The APSAT 2024 is the 20th ASSI’s 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 international telecommunication societies, professionals, and government institutions. The APSAT 2024 has become the paramount satellite technology conference event of the year in Indonesia, with sharing knowledge from many leaders, entrepreneurs, executives, engineers, end-users, the academic community, and enthusiasts together in one place. For more than 20 years, APSAT has played a critical role in determining how satellites will shape the future of telecommunication in Indonesia and the Asia Pacific region. The conference welcomes the community of aerospace professionals from every market and field of study in the 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 the 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’s telecommunications industry is at a critical juncture, facing the dual challenge of expanding coverage across its vast archipelago and upgrading its infrastructure to meet growing demands for high-speed connectivity. APSAT 2024 aims to serve as a platform for value creation by bringing together stakeholders to explore solutions that leverage satellite technology for bridging these gaps.

With its unique geographic and demographic challenges, Indonesia represents a significant opportunity for market expansion through satellite technology. APSAT 2024 will delve into the synergies between satellite operators, local telecom companies, and international technology providers to explore new avenues for connectivity solutions. These discussions will be particularly pertinent for addressing Indonesia’s need for reliable, widespread internet access, highlighting the role of satellite technology in achieving national connectivity goals and fostering economic growth which supports the nation’s vision of becoming a digital economy powerhouse in Southeast Asia.

Having the above information, APSAT 2024 will have a 2 day conference to address satellite technology, business and new ideas issues.

On the 1st day, the conference will focus on satellite businesses and markets, which start with a panel discussion from international satellite business players focusing on potential markets in the Asia Pacific region. After looking from an executive perspective, the discussion shifted to satellite technology to foster innovative advantages. In the afternoon, the discussion will focus on improvement and innovation from Ground Segment Equipment, Network, and Integrator manufacturers, especially in the growing trend of NGSO satellite constellation services whilst maintaining a balanced approach that preserves the proportionality between GSO and NGSO. At the end of the day, the discussion with local network operators focusing on Indonesia’s national capacity.

On the 2nd day, the discussion will be started with focus on a special topic on maritime particularly on the potential, challenges, and market requirements of maritime sector in Indonesia. In the following session, satellite application providers will discuss strategies to synergize operations, coexist within a crowded ecosystem, and overcome challenges. The 3rd session will discuss the innovation to provide the adjacent services besides satellite communication services such as earth observation and the internet of things (IoT). At the last session of APSAT 2024, we continue the initiative of APSAT Hackathon to reignite interest in satellite innovation among the youth, inviting professionals, students, and startups from the Asia Pacific region to explore uncharted realms of creativity, with a mission to redefine the industry through technological advancement, business strategy, and social innovation.


▪ 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 ideas in the satellite related matters.
▪ A medium for future cooperation, business engaging and non-profit mutual collaboration.

APSAT 2024 will discover:

  • Satelite Executive Roundtable : Satelite Business Perspective
  • Satelite & Launcher Technology Innovation : Fostering Innovative Advantages
  • Ground & Network Innovation : Preserving Proportion
  • Network Operators Roundtable : National Capacity
  • Special Topic Discussion : Maritime
  • Satelite Application Trend Executive Roundtable: Synergy, Co-Exist, Overcome
  • Non-Satcom Space Technology Roundtable : Earth, Observation & IoT
  • Exploring Session: Hackathon 2.0

Day 1

Tuesday, June 04th 2024
Dress code : Business Formal

  • 08:30 am
  • 09.00 am
    Opening Session
    Welcome Address by Anggoro Widiawan, Chairman, ASSI

    Opening Speech by Budi Arie Setiadi, Minister of Communication and Information Technology of Indonesia (TBC)

    ASSI Lifetime Achievement

  • 09.45 am
    Refreshment Break
  • 10.00 am
    Moderator : Gregg Daffner, CEO GapSat
    Panelist : Global, Regional and Local Satellite Operator

1. Harsh Verma, Vice President, Enterprise & Cloud Sales Asia, SES
2. Kenichi Shimotsuma, GM of Asia Regional Headquarters and Regional Director of Singapore Branch at SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation
3. Jasper Tan, Vice President, APT Satellite Company Ltd.
4. Zhang Yu, Vice President, Marketing and Sales, China Satellite Communication Co., Ltd

  • 11.00 am

    Moderator : Tonda Priyanto
    Panelist : Indonesian Satellite Operator

1. Lukman Hakim Abd. Rauf, CEO, Telkomsat
2. Adi Rahman Adiwoso, President & CEO, PSN
3. Sigit Darmawan, Dept Head Satellite Services Operation, PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia (Persero) Tbk
4. Edi Sugianto, Chief Commercial Officer, DTP
5. Dr. Robertus Heru Triharjanto, B.Eng., M.Sc, Chairman, Research Organization for Aeronautics and Space (ORPA) – BRIN



