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Invited Speaking Events at Industry Conferences

Summit Ridge Group’s professionals are recognized as having deep expertise in the communications sector. As a result, they are frequently asked to speak at leading industry conferences and events. These include:

  • May 14, 2020. Intelsat’s Bankruptcy: Why Now and What’s Next. Participated in a webinar hosted by SpaceNews Magazine. Other participants included Giles Thorne – Managing Director, TMT Equity Research, Jefferies Financial Group; Nathan de Ruiter – Intelsat; Brian Berger – Editor, Space News (co-moderator); and Caleb Henry – Writer, Space News Magazine (co-moderator).
  • March 10, 2020. CBRS PAL Auction Workshop. Washington, DC. Summit Ridge Group, LLC President, J. Armand Musey presented an overview of CBRS auction dynamics and valuation issues.
  • March 9, 2020. Satellite 2020, Washington D.C. Summit Ridge Group, LLC President, J. Armand Musey moderated a panel titled “Global Spectrum Roundtable.” Panelists included Audrey Allison – Vice President of Global Spectrum Management, Boeing Corp; Timothy L. Bransford – Partner, Morgan Lewis; Carlos M. Nalda – Managing Principle, LMI Advisors, LLC; Veena Rawat – Senior Spectrum Advisor, GSMA. Mr. Musey also spoke on the panel titled “Satellite Finance 2020: Reading the Tea Leaves.” Other participants included Brad Grady, NSR (Moderator); Justin Cadman, Quilty Analytics; and Mathieu Robilliard, Barclays.
  • January 14, 2020. CBRS Alliance Members Meeting, Phoenix Arizona. Summit Ridge Group Managing Director E. Barlow Keener and President J. Armand Musey presented an overview of the upcoming CBRS auction process and valuation issues.
  • December 3, 2019.  FCBA’s Exploring the C-band: Policy Perspectives and Predictions, Washington, DC. Summit Ridge Group Managing Director, E. Barlow Keener moderated a panel at the FCBA’s CLE event. President, J. Armand Musey participated in another panel held at the office of Womble Bond Dickinson. Other participants included Louis Peraertz – Vice President of Policy, WISPA; Matt DelNero – Partner, Covington & Burling LLP; Patrick Welsh – AVP Regulatory Affairs, Verizon; and Angela Kung – Of Counsel, Mintz Levin.
  • October 23, 2019. K&L Gates Space & Satellite Colloquium, Washington, D.C. Summit Ridge Group President, J. Armand Musey spoke on a panel titled “Space Finance.” Other panelists included Elizabeth H. Evans, Partner, K&L Gates LLP (Moderator); Roger Cohen, Head Counsel for Structured Finance, Export-Import Bank of the U.S.; Steven Insalaco, Managing Director, Calgary Capital; Richard Parker, Director, Assure Space; Noel Rimalovski, Managing Director, GH Partners LLC; and Matt Kozlov, Managing Director, Techstars.
  • September 25, 2019. Spectrum Americas, Washington, D.C. Summit Ridge Group President J. Armand Musey moderated a panel titled, “Developing a Regulatory Framework to Encourage Sharing and Incentivise Incumbents to Release/Share Spectrum.” Panelists included Tom Taylor, Senior Program Analyst, Department of Defense; Ira Keltz, Deputy Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology, FCC; Jayne Stancavage, Global Executive Director of Communications Policy, Intel; Raul Pineiro, Senior Business Development Manager, Spectral Solutions, L3Harris; Bruce Jacobs, Senior Advisor, Office of Spectrum Management, NTIA; Martha Suarez, President, Dynamic Spectrum Alliance.
  • May 8, 2019.  Satellite 2019, Washington, D.C. Summit Ridge Group President J. Armand Musey spoke on a panel titled “No Bucks, No Buck Rogers: Bottoming Out the Bottom Line From the Bottom Up.” The other panelists included John Finney, CEO of Isotropic Systems; David Howgill, President of Hucksworthy; John Lyotier, CEO of RightMesh; and Dylan Brown, President of the Government Business Unit at OneWeb. The moderator was Michael Potter, Co-Founder and Director at Geeks Without Frontiers.
  • November 1, 2018. SSPI and NY Space Alliance First Astropreneurship Day, New York, NY. Summit Ridge Group President J. Armand Musey spoke on a panel titled “The Physics of New Space Valuation.” The other panelists were: Hoyt Davidson CEO of Near Earth LLC; and Noel Rimalovski, Managing Director at GH Partners LLC. The moderator was Joseph D. Fargnoli, Co-Founder of the New York Space Alliance.
