Speakers & Panellists to be announced soon

Stay tuned – we look forward to announcing our 2024 lineup of incredible key industry speakers and panellists.

Last year’s conference in 2023 had an exceptional lineup of over 100 speakers and panellists from around the world including key industry players, NASA delegates, government officials, CEOs, educators, researchers and more. We are expecting the same calibre of speakers this year so stay tuned for upcoming speaker announcements.

If you are interesting in speaking at this year’s conference, please get in touch below.

Speaker enquiries

Interested in speaking at IPSEC 2024? Fill in your details below to find out more information.

Bringing together leaders from across the Indo-Pacific and beyond for opportunities in space and cross-sector technologies and innovation

*listed in alphabetical order by surname.

Aman Pannu

Lead Solutions Director – Chironix

Dr Matt Adams

Director, Earth Observation – Landgate

Dr Ophir Almog

Co-Founder & Chief Scientist – Momentick (Israel), Remote Sensing Expert

Krystal Azelton

Director of Space Applications Programs – Secure World Foundation (USA)

Dr Susanne Bahn

CEO – Tap into Safety

David Ball

Regional Director, Australia and New Zealand – Lockheed Martin Space

Tamryn Barke

National Project Lead – Australian Automation and Robotics Precinct

Adrian Beer

CEO – METS Ignited

Erin Bell

Founder & Managing Director – Co Connect App

Gretchen Benedix

Deputy Head of School, Earth and Planetary Sciences – Curtin University

Alex Bertram

Industry Innovation Lead – Australian Automation and Robotics Precinct


Director, Space Science and Technology Centre – Curtin University

Ben Brayford

Chief Executive Officer - Innovative Energy Solutions

Alan Brunstrom

Former European Space Agency Applications Ambassador (UK)

James Bunn

President – Engineers Australia, UK Chapter

ben Bussey

Chief Scientist – Intuitive Machines (USA)

Newton Campbell

Director, Space Programs – AROSE

Jackie Carpenter 2

Managing Director – One Giant Leap Australia Foundation

Sebastian Chaoui

Co-Founder & CEO – Arlula

John Chappell

CEO – Scitech

Hemant Chaurasia

Chief Product Officer – Fleet

Ian Christensen

Director – Private Sector Programs at Secure World Foundation (USA)

Megan Clarke

Chair – Australian Space Agency Advisory Board

Derik Cloete

Senior Engineering Solutions Manager – LEAP Australia

Nathan Cole

Co-founder – Blak Digital

Sarah Coleman

CEO – idoba

Lucy Cooke

Founder & CEO – SpaceDraft

Jacqui Coombes

Board Chair; ICRAR, Mining3 and SageAbility

Michael Cratt

Managing Director – AV-Comm Space and Defence


Vice President, New Energy Solutions – Woodside Energy

Leanne Cunnold

Chief Executive Officer – AROSE

Ross D'Angelo

Assistant Director, Immigration Operations – Immigration Group, Department of Home Affairs


Deputy Director General – WA Government, Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation

Stephen Dawson

Minister for Emergency Services; Innovation and the Digital Economy; Science; Medical Research; Minister Assisting the Minister for State and Industry Development, Jobs and Trade

Melissa de Zwart 2

Professor of Space Law, Policy and Governance – University of Adelaide

Florence Drummond

Director – Kara Ged

Ross Dungavell

Senior Engineer, Project Manager, Cyber Physical Systems – CSIRO

Joel Earnshaw

Manager, Security & Risk – Perenti – Diversified Global Mining Services

Chris Eriksen

General Manager, Technology and Information Management – Atlas Iron


National Manager, Space – Bureau of Meteorology

speaker Shawn Fernando

Remote Operations Manager – Woodside Energy

Daria Filichkina

COO – AstroAgency (Scotland)


Executive Chair – Delta Lithium. Chair – AROSE


Director – Fugro SpAARC (Australian Space Automation, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Control Complex)

Kath Forward

Assistant Director – Cyber and Infrastructure Security Centre, Department of Home Affairs

James Free

NASA Associate Administrator – Exploration Systems Development (USA)

Neil Freeman

Innovation Manager – Rio Tinto

Bennett Frerck

Application Engineer – LEAP Australia

Ikkoh Funaki

Professor – Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Professor Roberto Furfaro

