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Ali currently heads business development and product marketing for Astranis: a service-oriented manufacturer of small GEO high throughput satellites, nicknamed microGEOs. As a 3 year old company, Astranis has already landed its first customer, Pacific Dataport for a microGEO that will be providing high throughput capacity over Alaska. Other than leading all business development and sales efforts, Ali is also responsible for Astranis's go-to-market strategy. Ali has been in the satellite industry for over a decade with various positions ranging from engineering to corporate development and finance. Ali started his career at SES where after two years of working on video broadcast related products, he transitioned to business development and product marketing at O3b Networks focusing for two years on data and high throughput networks. He then worked in consulting and contributed at NSR to multiple reports on video broadcasting and cell backhaul as well as projects with LEO operators. After that Ali combined these experiences and worked in strategy and planning at Intelsat for three year where he contributed to launching satellite programs prior to joining Astranis. Ali has a thorough understanding of the end-to-end value chain in the satellite industry including its verticals with focus on cell backhaul and trunking.