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Payton, Wylie and Fuller Join Space Business Forum: New York Line-Up
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 1, 2009) — Three high-powered speakers have been added to the agenda for Space Business Forum: New York, presented by the Space Foundation in association with Toffler Associates on June 4 at the Hilton New York Hotel in New York City.
Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for Space Programs Gary E. Payton, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Chief Financial Officer Maureen E. Wylie, and Futron Corporation Founder, President and CEO Joe Fuller, Jr., have confirmed their participation in the Forum, which will provide financial analysts, investment bankers, institutional advisors, venture capitalists, insurers, and others from the financial community with the opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue with space industry leaders.
Space Business Forum: New York participants who register for the event by May 15 will receive a $200 discount and special advance electronic version of the Space Foundation’s The Space Report 2009: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity.
As deputy under secretary of the Air Force for space programs, Payton is responsible for the formulation, review and execution of military space programs, including acquisition plans, strategies and assessments for research, development, test, evaluation and space-related industrial base issues. The government acquisition process has a significant impact on the U.S. – and global – space economy and will be a major discussion topic at Space Business Forum: New York.
Payton served more than 23 years in the Air Force, retiring at the rank of colonel. During that time, he had broad and varied responsibilities for space initiatives, including serving as a payload specialist on the Space Shuttle Discovery. He later served as NASA’s deputy associate administrator for space transportation technology, where he initiated, planned and led the Reusable Launch Vehicle technology demonstration program.
Wylie serves as the principal financial manager for NOAA, the government organization responsible for understanding and predicting changes in Earth’s environment.
NOAA provides information on ecosystems, climate, weather, water, and marine commerce and transportation, and, through the National Weather Service, provides weather forecasts and warnings. Wylie is responsible for managing NOAA’s appropriated resources of nearly $4 billion and capital assets of more than $5 billion.
Following a 20-year career with NASA and drawing on his experience with design, development, and operations of human-piloted and robotics spacecraft, Fuller founded Futron Corporation in 1986.
Based in Bethesda, Md., Futron provides risk management, market intelligence, strategic communications and safety-related decision management solutions to the aerospace and telecommunications industries. Fuller’s mission – and the driving force for founding Futron – is to improve the management of aerospace technology. Under Fuller’s leadership, Futron has emerged with a reputation for developing innovative solutions that help managers make high-confidence decisions that result in lower costs and less risk.
Early Confirmed Space Business Forum: New York Speakers:
- Gary E. Payton, deputy under secretary of the Air Force for Space Programs
- Thomas B. Pickens, III, president and chief executive officer, Astrotech Corporation
- Eric C. Anderson, co-founder, president and chief executive officer, Space Adventures
- Anita Antenucci, managing director, Houlihan Lokey
- Hoyt Davidson, managing member, Near Earth, LLC
- Joe Fuller, Jr., president and CEO, Futron Corporation
- Richard Garriott, private space traveler
- Kenneth Gordon, president and chief executive officer, Antelum Capital Partners, LLC
- Steven Kenney, partner, Toffler Associates
- Lon Levin, president, SkySeven Ventures
- Gwynne Shotwell, president, SpaceX
- Heidi Wood, managing director and senior equity analyst for aerospace, defense and defense electronics, Morgan Stanley
- Maureen E. Wylie, chief financial officer, NOAA
The wide-ranging Forum will touch on historical financial performance, outlooks and trends, business models, and business opportunities across the $257 billion space economy, which ranges from new commercial ventures to established businesses. In addition, the Forum will provide attendees with a look at government acquisition processes and the role of space in national security. Additional speakers, including senior industry and financial executives, will be announced as they are confirmed.
Register for Space Business Forum: New York Now
Attendance at Space Business Forum: New York is limited to ensure an intimate setting. To register, go to www.SpaceBusinessForum.com/register.html or contact Space Foundation customer service at 1-800-691-4000. Participants who sign up by May 15 will receive the $200 discount and special advance electronic version of The Space Report 2009.
Members of the media, who are invited to attend at no cost, can sign up at www.SpaceBusinessForum.com/media.html.
For complete Forum information, including the agenda, speakers list and accommodation information, go to www.SpaceBusinessForum.com. Additional speakers, including senior industry and financial executives, will be announced as they are confirmed. AVIATION WEEK is the official Forum media partner.
About the Space Foundation
Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is an international nonprofit organization advancing space-related endeavors to inspire, enable, and propel humanity. An expert in all aspects of the global space industry, the Space Foundation publishes The Space Report 2009: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity (www.TheSpaceReport.org) and provides three indices that track daily performance of the space industry (www.SpaceFoundation.org/spaceindex). The Space Foundation is a leader in space awareness activities, educational programs that bring space into the classroom, and major industry events. In addition to Space Business Forum: New York, the Space Foundation along with partnering organizations will sponsor an event with USSTRATCOM in Omaha, Neb., next fall and the 26th National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, April 12-15, 2010. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., the Space Foundation conducts research and analysis and government affairs activities from its Washington, D.C., office and has field representatives in Houston, Texas, and Cape Canaveral, Fla. For more information, visit www.SpaceFoundation.org. Follow us on Twitter: SpaceFoundation.
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