NOVEMBER 27-28, 2018 • GEORGE R. BROWN CONVENTION CENTER

SPACE INNOVATIONS | SMART BUSINESS

2017 Session Resources

This page contains the slides presented by the SpaceCom 2017 speaker faculty. This information is provided as a courtesy to SpaceCom attendees. In some cases, speakers did not use slides, and therefore none are available.

Thank you for being part of SpaceCom. See you at SpaceCom 2018 to be held in Houston, TX November 27-28, 2018!

 

Tuesday, December 05

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

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.

Speaker:
Carissa Christensen
Chief Executive Officer
Bryce Space and Technology
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Keynote: Status Quo and Evolution of the Italian Space Ecosystem

Evolution of the Italian Space ecosystem is influenced by Italy’s industrial heritage, the scientific excellence, the research tradition along with the global competition. The result is a network of interactions, policies and birth of new organisms and applications. In his keynote, Anilkumar Dave will explore the history and technology, design and art, science and industry that are determining the present and shaping (and securing) the future of the Italian Space sector that involves all stakeholders, policy makers and national actors.

Speaker:
Anilkumar Dave
Head of Innovation and Transfer of Technologies Unit
ASI – Italian Space Agency
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Panel: Reciprocal Technology Transfer Between Space and Terrestrial Industry

Senior executives from diverse industries including aerospace, maritime, energy, medical, advanced manufacturing and agriculture will explore how their technologies and capabilities can be applied across multiple industry sectors. Discussion will tease out how our economy is rapidly being overtaken by the AI and robotics revolutions and how savvy companies are applying the powerful Earth observation data sets to solve business problems. Are you missing out?

Speakers:
David Gebhardt Ph.D., Paul Whitaker, Scott Killian, Dr. Robert Satcher, Robert Bell, Steve Jurczyk
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NASA Technologies Available for Terrestrial Markets

Government spending on NASA has returned benefits to society many times the original investment. There are still many untapped technologies at NASA ready for commercial adoption, as well as opportunities for private companies to partner with NASA to solve technical challenges for the agency. In this session, NASA will show how you can access its knowledge base to support your business model.

Speakers:
Andrea Hanson Ph.D., Dan Lockney, Indrani Graczyk, Ray Wagner Ph.D., Dim Daigle, Anthony Calomino Ph.D, Enidia Santiago-Arce, Lauren Underwood Ph.D., Stephen Navran
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New Space Transportation Capabilities for LEO and Beyond

Next generation launch vehicles are in development and promise to make transportation to and beyond low Earth orbit cheaper and more accessible. The Space Launch System, Vulcan, New Glenn, SpaceX’s BFR, Lockheed Martin’s Mars Base Camp and others combined will provide unprecedented orbital and deep space capability. What opportunities does this capacity create?

Speakers:
Bretton (Brett) Alexander, David Alexander, Michael Holguin, Danielle Richey, Joshua Brost
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New Earth Observation Applications And How They Can Affect Your Industry

Precision farming, energy reserve exploration and port traffic management are examples of end user applications of Earth observation satellite data. Satellite resources are becoming increasingly essential to the maritime, agribusiness and energy sectors for making informed bottom-line decisions on a consistent basis. This session will review the ways terrestrial industries are applying these capabilities.

Speakers:
David Zuniga, Mark Jarman, William Stefanov, Jackie Schmoll, Steven Ward
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Public and Private Sector Cooperation

Public-private partnerships are an effective method for achieving government and industry goals that stimulate commercial innovation and spur sustainable economic development. Spaceport development and commercial access to the International Space Station are two excellent examples of public-private engagement. What is the potential for space entrepreneurs and innovators to partner with government, and what do you need to know to secure such partnerships for your company?

Speakers:
Bob Prochnow, Denis Braham, Lynn Buquo, Cynthia Bouthot, Dr. Daniel Rasky, Mark Meffan
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Advanced Analysis of Big Data from Earth Observation

Success in the digital age is now being defined by the intelligent software tools that best make sense of the avalanche of data coming from all directions, including and especially from orbiting satellites. The farmer doesn’t care about pretty satellite pictures of his farm; he just wants to know what the image tells him–in real time and in a format that he immediately understands. Turning a data cloud into a meaningful end user product is the focus of this session. Bring your experience, questions and ideas and be ready to take the discussion to the next level.

Speakers:
Anna Moren, John Goolgasian III, David Zuniga, Tony Gehr, Tony Gehr
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Business Models for Satellite Maintenance & Debris Cleanup in LEO

Maintenance and clean-up chores we’re used to on Earth are about to be applied to orbital satellites and debris. This session will explore the business opportunities in tackling the growing threat of orbital debris and the emerging capabilities of satellite service and repair. Government and industry welcome commercial strategies to address these challenges. Attend this program to find out about technical challenges and the business entry points.

Speakers:
Frank DeMauro, Jeremy Raley, Micah Webb, Jared Squire, Justin Kugler, Robert Feierbach
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Communicating The Space Vision

The high tech industry offers complex solutions that can often be anxiety inducing and difficult for customers and the public in general to understand. Technology companies have an obligation to communicate authentically and plainly about the potential of their products and services. This panel of marketing and communication experts will walk you through how to shape your brand and message in ways that will excite your customers and the world without losing your audience down technical rabbit holes.

Speakers:
Frank DeMauro, Jeremy Raley, Micah Webb, Jared Squire, Justin Kugler, Robert Feierbach
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How ISS is Helping to Create New Markets

The International Space Station has a mandate to make the orbiting facility available for commercial projects. From microgravity to extreme exposure to Earth observation to advanced communications, the ISS serves as a test bed for a wide range of commercial applications. In this session you’ll discover all that is possible and how to effectively partner with NASA to get your commercial idea onto the ISS.

Speakers:
Cynthia Bouthot, Marybeth Edeen, Marybeth Edeen, Lynn Harper, Peggy Whitson Ph.D., Yasushi Hisadome
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Wednesday, December 06

Keynote: Seeing a Better World from Space

DigitalGlobe’s satellite images that captured flooding from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma were indispensable to first responders and to the resulting recovery efforts. As the industry lauds innovative new entrants into the Earth Observation commercial sector, it’s worth noting that DigitalGlobe and its founder Dr. Walter Scott are celebrating their 25th anniversary of providing commercial imaging and big data analytic solutions to both government and commercial customers. In his keynote, Dr. Scott will share the evolution of DigitalGlobe, its challenges and successes, and most importantly its mission to create a level of global transparency to a much broader audience, enabling all of us to see a better world.

Speaker:
Walter Scott
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Panel: Key Benchmarks in a Sustainable LEO Economy

LEO based infrastructure will rapidly create a new sustainable economy. This session brings together thought leaders to identify the key benchmarks that will demonstrate that in fact this market is being created….

Speakers:
Frank Culbertson Jr., Jeffrey Manber, Phil Downen, Jeff Carr, Massimo Comparini, Stuart Martin
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Habitats for Living, Working and Playing In Space

With the International Space Station due to end service in the next decade, the private sector is gearing up to the fill the void with new space habitat concepts that will stimulate wide ranging commercial potential. NASA NextSTEP program is also providing seed dollars for deep space habitat development. All this activity is foretelling of a new era in human space travel for science, earth observation, industrial research, and of course space tourism. By attending this session you will gain a new understanding of the commercial potential for space habitats and how your business can benefit from them.

Speakers:
Barton Bollfrass, Jeffrey Manber, Robert Richards, Jason Crusan, John Elbon
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Precision Weather Forecasting

Accurate weather forecast is worth millions of dollars to maritime shippers, offshore drilling rigs, and farm operators. New instruments are enhancing the precision of forecasting that significantly improve preparedness and avoidance strategies. If your industry is impacted by weather you must attend this session to find out how to take advantage of the latest weather forecasting innovations.

Speakers:
Chad Gravelle, Dan Stillman, Chris McCormick, Daniel Irwin
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Revenue Opportunities for Commercial Spaceports

Commercial spaceports are natural hubs for regional tech activity. While launch fees are the anchor funding source for spaceport operations, all spaceports must consider multiple revenue sources to ensure their sustainability. Office space for high tech companies, incubators and accelerators, training programs, entertainment, and hospitality are some of the revenue streams this panel will explore.

