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 Berg, Peter

Peter Berg
Head of Supply Chain Management
Scandinavian Airlines


Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) founded 1946 is the flag carrier in the Scandinavian countries Sweden, Norway and Denmark operating a fleet of 135 aircrafts.

Peter is managing the SCM processes within SAS Technical operation comprising contract department, purchasing, warehousing and transportation management.

About a year ago, a new production and SCM system was implemented at SAS and focus has been to implement sustainable processes for material forecasting, obsolete and surplus material handling and processes for in and out phase of aircraft affecting long term material planning.

In his previous career as an Air Force Logistic officer, Peter has served in Liberia, Uzbekistan, UAE and Congo. His last assignment was in the multinational Boeing C-17 program in Hungary responsible for building up the SCM processes for the 30-year program.

Peter has a university exam in logistic at level Captain from the Swedish National Defense College together with civilian courses in SCM, E-logistics and Transportation management.
 Bree, Sander de

Sander de Bree
CEO
EXSYN

 
Sander de Bree is the CEO and founder of EXSYN Aviation Solutions. Next to implementing the overall strategy he oversees all operational activities and key research and development projects within the company. Out of his role as industry specialist Sander has been involved with airlines such as Iberia, Oman Air, Vueling, Norwegian and Flybe to guide them through specific digitization projects within their maintenance & engineering operation. In addition, he directly oversaw the development of Avilytics, EXSYN's analytics and predictive capabilities tool.  He holds a BSc in aeronautical engineering and has a background in business administration. He holds a EASA certification on human factors, and IR part-m and IR part145.
 Bull, Matt

Matt Bull
Chief Executive Officer, AerData
Boeing Global Services


Matt Bull is chief executive officer of AerData, which is part of Boeing’s maintenance and leasing portfolio. As CEO, he oversees AerData’s industry-leading offerings in the maintenance and lease market. Additionally, Bull is part of a network of leaders in Boeing AnalytX, the enterprise capability that unites together existing analytics services and products.

Prior to this role, Bull was Deputy Fleet Chief for the 787, providing 787 operators in North and South America round the clock support of technical issues. Bull started his career at Boeing as a design engineer in 787 electrical subsystems. He later was part of the team that developed the 787 E-Enabling Ground Systems organization, which developed application software to support the transfer of airplane loadable software and data to and from the airplane.

A native of Louisiana, Bull holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana State University, a Master in System Engineering from University of Southern California, and a Master of Business Administration from Seattle University.
 Chen, Kevin Chi-Ming

Kevin Chi-Ming CHEN
D. Senior Vice President
Evergreen Aviation Technologies Corporation (EGAT)

Areas of Expertise:
Corporate Finance
Financial Management
Accounting Management

Kevin is Senior Vice President at Evergreen Aviation Technologies Corporation (or EGAT) since JAN-2014. He has oversight and management of corporate finance activities at EGAT.

Spanning a period of 25 years since 1991, Kevin started his career in accounting functions at EVA Air (or EVA), a 5-Star Skytrax award winning airline and a Star Alliance partner airline. Besides working at EVA’s offices in Taiwan, he took on management of EVA’s accounting functions in Europe, based out of its Amsterdam offices over a period of 3 years, from 1997~2000.

Between 2005 and 2008, Kevin was assigned to manage the finances at EVA’s joint venture airline Shanghai Cargo based out in Shanghai, China.

Following from his finance experiences in Europe and China, Kevin was transferred from EVA in 2012 to Evergreen–EGAT, an awarding winning boutique aircraft and engine MRO center focused primarily on global 3rd party aircraft and engine maintenance.

While at EGAT, Kevin was a key Evergreen team member to negotiate and create a new engine joint venture with GE, known as GE Evergreen Engine Services or GEEVES. In the negotiation process, Kevin had oversight on the financial aspects of the venture discussions.  

Besides accounting, Kevin’s responsibilities at EGAT include financial planning, risk management, and business planning.

