Satellite Communications for Digital Transformation of the Economy and Society SatComRus 2021 Conference Agenda Draft (October 7-8, 2021, Kaliningrad)

7 October 

October 7, Thursday

09.30 - 10.00
Registration of conference participants
10.00 - 11.30
Plenary discussion: Digital transformation of the Russian and global economies. The satellite communications and broadcasting industry evolution.

Topics for discussion:
  • Transformation in the telecom market and networks: 5G, virtualization, software-defined networks, IoT, UAVs, AR.
  • Next-generation communication satellites in the digital ecosystem. New applications and technologies. Transformation in the satellite services value chain. Hybrid solutions.
  • Managed services, new transport infrastructure, industry solutions.
11.30 - 11.45
Coffee break
11.45 - 13.45
Discussion: Satellite communications for transport and corporate users

Topics for discussion:
  • Maritime VSAT, inflight-connectivity and mobility solutions.
  • Inflight connectivity: Russian market capabilities.
  • The Northern Sea Route as an alternative international sea route: telecom infrastructure development and relevant business needs.
  • Maritime unmanned navigation in Russia and in the world: prospects, pros and cons.
  • Express-RV system options for mobility services.
13.45 - 14.45
14.45 - 16.00
Discussion: Satellite communications for social issues

Topics for discussion:
  • Internet access in remote areas.
  • Bridging the digital divide of the Russian regions.
  • Distance learning and telemedicine.
  • Satellite communications as part of federal government programs and social initiatives.
16.00 - 16.15
Coffee break
16.15 - 17.30
Discussion: Satellite solutions for mass market

Topics for discussion:
  • Satellite communications for mass media and entertainment industry.
  • B2C VSAT users – what’s new?
  • Integration of the satellite communications with other services to meet customer expectations.
  • Non-GEO system startups and mega-constellations – current status and growth prospects.
17.30 - 17.45
SatComRus 2021 Award ceremony
18.30 -
Transfer to the Kaliningrad Philharmonic Hall
19.00 - 21.00
Culture program. Buffet
8 October 

October 8, Friday

10.00 - 13.00
Business meetings and networking
(individually appointed and scheduled)
11.00 - 16.00
Sightseeing tour
(extra fee applies; time TBA)