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

Conference Day Two: Tuesday, 5 March 2019

8:00 am - 9:00 am Registration, Refreshments and Networking

Topic for Breakfast: The connected aircraft is developing at pace. An up to date picture of the benefits and the applications that are driving the success


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Tony Spouncer

Sr. Director - Global Operational Services & Revenue Generation
Inmarsat

9:20 am - 9:30 am Welcome Speech by Chair

Ben Griffin - Vice President MEASA Aviation, Inmarsat


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Ben Griffin

Vice President MEASA Aviation
Inmarsat

NEXT GEN DIGITISATION, DATA & OPERATIONAL DELIVERY

9:30 am - 10:00 am OPENING KEYNOTE: Building an ecosystem of connected aircraft

Eric Peyrucain - Digital Transformation Leader, Airbus
Airbus is a digital aerospace frontrunner. As the connected business is moving fast forward towards becoming an internet value chain, Airbus collaborates proactively with passenger service providers, operators and airlines to make continuous and ubiquitous connectivity happen.

Leveraging its breadth of experience in aircraft, satellites and secure military communications, Airbus is preparing communication network solutions that are interoperable between aircraft, satellites, command centres and mobile units deployed on the ground or at sea. The connective capabilities of Airbus aircraft will enable the creation of a digital ecosystem: air traffic management, airport connectivity, maintenance, repair and overhaul using real-time information to positively impact operations, repairs, profitability, and productivity, as well as opening up seamless and ubiquitous connectivity for passengers.


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Eric Peyrucain

Digital Transformation Leader
Airbus

  • Improving connectivity infrastructure
  • Overview of Web based and Mobile apps for cabin integration, Weather reporting and flight rescheduling

In aviation.


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Zukisa Ramasia

General Manager Operations
South African Airlines (SAA)

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Werner Putzler

ACARS and Aircraft Communications Manager, Flight Operations
Etihad Aviation Group

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Captain Joe Gazzolo

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

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Guido Knigge

Manager Flight Dispatch
Emirates Airlines

10:20 am - 10:40 am Weather Forecasting of the Future and how the Airline Industry can get New Benefits

Bo Redeborn - Chairman of Board, AVTECH


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Bo Redeborn

Chairman of Board
AVTECH

10:40 am - 11:10 am NEW WAVE- THE GOOGLE OUTLOOK': EXCLUSIVE INSIGHT on the Google Integration throughout the passenger Journey via Augmented Reality and other innovation

Max Coppin - Partnership Development Manager, Google
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Max Coppin

Partnership Development Manager
Google

11:10 am - 11:40 am Exhibition tour: Coffee and Networking break

  • Bringing passengers real time updates for better passenger experience
  • IoT Vectors of connectivity- creating a single, central enterprise mobility strategy
  • System centric digitisation-creating an open platform to drive digital transformation
  • Need for Cyber assurance for connected system
  • Predictive maintenance for aircraft upkeep
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Yonas Yohannes

Director Aircraft Engineering and Planning
Ethiopian Airlines

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Richard Kyereh

Head of Commercial
Africa World Airlines

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Captain Joe Gazzolo

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

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Devon Smibert

Director Cybersecurity
WestJet

12:10 pm - 12:30 pm Building a business case for IFC

Neale Faulkner - Market Development Director, Inmarsat


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Neale Faulkner

Market Development Director
Inmarsat

Interactive Discussion Groups (IDG)

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Ground Operations: Optimising ground operations, enhancing digital asset tracking and modernising airport infrastructure

Paul Page - Senior Connected Solutions Leader, Honeywell Aerospace



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Paul Page

Senior Connected Solutions Leader
Honeywell Aerospace

IDG Two

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Data, Forecasts and Weather: Can airlines and operations be more effective with accurate forecasting and data?



IDG Three

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm What comes next in enhancing connectivity, experience and safety in the aviation industry?
Gurpreet Sidhu - Market Development Manager, Inmarsat



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Gurpreet Sidhu

Market Development Manager
Inmarsat

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Luncheon and networking

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Using AI and Machine Learning to Defend Against Corporate Espionage and Sophisticated Cyber Attacks

Devon Smibert - Director Cybersecurity, WestJet
  • Overview of the modern cyber threat landscape with real examples of tactics used by nation state and sophisticated cyber-crime organisations
  • Why the current approaches to detecting and defending against modern cyber-attacks are failing
  • Fighting fire with fire – leveraging AI, Machine Learning, and automation to level the playing field
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Devon Smibert

Director Cybersecurity
WestJet

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Connected Airline Maintenance and Engineering Services

Yonas Yohannes - Director Aircraft Engineering and Planning, Ethiopian Airlines
  • Predictive maintenance and the benefits of connected aircraft data analysis and maintenance optimzation
  • Aircraft connectivity and predictive maintenance systems like DACS ( Direct Accumulation Count System) of RR engines on B787 and A350
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Yonas Yohannes

Director Aircraft Engineering and Planning
Ethiopian Airlines

3:00 pm - 3:00 pm Closing Remarks and Close of the Conference