SPEAKERS

Airbus-PhPham

Philippe PHAM

Head of Earth Observation & Science
– Space Systems
Axel Krein

Axel KREIN

Executive Director

Marc VALÈS

Space Programs Senior Vice President

Didier Schmitt-EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY

Didier SCHMITT

Strategy and Coordination Group Leader for Robotic and Human Exploration

Stéphane Viala ATR

Stéphane VIALA

Senior Vice President Engineering, Head of Design Organization

ATR

Marie HOOPER

Sales Manager

Walter Cugno- Thales Alenia Space

Walter CUGNO

Vice President – Domain Exploration and Science

Mattia Barbarossa

Mattia BARBAROSSA

Founder/CEO/CTO/Chairman

John QUINN

CEO

Axel Krein

Axel KREIN

Executive Director

Since February 2019, Axel Krein is the Executive Director of Clean Sky, the European Public-Private Partnership developing innovative, cutting-edge technology aimed at reducing CO2 and NOx gas emissions and noise levels produced by aircraft.

Prior to Clean Sky, Axel held various positions in Airbus, including Senior Vice President Cyber Security Program (2014 – 2019); Senior Vice President Research & Technology (2007 – 2014); Senior Vice President Strategic Development (2004 – 2007); and Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (2000 – 2004). Axel holds a Masters in Aerospace Engineering from the Technical University of Aachen, Germany.

Marc Vales

Space Programs Senior Vice President

Following childhood in Africa, Marc has being alternatively working for agencies and industries. Formerly a pilot and a teacher, Marc started in space field as test engineer of cryogenic rocket engines, he has worked as system engineer, project manager, launch operation manager, head of production, business manager and program manager. Today Marc leads the space programs directorate of Dassault Aviation in Paris.

Didier Schmitt-EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY

Didier SCHMITT

Strategy and Coordination Group Leader for Robotic and Human Exploration

Didier Schmitt is head of the strategy and coordination group for human and robotic exploration at the European Space Agency.

From 2009 to 2018 he was stationed in Brussels, successively in the European Commission Space Policy Unit, as adviser to the President of the EC on science technology foresight, and at the EU diplomatic service dealing with space and security.

Previously he was head of Life Sciences for human spaceflight at ESA-ESTEC and beforehand Associate Professor at the Toulouse medical school and at the International Space University.

His educational background is PhD in biosciences and certified medical doctor (including mountain emergency medical care and aerospace medicine). His academic work brought him to various places like Cape Canaveral for scientific experiments on Shuttle-Spacelab programme and to Star City near Moscow for experiments on the Mir space station. In 2016/17 he was part of an Antarctic inland logistics expedition.

As a polpularizer, he Authored several books and was an active opinion writer in the top French press. He also authored “All you need is Space”, a comic booklet by the EU, distributed at 1 million copies in 25 languages. More recently he started a fiction science comic series (Red Safari) and is chief editor of a magazine-book series on space and exploration (Mook Mars).

Stéphane Viala ATR

Stephane VIALA

Senior Vice President Engineering, Head of Design Organization
ATR

SVP Engineering and Head of Design Organization ATR. He was VP ATR Chief Engineer and Head of Engineering Integration in charge of technical definition and development of product, continuous improvement and continuous airworthiness since 2016.He previously worked for AIRBUS Commercial aircraft division during more than 16 years.

He was A320 Incremental Development Chief Project Engineer in charge of Covering the Overall Physical Design, Overall A/C Design and Overall System Design defining and developing next steps for A320 program in the chief Engineering team.

He moreover participated to define the architecture and technical aspects of R&T Programs during 4 years as head of Overall a/c Design encompassing flight physics, engine, Flight Test Bed and Methods and Tools perimeter after having set up flight test demonstrator organization for R&T.

He has been also Head of A30X Flight Physics and Flight Dynamics Integrated team in charge of defining what could be a new Single Aisle a/c. The conclusion of those studies led to the launch of A320 NEO.

