Miami2020 Speakers


Speakers’ profiles in alphabetical order by their surnames.


Allan Bachan
Vice President
Allan is a Vice President at ICF with 32 years of industry experience as an Aviation M&E, MRO and Supply Chain solutions and systems domain expert. He is responsible for ICF’s MRO Operations and IT practice and he manages the Aircraft Commerce Consulting relationship with ICF. He specializes in solution blueprinting for MRO, Supply Chain and ancillary IT systems
His experience includes managing application design, development, and full cycle implementation – from selection to go-live – for strategic clients in the MRO industry using different commercially available MRO IT products. He has also spearheaded many carriers’ M&E and MRO systems solution design, customizations, integrations and implementations including project governance, data migration and change management.
In his career, Allan has fulfilled the following leadership roles:
• MRO IT practice and technical lead for industry leading solutions companies realizing more than 20 go-lives involving at least 8 different systems
• MRO systems Product Principal for a large global IT solutions and systems integration company
• M&E and MRO Solutions Director for a large global aviation software and solutions provider
• Manager of Technical Records, Maintenance Planning and Production Control at a mid-size commercial airline with full MRO
Felix Behrendt
Project Manager & Consultant
Lufthansa Industry Solutions
Felix studied Business Economics and Information Technologies in Hamburg, Germany and joined Lufthansa Industry Solutions in 2012. He worked on different technical documentation projects focusing on usability aspects for mobile applications in cabin and cockpit environments.
Josselin Bequet
CEO & Co-Founder
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.
Mathieu Boutinaud
Digital Business Development Manager
Airbus Skywise
Mathieu is managing the business development of Skywise, the new flagship digital services portfolio from Airbus based on data analytics. Specialized mainly on predictive maintenance, he is developing the Skywise offer in line with the airline’s expectations.

He has been working for more than 10 years for Airbus where he managed mainly projects linked to the digital innovation. He started by the lead of the Airbus customer portal: AirbusWorld where all necessary services and documentation to operate Airbus aircrafts are hosted. He recently made a virtual and augmented reality training for maintainer; this project was done in co-innovation partnership with JAL. He built the concept and managed the Airbus Electronic Flight Bag based on iPad project, this game changer became in 2012 the first EFB with performance calculation based on iPad.

Mathieu is a graduated IT and networks engineer. He is specialized in new ways of working, strategic marketing, digitalization and innovation management.
Michael Bryan
Managing Director
Closed Loop
Michael has enjoyed a full and diverse Aviation Career spanning over 45 years. Recently retired from an A380 Command with a major carrier, Michael has been fortunate to gain a broad base of experience in the Airline, Corporate and General Aviation operations including training, system development and management positions. Michael's management experience within the Aviation Sector has included Strategic Planning and operational system development and Project Management across all industry segments. Michael has completed a Masters in Aviation Management, PRINCE2 Accreditation with the OGC London and Board Financial Management Certification. During the last 20 years Michael has been appointed to various roles within major airline operations, spending considerable time involved in strategic technology development within the global airline industry.

Michael is the founding Principal and Managing Director of Closed Loop Consulting, a niche team focussed on assisting airlines to strategically develop, financially justify and successfully implement a broad range of industry programs and mandates such as EFB, the Connected Airplane, GADDS and the forward components of SWIM and TBO strategies.
Agustín Cuyás
B737NG/MAX Captain
Aerolíneas Argentinas
Joined Aerolíneas Argentinas in 2006, where he flew Boeing 737-200 and Airbus 340 as first officer.
In 2011, became Boeing 737NG Captain and shortly after Flight and Simulator Instructor. Later on, between 2016 and 2018, worked as Technical Pilot for the Boeing 737NG Fleet.

Since 2017, has been leading Aerolineas Group EFB Programe, which began implementation in 2019.

Agustin also holds a Business Administration degree from the University of Buenos Aires.
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Sander de Moor
Director Airline Efficiency and Fuel Efficiency Team Lead
Aircraft Commerce Consulting
A licensed flight dispatcher with 30+ years’ experience in all areas of flight operations support, Sander has fully specialised in fuel and operational efficiency strategies since 2007. For 2 years he was a core member of the IATA Green Teams, helping to shape that program. He then developed further enhancements to these programs and processes to deliver successful Fuel Efficiency programs at various airlines where he was in charge of Fuel Efficiency, including LOT Polish Airlines (2011-2013), Etihad Airways (2013-2016), Air Serbia (2016) and Air Seychelles (2016). In recent years, he has worked with a leading Fuel Efficiency Software Vendor as an airline consultant and since 2017 in support of Efficiency & Performance topics on behalf of Aircraft Commerce Consulting. Currently he is producing the aircraft performance interactivity of the new Aircraft Analytics venture.

