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The David W. Thompson Lecture in Space Commerce provides annual recognition to a prominent industry leader or team who have created or grown a space-related business and generated substantial economic benefits and market value. The award is sponsored and endowed by Orbital ATK, to commemorate the long and distinguished career of commercial space pioneer, David W. Thompson.
This year's inaugural award honors Charles R. Trimble, founder and former President and CEO of Trimble Navigation. Mr. Trimble was the original pioneer in commercial GPS equipment and related services and established Trimble Navigation in 1978 above an old theater in the heart of Silicon Valley; creating an entire industry in the process.
This Forum 360 Session will be a "fireside chat" of sorts, with Charlie joined by his contemporary and fellow pioneer Dr. Brad Parkinson, space policy expert and Executive Secretary of the National Space Council Dr. Scott Pace, and current Trimble executive Bryn Fosburgh. These luminaries will reflect and reminisce on the technical, programmatic, and policy decisions that led to the creation of GPS and the dramatic proliferation of government, commercial, and consumer applications it has spawned. Orbital ATK CEO Dave Thompson will facilitate what promises to be a lively conversation.
|David W. Thompson (Moderator - Invited)President and Chief Executive Officer, Orbital ATK|
|Bryn FosburghSenior Vice President, Trimble, Inc.|
|Scott Pace (Invited)Executive Secretary, National Space Council|
|Bradford Parkinson (Invited)Professor Emeritus, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University|
|Charles TrimbleFounder and Former President and CEO, Trimble Inc.|