Robert Bell

Robert Bell • Executive Director • SSPI

Executive Director of the Space & Satellite Professionals International (SSPI), Robert Bell has over 30 years of experience as an association manager and business consultant for both nonprofit and profit-driven and organizations operating in the IT outsourcing, telecommunications, and financial services industries.

Mr. Bell has led business development missions and conducted workshops and Master Classes in the Americas, Europe and Asia. A regular blogger, he has written for The Municipal Journal of Telecommunications Policy, IEDC Journal, Telecommunications, Asia-Pacific Satellite, Digital Communities, and Asian Communications. He is a frequent speaker and moderator at industry conferences including SATELLITE, NAB, SATCON, ICF’s annual SUMMIT and the Global Forum.

A co-founder of the Intelligent Community Forum, he is also the author of market studies and reports including Benchmarking the Intelligent Community, Teleports in a Gigabit World, and How to Buy Satellite Capacity. He is the co-author, with Louis Zacharilla, of B2B Without the BS, a guide to sales and marketing in the unique business-to-business sector; of Broadband Economies: Creating the Community of the 21st Century; and of Seizing Our Destiny.