Kratos Users Conference 2018 - Ready for What's Next?
Kratos Users Conference 2018
Tue Oct 16
6 - 8pm
Welcome Reception and Registration
Mainsail/Spinnaker, Hotel Annapolis
6 - 8pm
Exhibits/Demos Open
Mainsail/Spinnaker

Wed Oct 17
7am - 5pm
Registration
Atrium
7 - 8am
Continental Breakfast
Atrium
8am - 5pm
Exhibits/Demos Open
Mainsail/Spinnaker
8:15 - 8:30am
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Regatta Ballroom
Speaker: James Kramer, SVP & GM, Kratos
8:30 - 9:15am
Keynote Address: The Future of Space Communications
Thierry Guillemin, President, New Space Directions and former Intelsat CTO
9:15 – 9:45am
EPOCH IPS Product Roadmap
Speaker: Dave Via, VP, EPOCH Products, Kratos
9:45 – 10:15am
Effectively dealing with Cyber Security concerns and their Impact on Satellite Operations
Speaker: Rhetta Chui, Senior Satellite Control Engineer, AsiaSat
10:15 – 10:45am
Break
10:45 – 11:25am
HTS is finally here! What’s it Really Mean to the Satellite Industry and Customers?
Speaker: Stuart Daughtridge, VP, Advanced Technology, Kratos
11:25am – 12pm
Kratos Customer Support in a Fast-Changing Industry
Speakers: Sandra Ganino, Customer Support Manager, Kratos
Bruno Destrez, Director of Operations, Kratos
12 – 1pm
Lunch
Atrium
1 – 1:30pm
Useful tools - EPOCH Directory Management and Range Verification Tools
Speakers: Konrad Sadek and Matthew Ryan, Intelsat
1:30 – 2pm
EPOCH R&D, Next Generation Archive
Speaker: Brian Gray, EPOCH Product Architect, Kratos
2 – 2:30pm
SCC Migration to EPOCH - Challenges and Opportunities
Speaker: Joe Fowler, VP, Spacecraft Control and Analysis, Yahsat
2:30 – 3pm
Break
3 – 3:30pm
Skyminer - Using Analytics to Deliver Business Insight
Speaker: Loic Coulet, Technology & Products Manager, Kratos
3:30 – 4pm
Best Practices for Integrating Operations with EPOCH and the Importance of Virtualization
Speaker: Kohsuke Imamura, Team Manager, SKY Perfect JSAT
4 – 4:45pm
Executive Panel Roundtable: What Have We Learned and Where’s the Satellite and Space Industry Headed?
Moderator: Thierry Guillemin, President, New Space Directions and former Intelsat CTO
  • Dan Sullivan - CTO, Kratos
  • Eric Watko – EVP, Product, Marketing, & Strategy, SES Networks
  • Pedro L. Molinero - Managing Director and Satellite Fleet Operations Head, Hispasat
  • Ken Betaharon – EVP and CTO, ABS
4:45 – 5pm
Closing Remarks for Day 1
Speaker: James Kramer, SVP & GM, Kratos
6 – 8pm

