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Brook Leonard

Brigadier General Brook Leonard, Chief of Staff U.S. Space Command

U.S. Space Command, Innovation and Defending Space Assets | 26 minutes

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Jeff Rowlison

Jeff Rowlison, VP, Strategy and Government Relations, Velos

Big Tech, Spectrum Utilization and Space Force’s 1st Anniversary | 22 minutes

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Jeff Guido

Jeff Guido, Director of Special Projects, Planet

Flocks of Satellites, Virtualized Constellations and the Tenet of Interoperability | 31 minutes

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Randy Segal

Randy Segal, Partner, Hogan Lovells

Space Law, the Artemis Accords and When Things Go South | 26 minutes

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Eric Felt

Colonel Eric Felt, Commander of the Phillips Research Site and Director of the Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate

Cislunar, Proliferated Leo and Accelerating Innovation | 24 minutes

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John Gedmark

John Gedmark, CEO and Co-Founder, Astranis

MicroGEO Satellites, Software-defined Radio and Getting the World Online | 19 minutes

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Michael Martinez

Michael Martinez, Vice President of Space Engineering, Maxar

High Resolution Imagery, Virtualization and Scaling Services on Demand | 13 minutes

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Greg Quiggle

Greg Quiggle, Vice President, Product Management, Kratos

Space Innovation, Dynamic Ground and OpenSpace™ Platform | 33 minutes

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Major General John Shaw

Major General John E. Shaw, Commander, Combined Force Space Component Command, U.S. Space Command; and Commander, Space Operations Command, U.S. Space Force

The Need to Defend Space, Operating from a Position of Strength and the Tyranny of Volume | 17 minutes

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Nora Zhan

Nora Zhan, Product Manager, Microsoft

Microsoft Azure Orbital, Ground Station as a Service, and Dynamic Ground | 22 minutes

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Doug Lamborn

Doug Lamborn, U.S. Congressman, 5th District, Colorado

The Space Force, Commercial Technology and Ground Digitization | 25 minutes

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Dylan Taylor

Dylan Taylor, CEO and Chairman, Voyager Space Holdings

Investment, The Importance of Early Failures and The Social Aspect of Space | 24 minutes

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Tom McNamara

Tom McNamara, Vice President, C-Band Transition Management, Intelsat

Accelerating 5G, The Role of Satellites and C-Band Relocation | 20 minutes

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Keith Masback

Keith Masback, Owner and Principal Consultant, Plum Run

Unleashing the Power of Geospatial Intelligence, Lessons Learned from the Government and Turning Data into Insights | 24 minutes

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Daniel Ceperley

Daniel Ceperley, CEO and Co-Founder of LeoLabs Space

Radar Tracking, Orbital Debris and a Safer Space | 28 minutes

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Wade Barnes

Wade Barnes, Co-Founder and CEO, Farmers Edge

Earth Observation, AI and Feeding Nine Billion People in 2050 | 29 minutes

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Adam Maher

Adam Maher, CEO, Ursa Space Systems

Global Intelligence, SAR Satellites and New Insights | 18 minutes

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Dan White

Dan White, Executive Vice President, America’s Region for Satellite Ground Network Services, Swedish Space Corporation

The Suborbital Express, Flexible Missions and More Data | 16 minutes

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Dr. William Conley

Dr. William Conley, Senior Vice President and CTO, Mercury Systems

Multi-domain Operations, Electronic Warfare and Managing the Spectrum | 23 minutes

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Brad Bode

Brad Bode, CTO, CIO and Founder, Atlas Space Operations

The Ground Station As-a-Service, Smallsat Growth and Cloud Security | 19 minutes

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Robert Cardillo

Robert Cardillo, Former Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Security, Privacy and the Blurred Lines Between Them | 32 minutes

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Rick Tumlinson

Rick Tumlinson, Founding Partner, SpaceFund Venture Capital

Space Start-Ups, New Commercial Opportunities and Early Industry Pioneers | 33 minutes

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Shivaprakash Muruganandham

Shivaprakash Muruganandham, Analyst, Northern Sky Research

Innovative Satellites, Virtualized Networks and Dynamic Ground | 22 minutes

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Alexandre Vallet

Alexandre Vallet, Chief of the Space Services Department in the Radiocommunication Bureau of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

