10 - 11 April 2018
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London

Stuart Martin, CEO, Satellite Applications Catapult


Registration & Coffee


Welcome Address

Howard Lance, President and CEO, Maxar Technologies


Earth Observation. Evolved.

Dan Jablonsky, President, DigitalGlobe


Global Space Partnership for the Sustainable Development Goals

Simonetta di Pippo, Director, UNOOSA

- UNISPACE+50, “Space2030” agenda and the global development agenda

- The Global Space Partnership for the SDGs

- Partnerships with Industry and the Private Sector


Lowering the Cost of Knowledge

Jed Sundwall, Global Lead – Open Data, AWS

- How making Earth observation data available in the cloud allows scientists, researchers, startups and GIS professionals innovate without worrying about limitations of bandwidth, storage, memory, or processing power. 

- We’re entering an era of experimentation around sensemaking from massive data

- How working with data in a cloud environment is different"


Dynamic Mapping: Connected Sensors vs Smart Crowd

Andrey Strelkov, Director, Geo-Platform Solutions, Yandex


Networking Break


ESA's EO Programmes and Applications - What do the next 5 years look like?

Stephen Coulson, Head of the Industry section, Directorate of Earth Observation Programs, ESA

This talk will outline how the ESA EO programmes will develop both innovation and opportunities specifically for the EO information services sector, taking account of the volatile magma of new IT technologies, new players and new finance that will re-shape the EO landscape over the coming years.


Transforming Insurance Through Aerial Insight

Christopher Sheldon, Senior Counsel, Global Chief Claims, Allianz


Maximizing the potential of Satellite Earth Observation for the economy, science and society

Beth Greenaway, Head of Earth Observations and Climate, UK Space Agency

The UK Space Agency is seeking to ensure that the UK’s participation in Earth observation is as strong as possible and that satellite data it is recognised for the role it can play in delivering a sustainable service based economy.

Its vision is that by 2040 satellite Earth Observations will provide the data underpinning mass market and business applications, global cutting edge science and policy and operational decision making. 

This presentation will give examples of how the Agency activities seek to develop a broad and deep ecosystem of companies big and small dealing in the entire spectrum of earth observation issues from early research and technology development, through manufacture and launch, through the infrastructure and services needed to move, validate check and share and interpret the data into a format suitable for use.  Inspiring the new generation to attain the skills needed to fill the jobs that will be created in the UK is perhaps the most fun. 


Is there such a thing as 'too much data'?

Pacome Revillion, CEO, Euroconsult

The session will address:


  • How new sensors will support the new data ecosystem
  • Business growth indicators for the industry
  • Barriers and success factors to generating economic value from information in different verticals



Lunch Break


The DigitalGlobe

Amy Minnick, SVP & General Manager - Commercial, DigitalGlobe


Knowing the pulse: enabling decision making through EO

Andiswa Mlisa, Managing Director Earth Observation, SANSA

- The enabling environment for bringing EO to developing countries

- Understanding and responding to societal needs 

- Value of collaborations and partnerships


Creating value through digital-twin-enabled ecosystems

Dennis Lorenzin, VP Network Planning & Optimization, Nokia


A digital living library of Australia

Dan Paull, CEO, PSMA Australia


Networking Break


Roscosmos: from products to services

Anton Zhiganov, Executive Director Business Development and Commercialization, State Space Corporation "Roscosmos"

1. Development strategy of Roscosmos on the commercial space market – focusing on the service segment.

2. Roscosmos satellite services for Russian digital economy development.

3. Roscosmos potential international partnership for geoinformation market development.


Satellite Imagery in the Mining Lifecycle

Miranda Wilson, GIS Manager, AngloGold Ashanti


Harnessing the power of the crowd to drive AI Innovations

Daniel Holloway, CTO - Agile Intelligence, Radiant Solutions


Geospatial Intelligence in Support of European Defence and Security: Use Cases and Experience

Adriano Baptista, Head of Operations Division, European Union Satellite Centre

For the past 25 years, the EU Satellite Centre is providing geospatial intelligence products and services to a wide range of users within the European External Action Service and the EU Member States, varying from high-level decision makers in Brussels to mission commanders deployed on the ground.