Deputy Director – Space, Security, Safety & Sustainability Center, Professor, Systems and Industrial Engineering – University of Arizona (USA)

Raj Gautam

Founder & CEO – QL Space – QL Resources

Jonathan Geifman

CEO – Helios

mark Gibberd

Director – Centre for Crop Disease Management Curtin University

Christine Gibbs Stewart

CEO – Austmine

Gavin Gillett

Solutions Architect, Autonomous Systems – Nova Systems

Thomas Gooch

CEO – Office of Planetary Observations – Urban Greening Insights

Dr Zvi Guterman

Chief Executive Officer – Cloudshare (Israel)


Chief Security Officer (CSO) & Director, Defence & Space – Curtin University

Dr Butler Hine

Program Manager – HelioSwarm, NASA (USA)


Principal – Joseph Banks Secondary College

Jonathan Hung

Executive Chairman – Singapore Space and Technology Limited

Roger Hunter

Program Manager – Small Spacecraft Technology Program NASA (USA)

Melanie Asdaf

Director – Curtin Institute for Data Science

Jasmine Kadic

Managing Director – Benang Industries

Renu Kannu

Eco-System Lead – Australian Automation and Robotics Precinct

Assoc. Prof. Parwinder Kaur

Special advisor with the WA Government for the 10-year Science and Technology plan, Diversity in STEM expert panel, Office of the Hon Ed Husic MP, Minister for Industry and Science, Australia

speaker Michelle Keegan

Program Director – AROSE

Dr Kent Matla

Triangle Capital & Blak Angels Network

Vincent Kessler

Executive Officer/ General Manager – Synspective (Singapore)

Professor Peter Klinken

Chief Scientist of Western Australia – Australian Space Agency Advisory Board Member

Shintaro Komatsu

Research Engineer – Kajima Technical Research Institute (Japan)


CEO & Managing Director – SmartSat CRC

David Korsmeyer

Deputy Center Director – NASA's Ames Research Center (USA)

Susan Kreemer-Pickford

General Manager, WA – Engineers Australia

Ram Kappusamy

CEO – Space Angel

Steve Lanyi

Assistant Director – Cyber and Infrastructure Security Centre, Department of Home Affairs

Dr Carsten Laukamp

Principal Research Geoscientist – CSIRO Mineral Resources

Dr Roger Lawes

Principal Research Scientist – CSIRO Agriculture Flagship, Leader, Digital Decisions (Agriculture) – CSIRO

Dave Lawie

Chief Geoscientist & Chief Technologist – Mining – IMDEX

Wesley Lawrence

CEO – AxisTech

Chris Lawrence

Department of Human Centred Computing – Monash University

Ryan Lister

Professor, International Space Centre – UWA

Gareth Martin

Chief Executive Officer – Business Events Perth

Rohan McDougall

Executive Director Commercialisation – Curtin University

Charlie McGillis

Senior Vice President, Government Relations and Strategy – Slingshot Aerospace (USA)

speaker Dawn McIntosh

Space Systems Director – Fugro SpAARC (Australian Space Automation, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Control Complex)

Kerri Mertz

Senior Account Manager, International – Slingshot Aerospace (USA)

Dr Mark Micire

Former Robotics Group Lead and Research Scientist – NASA, Former Program Manager – DARPA

Daniel Milford_STARTUP

Founding Chief Executive Officer – Chironix


Centre Director – ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology – Plant Scientist – Plant Protein Expert

Hirokazu Mori

CSO – Warpspace (JAPAN), CEO – Warpspace (USA), Vice President – Blue Abyss (JAPAN)

Kylah Morrison

General Manager – METS Ignited Australia

Dr Jasmine Muir

Principal Scientist – SmartSat CRC, Leader – Agriculture Research

Alex Murphy

Director & Head of Engineering – Ausco

Siriana Nair

U.S. Consul General

William Notardonato

CEO – Eta Space, Former Senior Principal Investigator – Cryogenic Test Laboratory NASA


Astrophysicist & Head of the International Space Centre – UWA

Erika Olson

Deputy Chief of Mission - United States Department of State

Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom

Co-Founder and CEO – SpaceBase

Enrico Palermo

Head of the Australian Space Agency

Siddharth Pandey

Postdoctoral Researcher – NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
Space Systems Engineer – Fugro


