Speakers

Welcome to the SATELLITE 2021 speaker gallery! Below you’ll find the complete list of experts and leaders committed to speak during the digital programs or in-person event. Click on their headshot to learn more!

Joseph Abakund

Chief Strategy OfficerRwanda Space Agency

F.Brent Abbott

NanoAvionics CEO USNanoAvionics

Franklin Brent Abbott

CEO North AmericaNanoAvionics

Jim Adams

Principal Consult, Jim Adams World & Former Deputy Chief TechnologistNASA

Dr. Matthew O. Adepoju

President, Geoinformation Society of Nigeria & Ag. Director, Strategic Space Applications DepartmentThe National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) of Nigeria

David Adhiambo

Senior Manager Transport and IP Planning and DesignSafaricom Plc

Adnan Al Muhairi

Chief Technology OfficerYahsat

Alia Al Qalam​

Manager Development EngineeringOman Air

Abimbola Alale

CEONIGCOMSAT

Hadi Alhassani

VP & Chief Strategy OfficerArabsat

Gus Anderson

Senior Director, Business DevelopmentLeonardo DRS

Joseph Anderson

VP Operations & Business DevelopmentNorthrop Grumman

Walt Anderson

Managing DirectorAVEALTO Ltd.

Artiom Anisimov

Space AdvocateNoosphere Ventures

Mike Antonovich

VP, International Sales and Business DevelopmentDataPath, Inc.

Mr. Elie Ayoub

Chief of ICT Emergency Preparedness and ResponseUN High Commissioner for Refugees

Chris Badgett

Vice President of Technology, Kratos SpaceKratos

Natalya Bailey

CEOAccion Systems

Brian Barritt

Org Leader, ConnectivityFacebook

Jason Bates

Former Editor-in-Chief, Via Satellite & Senior Technical WriterNational Science Foundation

Christopher Baugh

PresidentNSR

Robert Bell

Executive DirectorWTA

Col. Dean Bellamy

Executive Vice President of National Security SpaceRedwire

Carolyn Belle

Director of Advanced SystemsAstroscale U.S. Inc.

Rodolphe Belmer

CEOEutelsat

David Bettinger

CEOSpaceLink

Mr. Sunil Bharti Mittal

Executive Chairman of OneWeb & Founder and Chairman,Bharti Enterprises

Brian Billman

Vice President of Product ManagmentIsotropic Systems

Kari Bingen

Chief Strategy OfficerHawkEye 360

Grant Blaisdell

Co Founder/CEOCopernic Space

Brad Bode

Chief Technology Officer & Co-FounderATLAS Space Operations, Inc.

Mark Boggett

CEOSeraphim Capital

Josef Bogosian

Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing, Boeing Satellite Systems InternationalBoeing

Marco Brancati

CTOTelespazio S.p.A.

Sir Richard Branson

FounderVirgin Galactic

Josh Brost

Vice President of Business DevelopmentRelativity Space

Dylan Browne

President GovernmentOneWeb

Tory Bruno

CEOUnited Launch Alliance

Klaus Bruun Egeberg

Head of Mobility & Connectivity, Fleet TechnologyMaersk

Carissa Bryce Christensen

Founder and CEOBryceTech

Naia Butler-Craig

Graduate ResearcherGeorgia Institute of Technology

Emily Calandrelli

Producer and HostXploration Outer Space, FOX Networks

Lisa Callahan

VP & GM Commercial Civil SpaceLockheed Martin Corp.

Carlos Carbajal

CEOOmni Access

Mike Carey

CSO & Co-FounderATLAS Space Operations, Inc.

Bill Carlin

Sr Manager, Ground StationAmazon Web Services

Jay Chapman

Director of Government SolutionsIridium Communications

William Chappell

CTO, Azure GlobalMicrosoft

Tom Choi

ChairAirspace Internet Exchange

Jon Cobin

Chief Strategy OfficerIntelsat US LLC

Assaf Cohen

Global Vice-President Sales & MarketingSpaceBridge Inc.

Steve Collar

CEOSES

Michael Collett

Managing PartnerPromus Ventures

Marcus Collier-Wright

Co-Founder & CTONeutron Star Systems

Brig. Gen. Robert Collins

Program Executive Office Command Control Communications – Tactical (PEO C3T)U.S. Army

Theresa Condor

EVP, GM Spire Space Services / GM Earth IntelligenceSpire Global

Ariane Cornell

Business Development & StrategyBlue Origin

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch

Senior Vice President, Government Strategy & Policy U.S. Government Business UnitInmarsat, Inc.

