The APSAT 2018 is the 17th ASSI’s consecutive annual international conference series on the satellite communication aspect and it is a remarkable annual event in Indonesia and it is being acknowledged, recognized and endorsed by telecommunication international societies, professionals and government institutions. The APSAT 2018 have becomes the most important satellite technology conference event of the year in Indonesia, with sharing knowledge from many leaders, entrepreneurs, executives, engineers, end-users, college community and enthusiasts together in one place. For more than 17 years, APSAT has played a critical role in determining how satellites will shape the future of telecommunication Indonesia and Asia Pacific region. The conference welcomes a community of aerospace professional from every market and field of study in Asia Pacific region.

ASSI (Asosiasi Satelit Indonesia) or (The Indonesian Satellite Association) is an inclusive non-profit organization, based in Bandung, established in 1998, has aim to promote and encourage the satellite industry, including the satellite community development in Indonesia, through national-international multi discipline collaboration; and to address wide range satellite related issues.

Indonesia in Asia’s fastest growing satellite market as government steps up infrastructure budget with plans to boost economic growth, which the growth of ICT contribution to GDP is consistently double digit in the last 10 years. Indonesia Broadband Plan (IBP) is become acceleration era in 2015-2019 with focus to solving national connectivity issues. In this phase, IBP will focus on providing broadband services to all districts, schools, and public facilities, strengthening connectivity by improving government secured network and consolidating data center.

During APSAT 2018, we will discuss major issues such as:

  • Market opportunities, growth potentials and profitability of markets are very divergent, requiring innovative solutions in technology and business. The perspective and sharing discussion among leader’s players in satellite operator and also in the entire value chain of the satellite industries such as satellite manufactures, launch service providers, ground equipment manufacturers, VSAT’s providers and satellite service providers.

  • The evolution in business model driven by the change from GEO to NGSO will push the manufacturer to their limit in order to retain their revenue. Innovation in Technology is a must for traditional player to face the competitive situation right now. There will be some discussion about how the traditional player facing the situation in front of them.

  • The increasing options in launch vehicles are changing the economics of getting into space and doing business there. The adaption of satellite manufacturing techniques and spacecraft builders to new paradigms era of satellite business.

  • How can the satellite industry adapt itself to the requirements of the new age in the changed environment? How technology innovations and the demand will meet expectation to deliver communications services efficiently, ubiquitously, and reliably?

  • New model of business like OTT will take place and will threatening the traditional business model. Besides, the new application start to take place in the business like big data, remote sensing and IOT. How the industry will adopt to such current situation? Will they found the new way to live together or replacing each other?

Broadband satellite as HTS satellite will continue evolve as now we facing fifth generation, with better and advanced broadband satellite, that super-efficient compare to first generation. The HTS satellite also impact on satellite spectrum resource that must be managed very efficient way.  The race of HTS constellation also give disruptive innovation and challenge for existing satellite operator, that can’t enjoy the comfort zone anymore.

The next major trend that will impact is the explosion of connected devices by 2020 such as IoT (Internet of Things), massive video streaming, and mobile payments. The number of “connected things” and embedded devices continues to grow as mobile and “smart” device utilization and connectivity continues to expand, which will ultimately shape and define the IoT space. As custodians of the networks, carriers play a pivotal role in fighting the new threats that are emerging. The desire for greater security may be a boon for carriers, if they embrace the need.

The impact of the business model change in satellite from traditional into connectivity will give way for NGSO to step into new era. Thus, in orbit service to fulfill the need of capacity also give another way for satellite operator to manage their financial aspect.

Having the above information, APSAT 2018 will have 2 days conference to address satellite technology, business and regulation issues.

During 1st day, the conference will focus on satellite businesses and market, which start from panel discussion from international satellite business player with focus potential market in Asia Pacific region, then from satellite and ground segment manufacture with focus on the new technology. In the afternoon, we will have discussion on Satellite Application such as broadband, mobile and maritime. At the end of the 1st day, the discussion will focus on hot topics in the regulatory area like NGSO.

On the 2nd day, the discussion will begin with the updated information about launch vehicle new technology or which will support the new satellite technology. The 2nd session will discuss about the next satellite technology including the network and the application not only for geo satellite.  In the next session, the topic of discussion will be the evolution of the Satellite technology and what it will become for the upcoming years or decade.

The theme for the APSAT 2018 is “SATELLITE NOW AND BEYOND”


  • A tool to enrich, encourage and support the satellite industry and community development in Asia-Pacific region and Indonesia in particular.

  • A practical discussion medium among the satellite industry experts addressing the eminent and future issues, technology, application, regulatory and business issues focusing on the Asia-Pacific region, through sharing experience, information and idea in the satellite related matters.

