Nieuws en downloads

Mini Symposium: “Software Engineering in the Space Industry"

1 November 2018

CGI Rotterdam, George Hintzenweg 89, 3068 AX Rotterdam

Come join us during the mini symposium “Software engineering in the space industry: at the forefront of innovation, yet conservative in nature”. Interested in hearing about the contradiction? Sharing your opinion? Broadening your horizon? Then make sure to sign up soon and come join us in crossing boundaries!

On November 1st, the space department of CGI NL will organize an mini symposium about software engineering in space, and you can be a part of it! This event is a unique opportunity to hear more about and share your opinion on the topic:

Software engineering in the space industry: at the forefront of innovation, yet conservative in nature”.

The program will be an eclectic mixture of presentations, a panel discussion, and even a networking event parallel to speed-dating with our professionals to discuss job opportunities. Moreover, it provides an excellent networking opportunity with fellow IT specialists in the space field.


The Keynote presentation is hosted by JOHAN Sports: “Innovative performance analytics for sports teams driven by space technology.” JOHAN Sports is part of the European Space Agency (ESA) Business Incubation Program in Noordwijk and is supported by the European GNSS Agency (GSA).

Panel discussion

The panel discussion is centred around the theme of the contrast within software engineering in the space industry. Provocative statements will be discussed by prominent representatives from industry, academics, and government. The panel consists of the following members:

Manuel Fernandez, Software Product Assurance Engineer at ESA, ESTEC. Provides software product assurance functional support for flight and ground software. Has worked on missions including Euclid, CHEOPS, Sentinel 6 and AEOLUS. Also an important member of the working group for the Agile Handbook as part of the ECSS (European Cooperation for Space Standardization) standardization activities.

Dominic Dirkx, Assistant Professor at the department of Astrodynamics and Space Missions at the Delft University of Technology. Project manager and lead developer of Tudat, an open-source C++ toolbox that supports astrodynamics and space research, used by institutions around the world.

Peter Post, Founder and Director of PinC Agro. His specialties are: leading change, business development, business models, out-of-the-box thinking, storytelling and customer intimacy. Member of Yellow Cats, an innovation leaders network. Start-up coach. Currently exploring the use of space data and technology to help customers get a grip on their business.

Jeroen Meulman, Director Consulting Services Space at CGI Netherland. Manages highly complex security architectures and IT projects involving the global navigation satellite system Galileo.

Make sure that you secure your spot in the Spark Innovation Center by signing up below!

17:30 - 18:15 Walk-in and walking dinner
18:15 - 18:45 Presentation “Software Engineering in CGI’s Space Department”
18:45 - 19:15 Keynote speaker: JOHAN Sports
19:15 - 20:00 Panel discussion
20:00 - 21:30 Drinks and networking

Do you have any remaining questions? Don’t hesitate to send an email to!