PASADENA, Calif., - Starting May 20 and running through May 22, conference and pre-conference workshops at Space Tech Expo will unite creators, cultivators, and collaborators from across the aerospace industry in an agenda filled with in-depth insights, high-level panel sessions, and comprehensive coverage of current opportunities and hurdles.
The conference opens with keynote speeches from senior leadership at Defense Innovation Unit, Space & Missile Systems Center, the Commercial Spaceflight Federation and NASA. From there, speakers from leading organizations including Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, IBM, Airbus, Deloitte, and Lockheed Martin are among those on the agenda.
Topics include accelerating innovative technology development through creative partnerships and business models; LEO tech updates and developments ahead of the 2020 missions; spurring investment and advanced technologies to ensure LEO commercialization within the next decade; elevating additive manufacturing and ensuring quality control; and expanding space capabilities by developing and selecting advanced propulsion systems for next-generation applications.
Digital transformation is a prominent industry topic, affecting engineers and designers, as well as decision makers and heads of teams. Participating in the panel session Designing the Factory of the Future: Implementing Digital Transformation in the Space System Manufacturing Value Chain to Optimize Efficiency is Whitley Poyser, digital transformation lead at Lockheed Martin Space.
“Space manufacturing is multidimensional and so digital transformation for space is also multidimensional. It’s about leveraging the knowledge of so many expert operators who understand space manufacturing and applying emerging technologies to that,” says Poyser, noting that continuous learning is essential if companies are to experience successful digital transformation.
To support this learning, Space Tech Expo is presenting a series of pre-conference workshops on Monday May 20. Hosted by the likes of Caltech, IBM and NASA JPL, the workshops cover everything from taking a holistic approach to space systems and lowering cost while improving flexibility, to blockchain technology, electric propulsion and manufacturing 4.0 technology implementation and investments.
The intimate setting of these workshops provide an exclusive course and various activities between the presenter and the attendees. They mark an unparalleled opportunity to hear from those at the vanguard of aerospace developments and deepen your knowledge base alongside industry peers.
New for 2019 are the 360 Sessions – roundtables for engagement with industry peers in high-level discussions on particular space and technological challenges and developments. Sessions will be hosted by senior figures from Honeywell, NTS, Starburst Accelerator, and Bosch Rexroth Corporation, and will delve into topics including how to bridge the gap between testing and simulation analysis; securing your place in space – an essential guide for start-ups in this highly competitive industry; and the key features of industry 4.0 technologies in a successful digital transformation.
The aerospace industry is expanding and evolving at a rapid rate of change. Make sure you’re part of the conversation as the industry looks to the future: register for your conference pass here. View the agenda to see the full speaker program.