  • October 8, 2018.  7th Annual Spectrum Management Conference, Washington, D.C. Summit Ridge Group, President J. Armand Musey moderated a panel titled “Plotting the shape of the future mmWave spectrum landscape – key bands, use cases and technologies.” Panelists included: Donald Stockdale, Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau at the FCC; Andy Hudson, Head of Policy at GSMA;  Jennifer Manner, Global Spectrum Policy at ESOA; and Sergio Bovelli, Manager, Market Access and Regulation at Airbus.
  • September 5, 2018. 2018 Roundtable on Value & Benefit Creation in Commercial Space. New York, NY. Summit Ridge Group President J. Armand Musey spoke on a panel titled “Communicating Value – Common Understanding and Terms.” The other panelist was Micah Walter-Range, President, Caelus Partners. The moderator was Ian Christensen, Director of Private Sector Programs, Secure World Foundation.
  • March 12-15, 2018. Satellite 2018, Washington, DC. Summit Ridge Group President J. Armand Musey moderated a panel titled, “Financing HTS Growth – GEOs, MEOs, LEOs.” Panelists included: Chris Quilty, President, Quilty Analytics; Grant Barber, CFO, Hughes Network Systems; Joshua Marks, CEO, Global Eagle Entertainment; and Mark Rigolle, CEO, LeoSat Enterprises.
  • January 21-24, 2018. Pacific Telecommunications Council (“PTC ’18). Honolulu, HI. Summit Ridge Group President J. Armand Musey spoke on an executive roundtable titled “Why 5G Will Change Everything You Thought You Knew About Telecom.” Other panelists included: Gary Kim (Moderator); Hirohisa Furuichi, Director General, Telecommunications Business Department, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC); Tricia Paoletta, Partner, Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP; and Jack Waters, CTO & President, Fiber Solutions, Zayo.
  • October 18-19, 2017. National Association of Broadcasters Show -New York (“NAB-NY”). Summit Ridge Group co-organized the “TV on Wall Street” track at the NAB-NY conference. Summit Ridge Group President J. Armand Musey moderated three panels on the “TV on Wall Street” track and a panel on Satellite finance on the “SatCon” tract.
  • October 12-13, 2017. 6th Annual Spectrum Americas Conference, Washington, DC. Summit Ridge Group President J. Armand Musey, moderated two panels related to spectrum policy.
  • March 6-9, 2017. Satellite 2017, Washington, DC. Summit Ridge Group Founder and President J. Armand Musey and SSL Senior Vice President of Business Development Rich Currier spoke about “Impact of Technology Changes on the Satellite Investment Case, ” which focuses on the issues satellite players will be facing in the future including debt management, margin/revenue expectations, fleet re-balancing, and growth strategies.
  • January 15-18, 2017. Pacific Telecommunications Conference (“PTC ’17), Honolulu, HI. Summit Ridge Group President J. Armand Musey spoke on an executive roundtable titled, “The Spectrum Revolution: Where, What, Why, How?.” Other panelists included: Gary Kim, Founder, Spectrum Futures (Moderator); Pierre de Vries, Senior Fellow & Co-Director, Spectrum Policy Initiative, Silicon Flatirons Center, University of Colorado, Boulder; Kalpak Gude, President, DSA; and Tricia Paoletta, Partner, Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP.
  • May 24, 2016. High Throughput Satellite Roundtable, Washington, DC. Summit Ridge Group President J. Armand Musey spoke on a panel titled, “Focus on Mobility – Following the Money.” Other panelists included David Helfgott, CEO, Phasor Solutions; Joe Spytek, CEO, ITC Global; Timothy Shroyer, Chief Technology Officer C4ISR, General Dynamics Mission Satellites, and Sima Fishman, Managing Director, Euroconsult (Moderator).
  • March 7, 2016. Satellite 2016. Washington, DC. Summit Ridge Group President J. Armand Musey spoke on a panel titled, “Satellite’s Response to Evolving Media Habits: Streaming, Over-The-Top (OTT) and Bandwidth Demand.” Panelists included Jimmy Schaeffler, Chairman & CSO, The Carmel Group (Moderator); Lisa Hobbs VP, Commercial Portfolio Strategy, Compression, Ericsson; Mr. Gerard Faria, CTO, Teamcast; Paul Scardino, Senior Vice President, Globecomm;  Scot Loach, CTO, Aterlo Networks;  and Thomas van den Driessche, CCO, Newtec.
