2015 Conference Schedule

June 8


7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Registration Open

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Excellence in Avionics Awards Breakfast

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Capital City Sights Tour & Luncheon

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 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: Howard Charney, Cisco

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

1:15 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: Nok Air (Thailand)

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


7:00 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.

Morning Keynote Presentation

8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Airlines Roundtable: Improving Operations Through Connectivity

9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Analyst Assessment of Connected Market

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Morning Networking Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The Connected Cockpit: The Future Look

12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Keynote Lunch: Silvia Prickel, United Airlines

1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

AirlineCase Study: El Al Airlines

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Solving the Future Proofing of Aircraft Equation

2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Afternoon Networking Break

3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Business Jet Market: Connected Strategies Examined

4:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Monday, June 8


7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Registration Open

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 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.

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Capital City Sights Tour & Luncheon

Experience Washington, D.C. in style. Hop on a riding tour of our nation’s capital at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 8 for a day-long experience narrated by a licensed, uniformed Capital City Events tour guide and see all of the history and culture D.C. has to offer. See theSmithsonian Museums and the National Gallery of Art, ride through the route taken during the inaugural parade, check out Lafayette Park and make several stops at iconic Washington landmarks including theLincoln Memorial, National Mall, Tidal Basin, U.S. Capitol Building, the FBI Building and more as you zip around the city. During this day-long tour, guests will make a stop for lunch at The Hamilton, one of D.C.’s newest restaurants offering creative dishes that escape classification. Enjoy lunch from an original menu inspired by the diversity that makes D.C. great.

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

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 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: Howard Charney, Cisco

Howard Charney, Senior Vice President, Office of the President, Cisco

Speaker:

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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 to kick off the conference, 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:

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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Angela Vargo
Manager, Product Development
Southwest Airlines
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Gudmundur Oskarsson
Director of Marketing & Business Development
Icelandair
Mark Holmes
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
Senior Manager, Risk Management and Innovation
SES
Neil James
Executive Director of Sales and Marketing
Panasonic Avionics
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Meherwan Polad
Director, Business Development for Exede Mobility Services
ViaSat
Ben Griffin
Regional Director, Middle East Africa, Aviation
Inmarsat
Moderator
Tim Farrar
President
TMF Associates
12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Keynote Lunch

Sponsored by:

honeywell

 

 

 

1:15 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:

Christopher Baer
Senior Director, Insight, Strategy + Innovation
Marriott Hotels
Gregory Martin
Director of IT Operations
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd
John Prusnick
Director of IT Innovation & Strategy
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
Jason Schulz
Manager, Strategic Partnerships
Toyota USA
Mark Holmes
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: Nok Air (Thailand)

Speaker:

Patee Sarasin
CEO
Nok Air (Thailand)
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:

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:

Ingo Gäthje
VP - Head of Cabin Innovation (ECT)
Airbus
John Craig
Chief Engineer, Cabin & Network Systems
Boeing
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Networking Reception

Sponsored by:

Gogo Intelsat

Wednesday, June 10


7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Registration Open

7:01 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by:

SES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Morning Keynote Presentation

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
Elie Dip
Etihad Airways
Head of Equity Partners
Oliver Wagner
COO
Germanwings
Dan Smith
Principal Engineer, Systems/Avionics
Hawaiian Airlines
9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Analyst Assessment of Connected Market

Speaker:

Tim Farrar
President
TMF Associates
10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Morning Networking Break

Sponsored by:

RockwellCollins

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The Connected Cockpit: The Future Look

Speakers:

John Hajdukiewicz
Director of Product Marketing for the Connected Aircraft
Honeywell
Paula Ferrai
Manager, Infrastructure Investment Control
Inmarsat
12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Keynote Lunch: Silvia Prickel, United Airlines

Silvia Prickel, Managing Director, Connected Aircraft Program, United Airlines

Speaker:

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Silvia Prickel
Director, Connected Aircraft Programs
United Airlines
1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

AirlineCase Study: El Al Airlines

Speaker:

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Amnon Hammer
Director of Engineering
El Al Airlines
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 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
David Gelerman
CEO
Advantech Wireless
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Mike Moeller
Vice President of Sales
Thales
2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Afternoon Networking Break

3:15 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.
Jack Olcott
President
General Aero Company, Inc.
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John Wade
Executive Vice President and General Manager
Gogo
4:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Closing Remarks

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Gold Sponsors

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