Global Connected Aircraft Cabin Chats
Solutions for Recovery
Welcome to Cabin Chats
We're excited to have you join us! You can enter the event by clicking the links in the navigation bar above. Sessions will open 15 minutes prior to the start. The Crew Lounges will be open daily from 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM EDT.

The Global Connected Aircraft Cabin Chats is a five-day virtual event series that will include 60-90-minute intensive sessions aimed at helping the aviation industry navigate this unprecedented time. We’ll bring together experts from across the industry to discuss solutions for recovery through best practices, case studies, new technology, and research data.

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Agenda
      • Monday, June 22
    • 11:00 AM EDT
      • OPENING KEYNOTE: POST-PANDEMIC GROWTH OPPORTUNITY ANALYSIS OF THE GLOBAL COMMERCIAL AEROSPACE MARKET
        During this opening keynote, commercial aerospace industry analysts, Frost & Sullivan, provide updates to their recently published 2020 outlook and growth opportunities for airlines, airports, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), the supply chain, and aftermarket suppliers.

        Speakers:
        Timothy Kuder, PMP, Sr. Industry Analyst – Commercial Aviation Aerospace & Defense Frost & Sullivan

        Jonathan Norman, Senior Business Consultant, Frost & Sullivan
    • 11:30 AM EDT
      • TECHNOLOGY ROUNDTABLE: MAKING SENSE OF CONNECTIVITY ECONOMICS
        Airlines are fighting for survival. Already a relatively low margin industry, the Coronavirus has been ‘a hundred times worse’ according to one airline source than they ever could have imagined. Right now, airlines don’t want sales pitches, they want cost-effective ideas that can help them with their recovery. We talk to a team of experts on how the technology industry, as well as airlines, on what is needed to keep the airlines afloat.

        Speakers:

        Alexis Hickox, Head of Marketing, Aviation & Network Services, Collins Aerospace

        Babar Rahman, Vice President – Global Marketing, Sponsorships and IFE, Qatar Airways

        Nancy Walker, Chief Commercial Officer, SmartSky Networks

        John Peterson, Vice President, Services and Connectivity, Honeywell

        Norman Haughton, Director, IFEC Product and Analysis, Air Canada

      • Tuesday, June 23
    • 11:00 AM EDT
      • CONNECTED AIRLINE CASE STUDIES
        During this session, viewers will be provided with an end user airline perspective on the deployment of some exciting new connected aircraft concepts being deployed and operated at Air Canada Cargo and Allegiant. Both presentations will run concurrently, followed by an open audience question and answer discussion.

        Ankit Nanda, Director of Engineering, Allegiant, will provide an overview of the Las Vegas-based carrier’s transition to predictive maintenance and challenges associated with establishing an aircraft network security program.

        Tomal Sohorab, Manager of Cargo solutions, Air Canada Cargo, will discuss the airline’s Internet of Things approach to connected air cargo tracking.

        Speakers:

        Ankit Nanda, Director of Engineering, Allegiant

        Tomal Sohorab, Manager of Cargo solutions, Air Canada Cargo
    • 12:00 PM EDT
      • FIRESIDE CHAT WITH SAUDI AIRLINES
        Join our Program Chair, Mark Holmes and Azman Ahmad, GM Product Management, Saudi Airlines for a discussion on IFC connectivity.

        Speaker:

        Azman Ahmad, GM Product Management, Saudi Airlines
      • Wednesday, June 24
    • 11:00 AM EDT
      • PUTTING TOGETHER A BENEFITS BASED CONNECTIVITY PLAN
        Airline C-Suite executives will be pitched numerous ideas for ambitious projects, some connectivity-based, some not. The majority, they are likely to say ‘no’ to or defer. For airline executives who have connectivity plans that ultimately could save the airline money, how can you successfully put together a business plan that could ultimately be approved? Here, we get some advice on how to do it.

        Speaker:

        Rob Saunders, Managing Director, Air2MRO
    • 11:30 AM EDT
      • ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN AVIATION
        The advancement of artificial intelligence within the commercial aviation industry has come a long way in recent years, to the point that in February 2020, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency for the first time publicly confirmed its expectation for the first use of certified artificial intelligence to be featured within aircraft systems by 2025. Use cases for artificial intelligence are already being proven, evaluated, and trialed at different passenger facing and internal off-aircraft applications. In this virtual tech talks, artificial intelligence technology providers will discuss what use cases their technologies are already enabling in aviation and what to expect in the future.

        Speakers:

        Marco Rueckert, Head of Innovation, Searidge Technologies

        Luuk van Dijk, Co-Founder and CEO, Daedalean
      • Thursday, June 25
    • 10:30 AM EDT
      • THE IMPACT OF CLOUD ON SIMULATION FOR CONNECTIVITY
        The performance of Artificial Intelligence algorithms depends highly on the quality of labeled data available for training. The lack of cost-effective, high-quality data is impactful to challenging business segments. In this talk, we will discuss Microsoft Azure’s capabilities for generating synthetic data for the most challenging industries integrating next-generation technologies to develop data analytics helping drive future growth.

        Speaker:

        Bill Chappell, Chief Technology Officer, Azure Global, Microsoft Corporation
    • 11:00 AM EDT
      • CONNECTED ROI: AIRCRAFT INTERFACE DEVICES
        Aircraft interface devices (AIDs) provide easy access to multiple aircraft data and communications channels. With the increased use of electronic flight bags (EFBs) and the reduction paper charts and binders, AIDs have become an increasingly ideal tool for airlines to adopt in an effort to achieve real-time connectivity streams into the cockpit for turbulence avoidance and weather reporting. What is the actual return on investment an airline can achieve by adopting an AID? This virtual case study will look to demystify the technical jargon of AIDs with an interactive discussion that produces actionable information for participants and viewers.

        Speakers:

        Jason Marmur, Business Development Manager, Commercial Avionics, Collins Aerospace

        Mike Blackman, Connected Aircraft Business Strategy and Services Specialist,
        Bombardier Business Aircraft
      • Friday, June 26
    • 11:00 AM EDT
      • CONNECTING FLIGHT OPS TO IT
        A new trend has emerged among the air transportation industry’s leading technological innovators, where mobile IT teams are being dedicated to managing all of the organizational information network system needs of flight operations departments. Software systems used by airlines for aircraft scheduling, performance calculations, fuel efficiency, ground operations management, pilot training have advanced in the way they function driven by industry innovation. Here, a virtual roundtable interactive format will provide perspectives from flight operations, airline IT, and software solutions providers for an end-to-end look at this entire equation.

        Speakers:

        Josh Melin, Product Line Leader, Honeywell Aerospace

        Bret Peyton, Director, Fleet Technology, Alaska Airlines
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