Renaissance London Heathrow Hotel, Bath Rd, Longford, TW6 2AQ . . . October 31st





0830-0915     Registration



0915-0930     Welcome Remarks & Introduction from the Chair



0930-1000     Opening Keynote & Context Presentation


‘Online, Anywhere, Everywhere: The Passenger at 35,000 ft’


David Coiley, Vice President Aviation, Inmarsat



1000-1115     Session 1: Technologies


  • Space Segment Evolution – Enabling In-Flight-Online
  • Ku-band and Ka-band in the Mix
  • GEO FSS and GEO HTS Capacity for World’s Carrier Corridors
  • Satellite Coverage & Airline Fleet Connectivity Offerings
  • The Wi-Fi Cell & the VSAT Terminal
  • Broadband Satellite Capacity Futures: Is there a Need for a Technological Future for Mobile VSAT & New LEO Constellations?


Andy Lucas, Senior Vice President Operator Vertical, Comtech EF Data


Marco Mirante, Regional Sales Director, Hughes Europe


Greg Oliveau, International Market Development, GoGo


Alex Cowan, Chief Executive Officer, RazorSecure


Ben Ash, Sales Manager, Special Applications, IP Access


Roger Matthews, Managing Director, Go Media



1115-1145     Refreshment Break



1145-1300     Session 2: Aeronautical Applications & Passenger Services


  • Aeronautical Applications & Passenger Services:
  • The Cloud & Big Data from Gate-to-Gate
  • The Airline App Environment
  • The Passenger Online Environment (From Laptop, Tablet & Smartphone to Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Skype, Whatsapp, Snapchat… and Beyond)
  • The Airline Carrier Operational Data Environment
  • The Passenger In-Flight Experience as Carrier Ancillary Revenue Profit Centre
  • Economies of User Market Scale


David Coiley, Vice President Aviation, Inmarsat


Julian Hewson, Director Strategic Accounts Europe, Global Eagle


Michael (Miki) Barak, Vice President, Commercial Aviation & Mobility, Gilat Satellite Networks


Remi Challamel, Snr. Business Development & Sales Manager, Thales Alenia Space



1300-1400     Lunch



1400-1515     Session 3: Terminal Equipment


  • Type Approvals & Product Quality
  • Solutions Architecture, Design & Engineering Strategies
  • Terminal Design & Airframe Compatibilities
  • Terminal Capabilities for the Passenger & Carrier Requirement
  • Terminal Evolution & Future Proofing
  • Future Antenna… Aeronautical SOTM as an Innovation Accelerator


Amir Yabo, Product Manager, Satellite Networks Business Unit, Advantech Wireless


Denis Sutherland, Vice President Business Development, iDirect


Andy Lucas, Senior Vice President Operator Vertical, Comtech EF Data


David Garrood, CSO, PHASOR Inc



1515-1545     Refreshment Break



1545-1700     Session 4: The Expectations & Capabilities Matrix


  • The Expectations & Capabilities Matrix:
  • The Passenger, the Airline, and the Satellite Solution Provider
  • Deployment & Installation Planning: The Aircraft Manufacturer & the Airline Carrier
  • Broadband Bandwidth: Reconciling Supply & Demand Realities
  • Passenger Choice Drivers & Carrier Offerings
  • Future Proofing: Connectivity, Upgrades & Speed
  • Multiple Device Connectivity & the Second Screen


Daphné Joseph, Manager Policy & Market Access, Access Partnership


Jags Burhm, Senior Vice President Aero, Eutelsat Global Mobility


Diego Paldao, Vice President Sales, SpeedCast


Martin Coleman, Executive Director, sIRG


Graham Lake, Principal, Aviation Management



1700-1715     Closing Remarks from the Chair & End of Conference