Fredrik Uddegard is an “Industry Sales Specialist” in the Microsoft EMEA organization. He has 20+ years of experience in the aviation industry, holding a number of leading EMEA positions at KLM, Motorola Enterprise (Zebra), SITA and now Microsoft.
Executive Director and Founder, ETSverification GmbH
Guido Harling is the founder and executive director of ETSverification GmbH, the verification body for the aviation industry. He holds a bachelor of science (Dipl. Chem. Ing.) and a master of business (Dipl. Wirt. Ing.) degree
In his current position, as Head of the ICAO and Concepts Unit, Mr. Hof is responsible for the contribution of the EUROCONTROL Agency to ICAO and for strategic initiation and facilitation on Concept development.
Iryna Khomenko is a Manager of Operational Efficiency in IATA with 14 years’ experience in Aircraft Operations including, for the last 6 years, being responsible for development and progress for several projects within the Digital Aircraft Operations Initiative.
Josselin Bequet is CEO of Donecle. He cofounded the company in 2015 with other aviation professionals to automate aircraft inspections and develop new technologies to help airlines, MROs, OEMs and military operators to move beyond the status-quo of inspection methods carried over from the early days of commercial aviation.
Iacopo Prissinotti brings to this role over 30 years of experience in air traffic management and air navigation services, occupying a series of senior leadership roles in strategic, technical and operational roles.
Borja Dosal Roiz obtained a Business Management university degree from the University of Cadiz (Spain) in 2002, after not giving up studying he achieved the Aeronautical Engineer university degree from the Catalonian University of Polytechnics (Spain) in 2007, specializing in Air Navigation.
Principal and Managing Director, Closed Loop Consulting
Michael has enjoyed an Aviation Career spanning over 45 years. Recently retired from an A380 Command with a major carrier, Michael holds a Master of Aviation Management, a business degree in strategic planning and is a certified PRINCE2™ practitioner.
Ian Gilbert started in the aerospace business in 1967 as an apprentice with BEA. After gaining his degree he was involved with the development and introduction of the first auto-land and FMS systems as a Development Engineer with British Airways.
Global Managing Director - Airline, Aerospace & MRO, ICF
Martin Harrison, a Vice President at ICF in London, has been serving the aviation industry for more than 30 years. As a consultant, he works with clients around the world on operations projects that span tech ops, ground ops and flight ops.
Sander has over 30 years of solid flight operational support experience, covering most aspects of flight-, ground-, airport- and network operations, built up through operational & managerial experience in highly customer-driven & multi-cultural environments in roles ranging from ground/flight operations management, aviation consultant, airline post holder and fuel/operational efficiency expert, with KLM, a Middle-East VVIP operator, TNT Airways, Schreiner Airways, Airbus, IATA, LOT Polish Airlines, the Etihad Group, and more.
Stig has been with Norwegian as a pilot since 2006 and manages fuel and cost saving initiatives in the Company, which currently is ranked as the most fuel efficient airline across the Atlantic by ICCT. He is mostly in his office but gets the chance to fly as a captain on the B737 now and then.
Alvaro is a Data Scientist at ICF with a hybrid role specialising in Advanced Analytics that combines in-depth technical knowledge in Data Science with practical applications in consulting assignments. Prior join ICF, Alvaro worked for McKinsey & Company at the Madrid Advanced Analytics Hub
Fuel efficiency program manager, Aerolineas Argentinas S.A.
Industrial engineer with five years experience in projects and operational process improvement at airline industry. In charge of fuel efficiency program development and success at Aerolíneas Argentinas. Love working with planes and data-driven decisions. Curious and always searching for new trends to change the ways we do. Python, machine learning and data-vis enthusiastic.
Jeff Green is a Chicago-based project leader in Oliver Wyman's Transportation & Services practice, delivering impact for clients in the aviation industry. He is a founding member of the Oliver Wyman Flight Operations Survey team.
Jim Buckalew recently joined Western Global Airlines as EVP Technical Operations and CTO. Jim has led MRO and Operations Technology over the past thirty-years for large commercial 121 passenger and cargo airlines, 135 government contract operators and consulting firms. Jim is also an advisor and founding member of the AeroATeam technology products and services group.
