2015 Conference Schedule

June 8


7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Registration Open

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Excellence in Avionics Awards Breakfast

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Historic Virginia Vineyard Tour & Luncheon

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Game Changers for In-Flight Connectivity Reception

June 9


7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Registration Open

7:01 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Opening Keynote Presentation: Aviation in the Internet of Everything Age

8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Airlines Roundtable: Improving the Passenger Experience Through Connectivity

9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Morning Networking Break

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Industry Case Study: Gogo

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Ku-band vs. Ka-band: Pros and Cons of Each Band

12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Keynote Lunch: Patee Sarasin

1:25 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Alternative Industry Case Studies

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Afternoon Networking Break

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Airline Case Study

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Telemedicine: How a Connected Aircraft Can Improve Processes

4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

An Airframe Perspective: How Will Connectivity Be Built In?

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Networking Reception

June 10


7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Registration Open

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Airlines Roundtable: Improving Operations Through Connectivity

9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Morning Networking Break

10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

The Connected Cockpit: The Future Look

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Solving the Future Proofing of Aircraft Equation

12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Keynote Luncheon: The Connected Aircraft Journey – from ‘Dial-up to High Speed’!

1:50 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.

Airline Case Study: El Al Airlines

2:20 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Cyber-Security: How Can a Connected Aircraft Manage This Threat?

3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Afternoon Networking Break

3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Business Jet Market: Connected Strategies Examined

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Analyst Assessment of Connected Market

5:00 p.m. – 5:05 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Monday, June 8


7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Registration Open

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Excellence in Avionics Awards Breakfast

Recognize and celebrate the winners of the inaugural Excellence in Avionics Awards program at this breakfast on Monday, June 8. Companies and individuals from around the world submitted nominations for several categories including Technology Company of the Year, In-Flight Connectivity Innovation Award, the Giving Back Award, Safety Systems Innovation Award, Lifetime Achievement, and more. Tickets are required to attend this breakfast. 

Tickets can be added to your registration or by calling 1-888-707-5814.

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Historic Virginia Vineyard Tour & Luncheon

See Thomas Jefferson’s vision of a “great American wine based on a French model” come to reality at one of Virginia’s most popular wineries, RdV Vineyards. Bordeaux grapes, planted on a granite hillside, have produced world-class wines that marry the elegance of Bordeaux with the bold spirit of California. Upon arrival guests will enjoy a group tasting followed by optional tours of the grounds on this half-day adventure. Guests will have the opportunity to purchase individual bottles directly from the winery, as well as have cases shipped to their homes.

Following the tasting, guests will head to the historic town of Middleburg, VA. Established in 1787, Middleburg boasts charming shops and inns. Here, guests will enjoy lunch at the Red Fox Inn and Tavern, billed as the “oldest original Inn in America.”

Tickets are required to join this tour. Tickets can be added on to your event registration or by calling 1-888-707-5814.

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Game Changers for In-Flight Connectivity Reception

Sponsored by:
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Tuesday, June 9


7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Registration Open

7:01 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by:

RockwellCollins

 

 

 

 

 

 

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Opening Keynote Presentation: Aviation in the Internet of Everything Age

You’ve heard the buzzwords and probably felt the buzz: digital business transformation, business solutions, customer experience, Big Data, data in motion, fog computing. But what does it all really mean for aviation? Hear Internet pioneer and Cisco thought leader Howard Charney provide critical context and explore the path forward as infrastructure becomes smart, passengers become endpoints, and aircraft emerge as nodes on the Internet of Everything.

Speaker:

Howard Charney, Cisco Systems
Howard Charney
Senior Vice President, Office of the President
Cisco
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Airlines Roundtable: Improving the Passenger Experience Through Connectivity

In a big roundtable, we have a number of the major airlines talking at length about their connected strategies and how they use them to improve the passenger experience. With passengers looking to connect more and basing their buying strategy on an airline’s connectedness, we will look at how airlines are addressing increasingly sophisticated passenger demands.

