AIVIATION

 

AI, data driven tech and the future of aviation

 

AI and data driven technology are already driving massive change and advantage in aviation, but there is so much more to come. And it is just around the corner.

This is why we have created AIVIATION and we aim to be the world’s most important and largest event. Where the future is made: from revolutions in Air Traffic Control to the reality of un-manned commercial aircraft.

 

Speakers Include

Emma Simpson, Innovation Manager, Civil Aviation Authority

Emma Simpson
Innovation Manager
Civil Aviation Authority

Jason Gauci, Lecturer In Avionics, University of Malta

Jason Gauci
Lecturer In Avionics
University of Malta

Bob Graham, Head of Airport Research, Eurocontrol

Bob Graham
Head of Airport Research
Eurocontrol

Tom Prevot, Director Aispace Systems, Uber

Tom Prevot
Director Aispace Systems
Uber

 

Michael Wuerger, Vice President Operations Control Centre, Allegiant

Michael Wuerger
Vice President Operations Control Centre
Allegiant

Waïl Benfatma, Artificial Intelligence Program Manager, Air France K.L.M.

Waïl Benfatma 
Artificial Intelligence Program Manager
Air France K.L.M.

Vijay Janakiraman, Senior Scientist, Data Sciences and Aviation Safety, NASA

Vijay Janakiraman 
Senior Scientist, Data Sciences and Aviation Safety
NASA

Houman Goudarzi, Manager, Innovation, IATA

Houman Goudarzi
Manager, Innovation
IATA


      

 

Christian Ambiehl
Head of Maintenance
Wizz Air

 

Miranda Mills
Chief Digital Officer, Civil Aerospace
Rolls Royce

 

Haitham Baomar
Senior AI Expert
University College London

 

Ashley Harvey
Airside Control Lead
Gatwick Airport


 

 

Conference

DAY 1  |  DAY 2

AIVIATION, Wednesday 5 September 2018

AUTONOMOUS AI & MACHINE LEARNING

Houman Goudarzi
AIVIATION
09:35

Artificial intelligence: opportunity or threat?

  • Whilst current use cases arguably focus on the customer experience; what are the next generation AI tools being envisaged?
  • Getting to grips with how AI is entering the strategic and tactical decision-making space
  • Analysing the operational capabilities and scope for automation 
AIVIATION
09:55

Cybersecurity amidst digital disruption in aviation

  • Identifying the cybersecurity implications of implementing disruptive technologies such as AI, machine learning & IoT in big data capture
  • Defining the ways this new tech can be safeguarded in compliance with regulations and maintaining digital agility
  • Predicting how airlines can work alongside  regulatory bodies in the development of smart-regulations
Vijay Janakiraman
AIVIATION
10:30

Creating the ‘Netflix of aviation’: NASA’s in-flight recommendation engine

  • Discussing which safety issues are most pressing to operational and commercial efficiency
  • How can data be mined for improved aviation safety and performance?
  • Utilising this data to create machine learning algorithms to assist decision-making for pilots

ROUNDTABLES

UNMANNED AERIAL FUTURES

Tom Prevot
AIVIATION
13:00

Uber Exclusive: The reality of urban aviation

  • How are Uber working alongside NASA and other players, towards the availability of urban aircraft? 
  • Unpacking the effect of low aerial traffic on current airspace systems
  • Navigating the approval processes of regulatory bodies 
Haitham Baomar
AIVIATION
13:35

The next generation of autopilots

  • Developing artificial intelligence to increase safety in irregular conditions
  • Identifying the commercial effects of its use in aviation
  • Understanding the regulatory implications of shallow vs. deep machine learning
Ashley Harvey
AIVIATION
13:55

Drone-detection and other new technology at Gatwick

  • Unravelling the economic knock-on effects of drone disruption to airlines and airports 
  • Identifying the technology airports can use to detect UAVs and prevent future incidents
  • Evaluating the possibility of collaboration with drones and their operators at Gatwick airport

AI & ANALYTICS FOR OPERATIONS

Michael Wuerger
AIVIATION
15:00

Home-grown technologies for the centralisation of big data

  • Showing how Allegiant are overcoming their legacy operational information systems
  • Breaking down how data can be aggregated for faster decision making in irregular circumstances
  • Exploring the next steps necessary for developing and implementing predictive analytics for operations 
Benjamin Walther
AIVIATION
15:20

Establishing a 360° Situation Awareness

  • Which current and future technologies should every aviation business have on their radar?
  • Integration of these technologies to support your overall strategy.
  • How you can benefit from the calming certainty of always knowing everything.
Waïl Benfatma
AIVIATION
15:35

Applying artificial intelligence in operational automation

  • Learn how Air-France KLM are automating their cargo process with machine learning
  • Analysing the merits of navigating regulations and decision making using AI
  • Discussing the future effects of AI in operational efficiency across the industry
Panel discussion
AIVIATION
15:55

Panel discussion: How will AI & data-driven tech shape the future of aviation?

  • Where do the most significant opportunities lie for AI in commercial aviation operations?
  • What will the major challenges be and how can they be overcome?
  • Which data and technologies will most influence operations and enable automation in the future?
last published: 25/Apr/18 14:25

AIVIATION, Thursday 6 September 2018

08:00

Registration

DIGITAL COMPETITION AND INDUSTRY CONSOLIDATION

Johan Lundgren
08:45

Keynote Interview: Johan Lundgren, CEO, easyJet

New easyJet CEO Johan Lundgren joins us to talk about easyJet worldwide and look at how one of Europe’s largest airlines is using innovative solutions to expands their reach into all segments. He will also be exploring the evolution of the LCC business model in Europe and discussing the current competition and consolidation in the market.
 
Thorsten Dirks
09:00

Keynote Interview: Thorsten Dirks, CEO Eurowings, Board Member, Lufthansa

Thorsten has a vast amount of experience outside the aviation industry, as former President of Germany’s digital industry association he is bringing a lot of much needed digital experience to the airline sector. He sits down with Guy Johnson to discuss the challenges of restructuring the eurowings brand and the efforts he is making to ensure that digital is at the core of everything the airline does going forward.
 
Hernán Rincón
09:15

Keynote Interview: Hernan Rincon, CEO, Avianca

Avianca’s innovative CEO is a former Microsoft executive, he is leading the airlines transformation by becoming more digitally-orientated rather than just aviation focused. In short Hernan wants to transform Avianca into a “digital company that flies planes”. He chats to Guy Johnson to talk about how they are looking to become more sophisticated, analytics-driven and how they plan to use digital and mobile apps to provide the passenger with a better experience.
József Váradi
09:30

Keynote Interview: Jozsef Varadi, CEO, Wizz Air

Wizz Air CEO Jo Varadi has big plans in 2018 and beyond. He talks to us about how one of Europe’s largest LCCs plans to boost capacity and gives his thoughts on the ongoing consolidation in the European market. Find out directly from him on the potential of future expansion into the transatlantic market and understand how Wizz plan to stay very competitive.
Panel discussion
09:45

Keynote CEO Panel: Following their interviews, our keynote speakers will join a panel discussion, where they will debate some of the biggest challenges facing the industry

  • How can the aviation industry cope with the rapid changes that digital technology brings and how are airline CEOs prioritising digital and mobile only tools and applications?
  • What is the next step for the consolidation in the European market, are low cost carriers still the core innovators in a dramatically changing industry?
  • Passenger connectivity is continually growing, how can we use this to best serve our customers and deliver a more seamless end-to-end experience?
  • What impact will low-cost long-haul travel have on the future of global competition and will we see new feeder partnerships develop?
  • What does the next generation travel experience look like?
Dee Waddell
10:10

Innovation Keynote: Know Your Innovation ABCs: AI, Blockchain, Cloud

  • How are these technologies advancing the airline industry in a tangible way?
  • What successes do they drive?
  • What's next for their impact in the coming months? 
10:30

Networking refreshment break in the exhibition hall

round tables
11:20

Technology & Strategy Roundtables


With rising passenger expectations and rapidly-changing technology, how can we as an industry evolve to meet these challenges? Our roundtables are hosted by senior level topic specialists. Participants are asked to introduce themselves to the table, and then as a group, they brainstorm and produce their suggestions on what technology would work best for them. After 30 minutes, there is one rotation, so participants can join two tables during the session.
 
Artificial Intelligence. Are you getting the most out of it?
Sergio Sánchez González

Sergio Sánchez González, Industry Business Development Associate (EMEA TTL), Salesforce

As legacy distribution becomes unsustainable, how should airlines embrace the travel distribution revolution?
Dee Waddell

Dee Waddell, Global Managing Director, Travel & Transportation, IBM

Big Data, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence – are these just buzz words or will they empower to the next generation of retailing?
Pramod Jain

Pramod Jain, Vice President of Marketing and Solutions Management, Sabre

EU261 Best Practices: What are the best strategies to handle delayed passengers and cancelled flights and is there a right way to respond to EU261?
Oliver Bradburne

Oliver Bradburne, Account handler, Aerospace, JLT Specialty Limited

From complaints to compliments and better cost control, is IROPS logistics automation the answer?
How can airlines be confident that inflight connectivity will deliver a positive return?
Frederik Van Essen

Frederik Van Essen, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, Inmarsat

How can airlines both increase incremental revenue and driver greater NPS?
Azim Barodawala

Azim Barodawala, CEO, Volantio Inc.

How can IFC deliver on truly cloud-scaled user experiences?
Henning Horst

Henning Horst, Senior Manager, Sales Aeronautical EMEA, SES

How can we transform the IoT buzzword into a genuine revenue booster for airlines and airports?
Susanne Schadler

Susanne Schadler, Global Marketing Manager, NXP Semiconductors

How to build loyalty during disruption?
Al Tredinnick

Al Tredinnick, BDM, 15below

Modernising your airline: What would your RM world look like without Fare Families and RBD’s?
Alexander Mans

Alexander Mans, Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, FLYR

Now that nearly half (43%) of all available seat miles (ASM) worldwide offer at least a chance of Wi-Fi what are the connectivity requirements and best practices that the industry should be offering airlines and their passengers?
Jon Norris

Jon Norris, Senior Director, Corporate Sales & Marketing, Panasonic Avionics

Offers, Merchandising, Orders - How to play nice together and win?
Andrew Hurst

Andrew Hurst, CTO, 2e Systems

What’s the next big innovation in ancillary merchandising?
Mark Brown

Mark Brown, Vice President Sales & Client Accounts EMEA, Fusion

IN-FLIGHT OPERATIONAL ANALYTICS

Emma Simpson
AIVIATION
12:20

Emerging technology and airspace modernisation

  • Identifying the key technological drivers for airspace modernisation
  • Understanding the regulatory implications of disruptive technologies
  • ​What is next for the aviation authorities and their collaborators? 
AIVIATION
12:50

The NextGen of air transport

  • Breaking down space agencies' contribution to the evolution of NextGen 
  • How are inefficiencies in technological advances being mitigated?
  • Discover how commercial airlines can adopt these practices 
13:25

Networking lunch in the exhibition hall

DIGITALISATION AIRSIDE

AIVIATION
14:40

Airport collaborative decision making

  • Integrating regional airport operations systems and centralising data
  • Maintaining consistency in information throughout and converting pure data into action
  • Understanding how automation of manual tasks fits into this process to create lower workloads and higher economic efficiency
Jason Gauci
AIVIATION
15:15

Flight deck automation: AI, HMI, weather and their impact on pilots

  • How technology can be used to mitigate the effects of hazardous weather on flight crew workload
  • How multi-modal interaction with avionics can increase crew situational awareness and reduce workload 
  • Understanding the future role of AI on workload reduction and its economic impacts
Bob Graham
AIVIATION
15:30

The rise of digital towers

  • Comprehending the regulatory implications of digital and remote air traffic control towers 
  • Debating whether digital towers should be a contingency plan, or replacement for the physical
  • How should this technology be safeguarded?
16:00

Afternoon refreshment break and exhibition viewing

INNOVATION DRAGONS DEN

Panel discussion
17:00

Dragons Den

We have partnered with some of the best airline innovation hubs and accelerators from around the world to solve the everyday problems that the aviation industry faces.
 
Some of the very best organisations that have emerged from our research will give a 3-minute pitch on stage to you the audience and to or carefully selected judging panel of some of the industry’s most informed executives.
 
Join us to see how we as an industry can innovate through collaborating with start-ups to meet the needs of our passengers
last published: 25/Apr/18 14:25

 

Who Sponsors?

Avionics

OEM, Turnkey Systems

AI, Machine Learning, Data Analytics

Implementation Partners, Consultants

ATC Systems

IOT, M2M

Un-manned Systems

Cyber Security

GIS

Simulators, Training

Satellite Tech

Weather Tech

Research, University, Start-up

Who Attends?

Commercial Airlines

Cargo and Logistics

Air Traffic Control

Airports

Regulators and Government

Research Institutions

 

For sponsorship and exhibition please contact Martyn McMurray on martyn.mcmurray@terrapinn.com

 

 

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