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As part of the 34th International Space Development Conference (ISDC) hosted by the National Space Society, and co-hosted by the Canadian Space Commerce Association, there will be a one day Space Innovation Business Summit on Wednesday, May 20th. The full conference runs from May 20-24, 2015.

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About:
 The Space Innovation Business Summit (SIBS) at 34th International Space Development Conference (ISDC) builds on three related themes; Innovators, Funding Innovation and Innovation Markets.

SIBS brings together companies who are innovating, looks at funding innovation options and discusses the markets that are being created by these companies and how they are evolving.

Hear first-hand from companies who are some of todays innovation leaders as they share the lessons learned.

Hear from research leaders who talk about Innovation in the marketplace and how it’s evolving.

Hear about how companies are finding financing including how crowdfunding is more than a fundraising tool.  Crowdfunding as it turns out is a great marketing  platform.

(The schedule is subject to change.
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Wednesday, May 20
 

08:30

Opening Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Marc Boucher

Marc Boucher

Executive Director, Canadian Space Commerce Association
I build bridges by bringing people together to listen and exchange ideas. I'm an entrepreneur, writer, publisher, technologist and political economist. | | I’m the co-founder of SpaceRef, a new media company, and the Executive Director of the Canadian Space Commerce Association. | | Founded in 1999, SpaceRef is a new media company focused on the space sector based out of Reston, Virginia and Toronto, Ontario. The company maintains... Read More →


Wednesday May 20, 2015 08:30 - 08:35
Regency A Hyatt Regency, 370 King Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 1J9, Canada

08:35

Innovator Talk - NanoRacks
Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Manber

Jeffrey Manber

Managing Director, NanoRacks
Jeffrey has three decades of experience in bringing innovative space projects to the marketplace, both in manned and unmanned space exploration and utilization. Jeffrey’s experience includes working as an adviser to the chairman of PanAmSat, the first privately owned international satellite venture, as the company raised its first outside rounds of financing. He also served as COO of AstroVision, which developed and patented the first... Read More →


Wednesday May 20, 2015 08:35 - 09:05
Regency A Hyatt Regency, 370 King Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 1J9, Canada

09:00

Funding Innovation Speaker - HiveWire
Speakers
avatar for Asier Ania

Asier Ania

Co-Founder, HiveWire
Asier Ania is the co-founder of HiveWire Inc. HiveWire builds crowdfunding platforms, conducts advanced data analytics on the crowdfunding industry, and consults on crowdfunding. HiveWire has built crowdfunding platforms such as Catalyst, Fund What You Can, and Publaunch. Our data analytics program currently has a database of over 800,000 crowdfunding campaigns, which are used to understand the industry from an empirical perspective and allows... Read More →


Wednesday May 20, 2015 09:00 - 09:25
Regency A Hyatt Regency, 370 King Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 1J9, Canada

09:25

Innovator Talk - Orbital ATK
Speakers
avatar for Gen. Jim Armor

Gen. Jim Armor

Staff Vice President, Orbital ATK
Major General James B. Armor, Jr., USAF (RET.) is the Staff Vice President, Washington Operations for Orbital ATK, Inc. in Arlington, VA.  Preceding this position he was the VP for Strategy and Business Development at ATK, Space Systems Division, Beltsville, MD, where he was responsible for market development of small, responsive satellites, satellite components and related engineering services. | | There he helped to establish an... Read More →


Wednesday May 20, 2015 09:25 - 09:50
Regency A Hyatt Regency, 370 King Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 1J9, Canada

09:50

BREAK
Wednesday May 20, 2015 09:50 - 10:15
Regency A Hyatt Regency, 370 King Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 1J9, Canada

10:15

Funding Innovation Speaker - OMX
Speakers
avatar for Nicole Verkindt

Nicole Verkindt

President, OMX
Nicole attended Neuchatel Junior College in Switzerland and won the World Affairs award. She then attended the University of Western Ontario International Political Science program and graduated from the Richard Ivey School of Business with a specialization in Entrepreneurship and International Business. Upon graduation, she worked for Big Media Group out of Belgium, and was stationed on international projects consulting with governments and... Read More →


