Announcing Keynote Speaker Dr. John Paffett

paffett_johnThe 2016 SmallSat Symposium is pleased to welcome Surrey Satellite Technology US CEO, Dr. John Paffett as Keynote Speaker to this years event.  Dr. Paffett is chief executive officer of Surrey Satellite Technology US LLC, the U.S. subsidiary of world-leading small satellite manufacturer Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) in the United Kingdom. As a long-time executive of SSTL, Dr. Paffett was named CEO of Surrey US at its inception in 2008 to cultivate the rapidly growing U.S. market for cost-effective small satellite systems, applications, and services.

In a dual role, Dr. Paffett continues to serve as director of telecommunications and navigation for SSTL with responsibility for those programs and the group’s strategic development activities. He is also the chief executive officer of Surrey Satellite Services Limited, the SSTL subsidiary responsible for provision of launch and launch service activities.

Dr. Paffett has proven engineering, management, and business development skills, with a track record of working with international space industry partners in securing new business opportunities and delivering projects. He is accustomed to interfacing with senior officials in the international space community and skilled at developing innovative approaches to meet challenging space business goals.

Dr. Paffett holds a bachelor of science with honors in electronic engineering and a PhD in electronic engineering from the University of Surrey. He is an author and co-author of over 35 scientific and engineering publications.

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