David Hartshorn has more than 25 years of experience in the satellite communications industry. He serves as Secretary General of the Global VSAT Forum (GVF), the non-profit international association of the satellite communications industry. GVF includes more than 200 organisations from every major region. Mr. Hartshorn leads the organization’s as it facilitates the provision of satellite communications throughout the world. Establishing dialogue with user groups is an important means by which this facilitation is achieved, in addition to regulatory advocacy, training, terminal testing, disaster preparedness, cyber-security, and other initiatives.