Chief Engineer, Military Satellite Communications, Lockheed Martin Space
Julia Dickinson is Chief Engineer for Military Satellite Communications at Lockheed Martin Australia. In that role, she has primary responsibility for the Australian engineering program performance for JP9102. Julia has extensive space industry experience with a particular focus on satellite communications that encompasses satellite manufacture, satellite operations, satellite communications systems, launch and spectrum management.
Chief Executive Officer, Hover UAVJackie is a commercial RePL Pilot, experience Chief Remote Pilot and the founder / CEO of Hover UAV. Jackie's strength lies in creating strong dialogue and procedures with regulators on a local, national and international level to ultimately implement drone system integration to everyday life with a focus on safety, compliance and complex operational approvals.
Senior Manager of Engineering Strategy and Operations, Boeing Defence Australia
Sarah McSwiney is the Senior Manager of Engineering Strategy and Operations for Boeing Defence Australia. Prior to this Sarah held various engineering and management roles for the past 17 years at Boeing, most recently as the Composites Technology Manager at Boeing Research and Technology Australia, leading a team in Resin Infusion material and process development and helping guide the Enterprise Resin Infusion Roadmap.
Miguel A. Pereira
Director of Engineering, Sierra SpaceMr. Pereira joined Sierra Nevada Corporation (now Sierra Space) in 2013. He currently leads the Flight Software, Guidance, Navigation & Control (GN&C), and Simulations groups. Mr. Pereira holds undergraduate degrees in Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Physics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida, and a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York.
Dr Katie Rainey
Director of Science and Technology
John Russell PhD
Chief of the Air Force Research Laboratory, Structures Technology BranchIn his role as the Chief of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Structures Technology Branch, he is the senior manager of an 18 person team that develops and transitions new airframe structures technology for safety, reliability, affordability, and efficiency in current and future Air Force weapon systems.
Technical Director, ThalesGrant is responsible for a team of Authorities that provide oversight and governance in the areas of Design, Safety, Cybersecurity, Software Assurance and Platforms for all products, bids and programs delivered from Australia by Thales AMS.
Digital Engineering Capability Leader, Boeing Defence Australia
Luke is the Digital Engineering Capability Leader for Boeing Defence Australia. Over the past 15 years, Luke has enjoyed a varied career with Boeing across complex engineering projects such as defence communications project Vigilare and land communication project Currawong, led the set up and growth of the Boeing Defence Australia Adelaide office, and has led the Systems Engineering, Integration and Test Capability.
John C. Mankins
President of Artemis Innovation Management Solutions LLC
John C. Mankins is an entrepreneur and internationally-recognised leader in technology and systems innovation and management. He currently serves as Vice President of the Moon Village Association. He is also the Founder and President of Mankins Space Technology, Inc., the President of Artemis Innovation Management Solutions LLC, a Director of Solar Space Technologies, Pty. Ltd., and a Professor at Kepler Space Institute.