Peter Cresse

Commercial DirectorSTS Global

Clint Crosier

Director, Aerospace and Satellite SolutionsAmazon Web Services

Thomas Cuff

Director of ObservationsNational Weather Service

Gregg Daffner

CEO & PresidentGapSat & the Asia Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC)

Danny Damaghi

CEOLyteLoop

Mark Dankberg

Chairman of the Board, Executive Chairman and Co-founderViasat

Dr. Santanu Das

Program Manager Communications and NetworkingOffice of Naval Research

Stuart Daughtridge

Vice PresidentKratos

Guy de Carufel

Founder, CEOCognitive Space

Mindel De La Torre

Chief Regulatory and International Strategy OfficerOmnispace, LLC

Jo De Loor

VP, Market Development & StrategyST Engineering iDirect

Nathan de Ruiter

Managing Director, CanadaEuroconsult

Peter de Selding

Co-Founder, EditorSpace Intel Report

Mike Dean

DoD SATCOM ChiefU.S. Department of Defense

Juan Deaton

Research ScientistEnvistacom

Frank DeMauro

Vice President and General Manager, Tactical Space SystemsNorthrop Grumman

Matt Desch

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)Iridium Communications

Michele Di Paolo

Director Of Business DevelopmentSpaceBridge Inc.

Simonetta Di Pippo

DirectorUnited Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

Jai Dialani

U.S. Managing DirectorLeaf Space, IT

Lisa Dreher

PresidentMobile Satellite Users Association (MSUA)

Bhanu Durvasula

Vice President, International DivisionHughes an EchoStar Company

Stephen Eisele

Vice President of Business DevelopmentVirgin Orbit

Gil Elizov

Head of ProductsGilat Satellite Networks

Debra Facktor

Head of U.S. Space SystemsAirbus Defence and Space LTD

David Fotheringham

Director, Product ManagementKYMETA CORPORATION

Antonio Franchi

Head of 5G Strategic ProgrammeEuropean Space Agency

Jeffrey Freedman

CEOKythera Space Solutions

Richard French

Director, Business Development and Strategy, Space SystemsRocket Lab

Bruno Fromont

CTOIntelsat US LLC

I-Kang Fu

Director of Standard StrategyMediaTek Inc.

Karl Fuchs

Senior Vice President of TechnologyIDirect Government

John Galer

Assistant Vice President, National Security SpaceAerospace Industries Association (AIA)

Meredith Garofalo

MeteorologistWeatherNation

Mr. Paul Gaske

EVP & GM North AmericaHughes an EchoStar Company

Tina Ghataore

PresidentMynaric USA

Kheng Ghee

Head of Satellite & Voice SupportSingtel Satellite

Lee Giat

President & CEOFlying Ostrich Media, Inc.

Rei Goffer

Co-Founder, Chief Strategy OfficerTomorrow.io

Daniel S. Goldberg

President and Chief Executive OfficerTelesat

Rajeev Gopal

Vice President Advanced ProgramsHughes Defense and Intelligence Systems Division, Hughes Network Systems

Todd Gossett

Vice President, Corporate DevelopmentSES Government Solutions

Brad Grady

Principal AnalystNSR

Michael Graham

CEOSpace Simulation Services of Canada

Nicole Grainger

Strategic Marketing ManagerCollins Aerospace

Clare Grason

Chief, Commercial Satellite Communications Office (CSCO)U.S. Air Force Space Command

J. David Grossman

Executive DirectorGPS Innovation Alliance

Peter Hadinger

CTOInmarsat, Inc.

Morten Hagland Hansen

SVP, Engineering & OperationsInfrastructure Networks, Inc.

Mr. Samer Halawi

Chief Commercial OfficerIntelsat

Jeremy Hallett

CEO & Managing DirectorClearbox Systems

Dawn Harms

Chief Revenue OfficerMomentus

Dr. Tanya Harrison

Manager of Science ProgramsPlanet

Dan Hart

CEOVirgin Orbit

Bryan Hartin

Executive Vice President, Sales and MarketingIridium Communications

David Hartshorn

CEOGeeks Without Frontiers (GWF)

Mahmud Harun

Senior Ground Systems EngineerSES

Natavan Hasanova

Strategic Development and Planning ManagerAzercosmos OJSC

Semir Hassanaly

Head of Cellular Backhaul and TrunkingST Engineering iDirect

Norman Haughton

Director, IFEC Product and AnalyticsAir Canada

Dominic Hayes

Spectrum Management and International Relations, DG Defence Industry and SpaceEuropean Commission

Dedi David Haziza

CEO and FounderNexTenna

Dave Hebert

Vice President of Global Marketing & CommunicationsAstroscale U.S. Inc.