Settlements and Analysis Specialist – Fuel Department, LOT Polish Airlines
Kamila Giżyńska joined LOT Polish Airlines in 2017. She takes care of introducing fuel efficiency initiatives and preparing analysis which are the core of the Fuel Efficiency Committee work. From 2019 is responsible for the implementation of the new operational efficiency software.
Mateusz Dziudziel is connected with LOT Polish Airlines from 2016. As a Head of Fuel Department, he is responsible for the management of fuel efficiency at LOT. From 2017 is the Vice-Chairman of Fuel Committee.
JP is a graduate of Queens University and has enjoyed a 40-year career in aviation. For the first 18 years of his career, he served with the Canadian Forces on operational and instructional
tours; and then through British Aerospace, was also seconded to the Royal Air Force in theirprofessional assistance to the Royal Saudi Air Force in Saudi Arabia.
Sean joined SITA in 2011 and as a Product Specialist supporting Spec 2000 Message Transformation and other e-commerce solutions for MRO. In this role, Sean applied his extensive knowledge gained from his many years in IT for MRO. In 2020 Sean joined the Portfolio Evolution team to provide his expertise to the MRO Blockchain Alliance and other MRO initiatives.
Vice President of Information Technology, Willis Lease Finance Corporation
Jennifer S. Torlone is the Vice President of Information Technology at Willis Lease Finance Corporation, joining the company in January of 2018. Jennifer’s Global IT initiatives include an integrated platform that will enable Willis to scale and transform our businesses, providing innovative services and solutions for customers which ensure and maintain Willis’ competitive edge in global aviation. Her vision is to make it easy to do business – with internal and external customers.
André Fischer is currently the Chief Executive Officer of FLYdocs, a leading digital aviation records and data management company headquartered in the UK.
With over 20 years’ experience in aviation, André has a proven track record of identifying and honing in on business prospects, cultivating industry partnerships, and successfully implementing market development strategies.
At APSYS Gesine is responsible for Airline and MRO Marketing. APSYS is assuring safe and secure aircraft design and production advancing to meet future digitalization challenges like data analytics, safety and security in its entirety for maintenance and operations. Gesine is responsible for customer relations ensuring the digital transformation in close cooperation with our clients.
Job Heimerikx, CEO and founder AirFi.aero, provider of portable Inflight Entertainment and mPOS solutions. Job has been in the forefront of Cabin innovation and digitisation since 2011 and has managed AirFi to become the largest provider of portable IFE in the world.
With his technical background, experience in transportation market and connectivity solutions, Jan Kolar is managing growth and global expansion of Passengera to become one of the leading companies providing passenger and connectivity services worldwide.
Having graduated from a French engineering school in Computer Science and Electronics, Cyril created and directed organizations which brought strong added value to the high-tech sector, particularly in the area of embedded systems and onboard entertainment for aeronautics and automotive suppliers.
Yusuf Emin Zeren oversees all sales, marketing and promotional activities of Cornea Aero systems. He helps airlines acquire the best and most cost-effective IFE products that are carefully tailored to each customer’s need. With his deep understanding of the market and his previous work in his own international trade company, he has a sense of knowing what customers expect from a product.
Irene works since 2020 at FTI as a Systems Engineer. She was the Senior Development Engineer at German Orbital Systems and developed an alternative tracking system based on remote sensing data. As Project Lead she was responsible for GROOVE, a CubeSat (miniaturized satellite), which is designed for easy, standardized, and fast onorbit verification of hardware in space (www.on-orbit-verification.com).
VP of Sales & Marketing, Stelia Aerospace Cabin Interiors
Emmanuel Regnier is the VP of Sales & Marketing for Stelia Aerospace Cabin Interiors, one of the world leaders in the field of aerostructures, pilot seats and Business and First Class passenger seats. Emmanuel has been leading Stelia Cabin Interiors commercial team globally since 2017, having previously served as Head of Sales for the MEA region. With over 20 years of experience in the aviation industry, Emmanuel is a senior manager with proven multi million commercial successes including the sales of large civil aircraft, cabin interiors equipment, airframe repair services and modern avionics systems.
