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Airline & Aerospace MRO & Operations IT Conference - ASIA/PACIFIC

16th and 17th October 2013
Amari Watergate Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

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08.00 - 08.55
08.55 - 09.00
09.00 - 09.30
Keynote Case Study: Cloud-based MRO Documentation Management? Boeing and All Nippon Airways outline their recent project to make available all mixed fleet manuals and key documentation to engineers and key personnel via the cloud.
Naomi Sakuyama: Assistant Manager Engineering and Maintenance Systems, ANA Systems Co, Ltd.
Larry P. Little: Program Manager Maintenance Performance Toolbox, Boeing
09.30 - 10.00
Airline Case Study: Configuring an MRO/M&E system to use iPads in Line and Base Maintenance, and achieve fully electronic signatures.
Brian McDonald, Senior Consultant, SFS Aviation & Owner of Asiana Aviation Resources Pte Limited
10.00 - 10.30
Keynote Presentation: The Challenges of digital CMS Integrating with M&E / MRO Systems.
Thanos Kaponeridis, CEO, AeroSoft Systems
10.30 - 11.30
11.30 - 12.30
Round Table Discussion: Selecting a core MRO / M&E software System.
Key executives from an M&E Software Vendor, Point Solution Provider, Consultant and Airline discuss the following key issues:
  • Pure play vs ERP
  • Technology Platform (.net, Java etc)
  • Functionality and Capabilities
  • Ability and need to interface with a CMS/DMS (Content Management System / Document Management System)
  • Ability and need to interface with point solutions.
  • Cost and speed of Implementation
  • Licensing and Pricing
Panel Discussion Chairman:
Sharhabeel Lone, Global Partner, SAKS Consulting
John Barry, VP Business Development, Volartec
Israel Revivo, President / CEO, IDMR Solutions
Hawazen Ahmad Khalil Al-Otaibi, Director IT, JorAMCo
11.30 - 12.30*
Workshop Room
Operations IT Workshop 1: An EFB Masterclass
Topics covered include:
  • The Tablet Class I EFB: Is it the Answer?
  • Selecting a level of capability for your airline.
  • Connectivity: The driver in an EFB solution.
  • Scalability: Open architecture with pathways to Class II/III certified systems.
  • CNS/ATM: Can the Class III certified EFB enable NextGen and SESAR capability.
Workhop hosted by: Capt. Michael Bryan, Principal, Closed Loop Consulting
12.30 - 14.00
14.00 - 15.00
Main Conference Hall:
An Advanced Tablet Masterclass
The definitive workshop to take your iPad and tablet usage to the next level. Working on the assumption that you have carried out your initial tablet deployment this masterclass takes you through some of the necessary steps to extend your business case and continue the roll out of tablets and other mobility tools to additional use cases and to other areas of your business. This workshop is aimed at departments with “pilot envy” such as cabin services or engineering who have not yet jumped on the mobility bandwagon, and for existing tablet users who are seeking further information to gain a strategic advantage through innovative use of latest technologies and techniques. Topics covered include:
  • The current state of the mobility market – new hardware and operating systems
  • The current state of mobility in aerospace – who’s doing what?
  • Designing and Developing your own software – some practical tips
  • Native apps or web apps – your questions answered
  • The challenges of integration – how to integrate with enterprise software and other apps
  • Next generation use cases – how to use your tablets in other areas.
Masterclass hosted by: Paul Saunders, Global Product Manager, Flatirons Solutions
15.00 - 16.00
16.00 - 16.30
Keynote Presentation:  Lessons in MRO/M&E Software Implementation Project Management.  Best practice in how to make a painful process less painful and ensure success.

Sharhabeel Lone, Global Partner, SAKS Consulting
16.00 - 17.00*
Workshop room
Operations IT Workshop 2: A Fuel-Saving Programme Masterclass.
Successful Implementation of a fuel saving programme.
  • How to access the relevant data.
  • Nominating a ‘Champion’ for fuel conservation within your airline.
  • How to build a business case and get support for the programme internally.
  • Choosing the right software for the job to ensure a successful programme.
  • Choosing the right software to support a fuel savings program
  • Questions & answers
Workshop hosted by: Ian Britchford, Fuel Saving Director, ETS Aviation
16:30 - 17.30
Keynote MRO Case Study: Are regulations holding back the growth of aircraft maintenance? With other industries powering ahead embracing the latest technology, is aviation being left behind? Leading MRO Air Works discuss this key issue and explore the latest innovation for aircraft maintenance including spec 2000, cloud, mobility and RFID/autoid.
Examples of the struggles against technology are drawn from: CAMO, Planning, Engineering, Stores, Admin, Finance, HR.
Ravinder Pal Singh, Group CIO, Air Works India
Rohit Chhabra, Head - Business Applications, Air Works India
Santosh Babu, Head - Customer Service & Maintenance Control, Air Works India
Ajit Kumar, AWI - CAMO Division, Air Works India





