Demand Sectors: 

Target Industries
Capital Seekers
Government
Commercial Space
Future Demand

Tuesday, December 05, 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

    • Demand Sectors: Break

    Tuesday, December 05, 8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

    • Room: Ballroom A
      The Houston Gospel Choir is a group of friends connected by their love for people and music. As each of these individuals endured Hurricane Harvey, they realized that there were many others more deeply impacted and began to serve individually. With a true desire to be boots on the ground,... Read More
      Relevant to these sectors:

      Tuesday, December 05, 8:45 AM - 9:00 AM


      Tuesday, December 05, 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

      • Room: Ballroom A
      • Demand Sectors: Keynote
      Speaker(s)
      Keynote
      Robert M. Lightfoot
      Acting Administrator
      NASA
      Relevant to these sectors:

      Tuesday, December 05, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

      • Room: Ballroom A
      • Demand Sectors: Keynote
      This statistics rich presentation will give the status of the commercial space sector from both a business to government and business to business perspective. Data will include launch forecasts, satellite deployments for Earth Observation and communications, space tourism, cislunar and deep space commercial activities, private investments in space, and much... Read More
      Speaker(s)
      Keynote
      Carissa Christensen
      Chief Executive Officer
      Bryce Space and Technology
      Relevant to these sectors:

      Tuesday, December 05, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

        • Demand Sectors: Break

        Tuesday, December 05, 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

        • Room: Ballroom A
        • Demand Sectors: Keynote
        Evolution of the Italian Space ecosystem is influenced by Italy’s industrial heritage, the scientific excellence, the research tradition along with the global competition. The result is a network of interactions, policies and birth of new organisms and applications. In his keynote, Anilkumar Dave will explore the history and technology, design... Read More
        Speaker(s)
        Speaker
        Anilkumar Dave
        Head of Innovation and Transfer of Technologies Unit
        ASI – Italian Space Agency
        Relevant to these sectors:

        Tuesday, December 05, 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

        • Room: Ballroom A
          Senior executives from diverse industries including aerospace, maritime, energy, medical, advanced manufacturing and agriculture will explore how their technologies and capabilities can be applied across multiple industry sectors. Discussion will tease out how our economy is rapidly being overtaken by the AI and robotics revolutions and how savvy companies are... Read More
          Speaker(s)
          Panelist
          David Gebhardt Ph.D.
          Vice President Strategy
          GEOSYS
          Panelist
          Dr. Robert Satcher
          Former NASA Astronaut and Assistant Professor, Orthopedic Oncology, Division of Surgery
          The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
          Panelist
          Paul Whitaker
          Director of Strategy and Partnerships
          Kongsberg Satellite Services, KSAT
          Moderator
          Robert Bell
          Executive Director
          Society of Satellite Professionals International
          Panelist
          Scott Killian
          Business Development Manager - Aerospace
          EOS of North America, Inc.
          Panelist
          Steve Jurczyk
          Associate Administrator, Space Technology Mission Directorate
          NASA
          Relevant to these sectors:

          Tuesday, December 05, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

          • Room: Ballroom B
          • Demand Sectors: Keynote
          Daniel Kraft offers a fast-paced look at the next few years of innovations in medicine, powered by new tools, tests and apps that bring diagnostic information right to the patient's bedside. He will show how these technologies were influenced by space technology and how they could impact future human deep... Read More
          Speaker(s)
          Keynote Speaker
          Dr. Daniel Kraft
          Chair for Medicine
          Singularity University
          Relevant to these sectors:

