6-7 March 2024

Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre


Thursday 08 June

13:40 - 14:30   |   Keynote Theatre

PANEL: Commercialisation and democratisation of earth observation

The Earth Observation market is increasingly being democratised as new entrants emerge, making the market more competitive and the large volumes of data readily available to end-users. The demand for EO data is growing as applications become increasingly diversified, benefiting various industries. This panel session will focus on the ‘space for Earth’ theme and will explore the potential of the Earth Observation data. It aims to gather leaders from both downstream and upstream segments to steer discussions around earth observation data and how it benefits different industries, including defence, agriculture, the environment, and climate change.


  • Moderator: Andy Bennett,
    Innovate UK 
  • Andre Ronsoehr, VC Investor, Seraphim Capital
  • Lucy Kennedy, CEO, Spottit
  • Geraldine Naja, Director of Commercialisation, Industry and Procurement, ESA
  • Alan Bettridge, Chief Commercial Officer, Satellite Vu
  • Prof John Remedios, Director, National Centre for Earth Observation

See speaker profiles

Andy Bennett

Innovate UK KTN

Andre Ronsoehr

Seraphim Space

Lucy Kennedy


Geraldine Naja

European Space Agency (ESA)

Alan Bettridge

Satellite Vu

Professor John Remedios

National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO)