MondaySept. 09, 2019#709d5b
TuesdaySept. 10, 2019#709d5b
WednesdaySept. 11, 2019#709d5b
ThursdaySept. 12, 2019#278d84
Registration & welcome coffee hosted by
Opening remarks
Lorraine Whitfield, Chief Events & Marketing Officer, Euroconsult
WSBW opening presentation – Matrix reloaded: The new dawn of satellite connectivity
Pacôme Révillon, CEO, Euroconsult
Outlook for the satellite sector: The investment perspective

Investment decisions in the satellite sector are becoming increasingly complex in a rapidly evolving market environment. This session will address the following topics:


> Which markets are overlooked or overhyped?

> Key fundamentals for a successful business case

> The prospects for smallsats and constellations versus traditional GEO business

> Current and expected M&A trends

> Longer-term outlook for space investment

Peter Nesgos, Partner, Milbank
Tom Fitzpatrick, CFO, Iridium
Tom Whayne, CFO, OneWeb
Virginie Gode, Director, Export & Asset Finance, Global Banking, HSBC
Wim N. Steenbakkers, Managing Director, Global Head Satellite & Technology Finance, ING Bank N.V.
Fred J. Turpin, Global Head of Media & Communications IB, JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Jon Yourkoski, Managing Director, Investment Banking Division, Morgan Stanley
Morning coffee break hosted by
Finspace startup pitches
Regional operators: Exploring new paths to growth

In an increasingly competitive environment, regional satellite operators must explore and seize new market opportunities. This session will explore new paths for regional operators to overcome current industry challenges and strengthen their competitive positioning:


> Possible differentiation strategies in regional markets

> New business models and business case economics for satellite operators

> The future operational and economic model of satellite operators

> Competitive positioning of regional operators to capture new market opportunities in mobility, broadband access, and cloud services

>New satellite investments: Flex satellites versus Very High Throughput Satellites

Stéphane Chenard, Senior Associate Consultant, Euroconsult
Roger Tong, CEO, AsiaSat
Dr. Won-sic Hahn, CEO, KT Sat
Yau Chyong Lim, COO, MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn Bhd
Baozhong Huang, Executive Vice President, APT Satellite
Official lunch hosted byEutelsat
CEOs of leading operators – Enhancing the satellite’s value proposition supported byThales Alenia Space

Guidance on strategic issues for the industry: How do operators intend to transform their business models? The CEOs of leading satellite operators will address this question, with topics such as:

> Operators' future operational and economic models

> How to turn the appetite for data into a much larger opportunity for the value chain

> Optimizing the video business and the related value proposition

> Expected ecosystem adaptations to the “5G” environment

Pacôme Révillon, CEO, Euroconsult
Steve Collar, CEO, SES
Rodolphe Belmer, CEO, Eutelsat
Steve Spengler, CEO, Intelsat
Mark Dankberg, Chairman & CEO, Viasat Inc.
Daniel Goldberg, President & CEO, Telesat
Afternoon coffee break hosted byAerospace XI
Airlines' path to next gen IFC

Executives from international airlines will discuss their return on experience on IFC and share their views on ways to develop and their expectations for the next generation of connectivity onboard their fleets.

David Bruner, CEO, Aviation Communications Advisors
Vy Duong, Innovation and Revenue Generation Marketing, American Airlines
Charles Hageman, Customer Journey Manager, KLM
Quentin Couturier, Senior Manager BFE & Contracts, Etihad Airways
Shifting strategies: Increasing the value proposition through flexible services

IFC service providers will share the challenges and strategies necessary to meet the evolving airline connectivity trends. As in-flight connectivity business models are rapidly changing, service providers are developing new flexible offerings to accommodate customers’ requirements.

Susan Irwin, Affiliate Principal Advisor, Euroconsult
Todd Hill, Senior Director, Global Satellite Capacity Planning, Panasonic Avionics Corporation
Dave Elliott, Managing Director, Viasat Ireland
Matt Petzold, CFO, SmartSky Networks
Gustavo Nader, Head of Strategy, IFEC, Thales InFlyt Experience
Official cocktail reception
Welcome coffee hosted by
Universal Access: Your taxes at work

Satellite systems are being planned and launched around the world to help carriers and governments meet their universal telecom service obligations.


> What are the business models? Can those systems make money?

> Is the definition of universal access to communications/broadband changing?

> Are satellites up to bringing broadband to the large numbers of the poorest and most remote users?

> Are the universal service funds ready to tango?

