A World Satellite Business Week event
Sept. 10, 2018 / The Westin - Paris
Monday, September 10, 2018
08:00
Registration & welcome coffee
 
WSBW opening presentation – Connectivity & entertainment: The role of satellite (in Concorde Salon)
Pacôme Révillon, CEO, Euroconsult
 
SmartPlane market presentation (in Aiglon Salon)
Florent Rizzo, Consultant, Euroconsult
 
Ever-increasing expectations from the connected passenger

In-flight connectivity has become an important criteria for passengers whilewhen choosing an airline. As a matter of fact, to the extent that the demand for IFC has now started comingto come from the passengers. Not justPassengers place importance not only on the availability of connectivity on board but also on the quality of service is important for passengers.. In this session, we will tacklediscuss the situation of increase in expectations through both passengers as well as an airline operator’sfrom the point of view. We would also bring out some other aspects like of passengers and an airline operator. The differences and similarities between passenger demands fromof different generations and the impact of IFE and Contentcontent on passenger expectations, etc will also be discussed.

Patee Sarasin, Former CEO, Nok Air
Franco Lanza, Executive Advisor to the Chairman and CEO, Air Tahiti Nui
Azman Ahmad, GM Product Management, Saudia Airlines
 
Morning coffee break
 
Airline case study/Interview

In-flight connectivity is gaining a lot of attractionattention from the airlines flying in the different parts of the world. Some airlines are the early adopters while others prefer to wait and watch. In this session, a brief interview encompassing different aspects of the demand and supply matrix of IFC will be conducted with the airlines which are on the verge of getting connected.

Eric Trautmann, Deputy General Director, Corsair
Zhihang Chi, Vice President & General Manager , Air China
 
The view from content providers: “How can IFE and enriched content act as a catalyst for extracting the value of inflight connectivity?”

In-flight entertainment is a comparatively older concept than in-flight connectivity but today both these concepts are interdependent. IFE systems and content have a strong position in the IFC value chain. ThroughDuring this session we will point out, the importance of IFE, its will be discussed as well as content and its evolution, choice ofhow to choose the right business model for both airlines and content providers, and the role of various stakeholders in an overall passenger experience. The session will also focus on how airlines can develop their brand with the help of IFE content. 

Cyril Jean, CEO, PXCom SAS
Ralph Wagner, Co-Founder & CEO, Axinom Group
Jean-Marc Chevassus, CEO Inflight Media Digital, IMM International Group
Max Coppin, Partnership Development Manager, Google
 
Lunch
 
Digitalization as the start of a new era for aviation: Smart aviation disrupting aircraft manufacturing, maintenance and usage

‘Digitalization is in the air’. The aviation industry is the perfect example of growing digitalization. From aircraft manufacturing to aircraft operators, everybodyeveryone is bringingusing digital solutions to facilitate their operations. UseFrom the use of 3D printing for manufacturing components to the use of new disruptive technologies likesuch as electronically steered antenna or beamforming technology, the digital trends are impacting all the stakeholders of the aviation industry. Analytics, big data, and IoT will open many doorsup a lot of opportunities forin the aviation industry. Our panelistpanelists will discuss the implications of digitalization on different levels in the IFC value chain.

Dave Helfgott, CEO, Phasor, Inc.
Nathan VanRheenen, Senior Manager, Connected Systems, Commercial Airlines, The Boeing Company
Jean-Marie Betermier, President, Zodiac Data Systems
Lukas Bucher, Head of Aircraft Modification International, Lufthansa Technik
John Nelson, Digital Product Manager - Data, GE Aviation
 
Afternoon coffee break
 
Return On Experience: Connectivity and the evolution of the economic models

In-flight connectivity is attainingreaching a new level of maturity level every year so, as are the thingselements related to IFC, both inside the cabin as well as and outside the cabin. Increasing bandwidth demand and supply, the corresponding improvement in the equipment technologies, and the ever-changing passenger behavior have a are all having an ever-greater impact on the airline. Airlineairlines. Airlines being at the forefront of the overall passenger experience hashave to stay dynamic in all the situations. In this session, our panelists from different airlines operating in different parts of the world will share their experiences related to IFC. What they have learned as an airline from the whole IFC chapter will be worth listening. This session will also shed some light on the facts like the use of IFEhow IFC is used and itshow content to bringbrings added value to, as well as the IFC, role of third-party content providers, retailers, etc. An emphasisEmphasis will be given to the different economic models present in the airline industry and their evolution related to the IFC. Through the discussion, the panel will search for the alternative wayways or different approachapproaches to have while modeling an airline’s IFC business.

Amanda Fish, Manager, Fleet Initiatives, Delta Airlines
Quentin Couturier, Senior Manager – Fleet Development, Etihad Airways
Boris Bubresko, VP, Business Development, Norwegian Air Shuttle
Gunilla Ait El Mekki, Manager Onboard Entertainment & Connectivity, SAS
 
IFEC service providers' perspectives: At the heart of the IFC value chain

Satellite service providers are at the center of the IFC value chain. The changes like the evolution of As such they witness every transformation in the aviation industry, from evolutions in capacity pricing to the growingincreasing maturity of the airline operator, the service provider is witnessing every transformation of the aviation industry.operators. As the industry is maturingmatures, each player in the IFC value chain isstarts to become interested in the vertical integration, so as to be more autonomous. These forces are challenging service providers to find the right strategic position in the value chain. During this session, the service providers will share their views on the competition, industry evolution, business models, and competitive positioning today and tomorrow.

Don Buchman, VP, Commercial Mobility, ViaSat
Ryan Stone, President, SmartSky Networks
 
Closing remarks