Programme - Space Forum
Earth observation - a new universe of data & opportunities

Master of Ceremony : John Thornhill, Innovation Editor, Financial Times

09:05am: Introduction by John Thornhill, Innovation Editor, Financial Times

09:20am: Putting Space Technology to work for International Development by Stephen Coulson, Head of Sustainable Initiatives Office, ESA

09:35am: What role for public programmes in the Newspace era? The example of Copernicus by Thibaud Delourme, Team Leader, European Commission

09:50am: Is there a Mass Market for Earth Observation imagery ? by Corentin Guillo, Founder & CEO, Bird.i

10:05am: Smart space solutions for disaster management by Lucien Hoffmann, Director of the Environmental Research and Innovation Department (ERIN), LIST

10:20am: Innovation that Shapes the Future of Earth Observation by Maher Khoury, Senior Sales Director EMEA, DigitalGlobe

10:35am: Startups Insights Combining Deep Learning & Earth Observation, the new obvious evidence for the financial world by Benjamin Hourte, CTO, EarthLab Luxembourg

10:45am: Tracking global issues – Plastics, pollution & pirates by Anthony Baker, Director & CEO, Global Satellite Vu

11:00am: Ministry’s talk in the FinTech room by Pierre Gramegna, Luxembourg Minister of Finance

12:00pm: Lunch Break

New infrastructures and satellite data management: a data-driven economy

Master of Ceremony : Olivier Lemaire, Partner, EY Luxembourg

09:05am: Introduction by Olivier Lemaire, Partner, EY Luxembourg

09:15am: Keynote by Piera di Vito, Senior Ground System Engineer, ESA

09:35am: Keynote

09:50am: GovSat – Security and resilience for vital communications by Paul Wells, CCO & VP, GovSat

10:05am: Sharing The Load: The Intrinsic Value of Commercial Data by Peter Platzer, Co-Founder & CEO, Spire

10:20am: Keynote by Stephany Van Y, Senior System Engineer, Accenture Federal Services

10:35am: Pitches Session with Contec, VR2Planets & Exotrail

10:45am: Coffee Break

11:00am: Ministry’s talk in the FinTech room by Xavier Bettel, Luxembourg Prime Minister

11:30am: Industrial digitisation enabled by space data by Thomas Tanghe, Principal, SpaceTec Partners

11:45am: Innovation at CNES by Jean-Yves Le Gall, President of CNES

12:00pm: Lunck Break

Lunch Break
Disruptive technologies in space

Master of Ceremony : John Thornhill, Innovation Editor, Financial Times

02:00pm: Luxembourg Space policy by Marc Serres, Director of Space Affairs, Luxembourg Ministry of the Economy

02:15pm: Launch Services for a better World by Jacques Breton, Commercial Director, Arianespace

02:30pm: Space Exploration Masters 2018 for Business Innovation! by Andreas Dipperlhofer, Senior Project Manager, AZO – Space of Innovation

02:45pm: Blockchain as a registry for Space Resources by Fabrice Croiseaux, CEO, InTech

03:00pm: Mapping Innovation in the SpaceTech Ecosystem Mark Boggett, CEO, Seraphim Capital

03:15pm: Round Table moderated by John Thornhill, Innovation Editor, Financial Times with:

• Dmitry Kharitonov, CEO & Co-founder, Skyward

• Ben Baseley-Walker, Partner, Andart Global

• Mark Boggett, CEO, Seraphim Capital

• Rick Tumlinson, Founding Partner, Star Century Partners

03:45pm: Nobody Stays ’til Somebody Pays.  Space Settlement – Investing in Our Future. by Rick Tumlinson,  Founding Partner, Star Century Partners

03:55pm: Porous materials for molecular decontamination in satellites by Jean Daou, Professor at the National Graduate School of Chemistry in Mulhouse

04:10pm: Space Science Education->From space down to earth by The Luxembourg Tech School


Connectivity, IoT & shaping mobility

Master of Ceremony : Guido Savi, Head of Automotive Consultancy, FEBIAC Luxemburg

02:00pm: The future of human spaceflight: a look at the next decade with NASA by Jason Crusan, Director, Advanced Exploration Systems at the NASA

02:20pm: Galileo for IoT applications by Omar Valdes, Market Development Officer, European GNSS Agency

02:40pm: Galileo Masters – driver for GNSS innovation since 2004 Kathrin Lenvain, Head of Competitions and Events at AZO Space

03:00pm: Internet of Things: collaborating for a connected world by Yasrine Ibnyahya, Principal, Advanced Concepts, Inmarsat

03:15pm: Startup Insight SCC – energy source for proton rocket engine by Dmitry Kharitonov, CEO, Skyward

03:35pm: Coffee Break

03:55pm: GNSS and M2M for Automated Driving in Japan by Masao Fukushima, Engineering Director, Nissan Motor Co., LTD

04:10pm: Piera di Vito, Senior Ground System Engineer, ESA

04:25pm: The Key Resource Ecosystem, Water by Grant Anderson, President, CEO & Co-Founder, Paragon Space

04:40pm: Human Spaceflight Concepts and Terrestrial Sustainability by Ondrej Doule, Assistant Professor, Florida Institute of Technology