HAPS and allied partnerships 
  • Key requirements for SKYNET 6 – availability, coverage, flexibility and interoperability 
  • The long view – how SKYNET 6 will shape SKYNET 7
  • 10:20 UK MoD Panel: Delivering SKYNET SDW and the Way ahead to 6EC

    11:05 Morning Coffee

    11:35 Above and Beyond - Delivering intelligent, Resilient Sovereign Communications Capabilities

    Richard Franklin

    Richard Franklin, Head of Secure Communications, Airbus Defence & Space
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    11:55 Update on the Spainsat NG Programme

    Dr Colonel Jaime Sanchez Mayorga

    Dr Colonel Jaime Sanchez Mayorga, PM Spainsat NG Program and Spanish Liaison Officier on Earth Observation Satelites Programs on DGA Paris, National Directorate of Armament
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  • Spain’s Master Plan of Space Capabilities 
  •  What is the Spainsat NG Programme? Progress, priorities and success to-date 
  • The Next Generation on MILSATCOM GEO Satellites
  • 12:20 Session Reserved for Lockheed Martin

    12:40 French MILSATCOM Capability Upgrades and looking to Future Global Coverage Considerations

    Commander Marina Ballanger

    Commander Marina Ballanger, SATCOM & PNT International Affairs, DGA
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  • The capability upgrades offered by Syracuse 4A, including hardened on-board equipment and anti-jamming antennas 
  •  Updates on Syracuse through 2022 and upcoming milestones 
  • France in Europe: France’s involvement in joint capability projects and how a strong Europe benefits France 
  • Looking ahead to coverage extensions outside Europe: agreements in the APAC region to ensure that France is a truly global nation
  • 13:05 Session Reserved for Thales

    Franck Chatain

    Franck Chatain, Product Line Manager MILSATCOM, Thales
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    13:25 Networking Lunch

    14:25 Panel: European interoperability: Delivering Effective SATCOM across EU Partner Nations

  • Challenge of the European environment and cultural/ language barriers: are we set up to overcome these? 
  •  SATCOM and the European Community: how are we performing as allies? 
  • Near-peer adversary conflict: are we prepared? 
  • EU SATCOM Market update: opportunities for smaller nations to be involved
  • Commander Marina Ballanger

    Commander Marina Ballanger, SATCOM & PNT International Affairs, DGA
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    Geoffroy Beaudot

    Geoffroy Beaudot, Head of Space and Cyber , Luxembourg Directorate of Defense
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    Dr Colonel Jaime Sanchez Mayorga

    Dr Colonel Jaime Sanchez Mayorga, PM Spainsat NG Program and Spanish Liaison Officier on Earth Observation Satelites Programs on DGA Paris, National Directorate of Armament
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    Serge Cholley

    Serge Cholley, SA Chief Security Officer and Senior Defence Advisor, Eutelsat

    15:10 Session Reserved for Eutelsat

    Willy Guilleux

    Willy Guilleux, SVP Global Government Services, Eutelsat
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    15:30 Session Reserved for Inmarsat

    Todd McDonell

    Todd McDonell, President Global Government, Inmarsat

    15:50 Afternoon Tea

    16:20 Redefining MilSatCom Networks with New Ground

    Koen Willems

    Koen Willems, Head of Government & Defence , ST Engineering iDirect

  • Leveraging virtualization and cloud for large-scale, dispersed operations
  •  Ensuring a multi-layered secure and resilient approach
  • Adopting standards-based service orchestration forefficient end-to-end resource allocation
  • 16:40 Pioneering Future U.S. and U.K. Partnerships for Global Space Security

    Troy Brashear

    Troy Brashear, Vice President, National Security Systems Business Unit, Tactical Space Systems Division, , Northrop Grumman Space Systems
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  •  How the evolving MilSatCom landscape calls for new models of international collaboration to support government priorities
  • Synergies that can be gained by combining industry innovation and partnerships from both sides of the pond
  • An overview of Northrop Grumman’s current and historic SATCOM programs including:
  • Updates and key learnings on  the Artic      Satellite Broadband Mission system for      the Norwegian Ministry of Defense.  
  • Providing next-generation solutions to         the United Kingdom in collaboration           with Airbus. 
  • 17:00 Luxembourg Space Defence Strategy and SATCOM

    Geoffroy Beaudot

    Geoffroy Beaudot, Head of Space and Cyber , Luxembourg Directorate of Defense
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  • Upcoming project announcements and where Luxembourg will deliver space-based capability 
  •  Overview of the first LUX Space Defence Strategy and ramifications for SATCOM provision and services 
  • Importance of close collaboration with allies and what Luxembourg offers as a SATCOM partner 
  • Future vision for Luxembourg’s SATCOM services and connected, networked military
  • 17:25 Session Reserved for GovSat

    Patrick Biewer

    Patrick Biewer, CEO, GovSat
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    17:45 Session Reserved for Telespazio

    Corinne Mailles

    Corinne Mailles, Deputy CEO, Telespazio France
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    Alessandro Caranci

    Alessandro Caranci, Senior Vice President Sat Com, Telespazio S.p.A.
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    18:05 Women in industry Panel: Commercial and Governmental Partnerships to Promote innovation

     
  • Why is rapid innovation key?
  • Opportunities for Commercial entities to enhance government programmes
  • Best practice for aligning goals 
  • Pathways for growth
  • Senior Representative

    Senior Representative, , Lockheed Martin Space

    Deanna Ryals

    Deanna Ryals, Chief Partnership Officer, Space Systems Command, United States Space Force
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    Sarah Casenove

    Sarah Casenove, Head of Satcom Services , Airbus Defence & Space

    Joanna Hart

    Joanna Hart, Skills Factory Director, National Labs, STFC, Harwell Campus
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    Holly Bertrand

    Holly Bertrand, Chief Operating Officer, ExoAnalytic Solutions

    18:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Joanna Hart

    Joanna Hart, Skills Factory Director, National Labs, STFC, Harwell Campus
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    8:00 Registration & Coffee

    8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Michael Nichols

    Michael Nichols, Deputy Director, Commercial Satellite Communications Office CSCO, AFSPC Commercial Satellite Communications Office, USAF
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    9:00 Digitally Modernizing a SATCOM Enterprise for all domains

    Anthony Smith

    Anthony Smith, Director C3 Infrastructure, US DoD CIO
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  • Aligning SATCOM Strategy to new threats and operational requirements
  • Implementing a flexible, integrated ground segment with enterprise M&C
  • Architecting the enterprise to share capacity across missions, orbits, and Partners
  • 9:30 the DoD’s SATCOM Modernization Vision: Where We are and Where We are Going

    Mike Dean

    Mike Dean, DOD SATCOM Chief, DOD CIO
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  •   Overall current US DOD SATCOM governance, vision, and enterprise: where we are now and why this is the time for changes to the DOD SATCOM provision to ensure continued asymmetric advantage of global space-based communications
  • Why SATCOM must be fought as a single enterprise in a D-DIL environment: the desired end-state for integrated, joint and interoperable SATCOM
  • The key attributes of the DoD’s SATCOM vision and plans to ensure integrated and communicative governance from disparate stakeholders
  • Consolidation of command and responsibility: what does this mean for future C2 provision?
  • 9:55 Allied by Design: Next-Generation SATCOM and interoperable Services

    Deanna Ryals

    Deanna Ryals, Chief Partnership Officer, Space Systems Command, United States Space Force
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  •   SSC’s current interoperable SATCOM goals, and how these intertwine with overall USSF SATCOM architecture development goals
  • Allied by design: what this means in practice and where our partners can expect to be involved in future architectures
  • Upcoming space partnership goals and where we are focusing our efforts
  • Acquisition modernization in the USSF
  • 10:20 Panel Hosted by Airbus: Revolutionising Communications and iSR with smallsat manufacturing, design and services

    11:05 Military SATCOM Modernization

    Chris Badgett

    Chris Badgett, VP, Technology, Kratos Defense
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  • Leveraging the Benefits of New Technology While Still Complying with National Security Requirements 
  • Next Generation Multi-Mission Capabilities
  • New Secure Telemetry, Tracking and Command Systems
  • Future Advances in RF Monitoring 
  • 11:25 Morning Coffee

    11:55 Session Reserved for Viasat

    12:15 The future of mobile government services with Thuraya

    Jassem Nasser

    Jassem Nasser, Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer , Thuraya Satellite Telecommunications Company

    12:35 SATCOM integrated operations Division Mission brief

    Mark Gruenewald

    Mark Gruenewald, Director, SATCOM Integrated Operations Division SIOD

  •  Fighting SATCOM
  • Organization Structure 
  • SATCOM Warfighter Operations Cell
  • 13:00 “Single Pane of Glass” Visibility into Your Network through Holistic integration

    Gus Anderson

    Gus Anderson, Senior Director of Business Development, DRS Global Enterprise Solutions (GES), Inc.

