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

SPACE INNOVATIONS | SMART BUSINESS

At-A-Glance Agenda

(as of November 15, 2017 – check back for updates)

Demand Sectors:

Targeted Industries
Capital Seekers
Government
Commercial Space
Future Demand

 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Registration
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast and Networking
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. General Session:

Opening Performance by Houston Gospel Choir
Welcome
Opening Keynote
Robert M. Lightfoot, NASA Acting Administrator

9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Keynote: SpaceCom/Bryce 2017 Report on the State of Global Space Commerce
Carissa Christensen, Chief Executive Officer, Bryce Space and Technology
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Report from the International Space Station
Peggy Whitson Ph.D., Astronaut, NASA
10:45 – 11:00 a.m. Keynote: Status Quo and Evolution of the Italian Space Ecosystem
Anilkumar Dave, Head of Innovation and Transfer of Technologies Unit, ASI – Italian Space Agency
 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Panel: Reciprocal Technology Transfer Between Space and Terrestrial Industry
12:15 – 1:15 p.m. Keynote Luncheon: The Future of Health & Medicine: Where Can Technology Take Us?
Daniel Kraft, MD, Chair for Medicine at Singularity Univ & Founder & Chair, Exponential Medicine
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions

  • New Earth Observation Applications And How They Can Affect Your Industry
  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems
  • Public and Private Sector Cooperation
  • NASA Technologies Available for Terrestrial Markets
  • Commercial Space Policy in the New Administration
  • New Space Transportation Capabilities for LEO and Beyond
2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions

  • Advanced Analysis of Big Data from Earth Observation
  • Communicating The Space Vision
  • How ISS is Expanding Traditional Markets
  • Business Models for Satellite Maintenance & Debris Cleanup in LEO
  • In Situ Resource Utilization and Sustainable Technologies
4:15 – 7:00 p.m. Opening Reception on the Exhibit Floor
Sponsored by KBR Wyle and MEI Technologies

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast and Networking
Breakfast sponsored by Bay Area Economic Partnership (BAHEP)
8:30 – 8:45 a.m. Welcome and Keynote Introduction
8:45 – 9:15 a.m. Keynote: Seeing a Better World from Space
Walter Scott, Founder, Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President, DigitalGlobe
9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Panel: Key Benchmarks in a Sustainable LEO Economy
10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Break on the Show Floor
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions

  • Precision Weather Forecasting
  • Robotic Applications in Extreme Environments
  • Investment Opportunities
  • Autonomy and Human-Machine Performance Challenges in Remote Environments
  • Revenue Opportunities for Spaceports
  • Habitats for Living, Working & Playing In Space
12:15 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch on the Exhibit Floor
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Applications Workshops

  • Energy
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Remote Medicine
  • Our Oceans
  • Agribusiness: Avoiding the Water Crisis
  • Space Manufacturing
5:00 p.m. Exhibit Floor Closes

Thursday, December 7, 2017

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Welcome & ISS Update
9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Keynote: The Role of Satellite in the Digital Society of Tomorrow
Rupert Pearce, CEO, Inmarsat
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Panel: SpaceCom Investor Startup Prize Award
10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 – 11:30 a.m. Keynote: Embodied Cognition for a Mission to Mars with IBM Watson
Grady Booch, Chief Scientist for Software Engineering & Chief Scientist for Watson/M, IBM
Christopher Codella, Ph.D., Public Sector CTO, Watson Group at IBM
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Keynote: United Launch Alliance Boosting the Future
Bernard Kutter, Chief Scientist, United Launch Alliance
12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch on the Exhibit Floor
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Astronauts Making the Business Case
3:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Closes