Eric Anderson is President of And One Technologies and an angel investor in emerging space and IoT. He has contributed to dozens of space products, missions, and programs within small and large companies, government and academia. He currently supports technology and business aspects of several space, near-space, and air system developments with an emphasis on the delivery of data and services via new technologies, channels, and business models.
As Chief Technologist for Space at Moog, he helped lead the company’s space business and collaborated with worldwide colleagues on business strategy, technology and innovation across multiple markets. Eric was part of the leadership team at the nationally-recognized small company CSA Engineering, serving several years as President. He earned BS, MS and Ph.D. degrees in Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT, was on the technical staff at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, worked at Sikorsky Aircraft and serves as board chair for the Kenya-focused non-profit The Kilgoris Project.Kameron Baumgardner
Kameron serves as Chief Technology Officer at RS21 and is the executive lead for all data modernization, software engineering, and machine learning capabilities in the firm. Kameron directs each project at RS21 by providing guidance, coordination, and oversight across our multi-disciplinary functional teams of software developers, data engineers, designers, and data scientists. His unique multidisciplinary background allows him to coordinate the production of RS21’s signature data-driven, interactive decision support tools that lead to tangible solutions. Kameron also led RS21’s winning submission, ‘Fighting Space Cancer,’ to the US AFRL 2021 Hyperspace Challenge.Andrea Cardellicchio
In Telespazio, Andrea is currently Head of Commercial Development in the Satellite Systems and Operations Line of Business. He is also in charge of the Space Domain Awareness Integrated Project Team. His focus is on new missions concepts and the commercial space sector. From 2014 to 2016, Andrea was based in Washington and responsible for International Sales of teleport and hosting services within Telespazio North America subsidiary. Previously, he has worked within the Marketing and International Business Development division of Telespazio. He holds a master degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of PisaLisa Kuo
Lisa Kuo serves as VP of Strategic Sales at Ramon.Space, a leader in space resilient computing. Lisa is a space enthusiast, with more than 20 years of experience in architecting, managing and helping customers realize innovative space technology in their roadmaps for both government and commercial space sectors. She was most recently Director of Connectivity Technical Sales at Panasonic Avionics Corp. Previously, Lisa held roles as Head of Commercial Programs at The Aerospace Corp, Director of Commercial Satellite Systems Business Development for Asia Pacific region at The Boeing Company, and also worked as a System Engineer at Northrop Grumman. Lisa earned an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, an M.S. in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Irvine, and a B.S. in Atmospheric Sciences from National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan.Dr. Nirav Patel
Dr. Nirav Patel is a Geospatial Data Scientist and Program Manager for both the Space and Artificial Intelligence Portfolios. In these roles, he utilizes his deep knowledge of remote sensing and geospatial sciences to evaluate technology and design new applications of commercial technology for the Department of Defense. Nirav leads the Peacetime Indications and Warning effort at the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) which fosters DoD/USG adoption of U.S commercial small satellite collection capabilities in Low Earth Orbit and associated analytics over those collections, as well as leading and assisting with Prize Challenges such as xView2 and xView3.
Prior to joining DIU, Nirav was an intern at NASA Langley Research Center (Summer 2013, DEVELOP) and researcher at NASA Ames Research Center (2015-2017) where he attempted earth science experiments during his PhD. During his PhD, Nirav was also an executive at a technology company called Dito, building out and managing different geospatial business lines. In his Masters research, Nirav worked with the State Government of Gujarat in India to make HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis medicine more accessible to patients. Nirav also spent time at the World Bank mapping human populations for the Bank’s 27 countries in their East Asia and Pacific Division.
Nirav served as a non-commissioned officer in the California Air National Guard at the 129th Rescue Wing serving as a Guidance and Control Avionics Craftsman for the HH-60G and MC-130J combat search and rescue aircraft from November of 2015 to November of 2021.He has served on tours with the 1st Expeditionary Rescue Group against ISIS during Operation Inherent Resolve as well as with the 303rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron supporting combat operations against al-Shabab.
Nirav earned his PhD from George Mason University in Earth Systems and Geo-Information Sciences and earned a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Geography from the University of Florida. He also earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography and Philosophy from the University of Florida.Rosalie van der Maas
Rosalie van der Maas is co-founder and CEO of Ellipsis Drive. A plug and play solution for using, sharing, and selling spatial data.
Before she started building her career in her twenties, Rosalie spent her time on the water as she climbed the ranks of the Dutch rowing league. Aside from a passion for sports with a finnish line, there was also a passion for art. Rosalie was accepted into a Dutch Design academy at the age of 15, which she chose not to attend in favor of a college education at the University of Amsterdam (BSc) and Wageningen (MSc), the Netherlands. Here Rosalie gained an academic background in earth and environmental sciences, development and innovation, while she organized events on Big Data & society at age 20, and founded her first company at age 22. She got a taste for tech entrepreneurship while living in Chicago and brought that dream to life with her brother, and partner in crime, Daniel.
Rosalie is driven to use technology to level the playing field and bring down barriers between people and opportunity. With Ellipsis Drive she works to make spatial insights easily accessible for all. Removing the steep technical and financial prerequisites that keeps people from informed decision making today. Rosalie believes that, for the betterment of people and planet, open data is good, accessible data is better, and unrestricted collaboration is best.
When Rosalie isn’t working she still enjoys filling up an empty canvas, and when she isn’t home, she still likes to stretch her legs. Only now having replaced sports with mountain climbing and trekking through the arctic. Always accompanied by the people she trusts most, including her brother and her wife.