Satellite ... and the
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.
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.
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
Aetheric Engineering Ltd
Agencia Boliviana Espacial
Agencia Espacial Mexicana (AEM)
Al Safi Danone
Ankara Provincial Directorate of Health
Emergency Health Services
Archer Daniels Midland
Atlas Space Operations
Amazon Web Services
Azimuth Ship Management
BASF Digital Farming
Bayer Crop Science
Bayer South East Asia
Blue Sky Network
CGI IT UK Ltd.
CLB Telcomunicações e Serviços Ltda
Cargill Digital Farming
Claro BrazilColem Engineering/SIG
Comtech EF Data
Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute
ETL Systems Ltd
Ford Motor Corp.
GoGo Business Aviation
Innovate UK Transport Division
International Committee Red Cross
Intertel Nigeria Limited
Israel Sweden Chamber of Commerce
Kratos Communications Ltd
LINK Centre (University of Witwatersrand)
Metric Consulting Pte Ltd
Modus Operandi Limited
National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC)
NEC Europe Ltd.
Network Rail Telecom
Nissan Motor Corp.
NMBS (Belgian Rail)
Northern Sky Research (NSR)
O2 (Telefónica UK)
Outsource IT Management
Royal Caribbean Cruises
Royal Air Maroc
Sat IoT Centre (UK)
Sateliot IoT Services
Satellite Applications Catapult
Satellite Mobility World
Signalhorn Trusted Networks GmbH
Space Generation Advisory Council
Squid Technology Ltd
ST Engineering iDirect
T-Mobile North America
Thales Alenia Space
The Traville Group
TP Group Sapienza France
UN Office for Drugs and Crime
University of Colorado Boulder
University of KwaZulu
Wartsila Voyage Solutions
WS Satellite Marine Services