  •  Improving resiliency through a holistic approach to integrating hybrid network architectures.
  • Holistic integration as a catalyst for advancing network modernization, Enterprise Management and Control, and JADC2
  • A “Single Pane of Glass” NetOps capability that consolidates the view into your network to dramatically improve situational awareness, network performance, and operational decision making.
  • 13:20 Networking Lunch

    14:20 Session Reserved for L3Harris

    Ian Blower

    Ian Blower, Business Development Director - Europe, L3Harris

    14:40 Panel Debate: Discussing the US SatCoM Vision

  •  What is the biggest challenge for US SATCOM in recent years?
  • Where do the greatest opportunities lie?
  • What are the most important next steps for the progression of US SATCOM provision?
  • Mark Gruenewald

    Mark Gruenewald, Director, SATCOM Integrated Operations Division SIOD

    Anthony Smith

    Anthony Smith, Director C3 Infrastructure, US DoD CIO
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    Deanna Ryals

    Deanna Ryals, Chief Partnership Officer, Space Systems Command, United States Space Force
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    15:05 Hybrid Space architecture

    Rogan Shimmin

    Rogan Shimmin, Senior Engineer & Technical Program Manager, Space Portfolio, DIU
    View Bio

  •  Defense Innovation Unit is protoyping and demonstrating a space internet, providing broadband packet based communications between legacy military satcom and emerging commercial satcom to cloud environments.
  • Enterprise security with post-quantum end-to-end encryption, quantum key distribution, and zero trust continuous authentication
  • Variable trust service policy with AI/ML powered network optimisation to dynamically assign traffic to links based on QoS, perceived trust of link assets, priority and sensitivity of data
  •  Multi-level security to VPN or tunnel IL-4, IL-6, FVEY and NOFORN communications.
  • 15:30 Low Latency Satcoms to the Tactical Edge

  •  100Mbps in the High North – IOC feedback on new Use Cases
  • LEO as a tool for JADC2 – battlespace interoperability into the Common Operating Picture
  • Low latency deployable satcoms as an AI/ML enabler
  • Affordable Comms on the Move solutions – fiction or reality
  • Chris Moore CBE

    Chris Moore CBE, Vice-President International Government & Trade Engagement and Chief Information Security Officer, OneWeb

    15:50 Afternoon Tea

    16:20 COMSATCOM for the Warfighter: integrating Commercial SatCoM into Military Communications architectures

    Clare Grason

    Clare Grason, Chief COMSATCOM Office, United States Space Force
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  •  Way ahead for transforming COMSATCOM capabilities and balancing with sovereign capabilities 
  • Building a network of partners: working with the COMSATCOM office
  •  Mitigating resilience concerns 
  •  CSCO’s future COMSATCOM strategy
  • 16:45 Transforming Military Communications with Secure 5G Networks

    Rajeev Gopal

    Rajeev Gopal, Vice President Advanced Systems, Hughes Network Systems

  •  Enhancing Mission Effectiveness
  • Leveraging Edge Cloud, Security and Network Management
  • Connecting Seamlessly Worldwide with Satellites
  • 17:05 Real-time, Assured Connectivity for Defense, Intelligence and Civil Missions

    Tom Eaton

    Tom Eaton, President, Telesat Government Solutions
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  •  Multi-Gbps, self-healing mesh space relay with intelligent routing bypasses non-trusted terrestrial networks
  • Unprecedented return links for enhanced intelligence and real-time aggregation of ISR mission data
  • In-depth security architecture, including TRANSEC and IA-Pre 
  • 17:25 Session Reserved for Boeing

    Patti Strong

    Patti Strong, Senior Manager Advanced MILSATCOM , Boeing
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    17:45 Panel: Hybrid and Multi-orbit architectures: US Plans and thinking

  •  The results of DOD-wide architecture options analysis and hybrid architecture projects: what have we learned and what do we recommend?
  • How realistic are our conclusions? Where can industry help?
  • Are we moving at and faster than the speed of relevance? Are we set up to outpace our adversaries in SATCOM?
  • Clare Grason

    Clare Grason, Chief COMSATCOM Office, United States Space Force
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    Rogan Shimmin

    Rogan Shimmin, Senior Engineer & Technical Program Manager, Space Portfolio, DIU
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    Mike Dean

    Mike Dean, DOD SATCOM Chief, DOD CIO
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    Brad Grady

    Brad Grady, Research Director, Northern Sky Research

    18:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    8:00 Registration & Coffee

    8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Nigel Chandler

    Nigel Chandler, Key Account Manager, Airbus Defence & Space
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    9:00 Australia Military Space Development: Maintaining Australian Power in a Contested Domain

    9:30 Canadian MILSATCOM Key Programmes Update

    Cameron Stoltz

    Cameron Stoltz, Director of Space Requirements, Canadian Armed Forces
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  •  Progress towards creating a holistic and extensive Canadian MILSATCOM capability: overview of key programmes and initiatives
  • TNS-GEO: low-capacity UHF narrowband SATCOM for domestic and international capabitliy
  • PMSC project update for a global MILSATCOM capability with final delivery in 2024
  • Definition analysis for ESCP-P to complete a fully global SATCOM coverage package
  • 9:55 Panel hosted by Airbus: Space optical Communications, a Strategic Capacity for Future Military operations

    10:40 Mission assurance through Resiliency

    Simon Hoey

    Simon Hoey, Senior Sales Director EMEA Government , All Space
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    11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:30 SATCOM operations and resiliency in a Near-Peer Environment

    Tom Hopkins

    Tom Hopkins , COO, Ovzon
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  • How near-peer competitors will impact SATCOM networks
  • Operating SATCOM in a contested or constrained environment
  • New technologies to combat the near-peer threat 
  • The resiliency of commercial SATCOM networks 
  • High throughput SATCOM mobility in support of expeditionary operations
  • 11:55 SATCOM in EU Defence

    Holger Lueschow

    Holger Lueschow, Programme Manager Satellite Communication, European Defence Agency

  •  SATCOM as Capability Development Priority
  • The strategic environment
  • The two EDA SATCOM services providing projects
  • Future of EDA SATCOM thinking and concept development
  • 12:20 The Future of NATO SATCOM

    Lieutenant Commander Paul  Bridgers

    Lieutenant Commander Paul Bridgers, NATO HQ Command, Control and Consultation Staff Officer and SATCOM Capability Team Secretary, NATO
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  • NATO: Space as an operational Domain
  • Establishing NATO standards for SATCOM interoperability
  • EMSS
  • 12:45 Republic of Korea air Force-Future Space Power Development Plan: Space odyssey 2050

    Colonel SeongHwan Choi

    Colonel SeongHwan Choi, Director, ROKAF HQ Space Center, Republic of Korea Air Force
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  •  An Overview of ROKAF Efforts in the Space
  • ROKAF HQ Space Center Roles & Responsibilities
  • ROKAF Future Space Power Development Plan
  • 13:10 Networking Lunch

    14:10 Session Reserved for Virgin Orbit

    14:30 New Zealand tactical Communications Modernization and Network Enabled army Programme

    Kirk Leech

    Kirk Leech, NZDF SATCOM Product Owner, NZDF
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  •  Ambitions for New Zealand SATCOM coverage across a large area of operations
  • Update on maritime terminals installation to complete the WGS acquisition programme
  • Network Enabled Army programme: are we where we want to be and are our capabilities ready for future conflict? 
  • Insight into future New Zealand MILSATCOM thinking and possibilities for sovereign capability
  • 14:55 Afternoon Tea

    15:25 NATO SATCOM Capability Development

    15:50 SATCOM 2022 Update: Hungarian Defence Force

    Lieutenant Colonel Attila Horvath

    Lieutenant Colonel Attila Horvath, Head Satellite Operations Branch, Hungarian Defence Forces
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  •  Joint enabling SATCOM: common infrastructure for the whole Force
  • Centralized common operating system
  • “First in, last out” user equipment
  • Dynamic, operations-driven system management
  • 16:15 Panel: looking at the Future of SATCOM : 2023 and beyond

  •  Looking back to our plans in 2022: what were we aiming to do? Have we achieved these aims?
  • Overcoming technological blocks and difficulties: working within budgetary constraints
  • Further support from our allied partners: what do we need?
  •  What is our vision for SATCOM in the next 10 years?
  • Cameron Stoltz

    Cameron Stoltz, Director of Space Requirements, Canadian Armed Forces
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    Anthony Smith

    Anthony Smith, Director C3 Infrastructure, US DoD CIO
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    Captain Phil Coope

    Captain Phil Coope, Deputy Head, Space, UK Strategic Command
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    17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Three

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Air Vice Marshal Paul Godfrey

    Air Vice Marshal Paul Godfrey

    Commander, UK Space Command
    Anthony Smith

    Anthony Smith

    Director C3 Infrastructure, US DoD CIO
    Barry Austin

    Barry Austin

    SATCOM Programme Manager - Defence Digital, UK Strategic Command
    Cameron Stoltz

    Cameron Stoltz

    Director of Space Requirements, Canadian Armed Forces
    Captain Phil Coope

    Captain Phil Coope

    Deputy Head, Space, UK Strategic Command
    Clare Grason

    Clare Grason

    Chief COMSATCOM Office, United States Space Force
    Colonel SeongHwan Choi

    Colonel SeongHwan Choi

    Director, ROKAF HQ Space Center, Republic of Korea Air Force
    Commander Marina Ballanger

    Commander Marina Ballanger

    SATCOM & PNT International Affairs, DGA
    Deanna Ryals

    Deanna Ryals

    Chief Partnership Officer, Space Systems Command, United States Space Force
    Dr Colonel Jaime Sanchez Mayorga

    Dr Colonel Jaime Sanchez Mayorga

    PM Spainsat NG Program and Spanish Liaison Officier on Earth Observation Satelites Programs on DGA Paris, National Directorate of Armament
    Geoffroy Beaudot

    Geoffroy Beaudot

    Head of Space and Cyber , Luxembourg Directorate of Defense
    Gus Anderson

    Gus Anderson

    Senior Director of Business Development, DRS Global Enterprise Solutions (GES), Inc.
    Holger Lueschow

    Holger Lueschow

    Programme Manager Satellite Communication, European Defence Agency
    Ian Blower

    Ian Blower

    Business Development Director - Europe, L3Harris
    Joanna Hart

    Joanna Hart

    Skills Factory Director, National Labs, STFC, Harwell Campus
    Kirk Leech

    Kirk Leech

    NZDF SATCOM Product Owner, NZDF
    Koen Willems

    Koen Willems

    Head of Government & Defence , ST Engineering iDirect
    Lieutenant Colonel Attila Horvath

    Lieutenant Colonel Attila Horvath

    Head Satellite Operations Branch, Hungarian Defence Forces
    Lieutenant Commander Paul  Bridgers

    Lieutenant Commander Paul Bridgers

    NATO HQ Command, Control and Consultation Staff Officer and SATCOM Capability Team Secretary, NATO
    Mark Gruenewald

