A World Satellite Business Week event
Sept. 10, 2018 / The Westin - Paris
Monday, September 11, 2017
Registration & welcome coffee
WSBW opening presentation – State of play and challenges for the satellite connectivity market (in Concorde Salon)
SmartPlane market presentation (in Aiglon Salon)
Florent Rizzo, Consultant, Euroconsult
How the plane will become smart(er)

Connectivity is impacting current and future airline operations. How will new trends, such as Big Data, IoT, analytics and predictive maintenance, disrupt the aviation industry? What are the associated challenges (cyber-security, data ownership, volume, variety, veracity etc.)?

New antenna technologies will enable higher throughput rates that many stakeholders of the IFC value chain, such as Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and Maintenance and Repair Overhaul (MROs), are willing to exploit, taking their maintenance capabilities to the next level.

Nathan de Ruiter, Managing Director, Euroconsult Canada
Lukas Bucher, Head of Aircraft Modification International, Lufthansa Technik
Jean-Marie Betermier, President, Zodiac Data Systems
John Nelson, Digital Product Manager - Data, GE Aviation
Lionel Burgaud, COO, AKKA Technologies
Aviv Ronai, Head of Marketing & Business Development, Gilat Satellite Networks
Morning coffee break
In discussion with digital media and entertainment providers
Capucine Fargier, Senior Consultant, Euroconsult
David Fairand , Co-Founder and COO , Adaptive
Cyril Jean, CEO, PXCom SAS
Julien Sivan, CEO, SKYdeals
Elodie Medina, Sales Coordinator, STUDIOCANAL
Ralph Wagner, Co-Founder & CEO, Axinom Group
The connected aircraft: Raising the bar for passenger experience

Airlines will present their strategies and discuss their goals and challenges they face with regards to in-flight connectivity. How is the Internet of Things (IoT) improving passenger experience? How airlines can make the most of the connected aircraft? This panel will not only look at providing insights into the next generation of passenger experience through a connected aircraft but it will also share views on the expected operational benefits stemming from real-time connectivity.

Susan Irwin, Principal Advisor, Euroconsult
Amanda Fish, Manager, Fleet Initiatives, Delta Airlines
Gunilla Ait El Mekki, Manager Onboard Entertainment & Connectivity, SAS
Franco Lanza, Executive Advisor to the Chairman and CEO, Air Tahiti Nui
Tal Kalderon, Inflight Entertainment Manager, El Al
Paulo S. Miranda, Chief Experience Officer, Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes
Exploring the potential of the connected aircraft

Airlines can derive significant operational benefits through connectivity, thanks to electronic flight bag (EFB) and aircraft health management. How airlines can leverage big data to improve efficiency and safety? How service providers can help airlines to develop a predictive maintenance strategy? What are the potential security risks and threats resulting from in-flight connectivity? Speakers in this panel will explain the benefits of connectivity on aircraft operations and the role played by solutions providers.

Stéphane Chenard, Senior Associate Consultant, Euroconsult
David Fox, Vice President Inflight Services and Connectivity, Deutsche Telekom AG
Stefan Egli, VP Europe, SITAONAIR
Philippe Lievin, Director of Connected Aircraft Marketing, Rockwell Collins
Dave Helfgott, CEO, Phasor, Inc.
Markus Michelt, Co-founder and Managing Director, P3
Afternoon coffee break
How to provide a personalized customer experience in flight?

- Joint session with the Summit for Satellite Financing

Susan Irwin, Principal Advisor, Euroconsult
Max Coppin, Partnership Development Manager, Google
Quentin Couturier, Senior Manager – Fleet Development, Etihad Airways
IFC: The new gold rush for service providers?

Bandwidth available to aircraft is set to expand significantly in the coming years. But, how will things change both from an operational, maintenance and passenger experience perspective? What will airlines need and how can the industry provide it? Which business models will dominate in an era of every increasing capacity demands, passenger expectations for high quality, free services and constrained airline investment budgets? Should we expect consolidation amongst service providers and, in what time frame?

- Joint session with the Summit for Satellite Financing

Brent Prokosh, Senior Consultant, Euroconsult
Jon Norris, Senior Director - Corporate Sales & Marketing, Panasonic Avionics Corporation
Josh Marks, EVP Connectivity, Global Eagle
Ryan Stone, President, SmartSky Networks
Frederik van Essen, SVP Strategy & Business Development, Inmarsat Aviation
Anand Chari, EVP & CTO, Gogo
Jerry Thomas, Marketing Director, Thales InFlyt Experience
Closing remarks
Official cocktail reception hosted by