2020 has been plagued by the fast moving Covid-19 virus. Where are we now and what does the future hold in keeping supply chains secure given our ways of working together have completely changed. The weakest link in a supply chain is often the most difficult to identify. Are there critical contributions that satellite communications can and should make in the future to keep our world secure and functioning efficiently?
Dr. Josef Koller is a Systems Director for the Center for Space Policy and Strategy, serving as a senior analyst and team leader on topics that cut across policy, technology, and economics. Prior to joining Aerospace, Dr. Koller served as a Senior Advisor to the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Space Policy where he directly supported key national and international strategy efforts for space-related U.S. Government and DoD policy matters including commercial remote sensing, space traffic management, and related congressional affairs. Prior to that assignment, Dr. Koller managed and co-lead over 40 scientists in the “Space Science and Applications Group” at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Dr. Koller also established and led the Los Alamos Space Weather Summer School to promote graduate student research and outreach at the Laboratory.
Dr. Koller has over 17 years of experience with global security and space science programs. He has authored over 50 peer-reviewed scientific publications with 700 citations. Dr. Koller has a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Rice University.Alvaro Sanchez
Alvaro Sanchez has led the sales at Integrasys for the past 5 years with strong international presence taking care of the current Integrasys customers and opening new markets and accounts and he manages the Integrasys Marketing Department. Currently, Alvaro is leading the new Integrasys USA office based in Herndon, Washington DC area, where the sales team is growing as the company is a stronger player every day in North America.
Alvaro represents Integrasys Innovation with the latest Innovation awards at Satcon NY and VSAT event for the famous Satmotion Pocket VSAT Commissioning System.
Previous to join Integrasys Alvaro was a Test & Measurements engineer at CERN European Organization for Nuclear Research specializing in timing and phase measurements for colliders synchronization. Alvaro was involved in a project where neutrinos where traveling at the speed of light from CERN (Switzerland) to Gran Sasso. The synchronization devices where Alvaro worked on were critical for ensuring that the neutrinos could not travel faster than the speed of light.
Alvaro holds Industrial Hardware Engineering Degree and Computer Software Engineering Degree by the European University with a Master Degree in Sales Direction by ESIC Business School.John Delay
John Delay is senior scientist, and Advanced Concept Engineer, for Geospatial Solutions within L3Harris Technology’s Space and Airborne Systems segment. Geospatial Solutions encompasses integrated processing systems and analytics, government geospatial systems and IntelliEarth™ commercial geospatial solutions businesses.
Delay assumed the position of senior scientist advanced concept engineering in 2020 reports to the director of Advanced Concept Engineering. He develops strategies across diverse market segments, identifies market and technology drivers, and applies technology to develop products and solutions to solve complex problems. Delay currently leads L3Harris’ geospatial platform implementation in support of commercial; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; and geospatial missions.
Previously, Delay served as director of technology and strategic growth where he led growth initiatives for Harris Corporation’s broadcast division.
Delay has a proven track record as an innovator, holding over 20 patents in motion imagery, wide-area motion imagery, Internet Protocol (IP) Television technologies, adaptive self-learning IP-content data models, maritime analytics, cognitive model-based analytics, and model-based analytics. He pioneered Harris’ Full-Motion Video Asset Management Engine (FAME™) and the IntelliEarthTM Observer Platform, which enable customers to process and analyze a wide range of intelligence information. He is considered a leading expert in content delivery networks, video encoding, video analytics, video networks, geospatial knowledge graphs, and modern geospatial enterprises.
Delay is a past co-chair for the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) Activity Based Intelligence Working Group, and he is an active member of USGIF, the Intelligence National Security Alliance, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Moving Picture Experts Group, and the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association.
Delay has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, radio frequency and broadcast engineering from IUPUI formerly ATT-Technical Institute and Culver – Stockton College in Missouri. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia Darden Executive Business Innovation Program and the Kellogg Executive Management Program.
L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains.Mike Lewis
Mike Lewis is currently the Chief Innovation Officer at Nanoracks, LLC, where he is responsible for overseeing the technical, scientific, and engineering direction for the company. He has developed, built, and flown experiment platforms to the ISS, and has helped deliver over 1,000 experiments to space. He and his team developed the NRCSD (the NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer) system which has deployed over 260 satellites from the ISS, as well as a satellite deployer that has deployed over 30 satellites off of the Northrup Grumman Cygnus spacecraft. Mike is an inventor of the Nanoracks Bishop Airlock, the first commercial component of the Space Station, which launches on SpaceX-21 and will be installed this fall.
Before joining Nanoracks, Mike was the lead engineer for Deep Down, Inc., a Houston-based company that fabricates subsea structures and services deepwater subsea oil operations. Prior to that, Mike comes from a background of Aerospace (Tethers Unlimited, Inc.), Electromechanical Design (ANCO Engineers, Inc.), Structural Engineering (Structural Components, LLC) and as an Adjunct Professor in Space Systems Operation Management (Webster University).Peter Wilczynski
Pete is the NASA HQ’s Program Executive (PE) for the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Mission, in the Joint Agency Satellite Division (JASD) within the Science Mission Directorate (SMD) at NASA Headquarters in Washington DC. Pete also serves as the Ombudsman for NASA Headquarters.
Pete’s 33 years of government service has included extensive experience in aviation and space operations, space system development and acquisition of joint space agency & joint international space systems in the US Air Force (USAF) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Pete was a Flight Commander for the Defense Support Program (DSP) and the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) during his operational tours in the USAF. At NOAA, Pete was NOAA’s Program Manager for several important high value operational environmental satellite systems, including NOAA’s International Satellite Ocean Altimetry Program known as Jason-3. Pete’s 33 years of work in government space programs has been recognized numerous times, notably: by the U.S. Air Force Meritorious Service Medal awarded for distinguished service to the USAF, by Vice President Gore’s National Performance Review “Hammer Award”, by the U.S. Department of Commerce Gold Medal, the Departments’ highest civilian honor for distinguished leadership in developing innovative systems acquisition and contractor teaming methods to build operational environmental satellites and most recently by NASA HQ’s for NASA’s Exceptional Achievement Medal for developing and launching the JPSS-1 mission in 2017.
As a graduate from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in FL for his undergraduate degree and Webster University for his Master’s degree, he has enjoyed a diverse aerospace career. Along with all his extensive work experience, Pete is an Excellence in Government Senior Fellow and is a Graduate of the US Office of Personnel Management Senior Executive Service (SES) Candidate Development Program.