11-12 March 2025

London ExCeL


David Hill

Senior Director Strategic Programmes. Viasat

Speaker profile

David is Director of Strategic Navigation Programmes at Viasat where he is leading SBAS and PNTrelated
developments. His experience in the European and North American aerospace sectors
stretches back to the early 1990s, having worked on commercial space telecommunications, space
applications, and human spaceflight programmes. David has been involved in SBAS systems for air
navigation applications since the mid-1990s, having worked client-side on the EGNOS and GALILEO
programmes. His professional capabilities and interests are centred in the areas of strategic
innovation, technology transfer, and strategy formulation & implementation. He has a Ph.D. in Space
Physics from University of Kent, United Kingdom.


Thursday 07 March


11:30 - 12:00   |   Keynote Theatre

Building sovereign PNT capabilities

John Pottle

Director, Royal Institute of Navigation

Dean Thomas

Position, Navigation and Timing Lead,
UK Space Agency

David Hill

Senior Director Strategic Programmes,

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