04 - 05 March, 2019
Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Conference Day One: Monday, 4 March 2019

8:45 am - 9:45 am Registration and Networking

9:00 am - 10:00 am Invite Only Breakfast Briefing

12 Months On:  A Year in the Life of the Connected Aerospace Ecosystem - how the aviation industry have adopted connection solutions


Paul Page, Senior Connected Solutions Leader at Honeywell Aerospace

Paul Page

Senior Connected Solutions Leader
Honeywell Aerospace

10:20 am - 10:30 am Welcome Speech by Conference Chair



Ben Griffin, Vice President MEASA Aviation at Inmarsat

Ben Griffin

Vice President MEASA Aviation
Inmarsat

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

10:30 am - 10:50 am OPENING KEYNOTE: A sustainable digital strategy driven by resilience

  • Digital resilience to adapt the organisation to compete efficiency in an increasingly digital environment
  • Maturity far beyond implementation of new technologies by aligning the company's strategy, workforce, culture, technology, and structure to meet the digital expectations of customers, employees and partners
  • Digital maturity a continuous and ongoing process of adaption to a changing digital landscape
Houman Goudarzi, Head of BI Projects & Industry Engagement at IATA

Houman Goudarzi

Head of BI Projects & Industry Engagement
IATA

10:50 am - 11:10 am OPENING PANEL: Navigating the digital transformation journey-moving beyond connectivity

The ubiquity of connectivity across the aviation ecosystem is enabling explosion of disruptive tech such as AI, big data, cloud, sensors and more. While most airlines are already recognising the opportunities arising from connectivity, they are yet to understand how other technology will transform both, the front and back of the airline. This session discusses what is next for the digital aircraft transformation and how has industry changed over the course of past 12 month?

  • Creating more efficient sharing of data by connecting aircraft fleets
  • Optimising enterprise value through connectivity for flight and MRO efficiencies
  • Crowdsourcing weather and flight data for safer and more efficient flight paths
  • Improving safety and reducing operational costs through continuous access and collection of fleet information
Houman Goudarzi, Head of BI Projects & Industry Engagement at IATA

Houman Goudarzi

Head of BI Projects & Industry Engagement
IATA

Max Coppin, Partnership Development Manager at Google

Max Coppin

Partnership Development Manager
Google

Captain Daniel Clements, Technical Pilot A330/A340 at Etihad Airways

Captain Daniel Clements

Technical Pilot A330/A340
Etihad Airways

With developments in the in-flight connectivity space continuing at speed, airlines have their work cut out to establish which solution best suits their needs.


Gary Anderson, Business Development Director, Aviation Solutions, Information Management Services at Collins Aerospace

Gary Anderson

Business Development Director, Aviation Solutions, Information Management Services
Collins Aerospace

11:30 am - 12:10 pm Exhibition tour: Coffee and Networking break

The benefits are already tangible, as major airlines across the world have experienced them. The total number of aircraft to be connected to Sky-wide has now surpassed 2,000, and it keeps growing as more airlines come onboard. This session discusses use cases experiences, potential and challenges of open data platforms.
Insights with real cases in:

  • Achieving zero tech delays
  • Fuel savings and reducing environmental impact
  • Cutting flight delays
  • Managing mixed fleets
  • Optimum utilisation of Airspace Capacity via Satellite Communication


Tony Spouncer, Sr. Director - Global Operational Services & Revenue Generation at Inmarsat

Tony Spouncer

Sr. Director - Global Operational Services & Revenue Generation
Inmarsat

Virendar Pal, Chief Digital & Innovation Officer at Flynas

Virendar Pal

Chief Digital & Innovation Officer
Flynas

Karim Baky, Chief Commercial Officer at FlyEgypt

Karim Baky

Chief Commercial Officer
FlyEgypt

Captain Joe Gazzolo, Senior Airline Captain (A330/321/320) at Gulf Air

Captain Joe Gazzolo

Senior Airline Captain (A330/321/320)
Gulf Air

Ali Al Hamdany, CEO and Group Director at Fly Baghdad

Ali Al Hamdany

CEO and Group Director
Fly Baghdad

12:40 pm - 1:00 pm Unifying Aircraft Communications

  • Solution integration
  • Applications eco-system
  • Data management and security


Stephan Egli

Chief Commercial Officer
SITA ON AIR

IN-FLIGHT INNOVATIONS

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm Digitizing the Aviation Ecosystem – how next gen intelligent data analytics align with smart technology to provide a seamless operational experience




Paul Page, Senior Connected Solutions Leader at Honeywell Aerospace

Paul Page

Senior Connected Solutions Leader
Honeywell Aerospace

Raghu Seelamonthula, Director Airport Products & Solutions at Honeywell

Raghu Seelamonthula

Director Airport Products & Solutions
Honeywell

1:20 pm - 2:20 pm Luncheon and networking

2:20 pm - 2:40 pm ENTERTAINMENT AND GAMIFICATION: Passenger engagement - IFE and Wireless connectivity

  • BYOD- opportunity or a safety threat?
  • Examining growing consumer trends and preferences for airlines
  • How advanced avionics-generating consumer insights to provide enhanced services and personalised digital experiences onboard
Alia Al Qalam Al Yafei, Manager Development Engineering – Avionics IFE at Oman Air

Alia Al Qalam Al Yafei

Manager Development Engineering – Avionics IFE
Oman Air

  • Let’s talk history of ATM in UAE 
  • Moving to the far future –Utilizing AI & Big Data
  • What/how/why it is done currently within DANS 
Talal Al Hammadi, Vice President - Air Traffic Development at DANS - Dubai Air Navigation Services

Talal Al Hammadi

Vice President - Air Traffic Development
DANS - Dubai Air Navigation Services

BREAKOUT INTERACTIVE DISCUSSIONS

PASSENGER DOMAIN

3:20 pm - 3:40 pm How to avoid data breaches and cyber-attacks and put passenger data protection at the forefront of your airline strategy



Tony Spouncer, Sr. Director - Global Operational Services & Revenue Generation at Inmarsat

Tony Spouncer

Sr. Director - Global Operational Services & Revenue Generation
Inmarsat

PASSENGER DOMAIN

3:40 pm - 4:00 pm In an increasingly competitive ecosystem, how to make the right decision about which connectivity technology to choose



PASSENGER DOMAIN

4:00 pm - 4:20 pm Wireless IFE and IFC, will the effective combination of the two lead to the extinction of legacy IFE systems?



Neale Faulkner, Market Development Director at Inmarsat

Neale Faulkner

Market Development Director
Inmarsat

AIRCRAFT OPS & CREW

3:20 pm - 3:40 pm Fuel Efficiency programs – challenges, issues, improvements?



David Alvord, Flight Efficiency Software Sales Manager at Honeywell

David Alvord

Flight Efficiency Software Sales Manager
Honeywell

AIRCRAFT OPS & CREW

3:40 pm - 4:00 pm Predictive Safety – discussion on how to modernize current FOQA practices



David Alvord, Flight Efficiency Software Sales Manager at Honeywell

David Alvord

Flight Efficiency Software Sales Manager
Honeywell

AIRCRAFT OPS & CREW

4:00 pm - 4:20 pm Electronic Flight Bag Applications – how does the pilot community view these and where should the industry focus?


David Alvord, Flight Efficiency Software Sales Manager at Honeywell

David Alvord

Flight Efficiency Software Sales Manager
Honeywell

MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS

3:20 pm - 3:40 pm Industry readiness to adopt data analytics as part of standard maintenance practices – discuss



MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS

3:40 pm - 4:00 pm Digitization of Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Operations in the Hangar – opportunities, challenges


MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS

4:00 pm - 4:20 pm Data Ownership and Usage – policies, limitations, challenges, recommendations


4:20 pm - 4:30 pm Closing Remarks and Close of the Conference

4:30 pm - 4:30 pm End of the Day Sip and Chat