    Mark Gruenewald

    Director, SATCOM Integrated Operations Division SIOD
    Michael Nichols

    Michael Nichols

    Deputy Director, Commercial Satellite Communications Office CSCO, AFSPC Commercial Satellite Communications Office, USAF
    Mike Dean

    Mike Dean

    DOD SATCOM Chief, DOD CIO
    Nigel Chandler

    Nigel Chandler

    Key Account Manager, Airbus Defence & Space
    Patti Strong

    Patti Strong

    Senior Manager Advanced MILSATCOM , Boeing
    Rajeev Gopal

    Rajeev Gopal

    Vice President Advanced Systems, Hughes Network Systems
    Richard Franklin

    Richard Franklin

    Head of Secure Communications, Airbus Defence & Space
    Rogan Shimmin

    Rogan Shimmin

    Senior Engineer & Technical Program Manager, Space Portfolio, DIU
    Simon Hoey

    Simon Hoey

    Senior Sales Director EMEA Government , All Space
    Todd McDonell

    Todd McDonell

    President Global Government, Inmarsat
    Tom Hopkins

    Tom Hopkins

    COO, Ovzon
    Willy Guilleux

    Willy Guilleux

    SVP Global Government Services, Eutelsat

    Air Vice Marshal Paul Godfrey

    Commander, UK Space Command
    Air Vice Marshal Paul Godfrey

     Air Vice Marshal Paul Godfrey OBE, Commander of UK Space Command, was commissioned into the Royal Air Force on 9 May 1991. After serving as a Harrier Jump Jet pilot, he became station commander at RAF Lossiemouth in November 2015. In February 2021 it was announced that he would become the first Commander, United Kingdom Space Command. In taking up the post he was promoted to the rank of Air Vice-Marshal. Godfrey was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2014 Birthday Honours.

     
    In his most recent role working with the US military, Paul was responsible for the planning and employment of coalition air and space power across the Middle East. Paul has seen first-hand how critical space domain is and how it is crucial to not only defence, but modern day life. This event will give Members the chance to learn more about the plans for this new organisation and how it will fit within the UK’s wider national defence strategy.

    Alessandro Caranci

    Senior Vice President Sat Com, Telespazio S.p.A.
    Alessandro Caranci

     Senior Vice President Satellite Communication at Telespazio.Graduated in Electronic Engineering at the University La Sapienza of Rome. More than 15 years of experience in the satellite sector for primary European companies such as Eutelsat and Telespazio.

    Since September 2016, he has been appointed Head of the Line of Business Satellite Communications at Telespazio
     

    Anthony Smith

    Director C3 Infrastructure, US DoD CIO
    Anthony Smith

     Mr. Smith currently serves as the Director, Command and Control,

    Communications Infrastructure (C3I) leading 56 personnel responsible for the 
    governance, oversight and policy development of DoD tactical communications, tactical data links, combat identification systems, public 
    safety communications, satellite communications, positioning, navigation and timing, and mobility/5G systems.
     
    Previously Mr Smith served as Director, DOD Information Network (DODIN) Transport Capabilities, where he led the modernization of DOD networks, radio systems, satellite gateways, regional cybersecurity defenses, and airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance communications and dissemination capabilities.
    Mr. Smith retired as a Colonel in the United States Air Force, serving from 1983 to 2009. After completing 
     
    Basic Communications Officer Training at Keesler Air Force Base, he served with the 1st Combat 
    Communications Group at Lindsey Air Station, Germany. He then moved to Hurlburt Field, Florida, as Chief, C4 Architecture and Requirements, Air Force Special Operations Command. During this tour he led Air Force Special Operations communications teams during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. In 1992 he 
    returned to Europe where he was Chief Network Integration and Testing Branch, Headquarters USAFE, 
     
    Ramstein AB, Germany. In 1996 he attended Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell Air Force Base. 
     
    In 1997 he transferred to Tinker Air Force Base as Commander of the 32d Combat Communications 
    Squadron. In 1999 he was assigned to United States Special Operations Command as Chief of their C4 Modernization Division. In 2002 he took command of the 21st Space Communications Squadron at Peterson AFB. After graduating from the National War College in 2005 he was assigned to The Joint Staff, serving as Chief, Assured Information Sharing Division, Command, Control, Communications and Computer (C4) Systems Directorate. Following Joint Staff, Col Smith served a one year remote assignment 
    in Djibouti, Africa as the Director of C4 Systems, Combined Joint Task Force, Horn of Africa. Upon 
    retirement from the military, Mr. Smith transitioned to Civilian Service as Deputy, Strategic Engagement Division, The Joint Staff. In 2012, he moved to the C4 Systems Directorate, Assistant Secretary of Defense, for Networks and Information Integration. 
     
    He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology in 1984 at Western Washington University, a Master of Science Degree in Management in 1992 at Troy State University, and a Master of Science in National Security Strategy in 2005 at National War College. Mr. Smith was selected as Headquarters USAFE/SC Company Grade Officer of the Year for 1993, the C4 Professionalism Award 
    Winner for USAFE and USAF in 1993, won the 1997 Air Defense University award for excellence in research, and was selected as a 2020 Federal 100 Award Winner, recognizing him as a top IT professional in the Federal Government

    Barry Austin

    SATCOM Programme Manager - Defence Digital, UK Strategic Command
    Barry Austin

     Barry Austin joined the Ministry of Defence in 1984, with the expectation that it would be a short term appointment until something better came along. Having started work in the Central Accounting and Finance Teams, he was subsequently promoted to Executive Officer (Information Technology) and posted to the IT development team responsible for designing and implementing MOD’s New Management Strategy (NMS) – which oversaw the introduction of the TLB approach to managing Defence. Subsequent postings in IT Project Management took him to Worcester and then RAF Henlow where he became the Data and Integration Manager for the RAF’s enterprise Logistics Information system. Having gone through the Defence Finance Accountancy Training Scheme, he felt it was time to return to his core financial roots and was posted to HMNB Clyde as the Finance and Business Manager for the Facilities and Naval Base Design Authority Directorate. This then led to a return to the Air Environment where he became the Financial Planning manager for the Equipment Support Programme within the Defence Logistics Organisations. Having heard the plaintiff cries of IT once again, he returned to the world of Logistics Information Systems. Initially as the Business and Transformation Manager within the Logistics Applications Project Team and after successfully completing the MOD Assessment Centre he became the Assistant Head of the newly created Logistics Networked Enabled Capability (Log NEC) Team. Having navigated the team through Main Gate approval for the Future Logistics Information Services (FLIS) partnership, he was promoted to Deputy Head of Log NEC with responsibility for Programme and Performance Management. Having commuted between Somerset and Abbey Wood for several years, he seized on the opportunity to become the Deputy Team Leader for the Networks Delivery Team within the Information Systems and Services (ISS) organisation. In 2017 he became the acting Team Leader on temporary promotion to the Senior Civil Service and was subsequently appointed as the SKYNET 6 Acquisition Programme Manager in August In January 2019, the MOD decided to join together the SKYNET 5 In-Service Delivery Programme and the SKYNET 6 Acquisition Programme to create a unified SATCOM Programme within ISS, which he now leads. In his spare time, he likes to read history, travel and avoid anything too strenuous. In addition, he continues to wonder whether the Civil Service will provide a meaningful and long term career.

    Brad Grady

    Research Director, Northern Sky Research
    Brad Grady

    Cameron Stoltz

    Director of Space Requirements, Canadian Armed Forces
    Cameron Stoltz

     Colonel Cam Stoltz enrolled in the Canadian Forces as a Communications and Electronics Engineering (Air) Officer. His postings include the Aerospace Maintenance Development Unit in Trenton, engineering and project support positions in Ottawa, and A6 of 1 Canadian Air Division and Canadian NORAD Region (Winnipeg). Senior staff positions at National Defence Headquarters include Director Strategic Communication Services and Director Air Support.

     
     
     
    Colonel Stoltz has served as Commanding Officer of 8 Air Communications and Control Squadron (Trenton) and Commanding Officer of the Canadian Forces Joint Signal Regiment (Kingston). He also commanded the Operation APOLLO National Command Control and Information Systems Squadron in Camp Mirage.
     
     
     
    In 2017, Colonel Stoltz was posted to his current position as Director Space Requirements. Colonel Stoltz holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Royal Canadian Military College of Canada, as well as a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from University of Ottawa, and is a graduate of the Canadian Forces College in Toronto.

    Captain Phil Coope

    Deputy Head, Space, UK Strategic Command
    Captain Phil Coope

     Phil joined the Royal Navy in 1993 having graduated from the University of Liverpool in Electronics and Communication Engineering. Twenty-eight years later he was delighted to accept the role of Deputy Head Space at UK Strategic Command, leading the Capability Development of Satellite Communications (SATCOM) and Position Navigation and Time. This is his second assignment in the Space Sector having previously worked as and Capability Manager for SATCOM and Programme Manager for Skynet 6.

     
    Phil has been engaged in numerous major projects, notably delivery and acceptance of HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH Aircraft Carrier. He has also described the then future Royal Navy short-range air defence missile and radar systems, generated lifing policy for Defence ordnance, munition and explosives and contributed to the education of junior Royal Navy Officers at the Joint Services Command and Staff College.
     
    Phil has served on T21, T22 and T23 class of Frigates and conducted UK and multinational operations in the North Atlantic, Caribbean, Mediterranean and Arabian Gulf. He also served in Hong Kong for territorial integrity and anti-smuggling operations and conducted media operations in Sarajevo, Bosnia.
     
    Phil, together with his wife, son and dogs, live in the Gloucestershire countryside. When he isn’t making his way down the endless list of jobs to do around the house, he enjoys the outdoors, keeping fit and is the chair of the Royal Navy Rowing Association.

    Chris Badgett

    VP, Technology, Kratos Defense
    Chris Badgett

     Chris Badgett is Vice President of Technology for the Kratos Space, Training and Cybersecurity Division. In this role, Chris sets the vision, technology strategy, and direction for the portfolio of Kratos Space products. He is driving strategic solutions for secure and protected, virtualized satellite ground for military and commercial applications.