Bruno Henrion

CTORascomStar

Caleb Henry

Senior AnalystQuilty Analytics

Ben Hilburn

Principal Program ManagerMicrosoft

Jeffrey Hill

ChairSATELLITE 2021

Jonathan Hofeller

Vice President of Starlink, Commercial SalesSpaceX

Lars Hoffman

SVP Global Launch ServicesRocket Lab

Ms Aarti Holla-Maini

Secretary GeneralEuropean Satellite Operators Association (ESOA)

Mark Holmes

Editorial Director, AerospaceVia Satellite

Andy Hoskins

Director of Space, Washington OperationsAerojet Rocketdyne

David Howgill

PresidentHuckworthy

Joseph Ibeh

ConsultantNSR

Jay Icard

CEOXTAR LLC

Eric Ingram

CEOSCOUT

Daniel Iriarte

IFEC Specialist- Onboard ProductAeroméxico

Stéphane Israël

CEOArianespace

Daniel Jablonsky

President and CEOMaxar Technologies

Mohammed Jamsheer

Marketing & Digital DirectorGulf Air

Raghunandan Janardhan

Senior Director, TechnicalHughes an EchoStar Company

Ryan Jennings

Senior Manager for SATCOM Strategy and ProductsBall Aerospace

Rachel Jewett

VIa Satellite Managing EditorVia Satellite

Bret Johnsen

CFOSpaceX

Candace Johnson

Venture Partner & Chair, Advisory BoardSeraphim Capital

Chris Johnson

Senior Vice President of SpaceMaxar Technologies

Karen Jones

Center for Space Policy and AnalysisAerospace

Peter Kant

CEOAccion Systems

Pradman Kaul

PresidentHughes an EchoStar Company

Chris Kemp

Founder and CEOAstra

Hannah Kerner

Assistant Research ProfessorUniversity of Maryland

Andrey Kirillovich

Director for Integration Services and Turnkey ProjectsRussian Satellite Communications Company

Tom Kirkland

VP & GM, Army/SOCOML3Harris Technologies

Paul Klassen

Vice President of EngineeringKYMETA CORPORATION

Rakesh Kukreja

Managing DirectoriSAT Africa Ltd FZC

Dr. Meredith Labeau

Chief Technology OfficerCalumet Electronics

Tonya Ladwig

Vice President, Navigation SystemsLockheed Martin Space

Joe Landon

Vice President, Advanced Program Development, Commercial Civil SpaceLockheed Martin Corp.

Dr. Lin-Nan Lee

VP, Advanced Development Engineering GroupHughes an EchoStar Company

Rich Leshner

VP of ConsultingBryceTech

Zigmond Leszczynski

Systems Director – Artificial Intelligence, Analytics & InnovationAerospace Corporation The

Yau Chyong Lim

COOMEASAT

Ethan Lin

Co-Founder, Vice PresidentTMY Technology Inc

David Logsdon

Chair of the Space Enterprise CouncilCompTIA

Whitney Lohmeyer

FacultyOlin College Of Engineering

Ron Lopez

President & Managing Director, Astroscale U.S. Inc.Astroscale U.S. Inc.

Tiphaine Louradour

PresidentInternational Launch Services

Jennifer Manner

Senior Vice President Regulatory AffairsEchoStar Corporation

Brian Manning

Co-Founder & CEOXona Space Systems

William Markey

PresidentRCBG

Neil Masterson

CEOOneWeb

Barry A. Matsumori

CEOBridgeComm

Paul Mattear

Principal Business Development ManagerAmazon Web Services

Georg Mayer

SA TSG Chairman3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)

Suzi McBride

Chief Operations OfficerIridium Communications

Ryan McDevitt

CEOBenchmark Space Systems

Jill Mcguire

Robotics Technology ManagerNASA

Michael Mealling

COOStarbridge Venture Capital

David Meltzer

Secretary GeneralGVF

Dave Micha

PresidentIntelsat General

Nick Miller

Director, Satellite & SpaceOptus Satellite

Josephine Milward

Head of ResearchSeraphim Capital

William Milroy

Chairman and CTOThinKom Solutions, Inc.

