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Aerospace Big Data
6 - 7 Dec 2017
The Grand Connaught Rooms, London, UK

Aerospace manufacturers and MRO providers have seen the future and are investing heavily in digital transformation, while many airlines have yet to be convinced of the benefits of sharing and analysing the huge amounts of data being collected by their latest generation airliners and engines.

FlightGlobal is delighted to announce the first Aerospace Big Data conference, building on the success of our legacy MRO conference.
 
Across the one and a half day event find out why airlines should invest in Big Data analytics, whether OEMs can generate useful insights from the vast volumes of data available and how independent MROs can carve out a role in this new world. 
 
Join over 150 key stakeholders - including airline decision makers - at this inaugural event.

 

Agenda

View our agenda outline which highlights the key topics that will be discussed and debated at this year's Big Data Conference. 

Day 1: Wednesday 6 December

8:00
Coffee & Registration
9:00
Opening remarks from the Chair
Christopher Flook, Managing Director, FlightGlobal
9:05
FlightGlobal Data Insights
9:20
Introduction to Boeing Analytx
Ken Sain, Vice President Digital Aviation & Analytics, Boeing
9:30
Digital Transformation: What does success look like and what is the end point?
  • What problems can big data solve for airlines?
  • Should airlines be investing now and if so how much?
  • How long will it take to fully realise the benefits?
Ken Sain, Vice President Digital Aviation & Analytics, Boeing
Marc Fontaine, Digital Transformation Officer, Airbus
Sven Heitsch, Vice President Digital Fleet Solutions - Operations, Lufthansa Technik
Neil Ambridge, Head of Fleet Technical in Engineering, Virgin Atlantic
10:30
Mid-Morning Coffee & Networking
10:50
What are the benefits of data-driven decisions?
  • How is big data analytics already solving problems today?
  • Building confidence in the data
  • Establishing the investment case for big data
Nick Ward, Head of Solutions Management - OEM Digital Services, Rolls-Royce
Adrienne Leonard, Data Scientist, FlightGlobal
Matthew Evans, Skywise Business Architect, Airbus
11:50
What is the size of the prize for airlines?
  • How much of the data coming off the aircraft is actually useful?
  • Sharing the value: Do most of the benefits fall to OEMs and MROs?
  • With dispatch reliability already at high levels, why invest?
Marc Fontaine, Digital Transformation Officer, Airbus
Sven Heitsch, Vice President Digital Fleet Solutions - Operations, Lufthansa Technik
Joel Ferreira, Innovation and Technology Manager , TAP Portugal
Mark Aizlewood, IT Project Manager, easyJet
12:50
Lunch & One-to-One Networking
14:20
Is machine learning enough, or do you still need humans in the loop?
  • How does the role of engineers change in the big data era?
  • How can AI be applied to solve problems we don’t yet know exist
  • Should airlines develop their own analytics or trust the OEMs to do it for them?
Dr Friedham Kappel, Senior Manager Central & Performance Engineering, MTU Maintenance Hannover
15:20
Afternoon Tea & Networking
15:50
Securing employee buy-in and implementing a data-driven culture
  • How to reconcile technical experience with trust in data driven decisions
  • How to successfully embed data driven decision making across the enterprise
  • How to acquire big data skills: Recruit or train?
Matthew Evans, Skywise Business Architect, Airbus
Silvestar Špehar , Manager - Production, Planning & Control - Maintenance Department, Croatia Airlines
Hisham Nasser, Chairman Advisor For Maintenance & Engineering, EgyptAir
Chad Berkley, Vice President Technology, FlightGlobal
16:50
Closing remarks from the Chair
17:00
Drinks Reception and Networking

Day 2: Thursday 7 December

8:30
Coffee & Registration
9:25
Opening remarks from the Chair
9:30
Making big data manageable: Infrastructure and systems
  • Is the industry’s existing IT Infrastructure up to the job?
  • Who should collect the data and where should it be stored?
  • Making the right investment decisions in a World of rapidly advancing technology 
10:20
Mid-Morning Coffee & Networking
10:40
Cost-effective data collection: What are the options?
  • Should all the data be collected centrally, or selectively from distributed sensors?

  • Does it make sense to transmit some or all of the data in real time?

  • How will Big Data connect airlines to the Internet of Things?

11:30
A vision for the future: 2025 and beyond
  • What are the biggest obstacles to digital transformation and how can the industry work together to overcome them?
  • Who owns the data today and should that change in the future?
  • How critical will real time data transmission become?
Matthew Evans, Skywise Business Architect, Airbus
Ken Sain, Vice President Digital Aviation & Analytics, Boeing
12:20
Chair’s Conference Wrap-up
12:30
Lunch & Networking
14:00
Close of Conference
We're pleased to announce the following new speakers to the agenda: 
Ken Sain, Vice President Digital Aviation & Analytics, Boeing 
Sven Heitsche, Vice President Digital Fleet Solutions - Operations, Lufthansa Technik
Neil Ambridge, Head of Fleet Technical in Engineering, Virgin Atlantic
Nick Ward, Head of OEM Digital Solutions, Rolls-Royce We expect over 150 key stakeholders to join us at the inaugural Aerospace Big Data Conference taking place in London. Chief Digital Officers, Heads of Digital Transformation and Directors of Engineering and Maintenance will be among those sharing insights and debating on the opportunities and challenges of Big Data. See our speaker line up Share insights and debate the hot topics with industry peers, while gaining access to key airline decision makers as they seek to understand the opportunities and challenges surrounding Big Data. Take advantage of the fact that top decision makers within the industry are all in one place with one of our sponsorship packages. We have a number of options available and can create bespoke packages to fit your needs. Contact Sarah Green to discuss your bespoke package. How will predictive maintenance and other emerging capabilities transform commercial aviation operations, drive efficiencies and take on-time performance to a new level? It’s all about unlocking the secrets of Big Data. View the full agenda.

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