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09:50 10:00 (10 mins)

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Chair’s Welcome

10:00 10:40 (40 mins)

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Examining Evolution in the Satellite Industry: What does this mean for the end-user?

Outlining key innovations in the satellite industry

 - What new functionality will come about as a result of these innovations?

 - Higher capacity and lower prices – what’s possible?

 - Upgrading current systems: How technology upgrades increase service offering and reduce costs

 - Which industries are predicted to benefit the most from these innovations?

  • Vice President Reza Rasoulian - Senior Vice President, Mobility Systems, Comtech EF Data
  • Oosman Abdul Kader - Head of Vertical Propositions- Business Managed Services, Etisalat
  • Renato Goodfellow - Head of Global Satellite, BT Global Services
  • Wilgon Berthold Tsibo - Group CTO, Azur Telecom
  • Adonis Violaris - Interorient Shipmanagement, Marketing Director

10:40 11:30 (50 mins)

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Spotlight Sessions: Shining a spotlight on how satellite connectivity is evolving in different industries. Short, sharp ten minute presentations

Shining a spotlight onhow satellite connectivity is evolving in different industries. Short, sharpten minute presentations

10:40 10:55 (15 mins)

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Spotlight On: Maritime

- Improvingconnectivity for crew: How will this impact your business?

- Lower capacity costs: what new services will this enable?

- The use of social media aboard ships

- Cyber Security- Maritime 2020: The unmanned ship and other innovations

  • Marketing Director Adonis Violaris - Interorient Shipmanagement, Marketing Director

10:55 11:10 (15 mins)

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Spotlight On: Telco

- Using satellite communication to connect the unconnected

- Optimising satellite backhaul

- Integrating satellite and mobile services

- Using satellite in the 5G era 

  • Wilgon Berthold Tsibo - Group CTO, Azur Telecom

11:10 11:25 (15 mins)

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Spotlight On: Cruise

- Why is delivering connectivity so important for the cruise industry?

- What is a “smartship”

- How improving connectivity drives revenues

- Technology required for the “connected cruise”

  • Vice President Reza Rasoulian - Senior Vice President, Mobility Systems, Comtech EF Data

11:25 12:00 (35 mins)

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Morning Refreshments Break

12:00 13:00 (60 mins)

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Industry Breakout Discussions

The group splits intogroups to discuss in-depth the challenges associated with satellitecommunications in the different industry segments:

Maritime - Adonis Violaris

Cruise  - Reza Rasoulian

Military

Aeronautical 

Oil and Gas

  • Marketing Director Adonis Violaris - Interorient Shipmanagement, Marketing Director
  • Vice President Reza Rasoulian - Senior Vice President, Mobility Systems, Comtech EF Data
  • Wilgon Berthold Tsibo - Group CTO, Azur Telecom

13:00 14:30 (90 mins)

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Lunch

14:30 15:30 (60 mins)

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Taskforce Objective: Design the Satellite Applications of the Future

 Your opportunity for blue-sky thinking. Think James Bond. Think Star Wars. How will satellite connectivity enable the applications of the future? And what will these applications be?

  • Martin Coleman - Executive Director, Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG)

14:30 15:30 (60 mins)

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Taskforce Objective: Decide - How important is satellite for enterprise in the 5G World?

Predict how enterprise will use satellite communications in the 5G ecosystem. What are they key applications satellite will enable for 5G? When is satellite communications the best option? Will satellite communications ever be the only option?

  • Martin Jarrold - Chief, International Programme Development, Global VSAT Forum

14:30 15:30 (60 mins)

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Taskforce Objective: Decide – How will the falling price point of satellite capacity affect enterprise?

Will the falling prices encourage enterprise to buy more satellite capacity? What new applications might be enabled as a result of this price fall?

  • David Hartshorn - Secretary General, GVF

15:30 16:00 (30 mins)

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Taskforce Feedback