Programme

Be inspired by world-class speakers. The conference programme is a key show feature at Space-Comm Expo. Running alongside the exhibition over both days, dedicated theatres will be the focus of topical debate, product-led showcase, and collaboration on hot topics and technology that is shaping industry.

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    7th July 2021

    09:00-09:25

    Keynote Theatre

    Sponsored by CGI

    Welcome & Keynote Address: The Rise of the Humans

    Through this session we will explore how we can empower everyone to collaborate and work together to build a shared vision for our relationship with space that the entire planet will be proud of.

    Dave Coplin, Thought Leader & Futurist

    7th July 2021

    09:15-10:00

    Downstream Theatre

    Sponsored by Parsons

    High Throughput, High Reliability, High Availability – SpaceFibre Spacecraft On-board Network Technology

    Overview of SpaceFibre onboard networking, demoing deterministic control traffic and multi-Gbit/s data on a single link.

    Stuart Mills, Chief Executive Officer at STAR-Dundee

    7th July 2021

    09:30-09:50

    Keynote Theatre

    Sponsored by CGI

    Opening Address

    Join us for Space-Comm Expo's Opening Address with Kevin Craven, Ian Annett and Elodie Viau.

    Elodie Viau, Director of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications at the European Space Agency
    Kevin Craven, CEO at ADS
    Ian Annett, Deputy CEO for Programme Delivery at UK Space Agency

    7th July 2021

    09:40-10:10

    Small Sats Theatre

    Sponsored by Sidus Space

    Space-Rated Active Optical Cables - Rugged solutions to meet the future of space exploration

    The presentation covers ground-breaking technology of space-rated optical fibre with high date rates, light weight and extended reach.

    Luca Rozzoni, Business Development Manager at AirBorn International Ltd

    7th July 2021

    09:55-10:20

    Keynote Theatre

    Sponsored by CGI

    Financing the Industrial Revolution in Space

    Will Whitehorn, President of UKSpace will be addressing the current challenges and opportunities for the space industry in this insightful keynote session.

    Will Whitehorn, President at UKspace

    7th July 2021

    10:20-10:50

    Small Sats Theatre

    Sponsored by Sidus Space

    Getting Cyber Right in New Space

    Protecting New Space data, techniques and control systems is nationally importance, but some New Space companies may not have the capacity or capability to prioritise cybersecurity. This session aims to explore some of the issues and offer potential solutions.

    Mark Roberts, Director, Defence & Security at RHEA Group

    7th July 2021

    10:20-10:25

    Downstream Theatre

    Sponsored by Parsons

    Opening Address: Geospatial Insight for the Maritime Sector

    Keynotes and panels exploring how satellite and geospatial data support Decarbonisation of Ports and Harbours and Clean Maritime Transport

    Andy Bennett, Space Knowledge Transfer Manager at KTN

    7th July 2021

    10:25-10:50

    Downstream Theatre

    Sponsored by Parsons

    Satellite and Geospatial data support for the Decarbonisation of Ports and Harbours

    Connor Lyons, Innovation Business Partner for Associated British Ports

    7th July 2021

    10:30-11:25

    Keynote Theatre

    Sponsored by CGI

    UK Spaceports; Launching the ‘Great British Space Race’

    In this ‘Farnborough First’ gathering together four of the seven potential spaceports in the UK, you will hear an update on their progress, plans and aspirations for the future.

    Chair: Ian Annett, Deputy CEO for Programme Delivery at UK Space Agency
    Melissa Thorpe, Head at Spaceport Cornwall
    Nik Smith, Regional Director UK & Europe at Lockheed Martin Space
    Yvette Hopkins, Executive Vice President, Shetland Space & Security at SaxaVord Spaceport
    Roy Kirk, Project Director at Space Hub Sutherland
    John Whalley, Co-chair of Space Wales Leadership Group

    7th July 2021

    11:00-11:50

    Downstream Theatre

    Sponsored by Parsons

    PANEL: Decarbonisation of Ports & Harbours

    This panel session will give an overview of the challenges faced in ports and harbours and responses from earth observation and geospatial companies.