Mark Mitcham

Unified Network Deputy, Network Cross Functional Team,United States Army Futures Command

Andiswa Mlisa

Earth Observations ExecutiveSouth African National Space Agency

Tucker Morrison

CEOBlue Sky Network

Clay Mowry

Vice President, Global SalesBlue Origin

Charles Mudd

Principal and OwnerMudd Law

Will Mudge

Vice President, Engineering OperationsSpeedcast

Lilac Muller

Vice President of Product ManagementKYMETA CORPORATION

Scott Mumford

CEOLiquid Telcom

Sergy A. Mummert

SVP, Business Development, AmericasSES

J. Armand Musey

President and FounderSummit Ridge Group LLC

Elias Naffah

Communications Services Project (CSP) ManagerNASA/GRC

Sunil Nagaraj

Founder & Managing PartnerUbiquity Ventures

Jean Marc Nasr

Executive Vice President & Head of Space SystemsAirbus

Mr. Jassem Nasser

Chief Strategy and Marketing OfficerThuraya

Neal Nicholson

CEOBlue Marble Communications

Carl Novello

Chief Technology OfficerNXT Communications Corp. (NXTCOMM)

David Novotney

Director of Business DevelopmentEnsign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company

Ruben Nunez

Director of Business DevelopmentKSAT

Bill O'Hara

Vice President and General Manager, MediaIntelsat US LLC

Kevin OBrien

Chief Executive OfficerOrbital Insight

Dr. Patrick O’Neil

Chief Data ScientistBlackSky

John Padgett

Chief Experience and Innovation OfficerCarnival Corporation & PLC

Mr. Dara Panahy

PartnerMilbank LLP

Chirag Parikh

Executive SecretaryNational Space Council at The White House

Andrew Parlock

Senior Director of SalesICEYE US

Dr. Tim Parsons

Executive Director, Australian NewSpace Delta-V Alliance & Chair,Space Industry Association of Australia (SIAA)

Pranav Pasricha

Global Head P&C SolutionsSwiss Re

Brian Pemberton

Vice President Sales and MarketingOmnispace, LLC

Andrew Penn

DirectorAvascent

Karina Perez Molina

Co-Founder, Zed Factor Fellowship & Manager, Unmanned and Emerging Aviation TechnologiesAerospace Industries Association

Samuel Peterson

Business Development ManagerSwedish Space Corporation (SSC)

Linden Petzer

OwnerLinden Petzer Consulting

Ruy Pinto

CTOSES

Dianne Poster

Senior AdvisorNational Institute of Standards and Technology

Michael Potter

Board DirectorThe International Institute of Space Commerce

Whitley Poyser

Director, Business TransformationLockheed Martin Space Systems

Dave Provencher

VP Business DevelopmentAvL Technologies

George Pullen

Author & Chief EconomistMilky Way Economy

Greg Quiggle

Vice President of Product ManagementKratos Defense and Security Solutions

Ramesh Ramaswamy

EVP and General Manager, International DivisionHughes an EchoStar Company

Ram Rao

Director, Advanced Engineering TechnologiesLeonardo DRS Global Enterprise Solutions

Channasandra Ravishankar

Senior Vice President of EngineeringHughes an EchoStar Company

Jared Reece

Program Analyst, COMSATCOM Solutions BranchU.S. Space Force

Ryan Reid

President of Boeing Commercial Satellite Systems InternationalBoeing Satellite Systems International, Inc.

Shadrach Benny Retnamony

CEO & FounderESpace Networks Inc

Jeff Rex

VP of Programs and Business DevelopmentSpire Global

Kevin Reyes

VP, Business DevelopmentSaturn Satellite Networks

Luc Riesbeck

Space Policy Research AnalystAstroscale U.S. Inc.

Jason Rizzo

Satellite Solutions Sales ManagerAmazon Web Services

Mathieu Robilliard

Director - Equity ResearchBarclays

Nicole Robinson

PresidentUrsa Space Systems

William Rorrer

Principal, Business Development, Mission AnalysisL3Harris Technologies

Luca Rossettini

CEO and Co-founderD-Orbit

Shey Sabripour

Founder and CEOCesiumAstro, Inc.

