Mobile Connectivity 2019 Final Conference Programme Announced

GVF-EMP Portfolio Brings Elevated Focus to Market Impact of the Mobility Imperative

LONDON – The GVF-EMP Partnership has announced final details of the populated programme for Mobile Connectivity 2019: Air, Sea, Surface, Rail – Evolving the New “New” Verticals taking place on 27 February 2019 at London’s ETC Venues, located at 8 Eastcheap, London EC3M 1AE.

Mobile Connectivity 2019 is supported by the GVF-EMP Portfolio Corporate Sponsors Comtech EF Data, Hughes, Newtec, and iDirect and is the latest event in an extended Partnership portfolio developed since 2006, and which will continue during 2019 with Oilfield Connectivity 2019 in Aberdeen in May, and Cellular Backhaul 2019 embedded within the 5G World and IoT World event – organised by Knect365 – at London’s ExCeL Centre in June.

The Mobile Connectivity 2019 event – for which around fifty key connectivity suppliers have already confirmed attendance – will examine some of the key themes, technological developments, and market trends that feature on the path to a universal via-satellite connectivity ecosystem, analysing latest developments in the satellite communications marketplace, the paradigm-changing launch of more-and-more high throughput satellite (HTS) payloads into geostationary orbit, and soon beyond current MEO orbital assets, to multiple LEO constellations, and the enablement of a multitude of new, awe-inspiring vertical markets.

Four interactive panel-discussion sessions, each featuring between four and five speakers – with a moderating team comprising Martin Jarrold, Chief of International Programme Development, GVF; Betty Bonnardel, CEO, AB5 Consulting; Anver Anderson, Managing Director, Anver Limited; and, Kevin French, Publisher, Talk Satellite – will be preceded by a backdrop presentation setting the thematic context of the programme given by Stéphane Chenard, Senior Analyst, Euroconsult.

The first session panel comprising David Burr, Vice President, Business Development, Comtech EF Data; Andrew Faiola, Head of Mobility, Newtec; Marco Mirante, Regional Sales Director, Hughes; Thomas Bopp, Director, Sales Systems Engineering Global Sales Engineering, VT iDirect; and, Nick Burrett, Senior Sales Director, SpeedCast will each initially offer brief presentations and engage in interactive dialogue with the conference audience on themes including: Space & Ground Segment for Mobility-Focused Markets; Unified Space & Ground Segment Optimisation; Earth Stations in Motion with High Throughput Satellites in MEO & LEO orbits; and, Seamless Integration & Multi-Technology Connectivity.

Panel Session 2, with themes including: The Integrated Mobile Connectivity Ecosystem; Merging Broadband Satellite & Wireless into Seamless Ecosystems; HTS Satellite & 5G; New Value-New Revenue Opportunities in Mobile Applications Connectivity; and, Driverless Intelligence & the Connected Car, will be explored by Deepukrishnan Pillai, Senior Analyst, Strategy & Market Intelligence, SES; Alessandro Caranci, Senior Vice President, Satellite Communications, Telespazio; Kumar Singarajah, Director, Regulatory Affairs & Business Development, ViaSat; Mark Bennett, Sales Director, Marlink; and, Jaime Reed, Director, Consulting Services, CGI.

Following lunch, interactive Panel Session 3 will feature contributions from Anders Brandter, Global Sales & Marketing, Forsway Scandinavia AB; Andy Lucas, Senior Vice President, Operator Vertical, Comtech EF Data; Maria Zervaki, Policy Analyst, Access Partnership; Philip Macridis, Founder, Mobile Conclusions Ltd; and, Javier Santos, Business Development Engineer, Inster. In this session the points of discussion will centre around: Satellite, Mobility, the Cloud & the IoT Ecosystem; From the Developed Metropolis to the Emergent Economy; Evolving the Backhaul Paradigm for a 5G World; Building Cyber Security & Challenging Network Vulnerability; and, The Cloud in Space – The Next Reality?

Perspectives from Chris Schram, Senior Director, Marketing & Strategy, Orbit Communications; Freddie Caldwell, Senior Sales Manager, Paradigm; Dara Jennings, Business Development Manager, National Space Centre Ireland; and, Jose Manuel Sanchez, R&T Manager, Integrasys will comprise the final interactive session. In this closing dialogue the focus will include: Applications Evolution & User Vertical Deployments; Disruptive Technologies & New Market Opportunities; New Seamless Ecosystems & Unified Value Chains; Transportation & a Unified Communications Ecosystem; and, Telematics & Autonomy in Vehicular Platforms.

For further information and details regarding registration, please visit Alternatively, please contact Paul Stahl at EMP ( or Martin Jarrold at GVF (

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