22nd Annual Global MilSatCom 2020 Event to be Held Virtually

The SMi Group will be hosting its 22nd Annual Global MilSatCom Conference and Exhibition from 10 to 12 November 2020, in an all new virtual format with online access only. The conference is free to attend for all active military and government personnel. With the event now going virtual, SMi Group has finalized the program with military speakers and some commercial speakers for the three-day conference.

A selection of confirmed speakers includes:

Day One – 10 November 2020 - UK & Europe Focus
  • Chair: Mr Patrick Rayermann, Colonel, US Army Space Operations, Retired, Consultant
  • Air Vice Marshal Harvey Smyth, Director Space, UK MoD
  • Mr Richard Franklin, UK Managing Director and Head of Secure Communications, Airbus Defence & Space
  • Captain David Moody, Deputy Head, Space, UK STRATCOM
  • Wing Commander David Black, Skynet 6EC Project Manager, ISS, UK MoD
  • Ms Kay Sears, VP&GM Military Space, Lockheed Martin, Lockheed Martin
  • Commodore (Ret'd) Ian Annett, Deputy CEO for Project Delivery, UK Space Agency
  • Rear Admiral Alfonso Perez de Nanclares y Perez de Acevedo, Head of SAT&CYB Systems Branch, Spanish MoD
  • Mr Franck Chatain, Product Line Manager, Thales Communications & Security
Day Two – 11 November 2020 (AM) - Disruptive Space Technology
  • Squadron Leader (Ret'd) Ralph Dinsley, Director, Northern Space & Security Ltd
  • Mr Thomas Lienart, Head of the Propulsion, Pyrotechnics and Aerothermodynamics Office, CNES
  • Mr Mark Boggett, CEO, Seraphim Capital
  • Mr Andrey Maksimov, CEO and Co-Founder, Precious Payload
  • Dr Mir Sadat, Former Director, Executive Office of the President / The White House
Day Two – 11 November 2020 (PM) – US Focus
  • Chair: Mr Christopher Baugh, President, Northern Sky Research
  • Mr Andy Lincoln, CTO, Government Systems, Viasat
  • Mr James Faist (SES), Director of Defense Research and Engineering, Advanced Capabilities, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Research & Engineering. OUSD(R&E), US DOD
  • Mr Gustaf Anderson, Senior Director, Business Development, Global Enterprise Solutions, Leonardo DRS
  • Colonel J. Shane Taylor, Project Manager Tactical Network, Program Executive Officer, Command, Control, Communication-Tactical (PEO C3T), US Army
  • Colonel Bill Waynick, Director, AF Cyberworx, US Air Force
  • Colonel Ryan Gulden, Director, SATCOM Integration, SMC, US Space Force
Day Three – 12 November 2020 – International Focus
  • Squadron Leader Rob Bexley, Capability Manager Aerospace C4, Capability Branch, New Zealand Defence Force
  • Colonel Cameron Stoltz, Director Space Requirements, Canadian Armed Forces
  • Mr Luke Brown, Assistant Secretary Space and Communication, Australian Department of Defence
  • Brigadier General Pantelis Arapis, Assistant Chief of Staff ACOS J6 Cyberspace, NATO SHAPE
  • Colonel Stig Nilsson, Head of Space Program, Norwegian MOD
Due to popular demand, the morning of Day 2 will focus on Disruptive Space Technology, confirmed speakers include:
  • Disruptive Technology Session and Chairs Opening Remarks - Squadron Leader (Ret'd) Ralph Dinsley, Director, Northern Space & Security Ltd
  • Overview of Electrical Propulsion Activities at CNES - Mr Thomas Lienart, Head of the Propulsion, Pyrotechnics and Aerothermodynamics Office, CNES
  • Trends in Future Space: Industry Ecosystems for Small Satellites - Mr Mark Boggett, CEO, Seraphim Capital
  • Enhancing Access to Space: Precious Payload - Mr Andrey Maksimov, CEO and Co-Founder, Precious Payload
  • Panel Discussion: Sovereign Launch Capability for the UK: Key Considerations for Site Development
  • Space in the New Era of Great Power Competition - Dr Mir Sadat, Former Director, Executive Office of the President / The White House

The updated brochure is now available, to see the full speaker line-up and three-day agenda, click on the ‘programme tab’ or download the brochure from here.

The SMi Virtual Portal will allow attendees to:
  • Access the portal 2 weeks prior to the event and up to 2 months after the event
  • Create a virtual profile
  • Connect with sponsors, speakers, delegates and media partners
  • Manage and create your own personal agenda for the conference
  • Ask questions in sessions either openly or anonymously
  • Download presentations and promotional materials including videos
  • Visit the sponsor exhibition stands throughout the day and also schedule meetings with sponsors

To find out more about the Virtual Portal and to see the video, click here.

Global MilSatCom’s three-day virtual conference is only £999. This conference is free to attend for all active military and government. Click here to register.