SES Innovation & Technology Day – Collaborating for a Connected World – hosted by the Satellite Applications Catapult and supported by the UKspace SME Forum



Satellite Applications Catapult
Electron Building
Fermi Ave
OX11 0QR


13/03/2018 - 9:30 am


13/03/2018 - 5:30 pm

Space technologies have become critical for commercial development in industrial applications, government service and mobile communications. The SES Innovation and Technology Day – Collaborating for a Connected World – hosted by the Satellite Applications Catapult and supported by the UK Space SME Forum, aims to uncover the next generation of space applications. The event therefore brings together established leaders in the European space ecosystem, SMEs, startups and innovators to explore new opportunities for partnership and open innovation.

About SES

SES is the world-leading satellite operator and the first to deliver a differentiated and scale-able GEO-MEO offering worldwide, with more than 50 satellites in Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) and 12 in Medium Earth Orbit (MEO). SES focuses on value-added, end-to-end solutions in two key business units: SES Video and SES Networks. At SES, we connect and enable broadcast, telecom, corporate and government customers, and enrich the lives of billions of people worldwide.

SES is based in Betzdorf, Luxembourg.


The presentations from the event are now available to view. Click on the title of the presentation to view the slides.

9:30 Registration & Refreshments

10:00 Health & Safety – Gemma Ball, Business Relationship Manager, Satellite Applications Manager

10:05 Welcome Remarks – Lucy Edge, Chief Operations Officer, Satellite Applications Catapult

Session 1: Space Technology, Innovation and Commercialisation

10:15 SES Capabilities and Innovation Road Map – Ruy Pinto, Chief Information Officer, SES

10:35 Encouraging Innovation Through the Satellite Applications Catapult – Sam Adlen, Chief Strategy Officer, Satellite Applications Catapult

10:55 SES Core Business Innovation – Edgar Milic, Strategic Business Innovation, SES

11:15 Coffee break & Networking

11:30 Future Business Perspectives and Collaboration Models – Dara Nikolova, Strategic Business Innovation, SES

11:50 UK Space SME Forum Introduction – Jane Ford, Communications Manager, UKspace

12:00 Lunch

Session 2: Satellite Technology and Commercial Applications13:00


1. Satellite Technology & Big Data Driving Industry 4.0
Role of satellite data and connectivity in the digital transformation of businesses: connectivity, analytics, and customer insights.
Speaker panel: Gary Boyle – SES
Craig Brown – Innovate UK
Federica Moscato – Satellite Applications Catapult
Tom Jones – Satellite Applications Catapult
Richard Hilton – Satellite Applications Catapult

2. Seamless Connectivity on the Move
Role of satellites in 5G and roaming cars, planes, and ships
Speaker panel: Frank Zimmer – SES
Rachel Welland – ESA
Maria Kalama – Innovate UK
Sean McCarthy – Satellite Applications Catapult
Vladimir Stoiljkovic – Satellite Applications Catapult

3. Enabling Secure Applications in Government and Civil Service
Speaker panel: Robert Heron – SES
Andy German – Innovate UK
Alan Brunstrom – ESA
John Vesey – Satellite Applications Catapult
Kavitha Muthu – Satellite Applications Catapult

14:00 Fireside Chat Summary – Presentations of key points by each panel moderator


  • Effective Space
  • Driver Net
  • Spottitt
  • Methera Global
  • Naaut
  • Freedom Managed Services: Thorn SDS
  • Oxford Space Systems


14:50 Closing Remarks – Ruy Pinto, Chief Information Officer, SES

15:00 Conference close – tea and cake over networking

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