Unofficial Notes from NYC Connectivity Conference 2019

On June 26th and 27th, Connectivity Business held a two-day conference in NYC. The event was held in the shiny new Hudson Yards office of the law firm Milbank LLP (formerly known as Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy). True to form, Milbank supplied not only an excellent location, but also terrific food and drinks. In a nice break from law firm rivalry, other law firms, including Hogan Lovells, Reed Smith, and Sheppard Mullin were also event sponsors.

The content itself was an interesting “crossover” between satellite and wireless and a clear recognition of the increasing interdependence of the two formerly separate industries. Speakers were fairly sober about the challenge in front of the industry, ranging from 5G and IoT business models to financing large constellations to the changing role of service providers.

We are looking forward to next year’s event, scheduled for June 23rd and 24th in the same location. Summit Ridge Group’s summary each session is attached.