  • A medium for future co-operation, business engaging and non-profit mutual collaboration.

Day 1

Tuesday, July 3rd 2018
Dress code: Business Casual

08:30 AM


09:00 AM

Opening Session

Welcome Address
Hendra Gunawan, Chairman, ASSI

Keynote Speech
Rudiantara, Minister of ICT, Indonesia

ASSI Lifetime Achievement Award

10:00 AM

Session-1: Satellite Executive Roundtable
Focus: Satellite Business Perspective
Panelist: Global, Regional and Local Satellite Operator

  1. Abdus Somad Arief, Director Whosale & International Service of TELKOM
  2. Adi Rahman Adiwoso, CEO of PSN
  3. SES Networks
  4. Huang Baozhong, EVP of APT Satellite Company Ltd.
  5. Yao Fahai, Vice President of China Satcom
  6. Ken Loke, CCO of Eutelsat Asia
  7. Yo Ikeno, Chief Representative, SKY Perfect JSAT Corp

Moderator: Gagan Agrawal, Analyst of Northern Sky Research

The current satellite industry is diversifying away from large geostationary-orbiting satellites into a mix of LEO and MEO constellations. Most of Big satellite operator shifting into this new trend of Non Geo business while on the other hand, certain satellite operator still in “traditional” satellite business.
This session will talk about the current trend of satellite business, the challenge and the opportunities and how to deal with these situations and to answer will NGSO cannibalize the GEO business?

11:30 AM

Refreshment Break

11:45 AM

Session-2: Satellite Technology Innovation
Focus: Leveraging Advanced Technologies

  1. Richard Pang, Executive Director, Business Development, Southeast Asia of Space Systems Loral
  2. Mimoru Ueda, General Manager of Mitsubishi Electric Asia Pte. Ltd.
  3. Albert-Lebrun Xavier, Telecommunication Regional Sales Director of Airbus Defence and Space
  4. Li Hongqing, General Manager, Asia Pacific Division of China Great Wall Industry Corporation
  5. Dennis Ertsman, Director of Commercial Satellite Sales – SE Asia of Boeing Space and Missile Systems

Moderator: David Mitlying, COO of S15 Space

Satellite manufacturers will facing a more challenging competitive environment in the years ahead with NGSO constellations and very high throughput satellite trends.
In other hand, the in orbit servicing that will help satellite operators to managing their fleet, will impact to the industry’s future.
This session will highlight the technology innovations from satellite manufacturer in order to facing the industry challenges.

12:45 PM

Lunch Break

01:30 PM

Session-3: Satellite Application Trend Executive Roundtable
Focus: Satellite Application For Broadband, Mobility, Maritime, Cellular Backhaul
Panelist: Satellite Application Service Provider

  1. Andi Revara, Director of Networks, PATRAKOM
  2. Imran Malik, Vice President for Asia Pacific of SES Networks
  3. Donald Chew, Vice President, Asia of ABS
  4. Melvyn Chen, Head of Business Development Asia-Pacific of Intelsat
  5. Laura Roberti, Director Market Access of Inmarsat
  6. Eka Leonardi, VP Sales of Kacific Broadband Satellite
  7. Yau Chyong Lim, Chief Operating Officer of MEASAT Satellite Sdn Bhd.

Moderator: Gagan Agrawal, Analyst of Northern Sky Research

The trend of the Satellite nowadays has entered many kind of application. Named Broadband, mobility, maritime and cellular backhaul. Considering the development in the area, these applications should face the growth of others. The market itself tends to move to the IOT.
This session will talk about the variety of application in satellite industry, its prospect, challenges and opportunities beneath.

03:00 PM

Refreshment Break

03:15 PM

Session-4: Regulatory on GSO and NGSO
Focus: The Complexity to Share Between GSO and NGSO

  1. Denny Setiawan, Spectrum Management Director of MCIT
  2. Meiditomo Sutyarjoko, Executive Vice President of BRI
  3. Alireza Shoamanesh, Associate Director, Consulting & Satellite Operations Services of TELESAT Canada
  4. Mohamed A. Hasan, Vice President, Business Development of GEOShare, LCC
  5. Suroso Yulianto, SM Satellite Planning and System of TELKOM

Moderator: Johanes Indri Prijatmodjo, ASSI

The satellite industry is facing various challenges in the policy and regulation scene including terrestrial competition, licensing issues, frequency allocations, market-access barriers and interference concerns. The biggest issues for WRC 2019 are GSO vs NGSO and C band vs NGSO.
This session will explore the challenges and opportunities facing the satellite industry from regulatory perspective.

04:45 PM

Closing day-1

07:00 PM

Togetherness Dinner for Sponsors, Moderators and Speakers at Four Seasons Hotel – Jakarta

Reservation in advance is preferred.

