President, Government Systems
Speaker: Adapting the Government-Commercial Satcom Relationship for the 21st Century
Ken Peterman is president of Viasat’s Government Systems business. In this role, he oversees a global team delivering products and solutions that are designed to enable the collection and dissemination of secure real-time digital information and intelligence between individuals in command centers and on the tactical edge, serving on ground, air or maritime platforms. Ken joined Viasat in April 2013 as Vice President, Government Systems; he was later appointed to President in May 2017.
Ken has over 30 years of experience in general management, systems engineering, strategic planning, portfolio management, and business leadership in the aerospace and defense industries. He’s held a number of senior leader roles during his career, which included positions with SpyGlass Group, Exelis Communications and Force Protection Systems, ITT Communications Systems and Rockwell Collins.
Ken earned a B.S.E.E. degree from Tri-State University (now Trine).