     
    Chris is also responsible for developing strategies to provide Communications Superiority for our Warfighters. This includes secure tactical Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems for Department of Defense, Civil, Intelligence Community, and commercial customers with a focus on protected waveforms, Common Data Link (CDL) waveforms, and ISR ground systems. 
     
    Prior to joining Kratos, Chris served in the Air Force as a Weapons Engineer in the Air Force 
    Research Lab. He also worked in the Space Development and Test Wing as a Program Manager for a satellite system developed by Ball Aerospace.
     
    Chris holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tennessee and a Master of Science in Space Systems from the Air Force Institute of Technology.

    Chris Moore CBE

    Vice-President International Government & Trade Engagement and Chief Information Security Officer, OneWeb
    Chris Moore CBE

    Clare Grason

    Chief COMSATCOM Office, United States Space Force
    Clare Grason

     Clare A. Grason is Director, Commercial Satellite Communications (COMSATCOM) Office, assigned to the Space Systems Command, United States Space Force, Washington, D.C.  She is responsible for delivering COMSATCOM capabilities to support the joint warfighter, federal agencies, and international partners. Her portfolio includes the Enhanced Mobile Satellite Service (EMSS) Program Office, the EMSS Capabilities Office and the Department of Defense COMSATCOM Solutions Program Office. 

    EMSS is an $800 million global satellite program that provides the Department of Defense, federal and coalition partners with unlimited access to the commercial Iridium constellation, a mesh-network of 66 on-orbit cross-linked satellites, through a dedicated, EMSS controlled gateway.
    The COMSATCOM Solutions Program Office acquires any commercial satellite capability for any customer, anywhere, and has $4.8 billion under management.
     
    Prior to this role, Ms. Grason was the SATCOM Division Chief, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). In this role she managed the Department of Defense Enterprise Gateways Program Office, the SATCOM Operations Integration Branch, and the COMSATCOM portfolio described above, prior to its Congressionally directed transfer to the United States Space Force. Other assignments include Program Manager, EMSS and Program Manager for a classified telecommunications system within DISA’s National Leadership Command Capabilities Center (NLCC). Ms. Grason began her career in government with DISA as a Contracting Officer, and served as the Chief, Special Projects Contracting Branch, which held a contracts portfolio valued over $2 billion.
     
    Prior to joining the government, Ms. Grason was a retirement funds analyst for T. Rowe Price.
     
    Ms. Grason received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from West Virginia University and is a Certified Public Accountant.  
     
    Ms. Grason is Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level 3 certified in Contracting from the Defense Acquisition University (DAU).
     

    Colonel SeongHwan Choi

    Director, ROKAF HQ Space Center, Republic of Korea Air Force
    Colonel SeongHwan Choi

     Current Rank : Colonel 

    ? Military Service : Republic of Korea Air Force
    ? Date and place of Birth : Dec 10, 1971 / Republic of Korea
    ? Present Assignment : Director, ROKAF HQ Space Center
    ? Educational Experience 
     - R.O.K Air Force Academy : Feb. 1990 ~ Feb. 1994
     - EW officer Course Randolph A.B. : Feb. 2004 ~ April. 2004
     - Chook Buk National University : Feb. 2003 ~ Feb. 2005
     - UCSD Global Institute : June. 2011 ~ Dec. 2011
    ? Military Careers
     - Chief, Tactics Development Branch, Air Mobility & Reconnaissance 
    Command, ROKAF : Dec. 2015 ~ Dec. 2016
     - Joint ISR Force Demand, ISR Force branch, J-5 ROK JCS : Dec. 2015 
    ~ Dec. 2017
     - Chief, Space Asset Development Branch, Studies & Analyses, Assessment 
    Wing, HQ, ROKAF : Dec. 2017 ~ Dec. 2021 

    Commander Marina Ballanger

    SATCOM & PNT International Affairs, DGA
    Commander Marina Ballanger

     CDT Ballanger is in charge of SATCOM and GNSS international affairs for DGA (French MoD procurement agency) since September 2020. This position consists in supporting cooperations and exportations for both domains. She also manages a national SATCOM project, COMCEPT, which complements Syracuse capability.

     
    Previously (2017-2020), as DGA lead for navigation expertise, she provided support to armament programs regarding Positioning Navigation and Timing (PNT). Other prior assignments includes a position as a Cooperative Program Person at the GPS Directorate (USA) from 2014 to 2017 and several assignments related to GNSS (NAVWAR expert, GNSS projects manager and lead of the radionavigation team at DGA MI, a technical center located in Brittany).
     
    She has a degree in Electronics and Signal Processing from ENSEEIHT, an engineering school located in Toulouse, France.

    Corinne Mailles

    Deputy CEO, Telespazio France
    Corinne Mailles

     Graduated from ESCE, Paris, Corinne MAILLES has exercised different positions in international sales in Alcatel and Thales Alenia Space: Sales Director, Telecommunications Satellites, until 2005, she then took over the Telecommunications Business Development Direction before endorsing the responsibility of the Telecommunications Governmental activities.

     
    Since 2011, Corinne MAILLES is the Deputy CEO of Telespazio France, where she manages and leads the growth of the company and the associated transformation plan, over a period where the activities of Telespazio France more than tripled. She structured this growth both through the extension of the activities of the company into the Defense and Institutional markets and through the development of innovative, usage driven commercial services in the telecoms, navigation and earth observation domains. The transformation plan of the company, accelerated by the transformation of the space market per se, is aiming at bringing the company upper in the added value chain and migrate its model from an “operate” to a “build and operate” model, where Telespazio France actively contributes to the development of the systems it exploits.
     

    Deanna Ryals

    Chief Partnership Officer, Space Systems Command, United States Space Force
    Deanna Ryals

     Ms. Deanna L. Ryals is the Chief Partnership Officer, Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), Los Angeles, AFB CA. In this role, she is responsible for driving innovative partnerships with Allies, Inter-Agencies and Industry to build a joint robust and resilient military space enterprise.

     
    Previously as the Chief, MILSATCOM International at SMC, her major contributions included creating partnerships with nine allies (the largest USAF International Armaments Cooperative Program for a space capability) across the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) program, expanding the constellation with two Allied funded satellites, and enhancing the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite program by including five international partners, all resulting in execution of over $3.6B in international partner investment in MILSACTOM. Ms. Ryals was also responsible for innovating the first ever Allied hosting of a US DoD National Security Space (NSS) payload through a partnership with Norway, and bringing new polar MILSATCOM to Allied warfighters.
     
    In 1988, she entered federal government service and for more than 25 years, she supported the DoD in both civil service and industry in financial management and acquisition. In 2000, Ms. Ryals moved to the Secretary of the Air Force staff in the Space Acquisition Directorate and managed a MILSATCOM terminal portfolio worth $10B, then took over as the single SAF/AQS focal point for international activities. In 2012, Ms. Ryals moved to the Air Force Program Executive Officer for Space Launch (AFPEO/SL) as the PM for Acquisition Strategy Development and secured DoD Acquisition Executive approval of a new acquisition strategy for future DoD NSS launches that introduced a competitive environment for all certified U.S. launch service providers. Ms. Ryals rejoined MILSATCOM in January 2013 with her transition to Space and Missile Systems Center.

    Dr Colonel Jaime Sanchez Mayorga

    PM Spainsat NG Program and Spanish Liaison Officier on Earth Observation Satelites Programs on DGA Paris, National Directorate of Armament
    Dr Colonel Jaime Sanchez Mayorga

     Born in 1963, son of a S.A.F. NCO "Specialist Photography and Cartography", he was in

    charge of Space Unit, in the Programs Management Sub-Directorate of General of 
    Armament and Material by 12 years, before to the current post as Liaison Officer for 
    Earth Observation Space Programs in Paris.
    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. and today is Doctor in Economy and Organization, on Space 
    Procurement Process Model by the Zaragoza University of, Spain.
    He commanded the Technical Squadron and Deputy Director of the Spanish Center for 
    Aerospace Observation Systems, Head of the Spanish Pleiades program, responsible for 
    the current SATCOM Program DGAM, MoD representative in the SST Consortium and 
    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).
    At international level, He’s chairman of the Project Manager Demo Phase of 
    GOVSATCOM EDA Project Arrangement from 2015, he takes part on current 
    discussions about the Space Defense Strategy for EU and today is involved on two 
    different high level working groups about “Space Threats” to the UN and EU.
    Has taken part in many National and International conferences, fora, and discussion 
    meetings, concerning Space technologies and capabilities, and He has written various
    articles of interest in Aeronautical and Defense Magazines, concerning Space, Jisr, 
    Industrial Sector Space Policy, Space Law, etc..., 
    Col. Mayorga, he considers himself as a “never ending Space student”

    Franck Chatain

    Product Line Manager MILSATCOM, Thales
    Franck Chatain

     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.
     

    Geoffroy Beaudot

    Head of Space and Cyber , Luxembourg Directorate of Defense
    Geoffroy Beaudot

     Mr Geoffroy Beaudot joined the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs - Directorate of Defence of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in May 2016 in order to develop Space programs, including mainly Satellite Communications and Earth

    Observation systems. He currently the Head of ‘SPACE and CYBER’ Office at the Directorate of Defence and represents Luxembourg in different European initiatives (at EDA, ESA or EU Commission level) and is the national representative for the NATO SatCom capability team meetings. He is also engaged in many bilateral developments
    with NATO Allies.
     
    As Head of Office, he advises the Minister of Defence and his Chief of Staff on numerous occasions when meeting international leaders and stakeholders from different sectors.
     