Day 2

Wednesday, July 4th 2018
Dress Code: Batik

08:30 AM


09:00 AM

Session-5: Evolution Services in Satellite
Focus: Broadcast, OTT and 5G

  1. Bob Apriawan, Director Network of Telkomsel (tbc)
  2. Oleg Timoshenko, Director of Business Development of UHP Networks
  3. Ramesh Ramaswamy, Senior VP International of Hughes
  4. Sjoerd De Clerk, Vice president of Newtec Asia Pacific Pte Ltd.
  5. Budi Setyawan, Head of Planning Division of TransVision

Moderator: Nathan de Ruiter, Managing Director of Euroconsult Canada

With the rise OTT service, there comes challenges for the satellite broadcasting services industry to overcome. A way to surviving the waves has to be decided, whether to adapt the trend or find a new way to run the business over satellite. Keeping the market share will be the key to prevail the challenge.
Another issue for satellite industry is the challenge with the emergence of 5G.
This session will discuss how the satellite broadcasting services will survive in the OTT era and will the satellite play a role in 5G era.

10:30 AM

Refreshment Break

10:45 AM

Session-6: Launch Service Provider
Focus: Cost Reduction and Small Satellite Support
Panelist: Launch Service Provider

  1. Nobuyuki Shiina, Director, MHI Launch Services, Global Business, Space Systems of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
  2. Jonathan Hofeller, Vice President of Commercial Sales of SpaceX
  3. Vivian Quenet, Managing Director of Arianespace
  4. Theodore “Ted” McFarland, Commercial Director Asia Pacific of Blue Origin
  5. Kevin Reyes, Senior Director, Sales Asia-Pacific Region of ILS

Moderator: Caleb Henry, Writer of Space News (tbc)

Launch Services innovation to provide more affordable price to the customer already started and will be taking place in the few years ahead. Meanwhile, the trend in NGSO also give more opportunities to the company to get more revenues.
This session will explore the recent innovation of the launch services and also the relationship with the trend in NGSO.

12:00 PM

Lunch Break

1:00 PM

Session-7: Satellite in Big Data Industry
Focus: New Business, Remote Sensing, IOT via Satellite

  1. Wahyudi Hasbi, Head of Dissemination Division – Satellite Technology Center of LAPAN
  2. Imron Zuhri, CTO of Dattabot
  3. Suhandi, Director Corporate Solution of PT. Gemilang Ananta (tbc)
  4. Yasunori Yamazaki, Brand Manager of Axelspace
  5. Takwa Fuadi, CEO of PT. Imani Prima

Moderator: Jeremy Rose, Senior Consultant of COMSYS LLP

With the growing sophistication and falling cost of satellites, people are eager to find new way to provide information and insights that can be used to propel their business. IoT and remote sensing play the significant role providing a lot of data that can be analyzed to fulfill those needs
This session will explore he opportunity and challenge of big data industry over satellite.

2:30 PM

Closing Speech: General Secretary of ASSI, Mr. Sigit Jatiputro

2:45 PM

Photo Documentation


Gagan Agrawal

Gagan Agrawal works at Northern Sky Research (NSR) as an Senior Analyst. Based out of Mumbai, he covers research on satcom covering market research reports such as Satellite Operators Finance, Satellite Capacity Pricing, Global Supply and Demand, and Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Mr. Agrawal has a Master of Space Studies degree from International Space University (ISU), France and a Bachelor of Aerospace degree from Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), India.  Prior to NSR, he has worked with SES, Luxembourg and Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), India towards satellite-IP hybrid networks and launch vehicle systems design respectively.

Abdus Somad Arief

Mr. Abdus Somad Arief has been a Director of Wholesale & International Service at Telkom Indonesia since April 2017 and served as its Director of Network and IT Solution,2014-2017. He is also serves as President Commissioner of Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (Telin).

He holds bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and master’s degree in information and technology system from Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB). He has received several awards, among others,Indonesia Best Employer Brand Awards for Leadership Excellence in Technology Innovation,Ganesa Wirya Jasa Adiutama ITB (2017),The Most Influential CIO (2016),Charter of Honours ‘Satyalancana Pembangunan’ awarded by President of the Republic of Indonesia (2012).

Adi Rahman Adiwoso

He was born in Yogyakarta, on July 26 ,1953. Married with 2 children. Adi R Adiwoso is graduate as BSc in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Purdue University, 1974, also took MSc in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 1976.