          Tuesday, December 05, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

          • Room: 320B
          • Commercial Space
          How will the shifting budget priorities of the new Administration affect commercial space policy? Liability limits for commercial launches, air and space traffic integration issues, and asteroid mining rights are a few of the other space commerce issues also occupying Washington. Space commerce, though non-partisan, still poses many challenges for... Read More
          Speaker(s)
          Panelist
          Dr.  Alex MacDonald
          Senior Economic Advisor, Office of the Administrator
          NASA
          Panelist
          Caryn Schenewerk
          Sr. Counsel & Sr. Director, Spaceflight Policy
          SpaceX
          Panelist
          Dr. George C. Nield
          Associate Administrator
          FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation
          Moderator
          James Muncy
          President
          PoliSpace
          Panelist
          Jeff Bingham
          Former Staffer, Senate Commerce
          Science & Transportation Committee
          Panelist
          Richard Dalbello
          Vice President Business Development and Government Affairs
          Virgin Galactic
          Relevant to these sectors:
          • Room: 320A
          • Government
          Government spending on NASA has returned benefits to society many times the original investment. There are still many untapped technologies at NASA ready for commercial adoption, as well as opportunities for private companies to partner with NASA to solve technical challenges for the agency. In this session, NASA will show... Read More
          Speaker(s)
          Panelist
          Dr.  Andrea Hanson Ph.D.
          Manager, Exercise Physiology & Countermeasures Lab
          NASA Johnson Space Center
          Panelist
          Dr.  Anthony Calomino Ph.D.
          Materials and Structures Research Engineer
          NASA Langley Research Center
          Moderator
          Dan Lockney
          Technology Transfer Program Executive
          NASA
          Panelist
          Enidia Santiago-Arce
          Technology Manager
          NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
          Panelist
          Indrani Graczyk
          JPL Technology Transfer Program Executive
          NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratories
          Panelist
          Dr.  Lauren Underwood Ph.D.
          Project Manager
          NASA Stennis Space Center
          Panelist
          Dr.  Ray Wagner Ph.D.
          Wireless RFID Sensing Engineer
          NASA Johnson Space Center
          Panelist
          Stephen Navran
          Chief Scientific Officer
          Synthecon Inc.
          Panelist
          Tim Daigle
          President
          Triad Technologies
          Relevant to these sectors:
          Sponsored by

          • Room: 320C
          • Future Demand
          Next generation launch vehicles are in development and promise to make transportation to and beyond low Earth orbit cheaper and more accessible. The Space Launch System, Vulcan, New Glenn, SpaceX’s BFR, Lockheed Martin’s Mars Base Camp and others combined will provide unprecedented orbital and deep space capability. What opportunities does... Read More
          Speaker(s)
          Panelist
          Bretton (Brett) Alexander
          Director of Business Development and Strategy
          Blue Origin, LLC
          Panelist
          Danielle Richey
          Space Exploration Architect
          Lockheed Martin
          Moderator
          David Alexander
          Director, Rice Space Institute
          Rice Space Institute
          Panelist
          Joshua Brost
          Sr. Director of Government BD & Sales
          SpaceX
          Panelist
          Michael Holguin
          Program Manager
          United Launch Alliance
          Relevant to these sectors:
          • Room: 310A
          • Target Industries
          Precision farming, energy reserve exploration and port traffic management are examples of end user applications of Earth observation satellite data. Satellite resources are becoming increasingly essential to the maritime, agribusiness and energy sectors for making informed bottom-line decisions on a consistent basis. This session will review the ways terrestrial industries... Read More
          Speaker(s)
          Moderator
          David Zuniga
          General Manager, North America Division
          Danish Aerospace Company
          Panelist
          Jackie Schmoll
          Business Development Manager
          Harris Corporation
          Panelist
          Mark Jarman
          Head of Earth Observation Domain
          Satellite Applications Catapult
          Panelist
          Steven Ward
          Director of Geospatial Sciences
          The Climate Corporation
          Panelist
          Dr.  William Stefanov
          Associate International Space Station (ISS) Program Scientist, Earth Observations
          NASA Johnson Space Center
          Relevant to these sectors:
          Sponsored by

