Inmarsat hosts developers at London conference

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Inmarsat will announce their new open technology strategy today at the inaugural Inmarsat Developer Conference.

The three-day event, hosted at Inmarsat’s headquarters in London, will bring together developers and companies from around the world to hear about Inmarsat’s plans.

Under discussion will be the future of satellite communications and how they can be used in industries including maritime, enterprise, aviation and government.

Today’s event will feature a keynote speech delivered by Ian Kennedy of Cisco, a key strategic partner of the British satellite telecoms firm. Titled ‘Disruptive Innovation in a Hyper-connected Future’, it will describe a vision of 2020 and how sensors and actuators will have changed the way we work.

Michele Franci, Chief Technology Officer, Inmarsat, said: "We recognise the constant need for people and things to be connected regardless of time or location. We have been providing global mobile connectivity for decades and want to leverage this position to facilitate the development of new applications, enhancing the way in which people interact with our technologies."

"Our new open technology approach, based on building blocks made easily available, will allow both new and existing partners to take advantage of our cutting edge technology, particularly Global Xpress, as a platform on which to build bespoke applications in new areas. This is the first IDC we are holding and I personally look forward to welcoming new developers into our already impressive community."

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