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Wednesday, September 26

19:30 Welcome cocktail

Exhibition area - Congress Centre - 1st floor

Thursday, September 27

Exhibition and registration open 

10:00 - 11:30  Session I: Passenger experience

Easier travel for every passenger at every step. Seamless experience for all travelers. The role of Identity Management, the Passenger Flow Monitor and Business Intelligence we consider the potential use cases for a future of simpler air travel. SITA Passenger Processing offers the most complete set of passenger processing and tracking capabilities available from one supplier in the market.

Speakers:

Tupac Bastidas
Senior PM/Head of Customer Experience Systems, S7 Airlines
Christoph Schneider
Masterplanner Munich Airport / Chairman of the ACARE WG1
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11:30: - 13:00  Session II: Operational excellence

The potential of combining Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in airport operations cannot be underestimated. It offers the ability to intelligently leverage data to enhance decision making while using Robotics for automating physical actions. What are the use cases of the future?

Speakers:

Steve Rick
CTO, Menzies
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13:00 - 14:00  Lunch

Sponsored by: 

14:00 - 15:30  Session III:  Collaboration enablers

What will impact the way air transport community players work together? And what are the next generation collaborative enablers? We will discuss how to transform the way air products are retailed to corporations, leisure and business travelers. We will expand in the field of security and to meet a strong demand in the cyber security new stream.

Speakers:

Raoul Cooper
Senior Design Manager, Digital Airport, British Airways
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15:30 - 16:00  Coffee break

16:00 - 17:30  Meet the Future: Start-ups at your fingertips

The future of the air transport industry is growing beyond travel experiences. Where are we all headed? While airports and airlines actively look for innovative solutions in such areas as logistics, cybersecurity, or streamlining passenger processing, ancillary innovation remains still a largely uncharted territory. We're giving you the opportunity to take a bold step into the future, to wonder at how, in the long term, new technologies will disrupt the air transport industry.

Simone Tolomelli from ACCURAT will talk about The Beauty of Data; Data with great focus on design to look for evidence in the complexity.

Tommaso Gecchelin from NEXT TRANSPORTATION will represent Smooth Travel: From home to plane without going to the airport. An extra-luxury thought that challenges the current rules of the journey at the airport.

Joseph Pompei of HOLOSONICS will present the very interesting topic: Noise Free Airports; A technology to target individuals with the messages that concern them.

Filippo Galanti will introduce the future of urban delivery services and e-Novia’s answer to the exponential growth in the demand for home delivery is YAPE - Your Autonomous Pony Express. This e-Novia project has given birth to the first self-driving home delivery vehicle entirely designed and built in Italy.

Speakers:

Alberto Mattiello
Professor of Digital Innovation, Bocconi University
Filippo Galanti
Business & Innovation Developer, e-Novia
Tommaso Gecchelin
Founder, Inventor and CTO, Next Future Transportation
Joseph Pompei
Founder and President of Holosonics
Simone Tolomelli
Director of Digital Products and leading Analytics activities, Accurat
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19:00-20:00  Gala Dinner

Offsite 

Depart 19:00 from lobby area

Friday, September 28

08:30 - 09:00  Welcome coffee and registration

Exhibition area

09:00 - 10:00  EURO Air Transport IT Summit 2018 Plenary

The Grand Room

Welcome and opening

Speakers:

Gina London (moderator)
Emmy award winning former CNN anchor and communications expert
Sergio Colella
President, Europe, SITA
Chris Dinsdale
CFO, Budapest Airport
Barbara Dalibard
CEO, SITA
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10:00 - 11:30  Passenger experience

Speakers:

Pierre Charbonneau
Director, Passenger & Facilitation, IATA
Sean Farrell
Portfolio Director, Air Travel Solutions, SITA
Alberto Mattiello
Professor of Digital Innovation, Bocconi University
David Rowan
Former Editor, Wired UK
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11:30 - 12:00  Coffee break

12:00 - 13:00  Operational excellence

Speakers:

Nathalie Abdallah
Vice President, Business Management, Air Travel Solutions, Europe, SITA
Ivan Bassato
Executive Vice President Operations at Aeroporti di Roma SpA
Christoph Kleinsorg
CIO/SVP, Swissport
Michael Zaddach
Senior Vice President and CIO, Munich Airport
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13:00 - 14:30  Lunch (Sponsored by Gunnebo)

Location: Exhibition area

Press lunch 

14:30 - 15:30  Collaboration and Innovation Enablers

Speakers:

Dr. Rolf Felkel
SVP Application Development & Support Services, Frankfurt Airport
Fabio Pacelli
Chief Innovation Officer, Naples International Airport
Matthys Serfontein
President, Air Travel Solutions, SITA
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15:30 - 15:45  Conclusions

Speakers:

Sergio Colella
President, Europe, SITA
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Click on each of our speakers below to view their biography. 

Nathalie Abdallah
Vice President, Business Management, Air Travel Solutions, Europe, SITA
Ivan Bassato
Executive Vice President Operations at Aeroporti di Roma SpA
Tupac Bastidas
Senior PM/Head of Customer Experience Systems, S7 Airlines
Lorenzo Belicchi
Director of Aviation Consulting and Sales Excellence, SITA
Pierre Charbonneau
Director, Passenger & Facilitation, IATA
Sergio Colella
President, Europe, SITA
Raoul Cooper
Senior Design Manager, Digital Airport, British Airways
Barbara Dalibard
CEO, SITA
Chris Dinsdale
CFO, Budapest Airport
Sean Farrell
Portfolio Director, Air Travel Solutions, SITA
Dr. Rolf Felkel
SVP Application Development & Support Services, Frankfurt Airport
Filippo Galanti
Business & Innovation Developer, e-Novia
Tommaso Gecchelin
Founder, Inventor and CTO, Next Future Transportation
Christoph Kleinsorg
CIO/SVP, Swissport
Gina London (moderator)
Emmy award winning former CNN anchor and communications expert
Alberto Mattiello
Professor of Digital Innovation, Bocconi University
Fabio Pacelli
Chief Innovation Officer, Naples International Airport
Joseph Pompei
Founder and President of Holosonics
Steve Rick
CTO, Menzies
David Rowan
Former Editor, Wired UK
Christoph Schneider
Masterplanner Munich Airport / Chairman of the ACARE WG1
Matthys Serfontein
President, Air Travel Solutions, SITA
Simone Tolomelli
Director of Digital Products and leading Analytics activities, Accurat
Michael Zaddach
Senior Vice President and CIO, Munich Airport