The EU SatCen is facing a constant evolution in the nature and variety of analytical tasks as well as of technologies at its disposal. With a multidisciplinary and multinational workforce, one of the European Union Satellite Centre greatest challenge is to deliver accurate, timely and reliable GEOINT products and services based on the analysis of satellite imagery from commercial providers and governmental systems. Thus, it is crucial to have access in the shortest time to a suitable number of VHR images, with high quality performance such as maximum coverage and minimum revisit time.

This presentation brings to you a collection of some of the most significant stories highlighting the use of VHR Commercial Satellite Imagery in the preparation of GEOINT products and services in support of activities such as crisis situation assessment, humanitarian aid, critical infrastructure monitoring and cross-border monitoring.


Wrap Up & Key Take Aways

17:20 - 19:20

Networking Reception

Shay Har-Noy, Vice President, DigitalGlobe


Welcome Coffee


Chairperson's Remarks


Harnessing the Power of Optical & Radar

Mike Greenley, Group President, MDA


Strengths for the agriculture market of the Digital Globe & Vodafone partnership

David Lozano, Senior Business Development Manager - IOT, Vodafone | Adam Armer, Global LPWAN & Satellite Business Development Manager, Vodafone

- Introduction to the agreement

- Strengths of the solution for the agriculture market

- Collaborative model between expert partners in the agriculture arena


Spatial Processing redefined with SAP HANA

Hinnerk Gildhoff, Head of HANA Spatial and Graph, SAP


What’s New in the New Space Ecosystem

Daniel Carew, Investment Manager, Seraphim Capital

  • Brief overview of the Seraphim Space fund
  • An overview of the New Space Ecosystem
  • Current trends and anticipated future developments in New Space and the wider ecosystem 


Networking Break


Building Satellites for the Interconnected Future

Dario Zamarian, Group President, SSL


Re- Imagining Imagery: A New View, A New Vision

Lawrie Jordan, Director of Imagery and Remote Sensing, ESRI

Lawrie will discuss the changes and emerging trends in how imagery is stored, disseminated, monetized, and transformed into value-added information products. The presentation will also look into the new and evolving roles of the user personas.


From Pixel to Analytics: the 4th Geospatial Revolution

Massimo Comparini, CEO, e-GEOS


Satellites Making the Skies Safer to Fly

Filip Arsov, CEO & Co-Founder, Synapse Aviation


Lunch Break


Deepening the Evidence Base; Countering Fake News

Richard Brittan, Managing Director, Alcis

National policy and strategy development requires an effective evidence base for decision making. This is doubly so for fragile states where access to the realities on the ground is limited. In an era of ‘Fake News’, this evidence base needs to be all the more robust. One of the most robust and reliable sources of evidence is satellite imagery, where the multiple (temporal, spatial and spectral) resolutions of collected data offer a range of unique and confirmatory insights that few can challenge or ignore. 

Through the examples of UK Government and Research Councils UK projects covering conflict affected countries, Richard will illustrate innovative approaches to deepening the evidence and analysis conducted over complex environments for non-traditional users of satellite imagery. He will show how robust, evidence based, impactful research findings can be developed, when multiple resolutions of satellite imagery are used in concert with targeted, co-ordinated ground data collection. Due to the highly visual nature of the analysis, Richard will as well show how advocacy impact can be made considerably greater and how fake news can be more effectively countered. 


Artificial Intelligence Applications for Geospatial

Adrien Muller, Emerging Technology Lead in Business Innovation, Satellite Applications Catapult


Data digitalisation in the Energy sector. How are we truly harnessing big data to enhance decisions

Julian Moreno, E&P Data Lake Marketing Manager, Schlumberger


Improving the humanitarian response in emergency settings

Jonas Herzog, GIS Coordinator, iMMAP


Understanding underinsurance from space

Alexis Smith, CEO, IMGeospatial


Wrap up




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