Prior his career, Adi R Adiwoso is President Director of PT Pasifik Satelit Nusantara since 1991, and he become Chairman and CEO of ACeS in 1994, now Adi R Adiwoso is CEO of PT Pasifik Satelit Nusantara. He has received several awards namely: Graduate with Honors from Prudue University Howard Hughes Fellowship Nominated in 1997 as the Best Satellite Executive of the Year, Washington DC Nominated in 2001 as the Best Satellite Executive of the Year, Washington DC Awarded in 2005 as the Satellite Executive of the Year in the Asia-Pacific

Indra Utoyo

Indra Utoyo is the Director of IT & Operation of Bank Rakyat Indonesia held since March 2017.

Prior to the bank, he has held various executive roles in PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia and Chairman of Indonesian Society for Digital Creative Industries (MIKTI). He was the Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) and CEO Digital Service of PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Group.

On 2010, he received the 1st Best CIO from SWA Magazine. On December 2011, he was awarded CIO’s ‘Executive Dream Team’ from Fortune Magazine.

He got his Master of Science in Communication and Signal Processing from Imperial College, University of London, London UK on 1994.

Imran Malik

With over 20 years in the satellite communications industry, Imran Malik heads up the SES Networks regional sales team for the Asia, Pacific and Middle East regions. Prior to joining SES Networks, Imran was CEO of Supernet Ltd., the leading data communications service provider in Pakistan, for six years. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of PAKSAT International, which operates the PAKSAT-1R satellite. A highlight of Imran’s career was the time he served as a board member at Telecard Limited, a telecommunications service provider listed on the Karachi stock exchange in Pakistan. In early 1999 Imran joined Lockheed Martin Global Telecommunications (LMGT), a wholly owned subsidiary of the aerospace giant Lockheed Martin. Prior to this Imran was posted to Singapore as a key member of a joint venture with General Electric (GE) called Americom Asia-Pacific (AAP) for the launch and operation of two communications satellites covering the Asia-Pacific region. All this followed his initial career start with Hughes Network Systems back in 1990.

Imran has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from The University of Oklahoma and an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University.

Huang Baozhong

Mr. Huang Baozhong, Executive Vice President of APT Satellite Company Ltd (APT) responsible for marketing and sales. Before joining APT, he had been working in a series of senior positions such as the Vice President of China Satellite Communications Corporation, Vice President of China Direct Broadcast Satellite Company Limited and Vice President of China’s SINO Satellite Company Limited.

Ken Loke

Mr. Loke is the Chief Commercial Officer of Eutelsat Asia Pte Ltd. He has been in the satellite Industry for 20 years. Mr. Loke served previously as SVP of Sales – Asia at GE International Holdings Inc. He established office for Eutelsat Asia Pte Ltd in Singapore and he and his team covers most of South East Asia, North Asia, and Oceania Pacific markets. In his previous assignments, he has worked for Mediacorp Singapore , PacNet, Verestar, SES and Signalhorn. He specializes in satellite solutions in Asian the region. Mr. Loke received a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree and a MBA degree from the National University of Singapore.

Yo Ikeno

In 1991, Ikeno joined to a former Japanese satellite operator, Space Communications Corporation (merged with SKY Perfect JSAT in 2008). During his career, he had been in charge of a wide range of the company’s activities, including sales, marketing, product development of fully-managed telecommunication services to Japan’s domestic customers, satellite capacity wholesale to customers outside of Japan, as well as strategic partnerships with various satellite operators. Since 2015, he has been assigned as the Chief Representative at Jakarta Office, serving the customers in Indonesia, the market where the company puts its primary focus on.


David Mitlyng

David Mitlyng is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at S15 Space Systems, a startup that is developing ultra-secure communications based on the laws of quantum physics. During his 20+ year career in the satellite industry, David has led Systems Engineering and Business Development teams at Hughes Space and Communications, Orbital ATK, SSL, and BridgeSat. David has a BS in Aeronautical Engineering from Cal Poly SLO, a MS in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University, and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Richard Pang

Richard Pang is an Executive Director of Business Development for SSL. Based in Singapore, he is responsible for the marketing and sales of the company’s satellites, systems, and services in Southeast Asia.

Mr. Pang has more than 27 years’ experience with international communications satellites and services including television and telecommunications. Prior to SSL, Mr. Pang spent 10 years with Telesat and served in various business development and management positions including Head of Sales and Executive Director of Asia-Pacific.

Mr. Pang earned his BS in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Hong Kong, his MS in computer science from the City University of Hong Kong, and his MBA from the Booth School of Business, University of Chicago.

Minoru Ueda

Mr. Minoru UEDA is General Manager at Mitsubishi Electric Asia. He majored in Instrumentation Technology and received his B.D from National Kobe University in 1983. He career at Mitsubishi Electric is more than 35 years and has managed many important global space business. As of 16th May 2018, he was assigned to General Manager, Space Systems of Mitsubishi Electric Asia and he now lives in Singapore. He is responsible for space business development for Asian region and is expected to contribute to new space programs in this region utilizing highly qualified technology of Mitsubishi Electric.

