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

Space Focus Day

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Registration & Welcome Lunch

1:30 pm - 1:35 pm Defence IQ Welcome Remarks

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Rear Admiral Paul Becker (Ret)

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

1:45 pm - 1:50 pm Four Star Lead Partner Welcome Address


1:45 pm - 2:15 pm 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

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Professor Roberto Battiston

President
Italian Space Agency

2:45 pm - 3:15 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

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Professor Guy Thomas

Director
C-SIGMA

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Coffee & Networking

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm NATO Atlantic Command – Next Steps For Maritime Intelligence Exploitation

•    The purpose and objective of the new NATO Atlantic Command
•    Data exploitation and dissemination technologies – the challenges for NATO
•    Geospatially enabled maritime ISR

4:15 pm - 4:45 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

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Emilien Watelet

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

4:45 pm - 5:15 pm What Have We Learnt? Focus Day Recap & Chairman’s Summary

Rear Admiral Paul Becker (Ret) - Former Director for Intelligence (J2) Joint Chiefs of Staff (2013-2016)
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Rear Admiral Paul Becker (Ret)

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

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Reception