Programme 2017 - Space Forum 2018
Planetary Defense & Space Mining

Master of Ceremony: Clive Cookson, Science Editor, Financial Times

9:05 am Introduction by Clive Cookson, Science Editor, Financial Times

9:20 am Global governance in the safety, security & sustainability of outer space activities and the role of UNOOSA by Simonetta di Pippo, Astrophysicist and Director, UNOOSA

9:35 am Planetary Defense: necessary steps and current activities by Dr. Patrick Michel, Research director, CNRS

9:50 am Q&A : The Asteroid Threat

  • Grigorij Richters, Co-Founder, Asteroid Day
  • Patrick Michel, Research director, CNRS
  • Milazzo Moses, Research Physical Scientist, Astrogeology Science Center
  • Moderator: Chris Welch, Professor, International Space University

10:10 am Pioneering the Lunar Frontier, Luxembourg’s First Lunar Resource Prospecting Mission by Kyle Acierno, Managing Director, ispace Europe

10:20 am COFFEE BREAK

10:40 am Asteroids: The Compelling Opportunity Chris Lewicki, President & CEO, Planetary Resources

10:55 am Q&A session with

  • Chris Lewicki, President & CEO, Planetary Resources
  • Jean-Jacques Dordain, Advisor of spaceresources.lu
  • Moderator: Clive Cookson, Science Editor, Financial Times

11:15 am How do we safely approach and sample a spinning asteroid? by Milazzo Moses, Research Physical Scientist, Astrogeology Science Center

11:30 am Solar System Industrial Robotic Workforce by Jim Keravala, Chief Executive Officer, Offworld

11:45 am Presentation by Etienne Schneider, Luxembourg Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Economy

Space Communications

Opening words: Fabien Amoretti, Co-founder ICT Spring & Founder Space Forum and Olivier Lemaire, Partner, EY

Master of Ceremony:  Olivier Lemaire, Partner, EY

 9:05 am Introduction by Olivier Lemaire, Partner, EY

 9:20 am Enabling innovation in digital space communications by Yasrine Ibnyahya, Senior System Engineer, Inmarsat

 9:35 am What are the key drivers for governmental satellite communications? by Patrick Biewer, CEO, LuxGovSat

 9:50 am Space Communications: Broadband for the Other 3 Billion by Steve Collar, CEO, O3b Networks

10:05 am Success Enablers by Jacques Breton, Senior Vice President, Sales & Customers, Arianespace

10:20 am COFFEE BREAK

10:40 am Round table with 

  • Sam Scimemi, Director for International Space Station (ISS), NASA Headquarters
  • Pascal Rogiest, CEO, Luxtrust
  • Yasrine Ibnyahya, Senior System Engineer, Inmarsat
  • Jacques Breton, Senior Vice President, Sales & Customers, Arianespace
  • Moderator: Olivier Lemaire, Partner, EY

11:15 am Satcoms and the 5G Ecosystem by Aarti Holla, Secretary General, EMEA Satellite Operators Association (ESOA)

11:30 am Technology capabilities of Iranian Space SMEs by Dr. Amin Salari, Chairman of Board at Iran Aviation and Space Industries Association

11:45 am Presentation by Xavier Bettel, Luxembourg Prime Minister in the Fintech Summit Room

Lunch Break
New Space Opportunities & Space Exploration

Master of Ceremony: Joe Landon, Chairman & Managing Partner, Space Angels Network

2:00 pm The ISS and the LEO Economy by Sam Scimemi, Director for International Space Station (ISS), NASA Headquarters

2:15 pm Integrated space applications for disaster management by Lucien Hoffmann, Director of the Environmental Research and Innovation (ERIN) department, LIST

2:30 pm New space opportunities – the view from ISU by Chris Welch, Professor, International Space University

2:45 pm Air Liquide ambitions in New Space by Bertrand Baratte, Space Business Unit Director, Air Liquide

3:00 pm Round table

  • Sam Scimemi, Director for International Space Station (ISS), NASA Headquarters
  • Valery Komissarov, Portfolio manager, Skolkovo Foundation
  • Lucien Hoffmann, Director of the Environmental Research and Innovation (ERIN) department, LIST
  • Moderator: Joe Landon, Chairman & Managing Partner, Space Angels Network

3:20 pm COFFEE BREAK

3:40 pm Life in the Universe – exploration of the nearby star systems by Pete Worden, Chairman, Breakthrough Prize Foundation; former Director of NASA Ames Research Center

3:55 pm JAXA’s Open Innovation creating Dual Use Technology to both Ground and Space by Hitoshi Kuninaka, Program manager, HAYABUSA2, Jaxa

4:10 pm The future of space flight by George Whitesides, CEO, Virgin Galactic

4:25 pm Space Exploration: what’s next by Roberto Provera, Director of New Initiatives and Customer Solutions Development in the Domain Exploration and Science, Thales Alenia Space

4:40 pm Explore Space for Business Innovation! by Daniela Dobreva-Nielsen, Business Development, AZO – Space of Innovation

4:55 pm Startups insights session with

  • Finance for the Space Age by Jason Aspiotis, Founder, SpaceVault
  • Connecting Horizons: Towards a New Typology in Space Architecture by Masayuki Sono, Partner, Clouds AO & Ostap Rudakevych, Partner, Clouds AO
Data Fusion

2:00 pm “EO Innovation Europe” – Bringing the User to the Data in Earth Observation by Dr. Nicolaus Hanowski, Head, Ground Segment & Mission, ESA

2:15 pm Making sense of the world through the lens of location by Peter Kürpick, Executive Vice President & Chief Platform Officer, HERE

2:30 pm Integrating the Internet of Things with Satellites: Challenges and Potential by Dr. Maria Rita Palattella, Senior R&T Associate in the Environmental Research and Innovation (ERIN) department, LIST

2:45 pm Partnering with NASA by Gary L. Martin, Director of Partnerships at NASA Ames

3:00 pm Round table with:

  • Gary L. Martin, Director of Partnerships at NASA Ames
  • Dr. Nicolaus Hanowski, Head, Ground Segment & Mission, ESA
  • Peter Kürpick, Executive Vice President & Chief Platform Officer, HERE
  • Moderator: Alexey Belyakov, Managing Director, Skolkovo Aerospace

3:20 pm COFFEE BREAK

3:40 pm Is satellite a relevant complement for terrestrial massive IoT? by Christophe Fourtet, CTO & co-founder, Sigfox

3:55 pm Production and recycling in space by Dr. Aliya Prokofyeva, Partner, Galaktika

4:10 pm From Asteroids to Aliens: How AI Makes Sense of Big Data by Jaap Zuiderveld, VP EMEAI, NVIDIA

4:25 pm A perspective on Space Cooperation Opportunities in Iran by Dr. Ali Sadeghi, Director General of remote sensing department, Iranian Space Agency

4:40 Startups insights session with

  • Spatial Big Data & Deep Learning Factory: A Luxembourg approach for empowering strategic decisions by Benjamin Hourte, Chief Technology Officer, EarthLab
  • Connecting Horizons: Towards a New Typology in Space Architecture by Masayuki Sono, Partner, Clouds AO & Ostap Rudakevych, Partner, Clouds AO