Sergio Albani

Head of RTDI Unit, European Union Satellite Centre

Sergio Albani is the Head of Research, Technology Development and Innovation (RTDI) Unit at the European Union Satellite Centre. He is in charge of implementing new operational solutions in the Space and Security domain looking at the whole EO and collateral data lifecycle; this is performed by exploiting new data acquisition systems, secure satellite communications, emerging technologies and innovative EO based solutions. He is responsible for several H2020 projects as well as ESA Point of Contact and GEO Principal Alternate. Mr. Albani holds a Master’s Degree in Physics (Astrophysics and Space Physics branch) and a 2nd Level Specializing Master in Journalism and Scientific & Institutional Communication.

Sergio is speaking at

Application Track 3 - Data Driven AI solutions
November 4, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Speakers

  • Anca Costea (Parallel session chair) Manager, Policies, Strategies and International Cooperation, Terrasigna
  • Codrina Ilie (Parallel session chair) GIS/RS Specialist, Terrasigna
  • Florin Serban (Parallel session chair) Managing Director, Terrasigna
  • Francesco Barbato (Speaker) Policy Officer, European Commission
  • Manolis Koubarakis (Speaker) ExtremeEarth
  • Sergio Albani (Speaker) Head of RTDI Unit, European Union Satellite Centre
  • Emmanuel Pajot (Speaker) Secretary General, EARSC
  • María Ballester (Speaker) Senior Project Manager, GMV Aerospace and Defence
  • Ana Sebastian (Speaker) Business Development Manager for EO Applications -, GMV
  • Alessandro Donati (Speaker) Artificial Intelligence & Operations Innovation Manager, ESA

Description

Scrutinizing the European progress, ongoing and planned initiatives, it  is safe to say that Europe has all the necessary building blocks prepared to assume leadership in the development of a robust AI ecosystem, with a high emphasis on the wealth of knowledge that can be extracted from Earth Observation.
The main objective of this session is to highlight the progress made with all the different components, from infrastructure developments, to faster, more complex algorithms and innovative use cases of Earth Observation usage across Europe. 

From the beginning the stated scope of the Earth Observation working group within BDVA was to build bridges between the ICT community and the Earth Observation one, as we identified it as being crucial in order for the wider community to fully benefit from the wealth of EO data.  Through our EBDVF 2020 session, we share the progress made, the public and private initiatives, the opportunities identified, as well as what are the challenges that lie ahead.

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