Wednesday May 20, 2015 10:15 - 10:40
Regency A Hyatt Regency, 370 King Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 1J9, Canada

10:40

Innovator Talk - UrtheCast
Speakers
avatar for Scott Larson

Scott Larson

CEO, URTHECAST
As CEO of UrtheCast, Scott works with a talented team of engineers, developers, and professionals to provide the world with its first  interactive Earth Observation platform. With full-color imagery and Ultra HD video streamed to the web from the International Space Station, UrtheCast aims to democratize a very powerful perspective on the planet.  | Being the largest commercial investment aboard the ISS, UrtheCast's plan is as... Read More →


Wednesday May 20, 2015 10:40 - 11:05
Regency A Hyatt Regency, 370 King Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 1J9, Canada

11:05

Innovation Panel
Moderators
avatar for Eva-Jane LARK

Eva-Jane LARK

Vice-President, BMO Nesbitt Burns
Eva-Jane Lark is a Vice-President and Wealth Advisor with BMO Nesbitt Burns, one of Canada's largest full-service investment firms. For over 25 years, she has provided expert advice to her clients on a wide variety of investment and wealth management issues. | | Since reviving her childhood passion for seeing humanity live and thrive beyond Earth, Eva has researched the state of the space industry, presenting papers at space conferences... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jon Arenberg

Jon Arenberg

JWST Chief Engineer, Northrop Grumman
Dr. Jonathan Arenberg is currently the Chief Engineer for the James Webb Space Telescope. | | He has been with Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems since 1989 having started his career with Hughes Aircraft Company. His work experience includes optical, space and laser systems. Dr. Arenberg has worked much of his career on major astronomical programs as the Chandra X-ray Observatory and the James Webb Space Telescope. | | He also has experience... Read More →
avatar for Gen. Jim Armor

Gen. Jim Armor

Staff Vice President, Orbital ATK
Major General James B. Armor, Jr., USAF (RET.) is the Staff Vice President, Washington Operations for Orbital ATK, Inc. in Arlington, VA.  Preceding this position he was the VP for Strategy and Business Development at ATK, Space Systems Division, Beltsville, MD, where he was responsible for market development of small, responsive satellites, satellite components and related engineering services. | | There he helped to establish an... Read More →
avatar for Ken Davidian

Ken Davidian

Director of Research, FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation
Mr. Ken Davidian has worked for the FAA's Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST) in Washington, DC since 2008 and is currently the AST Director of Research and Program Manager for the FAA Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation. Mr. Davidian's currently serves as a member of the Ohio State University Aerospace Engineering External Advisory Board, Associate Editor of the New Space Journal, co-chair for the IAA... Read More →
avatar for Scott Larson

Scott Larson

CEO, URTHECAST
As CEO of UrtheCast, Scott works with a talented team of engineers, developers, and professionals to provide the world with its first  interactive Earth Observation platform. With full-color imagery and Ultra HD video streamed to the web from the International Space Station, UrtheCast aims to democratize a very powerful perspective on the planet.  | Being the largest commercial investment aboard the ISS, UrtheCast's plan is as... Read More →
avatar for Jeffrey Manber

Jeffrey Manber

Managing Director, NanoRacks
Jeffrey has three decades of experience in bringing innovative space projects to the marketplace, both in manned and unmanned space exploration and utilization. Jeffrey’s experience includes working as an adviser to the chairman of PanAmSat, the first privately owned international satellite venture, as the company raised its first outside rounds of financing. He also served as COO of AstroVision, which developed and patented the first... Read More →
avatar for Peter Stibrany

Peter Stibrany

Director of Strategic Development, MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.
Peter graduated from the Engineering Science program of the University of Toronto and started work in 1982 for Spar Aerospace (now MDA).  He was a system engineer on Radarsat, MSAT and components of the International Space Station.  He also led various studies of novel orbital and spacecraft architectures for space based radar, earth observation and space-to-space surveillance.  On these projects he gained practical experience in... Read More →


Wednesday May 20, 2015 11:05 - 12:00
Regency A Hyatt Regency, 370 King Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 1J9, Canada

12:00

Luncheon Speaker - Canadian Space Commerce Association
Includes lunch.

Speakers
avatar for Yaroslav “Yarko” Pustovyi

Yaroslav “Yarko” Pustovyi

President, Canadian Space Commerce Association
Dr. Yaroslav “Yarko” Pustovyi was part of the first astronaut group selected by the National Space Agency of Ukraine (NSAU). In 1997 he served as a backup payload specialist for the STS-87 Space Shuttle Columbia flight. He is a co-founder and Vice President of Space 1 Systems Inc. and the President of the Canadian Space Commerce Association.


Wednesday May 20, 2015 12:00 - 13:45
Regency B Hyatt Regency, 370 King Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 1J9, Canada

13:45

Innovator Talk - UTIAS Spaceflight Laboratory
Speakers
avatar for Grant Bonin

Grant Bonin

Satellite Mission Manager, UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory
Grant Bonin is a manager of satellite missions at the UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory, where he leads the development of high-performance small spacecraft and supporting research and development efforts. He has contributed to more than a dozen spacecraft to date, most recently as manager and lead engineer of the highly successful CanX-4 and CanX-5 dual spacecraft formation flying mission. Grant also assists with business development activities... Read More →


Wednesday May 20, 2015 13:45 - 14:10
Regency A Hyatt Regency, 370 King Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 1J9, Canada

14:10

Innovation Markets Speaker - Euroconsult
Speakers
avatar for Adam Keith

Adam Keith

Managing Director, Euroconsult Canada
Adam Keith is the Director of Space and Earth observation of Euroconsult, based in Montreal, Canada. In his 15 years working in the space sector, Adam has advised a wide range of clients including space agencies, government organizations and commercial actors along the value chain. In this position, Adam is responsible for the Space and EO team management, and oversees consulting and research activities undertaken within the practice. | | When... Read More →


Wednesday May 20, 2015 14:10 - 14:35
Regency A Hyatt Regency, 370 King Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 1J9, Canada

14:35

Innovator Talk - MDA
Speakers
avatar for Peter Stibrany

Peter Stibrany

Director of Strategic Development, MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.
Peter graduated from the Engineering Science program of the University of Toronto and started work in 1982 for Spar Aerospace (now MDA).  He was a system engineer on Radarsat, MSAT and components of the International Space Station.  He also led various studies of novel orbital and spacecraft architectures for space based radar, earth observation and space-to-space surveillance.  On these projects he gained practical experience in... Read More →


Wednesday May 20, 2015 14:35 - 15:00
Regency A Hyatt Regency, 370 King Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 1J9, Canada

15:00

BREAK
Wednesday May 20, 2015 15:00 - 15:25
Regency A Hyatt Regency, 370 King Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 1J9, Canada

15:25

Innovation Markets Speaker - Blakes
Speakers
avatar for Wilfred So

Wilfred So

Patent Agent, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Wilfred’s work involves the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, as well as industrial designs. His work also involves patentability reviews and dealing with issues of infringement and validity. He advises on patent filing strategy and has helped clients build patent portfolios from the ground up. He also conducts due diligence reviews for patent portfolios. | | Wilfred’s practice includes servicing clients with... Read More →


Wednesday May 20, 2015 15:25 - 15:50
Regency A Hyatt Regency, 370 King Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 1J9, Canada