          • Room: 310C
          • Capital Seekers
          Public-private partnerships are an effective method for achieving government and industry goals that stimulate commercial innovation and spur sustainable economic development. Spaceport development and commercial access to the International Space Station are two excellent examples of public-private engagement. What is the potential for space entrepreneurs and innovators to partner with... Read More
          Speaker(s)
          Moderator
          Bob Prochnow
          Executive Director
          Technology Collaboration Center of Houston
          Moderator
          Cynthia Bouthot
          Director of Business Development
          Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS)
          Panelist
          Denis Braham
          Attorney, Public-Private Partnerships
          Winstead PC
          Panelist
          Dr. Daniel Rasky
          Chief of the Space Portal Office
          NASA
          Panelist
          Lynn Buquo
          Program Specialist
          NASA Johnson Space Center
          Panelist
          Mark Meffan
          Vice President
          KBR
          Relevant to these sectors:
          • Room: 310B
          • Target Industries
          Advanced robotics, including autonomous systems, are about to become ubiquitous in every economic sector, from driverless tractors to drone ships and planes to autonomous Martian rovers. In this session you will find out how robotic and autonomous systems are reshaping how we view productivity and human safety and how you... Read More
          Speaker(s)
          Moderator
          Dr. Robert Ambrose
          Principal Investigator, Game Changing Development Program Software, Robotics & Simulations Division
          NASA Johnson Space Center
          Panelist
          Henrik Christensen
          Director, Contextual Robotics Institute
          UC San Diego
          Panelist
          Kyle Edelberg
          Robotic Systems Engineer
          NASA Jet Propulsion Labs
          Panelist
          Liam Pedersen
          Group Lead for Autonomous Vehicles
          Nissan Research Center - Silicon Valley
          Panelist
          Dr  Tim Barton
          MI&MS Operation Maritime Chief Engineer
          Leidos
          Relevant to these sectors:

          Tuesday, December 05, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

            • Demand Sectors: Break

            Tuesday, December 05, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

            • Room: 310A
            • Target Industries
            Success in the digital age is now being defined by the intelligent software tools that best make sense of the avalanche of data coming from all directions, including and especially from orbiting satellites. The farmer doesn’t care about pretty satellite pictures of his farm; he just wants to know what... Read More
            Speaker(s)
            Panelist
            Anna Moren
            Product Director
            Cropio
            Moderator
            David Zuniga
            General Manager, North America Division
            Danish Aerospace Company
            Panelist
            John Goolgasian III
            Chief Operating Officer
            GeoSpark Analytics
            Panelist
            Tony Gehr
            Civil Group CTO/Chief Engineer
            Leidos
            Relevant to these sectors:
            Sponsored by

            • Room: 320B
            • Commercial Space
            Maintenance and clean-up chores we’re used to on Earth are about to be applied to orbital satellites and debris. This session will explore the business opportunities in tackling the growing threat of orbital debris and the emerging capabilities of satellite service and repair. Government and industry welcome commercial strategies to... Read More
            Speaker(s)
            Panelist
            Frank DeMauro
            Vice President & General Manager, Advanced Programs Division
            Orbital ATK
            Panelist
            Dr.  Jared Squire
            Senior VP of Research
            Ad Astra Rocket Company
            Panelist
            Lt Col  Jeremy Raley
            Program Manager,Tactical Technology Office (TTO)
            DARPA
            Panelist
            Justin Kugler
            New Business Development Manager
            Made In Space, Inc.
            Moderator
            Micah Webb
            Business Development Intelligence, Information and Services
            Raytheon Company
            Panelist
            Robert Feierbach
            Vice President, Commercial Satellite Servicing
            SSL
            Relevant to these sectors:
            Sponsored by

            • Room: 310C
            • Capital Seekers
            The high tech industry offers complex solutions that can often be anxiety inducing and difficult for customers and the public in general to understand. Technology companies have an obligation to communicate authentically and plainly about the potential of their products and services. This panel of marketing and communication experts will... Read More
            Speaker(s)
            Moderator
            Ben Levine
            Director and Senior Advisor for Transformation
            Ogilvy & Mather
            Panelist
            Frank White
            Senior Consultant
            Brodeur Partners
            Panelist
            Jeff Carr
            President
            Griffin Communications Group
            Panelist
            Terry Wade
            Senior Vice President
            Edelman
            Panelist
            Dr.  Zeina Razzouk
            CEO
            BioDisruption
            Relevant to these sectors:
            Sponsored by

            • Room: 320A
            • Government
            The International Space Station has a mandate to make the orbiting facility available for commercial projects. From microgravity to extreme exposure to Earth observation to advanced communications, the ISS serves as a test bed for a wide range of commercial applications. In this session you’ll discover all that is possible... Read More
            Speaker(s)
            Moderator
            Cynthia Bouthot
            Director of Business Development
            Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS)
            Panelist
            Lynn Harper
            Lead Integrative Studies, Space Portal Partnerships Office
            NASA Ames Research Center
            Panelist
            Marybeth Edeen
            Manager of the Research Integration Office, ISS Program
            NASA
            Panelist
            Peggy Whitson Ph.D.
            Astronaut
            NASA
            Panelist
            Stephanie Murphy
            President
            Alpha Space Test and Research Alliance, LLC
            Panelist
            Yasushi Hisadome
            Director, Houston Office
            Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
            Relevant to these sectors:
            Sponsored by

