Monday, October 2nd — Tuesday, October 3rd
Day 1 — Monday October 2nd, 2017
New Horizons in Space: The Innovation Landscape of Today
Ground-Based Ecosystems of the Future
The VC Role in Satellite Innovation
Keynote Interview — Mark Dankberg, Chairman & CEO, ViaSat
Mark Dankberg co-founded ViaSat Inc. in 1986, and has held the position of Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer since inception. Under his leadership, ViaSat has consistently been recognized as one of America’s fastest growing technology companies.
Mark is an acknowledged industry expert in communications technology, satellite, aerospace and defense, and is the leading visionary for a new generation of high-capacity satellite systems that are poised to deliver worldwide broadband coverage by 2021. He has co-authored several military standards on satellite networking, and holds a number of patents in communications and satellite networking technologies. He has participated on Department of Defense advisory panels and has testified before a Congressional committee on high technology growth companies and IPOs as well as before the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications regarding communications technologies for rural broadband.
Manufacturing and Servicing in Space: New Solutions that Change Everything
Staying Ahead of Technology: Robotics, AI, 3D Printing, Big Data Analytics & More
New Services & The Internet of Things
Satellite Constellations – the New Roles of LEO & MEO
Government as Innovators: Incubators, Investors & Customers
Day 2 — Tuesday October 3rd, 2017
Mobile Satellite Connectivity
Satellite Operator Challenges
- One of the scarcest and most competitive of resources is spectrum. For this reason, as well as differing abilities of alternative means of communications, the space systems of tomorrow are creatively looking at spectrum. How do operators optimize spectrum usage with digital and high throughput techniques repurposing outdated uses and/or opening up new spectrum bands for satellite uses?
- As consumer media consumption shifts from traditional cable to new streaming platforms, satellite operators face new challenges in supplying distribution diversification and responsive feedback methodologies. How have Over-the-Top (OTT) disruptors (like Netflix) impacted the amount of satellite capacity that DTH operators can sell and where is demand trending?
Intersection of Launch Innovation & Economics
Keynote — Greg Wyler, Founder and Executive Chairman, OneWeb
In 2012, Greg founded OneWeb with the mission of enabling Internet access for everyone. Setting a goal of connecting every unconnected school in the world by 2022, he built a team and designed a satellite constellation to achieve that vision. After the system was designed, in 2014 OneWeb raised over $500,000,000 USD in its A-Round from investors including Qualcomm, Bharti, Airbus, Coca-Cola, Echostar, Virgin and Intelsat, and $1.2bn USD in its B-Round with lead investor Softbank. Greg continues to lead the architecture and development of the system looking towards its initial activation in 2019.
Prior to OneWeb, in 2007 Greg founded O3b Networks, Ltd. O3b raised approximately 1.3bn USD to design and build a satellite constellation to provide fiber quality backhaul for telecom operators in the most remote markets around the world. Today, O3b has launched 12 satellites. The system provides the highest capacity and lowest latency combination of any satellites built to date. O3b Networks was acquired by SES Corporation in 2016.