New Space, Smallsats and Regulatory Implications | 24 minutes

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Ryan Lewis, Senior Vice President and Lab Director, In-Q-Tel

Space Start-Ups, Geospatial Analytics Using AI and New Space Technology | 25 minutes

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Mark McIntyre

Mark McIntyre, Chief Security Advisor, Cybersecurity Solutions, Microsoft

The Cloud, Security and Zero Trust | 22 minutes

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Robert Zitz

Robert Zitz, National Security Consultant, Robert Zitz & Associates, LLC

Space Defense, Military Constellations and Knights, Bishops and Pawns | 23 minutes

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Alex Greenberg

Alex Greenberg, Co-Founder and COO, Loft Orbital

New Accessibility to Space, Start-Ups and a Changing Value Chain | 20 minutes

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Seamus Tuohy

Seamus Tuohy, Principal Director of Space Systems, Draper

The Difficulty of Servicing Spacecraft, Navigating Without GPS and Space IoT | 26 minutes

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Chris Tucker

Chris Tucker, Principal, Yale House Ventures

The Evolving Geospatial Industry, Temporal Resolution and the Evolution of Very High Resolution Satellites | 20 minutes

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Erin Miller

Erin Miller, VP of Operations for Space ISAC

The Space ISAC, Cybersecurity and Innovation | 17 minutes

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Dan Hegel

Dan Hegel, Director of Advanced Development, Blue Canyon Technologies

Precision Attitude Control, Innovation in Small Companies and DARPA | 22 minutes

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Mark Thompson

Mark Thompson, CEO and Chief Engineer, Capricorn Space

The Emerging Ground-Segment-as-a-Service, New Business Models and the Importance of the Southern Hemisphere | 18 minutes

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Pacôme Révillon

Pacôme Révillon, Chief Executive Officer, Euroconsult

New Space, the Rapidly Evolving Ground Segment and the Forecast for the Future | 24 minutes

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Leena Pivovarova

Leena Pivovarova, Analyst, Northern Sky Research

New Launch and Propulsion Technologies, Intersatellite Links and Market Consolidation to Redefine SmallSats | 18 minutes

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Nick Merski

Nick Merski, Vice President, Space Operations, Spaceflight Industries

Data, Geospatial Monitoring and Quality Standards Based on Time | 16 minutes

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Jim Marshall

Jim Marshall, Director, Space Dynamics Laboratory

Smallsats, Sensors and Real-Time Decision-Making Data | 20 minutes

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Vint Cerf

Vint Cerf, Google’s Chief Internet Evangelist and one of the fathers of the Internet

Interplanetary Internet, “Cloudlets” and the “Inner Cloud” | 25 minutes

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Hugh Blair-Smith

Hugh Blair-Smith, Apollo 11 Software Engineer and Computer Programmer, Draper

Special Episode: Apollo 11 Revisited, 50 Years Later | 15 minutes

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Barry Matsumori

Barry Matsumori, CEO, BridgeComm

Smallsats, Laser Links and Optical Comsats | 16 minutes

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David Helfgott

David Helfgott, CEO, Phasor

Flat Panel technology, Electronically Steerable Antennas (ESAs) and Transforming Mobile Connectivity | 21 minutes

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Chris Blackerby

Chris Blackerby, COO, Astroscale

Space Debris, Mega Constellations and the Orbital Highway | 22 minutes

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Pete F. Hoene

Brigadier General Pete F. Hoene, United States Air Force Retired, President and CEO of SES Government Solutions

Integrated Satcom Architecture, Innovative Acquisition Strategies and War in Space | 22 minutes

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Ian Jones

Ian Jones, CEO Goonhilly Earth Station

New Space, Changing Face of the Teleport and Space Hubs | 22 minutes

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Stewart Sanders

Stewart Sanders, EVP, Technology and O3b mPOWER Program Manager, SES

Digitized Payloads, Shapeable Beams and Flexible Gateways | 19 minutes

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Jeff Hill

Jeff Hill, Conference Chair, SATELLITE 2019

People, Geography & Business Apps: The Satellite Industry is Changing | 18 minutes