Sander is a regular speaker at industry leading events regarding establishing, delivering and enhancing Fuel Efficiency programs, and his workshops are well attended.
Melanie Ellingson
Director of IT
Empire Airlines
Melanie Ellingson is the Director of IT for Empire Airlines. Empire Airlines is regional passenger and cargo operation based in Hayden Idaho and operates over 120 scheduled flights a day in 18 US states. Melanie has been with Empire for over 25 years and has a passion for IT, and has been responsible for discovery and implementation of the aviation tech that her company needs to be a successful operator for its customers.
Dimitry Gorinevsky
Mitek Analytics
Dr. Gorinevsky is the Founder CEO of Mitek Analytics, a growing company dedicated to advancing Industrial AI applications for digital transformation with special focus on aircraft maintenance. Earlier, Dimitry worked for Honeywell where he led development of advanced analytics applications for aerospace and industrial systems. Dimitry is a senior subject matter area expert in both IT data analytics applications and OT decision and control applications, who worked across many different industries.

In addition to his company work, Dimitry is a Consulting Professor of Electrical Engineering in Information Systems Laboratory at Stanford University, where he teaches and supervises graduate work on Industrial AI and Industrial IoT with applications in aerospace, energy, and computing systems. Dr. Gorinevsky received several major awards from IEEE Control Systems Society and IEEE Signal Processing Society for analytics algorithms, systems analysis methods, and for advanced analytics technology transition into industrial products. He has been elected Fellow of IEEE.
Jeff Green
Consulting Engagement Manager
Oliver Wyman
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.

Jeff has experience in the areas of flight operations, operational resilience, strategy, finance, fleet programs, network planning & scheduling, revenue management, and organizational effectiveness. He holds an MBA degree from Wharton, where he majored in Finance and Management.
Gustavo Guella
Project Analyst
LATAM Airlines
With his specialization in Project Management and Green Belt in LSS, Gustavo is actually focused in industry 4.0 solutions for improvement of aircraft maintenance. Working at LATAM since 2005, has experience with planning and production control which was important during the development and implementation of systems used today on checks management
Paul Harding
Director, IT
Air Transport Services Group, Inc
Paul has been working in the Information Technology (IT) field for the last 25 years. He joined ATSG, Inc in 2017 to assist the company with anticipated growth and expanding IT needs. After less than a year, he was promoted to Director of IT. In the past two years, Paul has focused on process improvement while establishing and maintaining business relationships between the IT department and the 7 major business units. Most recently, he spearheaded the implementation of the IFS Maintenix software program. Paul helped transform two airlines and a leasing company from two separate legacy systems to one instance of Maintenix. One of the most complicated implementations ever undertaken by IFS. Paul’s experience, decisiveness, and ability to work closely with all levels of the organization helped bring this project to completion in 22 months.

Prior to ATSG, Paul spent 10 years with Electronic Data Systems (EDS) managing major customer accounts (GM and Xerox) where he had a history of improving customer satisfaction, cutting costs, ensuring compliance, upgrading technology and decreasing error rates. Paul then moved to IBM serving US and global accounts in various sectors including legal services, consumer products, financial institutions, manufacturing, medical and beverage distribution.
Martin Harrison
Global Managing Director - Airline, Aerospace & MRO
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.

Prior to joining ICF in July 2012, Martin was the Chief Operating Officer at Pluna Airlines in Uruguay and he has also held executive operational positions at Spirit Airlines and easyJet Airlines.

Martin started his career at British Airways in hands-on maintenance and then engineering roles before moving on to Total Engine Support Ltd. in the United Kingdom, providing consultancy services that were focused on engine asset management.
Martin holds an MSc from Bristol University and an MBA from IESE in Spain.
Louis Hogge
Engineering Flight Chief
Mr. Louis J. Hogge is the Engineering Flight Chief of the 416th Supply Chain Management Squadron (416 SCMS), 748th Supply Chain Management Group, Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The Group is assigned to the 448th Supply Chain Management Wing, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The 416 SCMS provides sustainment and support of depot repairable commodities for the F-16, A-10, and T-38. Mr. Hogge is responsible for engineering management and technical direction of the Squadron (more than 160 assigned personnel, 40 engineers) including all engineering sub-functions; avionics systems, mechanical/structural systems, and support equipment.

