Dr Mark Dickinson
Deputy CTO & Vice President, Space Systems
Mark, obtained a PhD in High Energy Astrophysics from the University of Durham, before joining Inmarsat in 2000. Between 2009 and 2017 Mark was the Head of Satellite Operations, responsible for Inmarsat’s fleet of geostationary telecommunications satellites. Since 2018 he is responsible for the design, procurement and launch of Inmarsat’s future space segment assets. From March 2017 to September 2019, Mark was appointed as the Chairman of the Space Data Association (SDA), an international not-for-profit organization, that brings together commercial, civil and government satellite operators to support the controlled, reliable and efficient sharing of data critical to the safety and integrity of the space environment. Mark remains Inmarsat’s SDA Executive Director.
Ingrid Uppelschoten Snelderwaard
Ingrid has over 20 years of experience in the Shipping and Maritime industry. During the majority of this time, she worked in commercial and operational leadership positions in Maersk but recently joined Svitzer as their global COO (Svitzer is a strategic brand within the AP Møller-Maersk Group). Ingrid’s career has developed around strong contributions regarding increasing revenues, creating stronger market propositions and customer centricity while driving bottom line improvements. With a strong focus on technological developments and creating enhanced visibility by using data and technology, operational efficiencies could be achieved and customer propositions strengthened. As an example, Ingrid has been instrumental in driving Remote Container Management on Maersk entire reefer fleet (RCM) as a visibility tool combined and did drive the data migration to the cloud to create a more robust solution.
Ingrid is currently residing in Copenhagen, Denmark and previously held positions in Netherlands, Namibia, Tanzania, Denmark, Poland.
Vice President, Mobility
Ben has over 20 years’ experience in IFC, with notable contributions to companies such as ARINC, AeroMobile, Inmarsat and currently with OneWeb. Ben’s career in IFC has developed alongside the fast-paced change from narrow band to true broadband connectivity and delivering solutions to aviation customers in all parts of the aircraft, passengers and crew alike. Ben brings a wealth of experience from the IFC service provision perspective, including significant satellite provider insight spanning both GEO and LEO technologies. Now based in the UK, Ben has also enjoyed 13 years in the Middle East giving him a broad experience of business in MEA and APAC regions.
Independent Aircraft Modifier Alliance IAMA
CTO & CIO
European Broadcasting Union
Antonio is Director of Technology & Innovation at the European Broadcasting Union. He has extensive experience in conceiving, developing and taking new products and services to market. Since joining the EBU in September 2018, Antonio has launched several initiatives designed to leverage the collective expertise and momentum of the EBU Membership for technology innovation, deliver key building blocks for the digital transformation of public service media, and strengthen collaboration between PSM, European policy initiatives, start-ups and academic institutions.
Two of Antonio’s most recent initiatives are the 5G Media Action Group (5G-MAG) and EuroVOX. 5G-MAG currently counts 40 members from the industry and aims to ensure future 5G standards are fit for purpose in media production and distribution. EuroVOX is a collaborative project of the EBU and several of its Members that aims to break down language boundaries for users and content. It consists of an open framework upon which services can be built, and a set of tools for media creators, such as speech-to-speech translation.
Antonio previously worked as Director of Innovation and a Member of the Management Committee at Eutelsat; the European Space Agency; Telespazio, and Selenia Spazio.