DECEMBER 5–7, 2017 • GEORGE R. BROWN CONVENTION CENTER

SPACE INNOVATIONS | SMART BUSINESS

Keynote Presentations

SPACECOM’S KEYNOTE SESSIONS

SpaceCom will host an array of renowned keynote speakers who will offer firsthand insight into how space technology is changing industries around the world.

Opening Keynote:

Tuesday, December 05, 9:00 – 9:30 AM

Robert M. Lightfoot

Acting Administrator

NASA

 

 

 

Keynote: Bryce 2017 Report on the State of Global Space Commerce

Tuesday, December 05, 10:00 – 10:30 AM

Carissa Christensen

Chief Executive Officer

Bryce Space and Technology

 

 

This statistics rich presentation will give the status of the commercial space sector from both a business to government and business to business perspective. Data will include launch forecasts, satellite deployments for Earth Observation and communications, space tourism, cislunar and deep space commercial activities, private investments in space, and much more. Specific attention will be given to the size and characteristics of the emerging Earth observation market for terrestrial industry buyers and the related business analytics.

 

Keynote Luncheon: Applying Space Technology to Health and Medicine:

Where Will the Technology Take Us?

Tuesday, December 05, 12:00 – 1:15 PM

Dr. Daniel Kraft

Chair for Medicine

Singularity University

 

 

Daniel Kraft offers a fast-paced look at the next few years of innovations in medicine, powered by new tools, tests and apps that bring diagnostic information right to the patient’s bedside. He will show how these technologies were influenced by space technology and how they could impact future human deep space missions.

 

Keynote:

Wednesday, December 06, 8:45 – 9:15 AM

Walter Scott

Founder, Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President

DigitalGlobe

 

 

 

Keynote:

Thursday, December 07, 8:45 – 9:15 AM

Rupert Pearce

Chief Executive Officer

Immarsat

 

 

 

 

Keynote: Embodied Cognition for a Mission to Mars with IBM Watson

Thursday, December 07, 10:45 – 11:30 AM

Dr. Christopher Codella

Chief Technology Officer, Government Cognitive Computing

IBM

 

 

Grady Booch

Chief Architect for Watson/M

IBM

Since dominating humans at Jeopardy, IBM’s Watson has been finding applications in an array of industry sectors on Earth. As we start to expand human activity into LEO and beyond Watson’s capabilities become even more important. Grady Booch and Chris Codella will trace the history of Watson, and what the future holds for IBM’s Embodied Cognition Initiative, both here on Earth and in space.

 

Keynote:

Thursday, December 07, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM

Bernard Kutter

Chief Scientist and Advanced Program Manager

United Launch Alliance