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Monday, October 23rd 2017

7:30 am

Registration Opens, Coffee, Breakfast, and Networking

8:30 am

Welcome by SIA President Tom Stroup

8:40 am

Congressional Keynote Address

9:00 am

End Users Panel

The Ground Truth on Future Connectivity Needs

The future holds great promise as we become more connected. But, what are the end users – those providing healthcare, education, public safety services or delivering goods – looking forward to in a hyper-connected society? Will both rural and urban locations have the same opportunities to grow? This panel will discuss what communities and businesses are looking forward to in a connected future and what hurdles exist to realizing this future.

10:15 am

1st 5G Satellite Technology Demonstration

10:25 am

Morning Break

10:45 am

5G Architecture Panel

Defining and Designing the 5G Vision Using Satellite Systems

Ken Takagi, Director, Media Services Innovation, Intelsat


Bruce Chesley, Senior Director, Strategy, Boeing Space & Missile Systems


There is no shortage of opinion on what 5G is or means for the future of connectivity. This panel will discuss the 5G vision, from regulators, industry, and standards organization perspective, including thoughts on satellite’s role to realize 5G’s promise for ubiquity, continuity, backup, diversity, and competition.


2nd 5G Satellite Technology Demonstration

12:10 pm

SIA President Tom Stroup

Lunch and Keynote Lunch Interview

1:30 pm

Congressional Keynote Address

2:00 pm

3rd 5G Satellite Technology Demonstration

2:10 pm

Afternoon Break

2:30 pm

The Future Appliations Panel

The Impending Applications and Shifts in Usage of Satellite-Based Connectivity — A Peak into the Near Future

Julie Knapp, Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology, Federal Communications Commission (Invited)


Girish Chandran, Vice President and Chief Technology Office, ViaSat

What types of applications will emerge when satellite systems are included in the 5G vision? The infrastructure upon which we will rely to connect will enable a multitude of benefits. This panel will provide a glimpse into future connected service applications like Streaming, Mobility, Telehealth, Data Backhaul, and Security, underpinned by satellite.

3:45 pm

4th 5G Satellite Technology Demonstration

3:55 pm

A Case Study

European Efforts to Integrate Satellite Into 5G

Government-led efforts to include all technologies into 5G are happening today through the EU 5G Roadmap and Public-Private Partnerships. This panel will provide insights into that process and lessons learned on creating a network of networks for the 5G future.

4:40 pm

Closing Remarks:  SIA President Tom Stroup

4:45 pm


Please contact SIA at if you have any questions.