  • 12.30 pmLunch Break 
  • 01.15 pm

    Moderator : Stéphane Chenard, Senior Affiliated Consultant, Euroconsult

1. Nobuyuki Shiina, Deputy General Manager, Business Development Dept., Space Systems, Mitsubishi Heaw lndustries, Ltd.
2. Norhizam Bin Hamzah, CTO Angkasa X Innovation Sdn Bhd
3. Joe Bogosian, Boeing Satellite Systems International
4. Donald Chew, VP of Sales Asia, Rivada Space Networks
5. Dr. Taha Tetik, Program Director Space Systems, Turkish Aerospace Industry


  • 02.45 pm
    Refreshment Break 

    1. Vincent LEE, Director of Sales APAC, Kratos Communication Inc.
    2. Vaibhav Magow, VP – International, Hughes
    3. David Gelerman, President & CEO, Spacebridge Inc.
    4. Dr Vagan Shakhgildian, President of International Network Solutions at Comtech Telecommunications Corp.
    5. Aryono, Sales Director, ST. Engineering iDierict
  • 04.30 pm
    Closing day-1

Day 2

Wednesday, June 05th 2024
Dress Code: Batik

  • 08:30 am
  • 09.00 am


    Moderator : Anggoro Kurnianto Widiawan,  Chairman, ASSI

    1. Herwin Rahadianto, Sales Manager, Asia – Indonesia, SES
    2. Denny Setiawan, Director of Spectrum Policy and Planning, Directorate General of Resources and Standard – MCI
    3. David Geiling, Vice President Asia-Pacific at Kymeta Corporation
    4. Hendra Setiawan, VP of Information Technology, PT. ASDP Indonesia Ferry (Persero)
    5. Ken Loke, VP Asia Pacific, KVH Industries Pte. Ltd.
    6. Travis Bowland, Regional Sales Manager Asia Pacific, Orbcomm
  • 10:30 am
    Refreshment Break
  • 10.45 am


    Moderator : Alexander Jeuck, Senior Advisor, Novaspace*

    Panelist : Satellite Application Service Provider

    1. Brandon Seir, CCO, Kacific Broadband Satellite Ltd.
    2. Amelia Liu, COO & Co- Founder, China Starwin Science & Technology Co., Ltd
    3. Alvaro Sanchez, CEO, Integrasys
    4. James Alderdice, VP, Asia – Pacific, Lynk Global Inc
    5. Indrawan Suparan, Business Development Director, Skylo Indonesia
  • 12:00 pm
    Lunch Break
  • 13.00 pm



    Moderator :   Peter B de Selding, Co-Founder & Editor of Space Intel Report

    1. Shankar Sivaprakasam, Founder / CEO, Eartheye Space Technologies Pte Ltd.
    2. Ajie Nayaka Nikicio, Founder & CEO, PT. Netra Teknologi Nusantara
    3. Firdaus Adi Nugroho, Vice President, PT Imani Prima
    4. Fita Maulani, General Secretary, ASIOTI (Indonesian Internet of Things Association)
    5. Dr Ardimas Purwita, Head of Research and Innovations, eFishery
    6. Eriko Nasemudin Nasser, M.Sc., Senior Researcher, BRIN
  • 02.30 pm
    Refreshment Break
  • 02.45 pm


    In today’s world, where the fascination with space industries and technologies has dwindled among young people, there’s an urgent call to reignite interest in these fields to drive innovation and exploration forward.

    In this session we will explore new things related to space technologies, space business or supported space business, and social innovation about space industries.

    The APSAT Hackathon is an innovation competition centered around space-related topics aimed at generating solutions for the betterment of communities, societies, industries, and nations. Participants, including students, young professionals, and startups from the Asia Pacific region, are chosen through stages like pitching, presentation, mentoring, and final interviews.

  • 04.15 pm
    Closing Speech: Sigit Jatiputro, General Secretary, ASSI
  • 04.30 pm
    Photo Documentation


Gregg Deffner

Gregg Daffner is CEO of GapSat, an innovative satellite start-up that focuses on offering satellite operators entire in-orbit satellites for lease, typically until they can build and launch their own custom-built satellites. Previously Gregg co-founded and was president of Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS).  He was the head of satellite services for Cable & Wireless Hong Kong Telecom, Vice President for PanAmSat and for Lockheed Martin Corp, and Director of International Policy for the US Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications & Information Administration. Gregg is the immediate past President of the Asia Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC).