Speakers:

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Azman Ahmad
General Manager of Products Management
Saudia Airlines
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Mohamad ElAssaad
Senior Manager, IFE & Communications
Gulf Air
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Silvia Prickel
Director, Connected Aircraft Programs
United Airlines
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Gudmundur Oskarsson
Director of Marketing & Business Development
Icelandair
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Moderator
Mark Holmes
Editorial Director
Avionics and Via Satellite
9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Morning Networking Break

Sponsored by:


SES

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Industry Case Study: Gogo

Speaker:

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Andrew Kemmetmueller
VP of Operational Applications
Gogo
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Ku-band vs. Ka-band: Pros and Cons of Each Band

What is a winning strategy here? In this hard hitting panel, we ask companies why they should choose certain solutions based on satellite capacity bands. What is the future? Do solutions based on Ku-band have a long term play considering more Ka-band satellites are set to be launched over the next year? The panelists will address these questions and more to help you figure out the best option for your business

Speakers:

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James Collett
Director, Mobility Services Product Management
Intelsat
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Steven Corda
Vice President, Business Development North America SES
SES
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Meherwan Polad
Director, Business Development for Exede Mobility Services
ViaSat
Ben Griffin
Ben Griffin
Regional Director, Middle East Africa, Aviation
Inmarsat
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Vince Walisko
SVP, Engineering & Operations
Eutelsat America
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Moderator
Brad Grady
Senior Analyst
Northern Sky Research
12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Keynote Lunch: Patee Sarasin

Sponsored by:

honeywell

 

 

 

Speaker:

Patee Sarasin
Patee Sarasin
CEO
Nok Air (Thailand)
1:25 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Alternative Industry Case Studies

There is no doubt that airlines can learn from other industries about connectivity. Whether it is nuances about the business models, or pricing strategies, it is clear that airlines can benefit from experiences in other industries. In this panel, we have key speakers from a number of other industries, including cruise lines and hospitality groups, about their experiences of implementing a connected strategy

Speakers:

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Brooks Martin
Senior Director - Mobile and Digital Guest Experiences
Marriott International
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John Prusnick
Director of IT Innovation & Strategy
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
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Moderator
Mark Holmes
Editorial Director
Avionics and Via Satellite
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Afternoon Networking Break

 

 

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Airline Case Study

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Telemedicine: How a Connected Aircraft Can Improve Processes

A connected aircraft can have a huge impact in terms of telemedicine and safety on aircraft. In an new panel, we have top executives throughout the industry looking at how a Connected aircraft can make a difference here and we have real world examples of where a connected aircraft can make the difference between life and death.

Speaker:

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Michael Quiello
SVP, Corporate Safety
United Airlines
4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

An Airframe Perspective: How Will Connectivity Be Built In?

The demand for a connected aircraft is putting unprecedented demand on aircraft manufacturers to come up with aircraft that can handle a complex ICT infrastructure. With airlines ordering huge numbers of new aircraft, this panel will examine what the connected aircraft means to manufacturers and how they are building new technology into their aircraft.

Speakers:

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Ingo Gäthje
VP - Head of Cabin Innovation (ECT)
Airbus
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Faye Francy
Executive Director of the Aviation ISAC
Boeing
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Networking Reception

Sponsored by:

Gogo Intelsat

Wednesday, June 10


7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Registration Open

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by:

SES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Airlines Roundtable: Improving Operations Through Connectivity

Connecting a fleet is an expensive and costly exercise and passengers are looking for free or inexpensive connectivity.  During this panel, we look at the how connecting a fleet makes sense from a financial and business perspective. This panel will feature a number of airlines looking at ROI and what justifies these costly investments. For example, one of the major savings airlines can make is on fuel. We look at the potential for airlines to reduce fuel costs and improve flight planning as a result, and how this can justify the ROI for airlines looking to connect their fleets. Find out how this will help pilots make smart decisions ahead of time.

