Demand for the cloud to meet communications demands and space exploration mission success is developing at a rapid state. But it is seeing growth in demand as data security, constrained available power and storage and edge compute all combine to offer a strong potential for cloud-enabled communications.
Lori W. Gordon is a senior project engineer and technology strategist at The Aerospace Corporation specializing in cyber and physical infrastructure protection. In the course of her career she has led efforts to coordinate national strategies and initiatives to enhance the resilience of U.S. critical infrastructure, mitigate national security and civil space enterprise risk, and accelerate technology innovation in complex systems. She has advised U.S. and international standards development organizations and academic curriculum boards on autonomous systems, cybersecurity, and the next generation workforce. Gordon has a master’s in public administration from the University of Massachusetts and a bachelor’s in geography from the University of Maryland. She is a Partner with The Aerospace Corporation’s Center for Space Policy and Strategy and is a Visiting Fellow at the National Security Institute.Dr. Brian Barritt
Brian Barritt is a software engineering leader at Facebook Connectivity where he supports projects that enable service providers to build more cost-effective cellular networks across land, sea, air, and space.
Prior to joining Facebook last year, he was a Senior Staff Software Engineer at Alphabet. At Google he founded the backend infrastructure that powered several terrestrial, high-attitude, and satellite networks, including Loon. Brian has more than 15 years of experience in advanced wireless networks. Prior to his tenure at Google he led engineering programs at Cisco and space communications programs at NASA.
Brian earned an MBA in Management of Technology & Innovation and BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.Dubi Lever
Mr. Dubi Lever has been working within the Gilat R&D team for the last 24 years. He has served in senior positions spanning different fields of expertise – Hardware design, FPGA, communications algorithms, RF design and system architecture, as an engineer and as a manager. Over the years Dubi has been leading innovation within the company, initiating the development of new products.
In the current role as CTO, Dubi is responsible for developing concepts of solutions for new technologies such as LEO constellations and beam hopping. He is the co-author of five patents.
Dubi holds a B.Sc. (Cum Laude) and M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Tel Aviv UniversityAvi Shabtai
Avi Shabtai is the CEO of Ramon.Space, a leader in space computing systems revolutionizing SW-defined satellites. With an extensive background in business and technology leadership from startups to publicly traded companies, his career spans various industries including wireless, data centers, networking, and space. Avi has pursued his passion for deep technology innovation via his leadership of several companies around the globe, including his most recent position as CEO of MultiPhy Inc., specializing in high-speed integrated circuits for the data center market.
Prior to MultiPhy, he held several executive positions as VP and GM at Alvarion Technologies (ALVRQ), VP R&D at Tiaris, Director of Engineering at Metalink (MTLK), and the Intelligence Unit of the Israeli Defense Force. Avi holds an MSc and BSc in Electrical Engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology and is an SMP graduate of the Technion Institute of Management.Rolf Skatteboe
Paul Tilghman is the Senior Director of Azure Spectrum Technologies at Microsoft, where he focuses on the intersection of wireless communications, software radio, and AI technologies with the cloud. The team is responsible for cloud-borne software defined radio, and access to Azure anywhere on the planet, at any security level through terrestrial (5G) and space-based (SATCOM) wireless communications.
Prior to joining Microsoft in 2019, Paul was a Program Manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) where he defined and led cornerstone programs of the nation’s wireless & AI research portfolio. While at DARPA Paul fielded the first Electronic Warfare systems to employ AI, created a program to build next-generation waferscale super computers for wireless emulation, launched the RF Machine Learning Systems program which created the world’s first neural networks designed for RF signal processing, and created the Spectrum Collaboration Challenge in which winning teams created collaborative AI systems to dynamically manage shared spectrum.
Prior to joining DARPA, Mr. Tilghman was a senior research engineer at Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Technology Laboratories where he led programs in adaptive electronic warfare, signals intelligence and non-cooperative geolocation.