Kevin holds a BA in Finance from Taiwan’s National Cheng-chi University, a Tier-1 tertiary institute specializing in finance and business studies. He is married with 2 children.
 Cleal, Mark

Mark Cleal
Safety Manager
AIRFAST Indonesia

 
Mark is an aviation professional with 38 years industry experience. Starting his career as an Air force of Zimbabwe engineering apprentice he has worked on aircraft in military and civilian locations worldwide. Being on the wrong side of 40, Mark turned to the dark side and has focused on practical solutions for safety and quality elements in aviation environments.
 Dahiya, Rajiv 

Rajiv Dahiya
EFB Administrator & Tech Admin
SpiceJet Airlines


Rajiv Dahiya is currently with SpiceJet Airlines in the position of EFB Administrator & Tech Admin - Flight Operations. He leads a multi-functional team responsible for all Electronic Flight Bag systems. Rajiv has spent the last two years introducing EFB to the SpiceJet fleet, deploying 200+ mobile devices, supporting portable EFB platform across multiple fleet types. His team manages the distribution of digital navigation charts, publication of flight manuals and notices to EFB systems. In addition, he is the primary Flight Operations contact with vendors supporting EFB applications, including Boeing, Bombardier, Jeppesen and ViaSat.

Rajiv has over 10 years of experience in commercial aviation, mostly with airline operations and IT. Before joining SpiceJet Airlines, he was with IndiGo Airlines for Automation, Fuel analysis and EFB. Mr. Dahiya is a graduate in B.E. Computer Science.
 Ekstrand, Fredrik

Fredrik Ekstrand
CEO
Cervino Consulting  

 
Fredrik has over the last 15 years been working as business consultant and project manager in the aviation, defense and MRO market. Fredrik have participated in over 10 major implementation projects of aviation MROsoftware such as AMOS, Aura/M3 and Maintenix with end customers such as Swedish Airforce, Royal Thai Airforce, Hungarian Airforce, Czech Airforce and Scandinavian Airlines. Fredrik also founded Cervino Consulting and have been CEO from the start. Cervino is today a 25 FTE, company with offices in Stockholm, Oslo and Gothenburg with specialties in aviation and defence.    Fredrik Ekstrand holds a M.Sc. in Industrial engineering from Linköping Institute of Technology.
 Fowlie, Kent

Kent Fowlie 
Director, Sales
IFS

 
Kent has held a variety of positions at IFS (Mxi) over the past 13+ years ranging from analyst/architect for solution implementations, sales engineering, through to managing the sales engineering team.  Currently, as Director, sales he is responsible for IFS Maintenix sales and account management for key commercial aircraft operator accounts around the world.  This includes helping existing customer maximize their return on investment in IFS Maintenix and assisting prospects in their selection process to ascertain whether IFS Maintenix is the right fit for their organization.
 Fugger, Jörn

Jörn Fugger
Senior Manager Operations Efficiency
Etihad Airways

 
Jörn works at Etihad Airways as a Senior Manager and leads the Operations Efficiency team. Core of his work is the management of Etihad´s Fuel Saving Program. After he joined the company in 2015 a major project was the selection and implementation of a new Fuel Management Information System. Since then, the annual fuel savings have been increased constantly. Currently, a special focus is on cost saving projects enabled by big data analysis. This also includes the introduction of an iPad app providing pilots with flight-related information. As the chairman of the Fuel Efficiency Working Group he coordinates Fuel Saving activities between Etihad and its partner airlines.
 
Jörn graduated with a Bachelor in Production Management from ESB Reutlingen, Germany (2009) and holds a MBA from the German Graduate School for Management & Law in Heilbronn, Germany (2014).
 Gimenez, Mathieu

Mathieu Gimenez
Innovator at the MRO Lab Singapore
Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance


Since 2016, Mathieu Gimenez is Innovator at the MRO Lab Singapore. He represents Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) in The MRO Lab Singapore, the co-innovation centre in partnership with Ramco Systems. As part of this new lab, he brings his aeronautical expertise to run proof of concepts in a very short time, following design thinking and agile methodologies.

Mathieu is graduated from the top aerospace engineering school in France, ISAE Supaero and owns a Master of Science in aeronautics. He has another aeronautical degree in flight testing in Argentina.

He worked in the USA as a production engineer in Dassault Falcon Jet where he received an important award for the cost savings he brought to the factory. He joined Safran Engine Services (Snecma) where he played a significant role in the Silvercrest flight test campaign in France and in the USA by developing a software to detect sensor failures. Before joining AFI KLM E&M, Mathieu was part of a Dassault Aviation factory plant in France where he industrialized new mechanic tools to accelerate manufacturing methods on the Rafale wing.
 Hensel, John

John Hensel
Manager of Business Systems Integration and Development
Jazz Aviation

 
John Hensel, currently with Jazz Aviation LP in the position on Manager of BUSINESS SYSTEMS INTEGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT and has the overall responsibility of IT systems for the Aircraft Maintenance division. This includes everything from operation support to the design and develop to meet the Business units strategic direction. 
 