MD – Lunar Ascent, Non Executive Director – Space Industry Association of Australia, Node Coordinator – SmartSat CRC

Dr Stefan Paterson

Principal – Integrated IP

Charitha Pattiaratchi

Professor – Oceans Graduate School UWA

Fred Pauling

Wildcat Technologies Lead – CSIRO Data61 Robotics & Autonomous Systems Group

Venkat Pillay

CEO – LatConnect60

Anil Prakash

Director General – Satcom Industry Association (India)

Octave Procope-Mamert

ESOC Head of Ground Facilities Operations Division – European Space Agency

Ben Radford

Spatial Modeling & Ecological Research Scientist – the Australian Institute of Marine Science

Kunal Raina

Lead for International Business and Strategic Partnerships – Axelspace (Japan)

Rueben Rajasingam

Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder – LatConnect 60

Sakthikumar Ramachandran

Founder & Chief Executive Officer – OrbitAID Aerospace (India)

Dr Subba Rao Pavuluri

Chairman & Managing Director – Ananth Technologies (India)

Mehdi Ravanbakhsh

CEO & Co-Founder – CryptoCrispy

Cecily Rawlinson

Director – CyberWest

Peter Rossdeutcher

Chair – AROSE Board of Advisors & First Nations X

Rodolphe Ruffie-Farrugia

Space, Resources, and Disputes Lawyer – Clifford Chance, Advisor – Space Court Foundation

Sara Sabry

Citizen Astronaut, CEO and Founder – Deep Space Initiative

Rita Saffioti

Western Australia Deputy Premier, Treasurer, Minister for Transport, Tourism

Masashi Sato

Director and COO – SPACETIDE, Foundation Principal – ispace (JAPAN)


Deputy Director – Space Science and Technology Centre, Curtin University

Dr Sascha Schediwy

Principal Research Fellow – International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) – International Space Centre – University of Western Australia

speaker Jon Sciortino

Portfolio Manager, Autonomous & Intelligence Systems – Nova Systems

Shankar Sivaprakasam

Founder – Earth Eye Space (Singapore)

Daniel Smith

Director – Space Scotland

Bryce Solomon

Chief Security Officer – DUG Technology – High Performance Computing

Dharshun Sridharan

Associate Director, Emerging Technologies (Space, Robotics, AI) – KPMG

Jonathan Stock

Director – US Geological Survey National Innovation Center, US Department of the Interior (USA)

Sugai Suguru

Manager, Indo Pacific Business Development – ispace (Japan)

Lynette Tan

CEO – Space Faculty (Singapore)

Yumiko Tateshita

APRSAF Executive Secretary/NSLI Coordinator Advisor to the Director International Relations and Research Department Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Paula Taylor

32Degrees South & MIT REAP Team WA

David Thomas

Executive Director – Milo Space Science Institute, Arizona State University

speaker Ryan Timoney

Senior Mechanical Engineer – First Mode

Raquel Todd

Blak Line Industries & Four Hills Group

Rebecca Tomkinson

CEO – The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia


Chief Sales Officer – EXTAG

Pia Turcinov AM

General Partner – Fund WA, Director – BrainChip Holdings

Terry van Haren

Air Commodore (Retired), President & Managing Director – LeoLabs

Alexandra Vidyuk

Founder – Space Ambition (Singapore)


Chief Technology Officer – Australian Space Agency


Founder & Managing Director – Black Arrow Space Technologies (UK)

Gareth Willis - new

Head of Security – Fugro SpAARC

Jesslyn Wong 2

Co-Founder & Co-CEO – Wall Pie Space and Technology (Singapore)

Graeme Wren

TeraNet Project Manager, Astrophotonics Group – International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, The University of Western Australia

Nicolas Younes

Research Fellow – The Australian National University


Director, Space – WA Government, Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation

Doron Zauer

Co-Founder & General Partner – Earth & Beyond Ventures (ISRAEL)


Director – MySecurity Media / Australia in Space


Director & Executive Editor – MySecurity Media / Australia in Space


General Manager, Industry Engagement – MySecurity Media / Australia in Space

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