Satellite ... and the

5G Journey

The Internet in Space

November 3rd - 2020

The distribution of 5G services, through the direct integration of 5G enabled satellites, with terrestrial networks, is a game changer... the importance of which is hard to over-estimate. This hybrid mix promises high speed internet connectivity on land, in the air and at sea, for cars, trucks, trains, vessels, aircraft and unmanned air and surface vehicles, in rural, remote and other such hard-to-reach locations. 

Confirmed Speakers

Produced by: Paul Stahl, Executive Director, C21


Moderated by: David Meltzer, Secretary General, GVF

David spent 16 years at Intelsat in legal, procurement, re-structuring and regulatory roles concluding as Intelsat’s General Counsel and then moved to the American Red Cross where he served as General Counsel and Chief International Officer.  David also served on the Boards of Directors of satellite operators Terrestar and Satmex.

He currently serves as Secretary General of GVF, the global trade association for the satellite communications industry.

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Bhanu Durvasula, Vice President Systems and Operations, Hughes

Bhanu leads the Hughs' international product and operations team, responsible for product line management of satellite broadband systems.

In his 30+ years at Hughes, Mr. Durvasula has held a variety of leadership roles in engineering and product development for solutions including, among others: cellular backhaul over satellite, Mobile Satellite Systems (MSS) ground networks; and point-to-multipoint wireless products for terrestrial cell backhaul and last mile access. Most recently, Mr. Durvasula’s efforts have been focused on satellite network technology for community Wi-Fi hotspot and cellular backhaul solutions in support of the company’s efforts to bring connectivity to unserved and underserved areas of the world. He holds several patents, both issued and pending.


Richard Swardh, Senior Vice President, Premium Enterprise & Mobile Operators, Comtech EF Data

Richard is an executive manager with more than 20 years international experience in business development, partnership management, marketing and consultative sales in the global Telecom, Satellite and ICT industry.


Bruce Jackson, President and Managing Director, Air Informatics LLC

Bruce has extensive experience with In-Flight Satellite Communications, Wi-Fi and Cellular Connectivity. He was a Principle Investigator for the NASA Advanced Communication Technology Satellite (ACTS) where he integrated Wi-Fi and mobile satellite communications. He was a member of the Cellular Telephone and Internet Association, a member of their Wireless Internet Caucus and on their CIO Wireless Advisory Board.


Andersonn Kohl, Satellite Technology and Solutions Manager, Telebras

Andersonn is responsible for the conduct of normative and operative activities related to the planning, monitoring and control of satellite contracting tasks, as well as the planning, resource management and implementation activities of satellite access network.


Mauro Mortali, Innovation Lead – Enterprise Unit, BT plc

Mauro is responsible for Innovation Strategy and Exploitation within Enterprise, BT's £6.6bn turnover B2B customer facing unit. He leads on strategic projects in areas of business and technological innovation (e.g. Space), and manages an innovation programme to source, qualify and test new ideas and capabilities (e.g. Artificial Intelligence).


Omar Qaise, Founder & CEO, OQ Technology

OQ TECHNOLOGY aims to disrupt the satellite telecommunication industry and provides the world’s first universal plug & play "Internet-of-Things" device that can provide connectivity anywhere. We are building a global satellite constellation dedicated for "Internet-of-Things" communication.
 

OQ TECHNOLOGY serves the Oil & Gas, Maritime, Industry 4.0, and Transport segments particularly for the management and tracking of assets in remote areas.


Karla Jakeman, Innovation Lead – Connected Transport Land Transport Team, Innovate UK

Karla is the Innovation Lead for Connected Transport, part of the Land Transport Team in the Manufacturing, Materials and Mobility Sector at Innovate UK and Vice Chair of ITS(UK). She is seeking solutions which use innovative technologies to leverage smarter, greener and more sustainable future mobility systems for the efficient movement of people and goods around the world. Karla focusses on working with all sectors to enable solutions to transport challenges. Prior to this she worked for 15 years for a large Japanese automotive company as a Design Quality Engineer after completing a BA Hons in Japanese Studies.

Benjamin Posthuma, Innovation and Strategy Manager, Kymeta

Benjamin has over 18 years of experience as a thought leader, strategist, program manager, project engineer, and director of research and development projects.

He is primarily focused on the development of a fully-integrated connectivity environment where terrestrial communications such as LTE and 5G are seamlessly blended with current and next-generation satellite communications.

