Panel 2: Elevating the Journey: Commercializing Advanced Connectivity in Aviation

In this engaging session, we will delve into the commercials of next-generation In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) services, exploring the cutting-edge technologies and business models that define the future of airborne connectivity. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the latest advancements in IFC, including high-speed internet, seamless streaming, and innovative communication solutions designed to enhance the passenger experience.

The session will also focus on practical insights into how airlines can effectively adopt these next-gen IFC services. Topics will include cost considerations, implementation strategies, and the potential revenue streams that arise from offering advanced connectivity options to passengers. Whether you’re an industry professional, airline executive, or technology enthusiast, this session promises to unravel the economic landscape of next-gen IFC services and provide actionable guidance for airlines looking to stay ahead in the evolving world of in-flight connectivity. Join us for a forward-looking exploration of the commercial aspects of the aviation industry’s connectivity revolution.

Moderator: Joe Leader, CEO, APEX


  • Mike Pigott, EVP Connectivity, Anuvu
  • Bob Reiter, Associate Vice President Product Management & Development, DIRECTV
  • Stephen Rice, Vice President,¬†Stellar Blu Solutions
  • Edwin Edillon, Jr., Director of Content and Digital Partnerships,¬†Viasat
  • Chris Insall, Head of Mobility Business Development, ST Engineering iDirect