Mr. Hogge has performed in many technical positions through his career including Avionics Engineer in the F-16 System Program Office (SPO), Systems Engineer of secure satellite data links for L3 Communications, disposable diaper production line engineer for Kimberly Clark, Electronic Technician in the Ogden depot, Equipment Specialist in the F-4 SPO, flightline avionics Air Reserve Technician (ART) in the 419th TFW.

Mr. Hogge started his Air Force Career as an enlisted flightline avionics technician. After 6 years and 5 Permanent Change of Station (PCS) he separated from the Air Force and worked as an electronic test technician on the Trident and Space Shuttle solid rocket motor programs. Mr. Hogge returned to serve in the USAF Reserve (USAFR) first as an ART and then as a traditional reservist. He supported many USAFR deployments including several stints in support Operation Northern Watch. One notable distinction in his AF military career was the award of the AF Commendation Medal to A1C Hogge for designing and building a flightline tester and breakout box for the A-10 Stability Augmentation System. Mr. Hogge retired from the USAFR in 2001.

Mr. Hogge graduated Cum Laude from the University of Utah in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. In 2012 he graduated from the Air Force Institute of Technology with a Master of Science in Systems Engineering. The MSSE thesis topic was Effective Measurement of Reliability of Repairable USAF Systems.
Bruce Jackson
Air Informatics® LLC
Bruce Jackson, BS, MA, is President of Air Informatics® LLC. In the area of e-Enabled Aviation, Bruce has worked with the largest private business jet operators, many of the US and international airlines, including Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Kenya Airways, Royal Jordanian Airways and many of the aircraft manufacturers including Boeing, Bombardier Aerospace, and Gulfstream. Air Informatics was invited by the U.S. Department of Commerce to participate in the Cyber Security and Aerospace Missions to the Near East, 2017 and North Africa, 2018.

Bruce and his Air Informatics team has worked extensively in the digital e-Enabled aircraft domain. Air Informatics has addressed issues regarding data and cyber security for e-Enabled aircraft such as the Boeing 787 and 737Max, Airbus A350 and A320NEO, Gulfstream 650, and GV, and Bombardier Global 5000 and 6000 aircraft. Air Informatics has tackled passenger IFE performance and privacy, aircraft connectivity, informatics, analytics, big data, and cyber security. Solutions included management, analysis and cyber security of loadable software part delivery, security logs, Airplane Health Management data, ground cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity and data transfer, aircraft and ground operational and security architectures and system. Bruce has developed Cyber Security Frameworks and Airplane Network Security Programs for several airlines, conducted aircraft systems and passenger cabin cyber security vulnerability assessment and cyber security penetration testing for commercial airliners and large cabin business jets. Air Informatics has developed tools for and conducted analysis of aircraft security logs, loadable software aircraft part management and delivery and Airplane Health data. Bruce raised the issue of data ownership over six years ago and has filed briefs on the matter with the US Government.

Prior to forming Air Informatics, Bruce was the wireless designer for the Boeing 787 Core Computing Architecture and considered an expert in the field. He has extensive experience with In-Flight Satellite and Wi-Fi Connectivity and was a Principle Investigator for the NASA Advanced Communication Technology Satellite (ACTS) where he integrated Wi-Fi data deliver into Ka / Ku band spot beam architecture. While on contract with the airlines he directly measured In-Flight Entertainment Wi-Fi performance to every passenger device and data component in the cabin.
Additionally, Bruce is the founder and President of EMSAT: Advanced Technology for Emergency Medical Services, a 501c3, non profit corporation. EMSAT is dedicated to improving prehospital emergency patient care, syndromic surveillance and the detection of emerging infectious disease through the use of advanced and emerging health informatics. EMSAT’s efforts included the demonstration of a prehospital emergency medical, emerging disease and public health response network.

In a former role, as a senior manager for Pfizer Global Infrastructure Architecture he was responsible for the Mobile Technology Strategy and Road Map. He was a past member of the Cellular Telephone and Internet Association, a member of their Wireless Internet Caucus and CIO Wireless Advisory Board.