Prior to those roles, he has been deputy of A350 Flight Dynamics integrated team. He has been also in charge of France Aerodynamic Methods team same time supporting any development involving fluid mechanics (e.g. Aerodynamics, Aerothermic, Fuel, Bleed Air and Icing)

Furthermore, he is the owner of several patents in Aerospace field and was involved in several tiger teams supporting Airbus a/c programs.

He obtained his Ph.D Degree on Turbulence Modeling from SUPAERO/ONERA in 1995 after graduating as an Aeronautics Engineer at ENSMA (École Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique et d’Aérotechnique) in 1992.

Marie HOOPER

Sales Manager

Marie Hooper started her career with LAP in 2006.

As a sales manager for CAD-PRO laser projection systems, she is responsible for the worldwide business activities in the aerospace and wind energy industries.

Her many years of experience have given her in-depth expertise in wind power applications and profound knowledge in laser projection systems.

She holds a master’s degree in international sales management and brings a wealth of experience from abroad.

Mattia Barbarossa

Mattia BARBAROSSA

Founder/CEO/CTO/Chairman

Mattia is the Founder, Chairman, CTO, and CEO of Sidereus Space Dynamics. 

Since 2014, Mattia has participated as a keynote speaker in numerous conferences and events in Italy and Europe (ESA Space for Innovation in Spain; NASA Space App Challenge; TEDx Unina Federico II; University of Alabama Huntsville, NASA Marshall Spaceflight Center, among others). After obtaining multiple prizes awarded by ESA and India (« ESA Space Exploration Master » in 2018; « Lab2Moon first prize » Team Indus-ISRO in 2017), in February 2019 he founded Sidereus Space Dynamics, becoming the youngest founder, administrator, and designer of an aerospace company in the world. The start-up is developing revolutionary space technologies and has recently received a €1,5M investment from Primo Ventures and CDP Venture funds for the development of EOS, a new generation orbital spacecraft, considered the personal computer of space vehicles.

John QUINN

CEO

Electrical Engineer, Stock Trader, Licensed Investment Advisor Representative, Entrepreneur – CEO Exos Aerospace

  • US Navy-serving in the Silent-Service on fast-attack and Trident submarines for a total of 14.5 years (including his reserve duty). Responsible for the systems condition assessment and submarine vibration analysis systems that kept the submarine quiet and viable.
  • In 2002 completed his BSEE with a Controls Specialty.
  • Worked in the power industry for 21 years working in Engineering and Management, and finally specializing in management, Six Sigma TQM, cybersecurity, power plant controls, predictive and prognostics methodology.
  • John founded Martin Systems & Technologies, INC. (MST) to develop submarine technologies he prototyped while serving in the Silent Service.
  • In 2014 John’s love of business drove him to develop the opportunity he recognized while working on an MST Project (with the brilliant Scientists at Blink Design and Manufacturing) in what we now officially call Exos Aerospace Systems & Technologies, Inc. to enter the commercial space race with reusable space vehicle technologies.
  • Business Owner: J&T Management, Inc., Megawatt Control Solutions, LLC, Blink Design and Manufacturing LLC, Martin Systems & Technologies, Inc., Exos Aerospace, Exos Aerospace Italia Srl and Exos Aerospace AU PTY LTD (Australia).
  • John believes the future is to be written by today’s youth. Engaging them in the Exos SPACEedu… program will help them see and develop the vision to achieve. The Exos SPACEaid… program will enable groundbreaking biomedical research that was limited to those with deep pockets in the past. And finally, the Exos SPACEbuild… program will support the breakthroughs in manufacturing, in the “pristine” environment of space, saving the earth as a place to live instead of a place to contaminate as we create products.  These space dreams will be made possible by one achievement- FLEXIBLE REUSABILITY, and that is how Exos Aerospace is making SPACEavailable…