“Mobility and Space” – is Europe too late to win the Race?”
Connected vehicles such as connected ships, planes, trains, trucks, and autonomous cars have many potential benefits to society, including higher use value, improved safety, and reduced environmental impact, but there are also technical, regulatory, and commercial challenges to overcome before they can be globally deployed and used routinely.
The combination of terrestrial and satellite infrastructure into a hybrid seamless, performant, and reliable connectivity network is key for such vehicles – they must be able to send and receive information on location and direction, on flight and shipping routes or road layouts and obstacles instantly, regardless of the vehicle location, to navigate safely and most efficiently.
The interview is going to cover the current state of technology and outlines the current challenges, future opportunities, and main use case for mobile SatCom solutions. It will also highlight success-critical building blocks for the global implementation of a hybrid terrestrial and non-terrestrial mobile connectivity network, leveraging different satellite segments such as GEOs, MEOs, and LEOs, enabling a broad portfolio of new value-added downstream services and opportunities – from narrowband to broadband. The talk will also cover what will be needed for Europe and European industry players to stay competitive in the global race for mobile seamless and ubiquitous connectivity.
Markus Fritz is the owner and Managing Director of ADVISORIO, a boutique management consulting firm specializing in go-to-market and top-line growth strategy, business and market development, sales, marketing, product launch, and lifecycle management, M&A, and strategic partnerships, business platform, and eco-system building and orchestration. ADVISORIO is working as Senior Advisor for leading industry players from different industries including Satellite Communication, Telecom, Automotive, and Mobility as well as Governmental Agencies and Institutions. Markus Fritz has over 25 years of international management experience in the satellite, ICT, video, data, and consumer electronics industries. He has worked for over 20 years in leading positions in the satellite industry at SES Astra, Arabsat, and Eutelsat. His mandates always included strategic management roles including P&L responsibilities such as Managing Director for DACH region and Italy, SVP for Commercial Strategy, Marketing & Strategic Development EMEA, Regional VP for Africa, Global EVP for Commercial Strategy, Marketing, Market Development & Strategic Partnerships. In addition, he held leading roles at the Executive Board Level of ZVEI, the Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association, Board member of EU Brazil, Ambassador of SAMENA Council, UAE, and was also Vice President of the Board and Director General of Digital Europe, an association representing the digital technology industry and was a driving force behind different technology standardization and interoperability initiatives in the ICT and broadcast industry.
The audience will have an opportunity to ask questions in dialogue with Markus Fritz.
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This Space Café WebTalk will be conducted in Englis on Tuesday 31st January 2023 at 4pm CET.
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