Kleos Space Announces Two Key Industry Opinion Leaders to Join New Advisory Board

  • Formation of Advisory Board comprising internationally recognised and
    experienced opinion leaders
  • Advisory Board members bring a breadth of experience in intelligence, counter
    terrorism, data analytics, government and defence projects
  • Provides technical guidance for Kleos Space’s activity-based intelligence and data- as-a-service (DaaS) programme

LUXEMBOURG, CANBERRA, October 3, 2018 (Kleos Space PR) — Kleos Space (ASX: KSS) is pleased to announce that it has formed a world-class Advisory Board, initially comprising two leading geospatial intelligence and defence advisers from the United States and United Kingdom.

Roger Davies MBE QGM and Karyn Hayes-Ryan are international opinion leaders in their respective specialty areas across security, counter-intelligence, geospatial intelligence, government and defence projects. They will advise Kleos Space on its current Scouting Mission satellite programme to deliver maritime radio transmission activity data that is targeted for launch Q2 2019 and future expansion planning into the geospatial intelligence and signals intelligence domains.

These appointments will enhance Kleos Space’s operational capabilities – to provide space-enabled, activity-based intelligence, geolocation data as a service (DaaS) to guard borders, protect assets and save lives around the globe.

In announcing the appointments Kleos Space CEO, Andy Bowyer said: “We are assembling an impressive group of internationally recognised key opinion leaders in the satellite and defence industries, who will be instrumental in assisting us move forward our important satellite and geolocation technologies and data-as-a-service offering.

“The quality of our initial two Advisory Board members is testimony to the potential of our space-based infrastructure that will generate unique, commercial geo-spatial and signals intelligence [GEOINT and SIGINT] data and our expertise in integrating this with other intelligence sources for greater insight at a global level to generate subscriber-based data-as-a-service [DaaS] revenues. This capability will help address critical problems being faced today by government agencies, the intelligence community and other end users in locating threats, assets, targets or emergencies, or those in distress across the globe.”

The Kleos Space Advisory Board will initially comprise:

Roger Davies MBE QGM
Kleos Space Defence & Security Advisor – United Kingdom

A former Officer of the British Army with specialties in bomb disposal, counter terrorism, intelligence and special projects, Mr Davies was the founder and CEO of HMS Ltd (Counter IED Services) and VP Business Development for Allen Vanguard (Electronic Warfare Technologies). Before retiring he was the founder of Intelligence Management Support Services Ltd, a provider of intelligence consultancy, data and analysis services to governments and industry.

Karyn Hayes-Ryan
Kleos Space GEOINT Market Strategy Advisor – United States

Ms Hayes-Ryan is a former intelligence community and Department of Defence senior executive with an extensive history in defence, aerospace and IT. Having held senior executive roles in the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency and National Reconnaissance Office, she brings to the Advisory Board extensive experience and skillsets in government acquisition, program management, agile acquisition, engineering, integration, data analytics, technology management, source selection, Federal Acquisition Regulation and procurement.