Energy for Aerospace Vehicles

Energy for aerospace vehicles (spacecraft, planes, drones): batteries, solar, new energy. Speakers: Gregory Blatt (managing director, Solar Impulse Foundation); John Bucknell (founder & CEO, Virtus Solis Technologies); Rai Menges (president, engineering director, Aerospace Research Systems); Andrew Patton (strategy & growth lead, Wing (Google)).

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ENERGY FOR AEROSPACE SPEAKERS​

Energy for aerospace vehicles (spacecraft, planes, drones): batteries, solar, new energy. Speakers: Gregory Blatt (managing director, Solar Impulse Foundation); John Bucknell (founder & CEO, Virtus Solis Technologies); Rai Menges (president, engineering director, Aerospace Research Systems); Andrew Patton (strategy & growth lead, Wing (Google)).

GREGORY BLATT

Executive Board Member & Senior MARCOM Professional

Executive Board Member. International experience in private corporations, family owned enterprises and NGO organisations: management, operations, strategy, business development, government / investor relations, marketing / communications, sponsorship/fundraising and digital/social media.

Expertise in managing complex and challenging projects: leading teams in business operations, marketing, communications, business development; strategic projects spanning creation of new businesses / products / services; and, transformation and restructuring.

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JOHN BUCKNELL

Director of Propulsion and Electrical Engineering - Divergent 3D

Highly innovative systems level engineer with demonstrated excellence in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and combustion science applied to the energy conversion fields with a concentration in propulsion. Self-taught rocket propulsion engineer, aeronautical/aerodynamics engineer and nuclear engineer. Experienced in embedded controls algorithm design for comprehensive systems capability.

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RAI MENGES PHD

Executive Board Member & Senior MARCOM Professional

Serial Entrepreneur, director of engineering and managing director for a network of high-tech companies recognized for developing innovative solutions in space, robotics, computing, energy storage, renewables, materials and communications. A fellow of the NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts (NIAC) for the development of a new class of functional structures. Current and past projects include energy harvesting robots, adaptive wind turbines, morphing aircraft, non-electrolytic power storage, motorless motion, space power, RLV's, spaceplanes, small sats, broadband communication networks and zero-energy communities.

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ANDREW PATTON

Strategy & Growth Lead, Wing (Google)

Project Wing became an Alphabet company after graduating from Google[x] in July 2018.

Wing is focused on using drone technology to revolutionize last-mile transport.

At Wing, my team has 2 major areas of responsibility:
1) Strategic: drive overall business strategy, value prop <> product development alignment, execute strategic biz dev.
2) Operational: Ab initio, spearhead customer-facing deployments around the world. Past/current successes include Canberra, Australia and Virginia, USA.

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