2014 Conference Schedule

 

TUESDAY JUNE 3rd

TIME

PANEL

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast RClogo_col_rgb_94px
08:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Opening Remarks & Keynote

Speaker:

Steve Bradford, Chief Scientist for Architecture and NextGen Development in the FAA’s NextGen Office, FAA

Bradford will share that the FAA wants to partner with industry to utilize connectivity with the flight deck to increase situational awareness both on the ground and in the air. The FAA has ongoing research on how to best use our evolving information management through SWIM to improve coordination between ground and air, whether FAA to pilot or ATC to pilot, and ATC to FAA. He will also discuss how to take full advantage of this Internet environment, which does not really differentiate whether the information or interaction is ground or air. This is an opportunity for joint exploration and a rich area for application developers given the nature of the information and type of interactions.

08:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. THE CONNECTED AIRCRAFT 2.0: BUSINESS MODELS FOR THE FUTURE

Most airlines have revealed their plans to connect the fleet. However, this is only the start of the investment. This panel will feature key decision makers from airlines and talk to them about what they think the business models of the future will be as they look to maximize the return on the ‘Connected Aircraft.'

Speakers:

Mohamad ElAssaad, Senior Manager IFE & Communications, Gulf Air
Gudmundur Oskarsson, Director, Marketing and Business Development, Icelandair
Patrick Brannelly, Vice President, Corporate Communications, Marketing & Brand Product, Publishing, Digital & Events, Emirates
Dan Smith,
Principal Engineer – Avionics Engineering, Hawaiian Air
Nsizwa Khumalo
, Manager: BFE Program & Projects Connectivity Program Manager (CPM), Etihad Airways
Boris Bubresko
, Head of Business Development, Norwegian Air Shuttle

Moderator:
Mark Holmes,
Editorial Director, Via Satellite & Avionics Magazine

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Networking Break – Sponsored by: SES 70x44
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. FUTURE PROOFING THE CONNECTED AIRCRAFT

Passengers want video and lots of it. Tablet devices have become part of the mainstream. As bandwidth demands among travelers continues to go up exponentially, how can the whole eco-system around connected aircraft cope with these surges in bandwidth demand? This session will talk to various players from the manufacturers of the actual aircraft to manufacturers of the equipment.

Speaker:

Duc Tran, Director Cabin Systems & IFE Marketing, Rockwell Collins
John Craig
, Chief Engineer, Cabin & Network Systems, Boeing
Stuart Dunleavy
, VP, Media and Connectivity Business Unit, Thales
Dave Bijur
, Vice President of Airline Partnerships, Pricing & Distribution, Gogo

Moderator:

Wei Li, Senior Consultant, Euroconsult

11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch and Keynote:
Emirates
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Introductory Remarks – Honeywell Aerospace

Emirates has always been one of the most progressive airlines when offering telecoms services on-board its flights. The airline, which is one of the Middle East’s biggest, constantly wants to be the cutting edge or providing superior service. Here, Patrick Brannelly gives his view on what the Connected Aircraft means to Emirates and what he is looking for from technology providers.

Patrick Brannelly, Vice President, Corporate Communications, Marketing & Brand Product, Publishing, Digital & Events, Emirates

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. CONNECTED AIRCRAFT 2.0: COCKPIT AND MAINTENANCE PROCESS IMPROVEMENTS

How can airlines use the Connected Aircraft to become more efficient? This session will look at how these processes can be improved as a result of a ‘Connected Aircraft.' We look at how maintenance processes can be improved. We examine how pilots could benefit from more data on the aircraft as well as look at the opportunities to do things such as real-time fuel monitoring/real-time weather monitoring etc.

Speakers:

Isabella Panella, Chief of Systems for the Advanced Concept Centre, Rolls Royce
John Hajdukiewicz
, Director Product Marketing, Honeywell Aerospace
Joseph Duval, Chief Test Pilot, Honeywell Aerospace
Kurt Weidemeyer
, VP of Strategy and Business Development, Inmarsat Aviation

2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. A GUIDE TO SATELLITE BANDWIDTH: MAKING SENSE OF THE KU/KA BAND EQUATION

This panel will aim to answer questions about satellite bandwidth, including how bandwidth is used and how it gets divided up on the aircraft. Airlines want more understanding about how the whole satellite eco-system works to provide the connectivity, and this panel will provide the answers.