Speakers:
Arturo Machuca, Jim Kuzma, Richard Pruss, Daniel Hicks, Larry Strader
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Robotic Applications in Extreme Environments

Robots are taking on the toughest jobs, from deep ocean oil rig repair to inspection and maintenance of hazardous facilities to lunar habitats construction. Very soon all jobs that would put humans at risk of harm will be turned over to intelligent robots. This session will focus on range of applications for using robots in extreme locations, and how they can benefit the bottom line of those who employ them.

Speakers:
Carl Walz, Joy Kelly, Nicolaus Radford, José A. Gutierrez Ph.D., Kimberly Hambuchen
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Advanced Manufacturing Workshop

Each workshop will explore ways that lessons learned from the conference sessions and/or unanswered questions can be addressed to the full advantage for each participant. Mutual sharing of ideas to help solve specific issues will be teased out by the moderator….

Speakers:
Majid Babai, Ross Dickson, Robert Taylor Ph.D., Tim Shinbara
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Avoiding the Water Crisis Workshop

Each workshop will explore ways that lessons learned from the conference sessions and/or unanswered questions can be addressed to the full advantage for each participant. Mutual sharing of ideas to help solve specific issues will be teased out by the moderator….

Speakers:
James R. (Jake) Mireles, John Tracy, Steven Ward, Dr. Jitendra Joshi, Kent Schescke
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Energy Workshop

Each workshop will explore ways that lessons learned from the conference sessions and/or unanswered questions can be addressed to the full advantage for each participant. Mutual sharing of ideas to help solve specific issues will be teased out by the moderator….

Speakers:
John Scott, José A. Gutierrez Ph.D.
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Remote Medicine Workshop

Each workshop will explore ways that lessons learned from the conference sessions and/or unanswered questions can be addressed to the full advantage for each participant. Mutual sharing of ideas to help solve specific issues will be teased out by the moderator….

Speakers:
Dr. Erik Antonsen MD, Ph.D., Joshua Ehrlich, Sharmila Anandasabapathy MD, John Burnes, Matthew Duggan, Teodor Veres
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Thursday, December 07

Keynote: The Role of Satellite in the Digital Society of Tomorrow

Inmarsat CEO Rupert Pearce will explore the central role of satellite communications in enabling the emerging global Gigabit Society of tomorrow, where millions of connections will exist between people, devices, and things. The global reach of satellite can not only support local development, growth and innovation through reliable broadband and narrowband connectivity, but can also support the rapid globalization of local innovation. Rupert Pearce`s speech will give examples of how investments in satellite services can have a profound effect across society, ranging from industry, health, and education to sustainability, global trade, agriculture and fisheries, e-government and facilitating the development of smart cities and smart societies.

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

Embodied cognition brings artificial intelligence to the physical world. By placing an AI in a robot, an avatar, an object in your hand, or even in the walls of an operating room, conference room, or spacecraft, we take the ability of that system to understand and reason and draw it closer to the natural ways in which humans live and work. In so doing, we can augment human intelligence and ability. IBM’s Grady Booch and Chris Codella will trace the evolution of this initiative, show its application using Watson services to flight operations and pilot assistance, and offer and what the future might hold for a mission to Mars.

Speakers:
Dr. Christopher Codella, Grady Booch
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Keynote: United Launch Alliance Boosting the Future

The global population is growing exponentially. Collective standard of living is growing at an even faster rate. Will Earth be able to support its human population 20, 50, 100 years from now? Space beckons with nearly limitless resources that that can sustain our civilization indefinitely. The United Launch Alliance (ULA) is developing the transportation that will enable access to these resources and return finished products to support our life on Earth. ULA’s next-gen rockets strapped to its upper stage vehicle called Vulcan ACES will power long duration deep space missions never before possible. This capability will enable the access to space resources, construction of permanent space habitats, and development of space based industry—all for the benefit of humankind.

Speaker:
Bernard Kutter
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