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01-12-2020

Episode #011

Never stop innovating. Episode 11 - Carmel Ortiz, Vice President, Systems Innovation, Intelsat

Never stop innovating. Episode 11 - Carmel Ortiz, Vice President, Systems Innovation, Intelsat

Interviewing someone who’s daily job is to drive innovation in an industry we love was always going to be a good episode! Carmel is Intelsat’s VP for Systems Innovation, having spent 4 years at OneWeb prior to that as their Chief Systems Engineer. She’s been fortunate to be a part of some great teams and projects over the years which is fascinating to hear about. We cover the last few months and how despite the pandemic, there’s been a tremendous amount to be proud of in terms of achievements for her team and Intelsat as a whole. As with all our guests, we cover diversity in the industry. A key takeaway being the pitfalls of organisations having incoming metrics of diverse talent, but ignoring the subsequent retention through a lack of inclusion and equality, such a valid point that many miss.