Xavier Albert-Lebrun

Xavier brings more than 25 years of experience in the Space Industry where he has been holding a variety of engineering, program management and business development positions – spanning over a large section the space value chain (equipment manufacturer, prime contractor, insurer, operator). Xavier has worked both in “traditional space” teams and “newspace” teams.

A graduate of Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Electricité in France, he holds a MSc degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Sherbrooke and an Executive MBA degree from Cranfield University, UK.

Li Hongqing

Mr. Li Hongqing (Howard) is the General Manager of Asia Pacific Division at China Great Wall Industry Corporation, responsible for the sales and marketing in Asia Pacific region. He started his career at space industry since early 1990s, and has almost twenty (20) years experiences in satellite and launch services business. Mr. Li used to work on several commercial satellite projects such as Apstar-9, Apstar-6C, Apstar-6D, and Palapa-N1, which are based on Chinese DFH-4 satellite platform, as well as launch services programs for Optus B3, Apstar-IIR and Globalstar using the Long March launch vehicles. He graduated from Beijing Institute of Technology and held a master degree from China Academy of Space Technology.

Dennis Ertsman

Dennis Ertsman is Director of Global Sales & Marketing at Boeing Satellite Systems International, Inc. for South East Asia. He is responsible for sales, marketing, customer relations and strategic planning in the region. With over 25 years of experience in the satellite industry, he has held lead positions on multiple programs spanning the world.


Gagan Agrawal

Gagan Agrawal works at Northern Sky Research (NSR) as an Senior Analyst. Based out of Mumbai, he covers research on satcom covering market research reports such as Satellite Operators Finance, Satellite Capacity Pricing, Global Supply and Demand, and Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Mr. Agrawal has a Master of Space Studies degree from International Space University (ISU), France and a Bachelor of Aerospace degree from Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), India. Prior to NSR, he has worked with SES, Luxembourg and Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), India towards satellite-IP hybrid networks and launch vehicle systems design respectively.

Andy Revara

Andy Revara is the Director of Network in Patrakom, a wholly state owned Company of PT Telkom Indonesia, provider of VSAT and Radio IP services focusing on Oil & Gas, Maritime, Telco, Government, Banking and Plantation segments. He worked in Telkom’s satellite control facility and involved in monitoring the construction of Telkom-1 and Telkom-2 satellites.

Beside his career in satellite communication network, he worked in the department of Strategic Investment, stationed in Myanmar to lead the branch office and assigned as VP Corporate Strategic Planning.

Donald Chew

Donald Chew brings over 20 years of experience in satellite sales and product management to ABS. He is responsible for sales in the Asia Pacific region with a specific focus in the Indochina and South Asia markets, including Myanmar.

Prior to joining ABS, Donald has worked at SES and Singtel. He was tasked to manage the emerging market and played a key role in developing the mobile back haul and data markets in Papua New Guinea and Afghanistan.

Donald holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) degree from the National University of Singapore in Electrical Engineering.

Melvyn Chen

Melvyn Chen is the Head of Business Development, Asia-Pacific at Intelsat. He is focused on developing and pursuing strategic partnerships, acquisitions and development of key orbital assets. Previously, Melvyn has also served in Global Field Marketing and Product Marketing roles at Intelsat. Prior to joining Intelsat in 2011, he was the Asia-Pacific Product Marketing Manager at Apple, where he was responsible for products such as the iMac, Mac mini and Apple TV. Melvyn has over 15 years of marketing experience in diverse industries such as satellite telecommunications, consumer electronics, IT hardware and software. Melvyn holds a Master of Science degree in Marketing and Consumer Insight and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Laura Roberti

Dr Laura Roberti is a Director for Market Access in Inmarsat. She is responsible for licensing and authorisations for the Global Xpress Inmarsat satellite system in Asia-pacific and Europe. She also participates in related ITU-R work.
She has a PhD in Electronic Engineering from the Polytechnic of Turin (Italy) and many years of experience working in the industry and academic/research world. Her experience spans satellite/terrestrial telecommunication systems and spectrum management and engineering. She is the author of many research papers in the area of radio propagation and she has worked for British Telecom and NASA.

Eka Leonardi

Eka Leonardi has over 20 years’ experience in business development in the telecommunication, financial and manufacturing industries in South East Asia. He is accomplished in spearheading enterprise level application of multi-platform technology and mobile asset management. Eka provides significant insights into mobile and internet solutions to meet diverse business goals.

Yau Chyong Lim

Yau Chyong Lim is MEASAT’s Chief Operating Officer. In this role, he oversees the management of the company’s operations.

Yau has more than 20 years in the satellite industry, with wide-ranging experience across multiple sectors including sales & marketing, business development and commercial operations.