    He started his career in 1996 as Offcier in the Belgian Ministry of Defence and in 2002, his first position was Head of a Network Supervision team. In 2007, he started managing the service in charge of the satellite communication hub for the Belgian MoD. After three years in this function, he became SatCom Program Manager for the Belgian Defence. In 2012, after a one-year staff course, he joined the 4th Group Communications and Information Systems as Officer ‘Operations & Training’. In 2015, he became Major (OF-3) and went back to the procurement service of the Belgian Defence as Head of the Cell C³ Platforms Integration.
     
    Mr Beaudot attended the Royal Military Academy in Brussels, Belgium and graduated with a Master of Engineering, Telecommunications. He is born in 1978, is married with three children. He grew up in Belgium, used to practice sports and is an active member of the scout movement.

    Gus Anderson

    Senior Director of Business Development, DRS Global Enterprise Solutions (GES), Inc.
    Gus Anderson

    Holger Lueschow

    Programme Manager Satellite Communication, European Defence Agency
    Holger Lueschow

    Holly Bertrand

    Chief Operating Officer, ExoAnalytic Solutions
    Holly Bertrand

    Ian Blower

    Business Development Director - Europe, L3Harris
    Ian Blower

    Jassem Nasser

    Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer , Thuraya Satellite Telecommunications Company
    Jassem Nasser

    Joanna Hart

    Skills Factory Director, National Labs, STFC, Harwell Campus
    Joanna Hart

     Dr Joanna Hart joined UKRI-STFC in November 2017 as the Harwell Space Cluster Development Manager, helping the Harwell Space Cluster to grow. This involves attracting new companies to the Harwell Space Cluster and helping the space companies that already have a presence at Harwell Campus to grow. Joanna is raising the profile of the Cluster internationally, helping build collaborations and working closely with stakeholders across the UK space sector. The Harwell Space Cluster has grown to 105 space organisations collectively employing over 1,100 people (from 80 organisations employing 800 in December 2017).

     
    Previously, Joanna worked at the Satellite Applications Catapult for four years, as Head of Evaluation and Impact, tracking key performance indicators and understanding the economic impact that Catapult is having on UK space companies, in terms of jobs and revenue growth. Joanna has nine years of experience in equity research at investment banks UBS and Credit Suisse. This involved advising global fund managers to buy and sell shares in European telecoms companies. Joanna holds a DPhil in Particle Physics from the University of Oxford, which involved working on the ZEUS Central Tracking Detector (now a museum piece at the entrance to her office building).

    Kirk Leech

    NZDF SATCOM Product Owner, NZDF
    Kirk Leech

     Kirk joined the Royal Navy in 1989 as a young Communication Warfare Specialist. 22 years of service would see him serve on numerous Warships conducting operational deployments to the Middle East, South Atlantic, Black Sea, West Indies and within various UK and NATO Headquarters.

     
    In 2011 Kirk left the Royal Navy and joined the Royal New Zealand Navy. Whilst serving in the Royal New Zealand Navy, Kirk would take on positions in the Defence Communications Station Devonport, HMNZS Wellington, Satellite Networking Operations Centre (SATNOC) as the Operations Manager and finally as the lead CIS Operations Planner at the HQ Deployable Joint Inter Agency Task Force (DJIATF).
     
    In 2018 and on retirement from uniform service Kirk returned to the SATNOC as the lead planner for all MilSAT and COMSAT operations.
     
    February 2021 saw Kirk take up the newly established role of the NZDF SATCOM Product Owner.
     
    Kirk knows the importance of ensuring the NZDF is smart and creative about how it uses finite resources to provide secure and reliable communications for deployed military operations. He sees that it is imperative to provide a Networked Connected Force with robust satellite communications, whether it be via Military or Commercial means within the wide ranging and sparsely populated areas of NZDF operations.

    Koen Willems

    Head of Government & Defence , ST Engineering iDirect
    Koen Willems

    Lieutenant Colonel Attila Horvath

    Head Satellite Operations Branch, Hungarian Defence Forces
    Lieutenant Colonel Attila Horvath

     I lead the newest branch within the R&D&I house of the Hungarian Defence Forces. Before that, I served as R&D engineer at the Modernization Institute, as Communication and Information Systems advisor of the Deputy Commander of the Hungarian Defence Forces, as project manager for our force modernization program, CIS systems officer in the General Staff, and systems engineer. I am a telecommunications engineer specialized in SATCOM and microwave.

    I am working on my PhD dissertation at the National University of Public Service, and I am a researcher within the Outer Space and Social Sciences Research Group at NUPS.

    Lieutenant Commander Paul Bridgers

    NATO HQ Command, Control and Consultation Staff Officer and SATCOM Capability Team Secretary, NATO
    Lieutenant Commander Paul  Bridgers

     Lieutenant Commander Paul Bridgers earned his commission in May of 2008 from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.  He was designated a Naval Aviator in April of 2010 in Pensacola, Florida. He has held a variety of positions in MH-60R helicopter squadrons and sea going units. He is a holds a Master’s Degree from of Central Michigan University. His duties have included operational assignments in squadrons in San Diego, California and Jacksonville, Florida.  He served as a flight instructor at a Fleet Readiness Squadron and as Assistant Air Officer onboard an Amphibious Assault Ship.  He has accumulated over 2,100 flying hours in the MH-60R multi-mission helicopter.

    Lieutenant Commander Bridgers’ current assignment is at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium where he serves as a Staff Officer in the Command, Control, and Consultation Division, Digital Infrastructure Services Branch.  He is the current NATO SATCOM Capability Team Secretary.
     

    Mark Gruenewald

    Director, SATCOM Integrated Operations Division SIOD
    Mark Gruenewald

    Michael Nichols

    Deputy Director, Commercial Satellite Communications Office CSCO, AFSPC Commercial Satellite Communications Office, USAF
    Michael Nichols

     Mike Nichols is the Deputy Director, Commercial Satellite Communications Office (CSCO), Space Systems Command (SSC), United States Space Force (USSF). He manages a portfolio of commercial satellite services and capabilities with a lifecycle value of $6B (USD). Mr. Nichols facilitates the delivery of operationally responsive, customer-focused, and cost-effective commercial satellite communications solutions meeting DoD, Federal Agency, and International Partner requirements. This is accomplished through the implementation of focused acquisition, engineering, cybersecurity, and operational strategies across mission platforms.

     
    Mr. Nichols has managed Information Technology programs as a Department of Defense Civilian for 36 years, implementing end to end enterprise solutions across space and terrestrial domains, cloud computing services, cybersecurity, network operations, and transformative business strategies.
     
    During the span of his career, Mr. Nichols has resided abroad managing communication services for the United States Navy (Naples, Italy); terrestrial enterprise architecture programs for the Defense Information Systems Agency (Stuttgart, Germany); Southwest Asia telecommunication programs for DISA Headquarters (National Capital Region); and deployed as a Senior Telecommunications Advisor to the Afghan Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (Kabul, Afghanistan). 
     
    Prior to his current position, Mr. Nichols was the Program Manager, Commercial Satellite Solutions Program, United States Space Force, Fort Meade, Maryland, implementing a number of transformative strategies across service delivery and business operation disciplines and platforms.
     
    A U.S. Navy Veteran, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (University of Maryland), Mr. Nichols is proud to serve the Department of Defense providing critical enterprise telecommunication solutions enabling Military, Government, and Coalition Partner capabilities. 
     

    Mike Dean

    DOD SATCOM Chief, DOD CIO
    Mike Dean

     Mike Dean currently serves as the Satellite Communications (SATCOM) Division Chief for C3 Infrastructure Directorate of the Deputy Chief Information Officer for Command, Control, and 

    Communications (C3), Office of the Secretary of Defense, Chief Information Officer. As DoD SATCOM Chief, he provides technical expertise, oversight and broad guidance on policy, programmatic and technical issues relating to DoD SATCOM to integrate and synchronize defense-wide communications programs and achieve 
    the DoD’s Digital Modernization Strategy initiatives. He also advises on efforts to achieve and maintain information dominance through 
    DoD SATCOM for the Department of Defense. He manages efforts defining DoD policies and 
    strategies for design, architecture, interoperability standards, capability development and 
    sustainment of DoD SATCOM and serves as the DoD CIO’s focal point for international 
    partnership activities in SATCOM to include the NATO SATCOM Services 6th Generation (NSS6G) activities.
     
    Mike’s DoD SATCOM division also maintains synchronization architecture roadmaps and employs various governance forums to synchronize end to end SATCOM activities, including the SATCOM Synchronization and Integration Workshop and the SATCOM Systems Engineering Group. 
     
    Before joining federal government service, Mike served as a career Army Signal Corps and 
    Cyberspace officer for more than 27 years (including multiple command positions and multiple combat deployments within the 82d Airborne Division as well as serving as the Space Branch Chief in the Joint Staff J6). Following his military career, Mike served as a defense contractor for in multiple roles supporting the DoD CIO in satellite communications and information enterprise management. Mike’s most notable role in DoD SATCOM is the development of the Enterprise SATCOM Management and Control Reference Architecture published in 2019 by the DoD to describe the building code for DoD enterprise SATCOM modernization. 
     
    Mike Dean holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Systems Management from 
    Western International University and a Master of Arts in History from Western Illinois University.

    Nigel Chandler

    Key Account Manager, Airbus Defence & Space
    Nigel Chandler

     Nigel joined Airbus in 2012. He is Key Account Manager for the maritime domain and is leading Airbus’ campaign for the next generation of UK Military Satellite Communications. He has previously held a number of sales leadership and Key Account Management roles across the Defence & Space business.

     
    Based in Portsmouth, he is able to draw on industrial expertise from across the Airbus portfolio to support his role. These include UK national programmes such as Skynet, the Zephyr solar powered stratospheric aircraft, and a growing number of innovative space activities.
     
    Before joining Airbus, Nigel enjoyed 27 years’ service as a Warfare Officer in the Royal Navy, serving at sea and ashore in a range of command and staff appointments. These included operational deployments to the Middle East and Africa and periods spent with NATO, US and NL led staffs. A graduate of the Advanced Command and Staff Course and a C4ISR specialist, he complemented his operational experience with a rewarding appointment to MOD as Joint User for MilSatcom.
     