Bruce’s professional experience also includes Lead Systems Engineer and Systems Lead Mission Controller for real time flight operations of the Voyager Spacecraft during the Uranus and Neptune Planetary encounters and the first phase of the Voyager Interstellar Mission. Prior to his work at NASA JPL, he was at the Lockheed Skunk Works in which he was flight-testing classified military aircraft. Bruce also worked in the development of wireless ad hoc mobile data networks for battlefield electronic warfare and intelligence.

Mr. Jackson holds a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, a Masters of Arts in BioMedical Informatics from Columbia University (a joint program with the Graduate School of Arts and Science and the College of Physicians and Surgeons), and completed additional graduate work at the Columbia University, Graduate School of Business.
Iryna Khomenko
Manager of Operational Efficiency
Iryna Khomenko is a Manager of Operational Efficiency in IATA with 14 years’ experience in Aircraft Operations working on Paperless Aircraft Operations Initiative for last 6 years. She is responsible for development and progress within Paperless Initiative
in the following areas:
Auto-ID for aircraft parts tracking and as alternative means of compliance; Digital signature in technical operations and electronic maintenance record keeping;
IATA standard maintenance contract templates (airframe maintenance, engine leasing, engine shop visits);
Electronic regulatory documents (XML FAA 8130 / EASA Form 1 / TCCA Form 1)
Before joining IATA Iryna worked as a Head of Finance department in Maintenance & Engineering division at Aerosvit Airlines in Ukraine for 6 years. Her responsibilities embraced various financial and economic aspects of airline’s Technical Operations.
She started her career as economist in Ukrainian – Mediterranean Airlines in Kiev, Ukraine after she has obtained her master’s degree in Management and Economics.
Dajana Kunz
Maintenance Concept Consultant
Lufthansa Technik
Dajana is a Product Owner for AVIATAR, Lufthansa Technik’s open, modular and independent platform for aviation and MRO industries. There she is responsible for the content and feature development of her product Line Maintenance Planning.

Within Lufthansa Technik Dajana started her career as an Aircraft System Engineer. She continued to gain deeper insights in Aircraft Line Maintenance and Planning during her time as a Consultant aiding different Airlines to improve their Maintenance Concepts. She now combines that experience with product innovation approaches to create customer-centric solutions.

Dajana joined Lufthansa Technik in 2008. She holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Aircraft Maintenance from the University of Applied Sciences in Bremen and a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering.
Josh Melin
Product Line Leader at Honeywell Connected Enterprise
Honeywell Forge Connected Maintenance
Josh Melin is currently Product Line Director for Honeywell Forge for Airlines with Honeywell Connected Enterprise Aerospace. In this role, Josh is responsible for managing the strategy, business plan, roadmaps, and P&L for Connected Maintenance, Flight Efficiency, and software offerings in the Airline market. Josh has been with Honeywell over 12 years in positions of increasing responsibility in Engineering, Project Management, Lean, Site Operations Leadership, and Product Line Leadership. Josh holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and a Master’s of Business Administration from Arizona State University.
Dinakara Nagalla
President & CEO
Before becoming EmpowerMX CEO, Dinakara served as CTO for Sinex Aviation Technologies where he led all product development, implementation, maintenance and support, and customer service efforts. He was also singularly responsible for initiating the design and development of the next-generation MRO, line-maintenance, materials management, and maintenance-program planning ERP solutions now successfully marketed under the FleetCycle® brand.

He has been ahead in his field by introducing mobility and cloud-based technologies into the aviation-maintenance marketplace. These two innovations equip airlines and MROs with the time and power needed to focus more fully on the core competencies they now use to keep their and their customers' aircraft in the air and generating revenue.

Dinakara is a highly-respected information-based subject matter expert in the disciplines of enterprise workflow, maintenance document authoring/tracking, maintenance planning, configuration management, line maintenance, production control and non-routine management. He has used this wealth of experience to procure patent protection for multiple products and has been awarded two US patents for his MRO and line maintenance software solutions.

Prior to joining EmpowerMX, he worked for 16 years in IT management and as an independent consultant to several major airlines in the areas of product and process development. He has held key leadership and management positions at EDS Industry's Airlines Solutions subsidiary and as a research engineer at the India Institute of Technology in Bombay.

Dinakara currently lives in Frisco, Texas with his wife and three children.
Glenn Noon
Senior Consultant – Engineering IT Systems
Aircraft Commerce Consulting
In nearly 40 years, Glen has gained a reputation for integrity, problem-solving, professionalism, depth of knowledge and perseverance. Starting in 1978 as a Royal Navy aircraft engineer, with fixed and rotary wing aircraft, he rose to manage the British Military’s first Aircraft Management System.