    Chair: Matt Moss, Knowledge Transfer Manager: Maritime at KTN
    Simon Tucker, VP of Business Development at Satellite Vu
    Richard Flemmings, CTO at 4 Earth Intelligence
    Jordan Thomas, Business Manager at Solent Maritime Enterprise Zone
    Dr Bev Mackenzie, Representative to the International Maritime Organization and Manager, Marine Environment at BIMCO
    Simon Powell, Founder Member & Operations Director of MSE International

    7th July 2021

    11:30-11:55

    Keynote Theatre

    Sponsored by CGI

    Delivering Real Space: Fighting the Climate Crisis through Space

    Through the strength of our people, partners, and innovative technologies we are helping to shed light on fighting the climate crisis.

    Chair: Sarah Macken, Director of UK Business Development at Airbus Defence and Space
    Carl Warren, Biomass Chief Engineer, Earth Observation and Science at Airbus Defence and Space
    Katherine Elsom, Head of Marketing, Intelligence UK at Airbus Defence and Space
    Professor Nigel Fox

    7th July 2021

    11:40-12:10

    Small Sats Theatre

    Sponsored by Sidus Space

    EEE Interconnect technologies for conventional and new space applications

    Axon’ outlines a range of innovative wire, connector and interconnect solutions to meet the varied challenges of both conventional and new space applications.

    Nigel Kellett, Business Development Manager at Axon’ Cable Ltd

    7th July 2021

    12:05-12:45

    Keynote Theatre

    Sponsored by CGI

    Innovation and Commercialisation: The Future of Space

    The role of space in everyday life is evolving and growing. We need to boost commercialisation in the space sector through innovation, access to capital and talent.

    Keynote Speaker: Elodie Viau, Director of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications at the European Space Agency
    Nelly Offord Harlé, Business Line Manager - Exploration at Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd
    Jim Graham, Managing Director for Space at QinetiQ
    Dr Geoff Busswell, Head of Marketing and Sales at Telespazio UK
    Lucy Edge, Chief Operating Officer of Satellite Applications Catapult

    7th July 2021

    13:20-13:45

    Keynote Theatre

    Sponsored by CGI

    Space business applications improving life on earth

    Jaime Reed will cover how data and analytics from satellite broadband, earth observation, and PNT can be used to make us safer, healthier and greener.

    Dr Jaime Reed, Vice President UK & Australia Space Data Platforms & Applications at CGI

    7th July 2021

    13:30-14:00

    Small Sats Theatre

    Sponsored by Sidus Space

    Space Logistics : What next?

    The success of Mission Extension Vehicle (MEV) 1 & 2 has opened up the Space Logistics sector. This session will review the MEV missions and discuss what exciting next steps are planned.

    David Pile, Regional Director UK, Europe & MENA at Northrop Grumman Space

    7th July 2021

    13:30-14:00

    Downstream Theatre

    Sponsored by Parsons

    Clean Maritime - Can space help?

    International shipping produces about 1Bn tonnes of CO2e. Reducing emissions is not easy so can space technologies help?

    Gary Cannon Space Systems Capability Lead at BMT

    7th July 2021

    13:50-14:20

    Keynote Theatre

    Sponsored by CGI

    Looking to the Future: The Canadian Space Program and Industry

    [Live from Canada]

    Lisa Campbell, President of the Canadian Space Agency

    7th July 2021

    14:10-14:40

    Small Sats Theatre

    Sponsored by Sidus Space

    Breaking into the UK Space Sector

    This session provides a perspective on the realities faced by 2 successful companies looking to compete and grow in the UK marketplace.

