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

David Adhiambo

Senior Manager Transport and IP Planning and DesignSafaricom Plc

Alia Al Qalam​

Manager Development EngineeringOman Air

Abimbola Alale

CEONIGCOMSAT

Gus Anderson

Senior Director, Business DevelopmentLeonardo DRS

Walt Anderson

Managing DirectorAVEALTO Ltd.

Mr. Elie Ayoub

Chief of ICT Emergency Preparedness and ResponseUN High Commissioner for Refugees

Chris Badgett

Vice President of Technology, Kratos SpaceKratos

Rick Baldridge

CEOViasat

Payam Banazadeh

CEOCapella Space

Jason Bates

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

Christopher Baugh

PresidentNSR

Peter Beck

Founder and CEORocket Lab

Robert Bell

Executive DirectorWTA

Rodolphe Belmer

CEOEutelsat

Walter Berger

PresidentKYMETA CORPORATION

Mattias Bergstrom

CEOQuantum1Net

David Bettinger

CEOSpacelink

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

Andrew Bowyer

CEOKleos Space

Marco Brancati

CTOTelespazio S.p.A.

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

Alessandro Caranci

Senior Vice President Satellite CommunicationsTelespazio S.p.A.

Carlos Carbajal

CEOOmni Access

Mike Carey

CSO & Co-FounderATLAS Space Operations, Inc.

Dr. Girish Chandran

CTOViasat

William Chappell

CTO, Azure GlobalMicrosoft

Thomas Choi

ChairAirspace Internet Exchange

Martin Coleman

Board MemberSatcoms Innovation Group

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

John Corrigan

Senior VP EngineeringHughes an EchoStar Company

Clint Crosier

Director, Aerospace and Satellite SolutionsAmazon Web Services

Thomas Cuff

Director of ObservationsNational Weather Service

Robert Curbeam

Senior Vice President of Space CaptureMaxar Technologies

Gregg Daffner

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

Mark Dankberg

Chairman of the Board, Executive Chairman and Co-founderViasat

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

Juan Deaton

Research ScientistEnvistacom

Frank DeMauro

Vice President and General Manager, Tactical Space SystemsNorthrop Grumman

Hervé Derrey

CEOThales Alenia Space

Matt Desch

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)Iridium Communications

Lisa Dreher

PresidentMobile Satellite Users Association (MSUA)

Stephen Eisele

Vice President of Business DevelopmentVirgin Orbit

Joakim Espeland

CEOQuadSAT

John Finney

Founder & CEOIsotropic Systems

David Fotheringham

Director, Product ManagementKYMETA CORPORATION

Sylvia France

PresidentOrbitsEdge

Antonio Franchi

Head of 5G Strategic ProgrammeEuropean Space Agency

Jeffrey Freedman

CEOKythera Space Solutions

Bruno Fromont

CTOIntelsat US LLC

I-Kang Fu

Director of Standard StrategyMediaTek Inc.

Karl Fuchs

Senior Vice President of TechnologyIDirect Government

Ian Furniss

Satellite Solutions EngineerKeysight Technologies

John Galer

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

Meredith Garofalo

MeteorologistWeatherNation

Lori Garver

CEOEarthrise Alliance

Tina Ghataore

PresidentMynaric USA

Kheng Ghee

Head of Satellite & Voice SupportSingtel Satellite

Steve Gizinski

Chief Technology OfficerInmarsat Government

Rei Goffer

Co-Founder, Chief Strategy OfficerTomorrow.io

Daniel S. Goldberg

President and Chief Executive OfficerTelesat

Brad Grady

Principal AnalystNSR

Grace Graham

Mechanical Aerospace Engineering/Economics Utah State University & Co-Host, On Orbit PodcastVia Satellite

Michael Graham

CEOSpace Simulation Services of Canada

Nicole Grainger

Strategic Marketing ManagerCollins Aerospace

J. David Grossman

Executive DirectorGPS Innovation Alliance

Peter Hadinger

CTOInmarsat, Inc.

Morten Hagland Hansen

SVP, Engineering & OperationsInfrastructure Networks, Inc.

Jeremy Hallett

CEO & Managing DirectorClearbox Systems

Dawn Harms

CEOMomentus

Adam Harris

Vice President, Business DevelopmentOrbit Fab

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)

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 FounderWafer Technologies LTD

Bruno Henrion

CTORascomStar

Caleb Henry

Senior AnalystQuilty Analytics

Jeffrey Hill

ChairSATELLITE 2021

Pete Hoene

President & CEO, USAF (Ret.)SES Government Solutions

Jonathan Hofeller

Vice President of Starlink, Commercial SalesSpaceX

Ms Aarti Holla-Maini

Secretary GeneralEuropean Satellite Operators Association (ESOA)

Mark Holmes

Editorial Director, AerospaceVia Satellite

David Howgill

PresidentHuckworthy

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

Eric Jensen

PresidentICEYE US

Rachel Jewett

VIa Satellite Managing EditorVia Satellite

Bret Johnsen

CFOSpaceX

Candace Johnson

Venture Partner & Chair, Advisory BoardSeraphim Capital

Keith Johnson

VP FederalSpire Global

Karen Jones

Center for Space Policy and AnalysisAerospace

Peter Kant

CEOAccion Systems

Pradman Kaul

PresidentHughes an EchoStar Company

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

Joe Landon

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

Dr. Lin-Nan Lee

VP, Advanced Development Engineering GroupHughes an EchoStar Company

Thierry Lemoine

Chief Technical Officer of Thales MISThales Microwave and Imaging Sub-Systems

Rich Leshner

Executive Vice President of OperationsPlanet

Mr. Dubi Lever

CTO, R&D DivisionGilat Satellite Networks

Yau Chyong Lim

COOMEASAT

Ethan Lin

Co-Founder, Vice PresidentTMY Technology Inc

Rick Lober

Vice President and General ManagerHughes Defense and Intelligence Systems Division, Hughes Network Systems

