2018 Agenda

Starting with a drinks reception on 31 January, DATA.SPACE 2018 brought together ambitious companies setting out on their space-enabled, data-driven venture with established, global thought-leaders across decision & policy, investment, academia, and industry.

Over the following 2 days DATA.SPACE 2018 showcased space-enabled data sources, the application of this data to solve challenges, and what the future holds. DATA.SPACE 2018 was themed around the platforms, which space-enabled data uses and enables, alongside the challenges these platforms address.

Day 1 - 01 Feb 18
Day 1: Platforms and Applications

Covering Earth observation data and applications enabled by listening, and looking at our Earth, Day 1 of the conference focused on the information and data that is coming from satellites and the platforms used to capture, process, analyse and enable these data sets to address challenges on Earth.

Registration and Breakfast
Session 1: Listening to our Earth

Sometimes an image isn’t enough. Discover what we can learn about our Earth by listening to what it has to tell us, and how we can deliver solutions from this.

Chair: David Alexander, Director, Rice Space Institute

Peter Platzer, CEO, Spire

John Serafini, CEO, HawkEye360

Sigmund Dehli, Director Sales Energy, Environment and Security, KSAT

Andrew Groom, Director EO Exploitation, CGI UK

Mike Collett, Managing Partner, Promus Ventures

Tea/Coffee Break and Networking
Session 2: Looking at our Earth

The stalwart of Earth observation. Explore new spectral and temporal bands to image our Earth and deliver new solutions.

Chair: David Alexander, Director, Rice Space Institute

Paul Majmader, Commercial Director, Earth.i

John Smedegaard, Managing Director, CEPTU – Field Sense

Samantha Lavender, Managing Director, Pixalytics

Michael Lawrence, Business Development Director, Deimos Space UK Ltd.

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Lunch and Networking
Session 3: Platforms Enabling Innovation

A look at the data platforms that are enabling innovation across the globe in areas like construction, agriculture and land management.

Chair: Graham Turnock, CEO, UK Space Agency

Jean-Marie Spaus, HPC Coordinator and Programme Director, Luxembourg Ministry of the Economy

Eric Monjoux, Head of Copernicus Ground Segment and Data Management Division, Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes, European Space Agency

Grega Milcinski, CEO, Sinergise

Corentin Guillo, CEO & Founder, Bird.i

Will Cadell, CEO, Sparkgeo

Tea/Coffee Break and Networking
Session 4: Making Sense of the Data

With exponentially growing space-derived data volumes, explore how we use this to address societal and commercial challenges.

Chair: Catherine Mealing-Jones, Director for Growth, UK Space Agency

Iain MacInnes, Director – Major Accounts, DigitalGlobe

David Potere, CEO, TellusLabs

Richard Tipper, CEO, Ecometrica

Ariel Smoliar, CEO, Planet Watchers

Gala Dinner

The Gala Dinner was held at House for an Art Lover, designed by Scottish artist, Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Day 2 - 02 Feb 18
Day 2: Global Market Opportunities

Showcasing global challenges through a global perspective, focusing on the humanitarian and sustainable development goals, venture capital funding, and emerging global markets that are using space to create a better planet for us all.

Registration with refreshments
Session 5: A Better World Powered by Space

Space is Global. Explore how space can create a better planet for us all, with those who are already doing it!

Chair: Stuart Martin, CEO, Satellite Applications Catapult

Anne Hale Miglarese, CEO, Radiant.Earth

Nigel Press, Chairman, MapAction

Tony Long, CEO, Global Fishing Watch

Andy Tatem, Director, WorldPop

Steve Lee, CEO, Astrosat

Tea/Coffee Break and Networking
Session 6: Enabling Growth

What are the trends in the space sector, and across space-enabled data? Gain insights, and hear from those with the means to support your solution to market.

Chair: Stuart Martin, CEO, Satellite Applications Catapult

James Bruegger, Investment Director & Managing Partner, Seraphim Capital

Shawana Johnson, President, Global Marketing Insights

Val Komissarov, Portfolio manager, Skolkovo Foundation

Michael Dimelow, Chief Investment Officer, Accelerated Digital Ventures

Lunch and Networking
Session 7: A Global Perspective of the Future

Emerging space nations from across the globe discuss how they are placing themselves in the Global space arena.

Chair: Zulfikar Abbany, Deutsche Welle

Georges Schmit, Special Envoy of the Government of Luxembourg, Luxembourg Ministry of the Economy

Mario Amaral, Head of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) Space Programme, Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education

Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Scottish Government Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy

Nikolaos Pappas, Greek Minister of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Media