    Mike Mackenzie, Business Development Manager (UK) at Tyvak International (UK)
    Andrew Beaumont, Head of Business Development at Lockheed Martin UK Space

    7th July 2021

    14:10-14:35

    Clean maritime transport - title TBC

    Nick Lambert, Co-founder and Director of NLA International

    7th July 2021

    14:10-14:35

    Downstream Theatre

    Sponsored by Parsons

    Clean Maritime Transport - Seminar Title TBC

    Nick Lambert, Co-founder and Director of NLA International

    7th July 2021

    14:30-14:55

    Keynote Theatre

    Sponsored by CGI

    Empowering the Space Industry with Decision Intelligence

    Sustainable space - hear how informed decisions for critical situations are supported by Space Domain Awareness and traffic management. [Live from the USA]

    Melanie Stricklan, CEO at Slingshot Aerospace

    7th July 2021

    14:50-15:20

    Small Sats Theatre

    Sponsored by Sidus Space

    The Globe’s Digital Twin: How Advances in Satellite Image Processing Enable High-Accuracy 3D Intelligence at Scale

    Learn how terrain data and AI are transforming the mission planning, rehearsal and simulation environments for defence and intelligence agencies.

    Mike Small, Business Development Director at Maxar

    7th July 2021

    14:50-15:20

    Downstream Theatre

    Sponsored by Parsons

    From ants to more sustainable shipping, the story of T-VOS (Theyr-Voyage Optimisation Software)

    In this session, Adam will introduce T-VOS, a weather routing optimisation software that shows leading performance in reducing emissions.

    Adam Sobey, Non-Executive Director for Theyr

    7th July 2021

    14:55-15:05

    The Latest Developments on Commercial Space in the US

    7th July 2021

    14:55-15:05

    Keynote Theatre

    Sponsored by CGI

    FAA Address on the Latest Developments on Commercial Space in the US

    Wayne Monteith, FAA Associate Administrator for Commercial Space

    7th July 2021

    15:10-15:40

    Keynote Theatre

    Sponsored by CGI

    Paving the Right Path to Rapid Space Acquisition

    This session will share some insights into how the Space Rapid Capabilities Office (Space RCO) use their culture, various authorities in contracting and a growing business intelligence outreach program to pave the way for rapid space acquisition of critical capabilities for the US Space Force. [Live from the USA]

    Mike Roberts, Director and Program Executive Officer (PEO) for the Space Rapid Capabilities Office (Space RCO)

    7th July 2021

    15:30-16:00

    Downstream Theatre

    Sponsored by Parsons

    Five dimensions of space data

    For EO data the use cases are varied, such as land management & defence, maritime vessel management, utilities maintenance and infrastructure monitoring.

    Richard Goodman, Presales Consultant at Hexagon

    7th July 2021

    15:50-16:50

    Keynote Theatre

    Sponsored by CGI

    Space Entrepreneurs & Disruptors

    Keynote Speaker: John Finney, Founder & CEO of Isotropic Systems
    Chair: Dallas Campbell, TV Science Presenter
    Doug Liddle, CEO at In‑Space Missions Ltd
    James Fairbairn, Business Development Manager at Cornwall Space
    Jeff Crusey, Investment Manager at Seraphim Capital
    Severin Blenkush, PK Technical Director/Business Intel Lead in support of the Space Rapid Capabilities Office (Space RCO)

    7th July 2021

    16:10-16:40

    Downstream Theatre

    Sponsored by Parsons

    Opportunities for Satellite Services on Sustainable Port and Vessel Operations

    ESA Space Solutions offers funding opportunities and business support to space enabled products and services. Use cases show how satellite based services support decarbonising port and vessel operations.

    Ian Downey, ESA Space Solutions Business Applications - UK Ambassador Platform Network Coordinator

    8th July 2021

    09:15-10:00

    Downstream Theatre

    Sponsored by Parsons

    Aerospace Cornwall Present a Live Demonstration from Exobotics

    Exobotics develop software and hardware that is scalable, modular and tuned for the challenges of operation in extra-orbital environments. In this session, space engineering business, Exobotics showcase their next generation, portable “Desktop” Thermal Vacuum Chamber.

