Vice President of Humanitarian Affairs at Eutelsat
Simon Gray is the Vice President of Humanitarian Affairs for Eutelsat and he is also a member of the ITU Advisory board for developing disaster comms strategy world-wide. He has been elected by the other 8 satellite fleet operators to coordinate the Satellite charter with the UN for the satellite industry. Simon has been elected a Director of the GVF, for over 6 years. He has worked in the satellite industry for over 20 years and while at Eutelsat has been responsible for the largest training program ever undertaken by a satellite operator. His role in Eutelsat has also encompassed developing a new class of satellite terminal, equipment approval, mobile Apps, training courses & training tools. His team has also been responsible for overseeing over 350,000 terminal installations across 4 continents and he is the point of reference for the Eutelsat fleet for remote terminal technology.
The satellite industry Crisis Connectivity Charter and mobile industry’s Humanitarian Connectivity Charter are sets of commitments from its private sector signatories to enhance connectivity in times of crisis, facilitating communications between and across all those responding to humanitarian emergencies, including affected communities. What does it take to consolidate the industry around specific and predictable deliverables […]