8:00 am - Coffee, Networking & Breakfast

8:30 - Welcome & Introduction, Michael Potter, Geeks Without Frontiers

8:40 - “The Connectivity Challenge” - John Morris, Geeks Without Frontiers - “Dig Once” - “Community Connect”

8:45 - 8:45 - “The Challenges and Joys of Working the South Pacific: The Human Face of Connectivity” - Gary Paul, The Floating Foundation

9:00-10:30 - Satellite Vs. Fiber Vs. LTE/5G? - Village Connect - Who Are Winners & Losers?


Moderators : Chris Stott, Founder ManSat & Del Smith, Senior Space
Business Counsel, Reed Smith
➢ Simon Gray, Senior V.P. for Humanitarian Affairs, Eutelsat
➢ Tom Sawanobori, Senior Vice President and CTO, CTIA
➢ Niels Zibrandsten , Founder of Global Connect
➢ Vanu Bose, Founder of Vanu Inc,
➢ Don Brown, General Manager, Telesat

10:30-10.45 Coffee Break

10:45-12:30 Sustainable financing of Connectivity Solutions

Panel Chair - John Garrity, Senior Connectivity Advisor, USAID
➢ Nick Pallesen, CCO BlueTown, Denmark
➢ Paul Garnett, Senior Director - Affordable Access Initiatives
➢ Ferdinand van Ingen, Senior Industry Specialist TMT at IFC - International
Finance Corporation
➢ Anne Borden Evans , Leadership Group Member at Ashoka

12:45-1:45 Lunch “A Human Face on Connectivity!” Amar Bakshi

2:00- 3:30 Satellite “Community Connect” - Accelerating Village Connectivity

Moderator: Jennifer Manner, Senior Vice President , Regulatory Affairs,
➢ Del Smith, Senior Space Business Counsel, Reed Smith
➢ David Hartshorn, Secretary General Global Vsat Forum (GVF)
➢ Simon Gray, Senior V.P. for Humanitarian Affairs, Eutelsat
➢ Chris Stott, CEO & Founder of ManSat
➢ Gerry Oberst, Senior Vice President, Global Regulatory & Governmental
Strategy, SES
➢ Nick Pallesen, CCO Bluetown, Denmark

3:30-4:00 Concluding Remarks and Call to Action


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