Speakers:

Jack W. Waters, CEO, XipLink, Inc.
Erez Antebi, CEO, Gilat Satellite Networks
Dan Narey, Aviation Technical Marketing Manager Americas, Inmarsat
Don Buchman, Vice President and General Manager of Commercial Mobility, ViaSat Inc.
Steve Corda
, Vice President, Business Development, North America, SES
Christopher McLain
, Principal Satellite Network Engineer, Panasonic Avionics Corporation

Moderator:

Brad Grady, Senior Analyst, Northen Sky Research

3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Networking Break- Sponsored by: SES 70x44                         
4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. ALTERNATIVE INDUSTRY CASE STUDY: ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES

Royal Caribbean is one of the first cruise ship operators to invest in satellite technology to provide connectivity on-board ships. Greg Martin will talk about the process of equipping the Royal Caribbean fleet and how it has improved the overall efficiency of their operations.

Speaker:

Gregory Martin, IT Director, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd

4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. BUSINESS JET MARKET ASSESSMENT

While much is spoken of the commercial airline market, business travelers also need connectivity. We look at this particularly segment of the market and how the business jet operators are looking to provide connectivity to their customer base.

Speakers:

Jim Lauer, Director of Avionics, Clay Lacy Aviation
David Loso
, Manager of Avionics Sales, Jet Aviation
Jack Olcott
, President, General Aero Company, Inc.

Moderator:
Chelsea Bryan,
Junior Editor, Avionics Magazine

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Networking Reception Gogo_4C_RGB_JPG

                    

WEDNESDAY JUNE 4th

TIME PANEL
7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast RClogo_col_rgb_94px
8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.  Opening Remarks
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. THE CONNECTED AIRCRAFT: HOW WILL THE THIRD PARTY APPLICATION/SOFTWARE MARKET DEVELOP?

Once connectivity becomes a commodity, the opportunity will be for third party providers and software developers to bring new services that will benefit passengers/crew. This discussion will look at how this young market will develop over the next few years, and see what applications we could see as a result of 'Connected Aircraft.'

Speakers:

Chris Kiley, Director of Web & Mobile Solutions, Jeppesen
Mike Yeo, Vice President, Technology, Navtech
Dr. Axel Jahn
, Managing Director, VP Business Development Connectivity, Zodiac Inflight Innovations
Peter Deslandes, Director of Experience Design EMEA, Massive Interactive

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. OPERATOR CASE STUDY: FEDEX EXPRESS

FedEx Express has used the connected aircraft for over six years to improve operational safety and aircraft reliability for its fleet.  Ted McFann, Manager of Avionics Engineering, Data Management & Communications for FedEx Express, will share FedEx Express’ experience with the “connected aircraft;” how those experiences are shaping our use of new technologies, such as tablets and smart sensors, to take aircraft safety, reliability, pilot use, and customer services to a new level; and discuss tips, considerations, and pitfalls of using technology suited for commercial use on the aircraft.

Speaker:

Ted McFann, Manager of Avionics Engineering, Data Management & Communications, FedEx Express

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Networking break
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. AIRLINE CASE STUDY: HAWAIIAN AIRLINES

Speaker:

Dan Smith, Principal Engineer – Avionics Engineering, Hawaiian Air

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. AIRLINE CASE STUDY: THE CHALLENGES OF CONNECTIVITY OVER NEW AND EXISTING FLEETS

Speaker:

Colin Gallant, Technical Architect, Operations Control Systems, Datalink, British Airways

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ANALYST VIEWPOINT

Telecom, Media and Finance Associates, Inc. is a longtime spectrum, technical and business analyses firm with expert insight into the satellite and telecom sector. TMF Founder and President Tim Farrar shares his opinions and insight on challenges yet to come and successes he has seen while working with leading operators. With deep experience in consulting, research in Mobile Satellite Services research, and having produced insightful research publications, Farrar shares takeaways from the conference, TMF work, and what key trends are emerging in the connectivity market.

Speaker:

Tim Farrar, President, TMF Associates

12:00 p.m. Closing Remarks

 

 

 

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