Alexis Sainz

Special CounselMilbank LLP

Jon Sala

Vice President Products and Platforms, ConnectivityEutelsat

Alvaro Sanchez

CEOINTEGRASYS SA

Amy Saunders

EditorSatellite Evolution Group

Richard Schgallis

Executive VP, Space and Communications USASafran Data Systems

Jeremy Schiel

Co-Founder and Chief Development OfficerOrbit Fab

Doug Schroeder

Oversight Executive // FNC3 Mission Prototyping DirectorOffice of the Secretary of Defense

Teresa Segura

Portfolio Development Principal - Space & Connectivity, HorizonX VenturesBoeing

Marc-Henri Serre

Executive Vice President, Telecommunications Business LineThales Alenia Space

Anirudh Sharma

Co-Founder & CEODigantara India

Michael Sheetz

Space ReporterCNBC News

Gwynne Shotwell

President & COOSpaceX

Frederik Simoens

CTOST Engineering iDirect

Sarah Simon

Senior AnalystBerenberg Capital Markets Llc

Jim Simpson

Chief Strategy OfficerVirgin Orbit

Jay Skylus

CEO + FounderAevum, Inc.

Amit Somani

Chief Strategy OfficerYahsat

Dr. Sara Spangelo

CEOSwarm Technologies, Inc.

Blad Stavropoulos

Sr. Director Solution EngineeringIntellian Technologies

Kevin Steen

President and CEOST Engineering iDirect

Giselle Stewart

Sr Mgr Diversity & InclusionBoeing

Andy Sutton

Principal Network ArchitectBT Global Services

Al Tadros

Chief Growth Officer and EVP Space InfrastructureRedwire

Emmanuel Terrasse

Vice PresidentThales Alenia Space

Dr. Michaelyn Thomas

Head of Affordability & Project Manager for Spaceport DevelopmentVirgin Orbit

Alan Tilles

Chairman, TelecommunicationsShulman Rogers Gandal Pordy & Ecker P.A.

Roger Tong

CEOAsiaSat

Derek Tournear

DirectorSpace Development Agency

Dr. Frank Turner

Technical DirectorSpace Development Agency

Raenaurd Turpin

CTO Satellite SystemsBoeing Satellite Systems International, Inc.

Dr. Ezinne Uzo-Okoro

Assistant Director for Space Policy, Office of Science and Technology PolicyWhite House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Thomas Van den Driessche

Chief Commercial OfficerST Engineering iDirect

Ronald van der Breggen

Founder and OwnerIndependent Consultant

Ric VanderMeulen

Vice President of Government SatcomViasat

Elodie Viau

Director of TelecommunicationsEuropean Space Agency (ESA)

Aurélien Vigano

VP International Transmission NetworksOrange Business Services

Laurence Vigeant-Langlois

Managing DirectorAE Industrial Partners LLC

AJ Vigil

Senior ScientistSystems Technologies Inc

Aude Vignelles

Chief Technology OfficerAustralian Space Agency

Dr. Stephen Volz

Acting Assistant Secretary for Environmental Observation & PredictionNational Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration NOAA

Eric Von Eckartsberg

Group Chief Revenue OfficerKleos Space

Nancy Walker

SVP of Aviation ConnectivityGlobal Eagle

Rick Ward

Founder and CTOOrbitsEdge

Erin Weber

General CounselABL Space Systems

Brian Weeden

Director of Program Planning for Secure World Foundation and Executive Director of CONFERSSecure World Foundation

Charity Weeden

Vice President, Global Space PolicyAstroscale U.S. Inc.

Rob Weitendorf

Vice President, Business DevelopmentKYMETA CORPORATION

Kyle Whitehill

Chief Executive OfficerAVANTI COMMUNICATIONS GROUP

Danielle Wood

Director of the Space Enabled Research Group, Assistant Professor of Media Arts & Sciences and Aeronautics & AstronauticsMIT Media Lab

Paul Woods

Chief Innovation OfficerGlobal Fishing Watch

Teruo Yamashita

Group President, Global Business GroupSKY Perfect JSAT Corporation

Sean Yarborough

Vice President of Product ManagementST Engineering iDirect

Jay Yass

Chief Corporate Development OfficerOmnispace, LLC

Thomas Yen

CEO & Co-FounderTensor Tech

Adisesh Yeragudi

CEOAV SpaceTech

Elias Zaccack

SVP Commercial AmericasSES

Louis Zacharilla

Director of Innovation, SSPI & Director of Development, World Teleport Assoc.WTA

Justin Zhen

Co-FounderThinknum Alternative Data

Andrew Zolli

VP of Sustainability and Global ImpactPlanet