Arthur Sauzay, Institut Montaigne

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Arthur Sauzay, Institut Montaigne

Arthur Sauzay is a Space policy expert at Institut Montaigne. He is the author of a report for Institut Montaigne published in December 2017 called “Space: Will Europe strike back?”. He contributes regularly to events and debates on space affairs, in France and Europe. He organized a conference on the perspectives for French and German… Read more »

Rafael Jorda Siquier, Founder & CEO, OpenCosmos

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Rafael Jorda Siquier, Founder & CEO, OpenCosmos

Rafael Jorda Siquier is the CEO and co-founder of OpenCosmos. From leading the team to deliver the first satellite mission within eight months, to managing the expanding team and range of customers today, he has overseen the overall company strategy and directed its execution, all while working towards the mission of democratizing access to space…. Read more »

José Achache, CEO at ALTYN, Chairman, Director and Advisor of several Space companies in IoT, Cybersecurity, advanced optical systems and Earth observation

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José Achache, CEO at ALTYN, Chairman, Director and Advisor of several Space companies in IoT, Cybersecurity, advanced optical systems and Earth observation

José Achache is the founder and CEO of ALTYN, a Swiss-based Space company, involved in the design and development of satellite projects, and providing advisory on space infrastructure’s commercial utilization as well as on investments in Space companies.  He has been Professor at Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP), Deputy Director General of… Read more »

Omar Valdes , Market Development Officer, European GNSS Agency (GSA)

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Omar Valdes , Market Development Officer, European GNSS Agency (GSA)

Omar Valdes is a market development officer responsible for fostering the adoption of the European GNSS in the Space and IoT market segments. He joined the European GNSS Agency (GSA) in 2013. He also has experience in managing service development projects for the Directorate General for Informatics of the European Commission and the SSA and… Read more »

Bertrand Baratte, Space Business Unit Director at Air Liquide

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Bertrand Baratte, Space Business Unit Director at Air Liquide

Bertrand Baratte is space business unit director at Air Liquide Advanced Technologies. He has 18-year experience within Air Liquide Group, world’s leader in gases, technologies and services for industry and health. Air Liquide has been a key industrial partner of the Ariane program for more than 50 years. Bertrand also has a 6 year experience… Read more »

Jean Jacques Dordain, Former Director-General of ESA, Member of the French Académie des Technologies, Chancellor of the International Space University, Advisory board member, SpaceResources.lu, member of other key space organisations

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Jean Jacques Dordain, Former Director-General of ESA, Member of the French Académie des Technologies, Chancellor of the International Space University, Advisory board member, SpaceResources.lu, member of other key space organisations

Jean Jacques Dordain is Former Director-General of ESA, Member of the French Académie des Technologies, Chancellor of the International Space University, Advisory board member, SpaceResources.lu, member of other key space organisations Jean-Jacques Dordain was the sixth Director General of ESA, serving from 2003 to 2015. He was reappointed twice to the position by the ESA… Read more »

Jean Yves Le Gall, President of CNES

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Jean Yves Le Gall, President of CNES

Jean Yves Le Gall is since 2013 the President of CNES, the National centre for Space Studies. It is in 1981 that he began his career as a researcher at the Astronomy Laboratory, French National Scientific Research Centre; he worked there on the European scientific satellites project Hipparcos and ISO. He was appointed as advisor… Read more »

Benoît Deper, Founder, Aerospacelab

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Benoît Deper, Founder, Aerospacelab

Benoît Deper is the founder and the CEO of Aerospacelab which is a Brussel-based company aiming at tackling some of the most challenging problems with a completely different paradigm. Prior to founding Aerospacelab in 2017, he has worked as a Research Associate at the IMD Business School, Lead Engineer and CTO of Swiss Space Systems,… Read more »

Gregory Pradels, Space business developer at Aerospace Valley

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Gregory Pradels, Space business developer at Aerospace Valley

Gregory Pradels is the space business developer at Aerospace Valley, which is a French cluster of aerospace engineering companies and research centre. He has a 10 year experience in project management in various space missions, he focuses his interest on space economy and on innovation management and business analysis . For him this challenge is… Read more »