He holds an MBA in Finance from Keele University, Staffordshire, UK and a BSc in Microelectronics & Physics from Campbell University, North Carolina, USA.


Dani Indra W

Mr. Dani obtained his Master degree in Telecommunication Management from Bandung Institute of Technology in 2002. He has been serving as CTO of PT Pasifik Satelit Nusantara since 2013. Before that, he was General Manager of Satellite Sub-Division of PT.TELKOM.

Denny Setiawan

Denny Setiawan born in Ciamis, West Java (1971), holds the position of Director of Spectrum Policy and Planning, Directorate General of Resources and Standard, Ministry of Communications and IT since January 2018.
Dr. Denny Setiawan graduated from Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) in year 1994, majoring in Electronic Telecommunication Engineering, MSc of Telecommunication Engineering from University of Indonesia in 1999, and Doctor of Engineering from University of Indonesia in February 2013.
Since joining the Directorate General of Post & Telecommunication in 1995, Dr. Setiawan has participated in many international conferences in Radio Communications, coordinating satellite orbits and frequencies bilaterally and internationally through ITU, and other regional and international telecommunication activities.
In recent years, Dr. Setiawan has been involved in formulating the strategic policy and planning in Indonesia, including Mobile Broadband Spectrum refarming and auction, Broadcasting Frequency Planning, as well as Broadband Satellite in Indonesia.
Dr. Setiawan is also has becoming guest lecture in University Indonesia and University Mercu Buana on policy and regulation of telecommunication issues since year 2013.

Meiditomo Sutyarjoko

Meiditomo Sutyarjoko is Executive Vice President (EVP) of PT. Bank Rakyat Indonesia (Persero) Tbk. since 2014.
Graduated BSc from Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) and and a Master Degree from University of Southern California (USC) dan Doctor degree from Universitas Indonesia.
He has various satellite project expeiences from 1989 up to now 2015 at Hughes Space and Comm (Now Boeing Spce System), Asia Cellular Satellite (ACeS), S2M, Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS) and recently BRISat.
He has international regulatory experiences in FSS and MSS, Chairman of the Drafting Group Chairman for Asia Pacific Telecomunity Group (APG) and various Satellite Coordinations.
He also own some international patent as well as handful of international satellite papers and publications.

Alireza Shoamanesh

Dr. Shoamanesh main responsibilities is working on internal and external satellite programs, frequency coordination and other ITU matters for international consulting clients as well as providing support to Telesat’s international marketing activities. He leads usually all studies that SSD does on behalf of the European Space Agency. From December 2000 to August 2002, Dr. Shoamanesh was responsible for a variety of corporate planning and R&D activities, including new facility planning (next generation satellite networks), evaluation of new emerging telecommunications/broadcast technologies and advanced satellite systems, e.g., advanced signal processing, on board processing, HDTV, 3DTV, IP-networking, MPEG TV, ATM, etc. and participation and monitoring of related standard activities.

Mohamed A. Hasan

Dr. Hasan is VP of Business Development of GEOshare, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin since March of 2017. He has over 32 years of systems engineering experience in Commercial Communications Satellite Systems. Dr. Hasan held technical leadership, functional management, and business development positions while at RCA, then GE, then Martin Marietta, and Lockheed Martin. He led many Commercial Communications Satellite developments and was Chief Engineer of the SkyPerfect JSAT JCSAT-10 and JCSAT-13 programs. Dr. Hasan was the Spacecraft Chief Architect of Arabsat-6A and Hellas Sat-4/SaudiGeoSat-1 programs during requirements definition and negotiations. He is a member of the Commercial Space New Business capture team.

Dr. Hasan is a Lockheed Martin Fellow since December 2005 and is the Chairman of the Lockheed Martin Fellows Innovation Action Team. He holds 3 US patents with a 4th pending and has over 25 publications.

Suroso Yulianto

Mr. Suroso obtained his Master degree in Telecommunication Engineering from Telkom University in 2016. He has been serving as Senior Manager of Satellite Planning & System of PT. TELKOM since 2016. Before that, he was a Principle Expert of Satellite System of PT.TELKOM.


Nathan de Ruiter

Nathan de Ruiter is the Managing Director of Euroconsult Canada. Since joining Euroconsult in 2011, he has
As the leader of Euroconsult’s satellite communications practice, he has managed more than 60 consulting missions in the past 5 years for satellite operators, manufacturers, equipment providers and financial institutions. His speciality lies in commercial due diligence, market analysis, financial forecasting and strategic planning.
Nathan has a deep understanding of the context of satellite communications market in Indonesia. He has managed several consulting mandates for Indonesian clients and on the Indonesian satcom market, including the commercial due diligence assessment of the PSN VI satellite project.

