Dialogue on HTS Features Prominently in 7th Kuala Lumpur Conference

on Energy Market Satcoms


Tuesday, 25 November 2014


LONDON – The 22nd event in the GVF-EMP Oil & Gas Communications Conference Series drew to a highly successful close in Kuala Lumpur on 20th November 2014 after two-days of dynamic and informative dialogue, indicative of the importance of the oil and gas sector to the communications industries, of the centrality of satellite communications solutions to the oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) environment, and of the increasingly evident importance of high throughput satellite (HTS) technology and services in energy resource exploitation.


The London Roundtable will be the third annual event of its kind for Europe, and will be sponsored by IntelsatInmarsatAvantiC-COM Satellite Systems, and Advantech Wireless. Organizations across the solutions provider and user communities have been invited to contribute to the event programme which will comprise an Opening Keynote Presentation by Stéphane ChenardSenior AnalystEuroconsult, to be followed by a series of interactive Roundtable/panel sessions.


A total of 115 delegates and speakers contributed to GVF Oil & Gas Communications South East Asia 2014: Evolving the ‘Big Data’ Digital Oilfield for Offshore & Deep Water, the seventh event in the series to focus on the South East Asian region of the energy vertical market. The Kuala Lumpur event was sponsored by IntelsatSpeedCastRigNetHermes Datacomms, MajuNusa and ScopeTel, and was supported by Petronas ICT, as well as by the Asia Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC).


Martin Jarrold, Chief of International Programme Development with GVF, and chairman of the Kuala Lumpur conference commented that, “Many of the conference presentations, and much of the following audience interaction, focused on HTS, which fully anticipated a wider HTS-related dialogue scheduled to take place in London on 2nd & 3rd December at the GVF High Throughput Satellites – London Roundtable 2014: The Game-Changer in Action event at the Strand Palace Hotel.” The London Roundtable/panel sessions will include:


Roundtable 1/Technology

Contributing to this session will be moderator Martin Jarrold, Chief of International Programme Development, GVFKrishnan Raghavan, Senior Programme Director, Business Development, Orbital Sciences CorpSimon Gatty-Saunt, Regional Vice President, Europe Data & Global Mobility Services, SESPaul Dodson, Programme Manager, Hughes; and, Peter Syverson, Manager, Customer Solutions Engineering, Intelsat.


Roundtable 2/Services

Moderated by Stephane Chenard, Senior Analyst, Euroconsult, this session will featureRenato Goodfellow, Head of Global Satellite, BTDavid Harper, Chief Executive Officer, iSAT Networks; and others to be confirmed.


Roundtable 3/Deployment

This panel will feature, amongst others, Martin Jarrold, Chief of International Programme Development, GVF, as moderator;Kevin Blyth, Strategic Marketing Manager, Harris CapRockDrew Klein, Director, Business Development, C-COM Satellite SystemsBrendan O'Mahony, Director, Market Access & Licensing, Access Partnership; and, Mark Lambert, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Managing Director, EMEA, Advantech Wireless.


Roundtable 4/Solutions Engineering

Led by moderator Martin Jarrold, Chief of International Programme Development, GVF, contributing to this dialogue will beDenis Sutherland, Senior Systems Engineering Manager, iDirectAlvaro Sanchez, Sales Manager, Satellite Monitoring Systems, IntegrasysMartin Coleman, Executive Director, sIRG.


Roundtable 5/Users

Featuring in this dialogue will be Bill Green, Global Account Director, Hermes DatacommsNigel Fry, WBU-ISOG and Head of Distribution, BBC Global News; Martyn Hopkins, Product Sales Director, SISLive; and, Ric VanderMeulen, Vice President, General Manager, Government SatCom, ViaSat. The moderator will beElisabeth Tweedie, Owner, Definitive Direction.


Roundtable 6/Backhaul

In this session David Howgill, President, Huckworthy will moderate discussion betweenKumar Singarajah, Director, Regulatory Affairs & Business Development, AvantiBob Cupples, Chief Executive Officer & President, SCS NetworksMark Briggs, Director of Sales, SiRRAN Communications; and Trevor Willoughby, Senior Key Account Director, Intelsat.


Another Roundtable session will include a focus on Network Security and the formation, earlier this year, of the GVF Cyber Security Task Force which is headed by Rakesh Bharania, Tactical Operations, Cisco Systems. This session will also include a contribution from Andrew Faiola, Director, Europe, Sales, with Intelsat.


Paul Stahl, Managing Partner of EMP, pointed out that, “It is particularly noteworthy that there will be significant emphasis during the London programme on just how to more effectively ‘monetize’ HTS – an issue which has assumed a considerably heightened profile of late.”


“For more information on the full conference programme for the London Roundtable, please contact the Series organizers: martin.jarrold@gvf.org or paul.stahl@uk-emp.co.uk. Additionally, you may consult the event website at www.uk-emp.co.uk/current-events/hts-ldn-roundtable-2014/Speaking opportunities for the London programme are still available.


To access PDF versions of the presentations delivered at the Kuala Lumpur conference, please go to www.uk-emp.co.uk/current-events/o-gsea-2014/.


Martin Jarrold also noted that, “The first day of the Roundtable programme will be followed by the pre-Christmas Social Gathering of the BSN-SSPI (UK Chapter) in the Strand Palace Hotel Lounge Bar. Held in association with the GVF London HTS Roundtable 2014, attendees are invited to come and chat, network, and mingle with industry colleagues, and to discuss the events of the first day of the Roundtable, or just catch up with the latest news. The gathering is open to all.”

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