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09:10 09:20 (10 mins)

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Chair’s Opening Remarks

  • Elisabeth Tweedie - Owner, Definitive Direction

09:20 10:00 (40 mins)

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Panel Discussion: Connecting the Unconnected: The role of satellite connectivity in remote areas

- Analysing National Satellite Programmes

- What are the long-term aims of national programmes?

- Government satellite applications for health, education and military 

- Digital inclusion projects and the role of government funded ground infrastructure 

- Examining Facebook’s and other Silicon Valley innovators’ work in this area. How can the satellite industry partner with these big players for mutual gain?

  • Advisor to CEO, Infrasat António Rocha - Advisor to CEO, Infrasat
  • Managing Director, Protocol Solutions Limited Job Ndege - Managing Director, Protocol Solutions Limited
  • Amit Somani - Chief Strategy Officer, Yahsat
  • Sergey Pekhterev - Director General, AltegroSky
  • David C McCourt - Chairman and CEO, Granahan McCourt Capital

10:00 10:20 (20 mins)

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Case Study: Connecting the Poorest Communities via VSAT: Is it Business or Philanthropy?

- Examining VSAT operator challenges in developing countries

- What services do consumers desire? What we can sell?

- Initial VSAT cost - how to jump over this barrier?

  • Director General, AltegroSky Sergey Pekhterev - Director General, AltegroSky

10:20 10:40 (20 mins)

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Overcoming the Challenge of Interference as Satellite Networks Evolve

- Modelling currentand future satellite constellation

- How will the launch of LEO and HTS impact interference?

- Technologies and innovation to overcome interference

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

10:40 11:30 (50 mins)

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Morning Refreshments Break

11:30 12:30 (60 mins)

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Problem Solving Think Tank

Five industry experts lead problem solving discussions on the most challenging issues the industry is currently facing. Join the most relevant discussion for you and benefit from brainstorming key industry challenges with likeminded peers.

  • Making LEO and reality: Building the business case, price point, technical challenges – how can it be done? Elisabeth Tweedie, Owner, Definitive Direction
  • Overcoming VSAT Interference Martin Coleman, Executive Director, Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG)
  • Spectrum the Existential Threat: Examining the politics of spectrum allocation, inference challenges and how the satellite industry can maximise available spectrum Renato Goodfellow, Head of Global Satellite, BT Global Services
  • Elisabeth Tweedie - Owner, Definitive Direction
  • Martin Coleman - Executive Director, Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG)
  • Renato Goodfellow - Head of Global Satellite, BT Global Services

12:30 12:45 (15 mins)

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Feedback from each discussion

12:45 13:00 (15 mins)

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End of VSAT Global 2016