Ivan Cahya Permana

Experienced Vice President Of Technology with a demonstrated history of working in the telecommunications industry. Skilled in 3G, Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA), LTE, Internet Protocol Suite (TCP/IP), and Network Security. Strong engineering professional graduated from Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB)

Oleg Timoshenko

Mr. Oleg Timoshenko is Director of Business Development at UHP Networks with responsibility for strategic product marketing initiatives and corporate planning. Among his recent accomplishments is a key contribution to the UHP-HTS network architecture for multi-beam HTS satellites. Prior to joining UHP Networks /Romantis Group in 2005, Mr. Timoshenko held senior operations and engineering positions at Plenexis and Deutsche Telekom group. He is an accomplished speaker who presented at many international conferences and seminars.

Vaibhav Magow

Vaibhav Magow is Associate Vice President and heads the Asia/Pacific region for the International Division at Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES). A satellite professional with over 24 years of experience, Mr. Magow has worked in different roles including Enterprise Sales, Product Development, Services Marketing, Business Planning, Digital Services, Franchising, and Service Retailing. He worked in the Indian satellite market for 11 years with Hughes Communications India, Ltd. (HCIL) assisting HCIL in maintaining its market share and now has been leading Hughes teams in the Asia/Pacific region for the past 9 years.
Mr. Magow holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Computer Science from the University of Pune.

Jo De Loor

Currently Jo holds the position of VP Market Development at Newtec. Next to developing the HTS and enterprise markets and assisting to large project sales, he shares his expertise in broadband and VSAT within the Newtec organization.
In his previous role as Product Manager, he was responsible for the product definition and market launch of Newtec Dialog®, Newtec’s scalable, flexible and bandwidth efficient multiservice platform. It gives operators the power to offer a variety of services on a single platform while assuring the most optimal modulation and bandwidth allocation.
Jo has almost 20 years of experience in the industry. He began his career at Newtec in 1996 with different assignments within the Newtec organization. In 2005 he became systems architect for Newtec’s DVB-RCS system and further evolved to product manager and later Product Line Director of the Sat3Play Broadband Platform. Jo holds a bachelor degree in electronics from HTISA-Gent, Belgium.

Budi Setyawan

Mr. Budi Setyawan obtained his bachelor from Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) majoring telecommunication, MM degree from Universitas Prasetiya Mulya, and MBA degree from Asian Institute of Management, the Philippines. He started his professional career in PT. Satelit Palapa Indonesia (Satelindo) and PT. Pasifik Satelit Nusantara (PSN) with vast experience from satellite program management officer in Space Systems/Loral to building VSAT, cellular trunking network, and wireless broadband network. In his last 15 years of career, he has been in Transmedia, CT Corp, to develop TV7/Trans7’s studio & SNG facilities, analog & digital terestrial transmission network, and transform Transvision into one of the leading DTH operators.


Caleb Henry

Caleb Henry is a SpaceNews staff writer who reports for both the SpaceNews website and magazine. He specializes in covering the satellite communications sector, including satellite manufacturers, operators and launchers.
Additionally, Caleb covers telecom companies and organizations that rely on satellites. He has moderated panels on topics such as HTS, Ultra-HD broadcasting and orbital launch systems.
Prior to SpaceNews, Caleb wrote for Via Satellite Magazine and NewSpace Global’s monthly industry report, Thruster. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science along with a minor in Astronomy from Grove City College.

Nobuyuki Shiina

Nobuyuki Shiina is the Director of MHI Launch Services, Global Business, Space Systems at MHI. He is responsible for sales & marketing of the H-IIA Launch Services as well as the Launch Services by the next generation Launch Vehicle, H3 that is currently under development.
From 2002 to 2009, Nobuyuki Shiina served at Hitach High-Technologies, Ltd. in a sales & marketing team for semiconductors and related electronics for consumer products. After 2009 and until now, he works at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. responsible for sales & marketing of MHI Launch Services at Space Systems Division in MHI.

Jonathan Hofeller

Mr. Hofeller is SpaceX’s Vice President of Commercial Sales, with primary responsibility for commercial business development efforts across the globe. Prior to joining SpaceX in 2007, Mr. Hofeller worked on satellite payloads at Raytheon as a mechanical engineer. Mr. Hofeller received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University, a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southern California, and a degree in Technology Commercialization from USC’s Marshall School of Business.

Vivian Quenet

Vivian Quenet is Arianespace’s Managing Director and Head of Sales for the Asia-Pacific region.

Prior to assuming this role as announced in February 2018, he was Vice President and Managing Director Asia-Pacific for maritime satellite communications provider KVH Industries PTE LTD. He also served as the Asia-Pacific Sales Director for mobile satellite communications provider Vizada/Marlink (formerly part of Airbus Defense and Space), where he created the Asian operation for the group.