            • Room: 320C
            • Future Demand
            The European Space Agency is planning a “Lunar Village.” Google LunarX Prize contestants are racing to be the first private companies to land on the Moon. Elon Musk announced plans to settle Mars. Regardless of which visions pan out, long-terms operations on the Moon and Mars will demand that space... Read More
            Speaker(s)
            Panelist
            Diane Linne
            Senior Research Engineer
            NASA Glenn Research Center
            Moderator
            George Sowers
            Professor, Space Resources
            Colorado School of Mines
            Panelist
            James Orsulak
            Director , Sales and Business Development
            Planetary Resources, Inc
            Panelist
            Jim Keravala
            Chief Executive Officer
            OffWorld
            Panelist
            Rick Tumlinson
            Founder
            Deep Space Industries, Space Frontier Foundation, and New Worlds
            Relevant to these sectors:

            Tuesday, December 05, 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM


            Wednesday, December 06, 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM


            Wednesday, December 06, 8:30 AM - 8:45 AM


            Wednesday, December 06, 8:45 AM - 9:15 AM

            • Room: Ballroom A
            • Demand Sectors: Keynote
            DigitalGlobe’s satellite images that captured flooding from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma were indispensable to first responders and to the resulting recovery efforts. As the industry lauds innovative new entrants into the Earth Observation commercial sector, it’s worth noting that DigitalGlobe and its founder Dr. Walter Scott are celebrating their 25th... Read More
            Speaker(s)
            Keynote
            Walter Scott
            Founder, Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President
            DigitalGlobe
            Relevant to these sectors:

            Wednesday, December 06, 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

            • Room: Ballroom A
              LEO based infrastructure will rapidly create a new sustainable economy. This session brings together thought leaders to identify the key benchmarks that will demonstrate that in fact this market is being created....
              Speaker(s)
              Panelist
              Frank Culbertson Jr.
              President, Space Systems Group
              Orbital ATK
              Moderator
              Jeff Carr
              President
              Griffin Communications Group
              Panelist
              Jeffrey Manber
              Chief Executive Officer
              NanoRacks
              Panelist
              Massimo Comparini
              AIAD / Chairman SPIN-It (Italian Space Technological Platform)
              Chairman of the Board, Earthlab Luxembourg & CEO, e-GEOS
              Panelist
              Phil Downen
              Vice President, Government Programs
              UrtheCast
              Panelist
              Stuart Martin
              CEO & Executive Director
              Satellite Applications Catapult
              Relevant to these sectors:
              Sponsored by


              Wednesday, December 06, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

                • Demand Sectors: Break

                Wednesday, December 06, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

                • Room: 320A
                • Government
                NASA has set a goal of sending people to Mars in the 2030’s. The years long journey poses serious health risk from radiation exposure, weightlessness, remote access to emergency medicine, and even the effective shelf life of stored medication. New technologies will be required that involve sophisticated human-machine interfaces and... Read More
                Speaker(s)
                Panelist
                Alonso Vera PhD
                Chief, Human Systems Integration Division
                NASA Ames Research Center
                Panelist
                Dr. Erik Antonsen MD, Ph.D.
                Element Scientist for Exploration Medical Capabilities
                NASA Johnson Space Center
                Moderator
                Dr. Vernon McDonald, PhD
                Senior Vice President
                KBRwyle
                Moderator
                Dr.  Jeffrey Davis
                Founder and Chief Executive Officer
                Exploring 4 Solutions, LLC
                Panelist
                Marie Myers
                Corporate Controller
                Hewlett Packard
                Panelist
                Sharmila Anandasabapathy MD
                Director, Professor of Medicine, Vice President, Baylor Global Initiatives
                Baylor College of Medicine
                Panelist
                Takanori Shibata
                Chief Senior Research Scientist, Human lnformatics Research Institute
                National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
                Relevant to these sectors:
                Sponsored by