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

Adam Maher

Founder & CEOUrsa Space Systems

Brian Manning

Co-Founder & CEOXona Space Systems

Phil Mar

CTO, Network System GroupViasat

William Markey

PresidentRCBG

Jim Maser

Senior Vice President, SpaceAerojet Rocketdyne

Neil Masterson

CEOOneWeb

Deepak Mathur

Executive VP, Global SalesSES Video

Barry A. Matusmori

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

Michael Mealling

COOStarbridge Venture Capital

David Meltzer

Secretary GeneralGVF

Nick Miller

Director, Satellite & SpaceOptus Satellite

William Milroy

Chairman and CTOThinKom Solutions, Inc.

Josephine Milward

Head of ResearchSeraphim Capital

Paolo Minciacchi

CEOe-GEOS, a Telespazio/ASI company

Andiswa Mlisa

Earth Observations ExecutiveSouth African National Space Agency

Adrian Morris

Executive Vice PresidentHughes an EchoStar Company

Tucker Morrison

CEOBlue Sky Network

Charles Mudd

Principal and OwnerMudd Law

Will Mudge

Vice President, Engineering OperationsSpeedcast

Lilac Muller

Vice President of Product ManagementKYMETA CORPORATION

Scott Mumford

CEOLiquid Telcom

Elias Naffah

Communications Services Project (CSP) ManagerNASA/GRC

Sunil Nagaraj

Founder & Managing PartnerUbiquity Ventures

Jean Marc Nasr

Executive Vice President & Head of Space SystemsAirbus Defense and Space

Jon Neff

Senior Project Leader, Artificial Intelligence, Analytics and Innovation DepartmentAerospace Corporation The

Carl Novello

Chief Technology OfficerNXT Communications Corp. (NXTCOMM)

David Novotney

Director of Business DevelopmentEnsign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company

Brian O'Toole

BlackSky CEOBlackSky

Kevin OBrien

Chief Executive OfficerOrbital Insight

Nelly Offord Harle

Business Manager Exploration - Head of Lunar ServicesSurrey Satellite Technology Ltd

John Padgett

Chief Experience and Innovation OfficerCarnival Corporation & PLC

Dara Panahy

PartnerMilbank LLP

Dr. Tim Parsons

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

Luigi Pasquali

CEOTelespazio S.p.A.

Pranav Pasricha

Global Head P&C SolutionsSwiss Re

Andrew Penn

Senior AssociateAvascent

Karina Perez Molina

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

Linden Petzer

OwnerLinden Petzer Consulting

Ruy Pinto

CTOSES

Miranda Pirrie

President of Satellite Management Services DivisionSpace Communications Corporation (SCC)

Whitley Poyser

Director, Business TransformationLockheed Martin Space Systems

Greg Quiggle

Vice President of Product ManagementKratos Defense and Security Solutions

Ramesh Ramaswamy

SVP and General Manager, International DivisionHughes an EchoStar Company

Ram Rao

Director, Advanced Engineering TechnologiesLeonardo DRS Global Enterprise Solutions

Minoo Rathnasabapathy

Research EngineerMIT Media Lab

Ryan Reid

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

Shadrach Benny Retnamony

CEO & FounderESpace Networks Inc

Luc Riesbeck

Space Policy Research AnalystAstroscale U.S. Inc.

Mathieu Robilliard

Director - Equity ResearchBarclays

Antonio Rodenas

Chief Operations OfficerOrbital Wave

William Rorrer

Principal, Business Development, Mission AnalysisL3Harris Technologies

Claude Rousseau

Research DirectorNSR

Pacôme Révillon

CEOEuroconsult

Alvaro Sanchez

CEOINTEGRASYS SA

Ignacio Sanchís

CCOHispasat

Amy Saunders

EditorSatellite Evolution Group

Scott Scheimreif

Executive Vice President, Government ProgramsIridium Communications

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

Srinivas Setty

Managing DirectorVyoma GmbH

Anirudh Sharma

CEODigantara India

Gwynne Shotwell

President & COOSpaceX

Paul Sidney

Director, European Telecom & Satellite Equity ResearchCredit Suisse

Frederik Simoens

CTOST Engineering iDirect

Sarah Simon

Senior AnalystBerenberg Capital Markets Llc

Jay Skylus

CEO + FounderAevum, Inc.

Bob Smith

CEOBlue Origin

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

Rajeev Suri

CEOInmarsat Global, Ltd.

Andy Sutton

Principal Network ArchitectBT Global Services

Al Tadros

Chief Growth Officer and EVP Space InfrastructureRedwire

Alan Tilles

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

Roger Tong

CEOAsiaSat

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

Aude Vignelles

Chief Technology OfficerAustralian Space Agency

Dr. Stephen Volz

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

Nancy Walker

SVP of Aviation ConnectivityGlobal Eagle

Pascal Wauthier

ChairmanSpace Data Association

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 DevelopmentLepton Global Solutions

Kyle Whitehill

Chief Executive OfficerAVANTI COMMUNICATIONS GROUP

Tom Wilson

Sector Vice President, Business DevelopmentNorthrop Grumman

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

Thomas Yen

CEO & Co-FounderTensor Tech

Adisesh Yeragudi

CEOAV SpaceTech

Louis Zacharilla

Director of Development, SSPIWTA

Justin Zhen

Co-FounderThinknum Alternative Data

Adam Zuckerman

Founder, Fosterly & FellowEisenhower Fellowships

John Zukoski

Vice President Satellite Engineering and OperationsOmnispace, LLC