Glen joined Computer Science Corporation in 2000, working with GKN Westlands & Lockheed Martin UKIS to deliver MSSAS logistical solution for the Merlin, later working with Lockheed Aeronautics, managing an Asset Management tool supporting C130J assets for global users. He joined XL Airways in 2006 and implemented AMOS for three Group companies before, as a consultant, joining easyJet to assist their AMOS implementation.

Glen’s next project at BMI meant working on both MRO and Flight Operations solutions, and in the sale of the Airline. British Airways Next Generation project for the induction of the B787 and A380’s connected Aircraft followed, before, in 2013, moving to consult with Etihad Airways on their Entry into Service project. Having delivered an MRO Solution for the e-Enabled fleet plus built up and led a Technical Competency Center, Glen left Etihad Airways in 2017 for Europe and clients including Vueling Airways and Flybe.

Glen continues to apply, across a wide spectrum of aviation clients, his deep understanding of aircraft, component maintenance, e- Enablement, IT systems and problem-solving.

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Ramunas Paskevicius
Head of IT and Innovations
FL Technics
Ramunas holds extensive experience in Informational Technologies (IT) gained during over 15 years of professional activity.

Prior to joining FL Technics, Ramunas Paskevicius has worked with private and public sectors’ IT projects while developing, implementing and managing various IT solutions for academic, state, finance, HoReCA and other consumers. Since 2011, Ramunas leads FL Technics team in developing, integrating and supporting a wide range of IT solutions for MRO, sales and administrative purposes.

With a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management as well as a Master’s Degree in International Trade gained at Vilnius University, Ramunas has a clear understanding of what businesses expect from IT as well as how IT solutions should be developed in order to ensure both smooth integration within company’s daily operations and higher engagement of the users.

Bruno Pastrán
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.
Stig Patey
Captain B737/Manager Fuel Saving
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.
Dan Perich
Flight Dispatch / Crew Scheduling Manager
Empire Airlines
Dan has been with Empire Airlines for over 27 year serving in Operations. As a licensed Dispatcher he has managed Empire’s Operations Control Center (OCC), Crew Scheduling, the Pass and Travel Department, Security, and various aspects of Pilot and Dispatch Flight, Duty, and Training Records.

His career in aviation kicked off in 1984 after graduating from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pre-Law. With his family’s extensive background in the military Dan realized aviation was his passion, not law. So rather than continuing to Law School, he was commissioned as an Officer in the Air Force and began training as a Navigator, later specializing in Electronic Warfare in B-52’s.

After Desert Storm, and with their 1st child on the way, Dan and his wife decided it was time to try something new. Dan joined Empire Airlines team in 1992 as an Aircraft Dispatcher, rising to become the Manager of Dispatch a little over a year later. During his tenure with Empire he has been involved in all aspects of the Operations side of the house. From Dispatch and Crew Scheduling, to Security, Travel, and Records. Selection and implementation of new software programs for operations, EFB’s, along with the challenge of integrating and bringing new system and aircraft online, have kept the job interesting and fun.
Alvaro Ponte
Data Scientist - Aviation
Alvaro Ponte, Data Scientist - 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. Since Alvaro joined ICF, he has been working actively with ADS-B data analysing flight parameters and information. The main goal is to transform raw data into useful insights to improve client operational performance. He is involved in all ADSB development stages from data processing, descriptive analysis to data visualisation and predictive modelling. In terms of technical knowledge, he has hands-on experience with R and Python, using the main packages for Machine Learning algorithm development (Pandas, data.table, xgboost…)
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Dr Hugh Revie
Sales Director, Aerospace
Hugh has now been working within the Aerospace sector for more than 30 years. He recently moved to Ubisense to help them focus on the Aerospace sector. Ubisense have more than 900 customers across many sectors and have been influential at implementing Industry 4.0 in many of their existing customers. Prior to joining Ubisense, Hugh has consistently been working with aerospace companies helping them become more efficient through using their own data more effectively.

He started his career in aviation after graduating with a doctorate in Engineering from Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Scotland. Initially he working for British Aerospace who at the time manufactured small commercial commuter aircraft. During his time with BAE Systems, he moved with his family to Toulouse, France where he was involved in helping create the joint venture with ATR and BAE Systems.

