Speakers

Amanda Caples

Amanda Caples

Lead Scientist, Victoria State Government
Dr Amanda Caples BSc Hons PhD GAICD is Victoria’s Lead Scientist, a ‘catalyst’ responsible for working across the Victorian Government to identify opportunities for economic outcomes by building relationships between business, the research sector and government.
Emily Hughes

Emily Hughes

Director of Phantom Works International
As Director of Phantom Works International, Emily Hughes is responsible for Boeing’s Phantom Works business in Australia, the United Kingdom, Korea, India, and Saudi Arabia. The Phantom Works mission is to create Boeing Defence Space & Security’s next generation of products and services.
Enrico Palermo

Enrico Palermo

Mr Palermo is the second Head of the Australian Space Agency, starting in January 2021 at the Agency’s Adelaide headquarters. As Head of Agency, he is responsible for overall governance and performance, management, policy leadership and strategic direction.
Joe Medved

Joe Medved

Air Commodore Medved is an experienced aviation safety professional and was appointed as Director General Defence Aviation Safety Authority (DASA) in December 2020.
Katerina Agostino

Katerina Agostino

Dr. Katerina Agostino is the Chief of Aerospace Division within the Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG), Fishermans Bend, Victoria. The Aerospace Division is responsible for delivering innovative and effective application of science and technology in the Australian military aerospace domain.
Marshall Smith

Marshall Smith

Deputy Associate Administrator for Systems Engineering and Integration
Marshall Smith is the Deputy Associate Administrator for Systems Engineering and Integration in NASA’s Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters.
Matthew McCormack

Matthew McCormack

Group Captain, Australian Air Force
Group Captain Matt McCormack joined the Australian Air Force in 1990, graduating from the Australian Defence Force Academy in December 1992. He completed pilots course in 1994 and has flown the DHC-4 Caribou and F/A-18A Hornet prior to his assignment as Officer Commanding No. 81 Wing starting January 2021.
Neil Matthews

Neil Matthews

FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)
Neil Matthews is the Head of Research and Technology for RUAG Australia is also the RUAG Group Technical Lead for Additive Metal Technologies (AMT). Read more.
Nicolas Anderson

Nicolas Anderson

Managing Director of Air & Space, QinetiQ
Nic graduated in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in 1989 followed in 1999 with an Engineering Doctorate from the University of Warwick. 
Sandy Tirtey

Sandy Tirtey

Dr. Sandy Tirtey is Rocket Lab’s Director of Global Commercial Launch Services and the company’s Launch Director.