A native of France, Quenet holds a Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) degree in International Sales and Marketing from the Université du Sud Toulon-Var in France, and speaks fluent French, English, and German.

Ted McFarland

Ted McFarland has had a diverse career in satellite communications, broadcasting and space technologies. Highlights include working for Hughes Aircraft Company to implement early satellite systems in the Asia Pacific region, including the Palapa B and C series programs in Indonesia and he was an officer of NASDAQ listed PanAmSat, with $1B of on-orbit spacecraft serving both the IOR and POR. Additionally, Ted served as the first President for Asia Pacific at Turner Broadcasting and was a pioneer in pay television services with CNN and Cartoon Network production and distribution to 57 countries via satellite. He helped form CASBAA and served as its President and on its Board, as well as the Board of APSCC in past years. Ted was recruited in 2017 to the job of Commercial Director for Blue Origin. He is responsible for the introduction of the New Glenn Launch System, the New Shepard Sub-orbital launch and Human Flight System as well as representing the company’s Rocket engines and Advanced Technologies and Systems in order to serve Jeff Bezo’s vision of Millions of people living and working in space.

Kevin Reyes

Kevin Reyes is the Senior Director, Sales, Asia/Pacific, for International Launch Services. He joined ILS in 2016, leading sales and business development for Proton and Angara launch services for the Asia/Pacific region and smallSat/rideshare customers.
Reyes has over 35 years in the aerospace industry at Rockwell International, McDonnell Douglas, and The Boeing Company on the Titan II and IV payload fairings, Delta II, Delta IV, Sea Launch, and commercial satellite programs.
He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the California State University, Stanislaus and Masters of Science degrees in Systems Management, and Systems Architecting and Engineering from the University of Southern California.


Caleb Henry

Caleb Henry is a SpaceNews staff writer who reports for both the SpaceNews website and magazine. He specializes in covering the satellite communications sector, including satellite manufacturers, operators and launchers.
Additionally, Caleb covers telecom companies and organizations that rely on satellites. He has moderated panels on topics such as HTS, Ultra-HD broadcasting and orbital launch systems.
Prior to SpaceNews, Caleb wrote for Via Satellite Magazine and NewSpace Global’s monthly industry report, Thruster. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science along with a minor in Astronomy from Grove City College.

Wahyudi Hasbi

Wahyudi Hasbi currently as Head of Dissemination Division in Satellite Technology Center, National Institute for Aeronautics & Space (LAPAN). He involved as System and Chief Engineer in microsatellite projects in Indonesia including LAPAN-TUBSAT, LAPAN-A2/LAPAN-ORARI and LAPAN-A3/IPB. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and Vice Chair of IEEE Indonesia Section. In 2016, He received a prestigious medal award of Satyalancana Wirakarya (“Role Model Medal”) from President of Republic Indonesia, awarded for his service to the country in the field of satellite technology development. He actively involves in research & publishes papers related to the filed of satellite technology.

Imron Zuhri

Imron is the ultimate geek and mad genius who leads technical direction of the company by herding a talented pack of nerds, data scientists, and data engineers. Imron leverages his interests and expertise in mathematics, physics, analytics, and big data technology to continuously advance the company’s unique capabilities and technology solutions. Previously, Imron was the youngest person to hold a director position at one of Indosat’s subsidiaries.


Graduate in Electrical Engineering from The University of Toledo, OHIO, USA in year of 1991
Born in Jakarta February 28, 1967
Present Job: Providing and solving data analysis solution for marine monitoring, vessel anomaly behavior, fishing ground information from processing oceanography data and integrated sensor with applications

Yasunori Yamazaki

Experienced Marketing, Branding and Corporate Access professional with extensive global financial sector exposure. At Daiwa Capital Markets, originated fundraising road shows, organised and hosted various corporate access initiatives. Prior to that, at Lehman Brothers, developed marketing solutions and worked as a strategic advisor to the business heads to increase revenue. Nurtured marketing and branding experiences at McCann-Erickon, Saatchi&Saatchi and Bartle Bogle Hegarty. Contributed in planning and executing integrated marketing communications to build Brand Equity for iconic brands, including P&G, Adidas, Levi’s, Unilever and Virgin Atlantic. Participated in Axelspace in August 2017 and serves as a Brand Manager.

Takwa Fuadi Samad

Graduated from Bandung Institute of Technology in 1999, majoring in Chemical Engineering.
Actively involved in trading and logistic business for six years.
Founded PT Imani Prima in 2006, initially developed software application, then PT Imani Prima was appointed as country representative by Orbcomm, Inc, a LEO satellite network provider.
Experiences in telecommunication regulation, and international business cooperation. Having passion in developing local IoT product/service.

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