Advanced network management requirements and the abundance of raw data generated by Earth Observation and Remote Sensing platforms have led integrators and data providers into seeking forward looking technologies. A shift from big data collection to real-time data consumption is being witnessed and 2019 will mark the tipping point as intelligent applications — not people — become the primary consumers of data. In instances where techniques may be aggregated, for example, in on-board AI, what limitations apply? How should satellite manufactures determine appropriate on-board processing power to adequately provide this support for clients? How do new developments in terrestrial cloud architecture affect the EO market?
Eric Anderson is President of And One Technologies and an angel investor in emerging space and IoT. He has contributed to dozens of space products, missions, and programs within small and large companies, government and academia. He currently supports technology and business aspects of several space, near-space, and air system developments with an emphasis on the delivery of data and services via new technologies, channels, and business models.
As Chief Technologist for Space at Moog, he helped lead the company’s space business and collaborated with worldwide colleagues on business strategy, technology and innovation across multiple markets. Eric was part of the leadership team at the nationally-recognized small company CSA Engineering, serving several years as President. He earned BS, MS and Ph.D. degrees in Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT, was on the technical staff at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, worked at Sikorsky Aircraft and serves as board chair for the Kenya-focused non-profit The Kilgoris Project.Marshall Culpepper
Marshall is a software engineer and technology entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience ranging from web to bare metal. His career has focused on commercializing open source software in industries as diverse as enterprise web, mobile, and NewSpace. Marshall’s software can be found everywhere from cloud data centers, mobile devices, to most recently, small satellites in low earth orbit.Stuart Daughtridge
Mr. Daughtridge has been with Kratos-Integral Systems since 1999, and in the satellite and aerospace industry since 1986. Prior to his current role, he held several senior management positions, including SVP & GM of the Integral Systems Products Group, SVP & GM of the Integral Systems Commercial Group, as well as Program Manager of several major commercial programs. Before joining the Company, Mr. Daughtridge held various management and engineering positions with Orion Satellite Corporation, Intelsat, and Spacecom. Mr. Daughtridge holds a Bachelor of Science from Lafayette College.Ryan Lewis
Ryan is the Senior Vice President & Director of CosmiQ Works, an In-Q-Tel (IQT) Lab dedicated to helping U.S. national security agencies, commercial organizations, academia, and nonprofits leverage recent advances in machine learning technologies particularly computer vision against remote sensing data sets. Since co-founding CosmiQ in 2015, he has been responsible for developing its technical research strategy, building collaborative partnerships, and leading specific projects. Ryan helped found SpaceNet, a nonprofit LLC organization designed to accelerate research in the development of machine learning algorithms for remote sensing applications. It is run in collaboration Maxar Technologies, Intel AI, and Amazon Web Services. Prior to CosmiQ Works, Ryan served for two years on IQT’s investment team-leading customer accounts where he focused on advanced analytics and geospatial technologies. Before joining IQT, he was an Account General Manager for Computer Science Corporation and was responsible for P&L within the U.S. Public Sector market. Ryan holds a bachelor’s degree from Truman State University and a master’s degree from the University of Maryland, where he was named a Memorial Fellow.
Steven Soenens is an experienced professional in product marketing, product management and engineering of broadband and video solutions for broadcasters and cable, telco, satellite and mobile service providers.
At present, Steven is responsible for product marketing of DataMiner with Skyline Communications. DataMiner is the leading multi-vendor network management and OSS system deployed by more than 1000 customers globally, including many tier-1 media, satellite and service provider companies.
In his past career, Steven has taken responsibility for worldwide product strategy and product management for video, IP and satellite solutions with Newtec, Cisco Systems and Scientific-Atlanta.
Steven´s key area´s of expertise include end-to-end management of multi-vendor media and transmission networks, including broadcast contribution and exchange, studio, production and playout, distribution over cable HFC (MPEG and IPTV over DOCSIS), satellite DTH and VSAT, telco DSL, FTTx, DTT and OTT.Mikhail B. Tadjikov
Mikhail B. Tadjikov is the director of the Embedded & Specialized Computing Department at The Aerospace Corporation. Tadjikov’s day-to-day activities focus on advancing the state of the art in space through leveraging commercial technological advancements to bootstrap new capabilities. His primary areas of research are edge computing, distributed architectures, neural net accelerators, and LEO proliferation.
Mr. Tadjikov has over 12 years of experience in software and hardware implementations of software-defined radios, GPS, cryptography and other advanced payloads. Mr. Tadjikov has a master’s in electrical engineering from the University of California, Los Angles.