Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, Senior Vice President, Government Strategy & Policy, Inmarsat Government Inc.
Rebecca is the Senior Vice President for Government Strategy and Policy at Inmarsat Government Inc. She is responsible for establishing Inmarsat’s strategic direction with respect to the US government and has worked in defence, aerospace and executive leadership over the past twenty-five years.
| Dan Nevius, Co-founder and CEO, Analytical Space
Dan is the co-founder and CEO of Analytical Space. Founded in 2016 and based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Analytical Space focuses on addressing how to quickly bring large amounts of remote sensing data down to Earth using a network of data relay satellites.
Dr Amy Parker
Centre for Earth Observation, CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science (Perth)
Amy is an up- and down-stream Earth Observation (EO) specialist with ten years of experience spanning satellite operations and mission planning, EO data management and EO applications research and development. As a member of CSIRO’s Space Research Program, she manages operations for Australia's first-ever sovereign EO satellite capability, NovaSAR-1, and leads a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) science program. She was named a finalist for the Australian Space Industry Rising Star of the Year award 2019 in recognition of her contributions to the Australian space sector.
Amy is a member of the CEOS Working Group Disasters, the intergovernmental GEO Programme Board, and the management committee of Earth Observation Australia, Australia’s leading cross-sector EO advisory group. Her technical expertise lies in the use of SAR EO to measure displacements of Earth's surface, and she is also an award-winning researcher, holding an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Research fellowship at Curtin University.
PhD Geology (University of Bristol, UK)
BSc (First Class Hons) Geophysics (University of Liverpool, UK)
| Mike Greenley, Chief Executive Officer, MDA
Mike Greenley is the Chief Executive Officer of MDA. Founded in 1969, MDA is one of Canada’s most successful technology companies and an internationally recognized leader in space robotics and sensors, radar satellites and ground systems, communication satellite payloads, antennas and subsystems, surveillance and intelligence systems, defence and maritime systems and geospatial imagery products and analytics. MDA is an independent, private company that is headquartered in Canada.
Mr. Greenley oversees more than 1,900 employees across Canada at locations including Richmond, BC; Brampton, Kanata and Nepean, ON; Montreal, QC; and Halifax, NS; and the company’s operations in Houston, TX, and the United Kingdom.
| Facilitated by
Sanjay Mazumdar, Chief Data Officer & Partner, KPMG
Dr Sanjay Mazumdar is the Chief Data Officer and a Partner in KPMG’s Innovation, Solutions and Ventures function. He has close to 30 years’ experience leading technology organisations in the defence, national security and ICT sectors. Sanjay has had C-level roles and other senior executive positions in general management, engineering management, business development and project management. He combines his extensive management experience with a strong understanding of systems engineering, AI/machine learning, data science and cybersecurity. As a result of his leadership in AI and data science, Sanjay was listed in The Australian newspaper’s Knowledge Nation 100 as a “Big Data Pioneer”.