15:50

Innovator Talk - Northrop Grumman
Speakers
avatar for Jon Arenberg

Jon Arenberg

JWST Chief Engineer, Northrop Grumman
Dr. Jonathan Arenberg is currently the Chief Engineer for the James Webb Space Telescope. | | He has been with Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems since 1989 having started his career with Hughes Aircraft Company. His work experience includes optical, space and laser systems. Dr. Arenberg has worked much of his career on major astronomical programs as the Chandra X-ray Observatory and the James Webb Space Telescope. | | He also has experience... Read More →


Wednesday May 20, 2015 15:50 - 16:15
Regency A Hyatt Regency, 370 King Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 1J9, Canada

16:15

Innovator Talk - SkyWatch
Speakers
avatar for James Slifierz

James Slifierz

Co-Founder, SkyWatch Space Applications
James Slifierz is a Co-Founder of SkyWatch Space Applications, a Canadian startup on a mission to become the number one source for all astronomical data. The company started under the hypotheses that much of what NASA and similar organizations do regarding astronomical data collection, organization, and dissemination, will inevitably be turned over to the private industry. Parallels can be drawn to the manner in which commercialised space... Read More →


Wednesday May 20, 2015 16:15 - 16:40
Regency A Hyatt Regency, 370 King Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 1J9, Canada

16:40

Funding Innovation Panel
Moderators
avatar for Eva-Jane LARK

Eva-Jane LARK

Vice-President, BMO Nesbitt Burns
Eva-Jane Lark is a Vice-President and Wealth Advisor with BMO Nesbitt Burns, one of Canada's largest full-service investment firms. For over 25 years, she has provided expert advice to her clients on a wide variety of investment and wealth management issues. | | Since reviving her childhood passion for seeing humanity live and thrive beyond Earth, Eva has researched the state of the space industry, presenting papers at space conferences... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Asier Ania

Asier Ania

Co-Founder, HiveWire
Asier Ania is the co-founder of HiveWire Inc. HiveWire builds crowdfunding platforms, conducts advanced data analytics on the crowdfunding industry, and consults on crowdfunding. HiveWire has built crowdfunding platforms such as Catalyst, Fund What You Can, and Publaunch. Our data analytics program currently has a database of over 800,000 crowdfunding campaigns, which are used to understand the industry from an empirical perspective and allows... Read More →
avatar for Talmon Firestone

Talmon Firestone

Director of Corporate Development, OMX
Talmon Firestone is a consummate entrepreneur, business development, and sales professional with over ten years experience in the nuclear, space, and defence industries. He is the founder of RE-Labs Inc., was a founding partner of ConsortiumNeutron Systems, and was a partner at NSD-Fusion GmbH which was acquired in 2013. With a passion for existing and emerging technologies and small business, Talmon joined OMX in 2014 to accelerate its sales... Read More →
avatar for Myles Hiscock

Myles Hiscock

Director, BMO Capital Markets
avatar for Jeffrey Manber

Jeffrey Manber

Managing Director, NanoRacks
Jeffrey has three decades of experience in bringing innovative space projects to the marketplace, both in manned and unmanned space exploration and utilization. Jeffrey’s experience includes working as an adviser to the chairman of PanAmSat, the first privately owned international satellite venture, as the company raised its first outside rounds of financing. He also served as COO of AstroVision, which developed and patented the first... Read More →


Wednesday May 20, 2015 16:40 - 17:25
Regency A Hyatt Regency, 370 King Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 1J9, Canada

17:25

Innovation Markets - Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation
Speakers
avatar for Douglas Morrison

Douglas Morrison

President and CEO, Chair of Holistic Mining Practices, Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation
Douglas has 14 years of operating experience in the deep nickel mines of the Sudbury Basin, where he became the Superintendent of Rock Mechanics and Mine Design at Inco (now Vale). He has since spent 15 years as a consultant at Golder Associates working on strategic mine design, productivity, and safety issues in mines around the world. He was based in Belo Horizonte Brazil, and from 2005-2010 he was Golder's Global Mining Sector Leader in... Read More →


Wednesday May 20, 2015 17:25 - 17:50
Regency A Hyatt Regency, 370 King Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 1J9, Canada