  • February 2, 2016. 5th Annual Americas Spectrum Management Conference, Washington DC. Summit Ridge Group President J. Armand Musey, moderated a panel titled “Delivering secure, reliable and efficient public safety spectrum.” Panelists included TJ Kennedy, President, FirstNet; Luis Lara, Director, Government Affairs, Spectrum and Regulation LATAM, Motorola Solutions; Luis Lucatero, Independent Spectrum Expert; Steven K. Berry, President & CEO, CCA; and Michael McMenamin, Principal, Winning Strategies Washington DC. Summit Ridge Group, LLC is also proud to have been a sponsor of the conference.
  • January 18, 2016. Pacific Telecommunications Conference (“PTC ’16), Honolulu, HI. Summit Ridge Group President J. Armand Musey, spoke on an executive insight roundtable titled, “Will New Platforms for Internet Access Change Everything?.” Other panelists included Gary Kim, Founder, Spectrum Futures (moderator); Reza Arefi, Director, Spectrum Strategy, Intel Corporation, USA; H Sama Nwana, Executive Director, Dynamic Spectrum Alliance, and Founder & Director, Atlantic Telecoms & Media, USA; and Peter Stanforth, CTO & Co-founder, Spectrum Bridge Inc., USA.
  • November 11, 2015. SatCon, New York, NY. Summit Ridge Group President J. Armand Musey, moderated a panel titled “The $100 Billion Question: Who Gets the Spectrum.” Panelists included Dr. Bazelon, Coleman Coleman Bazelon, The Brattle Group; Caldwell, Winston Winston Caldwell, Vice President, Spectrum Engineering, Advanced Engineering, Fox Networks Group; Alexander Gerdenitsch, Senior Principal Engineer, Regulatory Affairs, EchoStar; and Gerald Oberst, Senior Vice President, Global Regulatory & Governmental Strategy, SES.
  • June 18, 2015. HTS & the Mega LEO Wildcard: The DC Roundtable, Washington, DC. Summit Ridge Group President J. Armand Musey spoke on a panel titled “The Gloves are off: Let’s Step Outside.” Other panelists included Brendan Murray, Product Manager – Commercial SatCom, Avascent; and Veena Rawat, Senior Spectrum Advisor, GSMA.
  • November 13, 2014. 4th Annual Americas Spectrum Management Conference, Washington, DC. Summit Ridge Group President J. Armand Musey moderated a panel titled “Spectrum Licenses – Is there a need to rethink geographical aspects of license awards?” Panelists included: Erin Fitzgerald, Associate at Bennet & Bennet PLLC; Johanne Lemay, co-president of LYA Associates, Blaise Scinto, Chief of Broadband Division of the FCC; and Scott J. Wallsten, Senior Research Fellow at Technology Policy Institute,
  • October 23, 2014. Space & Satellite Regulatory Colloquium, Washington, DC. Summit Ridge Group President J. Armand Musey spoke on a satellite finance panel. Other panelists included: Elizabeth Evans, Partner, Dentons (Moderator); John Stone, Partner, Near Earth, LLC and William Schuster, consultant.
  • September 13, 2014. TPRC (Telecom Policy Research Conference), Washington, DC. Summit Ridge Group President J. Armand Musey co-presented a paper with co-author Aalok Mehta titled, “Overestimating Wireless Demand: Policy and Investment Implication of Upward Bias in Mobile Data Forecasts” at this premier policy conference.
  • June 3, 2014. Telecom Industry Association, Dallas, TX. Summit Ridge Group President J. Armand Musey spoke at the Telecom Industry Association’s “Network of the Future” conference in Dallas, TX on a panel titled “Uncrunching the Spectrum Crunch.”  The panel was moderated by Steven J. Crowley, P.E., Consulting Engineer. Panelists included Fran O’Brien, Jr. Ph.D., Wireless Standards Mobility CTO, Cisco; Tom Stroup, CEO, Shared Spectrum Company, and Alan Jette, Head of North American Industry Environment, Nokia.
  • March 27, 2014. CCA Global Expo, San Antonio, TX. Summit Ridge Group President J. Armand Musey spoke on a panel titled “Spectrum Auctions: Current Considerations and Planning Ahead.” Senior C-Net writer Marguerite Reardon moderated the panel.
  • March 10, 2014.  Satellite 2014, Washington, DC. Summit Ridge Group President J. Armand Musey moderated a panel titled “Satellite Finance Forum: Market Disruptors: How Can They Be Managed for Maximum Return?
  • January 31, 2014. Super Wi-Fi Summit, Miami, FL. Summit Ridge Group President J. Armand Musey moderated a panel in the finance forum titled “Terrestrial Use of Satellite Spectrum: Got Some Space Share?”
