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In the past, the computational capabilities and limited electrical power available to satellites prevented edge computing in space. Historically all data had to be transmitted back to Earth for processing. With advances in both processing as well as performance relative to onboard power capabilities, now it is possible to process petaflops of data in space. These advances, which will continue to advance in the near future, change what is possible by commercial space endeavors and what services can be provided to individuals and organizations around the world.

On Wednesday, April 29th at 12:30pm EDT, the Atlantic Council will convene an expert panel to explore how commercial space efforts are being changed by advances in data and AI capabilities in space itself, to include satellites and other efforts in Earth’s orbit and beyond. Hear from leading experts and join the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center for a candid, incisive and insightful discussion designed inform your personal and professional decisions with the latest strategic information from the field.

Prior to the event, attendees will be able to join via a live link for the event. A video replay will be available after the event as well.


Fredrik Bruhn
Unibap AB;
Nonresident Senior Fellow, GeoTech Center
Atlantic Council

Amy Webb
Future Today Institute;
Nonresident Senior Fellow, GeoTech Center
Atlantic Council

Paul Jurasin
Director, New Programs and Digital Transformation Hub
California Polytechnic State University

Anthony Scriffignano
SVP and Chief Data Scientist
Dun & Bradstreet

Moderated by

Dr. David Bray
Director, GeoTech Center
Atlantic Council

The GeoTech Center champions positive paths forward that societies can pursue to ensure new technologies and data empower people, prosperity, and peace.