The advent of cloud computing enables high performance computing platforms to rapidly supply processed data to fielded warfighters. With increasingly complex networks and accelerating volumes of data, artificial intelligence and machine learning are shortening the time of outages, proactively detecting anomalies, and automatically recommending fixes. This discussion will focus on the decision makers who orchestrates and who controls, protects and disseminate this information.
Eric Anderson is President of And One Technologies and an angel investor in emerging space and IoT. He has contributed to dozens of space products, missions, and programs within small and large companies, government and academia. He currently supports technology and business aspects of several space, near-space, and air system developments with an emphasis on the delivery of data and services via new technologies, channels, and business models.
As Chief Technologist for Space at Moog, he helped lead the company’s space business and collaborated with worldwide colleagues on business strategy, technology and innovation across multiple markets. Eric was part of the leadership team at the nationally-recognized small company CSA Engineering, serving several years as President. He earned BS, MS and Ph.D. degrees in Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT, was on the technical staff at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, worked at Sikorsky Aircraft and serves as board chair for the Kenya-focused non-profit The Kilgoris Project.Dr. Gregory Falco
Dr. Gregory Falco is an Assistant Research Professor at Johns Hopkins University where his lab, the Autonomy OWL, focuses on matters of assured autonomy, space system cybersecurity, space habitation and future satellite capabilities. His work on space cybersecurity has been incorporated into national policy and he actively works with government agencies, the military and private companies to improve their space asset resilience. Dr. Falco completed his PhD at MIT in Cybersecurity and was previously listed in Forbes 30 Under 30 for his contributions to Enterprise Technology.Emma Hatton
Emma Hatton is the CTO of Orbital Wave with 18 years of experience in the space industry gained across the sectors of government, ESA, academia and industry. She has worked on all aspects of the satellite payload data lifecycle, ranging from designing, developing, testing and automating near-real time processors through to the commercial exploitation of such data. Emma’s core expertise lies in designing data flows within mission critical space systems.
Emma has appeared on panels before and offers a lot of insight into the space sector. She has worked in high performance computing centres and has experience in large-scale data processing, as well as the use of machine learning in EO data processing. Cloud computing and AI is also very much being used within Orbital Wave’s business model. She has also worked in the defence sector and understands the key issues.
Logan Jones is the President and General Manager of SGS, and has over a decade of national security and defense experience in the US and globally, in which he’s worked extensively with the DoD and with commercial defense companies.
Jones is the former Vice President and founding member of the largest aerospace venture fund and innovation group, Boeing HorizonX. He formerly served on the board of Wisk Aero, an urban air mobility company, and was recently chair of the urban air mobility committee at AIA.
Jones has a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from Montana State University and a master’s degree in program management from Boston University. He also holds a master’s degree in business administration from Washington University in St. Louis.Bianca Prumo