After a very successful first edition of the workshop ‘Space Intersects InternetWorkshop: Into the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Constellations Era’, celebrated in February, the i2CAT Foundation will organize a follow-up session next December 15th. The Catalan research center, in collaboration with Xona Partners and with the support of Cambra de Comerç de Barcelona, Mobile World Capital Barcelona and the European Space Agency, will bring in experts from the Telecom/Internet technology and investments value chain to assess the latest Space Internet developments.
Representatives from LEO, 5G and IoT R&D teams, the LEO/MEO/GEO constellations, government space agencies, LEO/Space startups, investors, and law firms will share insights gained from hands-on experience in LEO deployments and discuss the technology and investment drivers including demand-side economics, research, regulations, and the potential interplay with 5G and Cloud technologies. If you wish to learn more about these topics and ecosystems, do not miss this opportunity and join the workshop next December 15th!
Workshop Agenda: (Format – Moderated discussion panels)
16:00 – 16:05 Rationale and goals of the workshop, Dr. Sergi Figuerola, CTIO, i2CAT Foundation
16:05 – 16:15 Catalan New Space Strategy, Mr. Daniel Marco, General Director Digital Economy, Catalan Government
16:15 – 16:20 Where are we on LEO, Dr. Riad Hartani, Internet Technologist, Xona Partners
16:20 – 17:00 – Telecom/5G operators intersecting LEO – Partnership and competitive dynamics
Moderator Frank Rayal, Xona partners. Panelists:
17:00 – 17:40 – LEO technology and deployment challenges
Moderator: Xavi Lobao, Head Future Projects Division, Telecommunications Department at European Space Agency Panelists:
17:40 – 18:20 – Getting into LEO large scale deployments: technology, funding, legal and business angles
Moderator: Mònica Roca, Vice president Barcelona Chamber of Commerce & isardSAT group General Director Panelists:
18:20 – 18:30 – Announcement of the creation of a Federated “New Space” Lab, Dr. R. Hartani & Dr. S. Figuerola