    Nigel maintains a keen interest in international relations and maritime affairs. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Bristol and a Master’s degree from Kings College London in Defence Studies.
     
    Married and living on the South Coast of the UK with his family, he enjoys getting on the water whenever possible, skiing and cycling around Hampshire and West Sussex.

    Patrick Biewer

    CEO, GovSat
    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 is in charge of all the business activities as well as building customer relationships with International institutions (EU Commission, NATO, UN).
     
    Prior to this position, Patrick has held a number of executive positions within SES since he joined in 1993, including Managing Director of SES Broadband Services. 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.

    Patti Strong

    Senior Manager Advanced MILSATCOM , Boeing
    Patti Strong

     Patti Strong is a senior manager in Business Development for Advanced MILSATCOM programs, as part of Boeing Space and Launch, where she oversees proposals supporting the needs of the USG and international defense customers. Her portfolio includes wideband and protect program (WGS, PTS, PTES), strategic programs (ESS), narrowband, and international pursuits. Prior to managing this group she worked as a capture team lead for proprietary programs. Patti joined the marketing and sales group after 10 years in the systems engineering department. She was a software validation lead for the 702 productine, and a mission, flight and controls engineer supporting proposal technical design. Patti’s career started in the autonomy engineering department for proprietary programs. Patti received her bachelors degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and her master in business administration from UCLA. 

    Rajeev Gopal

    Vice President Advanced Systems, Hughes Network Systems
    Rajeev Gopal

    Richard Franklin

    Head of Secure Communications, Airbus Defence & Space
    Richard Franklin
    Richard is responsible for the Airbus Defence and Space lead business, Secure Communications, responsible for delivering connectivity 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. 
     
    Prior to joining Airbus in November 2015, Richard was the Commercial and Strategy Director and G4S, and prior to that held positions at both QinetiQ and Cable and Wireless. 
     
     

    Rogan Shimmin

    Senior Engineer & Technical Program Manager, Space Portfolio, DIU
    Rogan Shimmin

     Born in Adelaide, Australia, Rogan Shimmin earned undergraduate degrees in mechatronics engineering, mathematics and computer science from the University of Adelaide and a doctorate in spacecraft mission design at the Institute for Space Systems at the University of Stuttgart in Germany. At NASA Ames Research Center in 2009 Rogan was the chief systems architect for a fledgling nanosatellite program called PhoneSat which spun off a company called Planet.

     
    After missing his Silicon Valley unicorn opportunity, Rogan spent two years at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston writing flight software and novel safety analysis tools for the Orion capsule. He then started the USAF training pipeline to become a Rescue Combat Systems Officer. Now back in California flying rescue lines after-hours, Rogan is the Senior Engineer and Technical Program Manager for the Defense Innovation Unit's space portfolio, in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He manages projects from high specific energy batteries, universal docking adapters and radiation hardened microelectronics to space weather monitoring systems and isolated personnel survival radios. He currently leads the hybrid space architecture, an ambitious program to provide secure internet access to every spacecraft in orbit.
     
    Rogan is Adjunct Faculty at the non-profit International Space University, and was a founding staff member of ISU's Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program

    Sarah Casenove

    Head of Satcom Services , Airbus Defence & Space
    Sarah Casenove

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    , Lockheed Martin Space
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    , Northrop Grumman Corporation
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    Serge Cholley

    SA Chief Security Officer and Senior Defence Advisor, Eutelsat
    Serge Cholley

    Simon Hoey

    Senior Sales Director EMEA Government , All Space
    Simon Hoey

     Simon (Hoey) has more than 25 years of experience in the field of telecommunications and satellite communications, specialising in government use of commercial services. 

     
    Having previously worked at Intelsat, Harris and Airbus Defence and Space, providing solutions to the UK, European and US DoD deployed forces with a range of milsatcom and commercial satcom solutions, Simon has vast industry knowledge. Other experience includes working for hardware manufacturers, systems integrators, and a period as a freelance consultant.
     

    Todd McDonell

    President Global Government, Inmarsat
    Todd McDonell

    Tom Eaton

    President, Telesat Government Solutions
    Tom Eaton

     Tom Eaton is President of Telesat Government Solutions, a U.S.-incorporated, wholly-owned subsidiary of Telesat. Mr. Eaton is responsible for defining the government division’s commercial, operational and strategic activities. 

     
    Mr. Eaton has over 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, holding a range of executive leadership positions across the global satellite operator and network services markets, including providing secure communications services to the armed forces and national security community.  
     
    Most recently, Mr. Eaton served as Vice President of International Sales at Telesat, where he successfully increased the utilization and revenue on the company’s international satellite fleet. 
     
    Before joining Telesat in 2014, Mr. Eaton was President of Harris CapRock Communications, where he played an instrumental role in the formation of a global provider of end-to-end, mission-critical communications networks for government, energy and maritime customers.
     
    Mr. Eaton holds a Master of Business Administration from Mercer University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Georgia.
     

    Tom Hopkins

    COO, Ovzon
    Tom Hopkins

     Tom Hopkins has over 30 years’ experience leading innovation in both the public and private sector.  Mr. Hopkins currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Ovzon, an innovative SATCOM-as-a-Service company that specializes in bringing unprecedented levels of performance, agility and resiliency to a global customer base.  Mr. Hopkins responsibilities at Ovzon include service delivery, national and international regulatory compliance, industry partnerships as well as P/L responsibilities for the U.S. DoD market.  Ovzon has offices in Stockholm, Sweden; Herndon, Virginia; and Tampa, Florida.

     
    Prior to Ovzon, Mr. Hopkins was the Director of Raytheon Blackbird Technologies, Inc. (Blackbird), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Raytheon Company.  Mr. Hopkins led the Blackbird team in identifying, developing and exploiting unique technologies to address critical national security challenges.  
     
    Prior to Blackbird, Mr. Hopkins served as a career Army Officer with extensive experience planning and leading special operations.  Mr. Hopkins military experience includes multiple command assignments in Airborne, Joint and Special Mission Unit organizations.  He is a veteran of multiple combat tours in Panama, Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan
     

    Troy Brashear

    Vice President, National Security Systems Business Unit, Tactical Space Systems Division, , Northrop Grumman Space Systems
    Troy Brashear

     Troy Brashear currently serves as vice president of the National Security Systems Business Unit within the Tactical Space Systems Division in the Northrop Grumman Space Systems sector. 

     
    As vice president, Troy has executive responsibility for the development, 
    production, delivery, and operations of critical space systems across international and domestic space programs. Previously, Troy was vice president of the Combat Sensors Business Unit in Northrop Grumman Mission Systems. Preceding that role, he was vice president of the Integrated National Systems Business Unit in Northrop Grumman Space Systems where he led innovative air and space command and control and mission management systems for the Department of Defense and intelligence communities.
     
    Troy joined Northrop Grumman in 2016, following his retirement as a colonel in the U.S. Air Force, where he created and served as the first director of Air Force Space Command’s Advanced Systems and Development Directorate responsible for Science and Technology, developmental planning, demonstrations, and prototypes.
     
    Based in Dulles, Virginia, he is the executive sponsor for the NGFAMiLY employee resource group. As an Hispanic, he is dedicated to supporting the growth, engagement, and professional development of Hispanic 
    employees. 
     
    Troy earned a bachelor of science degree from the United States Air Force Academy, and holds master’s degrees from the University of Southern California, George Washington University, Air University and National Defense University.
     

    Willy Guilleux

    SVP Global Government Services, Eutelsat
    Willy Guilleux

    With more than 25 years of experience in both telecommunications and space business, Willy Guilleux joined the Global Government Services Business Line of Eutelsat in October 2016. In his current position within the Commercial Directorate of Eutelsat, he heads the product management and strategic business development activities supporting Government and Defence communities with their mission-critical satcom solutions.

    Before Eutelsat, Willy spent 7 years at Airbus Defence and Space as Head of Western Europe Sales and Business Development for the Communications, Intelligence and Security Business Line.
     
    Prior to that, Willy worked for 9 years at Arianespace, the European space launch services provider, where he was Marketing Director in charge of marketing, business development and market analysis within the Commercial Directorate.
     
    He also worked for 6 years at Lucent Technologies in the Wireless Access Systems Business Unit. He held numerous commercial and field operations positions in the EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions, where he also led Technical Sales Support teams for delivering offers to telecommunication operators in these regions.
     
    Willy is a graduate in Telecommunications Engineering from Telecom Bretagne in Brest, France, and a post-graduate in Radio Telecommunications from ETSIT in Barcelona, Spain. He also has a Master of Science degree in EEA (Electronics - Electricity - Automatism) from Rennes I University, France, as well as a Certification in Business Financing from HEC Business School in Jouy-en-Josas, France
     

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    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    Eutelsat

    Silver Sponsor
    http://www.eutelsat.com

    Founded in 1977, Eutelsat Communications is one of the world's leading satellite operators. With a global fleet of satellites and associated ground infrastructure, Eutelsat enables clients across Video, Data, Government, Fixed and Mobile Broadband markets to communicate effectively to their customers, irrespective of their location. Around 7,000 television channels operated by leading media groups are broadcast by Eutelsat to one billion viewers equipped for DTH reception or connected to terrestrial networks. Headquartered in Paris, with offices and teleports around the globe, Eutelsat assembles 1,200 men and women from 50 countries who are dedicated to delivering the highest quality of service.


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    ALL.SPACE

    Sponsors
    https://all.space/

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    Boeing

    Sponsors
    http://www.boeing.com

    Space and Launch's global satellite businesses, headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., together make up Boeing’s center for all space-borne intelligence systems and government and commercial satellite systems. Boeing offers end-to-end intelligence services and has competency in large-scale systems integration; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems; and navigation and communication systems. The world's first geosynchronous communications satellite, Syncom II, was built by Boeing and launched in 1963. Since Syncom, the company has delivered more than 300 satellites to more than 50 customers in over 20 countries. All were designed and built in Boeing’s satellite manufacturing factory, the world’s largest such facility.



