WorldFestival 2022 WorldFestival 2022

World Pavilion

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

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The Future of Space Medicine (and Benefits for Earth)
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Dr. Shawna Pandya
Dr. Shawna Pandya
Director, Medical Research, Orbital Assembly Association

In this talk, Dr. Shawna Pandya will discuss the health challenges of human spaceflight, our next frontiers - and how these lessons can be used to address everyday medical challenges on Earth. 

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The Developer Productivity Manifesto
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Nnamdi Iregbulem
Nnamdi Iregbulem
Lightspeed Venture Partners, Partner

With the explosion of various developer tools and services in recent years, it's tempting to think that we've entered a golden age for software development productivity. However, contrary to popular belief, developer productivity is in fact declining, and this phenomenon risks bringing modern software development to a grinding halt in many organizations. In this talk, Nnamdi Iregbulem reveals a framework for thinking about developer productivity and charts a path toward reversing this dire trend. 

Thursday, August 4, 2022

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The Challenge of Connecting Orbiting Spacecraft & Humans
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Brian Barnett
Brian Barnett
Solstar Space, Founder & CEO

It is more challenging to keep on-orbit assets including satellites, space stations, launch vehicles, and more connected in space than on Earth. Providing an internet connection between spacecraft and Earth-based payload managers, satellite operators, and enabling communications for crewed missions in sub-orbit, LEO, and cis-lunar and lunar surface operations is crucial to meeting mission goals.

These important missions require space-hardened routers, WiFi access points and hotspots, and space-based satellite data relays to deliver on-orbit connectivity. As programs like NASA's Artemis and more get underway, these critical connections are becoming increasingly critical. Learn what is required to keep satellites and spacecraft connected and ensure crew, spacecraft, and Earth-based satellite operations teams can accomplish their goals for helping humans become a spacefaring species.

This connectivity is important for safety, security, and the future of space exploration. 

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The Future of Connected Mobility
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Harriet Brettle
Harriet Brettle
European Space Agency in the Telecoms & Integrated Applications (TIA), Head of Market Analysis

Space technologies are indispensable for mobility and connectivity. They are vital for the full spectrum of mobility across the globe, their reach, performance and resilience, their leading role in navigation and traffic management, and their ability to seamlessly integrate with terrestrial systems.
Connectivity is a key enabler of smart mobility. It allows new business models and the emergence of innovative applications in the automotive sector. It unlocks
value across industries, for citizens and end consumers. It drives the sustainable use of resources and fosters cyber and physical security.
Space to Connect, Space for Green, down to Earth: No mobility without connectivity. No sustainability without connectivity. No connectivity and sustainability without space.