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RHEA Talk webinars provide an insight into new technologies, programmes and activities within the space and security sectors. Join us to hear from RHEA experts and other industry leaders who are leading the way in driving technology change. Every RHEA Talk will give you the opportunity to ask questions you have always wanted to ask and learn more about current market trends.

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New Space – A Different Dimension

28 November 2023

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Digital Twins – For a More Secure and Sustainable World

26 October 2023

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Physical Security in Critical Infrastructure

30 May 2023

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New Space – A Different Dimension

Date: Tuesday 28 November 2023 at 16:30 CET / 15:30 GMT / 10:30 EST

This RHEA Talk webinar looks at the New Space market and how it has moved into a new dimension, with New Space players bringing innovative ways of accessing and operating satellites through to data collection. This in turn has enabled a growth in the use of space technology and data, especially in the downstream market. Speakers will provide an overview of the changing space sector, discuss how space agencies are working with New Space companies and talk about the reality of being a New Space company in today’s market.

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Digital Twins – For a More Secure and Sustainable World

Date: 26 October 2023 at 15:00 CET / 14:00 BST / 09:00 EDT

In this RHEA Talk webinar, industry experts will explain how digital twins are benefiting different market sectors. For instance, how can a digital replica of the Earth help us to understand our planet’s past, present and future? They will share insights into the European Commission’s Destination Earth project, how avatars and AI are being used to reach new frontiers in space and defence, and how digital twin technology is being used in security for space.

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Physical Security in Critical Infrastructure

Date: 30 May 2023 at 16:00 CET / 15:00 BST / 10:00 EST

Physical security is vitally important for critical infrastructure.

In this RHEA Talk, physical security experts from government, industry and defence organizations across the globe will share insights into how physical security has evolved. They will also explain how the increasing connectivity of IT systems and accessibility by the wider population has accelerated the convergence of cyber and physical security.

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Transforming Engineering with Digital Continuity 

Date: 30 March 2023 at 15:00 (CET) / 14:00 (BST) / 09:00 (EST)   

Engineering projects in the space sector and other critical infrastructures are often complex, with long lead times. Enabling digital continuity across all disciplines and throughout the supply chain promises to increase efficiency and reduce errors for such projects, but how far away are we from true digital continuity and what is needed to get there?  

In this RHEA Talk, leading industry experts will provide an overview of digital continuity, its benefits for engineering projects, and the role of concurrent design and model-based system engineering. 

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Introducing the European Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence (ECCE)

Date: 27 October 2022 at 15:00 (CET) / 14:00 (BST) / 09:00 (EDT)

RHEA’s new European Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence (ECCE), due to open in late 2023 in Transinne, Belgium, will offer a full range of cybersecurity services to protect the critical infrastructures and assets of Europe’s economic, institutional and governmental organizations. Services will include all RHEA’s capabilities, including testing, consultancy, design, training, managed security operations centre (SOC) services and incident response.

Find out about the ECCE, how it will work and what it will offer you and your organization.

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Cybersecurity Careers at RHEA – What’s On Offer?

Date: 29 September 2022 at 15.00 (CET) / 14.00 (BST) / 09.00 (EDT)

RHEA has a wealth of expertise in the cybersecurity domain, especially in the space sector. We are increasing our cybersecurity activities, resulting in many career opportunities in the cyber domain across Europe and Canada in all related competences and at all levels. As part of this, we will soon be recruiting cybersecurity staff to work in our purpose-built Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence in Transinne, Belgium.

If you are looking for a new challenge in a growing company, this online recruitment event gives you the chance to find out what opportunities are currently open, and hear about those that are just around the corner.

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The Challenges of New Space Launch

Date: 28 June 2022 at 15:00 CET / 14:00 BST / 09:00 EST

Alongside the exponential growth in commercial operators and the advancements in CubeSats and SmallSats, access to space is becoming easier due to the development of commercial spaceports across Europe. This RHEA Talk webinar provides an insight into the aims and challenges faced by the commercial launch sector, including funding and regulatory, technical and environmental issues.

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Security in Space

Date: 4 May 2022 at 15.00 (CET) / 14.00 (BST) / 09.00 (EDT)

Space is more than a technology challenge. It is now essential in our daily lives – for navigation, communication, science, weather forecasting, and more. But as our reliance on space has increased, cyber threats have accelerated at an alarming rate. This RHEA Talk session provides an insight into how the space sector is adapting to protect every element of a space mission against cyberattacks.

Speakers: Massimo Mercati, Head of ESA’s Security Office; Stefano Iannitti, Head of Security at the European Union Agency for the Space Programmes (EUSPA); Douglas Wiemer, RHEA Chief Technology Officer – Cyber.