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Chad Anderson

Chad Anderson, CEO, Space Angels

Explosion in VC Funding, The Year of Commercial Space Travel and Earth Observation for Everyone | 28 minutes

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Robert Bell

Robert Bell, Executive Director, World Teleport Association (WTA)

Automation, Service Orchestration and the Future of the Teleport | 23 minutes

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Jeff Rowlison

Jeff Rowlison, Vice President, Strategy and Government Relations of Defense, Space and Security, Velos

Innovation, Speeding up Acquisition and Space Enterprise Architecture | 23 minutes

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Beau Jarvis

Beau Jarvis, CEO, Phase Four

Plasma Satellite Propulsion, Extended Satellite Life, and the Fourth State of Matter | 23 minutes

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Ralph Ewig

Ralph Ewig, CEO, Audacy Space

Space Telcos, the Spectrum Crunch and Flying Dragons | 23 minutes

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Michal Anne Rogondino

Michal Anne Rogondino, CEO & Founder, Rocket Communications

User Experience Design, Space System Standards and Enterprise Ground Services | 25 minutes

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Lluc Palerm Serra

Lluc Palerm Serra, Senior Analyst, NSR

The Ground Segment Revolution, the Paradigm shift from Satellites to Networks and the Convergence of Satellite and Terrestrial Networking | 24 minutes

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2018 Kratos Users Conference Panel

Special Episode 3/3

Big Data for Satellites, Deep Learning and Growing Security Threats | 36 minutes

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Bill Marks

Bill Marks, Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President, Kymeta

Always-On Connectivity, Flat Panel Antennas and End-to-End Mobile Communications | 24 minutes

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Brad Grady

Brad Grady, Senior Analyst, Northern Sky Research

Software Defined Capabilities, MILSATCOM Capacity and Commercial Opportunity | 23 minutes

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Justin Oliveira

Justin Oliveira, CEO, Analytical Space

Spectral Fingerprints, Laser Communications and the emerging Space Economy | 25 minutes

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2018 Kratos Users Conference Panel

Special Episode 2/3

The New HTS Business Model, Importance of Automation and Leveraging Digital Payloads | 40 minutes

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2018 Kratos Users Conference Panel

Special Episode 1/3

Future Applications, New Business Models and the Holy Grail of Standardization | 56 minutes

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Marshall Culpepper

Marshall Culpepper, CEO and CTO of Kubos

Open Source, Smallsat Software and Eating Space | 20 minutes

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Katherine Monson

Katherine Monson, Director of Business Development USA at Kongsberg Satellite Services

New Space Collaboration, Creating Standards and Sharing Assets | 24 minutes

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Pat Patterson

Dr. Pat Patterson, Director of Advanced Concepts at Utah State University Space Dynamics Laboratory and Chairman of the Small Sat Conference

Sputnik, Constellations and the Evolution of the Small Sat Industry | 24 minutes

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Blaine Curcio

Blaine Curcio, Founder, Orbital Gateway Consulting

China’s Long March Rocket Family, its Belt and Road Space Initiative and the “Elon Musk” Factor | 32 minutes

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Dan Hart

Dan Hart, President and CEO, Virgin Orbit

Concierge Satellite Services, Resilient Launches and the Cosmic Girl | 22 minutes

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Payam Banazadeh

Payam Banazadeh, Founder and CEO, Capella Space

SAR, Any Hour…Any Where Availability and Grabbing a Beer on the Moon | 25 minutes

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Robert Bell

Robert Bell, Executive Director, World Teleport Association

Satellite Cloud Services, Hop on Board or Get Left Behind? | 27 minutes

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Stanley Kennedy, Jr.