John has worked at Jazz Aviation for over 25 years in Aircraft MTC, Process Improvement/Sigma, and current position BSID. These include Line/Heavy MTC, Manager or Reliability, Manager of CRJ Fleet Management, Manager of MTC Planning, and Manager of MTC Control. 
 
John resides in Halifax, NS with his wife and four kids.
 Hu, William

William Hu
Regional Director, Asia Pacific
NAVBLUE

 
Since May 2013, William has served as Regional Director, Asia Pacific of Navtech, now NAVBLUE. 
 
He is responsible for NAVBLUE’s sales strategy, sales and account management for Asia Pacific region. 
 
William has almost 20 years of experience in the aviation industry and many years of experience as sales. 
 
Before Navtech, he worked different roles like software development manager, solution architect, business consultant, project manager and territory sales manager for SITA.
 Iqbal, Mior Mohd

Mior Mohd Iqbal
First Officer Boeing 737NG
Malindo Air


Mior Mohd Iqbal or known as Iqbal is a First Officer B737NG in Malindo Air, a Malaysian based airline. He graduated from the University Putra Malaysia, with Bachelor of Science (Honours) Statistics in 2007. After graduation he joined Asia Pacific Flight Training in 2008 to pursue his dream as a pilot and became a Flying Instructor there before moved for Indonesian Mandiri Utama Flight Academy from 2013-2014 . He began his professional airlines career with Malaysia Airlines Berhad 2014 before joined Malindo Air.

As a committed pilot, Iqbal is being selected by the management to get involve with Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) project and also other electronic document plan to support the company’s digitalized vision in aircraft.
 Kunnakulsoontorn, Worawit

Worawit Kunnakulsoontorn
In-Flight Service Chief - Flight Operations
THAI

 
Worawit Kunnakulsoontorn is In-flight Service Chief for Flight Operations.  Worawit has 31 years of experience in In-Flight Service for Thai Airways International.  During that time he has been a contributor of many innovative IT solutions for THAI In-flight Service providing the airline with a competitive edge through in-house design and development.
 
Worawit has a master degree in Aviation Management and is an award winner and contributor to Thai Airways ‘IT Sparkling’ Project.
 Lone, Sharhabeel

Sharhabeel Lone
Global Partner
SAKS Consulting

 
Sharhabeel Lone is a SAKS Consulting Partner and leads the Aerospace and Defence Practice. He has advised airlines extensively on Process Improvement, Business case Development for Mega-Implementations, Program and Project Management. Sharhabeel is recognised in providing 'Thought Leadership' to airline boards on global mega-implementations in Maintenance and Engineering and has many years of strategy consulting experience having worked with leading global strategy consultancies advising clients in Europe, North America, the Middle East and South East Asia.
 
Sharhabeel holds a Batchelor's degree from Kings College London and a Masters in Engineering from Imperial College London and Oxford University with Executive Education at Harvard Business School.
 Low, Theng Hui

Theng Hui Low
Director, Asia Pacific
FlightAware


Theng Hui is the Director of Asia Pacific for FlightAware, the world’s leading provider of flight tracking data and services.  He is responsible for the development and growth of FlightAware’s business and operational activities across the entire region and works closely with the departments of flight operations, dispatch, engineering, safety and standards of Airlines, Civil Aviation Regulators and Air Navigation Service Providers of the various countries. 

Theng Hui brings extensive regional experience from aviation data and data analytics, aviation operations, air cargo logistics and airport ground-handling and has held leadership roles in sales, business development and operations in Asia Pacific.  Prior to joining FlightAware, Theng Hui was the Regional Sales Director of OAG, the leading global provider of digital flight information.
 Musikasinthorn, Kavil

Kavil Musikasinthorn
Senior Manager Business Development & Strategy for Data Communications Solutions
Teledyne Controls

 
Kavil Musikasinthorn is the Senior Business Development Manager for Data Communications Solutions at Teledyne Controls, Los Angeles, California. He has over 20 years of extensive experience in IFE, cabin and avionics systems with in-depth knowledge of aircraft installation and certification for various aircraft types. He has developed a broad range of expertise through various roles such as technical sales, engineering, and program management. 
 
