Adam is an Affiliate Principal Advisor at Euroconsult with specialization in Earth observation (EO) and disruptive technologies. In over 20 years in the industry, Adam has advised a wide range of clients including government organizations, investors and commercial actors along the EO and space value chain. He has managed over 200 consulting and market intelligence projects focusing on EO markets and industry, satellite imaging and operations, and government space programs. He Initiated Euroconsult’s research and consulting activity in the EO sector including the Satellite-Based Earth Observation: Market Prospects report; now in its 15th edition (2022), the first annual research report focused on evolutions within the EO sector. He has held various positions in the company, including director of the company’s Space Practice and Managing Director of Euroconsult North America. Previously he worked for the European Space Agency within the Directorate of Earth Observation on developing new applications utilizing EO data, and the UK National Remote Sensing Center (now Airbus).Dr. Owen Brown
Dr. Owen Brown is the Vice President of Solutions Development at Scientific Systems Company, Inc. (SSCI). SSCI develops artificial intelligence software that is deployed at the vehicle edge in all domains for the US military. Owen received a B.S. in Engineering Science from Loyola University in Baltimore and then entered the US Navy’s Nuclear Power program. He served onboard the fast attack submarines USS Flying Fish (SSN 673) and USS Sturgeon (SSN 637). After leaving active duty Owen spent over a decade in Palo Alto. There, he received both a M.S. and Ph.D. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Stanford University, with his PhD work performed at the NASA Ames Research Center. Owen also served as a spacecraft engineer at Space Systems/Loral (now Maxar) for seven years. He returned to the east coast in 2001. From 2001 to 2003 he provided technical support to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)/Tactical Technology Office (TTO) and then served as a DARPA/TTO program manager from 2003 to 2009. While in this job he managed the highly successful Microsatellite Technology Experiment (MiTEx) program. He created the fractionated spacecraft paradigm – which many acknowledge was a prime catalyst for today’s proliferated satellite architectures. This DARPA activity led to the System F6 program that he began and managed. Upon leaving DARPA he became the CTO of KTSi, a defense technical consulting organization. There he served as a member of independent review teams for advanced classified Air Force space programs. KTSi later became part of SAIC. Owen led the congressionally mandated Orbital Traffic Management study in 2016-2017 and was a member of the National Academy of Science’s Space Defense and Protection Committee. He has been a frequent speaker and panel chair on space topics and was a Distinguished Lecturer for the AIAA from 1996 to 2001.Guy de Carufel
Guy de Carufel is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Cognitive Space, a Houston, TX – based startup which is pushing the boundaries in AI-driven constellation management for commercial and government purposes.
Since its founding in 2018 under Guy’s leadership Cognitive Space has grown to 35 staff and successfully executed over $7M in US Government and commercial contracts. The company’s clients include USSF, USAF, SDA, DARPA, the US Intelligence
Community as well as Terran Orbital and other commercial constellation manufacturers and operators. To date the company has raised over $10M in venture capital.
Guy’s technical expertise is in simulation and modeling, flight software development, command and data handling, and optimization software.
Prior to this venture, he was a consultant for the NASA Johnson Space Center developing safety critical flight software for the Orion Spacecraft, a guidance navigation and controls engineer for Firefly Space Systems, and an aerospace engineer for a NASA contractor. He was awarded the NASA JSC Exceptional Software of the Year Award in 2016. During his graduate studies, he contributed to 5 nanosatellite missions at the UTIAS Space Flight Lab, all of which were launched and operated successfully.
Steve Good currently leads market and business development efforts for Ramon.Space, the innovators making state-of-the-art space resilient computing hardware and software a reality for new space satellites and deep space missions. Previously, he has held a number of executive level roles with several of the top satellite communications companies in the industry, including Thales Alenia Space, Intelsat, Comtech EF Data and Hughes Network Systems. Steve most recently led strategic business development efforts for Thales Alenia Space’s line of space-based telecom, observation, exploration and navigation products throughout North America. He previously held Senior Vice President, Market and Business Development at Comtech EF Data and also was Vice President, Network Services at Intelsat. Having gained insight from creating and implementing product and Go-to-Market strategies across the value chain, Steve has acquired a breadth of knowledge on the different business drivers throughout the industry and teams this with a depth of expertise in business and market development, product life cycle management, marketing, sales engineering and sales management to provide the strategic vision required to grow market share and penetrate new markets.
A life-long learner and education junkie, Good holds BSEE, MSEE, MBA and MSCpE degrees from Penn State, Johns Hopkins, Maryland and Virginia Tech, respectively. He has continued to pursue this passion of learning by completing the year-long LEAD program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB), an intensive cohort-based program consisting of eight focus areas of strategic executive leadership. Steve is currently enrolled in the Strategy & Innovation program at MIT’s Sloan School of Management with a focus on design thinking (product exploration, creation and implementation) teamed with pricing and Go-to-Market strategies.Steve Truitt
Mr. Steven Truitt is a Principal Program Manager at Microsoft leading work on the practical applications of hyper-scale AI for critical missions. Prior to joining Microsoft, Steven was CTO of Kimetrica, a humanitarian technology company applying AI to detect and avoid food insecurity and conflict emergence. Additionally, he has worked on advancing remote sensing technologies within the IC and DoD through various senior leadership and advisory roles at startups, FFRDCs, and contractors.Douglas Ward