Harsh Verma

Harsh Verma leads the sales and business development efforts of SES’s Networks business across the Asia region. Harsh has been with SES (earlier O3b Networks) for 10 years. Harsh has vast experience in the satellite industry ranging from operations, sales engineering, product strategy and sales. He is an engineering graduate with master’s in international business. Prior to SES networks, Harsh has had extensive experience working with leading OEMs and service providers in the satellite industry in the Asia Pacific region notably with Hughes Network System (APAC and India operations) and PCCW.

Kenichi Shimotsuma

Kenichi Shimotsuma is General Manager of Asia Regional Headquarters and Regional Director of Singapore Branch at SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (SJC)

Shimotsuma started his career in 1997 at Japan Satellite Systems Corporation, which later became SJC, and was engaged in Network Operations, Communication Engineering and Global Business. Prior to his current role, he was General Manager of Mobile Business Division responsible for marketing activities for maritime and aero customers. He has been in satellite industry for over 25 years.

Kenichi Shimotsuma

General Manager, Asia Regional Headquarters
Regional Director, Singapore Branch
SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation
TEL: +65-9148-9910
Address: Level 30 Singapore Land Tower, 50 Raffles Place, Singapore 048622

Zhang Yu (Albert)

Zhang Yu (Albert) is Vice GM of Marketing & Sales in CHINA SATCOM. Based in Beijing with 16 years experience in satellite field, he has background as Orbit Engineer and now in position as International Business Head to achieve business landing in 40 countries. Mr. Zhang holds a Bachelor Degree in Aerospace Engineering from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (BUAA), and his Master Degree in Electric Engineering from Tsinghua University in China.

Jasper Tan

Jasper Tan, the Vice President of APT Satellite, is a highly accomplished professional with extensive expertise in satcom operations. With over two decades of experience leading sales teams, he consistently surpasses customer expectations, deeply recognising and valuing the trust bestowed upon him and his company by esteemed customers. His background in construction in Hong Kong instilled in him a profound understanding of discipline and team-building. Leveraging this invaluable background, Jasper cultivates a powerful and efficient team, ensuring ongoing growth and success for APT Satellite. Beyond his work, Jasper finds a harmonious work-life balance through activities such as tennis, yachting, and golf.


Tonda Priyanto

Tonda Priyanto is a 25+years veteran in Satellite Industry. Tonda is currently focus on learning organization area while he still updates in satellite business as an expert. Previously he held various senior management positions Including CEO of Telkomsat, project manager for Telkom3S and Merah Putih ssatellites project, and he was involved in Telkom-1, 2 and 3 satellites. He was also the chairman of Asosiasi Satelit Indonesia 2005 – 2011 and also board of APSCC.

Lukman Hakim Abd. Rauf

Lukman Hakim Abd Rauf was appointed as CEO of TELKOMSAT based on the result of the Extraordinary General Meeting of Share holder in April 2022. He is a former Executive General Manager of Digital Infrastructure Development and Executive General Manager Service Operation of PT Telkom Indonesia. He was the chairman of the Indonesian Sea Cable Communication System Association (ASKALSI) and a member of Professions Council and the Association of Indonesian Telecommunications Society(MASTEL). He earned his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering also completed a Master of Electrical Engineering Telkom University, Bandung.

Adi Rahman Adiwoso

Adi Rahman Adiwoso is the CEO and founder of PT Pasifik Satelit Nusantara. He has served on its Board of Directors since the company’s establishment in 1991.

Adi obtained his Master of Science in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from California Institute of Technology. He was also a Member of Board of Commissioner in several Indonesian Airlines and Aerospace Companies.

Adi was awarded The Indonesian Presidential Medal of National Development Star in 2016 and received a “Lifetime Achievement Award” from APSCC (Asia Pacific Satellite Communication Council) in 2018.

In 2023, Adi also received The Award Nurtanio Pringgoadisuryo Memorial Lecture from BRIN (Badan Riset dan Inovasi Nasional), The National Research and Innovation Agency of Indonesia.

Sigit Darmawan

Dynamic and accomplished Satellite Vice President with a deep understanding of the space industry. Sigit Darmawan is a strategic leader with a proven track record of success in managing Satellite Service Operation Department complemented by a diverse range of certified. graduated from ITS informatics engineering in 2005 and start his career on BRI in 2006, He has 10 years of experience in software development & 7 years on Satellite Operation. He highly skilled in managing cross-functional teams, fostering partnerships, and ensuring seamless operations across the organization. Adept at identifying technology trends, assessing BRI needs, and translating them into strategic initiatives. Experienced in navigating various projects and establishing strong relationships with industry stakeholders. A visionary leader dedicated to shaping the future of the satellite industry and enabling transformative solutions for a banking connectivity.

Edi Sugianto

Edi Sugianto is a person who loves to solve challenges and that is how he tackles the challenges at work and this has put his career on a high-growth trajectory. Having 13 years of experience in Financial Industry, he jumped to Satellite Communication Industry in 2016 to pursue career in Telco. At the age of 36, he was appointed the GM of DTP and within 3 years, was promoted to Chief Commercial Officer.

Dr. Robertus Heru Triharjanto, M.Sc

Born in Bandung on October 22, 1971, Robertus Heru Triharjanto earned his bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering major from North Carolina State University, Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University, and PhD of Aerospace Engineering from Institut Teknologi Bandung. On March 4, 2022, he was appointed to serve as the Chairman of Research Organization for Aeronautics and Space (ORPA), National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN). Previously he was designated as Acting Director for Research and Innovation Infrastructure Partnership, BRIN, from October 2021. Before that, he served as Director of Center for Aerospace Policy Studies, National Institute for Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN) from September 2018. During his 25 years at LAPAN, he has written 30 national and 25 international papers on computational mechanics, rocket technology, satellite technology, and space technology management, edited 3 books on satellite technology, and has 2 Industrial Designs in micro-satellite. He is a member of International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), and senior member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).



Stephane Chenard

Stephane is a senior affiliated consultant with Novaspace, as Euroconsult is called since April  2024, having joined Euroconsult in 1992. He advises a wide range of clients including private equity and financial institutions, satellite service providers, operators and manufacturers, and government agencies around the world, on economic, technical and strategic trends in the satellite communications and Earth observation.

Stéphane is particularly involved in Novaspace’s due diligence practice, in research and advisory services for customers in Indonesia and the rest of Asia, and in programs for governments in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Nobuyuki Shiina

Nobuyuki Shiina is the Deputy General Manager (Global Business & Space Exploration) ,  Busness Development, Space Systems at MHI. He is responsible for sales & marketing for the H3 Launch Service. In addition to the launch services, he is also responsible for business development of  all MHI’s space products to overseas customer.

From 2002 to 2009, Nobuyuki Shiina worked 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.

Norhizam Bin Hamzah

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Mercu Tekun Sdn. Bhd., a space engineering services company, and the Chief Technology Officer of Angkasa-X, a satellite integrator and operator company. He holds an MSc. in Flight Dynamics and an Honours Degree in Aerospace Engineering. He is a certified practising Professional Engineer in Aerospace Engineering.

He started space as an apprentice engineer at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, United Kingdom and returned to Malaysia to join Universiti Teknologi Malaysia teaching Aeronautics. He was the engineer for the Satellite Attitude Determination & Control System and Launch Manager for the TiungSAT-1, Malaysia first remote sensing microsatellite. From the ranks he rose to become the Chief Technical Officer of Astronautic Technology Sdn. Bhd. which was the leading space technology company in Malaysia upto year 2020. He successfully executed the launch of RazakSAT which was the world first remote sensing satellite in Near Equatorial Orbit (NEqO), being the first international mission on the Falcon-1, the first rocket developed by SpaceX in the year 2009. He managed the successful award of the ISO 9001:2008 for Space Projects at ATSB, the first in Malaysia in 2012.

He has authored and co-authored more than 50 papers, conducted short courses on Satellite Technology and Systems Engineering, help supervise post-graduate students and continue to mentor Spacetech enthusiast and young engineers.

Joe Bogosian

Joe Bogosian is vice president of Business Development, for Boeing Satellite Systems International (BSSI). In this role, he leads a team working with customers worldwide to provide satellite connectivity solutions, and ensures alignment of Boeing’s capabilities with market needs. Since joining Boeing in 2008, he has held roles in systems engineering, modeling and simulation, and satellite operations. He most recently served as senior manager for business development in Boeing Phantom Works Space Systems, developing solutions for emerging small satellite missions and working in collaboration with Boeing subsidiary Millennium Space Systems.

Donald Chew

Donald Chew has more than 27 years of experience in the telecom and satellite industries in Asia Pacific, including key roles developing maritime and aero connectivity for Singtel and overseeing data and maritime projects for AsiaSat. For SES, Donald was responsible for growing revenue in new markets, including Indochina and Papua New Guinea. He was also responsible for developing special connectivity projects at Kacific, a company which delivers satellite broadband to isolated islands in the Pacific Ocean and Southeast Asia. Donald possessed a notably multifaceted skill set, having worked in the GEO and MEO space previously and now with Rivada Space Networks in the LEO constellation.

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Dr. Taha Tetik

Dr. Taha Tetik is an accomplished Satellite Programs Director at Turkish Aerospace with a profound background in satellite systems and project management. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering, specializing in the reliability optimization of communication satellites. His academic journey also includes a Master of Science in Engineering Management and a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical‐Electronics Engineering.