                • Room: 320C
                • Future Demand
                With the International Space Station due to end service in the next decade, the private sector is gearing up to the fill the void with new space habitat concepts that will stimulate wide ranging commercial potential. NASA NextSTEP program is also providing seed dollars for deep space habitat development. All... Read More
                Speaker(s)
                Panelist
                Barton Bollfrass
                Chief Executive Officer
                Fathom Academy
                Moderator
                Jason Crusan
                Director, Advanced Exploration Systems Division
                NASA
                Panelist
                Jeffrey Manber
                Chief Executive Officer
                NanoRacks
                Panelist
                John Elbon
                Vice President and General Manager
                The Boeing Company
                Panelist
                Robert Richards
                Vice President Business Development, Advanced Programs Division
                Orbital ATK
                Relevant to these sectors:
                • Room: 310C
                • Capital Seekers
                Investors are putting up billions to fund promising startups. Planet started in a garage and has disrupted the satellite industry. SpaceX investors believed Elon Musk could drive down the cost of launch and begin the era of reusable rockets. Who will be the next Planet or SpaceX? What are the... Read More
                Speaker(s)
                Panelist
                Dr.  Antoun Daou
                CEO
                Earth National - BioDisruption Cluster
                Panelist
                Hugo Wagner
                Principal, New Space
                Orange Silicon Valley
                Moderator
                Sidney Nakahodo
                Co-founder & CEO
                New York Space Alliance
                Relevant to these sectors:
                • Room: 310A
                • Target Industries
                Accurate weather forecast is worth millions of dollars to maritime shippers, offshore drilling rigs, and farm operators. New instruments are enhancing the precision of forecasting that significantly improve preparedness and avoidance strategies. If your industry is impacted by weather you must attend this session to find out how to take... Read More
                Speaker(s)
                Panelist
                Dr.  Chad Gravelle
                Chief Scientist
                National Weather Service Operations Proving Ground in Kansas City, MO, NOAA
                Panelist
                Chris McCormick
                Chief Executive Officer
                PlanetiQ/Global Weather & Climate Solutions
                Moderator
                Dan Stillman
                Senior Strategic Marketing Manager, Environmental Solutions
                Harris Corporation
                Panelist
                Daniel Irwin
                SERVIR Director
                NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
                Relevant to these sectors:
                Sponsored by

                • Room: 320B
                • Commercial Space
                Commercial spaceports are natural hubs for regional tech activity. While launch fees are the anchor funding source for spaceport operations, all spaceports must consider multiple revenue sources to ensure their sustainability. Office space for high tech companies, incubators and accelerators, training programs, entertainment, and hospitality are some of the revenue... Read More
                Speaker(s)
                Panelist
                Arturo Machuca
                General Manager
                Ellington Airport & Houston Spaceport
                Panelist
                Daniel Hicks
                Chief Executive Officer
                Spaceport America
                Panelist
                Jim Kuzma
                SVP and Chief Operating Officer
                Space Florida
                Moderator
                Larry Strader
                Manager, External Pursuits Program Office
                Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
                Panelist
                Richard Pruss
                Vice President, Director of Aerospace and Government Programs
                BRPH Architects-Engineers, Inc
                Relevant to these sectors:
                Sponsored by

                • Room: 310B
                • Target Industries
                Robots are taking on the toughest jobs, from deep ocean oil rig repair to inspection and maintenance of hazardous facilities to lunar habitats construction. Very soon all jobs that would put humans at risk of harm will be turned over to intelligent robots. This session will focus on range of... Read More
                Speaker(s)
                Panelist
                Carl Walz
                Director, Business Development, Space Systems
                Oceaneering International, Inc
                Moderator
                José Gutierrez Ph.D.
                Director of Technology and Innovation
                Transocean
                Panelist
                Joy Kelly
                Vice President and Deputy General Manager
                Jacobs
                Panelist
                Dr.  Kimberly Hambuchen
                Aeronautics Engineer, Automation and Robotics Systems
                NASA Johnson Space Center
                Panelist
                Nicolaus Radford
                Co-founder and CTO
                Houston Mechatronics, Inc
                Relevant to these sectors:
                Sponsored by


