Demand Sectors: 

Target Industries
Capital Seekers
Government
Commercial Space
Future Demand

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

    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, 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

    • Room: Ballroom A
      Last year, SpaceCom attendees watched live from the exhibit floor on November 17, 2016 as Peggy Whitson lifted off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Dr. Whitson returned to Earth on September 3rd as the American record holder for the most number of days spent in space (665). She will... Read More
      Speaker(s)
      Speaker
      Peggy Whitson Ph.D.
      Astronaut
      NASA
      Relevant to these sectors:

      Tuesday, December 05, 10:45 AM - 11:00 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, 11:00 AM - 12:15 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, 12:15 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)
        Speaker
        Dr.  Alex MacDonald
        Senior Economic Advisor, Office of the Administrator
        NASA
        Speaker
        Caryn Schenewerk
        Sr. Counsel & Sr. Director, Spaceflight Policy
        SpaceX
        Panelist
        Dr. George C. Nield
        Associate Administrator
        FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation
        Panelist
        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 Marton
        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)
        Panelist
        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 (A Monsanto Company)
        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)
        Panelist
        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)
        Panelist
        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, 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
        Panelist
        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
        Director of Business Development
        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:
        • 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)
        Panelist
        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:
        • 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

        • Room: Exhibit Hall E

          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
            Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director
            Satellite Applications Catapult
            Relevant to these sectors:
            Sponsored by


            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. Jeffrey Davis
            Founder and Chief Executive Officer
            Exploring 4 Solutions, LLC
            Moderator
            Dr. Vernon McDonald, PhD
            Senior Vice President
            KBRwyle
            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
            Panelist
            Jason Crusan
            Director, Advanced Exploration Systems Division
            NASA
            Panelist
            Jeffrey Manber
            Chief Executive Officer
            NanoRacks
            Speaker
            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
            Panelist
            Sean Casey
            Co-Founder and Managing Director
            Silicon Valley Space Center
            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
            Speaker
            Daniel Hicks
            Chief Executive Officer
            Spaceport America
            Speaker
            JIm Kuzma
            SVP and Chief Operating Officer
            Space Florida
            Panelist
            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
            Relevant to these sectors:
            Sponsored by


            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
            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 Univsersity
            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
            Moderator
            Lee Mason
            Principal Technologist for Power & Energy Storage
            NASA HQ
            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)
            Moderator
            Greg Murphy
            Executive Director
            The Maritime Alliance
            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)
            Panelist
            Anna Kallay
            Lockheed Martin
            Moderator
            Dr. Erik Antonsen MD, Ph.D.
            Element Scientist for Exploration Medical Capabilities
            NASA Johnson Space Center
            Panelist
            Mark Phelps
            Vice President of Research and Development
            Medtronic
            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
            Andrew Rush
            President and CEO
            Made In Space, Inc.
            Panelist
            Dr. Dmitry Starodubov
            Chief Scientist
            FOMS Inc.
            Moderator
            Jennifer Lopez
            Commericial Innovation Technology Development Lead
            Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS)
            Panelist
            Karen Taminger
            Materials Research Engineer
            NASA Langley Research Center
            Relevant to these sectors:

            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

              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)
                Speaker
                Dr.  Douglas Terrier
                Acting Chief Technologist
                NASA
                Panelist
                John Reale
                Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer
                Station Houston
                Panelist
                Michael Mealling
                Chief Operating Officer
                Starbridge Venture Capital
                Panelist
                Sean Casey
                Co-Founder and Managing Director
                Silicon Valley Space Center
                Moderator
                Stephan Reckie
                Founding Managing Member
                Angelus Funding
                Relevant to these sectors:

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

                • Room: Ballroom A
                • Demand Sectors: Keynote
                Since dominating humans at Jeopardy, IBM’s Watson has been finding applications in an array of industry sectors on Earth. As we start to expand human activity into LEO and beyond Watson’s capabilities become even more important. Grady Booch and Chris Codella will trace the history of Watson, and what the... 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
                Relevant to these sectors:

                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
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                CEO
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