Dr. Tetik’s professional experience spans over two decades, during which he has successfully overseen the end‐to‐end lifecycle of numerous satellite programs. As the Space Systems Programs Director at Turkish Aerospace Industries, he has managed a diverse portfolio of satellite projects, including communication and earth observation satellites. His role involves developing comprehensive project plans, monitoring progress, mitigating risks, and ensuring adherence to quality standards.

Dr. Tetik has a comprehensive portfolio of expertise in satellite requirement specification, system‐level design, program management, and launch vehicle interface. He has led multiple high‐budget satellite projects, demonstrating his proficiency in spacecraft assembly, integration, and verification.

Additionally, He has comprehensive knowledge on the satellite system design, manufacturing and test processes, satellite control and satellite communication systems, spacecraft platform subsystems and spacecraft operations.

Prior to his current position, Dr. Tetik served at TURKSAT where he led the procurement and program management of major satellite projects such as TURKSAT‐5A, TURKSAT‐5B, TURKSAT‐4A, TURKSAT‐4B, and TURKSAT‐3A geostationary communication satellites. His international experience includes on‐site project management roles in Japan at Mitsubishi Electric premises and in France at Thales Alenia Space facilities, where he collaborated closely with leading satellite manufacturers.


Patrick Wong

Patrick Wong is a 40+year veteran in the Satellite & Wireless Industry. Patrick is currently at SES working on Market Development. Previously he held various senior management positions Including Head of Engineering Department, Program Management, Product Development and Managing Director Position in Sales and Marketing at companies like Telesat, Spar Aerospace, Spar Aerospace, California Microwave, and Comtech. Since 1990 Patrick has been based in Asia, first in Indonesia and eventually settled in Hong Kong.

Vincent LEE

Mr. Lee has been in the satellite industry for 30 years and been involved in many large and complex earth station initiatives. In his role for Kratos, Mr. Lee is focused on delivering technological innovations and improvements to the ground segment for satellite operators and network providers in the region. He has 15 years of experience working for a regional systems integrator delivering earth stations to satellite operators, broadcasters and government agencies in Asia. Mr. Lee also worked for 6 years with the distributior of Comtech EF Data and GD Satcom supplying satellite modems, high power SSPA and large antennas in the APAC region. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the National Univerity of Singapore.

Vaibhav Magow

Vaibhav Magow, vice president at Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), leads the company’s broadband systems sales effort in the Asia Pacific, Middle East/Africa, Europe and Russia/CIS regions. Mr. Magow works closely with satellite operators, mobile network operators, and national and local government agencies to tailor and implement high performing and efficient satellite solutions to help connect the unconnected and enable enterprise digital transformations.

A satellite communications and IT professional with more than 25 years of experience, Mr. Magow has held positions of increasing responsibility in sales, product development, marketing and program management over the course of his career. Prior to joining Hughes in his regional role, Mr. Magow focused on the Indian satellite market at Hughes Communications India, Ltd. (Hughes India).

Mr. Magow obtained a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Science from the University of Pune in Pune, Maharashtra, India. He speaks frequently at regional industry conferences and panels.

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David Gelerman

Mr. Gelerman, President and Chief Executive Officer of SpaceBridge Inc, is a visionary engineer, innovator and businessman with over 40 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Prior to founding SpaceBridge, Mr. Gelerman held various management and design engineering positions at Nortel Networks, where he oversaw the development of several multibillion-dollar microwave terrestrial radio systems. In 1988, Mr. Gelerman founded Advantech Wireless Inc. At the helm of Advantech Wireless as President and Chief Executive Officer, he steered the company from humble start-up to dominant global player in the satellite ground communication business, both in radio frequency and networking.

In 2018, following the acquisition of Advantech’s radio frequency division by a third party, Advantech Wireless continued its VSAT and modems business, rebranding to SpaceBridge Inc. Through organic growth and acquisition, the company has today become one of the largest exporters in Quebec.

Forging ahead in the Satellite Networking industry, Mr. Gelerman keeps in tradition with continued strength as a best-in-class industry leader, pushing the pace of innovation with one of the most advanced VSAT satellite network platforms.

Mr. Gelerman holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (MSEE), specializing in Wireless Communications and Broadcasting.

Dr Vagan Shakhgildian

Dr Vagan Shakhgildian is the President of International Network Solutions at Comtech.  He
is responsible for developing new global market opportunities and providing site leadership
for the Montreal, Canada location. Prior to his current role, Dr. Shakhgildian had a variety of senior management positions at Comtech, and its global subsidiaries. Dr Shakhgildian first joined Comtech as part of the acquisition of Canada-based UHP Networks. As the CEO of UHP Networks, he led the company from a virtual start-up to a market leader in high-performance VSAT systems. Prior to that Dr. Shakhgildian was the President and COO of Advantech Wireless, Head of Research at Adaptive Broadband and held senior R&D positions with Motorola and Signal Processors. He holds advanced degrees in mathematics and electronic engineering, as well as an MBA from the London Business School.