08.00 - 08.55
08.55 - 09.00
09.00 - 10.00
Round Table Discussion: The complexities and challenges facing an airline with IT system integration.
Getting clear interfaces between your core M&E and CMS Systems and your Flight Operations systems, Aircraft Health & Engine Health Monitoring systems, Aircraft Fault Reporting and Line Maintenance Systems, and other systems.
The viewpoints of an M&E/MRO Software Vendor, A point solution provider, an Airline and an OEM are heard.
Panel Discussion Chairman:
Sharhabeel Lone, Global Partner, SAKS Consulting
Chris Reed, Director, TRAX
Ping na Thalang, Chief Strategy Advisor, Bangkok Airways
Imran bin Abdullah, Engineer Management Information System, AirAsia
Gerry Croarkin, Pre-Sales Manager, Rusada
Teddy Canadas, Sales Manager, Airbus
10.00 - 10.30
Keynote Case Study: Tablet Awsomeness! More than a Paperless Novelty: iPad Delivers Smart Content to the Cockpit in the 21st Century.
During this keynote presentation you will learn how it is possible for the iPad to provide pilots with not just an electronic device to eliminate paper manuals, but also, via the use of smart content, to open up new possibilities for an entirely digital experience that can help pilots find the right information more quickly, lower IT costs, and facilitate regulatory compliance.
Paul Saunders,  Global Product Manager, Flatirons Solutions
09.30 - 10.30*
Workshop room
MRO Workshop 1: Best Practice in Program and Project Management of M&E / MRO Software.
Topics covered include:
  • Selecting MRO Solutions
  • Contract Negotiation, Program & Project Management
  • Technical Issues: Data Cleansing & Infrastructure Support.
Workshop hosted by SAKS Consulting
10.30 - 11.30
11.30 - 12.30
Round Table Discussion: Electronic Flight Bag (EFB), Connected Aircraft and eEnablement.
This is an interactive session and attendees are invited to submit their questions prior to the conference. No question or topic is off the table..., all your questions will be answered.
Topics will include: Hardware, Software Selection, iPad for all phases of flight, Project Management, Regulatory Approval, Selecting the correct solution for your airline, best practice for a successful project, iPad connectivity, drawing up an eEnabled aircraft business case, the right bandwidth for your applications.
Panel Chairman:
Charles Williams, Editor/Publisher, Aircraft Commerce
Oliver Plogmann, Senior Consultant Aircraft Communication, SITA
Capt. Michael Bryan, Principal, Closed Loop Consulting
Capt. Rajesh Gill, Chief Pilot Technical & Development, Air Asia
Pat Harper, Chief Engineer, Maintenance & Engineering Solutions, Boeing
12.30 - 14.00
14.00 - 14.30
Airline Case Study: Modern workflows to distribute Flight Operations Manuals via EFBs / iPads. The increases in efficiency are revealed and analysed
Torsten Machert, Managing Director, Easy Browse GmbH
Lutz Kohlert, Coordinator Postholder Operation, Germania
14.00 - 15.00*
Workshop Room
MRO Workshop 2: Managing, Migrating and Extracting Value from your MRO Data – Live Demo and Insights Masterclass
This workshop will help you to answer the following key questions:
  • Are you looking for better ways to leverage MRO data for accurate decision-making?
  • Are you facing challenges in assimilating data from multiple sources?
  • Are you worried about data migration from Legacy to current system?
The workshop will provide insights on how to leverage meaningful business analytics from disparate data sources through key metrics and performance indicators, migrating to a new system successfully, and tips to organise your data to use it better.
You will see a live demonstration of Hexaware's In-House MRO Practice and BI Innovation Lab, which provide key takeaways on Data Migration Accelerators, Data Warehouse building blocks and MRO Analytics Framework, which can ensure that you leverage the best out of available MRO Data.
Workshop Hosted by:  Baiju Jacob, Director, Global Travel and Transportation Practice, Hexaware
14.30 - 15.00
Airline Case Study: Thai Airways outline their new innovative project called THAI & THAISmile iLertU : THAI Mobile S.O.S
THAI outline the world’s first mobile S.O.S. The project challenges and customer benefits are explained. THAI customers can request assistance for medical services, police, hotel info etc. via mobile tools.
Capt. Alongot Pullsuk, Vice President Aviation Resources Development, Thai International Airways
15.00 - 16.00
16.00 - 16.30
Keynote Presentation: A review of the Aircraft IT Fuel Efficiency Survey 2013. Over 150 airlines and operators worldwide participated - hear a summary of the surprising results and see how airlines across the world approach fuel management and the lessons that can be learned.
Ed Haskey, Director, Aircraft IT
Ian Britchford, Fuel Saving Director, ETS Aviation
Paulo Aguiar, Business Development Manager, ETS Aviation
16.30 - 17.00
Keynote Presentation: The advent of the Extremely Flexible Bundle (EFB). Welcome to a new phase of flight...
Full-time connectivity with the ground is opening up possibilities for EFB functionality that nobody ever imagined fit in a flight bag. This presentation will tackle the key Connectivity questions such as, “how do we bound our system for implementation now, yet maintain extensibility?” and “can we expect a software vendor to base software on our requirements rather than the other way around?”.
Marcus Carr, Director of Projects, Closed Loop Consulting

* Please note that Workshops run simultaneously with the presentations in the Main Conference Hall. 

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