Prior to joining Teledyne Controls, Kavil took a leading role at GoGo as Liaison Engineering Manager for the Asia Pacific region. Also, in his previous roles, he was responsible for program management at Airbus America Engineering for Airbus Long Range and A380 retrofit programs. Kavil received his BS Electrical Engineering degree in 1995 from California State University – Fullerton.
 Nagalla, Dinakara

Dinakara Nagalla
CEO
EmpowerMX

 
Dinakara Nagalla has more than 16 years in IT management focused on aerospace, defense, travel and transportation industry. He has held Several technology management positions at EDS and Sabre Airline Solutions before joining EmpowerMX.
 
Dinakara had deep subject matter expertise in aviation MRO, supply chain management, Lean & Six-Sigma methodologies, along with experience in building IT strategy, product development and program management. As an experienced leader in ERP, mobile development and SaaS based Cloud technologies Dinakara led and managed international multi-discipline solution teams. He has published several white papers and filed multiple patents in relation to aviation maintenance.
 Phillips, Nick

Nick Phillips
Line Maintenance London Gatwick
Thomas Cook Airlines

 
Nick is a Licensed Aircraft Engineer based at London Gatwick working for Thomas Cook since 2006, and has been working in aircraft maintenance for over 27 years with 20 years on the line.  Recently, Nick has been heavily involved in several Line Maintenance Projects including the implementation of AMOS and the development of Production Planning in Line Maintenance.  Since Autumn 2016 Nick has been part of the project team involved in the implementation of eTechLog8 across the Thomas Cook Group airlines.  Nick has become a key subject matter expert on electronic technical logbooks and heavily involved in the live rollout across the fleet.
 Prinz, Christoph

Christoph Prinz, MBA
Founder and Managing Director
Flightkeys


Founder and Managing Director of Flightkeys. Responsible for administration, financials and business development. 20 years of entrepreneurship, 14 years in the field of aviation. Co-founder of f:wz-aviation software solutions (successfully established and sold in 2008 and still in operation in Vienna).
 Purkhardt, Les

Les Purkhardt
Senior Product Manager, Product Strategy
Bombardier Aerospace

 
Les holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA from McGill University Montreal. He has over 40 years’ experience in the airframe manufacturing and has seen development on the Canadair Challenger series, the Canadair Regional Jet series and on Bombardier’s C Series.  Les has always had a fascination with commercial aircraft and is passionate about new aircraft technology.
 Radler, Peter

Peter Radler
Founder and Technical Director
Flightkeys


Founder and Technical Director of Flightkeys, 30 years of experience in advanced mission critical IT solutions, with 23 years in airline ops systems. Co-founder of f:wz-aviation software solutions (successfully established and sold in 2008 and still in operation in Vienna).
 Ris, Matt de

Matt de Ris
Manager Aviation Program & Strategic Partnerships
Panasonic

 
Matt de Ris currently is the Manager, Aviation Programs and Strategic Partnerships for the Panasonic Avionics Corporation. There he leads the management team responsible product definition and project management for the aviation group within Panasonic Weather Solutions. He has been involved with the aviation industry since 1988 in a variety of capacities. These include aircraft maintenance, transport pilot-in-command, airline management, concept development, product development, and installation management.
 Saunders, Rob

Rob Saunders
Consultant

 
Rob’s career started with British Airways in 1977 where, following an apprenticeship, he worked as a licensed avionics engineer in both Line and Base maintenance. In 1985 he moved to the 747 and L1011 planning department before taking a technical support position in BA’s Maintrol Operations centre in 1987.
 
In 1990 Rob joined Cathay Pacific in Hong Kong as a Main¬tenance Controller and saw the introduction of the 747-400 and Airbus fleet. In’94 he managed the Base Maintenance Support team, covering HAECO and the then new TAECO facility (China). In 1997 he moved back to the operation as Manager of the Maintenance Control Centre.

In 2002 he held the position of Manager Ultramain Program, and was responsible for the replacement Cathay’s legacy Engineering IT systems.

In 2006 Rob was appointed Manager of Aircraft Engineering with technical responsibility for Cathay and Dragonair’s Boeing and Airbus fleets.

As Head of Business Improvement & Lean, Rob led a team implementing many productivity and compliance related projects including electronic Technical Records, A350 software control, e-enabled aircraft and a paperless maintenance strategy including the development of the latest eLog software with Ultramain Systems.