Aryono received his Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia. He continued his study and earned Master of Science in Electrical Engineering in Communication System from University of Southern California, USA, in 1996. He started his professional life in satellite industry in a major satellite service provider in Indonesia as a sales representative. In 2007 he and his family migrated to Singapore and continued his career in satellite industry in sales and business development role for South East and North East Asia. He has more than 20 years of working experience under his belt working for satellite service provider and satellite ground-segment technology companies. His current role in ST Engineering iDirect is Sales Director in charge of Malaysia, Korea and Japan.


Anggoro Kurnianto Widiawan

Anggoro K. Widiawan is Chairman of ASSI and currently with PT Telkom Satelit Indonesia (TELKOMSAT) a subsidiary with 100% owned by PT Telkom Indonesia (TELKOM) as Chief Development Officer (CDO). Since 2006, he has been actively supporting and contributing to several ASSI programs and initiatives especially in training and standard competence. He is also currently as one of board members in APSCC.

Anggoro has been in satellite industry since 1998. He involved directly in Telkom Group satellite projects : Telkom-1, Telkom-2, Telkom-3S, Merah Putih and Merah Putih 2.

Herwin Rahadianto

Herwin started his SES journey in 2019 as the Country Sales Manager in Indonesia for the
Networks business unit of SES. He works with service providers, telecommunications organisations, and internet service providers to bring reliable, high-bandwidth satellite connectivity to Indonesia.

His sales, technical, and product experience in the satellite and communications industry spans 20 years, working with reputable companies in the sector, such as iDirect, Speedcast,
and PACTEL International. Herwin graduated from the University of Budi Luhur with a Bachelor of Computer Science degree.

Dr 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 Informatics since January 2018.

Dr. Denny Setiawan graduated from Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB, 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 office in 1995, Joining the office since 1995, he has involved in various cooperative relationship which includes satellite and frequency co-ordination, and also international forums. Moreover, he has also been involved in the group on formulating the spectrum policy and planning of 5G, IoT, Satellite, Wireless Broadband and Digital Broadcasting in Indonesia. In international forum, he successfully led the Indonesian Delegation in WRC-19 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, to extend the regulatory period of 3 satellite filings in Indonesia.

In organization activities, since year 2015, he has been the Vice Chair of Policy and Regulation Section on BKE PII (The Institution of Engineers Indonesia, Electro Technic Section) and the Vice Chair of Government Relations on IEEE Indonesia Section. Since year 2017, he also has been the Vice Chair of Government Relations on IAE ITB (Electrical Alumnae League Bandung Institute of Technology).

He also has been a guest lecturer in University Mercu Buana on policy and regulation of telecommunication issues since year 2013. He was a lecturer in postgraduate telecommunications management at University of Indonesia year 2013-2017.

David Geiling

David Geiling has worked globally in the satellite industry since 1995. His career has included senior commercial roles at Comsat, PanAmSat, Intelsat and Eutelsat. Since early 2020, David has headed up Kymeta’s Asia-Pacific business and is based in Singapore. Kymeta manufacturers the world’s first and only metamaterials-based user terminal, which is also flat panel and sets the industry standard for satellite mobility – both for Geosynchronous and for LEO satellites. David does pro bono work mentoring Space Tech start-ups in the Asia Pacific region. He graduated cum laude from the University of Maryland, is an alumnus of the Defense Language Institute, and speaks several languages.

Hendra Setiawan

Pendidikan Terakhir S2 Teknik Elektro Jurusan Teknologi Informasi dari Institut Teknologi
Bandung, Bidang keahlian adalah Teknologi Informasi & Enterprise Architecture yang
sudah digeluti sejak tahun 1985 sampai sekarang dengan berkarya diberbagai Industri seperti Telekomunikasi, Hospitality, Transportasi Udara, Darat &Laut.

Ken Loke

Ken Loke is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in the satellite industry. Currently serving as the Vice President for KVH Industries APAC, he brings a wealth of expertise to his role in the maritime satcom industry. Ken has held significant positions at prestigious companies such as SES Americom, where he played a pivotal role in driving growth and strategic initiatives. He has also served as the Senior Vice President at GE Satellite and held executive positions at Eutelsat Asia Pte Ltd as CEO and COO. Ken’s educational background includes an MBA and a Mechanical Engineering Degree.

Travis Bowland

Travis Bowland is a trailblazer in the field of Satellite Internet of Things (IoT), leveraging his expertise and passion for technology to drive innovation and connectivity across the globe. With a career spanning over two decades, Travis has established himself as a leading figure in the satellite IoT industry, known for his visionary approach and relentless pursuit of excellence.