  • October 27, 2013. Harvard Business School: 2013 Space Conference. Cambridge, MA. Summit Ridge Group, LLC President J. Armand Musey  presented on a panel titled “Financing Space: Big Works, Big Bucks.” For more information about the conference, visit: http://www.spaceconference2013.org/welcome.html
  • October 24, 2013. Space and Regulatory Colloquium, Washington, D.C. Summit Ridge Group, LLC President J. Armand Musey CFA presented on a panel titled: “Legal and Regulatory issues affecting SatCon availability.” The panel was moderated by John P. Janka, Partner, Latham & Watkins. For more information, visit: http://www.satnews.com/space13
  • August 28, 2013. Super Wi-Fi & Shared Spectrum Summit, Los Vegas, NV. Summit Ridge Group, LLC President J. Armand Musey presented on a panel titled “VCs and Investors Buying into White Spaces” and another panel titled “Incentive Auction Debate – Are the Stakes too High for Broadcasters?”
  • June 5, 2013. Federal Communications Bar Association – New York Chapter, NY, NY. Summit Ridge Group, LLC President J. Armand Musey presented on a panel discussing the FCC’s TV Broadcast Incentive Auction. Panelists included Christopher Wieczorek, Sr. Corporate Counsel, T-Mobile US; Charles Bell, Programs Director, Consumers Union; Jonathan Cohen, Partner Wilkinson, Barker & Knauer; and David Donovan, President and Executive Director of the NY State Broadcasters Assoc.
  • April 23-24, 2013. MIT – Cambridge, MA. Summit Ridge Group, LLC President J. Armand Musey participated in Workshop IV of the Wireless Spectrum Research and Development (WSRD) Senior Steering Group of the Federal Government’s Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program (NITRD). The workshop title was “Promoting Economic Efficiency in Spectrum Use: the Economic and Policy R&D Agenda.”
  • April 3rd, 2013. WISPA America, Cincinnati, OH. Presented on a panel titled “Financial Criteria: A Discourse on Financing.” Other panelists included: Bill Evenson of CIT; Chuck Walters of Walters Associates; and Thomas Carroccio of the Law Offices of A. Thomas Carroccio PLLC (Moderator).
  • January 31, 2013. SuperWi-Fi Summit, Miami, FL. Presented on a panel titled “Financial Community and Shared Spectrum: Looking for Common Ground.” Other panelists included Bill Evenson of CIT; Chuck Walters of Walters Associates and Thomas Carroccio of the Law Offices of A. Thomas Carroccio PLLC (Moderator).
  • December 19, 2012. Crossfire Media: Incentive Auctions: What the Broadcasters Need to Know, Washington DC. Moderated a panel discussion titled “Legal Perspective: TV Incentive Auction Reverse Auction Process”. Panelists included Dr. Coleman Bazelon, The Brattle Group; Prof. Thomas Hazlett, George Mason School of Law; and Dr. Mark Fratrik, BIA Kelsey.
  • November 8, 2012. Columbia Law School, New York, NY. Presented a paper titled “Broadcasting Licenses: Ownership Rights and the Spectrum Rationalization Challenge” as part of a speaker series.
  • October 5, 2012. SuperWi-Fi Summit, Austin, TX. Summit Ridge Group, LLC President and Founder J. Armand Musey, CFA presented on a panel titled “Crystal Ball – White Spaces 2018.” Other panelists included Gregory J. Herman, President – Spectrum Evolution; Barlow Keener (Moderator), Principal – Keener Law Group; Marty Stern (Moderator), Partner – K&L Gates LLP; and Rick Whitt, Global Head for Public Policy and Government Relations – Motorola Mobility LLC.
  • October 4, 2012. Super W-Fi Summit, Austin, TX. Summit Ridge Group, LLC  president and founder J. Armand Musey, CFA presented on a panel titled, “Incentive Auctions: Looming Battles, or Burgeoning Partnerships.” Other panelists included Vanu Bose, CEO – Vanu, Inc.; Jim Carlson, CEO – Carlson Wireless; Rod Dir, CEO – Spectrum Bridge; Paul Garnett, Director – Technology Policy; Microsoft; and Rick Whitt, Global Head for Public Policy and Government Relations – Motorola Mobility LLC.
  • March 6, 2012. Association for Law Property and Society Annual Meeting, Georgetown Law Center – Washington, D.C. Summit Ridge Group, LLC  President and Founder, J. Armand Musey, CFA presented an academic paper at this conference.
  • June 2008. Washington Space Business Roundtable, Washington, DC. Summit Ridge Group, LLC President and Founder J. Armand Musey, CFA presented a talk titled “Trials & Pitfalls of Communicating from the Top of the World.”