MyGalileoApp Competition mentors






Piotr Bucki

#Marketing #Branding #UX

Piotr is an architect who does not design, an academic teacher who does not fit schemes, a communication fanatic addicted to analyses and social psychologist always looking for WHY? He considers himself a modern-day Hermes – a researcher who combines different inspirations to come up with new solutions. He collects ideas and merges them into new ones and he aims to build it all on a solid neuroscientific base. Piotr works with companies big and small, local and global, offering them support and a bit of a struggle with communication strategies. He also teaches and trains in a wide range of communication-related areas. Marketing, PR, Branding, UX, Copywriting – name it and he will gather data, analyses them and come up with tools & stories to support your project. Piotr works mainly in Marketing and R&D but he also teaches at 3 different universities.



Miguel Torroja – Broadcom

#chipset #signalprocessing #dualfrequency

Miguel Torroja is a Principal GNSS Software Engineer working at Broadcom for more than ten years. He has been involved in many different phases of the development of the GNSS chips: Android and Linux drivers, signal processing in the receiver and positioning engine.

His most recent work in GNSS was with dual frequency and carrier phase algorithms for the 4775x family chip and he is currently working in the tight integration of sensors with the GNSS solution. Miguel is also an enthusiast of open source for more than 20 years.



Ed Parsons – Google

#GoogleLocation #GeospatialTechnologist #geography

Ed Parsons is the Geospatial Technologist of Google, with responsibility for evangelising Google’s mission to organise the world’s information using geography. In this role he maintains links with Governments, Universities, Research and Standards Organisations which are involved in the development of Geospatial Technology. 

He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Open Geospatial Consortium and was co-chair of the W3C/OGC Spatial Data on the Web Working Group. He is a Visiting Professor at University College London and an Executive Fellow at the University of Aberdeen Business School. More info at:


Willem Bulthuis

#Businessmodel #Go-to-market #ValueProposition #Fundraising

Willem has 30 years of Executive Experience in Global High-Tech Corporations like Philips Electronics, NXP Semiconductors, Giesecke & Devrient, secunet Security Networks AG, as Global Sales Executive, Group CTO and Board Member. Lived in Europe and Silicon Valley. Today, he is a Venture Partner at a Silicon Valley – based DeepTech VC; an Advisor to European Corporates on Start-up Cooperation; a Mentor, Board Member and Investor of Start-ups; and a Mentor at several Accelerators.


Zane Smilga, Verhaert - Masters in Innovation

#ProductDevelopment #InnovationManagement

Zane has more than 15 years’ experience in the area of innovation management & new product development. Currently, Zane is head of the Innovation Lab at Verhaert, where she not only acts as a valued coach, but also coordinates all consulting projects so they deliver beyond expectations but within due delivery. She executed innovation engagements for multinationals such as Villeroy&Boch, Henkel, Procter & Gamble, ABinbev, Bavaria, Atlas Copco, Terumo, as well as SMEs and research organisations. Zane has experience across multiple industries allowing to bring learning from one market to another with proven track record in cross-functional cooperation.


Moisés Navarro-Gallardo 

#GNSS #RawMeasurements #SignalProcessing

Moisés Navarro-Gallardo has been involved in the several projects with ESA and GSA working on the research of signal processing techniques for GNSS signals. He has been working in ESA Navigation Receiver laboratories supporting Galileo program during the IOT and IOV phases and several projects related to Galileo and GNSS receivers. 

Currently he is the technical coordinator of the User Segment Support Team within the Galileo Support Project working for GSA carrying on several Galileo testing campaigns. He is member of the GSA GNSS Raw measurement Task Force.


Lukasz Bonenberg

#GNSS #RawMeasurements #Localisation

Dr Lukasz Bonenberg is a Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham working on precise and mass market navigation, sensor fusion and positioning resilience. He has 15 years of experience in industry (precise positioning and engineering), research and teaching. Some of his code can be found at Github (DfAC). 

Lukasz is a Corporate Member of Chartered Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors, member of the Institute of Navigation (ION) and the GSA GNSS Raw measurement Task Force.



Fabrice Testa

#Strategy #Businessmodel #Fundraising

Fabrice Testa is a serial entrepreneur, a business angel and a deep tech expert who successfully founded, co-founded or participated in the launch of multiple tech startups which created hundreds of jobs and generated multi-millions revenues. He has an international experience with extensive know-how in innovation with both disruptive technology and business models. Fabrice has knowledge/interest/experience in space, AI, robotics, blockchain, energy. He holds a Master in Business Management from Solvay Business School of Brussels as well as a M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from University of Liege. Fabrice has also completed an Executive Program in Strategy & Innovation at MIT Sloan School of Management, an Executive Program in Venture Capital at Berkeley Haas School of Business and a Professional Education Program in Machine Learning at MIT.  He is also a member of Singularity University Abundance 360 and a Leadership Team Member of Singularity University Luxembourg Chapter, which gives him a special insight and knowledge into exponential technologies and organizations.

Fabrice’s preferred quote is from Peter Diamandis: "The day before something is a breakthrough it's a crazy idea".

Updated: Feb 20, 2019