Travis is a seasoned sales professional with a passion for technology and a track record of success in the satellite IoT industry. With over two decades of experience, Travis has become a respected figure at ORBCOMM, a global leader in satellite IoT solutions. Through his dedication and expertise, Travis has played a pivotal role in driving the adoption of satellite IoT technology across diverse industries.

Throughout his career, Travis has been instrumental in driving the adoption of satellite IoT
technology across diverse sectors. He has spearheaded numerous projects aimed at deploying IoT solutions in remote and challenging environments, where traditional connectivity options fall short. Throughout his career at ORBCOMM, Travis has achieved numerous milestones and accolades. He has played a key role in securing major contracts with leading organizations in sectors such as transportation, logistics, and agriculture. Travis's ability to understand the unique needs of each client and tailor solutions to meet those needs has been instrumental in ORBCOMM’s success.

One of Travis's notable achievements was the successful implementation of a satellite IoT network for precision agriculture and mining. By leveraging satellite connectivity and advanced sensors, customers were able to monitor soil moisture, crop health, and weather conditions in real-time, leading to increased yields and resource efficiency.

As Travis looks to the future, he remains committed to driving innovation and growth in the satellite IoT industry. With ORBCOMM’s expanding portfolio of products and services, he sees endless opportunities to revolutionize industries and improve lives around the world. Whether it’s forging new partnerships, exploring emerging markets, or developing customized solutions for clients, Travis is ready to continue leading the way, shaping the future of satellite IoT sales at ORBCOMM.


Alexander Jeuck

Alexander is an accomplished Satellite and ICT professional with a 30-year career in ICT/Telecom, Homeland Security, Space-Tech, Satellite, VSAT ground stations, Teleport, and communication network services. His expertise spans engineering, program management, and leadership, with a strong emphasis on new business and corporate development. Alexander has led projects in the MENA and Asia-Pacific regions, holding significant roles at N@SAT SINGAPORE, SES Satellite, and Airbus, and working as an Executive Consultant for Satcom Systems at ST Engineering in Singapore, International Project Consultant for DETECON International, and Senior Advisor for SpaceTec Partners. His extensive international experience includes managing positions at Nortel Networks Germany, where he implemented international optical network solutions and developed the first scalable distributed Terabit Network. He contributed to the DVB Project's standardization of Digital Satellite News Gathering in 1997-1998 and began his career in 1987 with Dornier GmbH, developing aircraft, defense material, and space systems. Alexander holds an MBA in International Business Management and a Degree (Dipl.-Ing, FH) in Electronic Engineering from the University of Applied Science Ravensburg-Weingarten in Germany.

Brandon Seir

Brandon Seir is a marketing, sales and strategic planning specialist with over a decade of experience working in leading international telecommunications, internet service providers and digital technology companies.

Brandon spent 11 years initially as Director Sales, and then Chief Commercial Officer with
Roshan (Telecom Development Company), a GSM cellular provider with over 7.9 million customers, and a subsidiary of AT&T, Talia Sonora & Monaco Telecom. Prior to that, Brandon was Director International Business Development for Singaporean company Technobiz Equipment, providing enterprise payments solutions to telecom operators, banks, internet and utility service providers.

At Kacific, Brandon is overseeing the development of the company’s range of satellite broadband service offerings. He is also responsible for sales of dynamic solutions in 25 markets covered by Kacific1. Brandon holds an MBA from the University of Liverpool and a BBA from Tashkent State University.

Amelia Liu

Mainly responsible for StarWin’s overall operation and emphasizing in Sales & Marketing, Technical Support ,Customer Service and Logistic with Key account Management etc .
Company Culture & Management Initiator and Implementor

  • 3S Management principle (Superiorty , Speed , Service)
  • Smart Working priciple
    (Specific, Measurable, Atteinable, Result based , Time based)
  • SP Success Principle (Passion , Persistence , Profesionalism)

Optimized Management System

  1. Supply System
  2. Performance Assurance
  3. QC & AC (ISO9001)
  4. Product Inspection
  5. Packaging System
  6. Storage System (ERP)
  7. Sales and Technical Support System

Starwin Train System Establisher

  • Culture & Regulation Training
  • Working process Training
  • Overseas Sales Training
  • Logistic Training

Alvaro Sanchez

Alvaro Sanchez is Integrasys CEO and Marquess of Antella. Alvaro is based in Madrid, where he studied Industrial and Computer Science Engineering in the European University and later a Master in Sales and Marketing at ESIC Business School. Alvaro has worked 14 years at Integrasys, being CEO, GM, Sales and Marketing Director. Now Alvaro is Integrasys CEO and his main function is expanding the company creating the Global presence of the Group and new winning awards technologies.

