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Executive Telecom Briefing #14
New Satellite Market Opportunities:
Commecial & Defense

Objective | Program

April 14, 2005
9:00am - 4:00pm

The George Washington University
Washington, DC

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Professor Joseph Pelton
Event Chairperson

Director, Space & Adv. Communications Research Institute
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The George Washington University


Telecom Briefing Objective

After a period of some market retrenchment and major bankruptcies in the late 1990s, the satellite industry is entering a new period of complex but significant growth from a $75 billion a year market to well over $100 billion by the end of the decade. It is also an industry driven by market consolidation, shifting patterns of ownership, innovations in broadcasting, IP services and rapidly emerging   defense-related applications and new hybrid service demands. So what comes next? Where are the new opportunities? What are the hidden pitfalls? What are the key innovations you need to know about in 2005 and the years that follow?

IGI has recruited well known satellite leader, George Washington University Professor Joseph N. Pelton and former Dean of the International Space University to put together a panel of experts and corporate leaders to give you special insights on the most important trends in the satellite industry and governmental satellite programs. Dr. Pelton, former Director Strategic Policy at Intelsat, founder of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation, author of 22 books in the field, a member of the Society of Satellite Professionals Hall of Fame and now Director of the Space & Advanced Communications Research Institute at GW University has assembled a team of industry insiders to provide a special briefing about all the key trends in today's dynamic market.

These sessions are specially designed for broadcasters, telecom and IT executives, strategic planners, investment bankers, governmental officials, and others needing a strategic understanding of today's global commercial and defense-related satellite systems.

Speakers are confirmed or invited from: Intelsat, Panamsat, Satellite Industry Association, Irwin Communications, Arrowhead Global Solutions, Northrop Grumman, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, World Teleport Association, Defense Information Service Agency (DISA), MILSATCOM Office, FCC, Space Systems/Loral/X-tar, Venture Strategies Inc., the IGI Group and George Washington University

Topics Will Include:

  • Satellite and Broadband IP Services
    (the new IPoS standard and VPN via satellites)
  • Market Consolidation and Buyouts and key Corporate Stratigies
  • Defense Space Systems Update
  • Military Requirements on Commercial Systems
  • The growing 3.5 Gigabit/second Market
  • Satellite Security Systems (Opportunities and Pitfalls)
  • Recent Delphi Survey Results on New Technology and Applications
  • Key Business and Technical Innovations in the Ground Sector
    (Vsats, USATs, micro-terminals, Teleports)     
  • The Top Ten Innovations in Satellite Broadcasting
  • Mobile Satellite Innovations,
  • Key New Standards
  • The Implications of DVB-X,T &H
  • Top Five Opportunities and Global Review of Pitfalls

Briefing Program
8:30 - 9:00
9:00 - 9:30 New Trends in Satellite Services
Amer Khouri
Senior V.P., Business Strategy and Global Marketing, Intelsat
9:30 - 9:45

New Satellite Standards for IP - Accelerators and IPoS
David Cavossa | bio
Executive Director, Satellite Industry Association
John Keynon
Senior VP, Hughes Network Systems

10:15 - 10:35 Market Consolidation, Buyouts and Key Corporate Strategies
Glen Surles
CEO, Venture Strategies, Inc.
10:35 - 10:50 Coffee Break
10:50 - 11:40
Panel: Defense & Security
  • Defense Space Sytems Update (TSAT and beyond . . .)
  • Military Requirements on Commercial Systems (4.5Gps market, etc.)
  • Satellite Security Systems (Opportunities & Pitfalls)

Panel Members

James A. Mazzei
Aerospace Corporation
Mary Ann Elliott | bio
Arrowhead Global Solutions
Richard Wexler
11:40 - 12:00 New Capabilities and Trends: X-TAR Systems
Dr. Dennis Curtin | bio
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 1:25 Major Innovations in Satellite Broadcasting
Mary Frost, Senior VP | bio
Senior VP, Globecast
1:25 - 1:45 Key Business and Technical Innovation in the Ground Sector :
VSats, USats, Micro-Terminals and Teleports
Robert Bell | bio
Executive Director, World Teleport Association
1:45 - 2:10 Future Trend in Launch Services: Commercial & Defense
Dr. Eric Novotny
Loceed Martin - International Launch Services
2:30 - 2:30
Panel: Mobile Satellite Innovation
  • Key New Standards
  • Implications of DVB-X,T&H

Panel Members

Prof. Joseph Pelton | bio
Event Chairpoerson

Susan Irwin
Irwin Communications
David Cavossa
2:30 - 2:40 Coffee Break
2:40 - 3:15 Delphi Survey Results on New Technology & Applications:
Top Five Opportunities and Global review of Pitfalls
Prof. Joseph Pelton
| bio
Event Chairpoerson
3:15 - 3:30
Final Questions & Wrap-up