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2022 AGENDA

8:00 AM REGISTRATION

8:00 AM NETWORKING BREAKFAST

9:15 AM SESSION ONE: FIRESIDE CHAT

During this session, a member of the Connectivity Business team will sit down with Matt Desch, Chief Executive Officer at Iridium for a one-on-one discussion on crucial technology and connectivity trends and developments.  

9:45 AM SESSION TWO: M&A dynamics and the outlook for consolidation

PANEL

  • The disruptive technologies that point to M&A
  • Ripple effects from Eutelsat bid and Orbcomm deal 
  • Private equity’s increasing interest in the commercial space economy

10:30 AM MID-MORNING BREAK

11:00 AM SESSION THREE: What’s new in LEO and LEO proliferation  

PANEL 

  • Overcoming the dearth of ground sector capacity
  • How LEO satellite players seek to stretch their footprint outside residential broadband
  • Increasing importance of multi-orbit strategies 
  • The rise of spaceports and new launch sites 

Panelists:

  • Glenn Katz, Chief Commercial Officer, Telesat

11:45 PM NETWORKING LUNCHEON

1:00 PM SESSION FOUR: The future of  IoT connectivity

PANEL 

  • IoT nanosatellite operators go into operations mode
  • How technologies are driving investment 
  • Increased spending in fragmented sector

1:45 PM SESSION FIVE: Navigating regulatory and licensing issues

PRESENTATION 

  • Calls for greater regulation and smaller satellites amid space debris problem
  • Need for satellite subsidies 
  • How can regulators keep up with the satellite industry’s pace of change? 

 Presenter:

  • Lafayette Greenfield, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

2:30 PM AFTERNOON BREAK

3:00 PM SESSION SIX:  Core connectivity  sector roundup  and review:  Oil & Gas,  Maritime,  Aviation  and other verticals 

PANEL

  • Effects on satellite of rising gas prices and volatility, environmental concerns and increased ransomware attacks  
  • Inflight connectivity amid new players in business jets, interest of SpaceX and 5G adoption 
  • Shift from data collection to analytics in maritime  

Panelists:

  • Will Mudge, Vice President of Engineering Operations, Speedcast

4:00 PM COCKTAIL RECEPTION

 

8:00 AM REGISTRATION

8:00 AM NETWORKING BREAKFAST

9:15 AM SESSION SEVEN: Capital investment: sources, trends and opportunities 

PANEL 

  • Implications of the billions in dry SPAC powder 
  • Will venture investors remain bullish, especially on the infrastructure sector?
  • Will growth of listings in satellite, launch and other segments continue?

Panelists: 

  • Noel Rimalovski, Managing Director, GH Partners
  • S. Sita Sonty, Partner and Associate Director, Boston Consulting Group
  • John Stack, Managing Director, Head of Aerospace & Defense Investment Banking (US), CGF Capital Partners

10:00 AM SESSION EIGHT: The outlook for the satellite broadcast segment 

PRESENTATION

  • Sector prospects amid revenue declines 
  • Satellite broadcast’s future amid streaming popularity and cloud-enabled media 
  • New markets, new revenue opportunities 

10:45 AM MORNING COFFEE BREAK 

11:00 AM SESSION NINE: Startup founders on the implications of new space technologies on connectivity venture investment  

PANEL 

  • The outlook for connectivity as reprogrammable in-orbit satellites become operational 
  • Virtualization, AI and cloud platforms 
  • In-orbit servicing sector increases its footprint 
  • Valuation outlook 

 Panelists: 

  • Kelly Larson, Chief Executive Officer, Aquarian Space
  • Brian Manning, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Xona Space Systems

11:45 AM CONCLUSION