Rob left Cathay Pacific in June this year but continues to support the One World engineering group, IATA Paperless Operations and standards and is currently chair of the Boeing /USI eLog user group.
 Schiefer, Georg

Georg Schiefer, MBA, ATP
Founder and Managing Director
Flightkeys


Founder and Managing Director of Flightkeys, responsible for Marketing & Sales and Controlling, 25 years of experience in aviation, founder of GutesinGlaesern, a high quality food producing company based in Vienna (sold in 2016 and still in operation in Austria).
 Singh, Ravinder Pal

Ravinder Pal Singh
Chief Information & Innovation Officer
Vistara

 
Ravinder Pal Singh (Ravi) is an award winning technologist and has fathered various IT organizations and created their future technology avatars. Ravi is global speaker and international seasoned traveler with an extensive global experience ranging from strategy to execution in 5 continents. He is also a holder, in his personal capacity, of several technologies patents, advance practitioner of yoga and can fly aircrafts. 
 
In recent past he has been associated with a leader in technology and big 4 management consulting firm to help their Fortune 500 customers and government institutions in transformation. In his last tenure at a leading Aviation Engineering Services firm Ravi realized 4 digit % increment in digitization amidst constraint of cash and culture to achieve non-linear business growth (34x) across multiple continents. 
 
Now as Chief of Information and Innovation he is helping Tata-SIA (Vistara) to consolidate, identify, acquire, evaluate and incubate right technology for its business. He will also induce innovation as core to Vistara’s culture thus by creating communities and co-creation to realize ideas as true business differentiators. 
 Sosa, Darmilo

Darmilo Sosa
CEO
Wingbox Aviation Inc.


Dar graduated in the Philippines State College of Aeronautics with the degree of Aircraft Maintenance Technology. He continued his education in PATTS College of Aeronautics with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering. After passing the National Board exam for Aeronautical Engineer, he worked at South East Asian Airlines as a Technical Service Engineer/Quality Engineer. Two years after, he started his own business in Aircraft servicing and took the position of General Manager for ASTECH Aviation. He went to Singapore Airline Engineering Company to work under the Fleet Management Program in 2007. In 2009, he returned to Philippines and served as the Head of the Engineering of Zest Airways. He got a short stint of work with Air Asia Philippines as a Manager of Engineering. In 2012, he started his career with the aircraft leasing as a Technical Consultant when legacy ILFC signed him in the group, then eventually it was AerCap Aviation that let him continued the job. Concurrently he is providing Technical Consulting with AerCap Aviation and VX Capital for aircrafts returns and deliveries. He founded Wingbox Aviation in 2014 in which until now he is handling the Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director position.
 Suwannarut, Jatooron

Jatooron Suwannarut
Head of IT Management - Flight Operations
THAI

 
Jatooron is head of IT Management for Flight Operations.  He has 27 years’ experience in It development and Flight Operations management with Thai Airways International.  During that time he has contributed in many innovative IT solutions for THAI providing the airline with a competitive edge with in-house design and development and led new initiatives for project management and cooperation with partners at zero cost for investment.

Jatooron has a Master degree in Business Administration and has collected many awards and is a member of various working groups.
 Thangavelu, Mahendran

Mahendran Thangavelu
Product Manager – Electronic Flight Bag
SITAONAIR


Mahendran Thangavelu became Product Manager of SITAONAIR’s Electronic Flight Bag solutions in 2015 when the company was launched as part of SITA Group. Mahen had been with SITA Airline Flight Operations Applications since 2007.

In his role, currently responsible for managing the product, roadmaps and integrations for Electronic Flight Bag solution under cockpit and cabin crew innovation portfolio.

Prior to joining SITA, Mahen had worked in Airline under Emirates Group for 10 years. During that period, he was responsible as Manager Business Systems to implement IT solutions to Flight Operations, Aircraft Engineering/Maintenance, Airport Services and In-Flight Services. He has wide domain experience in Airline Flight Operations and MRO.

Mahen has a degree in Transportation Engineering specialised in airport and Post Graduate in Information Technology from University of Colombo (formerly known as University of Ceylon). In addition Mahen is a member of British Computer Society and holds many certifications including IT Management for Airlines from IATA, Achievement as Application Engineer from Center of the International Corporation for Computerization (CICC) in Japan.

Mahen is based in SITAONAIR’s regional headquarters in London.

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