25 - 27 September, 2018 | Sheraton Parco de' Medici Rome Hotel, Rome, Italy

Space Focus Day

9:30 am - 10:30 am Registration & Welcome Breakfast

10:30 am - 10:35 am Defence IQ Welcome Remarks


Rear Admiral Paul Becker (Ret)

Former Director for Intelligence (J2)
Joint Chiefs of Staff (2013-2016)

10:45 am - 10:50 am Four Star Lead Partner Welcome Address

10:50 am - 11:30 am A Future in Space Technology for the Maritime Domain

Professor Roberto Battiston - President, Italian Space Agency
•    Italy’s contribution to human spaceflight and in international space cooperation
•    Developments in space technology, such as nanosatellites and data analysis systems and their impact on maritime defence and security


Professor Roberto Battiston

Italian Space Agency

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Delivering Independent, Global, Precise, Commercial Activity-Based Intelligence Data

Air Commodore Peter Round (Ret) - Chairman, Kleos Space
•    Kleos: A start-up that’s not a start-up and a space company that’s not about space.
•    What: Data from Low Earth Orbit
•    Who: Who wants the data?
•    How: Space!
•    New-Space: How Kleos will exploit this limitless opportunity


Air Commodore Peter Round (Ret)

Kleos Space

12:40 pm - 1:40 pm Lunch & Networking

•    NASA’s work with the OSD in supporting their space S&T strategy
•    Current partnerships and investment
•    Major technological challenges faced today


Joseph Casas

S&T Small Missions and DoD Formulation Manager, Partnerships and Formulation Office and Manager, OSD JCTD Arctic Collaborative Environment (ACE) S&T
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

1:40 pm - 2:10 pm Romanian Navy ISR Capabilities: Future Isr Development Opportunities Using Satellite Communications

Colonel Adrian Brinza - Commander, Radio-Electronic Brigade, Romanian Navy
•    The role and strategic objective of the ROU Navy Radio-Electronic Brigade
•    ISR capabilities of the Romanian Navy
•    Satellite communications to support Romanian Navy operations – challenges, opportunities


Colonel Adrian Brinza

Commander, Radio-Electronic Brigade
Romanian Navy

2:10 pm - 2:40 pm Innovative ISR Air Systems For Manned And Unmanned Domains

Marco Valcarenghi - Sales Manager, Leonardo

Marco Valcarenghi

Sales Manager

3:10 pm - 3:40 pm Afternoon Tea

3:40 pm - 4:10 pm Commercial Space & Ubiquitous ISR

Professor Guy Thomas - Director, C-SIGMA
•    Maximizing the use of available commercial satellites sensors
•    Integrating data/products from RADAR, Electro-optical, AIS, & RF monitoring satellites
•    Partner engagement to improve access to family of space systems


Professor Guy Thomas


4:10 pm - 4:40 pm Improved Situation Awareness from Seabed to Space with LightSpace Technologies volumetric 3D image display technology

•    There are a broad range of applications of 3D displays to command and control problems, including Airspace Management, Mission planning, Air Tasking Order (ATO) fly out, Combat Assessment, Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Planning & Execution, Satellite orbit analysis, surface mobility analysis, visualization of complex data states relative to geography, and space situational awareness.

•    Visualization of inherently 3D situations—such as deconfliction, intervisibility, air operations, satellite constellations, terrain/building structures, and complex battlespace data—is significantly hampered when projected onto a 2D medium.

•    LightSpace Technologies s-series bench-top 3D display workstations are based around multi-plane time-multiplexed volumetric 3D image display technology at the core of which lies the proprietary switchable diffuser technology, also developed by LightSpace Technologies, and a fast rear image projection. The system delivers high spatial and angular resolution with a real-time 3D image representation capability, at the same time ensuring precise geometry of voxels across the whole screen in all spatial coordinates.

•    The display technology naturally offers omnidirectional multi-view from practical observation angles, with all the major 3D depth cues (physical and psychological), including true parallax.

4:40 pm - 5:10 pm Commercial Space Innovation In The European Union

Emilien Watelet - Chairman, Aeronautics, Space & Dual-Technologies, Enterprise Europe Network
•    Current state of commercial space in the EU
•    SME contribution to government space procurement
•    Role of the EEN


Emilien Watelet

Chairman, Aeronautics, Space & Dual-Technologies
Enterprise Europe Network