Lost in Space, with Mike Bearman and Andrea Bennetti of Sapienza

On this week’s episode of The Innovation Engine podcast, we’re branching out a little to get lost in space. Among the topics we discuss are whether the next generation of innovation in space lies in private industry or government, what the future of manned space travel looks like, and why the next generation of innovation on earth will rely on satellites and other devices that are launched into space.

Andrea Bennetti and Mike Bearman of Sapienza Consulting join us on this week’s episode. Sapienza Consulting is a leading provider of space missions and project support through people, software, and services. The company has been a supplier to the European Space Agency since 1994.

Mike Bearman is the Managing Director and Founder of Sapienza Consulting. His background in project management led him to found Sapienza, which specializes in Internet-based project management solutions for space agencies. Andrea Bennetti is the Commercial Director at Sapienza, where he is responsible for the company’s commercial strategies and activities for mission-critical applications. He leads the company’s Innovation and New Product Development strategies and oversees Marketing and Sales across all business streams.

Episode Highlights

Here are some highlights from this week’s episode:

  • Andrea and Mike share their opinions on whether Google’s Project Loon, which is a project to bring Wi-Fi to all corners of the Earth, is actually feasible
  • Mike talks about what he has seen change in project managing space projects since founding Sapienza in 1994
  • We talk about whether ET actually did try to phone home to Earth this past April

Listen to the Episode

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Show Notes

Will Sherlin

Will Sherlin

Senior Manager of Digital Marketing

Will Sherlin is the Senior Manager of Digital Marketing at 3Pillar Global. He oversees the 3Pillar website and other web properties, hosts 3Pillar’s ‘Innovation Engine’ podcast, and manages 3Pillar’s social media accounts. Prior to its acquisition by 3Pillar, Will was an Account Manager at PointAbout, a DC-based mobile app boutique that specialized in developing iPhone and iPad apps. He holds a BA in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina.

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