Agenda Day 1

*Subject to change.

8:00 – 9:00

Registration & Coffee

09:00 – 09:10


Presented by: Michael Childers – Technology Committee Chair & Board Member, APEX; Lufthansa Systems

09:10 – 09:40

Keynote Address

Presented by: Fred Schreiner, CTO, Thales Avionics

9:40 – 10:10

Importance of Wi-Fi and Connectivity for LCCs

Presented by: Bobby Schroeter, VP of Sales and Marketing at Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines will discuss the importance of Wi-Fi and connectivity for LCCs.

10:10 – 10:30

Networking Break

10:30 – 11:00

Presented by: Mike Bergman, Consumer Technology Association

11:00 – 11:30

Technology Implications & Investments

Presented by: Qatar Airways

11:30 – 12:30

LSE’s Sky High Economics

Moderated by Professor Alexander Grous
Panel: Mary McMillan, VP SOS Inmarsat Aviation; Airbus
LSE’s Sky High Economics Chapter Two shines the spotlight on how connectivity, an important aspect of the digital transformation within the aviation industry, delivers powerful economic benefits and efficiencies to airlines across operations, safety and environmental areas. This panel will unveil Sky High Economics Chapter 2 and discuss the importance of connectivity to operations and safety from different stakeholders.

12:30 – 1:30

Networking Lunch

Provided by APEX

1:30 – 2:00

Air China on Passenger Experience and Wi-Fi

Presented by: Dr. Zhihang Chi, PhD, VP & General Manager North America Air China

2:00 – 2:15

Connectivity Working Group: Status Update and Group-Achievement Highlights

Moderated by: Stephan Schulte, Connectivity Working Group Chair

2:15 – 3:25

Seamless Air Alliance

3:25 – 3:45

Networking Break

3:45 – 4:30

Requirements to Fully Capture Metrics for In-flight Connectivity

Presented by: Bernd Knobe, Managing Director P3 aero systems

4:30 – 5:00

APEX Awards Ceremony

5:15 – 6:45

Networking Recpetion

Agenda Day 2

*Subject to change.

8:00 – 9:00

Registration & Coffee

9:00 – 9:10

Welcome & Introduction

Presented by: Michael Childers – Technology Committee Chair & Board Member, APEX; Lufthansa Systems

9:10 – 10:10

IFE in the Cloud

Presented by: Amazon Web Services
Discover the opportunities of cloud adoption for IFE with a panel of representatives from Amazon Web Services, studios and labs discussing their perspective on security, delivery and efficiency of IFE in the cloud.

10:10 – 11:10

Next Gen Content Protection Challenges for IFE Panel

Presented by Eric Diehl, VP Media and Content Security at Sony Pictures Entertainment
Panelists: Bryan Rusenko; Phil Watson, PAC
Challenges discussed will include security requirements for local license servers and security requirements for UHD content.

11:10 – 11:30

Networking Break

11:30 – 12:00

Consumer Technology Association: Content Management and WAVE

Presented by: Mike Bergman, Consumer Technology Association
Mike Bergman will give an overview of content management and WAVE, breaking down the issues in the current system and how the Web Application Video Ecosystem can help to address these challenges.

12:00 – 12:20

Cyber Security Solutions In-flight

Presented by: Alex Cowan, CEO, RazorSecure
Traditional security approaches use passive and fixed mechanisms (firewalls, authentications) However, these are no longer effective methods to fight evolving cyber threats. Once intruders are “over-the-wall” they are in the system and can no longer be detected. On the other hand, anomaly detection software can detect unusual -potentially threatening- behavior before and after a successful intrusion.

12:20 – 1:40

Networking Lunch

Provided by APEX

1:40 – 2:10

Digital Advertising Strategies

Presented by: Air Canada

2:10 – 2:45

Ad Delivery Working Group

Moderated by: Michael Childers – Technology Committee Chair & Board Member, APEX, Lufthansa Systems
Amazon Web Services

2:45 – 3:00

Networking Break

3:00 – 4:00

Blockchain Defined

Presented by: Andres Castaneda, SVP Marketing & E-commerce, Aeroméxico

4:00 – 4:30