    Maxime Burgonse, Test and Integration Specialist at Exobotics Ltd

    8th July 2021

    09:30-10:15

    Keynote Theatre

    Sponsored by CGI

    Using Outcomes to Action a Sustainable Space-Based Strategy

    In this discussion hear how we move beyond vision statements and accept the challenge of delivering a strategic action plan to fulfil the nation’s space objectives and desired outcomes.

    Keynote Speaker: Steve Beeching, Managing Director at Viasat
    Dr Mike O’Callaghan, Space Senior Principal Programme Manager at Dstl

    8th July 2021

    10:20-10:50

    Small Sats Theatre

    Sponsored by Sidus Space

    Rapid development and integration of New Space technologies through Shared Satellite Missions

    Rapid development and integration of new space technologies on flexible and easily configurable satellite platforms. A case study of raising the TRL of innovative water propulsion and deployment mechanisms on SteamSat-2.

    Przemysław Rudziński, Business Development Manager at SatRevolution S.A
    Marco Pavan, CEO and Co-founder of SteamJet Space Systems
    Dr. Thomas Sinn, CEO and Founder of DcubeD (Deployables Cubed GmbH)

    8th July 2021

    10:20-10:25

    Downstream Theatre

    Sponsored by Parsons

    Opening Address: The Impact of Space on the Financial Sector

    Join KTN to explore how space data supports the financial service sector measure and manage climate and environmental related financial risks their portfolios.

    Luca Budello, Geospatial Knowledge Transfer Manager at KTN

    8th July 2021

    10:25-11:10

    Keynote Theatre

    Sponsored by CGI

    CCS : Connecting Space innovation to the public sector

    Keynote Speaker: Dr Philip Orumwense, Commercial Director and Chief Procurement Officer for Technology at the Crown Commercial Services

    8th July 2021

    10:25-10:50

    Downstream Theatre

    Sponsored by Parsons

    Space Connectivity and Risk

    This session will highlights the natural shared interest that Space and Financial Services have and how the sectors should move forwards together.

    Dr Nick Appleyard, Head of Downstream Business Applications at European Space Agency

    8th July 2021

    11:00-11:50

    Downstream Theatre

    Sponsored by Parsons

    PANEL: Is there Space for Space in Financial Services?

    Learn how to leverage space technology to incorporate risk management strategies in insurance, commodity trading and investment, bringing the bringing the perspectives of challenge holders and solutions providers.

    Chair: Will Lecky, Co-founder of know.space
    Marcus Dixon, Co-Founder & COO at ChAI
    Jon Pierre, Chief Business Officer at Mantle Labs
    Tracy Irvine, Founder and Managing Director of Oasis Hub Ltd
    Dr Nick Appleyard, Head of Downstream Business Applications at European Space Agency

    8th July 2021

    11:20-12:05

    Keynote Theatre

    Sponsored by CGI

    Driving UK Space Growth for Global Benefit

    Find out how growing the UK’s space sector will provide the UK, its allies and partners with world class secure satellite communications.

    Keynote Speaker: Rajeev Suri, CEO of Inmarsat
    Doug Liddle, CEO at In‑Space Missions Ltd
    The Rt Hon Chris Skidmore MP
    Gabriel Elefteriu, Director of Research at Policy Exchange

    8th July 2021

    12:15-12:40

    Keynote Theatre

    Sponsored by CGI

    Towards Multi-Domain Command & Control (MDC2)

    This presentation will look at how automation, artificial intelligence, edge processing and machine learning can bring about the Integration Domain necessary to achieve MDC2.

    Paul Day, Business Development Executive for Space at Raytheon UK

    8th July 2021

    13:15-13:40

    Keynote Theatre

    Sponsored by CGI

    Skyrora’s Engineering Capability with Environmental Conscious

    Skyrora is a UK launch vehicle provider with environmental conscious at the forefront of its focus.

    Volodymr Levykin, CEO and Founder at Skyrora

    8th July 2021

    13:30-14:00

    Downstream Theatre

    Sponsored by Parsons

    The Centre for Greening Finance and Investment and the Green Finance Opportunity

    This keynote session will introduce CGFI and highlight opportunities for the space sector in the green finance market.

