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Webinar – The Space Industry: Its Economic and Community Development Offer

11 June @ AEST 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Space and sustainable defence industries play a key role in economic development. The main capabilities and expertise are concentrated on: earth observation, satellite communications and space-based position, navigation and timing. These space enabling services support activities across a variety of sectors including communication, environmental monitoring and mapping.

The space industry contributes to the development of other priority sectors including defence, agriculture, mining and tourism, as well as services for the community such as health and education.

This webinar will do 4 things:

  • Define the scope of the space industry
  • Outline what the industry has to offer
  • Identify the opportunities that the industry brings to the economic and community development table
  • Provide practical examples of the application of space technologies to solving business and community challenges


We have 2 highly qualified industry practitioners to guide us through the session:

Darin Lovett

Darin is Director Space for the South Australian Space Industry Centre where he is focused on leveraging disruption, innovation, and strong support to build a sustainable space industry for South Australia.

Darin has more than 25-years-experience in strategy and capability development for the Air and Space domains. His diverse background includes LVC Manager at Boeing Phantom Works-International, university lecturer, space operations and policy, weapons test and evaluation, flying anti-submarine and surveillance operations, coalition partnering, and large-scale transformation projects.

His ‘space credentials’ include graduate of the International Space University, staff officer in Australia’s joint Defence Space Coordinating Office, four years on staff to the US Executive Agent for Space within the Pentagon, and Chief of Australia’s Space Operations Centre within Headquarters Joint Operations Command. He continues working as a Wing Commander reservist in space operations and policy.

Darin has Master’s degrees in: Philosophy (Military Strategy), Science (Technology Management), Arts (Strategy and Management); and a Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace). He is a graduate of the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA), Canadian Forces Aerospace Systems Course (ASC), Australian Command and Staff Course (ACSC), and the US Air Force’s School of Advanced Air & Space Studies (SAASS).

Byron Riessen

Byron is an energetic and successful industry leader and Principal in Deloitte’s consulting practice with 25+ years’ experience in the information and communications technology sector, including a strong focus on assisting entrepreneurial technology companies commercialise their innovations. He has led business development in both early stage tech companies and well established ICT firms with a substantial experience in selling into enterprise and government sectors, including defence. Byron has also led holistic industry development programs for the ICT industry in Australia.

Byron’s experience also includes a broad range of senior management roles focused on planning, ICT strategy development, digital economy policy and program development.

He jointly leads Deloitte’s space consulting focus in Australia and conceived and implemented the Gravity Challenge, activating the space ecosystem through a program in partnership with AWS, Australian Space Agency and the South Australian Space Industry Centre, bringing market demand and innovators together to create new, viable and commercial offerings leveraging space data and capability.


Members: Free
Non-Members: $30

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11 June
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Economic Development Australia


0467 217 997


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