26 September 2017: What is the future of a commercial and government satellite communications partnership, and how does the government community stand to benefit?
Peter Hadinger, President, and Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, Senior Vice President of Government Strategy & Policy, Inmarsat U.S. Government Business Unit, will provide insightful answers to these questions at two upcoming, high-profile industry events: the Satellite Innovation Symposium and Global MilSatCom.
On 2 October, Peter Hadinger will participate in the Satellite Innovation Symposium panel discussion “Government as Innovators: Incubators, Investors and Customers.” During this session, he will emphasize the important role that commercial organizations play in investing and developing capabilities that are aligned with future government requirements.
Commercial industry moves much faster than government when it comes to identifying and building next-generation capabilities, and Peter will point out that leadership is not about responding to RFIs and RFPs, but investing to create capability ahead of the need.
On 6 November, Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch will moderate a Global MilSatCom pre-conference workshop panel discussion, “Leveraging Commercial & Hosted Payload Approaches to Achieve Resilience and Assured Access to Space.”
The conversation will focus on how to take advantage of hosted payload and other innovative commercial models in the interest of resilience and assured access to space assets.
For government leaders, hosted payloads and other industry-supplied innovative solutions prove critical in the adoption of an enterprise-level, completely integrated satellite architecture and strategy. A forward-looking, fully realized partnership would profoundly enrich the availability of modern capabilities with more reach, resilience and technological currency.
Currency is key for commercial industry that persistently invests in technology innovations to expand capabilities in advance of needs, thus staying ahead of demand to solve real, operational challenges.
The session will offer both commercial and government perspectives on how to seamlessly integrate industry solutions into baseline military architectures to “ease the pain” of agencies struggling with overstretched budgets and restricted SATCOM access.
On 8 November, Peter will present at Global MilSatCom on “Path Found! Successes in MILSATCOM Augmentation”. He will reiterate the urgency for the government to leverage commercial investment in innovation – especially through SATCOM as a Service, the most flexible, responsive, resilient and affordable of acquisition model.
Real-life case studies will demonstrate the benefits of SATCOM as a Service in delivering always on, globally portable wideband in a world where conflicts and natural disasters emerge swiftly and unpredictably. Peter will advise that government and military users must stand ready to deploy “anytime/anywhere,” and to do so, require access to resilient, robust and secure SATCOM wherever they are and at a moment’s notice across the full spectrum of engagement.
If you are attending these events and would like to meet with Inmarsat’s executives, please contact us.