Thomas van der Heyden

PT. Dini Nusa Kusuma

Moderator: Energy, Industry and Mining: Serving New Big Data-Driven Markets

Mr. van der Heyden is a 40 year satellite and secure communications industry entrepreneur with many significant achievements to his credit.

Selected Professional Accomplishments of Note
• Developed the total solution Indonesian FutureStar Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) GEO program from scratch. The program will serve high-value, secure connectivity requirements across many market verticals to include; Commercial, Government, and Defense applications.
• Co-founded and built Orbital Sciences, the first commercial small (lightsat) geostationary satellite manufacturer, and developed the Star spacecraft concept.
• Built the Indonesian national DBS Pay Television program (IndoVision) from concept through turn-key launch and operation including technical, regulatory, and operations.
• Pioneered the commercialization of Digital Audio Broadcasting and Digital Audio Radio Service (DAB/DARS). Developed some of the first DAB system designs.
• Built Indonesia's first nationwide digital voice and data network, based on advanced 240 Mbps satellite Transponder Hopping TDMA technology.
• Designed and built China’s first voice & data satellite networks and developed the first Chinese-Canadian telecommunication technology transfer program.
• Designed and built Taiwan’s first satellite voice and data networks.
• Designed and built the US government Consolidated Space Operations Center global secure network.

Educational Background
• 1984 George Washington University, Advanced Communication System Engineering

• 1981 University of Maryland, Business Administration / Contract Law

• 1974 US Army Signal Corps School, Satellite Communication System Engineering - Class valedictorian

• 1971 University of Heidelberg, Studies in Political Science