“Ray Hammond delivered a great keynote. He is a superb speaker.” Google
“Ray gave us an incredible, upbeat glimpse into the future.” Mastercard
“Ray Hammond is one of the best public speakers we have ever seen.” GE Corporation, Europe
“A really stunning keynote speech.” Microsoft
“Ray’s speech was uplifting, inspiring and visionary.” Vodafone
“Ray stimulated and inspired our North American sales team at the end of a very long day.” Ericsson Networks
“As a speaker, Ray Hammond has Mojo!” National Property Council of Australia.
“Ray Hammond was fabulous. He bent our minds.” Intel Corporation
“Ray – thank you for your terrific contribution to our Business Leadership Forum.” McKinsey & Co
“Ray was awesome at our 4th Annual Seminar in Montego Bay.” Ministry of Tourism, Jamaica
“Ray was brilliant at our client conference in Cape Town.” Telkom SA

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Putting The Whole Planet Under Real-Time Surveillance

 Airbus SEand two of the world’s most recognizable tech billionaires, MicrosoftCorp. founder Bill Gates and SoftBank Group Corp. Chief Executive Masayoshi Son, propose to build and launch some 500 small satellites intended to provide unmatched video coverage of the globe.

 The EarthNow LLC project is still in its formative stage without a firm price tag, launch schedule or technical details, according to founder and CEO Russell Hannigan.

In an interview, Hannigan said the current concept envisions satellites weighing close to 500 pounds each, with a total cost for the system above $1 billion. Those numbers could change, but the announcement underscores industry-wide momentum to launch constellations of satellites no bigger, for example, than a portable refrigerator.

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