Around 18 years ago, he created his own company, CoreData Limited, which focused on providing airlines, MROs, OEMS and aircraft supply chain companies with solutions that could help them drive value from the large amounts of data they were accumulating. CoreData was a successful venture and he finally sold the company to Rolls Royce. Since then he has been working with customers to improve efficiencies by using their own data and continues to do this with Ubisense.
Daniel Rye
Oliver Wyman
Daniel Rye is a New York-based Principal in Oliver Wyman\\\\\\\'s Transportation & Services practice, helping solve global airlines’ most pressing issues. He is a founding member of the Oliver Wyman Flight Operations Survey team and has worked with major network airlines on key strategic Flight Planning issues, including planning, scheduling, labor relations, and post-merger integration. His most recent industry writing about strengthening pilot connections was published in Air Transportation World.

Daniel has worked across the aviation value chain with extensive crew-related experience in Crew integration, crew strategy, crew planning, crew scheduling, support model design, crew labor relations,
Pete Sasson
Project Manager
USA Jet / Active Aero
Pete Sasson is the founder of AirMost, LLC, a professional services company dedicated to helping clients optimize their business systems, while increasing efficiency and decreasing risk, by the implementation and management of Information Technology Systems. He has extensive experience in both military and commercial maintenance organizations where he’s focused on process vulnerabilities and risk management. Pete has dedicated his professional life to solving unsolvable problems, by taking a measured approach to ensure the right solution is applied the first time. He has built his company on the foundation of providing out of the box solutions using proven methods and cutting-edge technologies. Most recently, Pete and his team performed the implementation of a new maintenance system including Electronic Signature for a U.S. based operator. Pete grew up in Northeastern Ohio before joining the U.S. Marines. While in the Marines, Pete quickly stood out amongst his peers, where he was instrumental in the implementation of an operational risk management system for Marine Aviation Squadrons. Pete took the skills he sharpened in the military to commercial aviation, where he’s developed Safety Management and Continual Analysis & Surveillance Systems to increase safety, efficiency and effectively manage risk for maintenance organizations. In his free time, Pete enjoys spending time with his family and exploring new places around the globe. Visit to contact Pete today.
Bruno Speck
Head of Ops Support
Edelweiss Air
Bruno Speck is an aviation professional with 30 years of experience in the industry. He started his career as a military pilot in the Swiss Air Force before transitioning to the Airbus A320 with Swissair. He later became commander on the A320 and A330. Today he flies as Captain and Type Rating Instructor on the A320 for Edelweiss Air and serves as Deputy Nominated Person Fight Operations. Bruno holds a Bachelor of Arts in law of the University of Zurich and still flies the F-5 “Tiger” fighter jet as a reserve officer.

Bruno leads the Flight OPS Support and Engineering team within Edelweiss Air and is responsible for the Electronic Flight Bag and the regulatory compliance of the relevant operation manuals.
Gesine Varfis
Airline and MRO Marketing
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. One key element is ramping up APSYS’s early adopter program for maintenance innovation acceleration #nextgen4M. Gesine worked as CIO and COO advisor for Aeroflot Russian Airlines engaged in the upgrading of Aeroflot\'s OPS systems (crew, flight planning, OCC, RMS, HCC, CDM, mobile solutions). Prior to Aeroflot Gesine was engaged as Management Consultant for Lufthansa Consulting with a focus on cost cutting, operational excellence, performance management, Operations Control and Hub Control Center re-engineering and IT speciation, verification and implementation projects.
Dominik Weber
Team Lead Flight Operations Support
Lufthansa CityLine
Dominik, a lifelong aviation enthusiast, started his career in the Lufthansa Group in 2015, shortly before graduating in International Marketing Management. Since then he has been working in the Flight Operations Support department at Lufthansa CityLine, as well as in the Area Management Asia-Pacific (Singapore) before returning to Lufthansa CityLine as Manager Flight Operation Support.
Shortly after, he took over the Team Lead of the division, as who he is currently responsible for operational procedures, fuel saving strategies, management of the electronic Flight Bag (EFB) as well as documentation control, among others.
Travis Yost
Managing Director of Maintenance Operations
Allegiant Airlines
Travis Yost is the Managing Director of Maintenance Operations at Allegiant Airlines. He oversees all efforts in the predictive maintenance and operations data science realm. This includes Skywise integration and development, as well as network optimization and simulative technical decision making. He also manages all Line Maintenance, Heavy Maintenance, Aircraft Inductions, and Aircraft Recovery teams.