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Keynote Speaker

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Dr. Peck is a critical part of the engineering faculty here at Cornell University, where he focuses on Aerospace and Systems Engineering. From 2011 through 2013, Dr. Peck served as NASA's Chief Technologist, one of the seven highest-ranking officials at the renown space agency. During his time at NASA, he served as the primary advisor to the NASA Administrator on matters of technology-investment strategy, roadmapping, prioritization, partnerships, intellectual property, and commercialization. His work with NASA has included collaborations in space-policy development with the executive and legislative branches of the U.S. government. Dr. Peck has had years of experience in next-generation aerospace research that was largely funded by different government organizations. He has also worked in the industry for over 10 years, notably at Boeing Satellite Systems where he focused on commercial and government spacecraft systems engineering as well as mission operations for a number of aircrafts. Dr. Peck has 19 patents in Space Technology from his work and years of experience, and continues to be one of the most influential individuals in the world of aerospace engineering.