Disruptive technologies in satellite

26 November 2015

Rod Burns, Developer Program Community Manager

Leave the rocket science to us, what will you build?

The Inmarsat Developer Conference (IDC) in January was the first time Inmarsat had held an event that brought together the whole of our developer community. Attendees were able to learn about the technologies and toolkits they could use to build the most innovative satellite connected products. In 2016 the conference returns to London on 29 February-1 March, and I’m really excited to be involved again.

The Inmarsat developer community spans our entire product portfolio, ranging from satellite terminal manufacturers that make it possible for customers to connect to our networks and developers building satellite connected M2M solutions, through to software developers building the latest innovations for our customers on land, at sea and in the air.

At Inmarsat, we want to be at the forefront of innovation so that we can take advantage of disruptive products and solutions being made by developers across the world. Some that are being worked on now are set to move satellite communications onto a whole new level and will allow our customers to have the best solutions available.

This is why the developer community is so important for us; it enables our customers to access a wider range of terminals to connect to our networks, expands our M2M offerings and gives our customers a rich set of solutions and services that work seamlessly with our networks.

Our community has built solutions for some of the most difficult and challenging problems, including tsunami detection, disaster management, delivering live TV to aircraft and monitoring fuel tanks in some of the most remote parts of the world.

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Prominent industry experts

The focus of IDC16 is very much on our community, and we are very lucky to have some of the most prominent industry experts from companies including SpaceX, Ford, Google, Heroku, Cobham, Addvalue, ESA and Esri coming along to speak on a range of subjects.

We have over 60 sessions planned across the two days, including technical sessions for software and hardware developers as well as hands-on workshops.

In addition to the technical tracks, attendees can also hear about our “Developer Stories” when members of our community talk about their successful experiences working with Inmarsat technologies.

There are also a number of “Background Sessions”, which will offer an insight into the world of satellite communications for new entrants.

IDC agenda

With new sessions being added all the time, make sure you take a look at the current IDC agenda online to find out more.

Our objective at IDC is for attendees to leave with the knowledge and tools they need to build innovative solutions that work seamlessly with our networks and for us to help them to be a success. I’m really excited about meeting our developer community in February, register now and make sure you will be there too.


About the author

rupert bioRod joined Inmarsat in 2014 as Community Manager for the Inmarsat Developer Program to help build and grow a developer community around Inmarsat’s APIs and networks. Having worked in the mobile industry for over a decade Rod is passionate about helping developers build amazing things. He also organises technology focused Meetups in London as well as Football Hack Day, a day where software developers get together to build apps to enhance viewing and playing experiences for football.

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