As cultural attitudes toward satellite innovation are rapidly changing, policy and protocol changes throughout enterprise and government are of the utmost significance for companies and organizations. As agile new satellite business models foster disruptive change outside of the traditional supply chain, what elements of such operational modality are most needed to remain viable and competitive? What elements of a corporate culture are a hindrance to long term success? How are global actors influencing the market for satellite business? Finally, does the prominence of disruption represent a rising tide — or a rescinding domestic influence — over global markets?
Peter Jackson retired as Executive Chairman of AsiaSat in 2011 following 18 years with AsiaSat as CEO and Chairman. Mr. Jackson has over 32 years international experience in the satellite and telecommunications industry with AsiaSat and Cable and Wireless. Whilst with Cable & Wireless he worked in numerous locations. Mr. Jackson is a Director of two public companies, he sits on boards and advises P.E. and Venture capital firms.John Finney
A satellite and telecoms industry veteran with over $2 billion in new revenue creation directly attributed to his leadership, John Finney pioneered significant success for start-ups Huawei (founded Huawei in Europe) and O3b (founding employee and Chief Commercial Officer) along with other major leadership roles such as global business unit leader for Alcatel-Lucent. John has been identified as a Top 40 Executive by Global Telecoms Business three years in succession.John Ratigan
John Ratigan, President of iDirect Government started the federal arm of iDirect Technologies in 2003. The rapid growth of the federal group led to the establishment of iDirect Government as a wholly owned subsidiary in April 2007.
Mr. Ratigan is responsible for the overall direction of iDirect Government and under his leadership it has deployed thousands of terminals in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, as well as many additional federal, state and local government networks.
Ratigan brings over 30 years of experience in the satellite communications arena. Prior to joining iDirect Government, Ratigan ran the East Coast operations for both Fairchild Data and EFDATA. In addition to starting his own company, he held the position of Senior Vice President of North and South American sales for Broadlogic.
Ratigan began his career in the United States Senate working for Senator Bill Armstrong (R-Colorado) and eventually joined the legal sales team at the Xerox Corporation.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the University of MarylandStuart Martin
In January 2013, Stuart was appointed CEO of the Satellite Applications Catapult, one of a network of independent research and development centers established by Innovate UK to stimulate growth in the UK economy by accelerating the development and take-up of emerging technologies. His leadership of the Satellite Applications Catapult places the commercial exploitation of space right at the heart of the UK growth agenda, and the ambition established by the Space Innovation and Growth Strategy of 2010 to create 100,000 new jobs in the sector by 2030.
During his time at Logica, Stuart performed a range of engineering and management functions, mainly in the fields of satellite navigation and meteorological processing, before moving onto strategic business roles. More recently, Stuart held the position of Vice Chair of UKSpace, the UK trade association for space business, he was a member of Eurospace Council (the European equivalent), and chair of UK judges for the annual European Satellite Navigation Competition, also known as the Galileo Masters.
Stuart holds a BSc in Physics (first class) from Imperial College and, in 2013, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, and the Institute of Physics.Dr. Ward Hanson
Ward Hanson analyzes the economics and marketing of new technology. Other areas of interest include the role of competition, policy issues involving the evolving role of interactivity, optimal product line pricing, and the emergence of the commercial space industry. As a pioneer in studying the commercialization and impact of the Internet, he has published research articles, a leading text, and created online courses on Internet marketing. He has served as an expert witness in areas of patent validity, e-commerce, Internet advertising, and industry analysis. He has recently published a number of articles on the economics of new space and serves on the editorial board of the New Space journal.
Dr. Hanson has taught at Stanford since 1995, first at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, then at the Department of Economics and the Public Policy program as part of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR). Previous faculty positions include Purdue University and the University of Chicago. He has a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University.Emmanuel Sauzay
Emmanuel graduated as an Aerospace Engineer from the Ecole Nationale Superieure de l’Aeronautique et de l’Espace (Toulouse, France) and also holds a master’s degree in business administration from Toulouse University.
Emmanuel spent most of his career in the Space Systems division of Airbus (formerly Astrium), occupying various positions in spacecraft design and engineering, spacecraft flight operations, program management, business development, and sales.
Emmanuel has been working in Europe, Africa, and Asia, and is now based in America. Emmanuel worked in Bangalore, India from 2007 to 2010, as part of a partnership with the Indian Space Agency for commercial satellites manufacturing. Since then, Emmanuel has been focusing on business innovation applied to commercial satellites.
Emmanuel is now in charge of commercial space activities for Airbus Defense and Space Inc, the U.S. affiliate of Airbus Defence and Space. He is based in the San Francisco Bay area since last August 2015.