Thu Oct 18
7 – 8am
Continental Breakfast
Atrium
8am – 5pm
Exhibits/Demos Open
Mainsail/Spinnaker
8:15 – 8:30am
Day 2 Opening Remarks
Regatta Ballroom
Speaker: James Kramer, SVP & GM, Kratos
8:30 – 9am
Keynote Address: Satellite Industry Trends, Challenges and Insights
Speaker: Phil Carrai, President, Kratos
9 – 9:20am
SpectralNet Product Roadmap (SpectralNet Wideband, Hub Extension & Site Diversity)
Speaker: Dave Soderholm, Product Manager, Kratos
9:20 – 9:40am
TT&C Modem Roadmap (XR1 and XRS modems)
Speaker: Chris Carlstrom, Product Line Manager, Kratos
9:40 – 10am
Antennas & Ground Stations – Where the Market’s Headed and Why It’s Important
Speaker: Mark Lambert, VP Business Development, Kratos
10 – 10:20am
Break
10:20 – 11am
Effective Migration of Legacy Baseband and Ground Software Systems
Speakers: Dennis Nacorda, Operations Systems Manager
Randy Dela Cruz, Satellite Operations Manager
Reynald Reyes, Spacecraft Engineering Manager from ABS
11 – 11:30am
OASYS Product Roadmap
Speaker: Nino Pino, Lead Systems Engineer, Kratos
11:30am – 12pm
Succeeding with MEO in a crowded GEO and LEO World
Speaker: Andre Christian, VP, Product Design and Engineering, SES Networks
12 – 1pm
Lunch
Atrium
1 – 1:45pm
RF Product Roadmap (Monics, Sig X, SatID and SatGuard)
Speaker: Paul Isaac, Director of Products, Kratos
1:45 – 2:15pm
How to Reduce RF Interference in COTM Environments
Speaker: Shirley Fu, Customer Network Engineer, AsiaSat
2:15 – 2:45pm
How to Streamline Ground System Planning with WebSat Plan
Speaker: Simon Townshend, Lead Systems Engineer, Kratos
2:45 – 3:15pm
Break
3:15 – 4pm
Panel Discussion: HTS is great, but how’s it Impact your Operations Environment?
Moderator: Stuart Daughtridge, VP Advanced Technology, Kratos
  • Tobias Nassif – General Manager, Satellite Control Center, ViaSat
  • Tom Leisgang - Technical Director, Ground Systems Mission Engineering and Operations, SSL
  • John Loke - VP of Network Engineering and Operations, MEASAT
  • Bob Potter – VP, Technology, Signal and Ground Systems, Kratos
  • Steve Cooper - VP, Product Line Management, Connect Services, SES Networks
4 – 4:30pm
Improving Operations in Your VSAT Network with RF Interference Geolocation
Speaker: Lionel Fraylich, Monitoring Systems Integrator and Controller, LuxGovSat
4:30 – 5pm
Compass Product Roadmap and Developments in Network Automation
Speaker: Jay Finnigan, Director of Network Products, Kratos
5 – 5:05pm
Closing Remarks for Day 2
Speaker: James Kramer, SVP & GM, Kratos
6 – 8pm
Optional Dinner
Dinner Cruise on the Potomac
Meet in lobby at 5:30pm

Fri Oct 19
7 – 8am
Continental Breakfast
Atrium
8am – 3pm
Exhibits/Demos Open
Mainsail/Spinnaker
8 – 8:15am
Day 3 Opening Remarks
Regatta Ballroom
Speaker: James Kramer, SVP & GM, Kratos
8:15 – 8:45am
SatID and the importance of obtaining accurate Geolocation metrics for your business
Speaker: Masaki Hasuike, Network Operations Engineer, SKY Perfect JSAT
8:45 – 9:15am
Leveraging Platform consolidation and RF aggregation for Effective Disaster Recovery
Speaker: Dan Pitts, Senior Manager, Network Planning, Intelsat
9:15 – 9:45am
Internal Conjunction Assessment Best Practices using OASYS Closest Approach Prediction
Speaker: Wally Antonio, ABS
9:45 – 10:15am
Break
10:15 – 10:45am
Lessons Learned: Introduction of the Ground System for ALOS-3 (Advanced Land Observation Satellite)
Speaker: Kyohei Miura, Principal Engineer, PASCO
10:45 – 11:15am
Best Practice Approaches for Automating your Compass Install
Speakers: Nicolas Georgel and Georgios Spanos, SES
11:15 – 11:55am
Panel Discussion: The Big Data Analytics Opportunity for Satellite and Space and the Impact on Security
Moderator: Mike Smith, SVP Enterprise Solutions, Kratos
  • Loic Coulet, Technology & Products Manager, Kratos
  • Bob Potter, VP Technology, Signal and Ground Systems, Kratos
  • Jay Finnigan, Director of Network Products, Kratos
  • Anthony Semiao, Chief Solutions Architect, Kratos
11:55am – 12:05pm
Conference Closing Remarks
Speaker: James Kramer, SVP & GM, Kratos
12:05 – 1pm
Lunch
Atrium
3pm
Exhibits/Demos Close
Mainsail/Spinnaker
6 – 8pm
Optional Dinner
Mike’s Restaurant & Crabhouse
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