Our Early Confirmed Speakers include:
Senior Director, Panasonic Avionics
Jon is Senior Director, Corporate Sales & Marketing for Panasonic Avionics Corporation, the world’s leading supplier of inflight entertainment and communication systems. Prior to joining Panasonic, Jon was Vice President Sales & Marketing for Lumexis Corporation, supplier of fiber-optic and wireless in-flight entertainment systems. Previous positions held include:
– Executive Director of Trade Media and Events at Ink with responsibility for the Airline Passenger Experience and Airline Retail News magazines and a portfolio of international aviation industry conferences and exhibitions
– Vice President Cabin Design Office at Airbus where he led the development of world?class cabin interiors and cabin systems for all Airbus aircraft programs
– A350 XWB Cabin & Cargo Program Manager with Airbus
– Chief Design Engineer on the 728JET with Fairchild Dornier
– Chief of Repair Engineering with BAE SYSTEMS Regional Aircraft
Jon is a Chartered Engineer with the UK Royal Aeronautical Society, a member of the APEX Technology Committee leadership team and a regular speaker at industry conferences on a wide range of cabin and passenger issues.
Chief Design & Learning, Warp Industries
Thijs de Vries M.Sc. is designer, facilitator and speaker on the intersection of engagement design, learning and Virtual Reality.
After graduating at the Technical University Delft, Thijs started his first engagement design studio The Playful Company. As user experience designer Thijs has worked on many innovative designs in the field of engagement design and persuasion.
As a serial entrepreneur, Thijs founded several companies of which Eduapp, an educational platform for promoting educational apps in the classroom. His last endeavour is the founding of Warp Industries, a company who specializes in Virtual Reality training for business.
Digital Lead, Qatar Airways
Data Optimization Psychologist
Growing up during the digitalization of the world, with the end of the Nokia 3310 time and the beginning of everything being digital, I had an early interest in the online world and started building websites, gaming and coding.
I then studied Psychology and chose to master in Economic and Consumer Psychology (the first consumer psychology master in the Netherlands) where I learned extremely valuable techniques on how to influence consumer decision-making.
– Working for Dunlop Sports and Adperium, an online advertising network and I encountered again how awesome the digital world was.
– Then I started the blog NewNeuroMarketing.com with three friends of mine to write about consumer psychology
– Now I’m working at Online Dialogue, where I influence consumer behavior of 10-20 million people every month throughout A/B-tests. Finding out how consumer decision-making actually works.
Chief Technology Officer, Industrial Internet Consortium
Stephen Mellor is the Chief Technical Officer for the Industrial Internet Consortium, where he directs the standards requirements and technology & security priorities for the Industrial Internet. In that role, he coordinates the activities of the several engineering, architecture, security and testbed working groups and teams. He also co-chairs both the Definitions, Taxonomy and Reference Architecture workgroup and the Use Cases workgroup for the NIST CPS PWG (National Institute for Standards and Technology Cyberphysical System Public Working Group).
He is a well-known technology consultant on methods for the construction of real-time and embedded systems, a signatory to the Agile Manifesto, and adjunct professor at the Australian National University in Canberra, ACT, Australia. Stephen is the author of Structured Development for Real-Time Systems, Object Lifecycles, Executable UML, and MDA Distilled.
Until recently, he was Chief Scientist of the Embedded Software Division at Mentor Graphics, and founder and past president of Project Technology, Inc., before its acquisition. He participated in multiple UML/modeling-related activities at the Object Management Group (OMG), and was a member of the OMG Architecture Board, which is the final technical gateway for all OMG standards. Stephen was the Chairman of the Advisory Board to IEEE Software for ten years and a two-time Guest Editor of the magazine, most recently for an issue on Model-Driven Development.
Managing Director, Cornwall Airport
Al Titterington was appointed as Managing Director of Cornwall Airport Newquay in 2010. He has significant experience in airport management and operations having worked at other UK regional airports and on a number of aviation projects in Europe, Asia and the Caribbean. As well as the day to day management, Al also leads on the commercial development of the Airport. Away from the day to day running of the Airport, Al is Vice-Chair of the Regional & Business Airports Group.
Chief Enterprise Architect, Flybe
Dharminder Bagha (known as Bagha), an IT professional for nearly 30 years. I have an MBA in Transformational Leadership and headed up many Architecture Teams while working in Software, Finance Services, Telco & Travel.
Although I focus on Enterprise Architecture as a way of transforming IT & Business, I don’t see myself as a conventional IT expert: I believe that all success is based on people not just the technology. So I’m always keen to understand the story underneath the story, the DNA that drives the strategy and the insight that drives understanding.
I’ve a strong creative side (once fluttering with the idea of becoming a professional songwriter and now writing a novel… very slowly). It has often helped when defining and shaping strategy!
Senior Referentin Innovation and Partnering, Munich Airport
Manager eOperations Projects, Swiss International Air Lines
Technology Project Manager, Dublin Airport
John is an Airport Technology and Innovation specialist with over 40 years’ experience in the Airport Aviation Industry. Recent projects that John has worked closely on include the development of an Operations Business Intelligence System, the implementation of an airport wide passenger monitoring and queue measurement solution and the delivery of a number of passenger self-service solutions designed to give our passengers more choice and control of their experience while at the airport.
John’s team in Dublin Airport are also responsible for delivering Insights, Data Analysis and Reporting to the Operations and wider Dublin Airport teams.
Principal Consultant, Cyber Resilience and Security, Sungard Availability Services
Commercial Director IVHM, Cranfield University
Senior Regulations Specialist, UAE Civil Aviation Authority
Digital Marketing Manager, Finavia
Olli is Digital Marketing Manager for Finavia Corporation, operating Helsinki Airport and 20 other airports in Finland. While living and breathing the digitalization he learned in practice the power of good content during the rise of social media some years ago. Thanks to this early adoption he develops brand’s contents and channels on a day-to-day basis.
Previous positions: Lead Social Strategist, MTV – Marketing Consultant, Finnair – Social media Producer, Suntours (Member of the Finnair group) – Marketing & Communications Manager, GameBook Ltd.
In addition to the huge interest towards smooth travelling, Olli is an enthusiastic golfer and winner of North Korea Amateur Open in 2011.
Senior Lecturer, Imperial College London
Dr Montomoli is Senior Lecturer at Imperial College, London, Dept of Aeronautics, where he leads the Uncertainty Quantification Laboratory. The UQLab collaborates with many industries worldwide such as Rolls-Royce, General Electric, Airbus.
Director Investigations, Eurocontrol
Pedro Fernandez is the project manager for the standardization by EUROCONTROL of SWIM compliance and Infrastructure specifications that will be used as reference for the deployment of SWIM in Europe.
As senior information systems architect at EUROCONTROL, he has been involved in SWIM from the very beginning of SESAR’s development program, and contributed to a diversity of SWIM projects including: governance, registry, security, service design and infrastructure
Graduated in computer engineering with studies in international economics, he has more than 15 years of experience in research, development and operation of distributed information systems in public and private international organizations operating global communication networks.
Avionic Engineer, Aer Lingus
Digital Architect, Schiphol Airport
Airport Operations Director, AENA Alicante Airport
Enterprise IT Architect, Schiphol Airport
Our Advisory Board includes:
Chief Operating Officer, Gatwick Airport
Head of ICAO and Concept Unit, Eurocontrol
Digital Program Manager, Air France-KLM
Senior Director, Panasonic Avionics
Head of Digital Transformation, IATA
Ex-CEO, Tiger Airways