Registered Delegates (29.10.2020 ... 10.15am (BST))

A1 Telekom Austria

AB5 Consulting 

Advantech
AESSCO
Aetheric Engineering Ltd

Agencia Boliviana Espacial
Agencia Espacial Mexicana (AEM)
Agrosmart
AirAsia
Airbus
Air Infomatics

Airtel

Alcatel Lucent
AlRuya

Al Safi Danone
Ankara Provincial Directorate of Health

Emergency Health Services

Aquamarine Maritime

Archangel Lightworks

Archer Daniels Midland

Argo Communications
Askey
AST Ltd

Astrocast
Astroscale
AT&T

Atlas Space Operations
Astronics

Avanti

Avealto

Avinterra
Amazon Web Services

Azimuth Ship Management

BASF Digital Farming

Bayer Crop Science
Bayer South East Asia

BDE Space
Belgosat
Blue Sky Network

British Aerospace
British Airways
British Petroleum
British Telecom

BT LatAm
CGI IT UK Ltd.
CLB Telcomunicações e Serviços Ltda
Cargill Digital Farming

Charter

CHE
Chevron Nigeria

Claro BrazilColem Engineering/SIG

Collins Aerospace

Comtech EF Data

CNH Industrial

Contractum

Datasat

DB Consulting

DeutscheBahn Engineering

Deutsche Telekom

DOTS

ECSAT/Rhea

Edge NC
El Al

Elital
Emirates Airline

Encadre
ESSOR Aerospace

Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute

Ethio Telecom

Etisalat
ETL Systems Ltd
ETTHICS

Euroconsult
Eutelsat

Extelcon
Farmlink
Fiat Chrysler
Ford Motor Corp.

Forsway Scandanavia

Gatehouse Satcom
GEOshare
Global Eagle
Global Invacom

GlobalReach Technology
GoGo
GoGo Business Aviation
GomSpace Luxembourg

Hispasat
Hughes

I2L Telecom

IFB

InfoStellar

Infrabel
Inmarsat
Innovate UK Transport Division
Intelsat
International Committee Red Cross
International Telecom
Intertel Nigeria Limited
Iridium

Italspazio

Israel Sweden Chamber of Commerce

Jansky Partners

John Deere

Just IS

Kineis

KORE Wireless
Kratos Communications Ltd

Kymeta

LatAm Digital

LINK Centre (University of Witwatersrand)

Lockheed Martin
Loon
Lukoil Serbia
Maersk Drilling

MBI srl.

MEASAT
MedAire
Mercedes Trucks
Metric Consulting Pte Ltd 
Miitera Technologies
Modus Operandi Limited 
MTN Nigeria
National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC)

Nearshore Networks
NEC Europe Ltd.

Network Rail
Network Rail Telecom
Nissan Motor Corp.

NMBS (Belgian Rail)

Northern Sky Research (NSR)

Novamint
Novelsat

NSSL Global
Nutrien AG

Nylon Marketing
O2 (Telefónica UK)

OmniAccess
Orange

Outsource IT Management

OU
Oxfam

PA Consulting

Panasonic Avionics
Petrobras
Petronas

PHASOR

PT iSat

Quadrille

RASCOMSTAR

RedCloud Consulting
REFARMO

Remotronic
Renfe
RevGo Global

Royal Caribbean Cruises

Royal Air Maroc

Santander Teleport
SAS

SatADSL

Sat IoT Centre (UK)

Sateliot IoT Services

Satellite Applications Catapult

Satellite Mobility World

Satnews Publishers
Saudi Aramco
Shell UK
Signalhorn Trusted Networks GmbH
SNCF
Softbank

Sonatrach
Space Generation Advisory Council
Spacecom 

Space Dynamix

SpaceX
Squid Technology Ltd
ST Engineering iDirect

STL Partners
Strategy&
Syngenta

Subsea7

Techcon
Telebras

TELEECOMSAT
Telefonica

Telenor

Telesat
Telespazio
Telia
T-Mobile

T-Mobile North America
Thales Alenia Space
The Traville Group
TP Group Sapienza France
Union Engineering

UN Office for Drugs and Crime
University of Colorado Boulder

University of KwaZulu

Vialite Communications
Virgin Atlantic
Vodafone

VodafoneZiggo

Wartsila Voyage Solutions

Wavelink

WS Satellite Marine Services
Xiplink, Inc.

ZTE

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