Stewart Sanders • EVP, Technology and O3b mPOWER Program Lead • SES
Stewart is Executive Vice President (EVP) of Technology at SES and is leading the O3b mPOWER program with responsibilities encompassing the system development and commercialisation. Having held a number of senior technical roles at SES, Stewart joined O3b Networks as CTO in 2014, later rejoining SES when O3b was combined with SES’s data business to form SES Networks. As part of the SES Group, SES Networks provides end-to-end network solutions to some of the world’s largest Telecommunications, Maritime and Energy companies as well as to Governments. Stewart is now part of SES’S Technology department reporting to the CTO. Stewart has fulfilled various engineering and operations roles for BTI, Intelsat, ICO, NEW SKIES SATELLITES, O3b and SES. Stewart was the founding Chairman for the Space Data Association, the industry data-sharing organization which won SSPI and World Space Risk Forum innovation awards in 2012. Stewart has also worked closely with industry bodies such as sIRG, WBU-ISOG, GVF, EUI and other satellite operators in a number of initiatives targeting RF Interference.