Koen Willems - Head International Government Satcom

Koen Willems

Koen Willems (@WillemsKoen) currently holds the position of Head International Government Satcom at Newtec, a market leader in satellite communication technologies. As well as developing the Government & Defense market and assisting to large projects, he shares his expertise in ISR, Airborne, MWR, SIGINT/COMINT, border security, humanitarian and (civil) government satellite networks with Newtec engineering teams in order to develop application-fit technology.

In his previous role as Product Marketing Director at Newtec he was responsible for the launches of many of Newtec’s newest products and technologies including professional IP modems, the all new MDM6000 modem series, FlexACM®, Cross-Layer-Optimization, Bandwidth Cancellation and S2 Extension technologies.

Willems has more than 15 years’ experience working in the technology industry. His career began in 1998 at speech technology company Lernout & Hauspie, where he held a project management position. Following this he moved to electronics giant Toshiba where he was Product Marketing Manager for the Benelux and later the European market. Koen has a Master's degree in English & Scandinavian Languages (University Ghent, Belgium, 1997) and a Master's degree in Marketing Management (Vlekho Business School in Brussels, 1998). He holds a Six Sigma Black Belt for product development and process improvement.

You may know Koen as a Newtec technology evangelist through his regular appearance in editorials in satellite focused publications, white papers and speaking slots at conferences around the world.

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Company Newsletter May 2019

Newsletter 18.5.2019

Welcome to Newtec News – your exclusive insight into the satellite industry and our latest innovations as we respond to worldwide trends and rising consumer demand that are ushering in a new era of connectivity.

Milsat Magazine: Year in Review 2018

Newtec in the press 19.12.2018

Koen Willems, Head of International Government Satcom at Newtec provides 2018's highlights in the current issue of Milsat Magazine.

Planning the Next Operation

Article 15.10.2018

The Art of Effective Operational Planning with the Newtec Dialog Satellite Network Calculator.

Company Newsletter September 2018

Newsletter 18.9.2018

Welcome to the latest edition of Newtec News – full of exciting industry insights as we continue to enter a new era of connectivity.

Efficient Humanitarian Satcom Networks

Article 4.9.2018

The frequency and risk of natural hazards is continuing to rise, while conflict and persecution are displacing a record number of people.


Speaking slot Ecuadorian Naval Academy "Cmdte Rafael Morán Valverde", Salinas, Ecuador 18.4.2018

Newtec is at the the 2018 Multidisciplinary International Conference of Research Applied to Defense and Security in Ecuador.