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Panel: Space for Good
Panel: Space for Good

Tue, 11 Jun


Ecosystem Zone

Panel: Space for Good

Hear from Space Sector businesses who are making a positive difference in the world we live by utilising Space Data and Space Technologies

Time & Location

11 Jun 2024, 18:00 – 18:20

Ecosystem Zone

About the event

Hear from Space Sector businesses who are making a positive difference in the world we live by utilising Space Data and Space Technologies.

Speaker Information

Nicki Clark OBE, CEO, UMi - Nicki has experience of working across numerous sectors – she’s been involved with many different cultures and ways of doing business, which made her a perfect  co founder and CEO of UMi. By her own admission there hasn’t been a grand plan or route map to Nicki’s career it’s been more of an adventure, with some help from great people and a little bit of luck thrown in.

She started out in banking, travelled the world selling soft drinks or posh pop as she likes to describe it, has set up businesses and social enterprises and worked closely with both the public and private sector. So you could say she knows a thing or two about helpling businesses go further.   Nicki believes passionately that businesses have the power to make a difference to lives and the world around us, so she’s made sure that UMi measures success by more than just its financial health but also by the positive impact we have on the people and environments we touch, evidenced by UMi’s own BCorp certification.  She is an active Volunteer, Director, Trustee, was awarded an OBE in June 2022 for services to Business and Social Enterprise in the North of England, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Dr Clare Rumsey, Technical Director, Omanos Analytics - Dr Clare Rumsey, Technical Director of Omanos Analytics, joined the company 6 years ago following a PhD and postdoc in Astrophysics at Cambridge University. At Omanos, Clare leads the development and deployment of Omanos technologies - delivered as services that blend satellite enabled data and community context to aid protection of natural resources and support community adaptation and climate resilience.

Richard Osborne, Chief Technology Officer, Astro Agency - Richard Osborne is AstroAgency’s Chief Technology Officer, and a launch systems/strategic foresight expert. He previously worked as Programme Manager at an orbital launch company, launchers, spaceports and propulsion consultancy for companies including Reaction Engines and Airborne Engineering, systems engineering and analysis for numerous space industry projects including ESA payloads to the Mir space station, and Mars missions. Richard has extensive industry experience across the space value chain extending back to the early 1990s, ranging from launch systems (launchers, rocket propulsion, spaceplanes, spaceports, trajectory analysis, regulation), orbit (Earth observation, geospatial, astrodynamics) to beyond earth orbit (Mars, interstellar studies), as well as hands-on experience of constructing CubeSat hardware. A Chartered Physicist, he has a B.Sc(Hons) in Physics, M.Sc in Remote Sensing and Planetary Physics, studied for a Solar Astrophysics PhD, specialising in stellar magnetohydrodynamics and solar flares, and is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and British Interplanetary Society.

Robin Samson, Managing Director, Trade in Space - Robin has established a rich and varied career in the satellite and satellite applications sector. Having first worked for many years as a small sat expert, he founded Trade in Space in 2017 to explore how satellite applications could improve agricultural transparency and sustainability. In 2021 Trade in Space launched their flag ship product which is now used by global coffee and cacao traders to evidence legislative compliance to sustainability laws and support corporate reporting. Trade in Space leverage space-based technologies to support agricultural supply chains.

Trevor Pearson, Business Development Manager, Scorpion Vision - I'm Trevor Pearson. I've been working with Scorpion Vision for five years. My role here is as Business Development Manager. I work with both sides of the business which are factory automation customers and industrial imaging customers. I've worked in sales all my life and enjoy the social and commercial aspects of the job. I'd love to talk about everything imaging with you - particularly in space!

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