We are pleased to announce our keynote speakers:

Marco Falcone
Head of Future Navigation Department
European Space Agency (ESA)

Marco Falcone is Head of Future Navigation Department in the Directorate of Navigation at the European Space Agency (ESA) in Noordwijk, The Netherlands.
He is responsible for the overall management and implementation of the ESA Navigation Innovation and Support Programme (NAVISP), for the Low Earth Orbit PNT in orbit demonstrator constellation and the GENESIS mission as well as for the NAV contribution to the Moonlight programme. He leads the elaboration and preparation of the Future Navigation missions, including R&D, innovation initiatives, pre-developments and coordination of all new navigation technologies and advanced studies. Before he has been Programme Manager for the Galileo European GNSS Programme.
He holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Pisa, Italy and a Master’s Degree in Space Systems Engineering from the University of Delft, The Netherlands.

Prof. Todd Humphreys
Professor of Aerospace Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin

Presentation title: An academic perspective on electronic warfare and its civil spillover effects

Todd E. Humphreys (B.S., M.S., Utah State University; Ph.D., Cornell University) holds the Ashley H. Priddy Centennial Professorship in Engineering in the department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the University of Texas at Austin. He is Director of the Wireless Networking and Communications Group and of the UT Radionavigation Laboratory, where he specializes in the application of optimal detection and estimation techniques to positioning, navigation, and timing. His awards include the UT Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award (2012), the NSF CAREER Award (2015), the ION Thurlow Award (2015), the PECASE (NSF, 2019), the IEEE Walter Fried Best Paper Award (2012, 2020, 2023), and the ION Kepler Award (2023). He is a Fellow of the Institute of Navigation and of the Royal Institute of Navigation.

Prof. Oliver Montenbruck
Head GNSS and Technology and Navigation group
German Aerospace Center (DLR)/German Space Operations Center (GSOC)

Presentation title: Lower budgets, larger distance, and utmost precision: developments and emerging trends in spaceborne GNSS

Oliver Montenbruck is head of the GNSS Technology and Navigation Group at DLR’s German Space Operations Center, Oberpfaffenhofen. He studied physics and astronomy and received his Ph.D. and habilitation from Munich’s University of Technology, where he is teaching courses in navigation as an associate professor. His research activities comprise spaceborne GNSS receiver technology, autonomous navigation systems, spacecraft formation flying and precise orbit determination as well as new constellations and multi-GNSS processing. Oliver Montenbruck presently chairs the Multi-GNSS Working Group of the International GPS Service (IGS) and coordinates the performance of the MGEX Multi-GNSS Experiment. He authored numerous technical papers and various textbooks related to his fields of work. His scientific contributions were recognized through various awards including the GPS World Leadership Award as well as the Tycho Brahe and Kepler Awards of the US Institute of Navigation (ION).