Space DOTS Ltd
Bianca Cefalo is the CEO and Co-founder of Space DOTS Ltd, a Spacecraft Thermal Engineer, Deep Tech Sales Expert and Public Speaker.
Former Space Systems Product Manager at Airbus DS UK, then Director of Aerospace and Defence at Carbice US, Bianca earned her MSc in Aerospace and Astronautical Engineering from the University of Naples ‘Federico II’ (Italy), specializing in Spacecraft Systems, Hypersonic Aerodynamics, Microgravity and Satellite Remote Sensing.
In 2013, Bianca moved to Germany, becoming the youngest Italian analyst assigned to the HP3 Instrument aboard the NASA/JPL Insight Mars Mission, landed on Mars in 2018.
Over the past +12 years, Bianca has contributed to the delivery of multiple science and commercial spacecraft platforms sponsored by NASA, ESA, DLR, UKSA and EU.
Partner – Global Space Practice
Luigi is a Partner in PwC Advisory France. Within PwC he leads the Space Practice worldwide, and core space strategy consulting team based in Paris and Toulouse, focused on serving institutional and commercial stakeholders in the space sector, as well as non-space companies with specific commercial interest in space products and applications. He has 22 years of experience in the space sector and he has extensively supported the Space Industry, Space Agencies, intergovernmental organizations, and governments in Europe and Worldwide. He is a member of the International Astronautical Federation Technical Committee (chair of the IAF Space Economy Committee), and a regular keynote and panel speaker at space-related events worldwide.
Associate Director – Head of
CNES – French Space Agency
Thomas Fouquet is the Associate Director – Head of NewSpace at the French Space Agency @Cnes. He joined Cnes in 2017 after spending more than a decade in California as an entrepreneur and investor in the Tech sector. He is also a Board Member of SpaceFounders – the European space accelerator and MEDES – the Space Physiology and Medecine Institute. He holds a Ph.D. in Physics and an MBA.