Mr. Grady has been involved in the Satellite Communications industry since 2005, joining NSR in 2010. He is NSR’s Energy market subject matter expert, and a core member of NSR’s mobility research practice for both civil and government markets. He regularly provides his insights and analysis to NSR’s single-client consulting practice and is also a regular contributor to leading industry publications and forums.
Before joining NSR, Mr. Grady served as the Sustainable Development Projects Coordinator Intern with the Global VSAT Forum where he worked regularly with the GVF Secretariat and the Regulatory Working Group on many of the forum’s initiatives. Working with the Regulatory Working Group, Mr. Grady helped develop and implement various RWG initiatives aimed at protecting satellite spectrum, increasing awareness of satellite services, and working to promote regulatory reforms across the globe.
Mr. Grady holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park where his research focused on renewable/alternative energies, Information Communication Technologies and the Satellite Communications Industry. He works in NSR’s Washington DC office.Gregg Burgess
Mr. Burgess was the Vice President of Technology and Engineering for Sierra Space (SNC’s Space Systems) located in Louisville, Colorado. Space System’s technology portfolio spans the Dream Chaser lifting body space station Commercial Resupply Services 2 program, advanced spaceflight systems, commercial and US government satellite programs, electromechanical, solar power, environmental life support subsystems, and liquid rocket engines.
Mr. Burgess has worked in the Space Community for 34 years, with a particular focus on Space Superiority and unmanned space proximity operations.Dr. Joel Sercel
Dr. Siamak Hesar is the co-founder and CEO of Kayhan Space. He holds a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering Sciences from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has supported NASA missions in the past, including the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission. Prior to Kayhan Space, Siamak has led several software development efforts focused on SSA, collision risk assessment and mitigation. Recently, he served as PI for the NASA Tipping Point program focused on autonomous on-board navigation software for CubeSats at Blue Canyon Technologies. He is passionate about space and wants to do his part to ensure a sustainable Earth orbital environment for future generations.Col. Jeremy Raley
Thomas (Tommy) Reed is the director of strategy and technology for the Space Systems sector within the L3Harris Technologies Space and Airborne Systems segment. Space and Airborne Systems covers an extensive portfolio of solutions in intelligence, surveillance, small satellites, electronic warfare, avionics including carriage and release systems, wireless solutions and C4I systems.
Reed assumed this position in 2021, reporting to the president of Space Systems. In this role, Reed is responsible for setting and communicating sector strategy as well as shaping the technology portfolio supporting the Space Systems sector programs. The sector offers complete earth observation, weather, space protection and intelligence solutions from advanced sensors, payloads, space craft, ground processing and information analytics to deliver end-to-end satellite mission solutions.
Prior to this role, Reed held the role of senior principal, technology strategy reporting to the vice president of technology in the CTO office within L3Harris’corporateheadquarters. There Reed was responsible for corporate-wide technology and innovation initiates. These included leading efforts to ensure innovation and technology sharing can be scaled across L3Harris’ 50,000 person workforce. This includes innovation management, R&D portfolio shaping, technology roadmaps and disruptive technology assessments.
Previously, Reed was the chief technology office for Bliley Technologies. Bliley is a world leading supplier of timing and frequency control equipement. As the CTO, Reed was responsible for setting and executing the technology strategy, managing functional engineering, and supporting new business growth with architecting solutions for aerospace and defense customers.
Before joining Bliley, Reed held multiple positions at L3Harris from microelectronics engineer, manufacturing engineer, Lean Six Sigma Black belt, innovation R&D manager, and segment R&D lead.
Reed holds Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Florida.