    Keynote Speaker: Dr Jon Blower, CTO of the Institute for Environmental Analytics, University of Reading

    8th July 2021

    13:50-14:25

    Keynote Theatre

    Sponsored by CGI

    What does UK Space Domain Awareness capability need to look like from 2030 – what is good enough?

    A panel discussion on a view of the space domain from 2030, what level of SDA capability the UK will require and what the UK Space Domain Awareness roadmap therefore needs to address.

    Chair: Kevin Jones, Director Consultant Expert – Secure Space Systems – Space, Defence and Intelligence for CGI
    Gp Capt. Rayna Owens, Deputy Head, Capability(Ops) at Space Command
    Clive Oates, Business Development Lead Five Eyes Nations for Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL)
    Katherine Courtney, Non-Executive Director, Strategic Advisor, and Former CEO of the UK Space Agency
    Emily Mills, Project Director of the Civil SST Pilot for the UK Space Agency

    8th July 2021

    14:10-14:40

    Small Sats Theatre

    Sponsored by Sidus Space

    ICEYE - A New Era for Persistent Monitoring

    Hear how ICEYE is enabling entirely new levels of access to data for persistent monitoring of large and small areas across the globe – every few hours, day and night.

    Steve Young, Vice President, Business Development and Sales at ICEYE

    8th July 2021

    14:10-15:00

    Downstream Theatre

    Sponsored by Parsons

    PANEL: Spatial Finance for Improved Climate-related Financial Risk Management

    Panel session providing an overview of spatial finance solutions that can improve the quality of predictions about the impact of climate change and environmental degradation.

    Chair: Christophe Christiaen, Sustainable Finance Lead at Satellite Applications Catapult
    Hannah McNally, Product Development Manager at Airbus
    Josh Gilbert, CEO of Sust Global
    Dr Jon Blower, CTO of the Institute for Environmental Analytics, University of Reading
    Robert Stevens Head of Property Risk at Nationwide Building Society

    8th July 2021

    14:35-15:20

    Keynote Theatre

    Sponsored by CGI

    'Securing’ Britain’s Space Future - Providing a Safe Space Environment for Commercial Endeavours

    What could and should the UK be working on, with its' allies, to provide security and safety for commercial and civilian space operators?

    Keynote Speaker: Nik Smith, Regional Director UK & Europe at Lockheed Martin Space
    Kevin Craven, CEO at ADS
    Andrew Kennedy, Head of Group Strategy at BAE Systems
    Joanne Wheeler MBE, Managing Partner at Alden Legal
    Gp Capt. Rayna Owens, Deputy Head, Capability(Ops) at Space Command

    8th July 2021

    15:25-16:00

    Keynote Theatre

    Sponsored by CGI

    Meeting the UK Military Space Challenge - An Architecture for the Future

    By combining the strength and diversity of the UK Space industry, Airbus will meet the future challenges and drive the sector forward.

    Chair: Allen Antrobus, Director Military Space at Airbus Defence and Space
    Alan Dawes, Head of UK/US/APAC Sales - Secure Communications, Airbus Defence and Space
    Des Curran, Head of Space Operations and Spacecraft Management Authority at Airbus Defence and Space
    Rachel Bird, Image Processing and Applications Manager at Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL)
    David Waller, Space Specialist in the Royal Air Force

    8th July 2021

    15:30-16:00

    Downstream Theatre

    Sponsored by Parsons

    Adopting Space Technology Down on Earth: creating solutions to some of society's biggest challenges

    Join the Deloitte Space team for an interactive session on the programme with discussion on a selection of Gravity Challenges and the technologies being used to solve them.

    Jim Cranswick, Director – Space, Drone and Geospatial Services at Deloitte
    Alex Bird, Senior Manager – Space, Drone and Geospatial Services at Deloitte
    Ashleigh Arton, Senior Consultant Ventures Climate Change & Environment Studio at Deloitte