Conference Update – Downlink 8
Congressman Ruppersberger and Will Jamieson, CEO, Stream (a Streaming Video Services) Joins SATELLITE 2018 Speaker Roster
We are thrilled to confirm that Will Jamieson, CEO, Stream and William Fisher, CEO, YuVue will speak during the panel session, “Building the Ultimate Entertainment Package: Content Consolidation in the IoT, OTT Ecosystem” on Monday, March 12. The session, moderated by Amy Maclean, Editor, Cablefax will educate attendees about how OTT/streaming services plan to compete for and capture new audiences. Jamieson and Fisher will discuss how streaming services plan to differentiate themselves further from their competitors over the next few years. They will also identify the types of applications and add-ons that could become exclusive features that lure in new subscribers. Broadcast industry professionals don’t want to miss this session!
Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) will deliver a special keynote and welcome address at the Satellite Executive of the Year Award Luncheon on Wednesday, March 14, hosted by Via Satellite magazine. The winner of the award will be revealed in an upcoming issue of Via Satellite and honored at this awards luncheon. The Congressman’s remarks will include updates on satellite service acquisition policy, and insight from his work on the powerful U.S. House Appropriations committee and Homeland Security subcommittees The Appropriations Committee is responsible for allocating hundreds of billions of federal dollars each year.
Startup Space 2018 has confirmed a group of new investor judges for this year’s contest: Maryanna Saenko, Senior Associate of Venture Capital, Draper Fisher Jurvetson; Logan Campbell, CEO, Aerotas (a drone and UAV technology company); and Barbara Clarke, Founding Member of the Impact Seat and Astia Angel Investors have joined our panel of judges. We will announce our list of Startup Space contestants in the next issue of Downlink.
Mike Pigott, Vice-President of Commercial Operations, Global Eagle Entertainment has joined the panel “In-Flight Connectivity Focus: New Routes and Service Launches in 2018-2019” on Tuesday, March 13. The session will be moderated by Mary Kirby, Publisher and Editor, Runway Girl Founder.
Andrew Jordan, CEO, Asiasat has joined our Wednesday Closing Session: Leading Regional Operators Assess the Industry’s 5G Strategy on Wednesday, March 14.
Massimo Comparini, CEO, e-GEOS will speak during the session “Imagery and Sensing for Industry: The Incredible, Insatiable Demand for Environmental Data” on Thursday, March 15.