SATELLITE 2014: How Next-Gen Satellite Service Companies Will Out-Distance the Competition

11 March 2014 13:30 - 14:45

Satellite 2014, Room: 207B

SATELLITE 2014: How Next-Gen Satellite Service Companies Will Out-Distance the Competition

Event: SATELLITE 2014

Type: Panel Discussion

Participants:

Moderator: Maury Mechanick (Counsel, White & Case LLP)
Speakers:    Sam Baumel, Hughes
                      Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, Inmarsat
                      Andy Lucas, Harris CapRock
                      Scott Sprague, Newsat Ltd.
                      Bill Tillson, Encompass Digital Media Inc.
                      Serge Van Herck, Newtec

Topic: How Next-Gen Satellite Service Companies Will Out-Distance the Competition

The rolling waves of change in technology, customer preferences and corporate alignments are giving birth to a new generation of satellite service companies. They serve specific niches in video, enterprise, resource industries, maritime and the like, and they create vertical business models within them that capture more value.

Satellite operators continue rebalancing the wholesale and retail aspects of their businesses, while advances in processing power drive transponder throughput to levels considered a fantasy not long ago.

  • What is the model for the next-gen satellite service company, which will remain a strong competitor in the coming years?
  • How much of older business models will continue to be relevant and how much will have to change over the next three years?

Speakers

Serge Van Herck
Serge Van Herck

former Chief Executive Officer (CEO), 2006-2016

Serge Van Herck holds an electrical engineering degree from the University of Ghent and a MBA degree from the Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School in Belgium. With more than 20 years of experienc…
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