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08:00 - 08:50 50 mins
Registration & coffee
08:50 - 09:00 10 mins
Opening remarks from the Chair
09:00 - 09:20 20 mins
Industry Analysis: How is the satellite industry coping with challenges?
  • What is the new role of the network service providers – the “Network of Networks”?
  • As business models are shifting, how are traditional players adapting?
  • What are the new niches that satellite service providers and satellite operators are exploiting?
  • An update on consolidation in the satellite industry
  • Innovation is happening – Where is it and who’s leading it?
  • The potential of satellite-based consumer services
09:20 - 09:40 20 mins
Opening Keynote by Viasat
09:40 - 10:30 50 mins
Panel Discussion: The world of satellite in 2018 - How to prosper by 2023 and 2028?
  • Dave Rehbehn - Vice President, Hughes
  • Moe Abutaleb - President & CEO, UltiSat
  • Mark Brady - Managing Partner, CB 2.0 Communications
  • How is the value chain for satellite currently being redefined and what does this mean for the future, in five or ten years’ time?
  • How is the overwhelming expansion of data affecting the satellite industry?
  • Where are the latest market trends leading to?
  • Discussing the expanded satellite bandwidth supply: How will lower prices change the competitive landscape?
  • Consumer broadband – Why is it not successful in Europe, Africa, Russia?
  • Will satellite operators be able to adapt to selling Mbps, very different from MHz sales, with different skill set and lower margins?
  • What will happen to the VSAT operators – will they become VNOs?
  • How will HTS enable the market to grow by 2023 and 2028?
  • Where do the greatest business opportunities lie for the next 5-10 years, and how can the satellite industry maximise these opportunities to make significant profits?
10:30 - 11:20 50 mins
Morning Break and Networking
11:20 - 12:10 50 mins
Panel Discussion: Getting the most out of HTS
  • Alvaro Sanchez - General Manager, INTEGRASYS
  • Mauricio Segovia - President, Axesat
  • Discussing the latest news and updates for HTS
  • From what we have seen so far and what is yet to come, how can HTS deliver benefits to the satellite industry?
  • Examples of HTS applications
  • Discussing streaming services delivered via broadband (HTS) satellite
  • How can service providers capitalise on the HTS opportunity?
12:10 - 13:00 50 mins
Shark Tank Panel: Where are we with Flat Panel Antennas? Is this the end of elliptical antenna?
  • Ali Mohadjer - President & CEO, SatWays
  • Pierre-Jean Beylier - CEO, Speedcast International
  • Christopher Baugh - President, Northern Sky Research
  • Bill Marks - EVP - Chief Commercial Officer, Kymeta Corporation
  • Omid Sotoudeh - CEO and Founder, ReQuTech
  • What are the latest applications of flat panel antennas?
  • Reality check on Flat panel antennas: Will they ever be cheap enough to replace reflectors for fixed terminal applications?
  • What is their performance like, since so far no manufacturer is publishing specifications?
  • Considering flat panel antennas for MEO and LEO satellites
  • The future plans for the evolution of flat panel antennas
13:00 - 13:20 20 mins
Interview on Stage: Evolving your business model to LEO and its relationship with GEO
  • Ronald Van der Breggen - Chief Commercial Officer , LeoSat
  • The changing business models for GEO and LEO
  • The potential of LEO and who’s doing what in this area
  • The impact of LEOs on network infrastructure
  • The latest customer applications for LEO connectivity
  • Interoperability between LEO and GEO satellites
  • GEO and non-GEO – Are they complimentary or not?
13:20 - 13:40 20 mins
Today’s broadcasting via satellite IP
  • John Stoltz - Vice President, Network Innovations
  • L vs. Ka vs. Ku “battle of the bands”
  • The competitive layout for DNG market
  • Network comparisons
  • LEO, MEO & GEO analysis
13:40 - 14:30 50 mins
Networking lunch
14:30 - 15:20 50 mins
Panel Discussion: Securing the satellite pricing points and profit margins of the future by offering new services
  • How do price drops impact the different markets that the satellite industry can exploit?
  • Looking at data packages of other industries, such as mobile carriers and what they offer, including converged pricing, data on demand and new pricing strategies which will become relevant in the future
  • Bandwidth is becoming a commodity: Are we capable to grab new opportunities?
  • Which new markets could the satellite industry enter?
  • Which new services can be offered to existing customers?
  • How can the satellite industry secure a bright future in terms of prices and profits?
15:20 - 15:40 20 mins
Speech followed by Interview on Stage: New era, new business for satellite
  • Alan Afrasiab - President and CEO, Talia Limited
  • Recreating our business on new models, for the new era
  • Implementing the new technologies for new challenges
  • What are the consumer models for this new era?
15:40 - 16:00 20 mins
Growing Expectations: The role of the ground equipment manufacturer in the world of HTS
  • Andrew Lucas - Senior Vice President, Satellite Operators and Mobility, Comtech EF Data
  • The developing role of the ground equipment manufacturer
  • Highlights of various real-world solutions, across a number of growth verticals, that have been implemented in the past year to meet the evolving expectations of end-users while allowing headroom for growth to meet these demands
  • A look beyond 2018: How demands across the value chain will continue to increase as the levels of valuable multimedia content generated by humans and things continues to grow
16:00 - 16:20 20 mins
High-throughput satellite (HTS) services dedicated to Institutions
  • Alessandro Caranci - Head of the Line of Business Satellite Communication, Telespazio
16:20 - 16:50 30 mins
Afternoon Refreshments Break
16:50 - 17:40 50 mins
Panel Discussion: How can we ensure that satellite plays a crucial role in 5G and IoT?
  • Panel moderator Elisabeth Tweedie - Owner, Definitive Direction
  • Jorge Rodriguez - Head of marketing, Hispasat
  • How to establish long-term partnerships with mobile operators to create end-to-end 5G connectivity?
  • How do we reach past VSAT to integrate with terrestrial 5G?
  • The potential for satellite in IoT: Discussing the use cases
  • Reality check: VSATs are too expensive to address individual device connections for IoT – Can VSAT be anything more than a backhaul for a concentration point?
  • Satellite antennas’ potential in the IoT space
  • The future of hybrid networks
17:40 - 18:00 20 mins
Case study: The cyber security opportunity for the satellite industry
  • Adonis Violaris - Chairman of the ICT Committee, Cyprus Shipping Chamber
  • Satellite connectivity is more secure but nobody takes advantages of that – Why?
  • Why cyber security is a huge opportunity for the satellite and how to act on this
  • Examples of how VSAT companies are benefiting from selling cyber security services
  • Case studies of how and why enterprises and VSAT industry companies successfully cooperate in the area of cyber security
  • Guidelines to support secure cyber operations and contingency plans - Cyprus Shipping Chamber Cyber Security Case Study
  • How to recognise and monetise on the cyber security opportunity
18:00 - 18:50 50 mins
Panel Discussion: What do enterprises, global innovators and cloud providers want from satellite technology?
  • How can satellite help the business of companies like Amazon, Microsoft, Google or Facebook?
  • Satellite broadband connectivity on planes and ships: What’s good and what’s missing?
  • The Connected Car of the future: How far are we yet to making this a reality? Can the satellite industry play a greater role?
  • Cyber security: How much of a selling point is this for the satellite industry? What can be done to further promote it and make sure end users benefit from it?
  • What are the applications out there which haven’t yet been fully exploited by the satellite industry?
  • What are the future demands of the largest verticals, such as maritime, aero and automotive?
18:50 - 19:00 10 mins
Closing remarks from the Chair and End of Conference Day 1
19:00 - 21:00 120 mins
VSAT Awards Ceremony