Respada’s Space Tech Summit 2021 will discuss the most pressing topics at the interplay of borderless connectivity including the accelerating demand for smart propulsion, miniaturization, imagery and deep learning. This event provides an intimate principal-to-principal meeting setting to circulate ideas and opportunities. There are panels on emerging applications and investing in aerospace.
Investing in Aerospace
Various stakeholders in Aerospace technology, from investors to operators, will discuss from their vantage point, as industry influencers, the current space-tech investment opportunities in these times of rapid disruption.
Prominent players will share how the aerospace industry is being developed from the lens of operators with respect to both existing and emerging applications in space navigation, military applications, and weather forecasting, among others.
Co-founder and CEO, Lynk
Charles Miller is co-founder and CEO of Lynk. He is a serial space entrepreneur with 30 years’ experience in the space industry. Lynk’s groundbreaking and patented technology allows people to affordably connect to anyone, anywhere, with just the mobile phone in their pocket. One of Charles’ previous startups is NanoRacks, which has delivered more than 700 payloads to space and is the current world leader in nanosatellite launches. Charles served as NASA’s Senior Advisor for Commercial Space from 2009-2012 where he advised NASA leadership on commercial public private partnerships.
Dr. Thomas Clayson
Dr Thomas Clayson is CTO of Magdrive, a UK based startup developing the next generation of spacecraft propulsion. Magdrive is a UK startup, based in Oxfordshire, developing the next generation of spacecraft propulsion. The Magdrive plasma thruster provides both a high thrust and high efficiency (specific impulse), enabling satellites to perform a full complement of manoeuvres with a tenth of the propellant of a chemical system.
Joel is SkyWatch’s Chief Technology Officer. His team focuses on making earth observation data open and accessible for everyone. Previously, as Head of Data at Kik Interactive, Joel directed data engineering and data sciences at petabyte scale. Prior to that, Joel managed analytics and big data teams at BlackBerry, helping the company grow from 3 million to 80 million subscribers. Joel holds several data related patents on location AI and contextual analytics. Outside of work, Joel is an active member of the local community as a coach in minor baseball and hockey.
Dr. Stefan Tweraser
CEO, Rocket Factory Augsburg
Dr. Stefan Tweraser is CEO of Rocket Factory Augsburg AG, a start-up company that aims to positively disrupt the global launch vehicle market, providing extremely cost-effective, yet customer-centric solutions for access to space. Stefan, who holds a PhD in Business Administration, has previously served as a partner at McKinsey&Co, Country Director for DACH at Google and CMO/CPO at Deezer. He is now leveraging this strong strategy and business background to lead the transformation of RFA from a start-up into a leading competitor in the new space industry.
Dr. Raz Itzhaki
Co-Founder and CEO, NSLComm Ltd.
An expert in the fields of nanosatellites and algorithms with over two decades of experience, Raz has managed multiple satellite programs, integrating various satellites and sub-systems on Israeli satellites. Before opening NSLComm, Raz established the nanosatellite department of Israel Aerospace Industries, a global leader in developing aerospace technology. There, he was responsible for the initiation of multiple nanosatellite programs. Raz was also the CEO of INSA, the Israeli Nano Satellite Association.