James Alderdice

As Vice President, and the lead for Lynk’s business in Asia-Pacific, James has launched Lynk’s initial commercial sat2phone service with mobile operators and built Lynk’s government relations throughout the region to provide the foundation for satellite direct to phone services connecting the billions of people still unconnected.

Specialising in providing remote connectivity for unserved locations, James has held sales and marketing positions at Inmarsat, EMC (now part of Anuvu), and SpeedCast as well as other industry pioneers. With nearly 20 years working in satellite communications, his career has been highlighted by providing international IP backbone connections over satellite to countries such as Sierra Leone, South Africa, Kenya, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Timor-Leste as well as helping mobile network operators with their network reach and network optimisation.

Indrawan Suparan

Skylo Technologies is a Global Non-Terrestrial Network (NTN) provider, offers 3GPP Rel-17 based satellite connectivity across sensor data, SMS and voice calls. Skylo has been developed by a passionate group of engineers and scientists from MIT and Stanford in the US. The team invented an entirely new way of networking communications using existing geostationary satellites for affordable and continuous coverage, anywhere on Earth.

Indrawan Suparan has a strong background in the research and development of rocket and satellite TTC systems, gained during his time at the National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN). In addition to his work at LAPAN, he has held various roles in the telecommunications and technology sectors with both local and foreign companies. Currently, he is focused on advancing the business of Skylo Technologies NTN-satellite connectivity for 5G NB-IoT devices, wearables, and global communication solutions in Indonesia.


Peter B. de Selding

Peter B. de Selding is Co-Founder and Editor of He started SpaceIntelReport in 2017 after 26 years as the Paris Bureau Chief for SpaceNews where he covered the commercial satellite, launch, and the international space businesses.  Follow Peter @pbdes

Shankar Sivaprakasam

Shankar founded Eartheye Space Technologies, a space-tech start-up offering a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform to improve the accessibility, affordability and usability of Earth Observation data. The company is a cohort of the Seraphim Space Accelerator and CDL- Space. Shankar was a co-founder of Antaris Inc., a venture-backed start-up. Prior to turning an entrepreneur, Shankar consulted for leadingNewSpace companies such as Satellogic and Spire—both publicly listed. Before then, Shankar was a Vice President at the space start-up and now a publicly listed company, Planet Labs.

Before working in space-tech, Shankar had held leadership positions at technology corporations, including Hewlett-Packard and OpenText. Shankar graduated in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, and holds an EMBA and PhD from the University of Technology Sydney, Australia.

Ajie Nayaka Nikicio

Mr. Ajie Nayaka founded Netra in 2021 with a vision to equip Indonesia’s blue and green economy with the right technologies to boost its productivity, safety, and sustainability. With a humble beginning, Netra currently serves about a dozen customers in Indonesia varying across the Mining, Forestry, Fishery, and Logistics industries. Born and raised in Jakarta, Mr. Nayaka holds a Bachelor’s degree from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and a Master’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Firdaus Adinugroho

Firdaus Adinugroho is an experienced professional in the IT and telecommunications field, with a career journey that started from a Technical Support position and progressed to a top leadership role as Vice President at PT Imani Prima. With an educational background from Universitas Gadjah Mada, Firdaus has demonstrated his capability in managing and developing innovative technology solutions, particularly in the IoT sector.

Fita Maulani

Fita has over 16 years of total working experience in the communication field and ICT industry with passion and knowledge of ICT regulation and technology updates such as the Internet of Things. Working as Head of Corporate and Marketing Communication at Alita Praya Mitra, she also has active role as Secretary General at Indonesia Internet of Things Association (ASIOTI) and member of Technical Committee 35-05 Internet of Things (IoT).

Dr. Ardimas Purwita

Dr. Ardimas has over 10 years of experience in the ICT industry and research, ranging from 4G technologies (WiMax and LTE) to 5G and beyond, including LiFi. He has published tens of international conference papers and journal articles, boasting a Google Scholar H-index of 15 and over 900 citations. Additionally, Dr. Ardimas holds a US patent in the LiFi domain. Recognized for his contributions, he has been awarded by the IEEE Standard Association as a significant contributor to one of the IEEE 802.11 standards. Currently, Dr. Ardimas leads the Research and Innovations departments at eFishery, the largest aquaculture technology startup.

Eriko Nasemudin Nasser, M.Sc.

Eriko is a Senior Researcher in satellite technology and communication payloads with 22 years of experience. He began his career as a ground station engineer and progressed to satellite communication platform and payload lead engineer. Since 2020, he has served as the Chief Engineer of Near Equatorial Low Earth Orbit Constellation Communication Satellites and the Leader of the Satellite Communication Research Group.

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