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Building a Career in the Space Sector

Date: 31 March 2022

Many people have a passion for space, but most of us assume you need to be a rocket scientist or mathematician to work in the space sector. In reality it offers a wealth of job opportunities.

If you are looking for a career in space and want to find out if you have the right qualifications and aptitude, or if you are already working in the sector and want to enhance your career, join our webinar. Our recruiters and staff will reveal the space sector landscape and advise how you can prepare your application, what is important when applying for jobs and how to best position yourself, whether for your first role or your next opportunity. The webinar will include a Q&A session for you to post questions to the panel.

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A Career in Cybersecurity?

Date: 7 December 2021

At the end of the year, many people think about new career challenges. This RHEA Talk webinar looks at opportunities in the cybersecurity sector, where there is a shortage of personnel, and vacancies exist not just for technical engineers, but also project managers, IT professionals, product managers, marketing personnel and many others. Find out what roles are available and how to best promote yourself from our RHEA experts including:

  • Bram Couwberghs, VP/Global Director of Security Services
  • Ana-Maria Matejic, Cyber-Strategy/Cybersecurity Services Manager
  • Jiri Kuchta, Deputy Recruitment Manager

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Space Situational Awareness

Date: 5 October 2021

Focus: Life on Earth is constantly at risk from a wide range of natural and human-made hazards from space. Topics covered in this webinar included an insight into institutional Space Situational Awareness (SSA) programmes, such as the European Space Agency’s (ESA’s) SSA programme, the importance of SSA for satellite operators, an overview of present and future commercial activities related to SSA and advice on security aspects of SSA.

Speakers: Dr Holger Krag, Head of Space Safety Programme Office, ESA; Frederic Pelletier, Technical Director, NorthStar Earth & Space Inc.; Mark Rawlins, Director, Business Development, Government Services EMEA, Eutelsat; Jim Cater, Regional Director, RHEA Group

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Growth of the Commercial Space Market

Date: 1 July 2021

Focus: Globally, the space sector is evolving at an ever-increasing rate, with private operators, entrepreneurs and a wealth of SMEs creating new technologies and solutions that are changing the dynamics of the sector. Topics covered included: an overview of the changing commercial market; how new spaceports and launchers will provide more accessible access to space; Earth observation data services now available for commercial use; services and solutions being developed by a commercial operator.

Speakers: Pascal Rogiest, RHEA’s Chief European Institutions Officer; Mark Roberts, RHEA’s Defence and Security Director; Andy Shaw, Director at Assimila; Eduardo Cruz, GOMSpace Luxembourg Country Manager.

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Changing the Mindset for Your Next Career Move

Date: 20 May 2021

Focus: During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people became reluctant to take their next career step due to market uncertainties. This webinar is designed to help you change your mindset around your next move. Many companies are recruiting, including RHEA, who currently have over 60 vacancies, and provide you all you need to change jobs, even if that means moving to another country. Hear how you can take advantage of the many job opportunities on offer.

Speakers: Vanessa Lewis, RHEA’s Head of Recruitment, German Cingerli, International Technical Recruiter and Behavioural Psychologist, and Alessandro Vendetti who joined RHEA as an IT System Engineer in April 2020, at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Value of Cybersecurity Education

Our second RHEA Talk webinar on 6 May 2021 focussed on the value of cybersecurity education and the use of cyber-ranges for training. Shahid Raza, Director of Cybersecurity Unit at RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, and Trish Dyl, Director of Cyber Range and Partnerships, Ryerson University, discussed their experiences, with additional insights provided by RHEA’s Bram Couwberghs, Director, Security Services, and Matteo Merialdo, Manager, Security Services Research & Development.

Topics covered included:

  • How a cyber-range can support operational resilience
  • Who should be trained first
  • Addressing the gap in the cybersecurity labour force
  • Can RHEA’s CITEF offer a true digital twin?

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Enhanced Management Through Concurrent Design

Our first RHEA Talk webinar (9 March 2021) featured three experts who explored the power of concurrent design for complex projects. Hosted by John Bone, RHEA Group’s Chief Commercial Officer, the panellists were Rajko Brokken (Change Manager at Netherlands Defence Materiel Organisation) and RHEA Group’s Sam Gerené and Mark Roberts.

Topics covered by the panel during the webinar included:

  • How to use concurrent design
  • The benefits of concurrent design
  • How it can save time, reduce costs, improve risk management and foster collaboration

Read more about this concurrent design webinar or watch the video of the complete event.

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