22 - 24 October, 2018
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Conference Day Two: Tuesday, 23 October 2018

8:00 am - 8:30 am REGISTRATION AND MORNING REFRESHMENTS

8:30 am - 9:00 am CONCURRENT EXECUTIVE BREAKFAST BRIEFINGS

SPOTLIGHT INTELLIGENCE CITIES
A CLOSED DOOR INVITE ONLY DISCUSSION ON THE SPACE APPLICATIONS FOR INTELLIGENT CITIES.

  • How can space technology help manage disasters and conflicts?
  • How do the neural networks of cities become stronger and more efficient by getting real time data from space
  • Learn how to future proof your intelligent cities by leveraging commercial satellite imagery-based services

Hosted by: Global companies involved in space applications

SPOTLIGHT DEFENCE AND SECURITY
A CLOSED DOOR INVITE ONLY DISCUSSION ON THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR ENHANCED DEFENCE AND SECURITY THROUGH DATA FROM SMALL SATELLITES.

Hosted by: Defence contractor

9:00 am - 9:10 am CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS

THE NEXT-GENERATION APPROACH: TECHNOLOGY AND THE BIG SQUEEZE: IMPACTS & OPPORTUNITIES

9:10 am - 9:30 am THE MOHAMMED BIN RASHID SPACE SETTLEMENT CHALLENGE: DEVELOPING A NEXT-GENERATION APPROACH

Dr. Noah Raford - Chief Operating Officer, Dubai Future Foundation
  • Funding vital research
  • Evaluating different business models
  • Developing engineering solutions for living on Mars, the Moon and beyond
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Dr. Noah Raford

Chief Operating Officer
Dubai Future Foundation

  • Need for increase cooperation between governments, investors and the commercial space industry
  • Will global government backing and cooperation enable fast track commercialisation?
  • Will there be cost savings from reusabile satellites and will these be transferrable to the end user?
  • Connections between life and the Universe, astronomical future of humanity, and the need for space exploration
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Dr. Saif Al-Hiddabi

Assistant Secretary General for Research & Scientific Programmes
The Research Council, Oman

Peter Dieleman

Business Manager – Aerospace Systems
Netherlands Aerospace Centre

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Torsten Kriening

COO and Editor
Space Watch Middle East

SATCOM CONNECTIVITY & SPACE MISSIONS

9:50 am - 10:10 am MINIMISING TRAJECTORY TRACKING ERRORS OF SPACE MISSIONS USING ADVANCED NONLINEAR GUIDANCE AND NAVIGATION CONTROL SYSTEM

Dr. Saif Al-Hiddabi - Assistant Secretary General for Research & Scientific Programmes, The Research Council, Oman
  • Using advanced techniques to reduce space mission cost
  • Following precisely a preset optimal trajectory for the space vehicle
  • Learn from this session without any background on space mission and aerospace engineering
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Dr. Saif Al-Hiddabi

Assistant Secretary General for Research & Scientific Programmes
The Research Council, Oman

10:10 am - 10:40 am MORNING TEA AND NETWORKING

THE ERA OF NANO-SATELLITES

10:40 am - 11:00 am SMALL SATELLITES FULFILLING THE DATA NEEDS OF INTELLIGENT CITIES

Dr. Prashanth Marpu - Associate Professor, Khalifa University
  • Intelligent cities need apps and data – small satellites a bridge to secure high quality data
  • The importance of small satellites data – speed, quality and volume of data
  • Safer, smarter, secure data – the vital need for neural networks of cities

Dr. Prashanth Marpu

Associate Professor
Khalifa University

11:00 am - 11:20 am BUILDING RELIABLE NANO-SATELLITES FOR THE WORLD

  • Opportunities in the next-gen spacetech industry for launchers
  • The impact of tech innovation in removing launch bottlenecks
  • Advanced functionalities such as inter-satellite linking, station keeping & agile pointing

SPACE DATA IN CITY MANAGEMENT, REMOTE SENSING, ASSET TRACKING

11:20 am - 11:40 am APPLICATION OF REMOTE SENSING TECHNOLOGY AND GIS IN BAHRAIN’S AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS

Eng. Khalid Al Hammadi - (former Director of GIS), Central Informatics Organisation, COO, Y.B. Ventures & Holdings, Bahrain

Eng. Khalid Al Hammadi

(former Director of GIS), Central Informatics Organisation, COO
Y.B. Ventures & Holdings, Bahrain

11:40 am - 12:00 pm SPACE TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION FOR GIS AND ASSET TRACKING

  • Using large datasets to integrate, model, and visualise complex data in (near) real time
  • Geomatic data acquisition in the field of infrastructure development
  • Real-world imagery to infrastructure projects by capturing, processing, or reusing existing site condition data

12:00 pm - 12:20 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

12:20 pm - 12:40 pm OPTIMISING WASTE COLLECTION: THROUGH SENSORS AND SATELLITE CONNECTIVITY

  • Cost efficiencies from monitoring organic waste real time
  • Equipping waste collection vehicles with satellite-enabled systems to generate revenue savings
  • Providing tracking and navigation services to civilian consumers – power to the people
  • The new frontiers that satellite-based navigation systems help capture data

Dr. Ayad Aldaijy

Adviser and Chief Information Officer
Ministry of Environment, Water & Agriculture, Saudi Arabia

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm IMPROVING TRAFFIC PLANNING AND URBAN MOBILITY THROUGH SATELLITE NAVIGATION

Eng. Anwaar Al Shimmari - Director - Design Department & Chief Innovation Officer, UAE Ministry of Infrastructure Development
  • How real-time information can help riders plan better
  • Giving power to operators to preempt traffic re-routing
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Eng. Anwaar Al Shimmari

Director - Design Department & Chief Innovation Officer
UAE Ministry of Infrastructure Development

1:20 pm - 2:20 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

SPECIAL SESSION ON SPACE TOURISM

2:20 pm - 2:40 pm SPACE TOURISM – DRIVERS, INHIBITORS AND THE TERRESTRIAL OPPORTUNITY

Dr. Saleh bin Said Al Shidhani - Chairman, Oman Astronomical Society
  • The next gen technology transfer, reducing operational costs and bringing speed into the launch process – a clear win for the propelling the space tourism sector
  • Refurbishment evolutions for the reusable launch vehicles and how that will help the space tourism industry
  • What will drive the next wave of cost efficiencies – JVs, new refurbished methods?

Dr. Saleh bin Said Al Shidhani

Chairman
Oman Astronomical Society

SUSTAINABLE, HAPPY, INTELLIGENT CITIES

HUDDLES:

These huddles will explore how city administrators can leverage space insights to strengthen the neural network of their cities and amplify IoT and AI applications


HUDDLE ONE

2:40 pm - 3:40 pm CITY INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGN AND PLANNING

HUDDLE TWO

2:40 pm - 3:40 pm POLLUTION MONITORING AND REAL-TIME TRAFFIC ANALYSIS

HUDDLE THREE

2:40 pm - 3:40 pm PLANNING AND MONITORING THE SAFETY AND SECURITY OF THE CITY

Eng. Khalid Al Hammadi

(former Director of GIS), Central Informatics Organisation, COO
Y.B. Ventures & Holdings, Bahrain


3:40 pm - 3:50 pm CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND ANNOUNCEMENT OF DATES FOR 2019

3:50 pm - 3:50 pm CLOSE OF CONFERENCE

The published programme is correct at time of printing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight.