Speaker Schedule

Barry Matsumori

CEO, BridgeComm


Barry A. Matsumori is CEO of BridgeComm, Inc. His extensive background in the mobile wireless and Space 2.0 sectors spans numerous leadership roles, among them serving as senior vice president of business development and advanced concepts at Virgin Galactic, senior vice president of sales and business development at SpaceX and nearly two decades at Qualcomm, where he was vice president of wireless connectivity. He has also worked with several early-stage technology companies in development and management capacities. Barry is an inspirational CEO that is leading this Denver-based company to change the way in which data is transmitted and received globally to address connectivity solutions for space, air, and ground communications. The company has achieved significant funding under Barry’s leadership and is changing the communications industry dynamics by developing advanced capabilities in optical communications. These developments are leading to product offerings in optical point to multipoint communications as well as the ability to offer optical beam steering without the need for a gimbal. All this achieved with data speeds reaching 100 gigabits. Additionally, Barry and the BridgeComm team are in partnership with Boeing and Nokia on advancing optical communications products. Barry holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Arizona State University and earned his master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Arizona.


Dan Getman

VP of Product, Capella Space

Capella Space

Dan Getman is the VP of Product at Capella Space, building our product roadmap to ensure Capella’s innovations in SAR are empowering our customers to meet their mission and business objectives. Dan has over twenty years of experience generating insights from geospatial analytics and remote sensing supporting both government and commercial applications.


Vincent Furia

Chief Technology Officer, Kleos Space

Kleos Space

Vinny is the Chief Technology Officer at Kleos, a space enabled geointelligence data-as-service provider that utilizes nanosatellites in Low Earth Orbit to detect and geolocate RF transmitters. Vinny has worked in the space industry for over 20 years. His experience includes working on the control segment for the GPS satellite constellation, development of front-end-processors and gateways for ground control systems, and the development and operations of a constellation of over 100 Earth observation nanosatellites.


Robert Imig

Palantir Lead Software Engineer, Palantir


Rob Imig leads Palantir’s Edge Computing Team, where he focuses on the development and advancement of Palantir’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) projects. Most recently, his focus has been on the iteration and deployment of AI at the Edge whether that be on UAS, manned aircraft, boats, ground vehicles, or satellites. In this capacity, Rob and his team are working on moving compute to the edge to operate in low-latency and disconnected environments and ensure constant connectivity for their customers. Over the course of his 10 years at Palantir, Rob has led and worked on engineering teams in both the Commercial and Government businesses, allowing him to see a broad spectrum of problems and solutions firsthand.Rob is a resident of Washington, DC and holds a B.S. in Computer and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


David Vilaseca

Satellogic Director of R&D, Satellogic


Passionate about complex problems, always in the quest for out of the box thinking and defining himself as an inventor, David Vilaseca leads the Research team at Satellogic. In this position, David has the mission of scanning present and future critical challenges in order to visualize breakthrough Earth Observation technologies and transform them into innovative solutions, pushing the capacity and reach of the Satellogic constellation.Acknowledging that joint efforts are necessary to navigate the novel business of aerospace, Mr. Vilaseca also has the mission to identify key partnerships both in academia and the private sector.With a background in electronic engineering and signal processing, David brings more than 10 years of experience prompted by creative thinking and problem solving skills applied through multiple in house positions with a strong focus on optics and payload systems engineering.


Luciano Glesso

International Sales Director, Satellogic


Luciano Giesso serves as International Sales Director at Satellogic. He is a multinational executive with more than 20 years’ experience in technology & services. He’s Argentinian and has lived in the United States at different times during his career. Mr. Giesso has led multi-country teams of 100+ employees in many countries occupying several management and sales positions in technology companies, including a 14-year tenure in IBM. Fluent in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and German, Mr. Giesso holds an Engineer’s Degree from UCA and an MBA from San Andrés University, both in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has also completed executive programs in Harvard Business School and MIT Sloan School of Management.


Marc Fleck

Head of Customer Success, SkyWatch


Marc Fleck is Head of Customer Success at SkyWatch where he leads growth and success initiatives for SkyWatch’s customer base. Prior to SkyWatch, Marc worked in product at Boeing NeXt - a division of Boeing dedicated to future aerial mobility. Marc holds a bachelors degree in Computer Engineering from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.


Jeff Rex

VP of Business Development, Spire


Jeff Rex recently moved into a new role as VP of Business Development, Earth Intelligence after running Spire’s Weather team since early 2020. Prior to joining Spire, Jeff has held multiple roles spanning the weather, satellite, and aviation industries, most recently as VP of Sales, Marketing, and Business Development with Flyht Aerospace and Director of Engineering & Business Development at Panasonic Avionics Corporation, where Jeff led efforts in business and product development for advanced flight tracking, satellite communications hardware and services, and aviation weather solutions. Additionally, he worked on Panasonic’s business development and strategic innovations team to build strategic partnerships, support M&A activities, and help expand the marketability of existing products into alternative markets around the globe. Prior to his time at Panasonic, Jeff also served as VP of Engineering & Product Integration at AirDat, prior to its asset acquisition by Panasonic. There, he was responsible for airline, aviation and international government business and product development. Additional responsibilities included leading the engineering, certification, and product teams in the development and deployment of weather sensing and communications technologies on aircraft ranging from large transport category aircraft to Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). Earlier in his career, Jeff was Vice President of L2 Aviation where he built and subsequently led engineering and integration teams focused on the design, installation, and certification of flight critical avionics systems on commercial aircraft while concurrently developing additional business with new and existing airline customers. Jeff holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering, a Master’s degree in Engineering Management, and a graduate certificate from IMD.


Marc Bell

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Terran Orbital Corporation

Terran Orbital Corporation

Marc Bell is the CEO and Co-Founder of Terran Orbital, a leading vertically integrated provider of end-to-end satellite solutions. Terran Orbital combines satellite design, production, launch planning, mission operations, and in-orbit support to meet the needs of the most demanding military, civil, and commercial customers. In addition, Terran Orbital is developing the world’s largest, most advanced NextGen Earth Observation constellation to provide persistent, real-time earth imagery.Bell is an accomplished entrepreneur with a wide spanning career. In 2008, Bell took public a $250 million SPAC which acquired startup Armour Residential REIT (NYSE: ARR). Armour today holds over $5 billion worth of mortgage-backed securities in its portfolio. Prior to Armour Bell began his career in 1989 as the founder of Globix: The Global Internet Exchange. Globix was an Internet Infrastructure company with over 28,000 miles of fiber and over 1 million square feet of Data Center Space globally.


Gabe Dominocielo

President/CSO/Co-Founder, Umbra Lab

Umbra Lab

Gabe Dominocielo is the co-founder, President and Chief Strategy Officer of Umbra Lab, Inc. (“Umbra”). Umbra is a technology company that builds next-generation space and earth-based sensors to deliver raw intelligence – via an integrated web platform or application programming interface (API) — as a service to commercial and government customers.Dominocielo is responsible for the company’s growth and corporate strategy on transactions valued greater than $1 billion. He serves on various private boards and the USGIF’s NRO and NGA working groups.Gabe is an outspoken contrarian on the existing satellite industry business models and a critic of data partners selling competitive in-house analytics. He is an advocate of strong partnerships with GEOINT firms that are free of channel conflicts. At Umbra, he has implemented transparent, self-service scheduling and tasking; permissive licensing (creative commons); and clear universal pricing.Prior to Umbra, Dominocielo co-founded a legal services company in 2007 that is still regarded as one of the top legal services of its type in the United States.


David Gallaher

Chief Operating Officer, WeatherStream


David Gallaher serves as chief operating officer at WeatherStream and is a renowned expert on the collection and analysis of temporal earth observation data. In his capacity with WeatherStream, Gallaher oversees all earth observation product development activities, including the companys innovative International Centre for Earth Data (ICED) facility in Edinburgh. Through his stewardship, WeatherStream has created highly effective weather information for government and commercial entities. Gallaher is a trained geologist and resides in Boulder, CO.


Moderator List

Ryan Duffy (Moderator)

Managing Editor, Payload


Ryan is the managing editor at Payload. He previously was an early member of Morning Brew, where he launched and wrote the companys second product, which clears seven digits in revenue annually and is read by 300,000+


Doug Mohney (Moderator)

Editor-in-Chief, Space IT Bridge

Space IT Bridge

Doug Mohney is Editor-in-Chief of Space IT Bridge. He has been working in and writing about IT and satellite industries for over 20 years with real world experience including stints at two start-ups, a commercial internet service provider that went public in 1997 for $150 million and a satellite internet broadband company that didnt. Follow Doug on Twitter at @DougonIPComm


Mark Harris (Moderator)

Aerospace Technology Reporter, TechCrunch


Mark Harris is an investigative aerospace and technology reporter based in Seattle, writing for TechCrunch, The Guardian, MIT Technology Review, and IEEE Spectrum. He has broken stories about military drones, giant airships, hydrogen aircraft, and illegal satellite launches. In 2019 he won the National Press Club’s Dornheim Award for Aerospace reporting.


Rob Pegoraro (Moderator)

Contributor, USA Today

USA Today

Rob Pegoraro writes about interesting problems and possibilities in computers, gadgets, apps, services, telecom and other things that beep or blink. As a contributor to publications such as Ars Technica, USA Today, TechCrunch, Fast Company, The Verge, and PCMag.Com, hes covered the evolution of the cell phone from 1G to 5G, the fall and rise of Apple, Googles growth from obscure Yahoo rival to verb status, and the transformation of social media from CompuServe forums to Facebooks billions of users.