    ExoAnalytic Solutions

    Sponsors
    https://exoanalytic.com/

    ExoAnalytic Solutions is an innovation leader providing world-class products and services for missile defense and space situational awareness applications. For 20+ years, we have developed advanced algorithms for focal-plane processing, tracking, characterization, discrimination, and sensor allocation. Today, with the world's largest optical telescope network, we lead the industry in commercial Space Domain Awareness for high altitude orbit regimes.



    GovSat

    Sponsors
    http://www.govsat.lu

    GovSat is a Luxembourg-based satellite operator. Its mission is to provide secure, reliable and accessible governmental satellite communication services to address the demand resulting from defence and institutional security applications. Its first satellite, GovSat-1, is a multi-mission satellite using X-band and Military Ka-band frequencies on high-power and fully steerable mission beams



    Hughes

    Sponsors
    https://www.hughes.com/

    Hughes delivers information anywhere the mission leads. We engineer and manage resilient networks with intelligence built-in, to make networks easier to operate and harder to take down. We leverage interoperable standards to make networks software-defined, not hardware-limited. We reach to the farthest ends of the mission, so the warfighter is never at an information disadvantage. Hughes. Secure Communications. Anytime. Anywhere. Anycomms.


    Inmarsat

    Sponsors
    http://www.inmarsat.com

    In an uncertain world, we believe in certainty: communication certainty. Anywhere, anytime, in any situation and we’ve built the unique satellite network that makes it happen. In 2022 will see the launch of BGAN Patrol, extending our mobility communications to include communications for the dismounted solider. Inmarsat’s Orchestra network of networks will provide a seamless, scalable solution for governments and military forces around the world. Heeding our end users’ operational requirements, we are creating new commercially flexible, bespoke leasing and ISR solutions. Our satellite and network architecture roadmap delivers not only communication certainty, but also ensures future innovation.



    Kratos

    Sponsors
    http://www.kratosdefense.com/products/space

    Kratos helps ensure customers are “Ready for What’s Next” in the rapidly changing satellite industry by improving operational efficiencies and managing the complexities enabling a dynamic 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. Kratos develops, integrates and sustains technology ensuring space communications superiority.



    L3Harris

    Sponsors
    http://www.l3harris.com

    L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue, 48,000 employees and customers in over 100 countries. L3Harris.com



    Leonardo DRS

    Sponsors
    http://www.leonardodrs.com

    Leonardo DRS is the #1 SATCOM integrator for the U.S. Government and a leader in satellite-based Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for defense, intelligence, and federal/civil markets. Specializing in mission-critical solutions, Leonardo DRS provides tailored global communications and enterprise IT solutions, rapid response support, engineering expertise, and a dedicated team of field service representatives. Leonardo DRS produces transformational results, where mission success is measurable, implementation is risk averse, and solutions are best value.



    Lockheed Martin

    Sponsors
    http://www.lockheedmartin.com

    Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 100,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.



    Northrop Grumman Corporation

    Sponsors
    http://www.northropgrumman.com

    Northrop Grumman is a technology company, focused on global security and human discovery. Our pioneering solutions equip our customers with capabilities they need to connect, advance and protect the U.S. and its allies. Driven by a shared purpose to solve our customers’ toughest problems, our 90,000 employees define possible every day.



    OneWeb

    Sponsors
    https://www.oneweb.net/

    OneWeb is a global communications company on a mission to connect everyone, everywhere. Through a global constellation of satellites in Low Earth Orbit, OneWeb will deliver high-speed, low-latency services everywhere. Half the world's population still lacks access to the Internet and in many areas access is still inconsistent. Access is critical for growing economies, starting new businesses, expanding access to health care, and providing educational opportunities. This issue impacts all of us, and together we can solve it.



    Ovzon

    Sponsors
    http://www.ovzon.com

    Ovzon offers world-leading mobile satellite communications services, SATCOM-as-a-Service, to customers across the globe. The services combine high data speed with high mobility. Ovzon's SATCOM-as-a Service meets the growing demand for global connectivity for customers with high performance and security requirements such as Defence, Emergency Services, NGOs, Media and Commercial organisations. Ovzon was founded in 2006 and has offices in Stockholm, Sweden, Herndon, VA and Tampa, FL in the USA. Ovzon is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm Mid Cap. For more information visit www.ovzon.com.



    ST Engineering iDirect

    Sponsors
    http://www.idirect.net

    ST Engineering iDirect is a global leader in satellite communications providing technology and solutions that enable its customers to optimize their networks, differentiate their services and profitably expand their businesses. With the acquisition of Newtec, a recognized industry pioneer, the combined business unites over 35 years of innovation focused on solving satellite’s most critical economic and technology challenges, and expands a shared commitment to shaping the future of how the world connects. The product portfolio, branded under the names iDirect and Newtec, represents the highest standards in performance, efficiency and reliability, making it possible for its customers to deliver the best connectivity experience anywhere in the world. ST Engineering iDirect is the world’s largest TDMA enterprise VSAT manufacturer and is the leader in key industries including broadcast, mobility and military/government. In 2007, iDirect Government was formed to better serve the U.S. government and defense communities.


    Telesat

    Sponsors
    http://www.telesat-us.com

    Telesat U.S. Services, LLC (dba Telesat Government Solutions) is a wholly-owned, U.S.-incorporated subsidiary of leading satellite operator Telesat. Telesat Government Solutions provides reliable and secure global communications networks that the U.S. Government and allies require and the information superiority and mission assurance they demand. Leveraging the most cutting-edge satellite technologies, Telesat Government Solutions offers resilient infrastructure, real-time operations management, and morale, welfare, and recreation connectivity for remote personnel on long-term assignments.



    Telespazio

    Sponsors
    https://www.telespazio.com

    Telespazio, a Leonardo/Thales company, is the European leader in strategic and tactical military satellite communication services. Acting as a meta operator, Telespazio facilitates the access of governmental users to commercial and institutional satellites, leveraging also on its partnership with the Italian and French MoDs on SICRAL and Syracuse IV constellations.



    Thales

    Sponsors
    http://www.thalesgroup.com

    In a world that is increasingly mobile, interconnected and interdependent, the security of people and goods, infrastructure and nations depends on leaders and organisations and their ability to decide and act in a timely fashion and obtain the best outcomes. In the markets that Thales serves - defence, security, space, aerospace and ground transportation - these decisions are often of critical importance. Navy, army and air force commanders, as well as air traffic controllers, policymakers and infrastructure operators, face these critical decisions and need full, relevant and reliable information to understand the situation and make the right choices


    Thuraya

    Sponsors
    https://www.thuraya.com

    Thuraya, is the mobile satellite services subsidiary of Yahsat, a leading global satellite operator based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), wholly owned by Mubadala Investment Company. Established in 1997, Thuraya offers innovative communications solutions to a variety of sectors including maritime, energy, government, broadcast media, military, aerospace and humanitarian NGO.


    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.


    Virgin Orbit

    Sponsors
    https://virginorbit.com/

    Virgin Orbit builds and operates the most flexible and responsive satellite launcher ever invented: LauncherOne, a dedicated launch service for commercial and government-built small satellites. LauncherOne rockets are designed and manufactured in Long Beach, California, and will be air-launched from our modified 747-400 carrier aircraft – allowing us to operate from locations all over the world in order to best serve each customer’s needs. Virgin Orbit’s systems are currently in an advanced stage of testing, with initial orbital launches expected soon. To learn more or to apply to join Virgin Orbit’s talented and growing team, visit virginorbit.com.

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    Avanti

    Exhibitors
    http://www.avantiplc.com

    Avanti Communications delivers high-throughput satellite connectivity. Our fleet of Ka-band high-throughput satellites provide steerable beams operating from Texas to Thailand delivering security of operations, agility, flexibility and capacity, allowing users to achieve information advantage. We also provide fixed beams across EMEA to support emerging or enduring operational requirements at immediate notice.



    AvL Technologies

    Exhibitors
    http://www.avltech.com

    AvL Technologies specializes in the design, development and production of mobile satellite antenna and positioner systems. Based in Asheville, NC, AvL provides innovative antenna designs, rugged and reliable antennas and terminals, and unrivaled customer support for global Defense & Homeland Security customers, as well as mobile Internet and other markets

    AvL offers the world’s largest range of high-performance, Ka-band ready, solid carbon fiber antennas for vehicle-mount, flyaway and fixed Earth station applications. With apertures from 60cm to 5.0m, AvL antennas enable quickly established connectivity without the need for specialized training. In 2022 AvL announced its new Comms on the Move terminal for land and sea applications. The COTM terminal works with GEO and MEO networks and features field-configurable bands.



    BFBS

    Exhibitors
    http://www.bfbsmi.com

    Armed forces and governments call on our expertise to design leading-edge broadcast and communications solutions for some of the hardest-to-reach environments. MiPlayer as an example gives access to media and messaging content on personal devices without requiring internet access and is now used by UK military personnel deployed worldwide



    ComTech

    Exhibitors
    https://www.comtechefdata.com/

    Comtech is a leading provider of innovative products, systems and services for advanced communications solutions. With more than 50 years of proud history in technology innovation and product quality, our cutting edge satellite communications solutions are deployed globally to support governments and commercial users on mission critical applications. The high-performance and flexibility of our satellite networking and network optimization systems, meet the unique demands of service providers, satellite operators, mobile backhaul, mobility and enterprise customers.



    GetSat

    Exhibitors
    https://www.getsat.com/

    GetSAT is the leading provider of Micronized Satellite Terminals. The InterFlat is the latest breakthrough in antenna panel technology, providing the world’s highest efficiency performance in the smallest package. Combining the InterFlat with our state-of-the-art control and tracking mechanism, creates the most powerful and fully contained satellite terminal system.