Stanley Kennedy, Jr, President and Co-Founder, Oakman Aerospace

Open Systems Architecture, Henry Ford, and Standards Enabling Growth in New Space | 26 minutes

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Carolyn Belle

Carolyn Belle, Senior Analyst at Northern Sky Research (NSR)

Satellite refueling, life extension and the future of Small Sats | 22 minutes

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Dr. Bruce Chesley

Dr. Bruce Chesley, Senior Director, Strategy Space and Missile Systems, a division of Defense, Space and Security at the Boeing Company

Viable Spectrum Ecosystem, Secure Cloud Computing and Managed Network Services | 22 minutes

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Greg Touhill

Greg Touhill, President, Cyxtera Federal Group

Cyber Threats, Zero Trust and the Bane of Security | 24 minutes

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Dr. Shay Har-Noy

Dr. Shay Har-Noy, Vice President and General Manager, Platforms at DigitalGlobe

Big Data, Heavy Data and Location Data is the New Database | 25 minutes

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Jack Waters

Jack Waters, CEO, XipLink

Latency, Link Optimization and the Need for Speed | 21 minutes

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Susan Bull

Susan Bull, Senior Consultant and Partner, COMSYS

The Growth of HTS, Death of WiMAX and the Future of Smart Antennas | 22 minutes

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Tom Stroup

Tom Stroup, President, Satellite Industry Association

Balance, Certainty and Sharing the Spectrum | 23 minutes

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Dave Mihelcic

Dave Mihelcic, Federal CTO, Juniper Networks

Cloud Technology, Machine Intelligence & Bots | 24 minutes

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Matthew Desch

Matthew Desch, CEO, Iridium

LEOs, IoT and M2M Communications | 20 minutes

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SATELLITE 2018 Panel

Martin Coleman, Executive Director of Satellite IRG, Mark Steel, VP of Product Development and Strategy for Inmarsat, and Bob Potter, VP of Signals and Ground System Technology for Kratos

Smallsats, Interference and EPFD Limits | 26 minutes

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David Geen

David Geen, Chief Operating Officer, Isotropic Systems

Dish, Phased Array and Now-Isotropic Antennas | 21 minutes

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Greg Heckler

Greg Heckler, Telecommunications Systems Manager, NASA

Satellite Refueling, Deep Space Assembly Lines and Five Ball Constellations | 21 minutes

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Anthony Baker

Anthony Baker, CEO of Satellite Vu

Constellations, Earth Observation and Open Access to Space | 22 minutes

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Kambiz Aghili

Kambiz Aghili, CEO, Blue Sky Network

Vessels, Vehicles and Aircraft: You can run but you can’t hide | 18 minutes

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Michael Abad-Santos

Michael Abad-Santos, Senior Vice President, LeoSat

Satellites, Lasers and Data at the Speed of Light | 19 minutes

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Kay Sears

Kay Sears, Vice President, Strategy & BD, Lockheed Martin

New Space, Old Space and Government Space | 21 minutes

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Doug Loverro

Doug Loverro, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy

Space Situational Awareness, Space Policy and Bernoulli | 25 minutes

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Michael Simpson

Dr. Michael K. Simpson, Executive Director, Secure World Foundation

Space Debris, Congestion and the Wall-E Effect | 21 minutes

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Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, Senior Vice President, Government Policy, Strategy, and Outreach for Inmarsat

Assured Communications, Resiliency and Paradigm Shifts | 24 minutes

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Kirk Pysher

Kirk Pysher, President, ILS

SmallSat Launches, Ride-sharing and Re-usability | 20 minutes

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Caleb Williams

Caleb Williams, Space Systems Analyst for SpaceWorks

Hypersonics, Torpor and the Valley of Death | 26 minutes

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Chris Pearson

Chris Pearson, Vice President of Space Programs at Roccor

New Space, Advanced Composites and the Boom of Innovation | 20 minutes

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Rick Lober

Rick Lober, VP/GM Defense & Intelligence Systems Division, Hughes Network Systems

UAVs, Disaster Recovery and Future of HTS | 23 minutes

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Andrew Rush

Andrew Rush, President & CEO, Made in Space

3-D Printing in Space, Additive Manufacturing and Space Mining | 20 minutes

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Rob Rainhart

Rob Rainhart, Senior Vice President of Engineering, HawkEye 360

RF Analytics, SmallSats and Dark Ships | 22 minutes

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Cliff Beek

Cliff Beek, CEO & President, Cloud Constellation

Data Centers in Space, LEO Satellites and Cybersecurity | 23 minutes

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Bob Gourley

Bob Gourley, Co-Founder and Partner of Cognitio

Satellites, Cyber Threats and Sun Tzu | 24 minutes

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Skot Butler

Skot Butler, President of Intelsat General

Big Data, HTS and Drone Races | 23 minutes

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