David Marshack, Managing Director & COO, RKF Engineering
Joseph Abakunda, Ag. Director, Rwanda National Space Office
Renato Goodfellow, Head of Global Satellite, BT Global Services
Fernando Ojeda, CEO, Eurona
Andrew Walwyn, CEO, Big Blu Broadband
Bing Kung, Extra-Terrestrial Product Manager, Facebook
Morning coffee break hosted byULA
Beyond the horizon: Satcom services for safety and security in Europe

Reliable and secure communications have been identified by European government stakeholders as major commercial opportunities and strategic assets to meet European safety and security challenges. Representatives from key European public and private organizations will discuss scenarios, benefits and challenges for the development of a sustainable European GOVSATCOM infrastructure.  

David Chégnion, Managing Director, Satconsult
Magali Vaissière, Director of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications, ESA
Evert Dudok, EVP, Communications, Intelligence and Security, Airbus Defence and Space
Michel Margery, Policy Officer & Administrator, European Commission
Jean-Marc Gardin, Deputy CEO, Telespazio Group, Space Alliance
Finspace startup pitch
Bringing connectivity services and much more

How are end-user services transitioning with a shifting capacity pricing environment and evolving value chain? Session topics will include:

> Expanding end-user requirements and the innovation needed to meet them

> The satellite capacity landscape: Today and in the future

> Changing competitive dynamics including M&A, business model changes, etc.

> Expectations for demand drivers moving forward, and how to capitalize on them

Blaine Curcio, Senior Affiliate Consultant, Euroconsult
Pierre-Jean Beylier, CEO, Speedcast
Pradman P. Kaul, President & CEO, Hughes Network Systems
Kevin Steen, CEO, iDirect
Alessandro Caranci, Senior Vice President Satellite Communications, Telespazio
Official lunch hosted by
Smart transport: Key steps along the way

All modes of transport have begun their transition to a connected environment. Services to passengers onboard, operational and critical information streams to and from vehicles, all have different levels of maturity and roadmaps. Executives from the automobile, maritime and aero industries will share their views on the current development stage of connectivity and on what they consider as future critical milestones for their respective organizations.

Pacôme Révillon, CEO, Euroconsult
Daniele Cohen, VP, Digital Partnerships & Connected Car Services Innovation, Groupe PSA
Reza Rasoulian, VP of Broadband Satellite Services, Hughes Network Systems
Finspace startup pitch
NGSO broadband constellations: The critical path to success

NGSO broadband constellations are on a critical path to become fully funded and operational. As the new competitive landscape will be defined over the next 2-3 years, the leaders of key constellations will discuss the following:


> Key milestones for the next 12 months

> Technical, financial and regulatory hurdles to overcome

> The importance of the first-mover advantage

> Price elasticity and the potential of unlocking new markets

Nathan de Ruiter, Managing Director, Euroconsult Canada
John-Paul Hemingway, CEO, SES Networks
Adrian Steckel, CEO, OneWeb
Erwin Hudson, VP Telesat LEO, Telesat
Mark Rigolle, CEO, LeoSat
Afternoon coffee break hosted by
Large launch systems adapting to a changing market landscape

The heads of competing large launchers  will discuss key market evolutions impacting their strategies, including:  


> Benefits of cooperation with clients, both governmental and commercial, to improve the user experience

>Technology and business uncertainties in most segments of the commercial market (comsat, smallsat, constellations, IOS, etc.)

> Market differentiators beyond launch price (time to orbit/in-orbit, satellite stacking, etc.)

Rachel Villain, Principal Advisor, Euroconsult
Gwynne Shotwell, President & COO, SpaceX
Stéphane Israël, Chairman & CEO, Arianespace
John Elbon, COO, ULA
Clay Mowry, VP, Global Sales, Marketing & Customer Experience, Blue Origin
Kirk Pysher, President, ILS
Xing He, Executive Vice President, China Great Wall Industry Corporation
Ko Ogasawara, Vice President & General Manager, Space Systems, MHI
Official cocktail reception hosted by
Welcome coffee hosted by
Satellite manufacturers: The day after tomorrow

Leaders of the world’s prime satellite manufacturers will discuss their business perspectives at a time when the satellite industry is completing a major transformation cycle.


> What are the new market paradigms?

> What are the lessons learnt from a changing landscape?

> How are strategies adapting to new opportunities?

Steve Bochinger, COO, Euroconsult
Jean-Marc Nasr, EVP, Head of Space Systems, Airbus Defence and Space
Chris Johnson, President, Boeing Satellite Systems International
Jean-Loïc Galle, President & CEO, Thales Alenia Space
Dan Jablonsky, President & CEO, Maxar
Frank DeMauro, Vice President and General Manager, Space Systems Division, Northrop Grumman
Guy Beutelschies, VP Communication, Satellite Solutions, Lockheed Martin Space
Finspace startup pitch
Morning coffee break hosted by
Smallsats, more launch options for shorter time to orbit

Smallsat operators now have access to a growing multitude of solutions for access to space. Each launch provider is adopting innovative commercial strategies to address the specific requirements of the smallsat community. The session will discuss topics such as:  

> How to differentiate in an increasingly competitive landscape

> Evolving business models in a changing ecosystem

> How to leverage new markets

Maxime Puteaux, Senior Consultant, Euroconsult
Tim Ellis, Co-Founder and CEO, Relativity
Dan Hart, President & CEO, Virgin Orbit
Marino Fragnito, Vice President, Vega Program, Arianespace
Alexander Serkin, CEO, GK Launch
What is the equation for investing in space businesses?