                Wednesday, December 06, 12:15 PM - 2:00 PM


                Wednesday, December 06, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

                • Room: 310B
                • Target Industries
                Each workshop will explore ways that lessons learned from the conference sessions and/or unanswered questions can be addressed to the full advantage for each participant. Mutual sharing of ideas to help solve specific issues will be teased out by the moderator....
                Speaker(s)
                Panelist
                Majid Babai
                Advanced Manufacturing Chief
                NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
                Panelist
                Robert Taylor Ph.D.
                Adjacent Technology Lead, Space Antennas
                Harris Corporation
                Panelist
                Ross Dickson
                Product Line Manager
                Wind River
                Moderator
                Tim Shinbara
                Vice President - Manufacturing Technology
                AMT
                Relevant to these sectors:
                • Room: 320B
                • Target Industries
                Each workshop will explore ways that lessons learned from the conference sessions and/or unanswered questions can be addressed to the full advantage for each participant. Mutual sharing of ideas to help solve specific issues will be teased out by the moderator....
                Speaker(s)
                Panelist
                James R. (Jake) Mireles
                President
                JSC Chapter of Engineers Without Borders
                Panelist
                Dr.  Jitendra Joshi
                Chief Technology Advisor, Advanced Capabilities Division
                NASA
                Panelist
                John Tracy
                Director, Texas Water Resources Institute
                Texas A&M University
                Moderator
                Kent Schescke
                Executive Vice President
                Council for Agricultural Science and Technology
                Panelist
                Steven Ward
                Director of Geospatial Sciences
                The Climate Corporation
                Relevant to these sectors:
                • Room: 310A
                • Target Industries
                Each workshop will explore ways that lessons learned from the conference sessions and/or unanswered questions can be addressed to the full advantage for each participant. Mutual sharing of ideas to help solve specific issues will be teased out by the moderator....
                Speaker(s)
                Panelist
                John Scott
                Chief Technologist for Propulsion and Power
                NASA Johnson Space Center
                Moderator
                José Gutierrez Ph.D.
                Director of Technology and Innovation
                Transocean
                Relevant to these sectors:
                • Room: 320A
                • Target Industries
                Each workshop will explore ways that lessons learned from the conference sessions and/or unanswered questions can be addressed to the full advantage for each participant. Mutual sharing of ideas to help solve specific issues will be teased out by the moderator....
                Speaker(s)
                Panelist
                Dwight Coleman Ph.D
                Director, Inner Space Center
                University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography
                Moderator
                Greg Murphy
                Executive Director
                The Maritime Alliance
                Panelist
                Kevin Jackson
                Chief Engineer
                Flexitech LLC
                Panelist
                Paul Whitaker
                Director of Strategy and Partnerships
                Kongsberg Satellite Services, KSAT
                Relevant to these sectors:
                • Room: 310C
                • Target Industries
                Each workshop will explore ways that lessons learned from the conference sessions and/or unanswered questions can be addressed to the full advantage for each participant. Mutual sharing of ideas to help solve specific issues will be teased out by the moderator....
                Speaker(s)
                Moderator
                Dr. Erik Antonsen MD, Ph.D.
                Element Scientist for Exploration Medical Capabilities
                NASA Johnson Space Center
                Panelist
                John Burnes
                Director, Implantable Core Teams | CRHF Patient Monitoring and Diagnostics
                Medtronic
                Panelist
                Joshua Ehrlich
                Orion Spacecraft Systems Engineer
                Lockheed Martin
                Panelist
                Matthew Duggan
                Systems Engineering Manager
                The Boeing Company
                Panelist
                Sharmila Anandasabapathy MD
                Director, Professor of Medicine, Vice President, Baylor Global Initiatives
                Baylor College of Medicine
                Panelist
                Teodor Veres
                Adjunct Professor, Biomedical Engineering & Bioengineering
                McGill University
                Relevant to these sectors:
                • Room: 320C
                • Future Demand
                Space manufacturing will start with robotic pods processing precious materials for deorbit and sale on Earth. The evolution of manufacturing will make use of space transportation highways and access to raw materials on the Moon and asteroids. How do businesses today engage in the emerging space manufacturing arena? What are... Read More
                Speaker(s)
                Panelist
                Dr. Dmitry Starodubov
                Chief Scientist
                FOMS Inc.
                Moderator
                Jennifer Lopez
                Commercial Innovation Technology Development Lead
                Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS)
                Panelist
                Justin Kugler
                New Business Development Manager
                Made In Space, Inc.
                Panelist
                Karen Taminger
                Materials Research Engineer
                NASA Langley Research Center
                Relevant to these sectors:

                Thursday, December 07, 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM


                Thursday, December 07, 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

                • Room: Ballroom A
                  Speaker(s)
                  Speaker
                  Greg Johnson
                  Executive Director
                  CASIS

                  Thursday, December 07, 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

                  • Room: Ballroom A
                  • Demand Sectors: Keynote
                  Inmarsat CEO Rupert Pearce will explore the central role of satellite communications in enabling the emerging global Gigabit Society of tomorrow, where millions of connections will exist between people, devices, and things. The global reach of satellite can not only support local development, growth and innovation through reliable broadband and... Read More
                  Speaker(s)
                  Keynote
                  Rupert Pearce
                  Chief Executive Officer
                  Inmarsat
                  Relevant to these sectors:

                  Thursday, December 07, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

                  • Room: Ballroom A
                    The finalist in the SpaceCom Entrepreneurs Competition will present to their business plans at this general session. An expert panel of judges will comment and facilitate audience discussion with the startups. The audience, along with the judges, will select the winner of the competition....
                    Speaker(s)
                    Panelist
                    John Reale
                    Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer
                    Station Houston
                    Panelist
                    Michael Mealling
                    Chief Operating Officer
                    Starbridge Venture Capital
                    Panelist
                    Sidney Nakahodo
                    Co-founder & CEO
                    New York Space Alliance
                    Panelist
                    Stephan Reckie
                    Founding Managing Member
                    Angelus Funding
                    Panelist
                    Steven Gonzalez
                    Technology Transfer Strategist
                    NASA Johnson Space Center
                    Panelist
                    Warren Bates
                    Director of Business Strategy & Portfolio Management
                    CASIS
                    Relevant to these sectors:

                    Thursday, December 07, 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

                      • Demand Sectors: Break

                      Thursday, December 07, 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

                      • Room: Ballroom A
                      • Demand Sectors: Keynote
                      Embodied cognition brings artificial intelligence to the physical world. By placing an AI in a robot, an avatar, an object in your hand, or even in the walls of an operating room, conference room, or spacecraft, we take the ability of that system to understand and reason and draw it... Read More
                      Speaker(s)
                      Keynote
                      Dr. Christopher Codella
                      Chief Technology Officer, Government Cognitive Computing
                      IBM
                      Keynote
                      Grady Booch
                      Chief Scientist for Software Engineering & Chief Scientist for Watson/M
                      IBM
                      Relevant to these sectors:

                      Thursday, December 07, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

                      • Room: Ballroom A
                      • Demand Sectors: Keynote
                      The global population is growing exponentially. Collective standard of living is growing at an even faster rate. Will Earth be able to support its human population 20, 50, 100 years from now? Space beckons with nearly limitless resources that that can sustain our civilization indefinitely. The United Launch Alliance (ULA)... Read More
                      Speaker(s)
                      Keynote
                      Bernard Kutter
                      Chief Scientist and Advanced Program Manager
                      United Launch Alliance
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                      Thursday, December 07, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


                      Thursday, December 07, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

                      • Room: Innovation Theater, Exhibit Hall E
                      • Demand Sectors: Capital Seekers
                      This special SpaceCom panel of decorated astronauts will discuss how technology transfer from their space experiences helped them in creating business opportunities. The panel will discuss the challenges of transitioning from governmental to entrepreneurial environments and explore the commercial potential of space technologies into the future.  Panelists will be available to... Read More
                      Speaker(s)
                      Panelist
                      Carl Walz
                      Director, Business Development, Space Systems
                      Oceaneering International, Inc
                      Panelist
                      Dave Wolf
                      Managing Director
                      EarthTomorrow, Inc.
                      Panelist
                      Frank Culbertson Jr.
                      President, Space Systems Group
                      Orbital ATK
                      Panelist
                      Franklin Chang Díaz
                      CEO
                      Ad Astra Rocket Company
                      Moderator
                      Greg Johnson
                      Executive Director
                      CASIS
                      Panelist
                      Scott Altman
                      Vice President Business Development, Engineering and Aerospace Solutions
                      ASRC Federal
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