Eric Anderson is President of And One Technologies and a startup investor, advisor and mentor in aerospace, IoT, mobility and medical systems. He has contributed to dozens of space products, missions, and programs. Eric currently supports technology and business aspects of several satellite and space activities. He emphasizes delivery of data and services via new technologies, channels, and business models including government access and use of emerging commercial space products and services.
As Chief Technologist for Space at Moog, he helped lead the company’s space business and collaborated with worldwide colleagues on business strategy, technology and innovation across multiple markets. Eric was part of the leadership team at the nationally-recognized small company CSA Engineering, serving several years as President.
He was on the technical staff at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, worked at Sikorsky Aircraft, served eight years as a city Planning Commissioner and is on the board of the Kenya-based education non-profit The Kilgoris Project. Eric earned BS, MS and Ph.D. degrees in Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT.Dennis Gatens
Dennis founded LEOcloud to bring to market the first Space-hardened, scalable, multi-cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). LEOcloud Space Edge™ IaaS will enable the lowest latency and highest security for AI and analytics applications hosted in LEO, the lunar region and beyond. Multi-cloud services hosted in Space will drive competitive and operational advantage for commercial, government and military organizations.
He is a thought leader for Space-based cloud services, and believes the emerging Space economy will require terrestrial communications and cloud infrastructure to be extended into Space.
Prior to forming LEOcloud, Dennis was the Chief Commercial Officer for Cloud Constellation Corporation where he had global responsibilities for sales, marketing, channel management, and strategic alliances.
Dennis has over 35 years of experience in terrestrial, aerospace and Space-based technology, solutions and managed services. He has a track record of bringing emerging technologies to market working, with global partners and service providers to introduce next generation solutions into their communications and cloud service offerings.
He earned his BS in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech, and his MBA from Radford University.Alistair McLean
Alistair McLean is a Principal Architect at Amazon Web Services (AWS) covering the global satellite industry. He helps customers design and build innovative, scalable and secure solutions using cloud technology to fulfill their mission objectives. Alistair specializes in machine learning, networking and software development and has worked with and led teams across the world in a variety of industries.
Prior to joining AWS 8 years ago, he was a Vice President at Morgan Stanley working between London and New York and leading development teams building their global derivatives confirmation and reporting systems.
Alistair has an M.Res in Bioinformatics from the University of Glasgow and holds both UK and US citizenship. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Fairfield, Connecticut.Hanna Steplewska
Hanna is passionate about building exceptionally performing teams and businesses which will propel us into a multi-planetary economy. She combines her her technical Earth observation background, 25+ years of international business experience and her training in the neuroscience of attention to unlock new opportunities for the space economy.
Hanna is currently focused on enabling AI-driven satellite constellation operations at scale, while growing Cognitive Space from Seed to IPO by building a world-class operations team.
With business experience that spans the US, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Hanna has worked with
stealth startups, multinational conglomerates, public and private companies, and civilian and military
government agencies across the globe. Her roles have spanned operations, channel management, sales
and business development roles in high resolution satellite imaging, satellite access and ground segment
hardware sales, space launch services and launch vehicle component manufacturing.
Hanna’s prior appointments include multinational operations and senior business development roles at
Mynaric, the late Paul Allen’s Stratolaunch, RUAG Space USA, Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic / Virgin
Orbit, Maxar, GeoEye and Space Imaging.
Hanna’s professional development includes studies at the International Space University and Stanford
University Graduate School of Business. She holds a Master of Science degree in Oceanography with a
specialization in Remote Sensing & Satellite Oceanography.
Kate Zimmerman currently is leading HawkEye 360’s software engineering teams, managing how HawkEye 360 builds its geolocation processing pipelines and applies deep learning to maximize value from HawkEye 360’s large-scale geospatial datasets. HawkEye 360’s satellites deliver precise mapping of radio frequency (RF) emissions and provide the unique ability to identify and geolocate sources of RF from space. HawkEye 360 is leveraging a cloud-native architecture to manage complex analytic pipelines that leverage multiple machine learning models and other algorithms to provide deeper insights to our RF data.
Before joining HawkEye 360, Zimmerman worked at Amazon Web Services (AWS) leading a team of data scientists, and prior to entering industry was an active-duty officer for the United States Air Force, where she worked on RF satellites and ground systems at the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). She is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology, with degrees in Computer Engineering and Electrical and Electronics Engineering.