As for any industry going through a disruptive innovation period, the space economy presents the opportunity for new value creation as well as higher technical and business risks. Executives from VC funds and other investment groups will discuss how to make investment decisions with millions on the line:

> How do investors think about market segmentation and which segments are most attractive?

> Why space and what tradeoffs are made for space investment?

> How does capital raising for organic growth compare to M&A?

> How to close the business case?

Sima Fishman, Managing Director, Euroconsult USA
Mark Boggett, CEO, Seraphim Capital
Mike Collett, Founder & Managing Partner, Promus Ventures
Official lunch hosted byRelativity
Satcom awards ceremony
IoT constellations: Emerging business models

Key trends and strategic issues for space based IoT connectivity providers will be discussed; how will emerging business models impact the industry?

> How will the “satellite as a service” model impact the IoT landscape?

> What is the role of partnerships with established players in a highly competitive environment?

> Go-to-market plan and target markets

> Access to space and time to market: The first-mover advantage?

Nathan de Ruiter, Managing Director, Euroconsult Canada
Emma Park, Vice President Europe, Sigfox
Fabien Jordan, Founder & CEO, Astrocast
Mina Mitry, Co-Founder & CEO, Kepler Communications
David Haley, CTO & Co-Founder, Myriota
Afternoon coffee break hosted bySpace Foundation
The rapidly evolving video landscape

The traditional positioning of satellite in the video distribution value chain is increasingly challenged. What role will it play in the new ecosystem? The session will address this question, with topics such as:


> How can satellite players efficiently combine linear and non-linear TV?

> How to leverage new OTT and UHD opportunities for satellite companies?

> What are the prospects for video distribution by satellite in a rapidly changing ecosystem?

> Are there new opportunities in advanced digital markets or mainly in emerging markets?

Susan Irwin, Affiliate Principal Advisor, Euroconsult
Bill Tillson, Executive Chairman, Encompass
Philippe Bernard, Chairman & CEO, Globecast
Alex Pannell, Managing Director: Satellite & Media, Arqiva
James Crossland, Senior Vice President International Operations, WarnerMedia
Symposium on Innovation
Welcome coffee
Euroconsult market presentation: The roadmap for satellite business capabilities
Brent Prokosh, Senior Affiliate Consultant, Euroconsult
Satellite operators: Technological innovation propels business innovation

Representatives from global and regional satellite operators will discuss the critical nature of technology for business innovation:

> Complementarity and competition between geostationary satellites and constellations

> Benefit of experience on the introduction of new technologies such as HTS, electric propulsion, software-defined payloads

> Rationale for design-to-cost purchase practices within the satellite industry

Michele Franci, Senior satellite telecommunications system expert,
Stewart Sanders, EVP Technology / O3b mPOWER Program Lead, SES Networks
Paul Gaske, EVP & General Manager, Hughes North America, Hughes Network Systems
Arlen Kassighian, US satellites programme Director, Technical Department, Eutelsat
Morning coffee break
Anticipating the unexpected – Satellite manufacturers’ solutions to address new market needs
The representatives from established satellite manufacturers will discuss strategic issues for their business, especially how they plan to address demand’s evolution and market cycle:
> Market adoption of reprogrammable payloads and standardized flexible small GEO
> The cycle of GEO comsat orders and constellations’ deployment
> Satellite operators’ needs for cost efficiency and flexibility
> The road ahead: New opportunities
Maxime Puteaux, Senior Consultant, Euroconsult
Pierre François Delval, Head of Innovation, Advanced projects and Proposals, Telecommunication Satellites, Airbus Defence and Space
Raenaurd Turpin, Chief Engineer, Boeing Commercial Satellites and Common Products, Boeing
Didier Le Boulc’h, VP Telecom Strategy and Solutions, Thales Alenia Space
Joe Landon, VP, Advanced Programs Development, Lockheed Martin Space
Satellite end-users demand services; how will the industry respond?

The satellite and ground segment industry is evolving its product portfolio to address new users and new requirements:

> What are the challenges for the satcom industry with such changes?

> How will the industry create a new ecosystem to democratize satellite products and services?

> What is its strategy to develop new market channels for satellite services?

Santiago Perez, Senior Consultant, Euroconsult
Tom Choi, Chairman, Airspace IX
Alexandre Tisserant, CEO, Kinéis
Barry A. Matsumori, CEO, BridgeComm
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