Chris has been campaigning and lobbying for nearly four years for better accessibility in air travel. From a holiday to Mexico with his daughter where the flights were awful in 2015, he decided to research why wheelchair users were not allowed to fly in their own wheelchairs.
Senior Manager In-flight Communication, Deutsche Telekom
Daniel Schultz is the responsible manager for business development in Deutsche Telekom’s Inflight Services department. Before that he held different roles in the area of inflight communication after he joint Deutsche Telekom in 2010 as product manager for inflight services.
Dr Juergen Wittmann was born in 1981. After finishing his Aerospace Engineering Diploma studies at the Technical University Munich in 2006, he started working at Bauhaus Luftfahrt e.V., a Bavarian research institute for future air transportation, as a project engineer for visionary aircraft concepts and team lead for adaptive structures.
“Delphine Guerin is the Head of Air France Flight Support and Efficiency Department, a position she has held since 2017. A graduate from a French Aeronautical Engineering School, Delphine Guerin joined Air France in 2004 and has had professional experiences in Ground Operations, Dispatch, OCC and Flight Operations. She has taken part in many key Air France projects such as the opening of S3 and S4 terminals at Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport or the integration of LIDO flight planning.”
Daniel Stromski is currently the Managing Director of DA Aviation - Business and Management Consultancy, a boutique inventory and asset management consultancy firm headquartered on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, Australia.
With a career of over 25 years in military and civil aviation, Daniel has gained enormous insight and developed a strong network within the industry. The last 10+ years has been devoted to leadership roles in commercial and operational technical services in a very demanding aviation environment.
Alicja Grzebalska is a Dubai-based marketing manager supporting STELIA Cabin Interiors sales on key campaigns worldwide. Alicja has been involved in promoting Opera seat discussed during the panel since its commercial launch.
Alicja has experience in product & services marketing and strategy gained through prior engagement across Europe and Middle East with Airbus, LOT Polish Airlines, Daher (turboprop manufacturer) and in the public sector. She holds a Bachelor Degree in International Economics and a Masters with specialization in Aerospace Management.
Thomas is the Enterprise Product Manager at GigSky Inc. He is a professional with over 25+ years of experience in delivering telecom solutions to customers worldwide, including several turn-key programs.
In his free time, Thomas likes to explore nature and can be seen travelling to distance places to experience it
A senior executive, who has led and delivered large scale operations in AirAsia's Airline structure including Ground Handling and Airport Management. As a GCOO, Javed Malik is accountable for providing AirAsia's group-wide direction on Operational Performance & Standards, bringing Technology & Innovation that will drive guest engagement on the ground, or in the air. Delivering strong financial contribution along the way through collaboration across the Operations Division, which is made up of Engineering, Flight Operations, Cabin Crew, Ground Services across 158 airports, Supply Chain, Safety, Security, and Network Operations Management Command Centre.
Avionics Specialist at ADSE Consulting & Engineering
Sander van Lochem is an Avionics Specialist with an expertise in the effect of Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) on aircraft and is lead of ADSE’s PED tolerance team. Sander has been involved multiple engineering projects, ranging from high level system design to implementation of solutions at airlines, and is Project Engineer under ADSE’s EASA Design Organisation Approval (DOA). Together with his team, Sander has certified aircraft as PED tolerant and supported over 15 airlines in obtaining Operational Allowance of PED use on board of their aircraft. Sander has a BSc and MSc degree in Aerospace Engineering from Delft University of Technology.
Alastair is a manager in the ICF aviation team, specialising in airline operations and advanced analytics. He has worked with airlines and airports across France, the UK, Middle East and US to improve operations through pragmatic, innovative use of data and analytics. Prior to joining ICF he worked in the Inmarsat aviation strategy team, helping airlines install and monetise satellite connectivity.
Deputy CEO for Engineering, Design and Technical Trainings Department (EASA Part CAMO / Part 21J DOA / Part 147), FL Technics
Liudas is leading a team of over 100 highly skilled aviation professionals within Engineering (PartM), Design (Part21) and Technical training (Part147) organizations at FL Technics (Avia Solutions Group),