    The InterFlat is a leap forward in capability and SWaP,enabling us to provide truly portable, full duplex, wide-band satellite communications. GetSAT customers include top tier defense, commercial and technology companies.The GetSAT team is composed of industry-leading experts with multi-disciplinary skills, dedicated to providing an exceptional, agile and affordable customer experience.



    Global Invacom Group

    Exhibitors
    https://globalinvacom.com/

    Global Invacom Group is made up of a number of companies that create the complete solution for satellite communications through the development and making of antennas, electronics for transmitting, receiving and distribution of signals, mounts and mechanisms for positioning and tracking signals and waveguides.



    Integrasys

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

    INTEGRASYS, established in 1990 is a software development and engineering company specialized in satellite network design, deployment, maintenance, and interference mitigation tools for monitoring critical satellite infrastructure in the commercial and defense fields, offering a wide range of signal monitoring products and VSAT Deployment, maintenance, and link budget solutions.


    Kymeta

    Exhibitors
    https://kymetacorp.com

    Kymeta is unlocking the potential of broadband satellite connectivity, combined with cellular networks, to satisfy the overwhelming demand for comms on the move and making mobile global. Lepton Global Solutions, a Kymeta company, hosts the company’s satellite connectivity solutions and offers unique, complete, and turnkey bundled solutions to the market based on best-in-class technologies and tailored customer-centric services that meet and exceed customer mission requirements. These solutions in tandem with the company’s flat-panel satellite antenna, the first of its kind, and Kymeta Connect™ services provide revolutionary mobile connectivity on satellite and hybrid satellite-cellular networks to customers around the world. Backed by U.S. and international patents and licenses, the Kymeta terminal addresses the need for lightweight, slim, and high-throughput communication systems that do not require mechanical components to steer toward a satellite. Kymeta makes connecting easy – for any vehicle, vessel, or fixed platform.


    Marlink

    Exhibitors
    https://marlink.com

    Marlink is the trusted partner of fully managed network solutions based on an intelligent hybrid network infrastructure and unrivalled digital services. We serve European militaries and government institutions, empowering remote operations with multi-band satcoms seamlessly integrated with terrestrial technologies. We tailor our solutions with advanced tracking and safety, welfare communications, digital solutions including remote data and IT and cyber security supported by 24/7 logistics and support for efficient operations.


    Media Broadcast Satellite

    Exhibitors
    http://www.mb-satellite.com

    Media Broadcast Satellite (MBS) is a communication solutions provider & integrator and operator of Germany's largest teleport. Since the 1970s, MBS has provided dedicated services to government and enterprise users via its extensive and fully owned teleport facility. With up to 135 active antennas and a 24/7 manned Network Operations Center (NOC), MBS enables connectivity in government use frequency bands (X-band & MIL Ka-band) as well as commercial bands (C-, Ku- and Ka-Band). In addition to satellite, MBS also utilizes radio, mobile and fiber connectivity. This enables an array of applications such as: Connectivity for theatres of operation, Interconnection and interoperability of institutional or defence sites/network entities, Command & control (C2), Intelligence Surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), SOF missions, Communications-on-the-move/pause for land, air and maritime missions From our MBS Teleport in Usingen near Frankfurt, customers can reach regions across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and the American continent with maritime coverage for the Atlantic, Baltic, Mediterranean and Indian Oceans. Dedicated to governmental and institutional users, MBS features high-availability, EU/US security compliant and ISO27001 (cyber security) certified infrastructure and services, ranging from military-off-the-shelf services to fully managed and mission tailored communication solutions. We have over 40 years of experience in satellite communication combined with our comprehensive application and hardware know-how. MBS is customer-centric and translates user demands into agile, secure and robust communication solutions. We are proud of our high-quality services 'Made in Usingen/Germany'. This quality is reinforced by our own team of engineers that are dedicated to the support of our customers at all stages of their mission, product and/or service life cycle. For more information please visit: www.mb-satellite.com



    Requtech

    Exhibitors
    http://www.requtech.se

    Antenna systems for radar and satellite communications since 2009. Solid background within R&D of satcom and telecom, and has inhouse antennas, filters and related components for all SatCom frequency bands. Has since 2017 worked with satellite mobile innovation in the Phased arrays for satcom-on-the-move and LEO/MEO applications and launched the product line RESA (ReQuTech Electronically Steered Antennas) in 2021.



    SES

    Exhibitors
    http://www.ses.com

    At SES, we pride ourselves for being the world’s leading content connectivity provider. Together with our industry partners, we aim to do the extraordinary in space to deliver amazing experiences on earth.

    SES has a bold vision to deliver amazing experiences everywhere on earth by distributing the highest quality video content and providing seamless connectivity around the world. As the leader in global content connectivity solutions, SES operates the world’s only multi-orbit constellation of satellites with the unique combination of global coverage and high performance, including the commercially-proven, low-latency Medium Earth Orbit O3b system. By leveraging a vast and intelligent, cloud-enabled network, SES is able to deliver high-quality connectivity solutions anywhere on land, at sea or in the air, and is a trusted partner to the world’s leading telecommunications companies, mobile network operators, governments, connectivity and cloud service providers, broadcasters, video platform operators and content owners. SES’s video network carries 8,400 channels and has an unparalleled reach of 366 million households, delivering managed media services for both linear and non-linear content. The company is listed on Paris and Luxembourg stock exchanges (Ticker: SESG). Further information is available at: www.ses.com.



    SWISSto12

    Exhibitors
    http://www.swissto12.com

    SWISSto12 (Rennes, Switzerland) is an RF company using an innovative end-to-end 3D additive manufacturing processe to develop Satcom antenna systems. SWISSto12’s Satcom portfolio includes: antenna feeds in X, Ku, Ka, Q, V bands; flat panel antenna arrays in Ku and Ka-bands with more than 40 dB gain; and active phased arrays (also known as ESAs, electronically steered antennas). SWISSto12’s unique and patented combination of manufacturing technologies and product designs offers the best SWaP in the market. SWISSto12 has developed commercially with success in Europe and Israel with prominent partners and customers such as Thales group, Elbit, IAI, CAES, Lockheed Martin, and the European Space Agency. SWISSto12 has more than 1000 systems deployed operationally in the field across space, airborne, ground and maritime platforms. Contact: sales@swissto12.ch



    Teledyne Paradise Datacom

    Exhibitors
    https://www.teledynedefenseelectronics.com/paradisedatacom

    Teledyne Paradise Datacom, part of the Teledyne Aerospace & Defense Electronics Group, provides the satcom industry with satcom modem systems and SSPA systems. Flagship products include the Q-Net Full Mesh SCPC System and the new compact Axiom modem for Manpacks and UAV satcom links. Resilient high power PowerMAX systems provide the ultimate RF solution for secure satcom systems.


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    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.


    Space Intel Report

    Key Media Partners
    https://www.spaceintelreport.com/



    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.


    Aerospace & Defense Technology

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

    For the past 12 years, Aerospace & Defense Technology has been the mil/aero industry’s most trusted source for cutting-edge design and engineering information. Whether it’s in-depth feature articles on the hottest technology topics, application briefs that illustrate innovative uses of products and systems, tech briefs that describe how specific technologies are developed, or new product information that highlights the latest releases to the market, Aerospace & Defense Technology has the resources engineers need to do their jobs better.


    Northern Sky Research

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

    Northern Sky Research (NSR) is an international market research and consulting firm specializing in telecommunications technology and applications. NSR primary areas of expertise include satellite and wireless networks, emerging technology, and media applications. Our services and clients cover the entire globe. With extensive expertise in all geographic regions and a number of telecommunications sectors, NSR is a leading provider of in-depth market insight and analyses. Since each NSR product is based on future perspectives, our analyses allow our clients to stay a step ahead of the competition and plan for future opportunities in all markets.

    Media Partners


    Naval Technology

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    http://www.naval-technology.com

    Naval-technology.com brings you up-to-date international news and features on technology in the defence industry, covering projects, trends, products, services and more in the naval sector. With a team of journalists situated around the world, naval-technology.com, along with sister sites www.army-technology.com and www.airforce-technology.com, is the only business service that focuses on the technologies required by military personnel and companies working in this important space. This is combined with one of the most comprehensive and detailed listings of naval equipment suppliers and their products, free white paper downloads and company press releases, making naval-technology.com the key point of reference for the naval sector.


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    Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) is the global industry organisation, established to combat the increasing and costly problem of satellite radio frequency interference. It also as a group focuses on the future of satellite communication technology and the effects or issues of that technology relating to interference. IRG has a number of practical initiatives, all aimed at reducing satellite interference, including establishing Carrier ID, Training & Certification and Type Approvals. The group itself comprises working groups, chaired by key industry experts, charged with the task of establishing the practical initiatives and obtaining the support of the entire industry.


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    Space Data Association

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    Armada International

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    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.


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    AirForces Monthly

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    Teletimes International, a premier business publication focused towards the Telecom, Satellite and ICT sectors of the Middle East, Asia and Africa, proactively leverages knowledge and insights from executives and decision makers. In its 14th year of publication, Teletimes is media partner to almost all major events and conferences in these regions. Envisioning a scholarly publication, Teletimes actively participates in high profile industry events, seminars, conferences and exhibitions to provide the latest research, analyses and developments to its readers. Teletimes has achieved a qualitative edge by capitalizing on the age-old need for information. Visit www.teletimesinternational.com for Online Edition and more information.


    Everything RF

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    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.


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    BATTLESPACE Publications cover the whole spectrum of the battlespace, from sensor to shooter. Our news coverage and readership is truly international, contacting the main decision makers in the worldwide defence industry. We aim to provide our readers with the latest developments in the complex and ever changing world of C4ISTAR and the Global Battlespace. Our coverage is unique in its breadth of topics in the International C4ISTAR arena from airborne sensors and UAVs, fast jets and military transports, rotorcraft, airborne communications, radar and avionics, thru specialist naval systems and communications to land-based communications, EW, infantry equipment and armoured vehicles, trucks and unmanned robots.


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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, SAE Media 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.

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