Speakers:

Jon Merritt
Director of Flight Operations
United Airlines
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Tim Leonard
Director Compliance & Ops, Certificate Chief, Flight Operations
Southwest Airlines
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Elie Dib
Etihad Airways
Head of Equity Partners
Roland Brenny
Principal, IT
Delta Airlines
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Phil Gleason
Manager, IT
Delta Airlines
9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Morning Networking Break

Sponsored by:

RockwellCollins

10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

The Connected Cockpit: The Future Look

Speakers:

John Hajdukiewicz
John Hajdukiewicz
Director of Product Marketing for the Connected Aircraft
Honeywell
Ben Griffin
Ben Griffin
Regional Director, Middle East Africa, Aviation
Inmarsat
Matthew Underwood
Matthew Underwood
Aerospace Research Engineer
NASA
Robert ODell
Robby O’Dell
Program Manager, Advanced Cockpit Programs
Gulfstream
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Jason Wissink
Director, Technical Sales
Honeywell
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Solving the Future Proofing of Aircraft Equation

What will the aircraft of five years’ time look like, and what will airlines need to do ensure that their fleet is technically at the cutting edge of things? We will talk to airframe manufacturers and key industry players about making sure investments today stand the test of time tomorrow

Speakers:

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Aditya Chatterjee
CTO and SVP of Engineering
Global Eagle Entertainment
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David Gelerman
CEO
Advantech Wireless
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Duc Huy Tran
Vice President Marketing & Strategy
Thales
Gregory Montevideo
Senior Director
Panasonic Avionics
Richard Nordstrom
Richard Nordstrom
Rockwell Collins
Senior Director, Global Marketing Air Transport Cabin Solutions
12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Keynote Luncheon: The Connected Aircraft Journey – from ‘Dial-up to High Speed’!

 

The Connected Aircraft is a technological breakthrough that will revolutionize the airline industry.  But not without some significant growing pains. This is a journey that is not for the faint of heart. Together, we will collaborate on successes, failures, issues, and challenges as we transform the Connected Aircraft from ‘Dial-up to High Speed’!

Speaker:

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Silvia Prickel
Director, Connected Aircraft Programs
United Airlines
1:50 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.

Airline Case Study: El Al Airlines

Speaker:

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Amnon Hammer
Director of Engineering
El Al Airlines
2:20 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Cyber-Security: How Can a Connected Aircraft Manage This Threat?

While a connected aircraft offers new opportunities for airlines to improve efficiency and improve the passenger experience, it also opens up a number of new security issues. Aircraft have been targets for terrorists on many occasions in the past. So, as more and more aircraft come online, how will the industry stay one step ahead of those looking to disrupt its systems? How will system works to reduce any potential impact here?

 

Speakers:

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Axel Jahn
Managing Director, VP Business Development Connectivity
Zodiac Aerospace
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Andy Beers
Director, Aeronautical Sales for the Americas
Cobham SATCOM
Vinit Duggal
Vinit Duggal
Director and Chief Information Security Officer
Intelsat
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Bob Gourley
CTOvision.com and ThreatBrief.com
Publisher
3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Afternoon Networking Break

3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Business Jet Market: Connected Strategies Examined

Business executives need to be connected at all times. The responsibility for bizjet operators is to provide solutions that are the equal, if not superior, to those seen on a commercial aircraft. In this panel, we look a the state of the business jet market and how they are preparing their own connected strategies from a customer perspective, as well as an operational perspective.

Speakers:

Chris Long
Chris Long
VP of Global Asset Management and A/C Configuration
NetJets, Inc.
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Jack Olcott
President
General Aero Company, Inc.
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John Wade
Executive Vice President and General Manager
Gogo
4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Analyst Assessment of Connected Market

Speaker:

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Tim Farrar
President
TMF Associates
5:00 p.m. – 5:05 p.m.

Closing Remarks

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