Glen Katz, chief commercial officer at satellite communications provider Telesat (TSX: TSAT), has joined the Connectivity Business Summit 2022 speaker faculty for a panel discussion on what’s new in LEO and LEO proliferation. The panel takes place at 11:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday, June 14.
The Connectivity Business Summit 2022, taking place June 14-15 in New York City, will explore the critical strategic and financial issues impacting the global satellite and terrestrial connectivity infrastructure and services industry.
View the full event agenda.
Telesat’s enterprise services low Earth orbit (LEO) constellation Lightspeed is due to begin offering commercial services in 2024-2025. Meanwhile, the company is building a growing list of technology partners.
Katz brings a unique skillset to the operation, having sold terrestrial enterprise services for cable operator Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA), where he was senior vice president and general manager of Comcast Business Enterprise Solutions, an organization that he helped launch. Previously, he worked at equipment maker Gilat (NASDAQ: GILT) in several positions, including as CTO of Gilat Latin America and vice president of product development for Gilat subsidiary SkyData.
Telesat’s Lightspeed LEO constellation will have the same sales team as the existing GEO business, CEO Dan Goldberg said on the company’s Q4 2021 earnings call. Thus Katz is responsible for sales and business development for an integrated business that encompasses the existing fleet of satellites as well as Lightspeed.
For the full year 2021, the company on March 18 reported revenues of $607 million, down 8% from $657 million a year ago.
Connectivity Business Summit, taking place June 14-15 in New York City, will explore the critical strategic and financial issues impacting the global satellite and terrestrial connectivity infrastructure and services industry. In addition to hearing industry leaders share their experiences, attendees will take away new insights and invaluable connections.
Learn more about the event and register here.