The below programme is still preliminary and subject to change.

The programme can also be viewed in PDF.

 

DAY 1 – TUESDAY, 14 OCTOBER 2014
09:00 – 17:00
REGISTRATION
EXHIBITIONS
KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS
11:00 – 12:45
Welcome to the ICAO Business Class 2014
ICAO is a key player in the use of aviation information and analysis for the purpose of monitoring safety and operational efficiency performance. Because aviation is such a rich data environment, ICAO has organized a symposium that brings together all key organizations to address air navigation and safety-related issues regarding information and data, applications and infrastructure.
 
 

 
·         Speaker: David White, Chief Customer Officer, CCO, FlightStats, Inc.
 
Au contraire. Not so fast Big Data! Use small data to realize big results
Big Data is everywhere and everyone is talking about it. But it isn’t living up to the hype! Gartner says we’re stuck in the “trough of disillusionment” and we are two to five years away from realizing the promise of big data analytics. But the good news is that applying today’s big data tools, technologies and techniques to smaller, more targeted data sets is starting to yield some very promising results in the commercial aviation industry.
 
FlightStats will focus on the challenges of data analytics and highlight more pragmatic approaches to overcoming those challenges to answer deeper and more penetrating questions around safety, operational efficiency, and cost-savings using small, manageable data sets.  FlightStats will cite real-world examples of the application of tools such as Tableau, Open Street Maps, cloud computing, and data warehousing to address the analytical and visualization needs of airlines, airports and the civil aviation authorities. Bigger is not yet better.
 

 
·         Speaker: TBD, Amazon Programme Manager
 
Data in the Cloud
Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers a broad set of global compute, storage, database, analytics, application, and deployment services that help organizations move faster, lower IT costs, and scale applications. Today, Amazon Web Services provides a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world
DAY 1 – TUESDAY, 14 OCTOBER 2014 (Continued)
11:00 – 12:45
(continued)
 
 

·         Speaker: TBD, Eurocontrol Programme Manager
 
CODA: Building the delay-analysis system for Europe
How do you build a system from scratch that provides high-quality analysis of air traffic delays and improves network performance, yet remains voluntary? With the benefit of hindsight, we pick out a range of decisions that we believe have been key to CODA's success as we developed from using aggregate data, through voluntary reporting, to the current mix of voluntary and required reporting for the whole of Europe. We describe the data, the processes and the technology that have been developed. And since improvement is always possible, we describe the next steps for CODA's development
 
12:45 – 14:00
 
LUNCH
 
SESSION 1
14:00 – 14:50
Data and Information
The modern aviation system is a highly dynamic environment where the amount of data and information captured, disseminated and required for use in decision-making is growing. Quality-assured data and information are fundamental to enhance situational awareness, increase trust in the information user community and ensure legitimacy and reliability of the information. This session is aiming at showing real-cases and success stories on how the proper use of data and information is essential to transform businesses, increase efficiency, and drive innovation.
 
·         Analytics
 
·         Case Studies
 
·         Facilitator: Jim Hetzel, Vice President Business Development, Aviation & Distribution, FlightStats
 
Commercial Session - FlightStats
Commercial engagement with other professional organizations and individuals to discuss topics presented at the symposium. A focus of the discussion will be on how FlightStats data can be of value and benefit for the travel industry via discussion roundtable or stand-alone exhibit.
 
·         Success Stories
 
 

 

 

DAY 1 – TUESDAY, 14 OCTOBER 2014 (Continued)
SESSION 2
14:50 – 15:40
Software
Use of automation is essential to compile data from multiple sources, to perform consistent data analyses, to compute, network, store, manage and disseminate the information.
 
Automation enhances operational efficiency, ensures the integrity of data and information, increases the timeliness and precision of routine procedures and ensures the capability to understand how information, events, and one's own actions will impact goals and objectives, both immediately and in the near future. This session is a forum for discussion, technical demonstrations and information sharing, to address the aviation industry requirements.
 
·         Products and Solutions
·         Mobile Applications
·         Web Services
 
15:40 – 16:00
 
BREAK
 
SESSION 3
16:00 – 17:00
Infrastructure
Businesses continue to struggle with exploding volumes of data, not just to manage it, but to find ways of deriving value from all that data and somehow use it for competitive advantage. Big data is all about high velocity, large volumes, and wide data variety, so the physical infrastructure is one of the top priorities among enterprise executives. Most big data implementations need to be highly available, so the networks, servers, and physical storage must be resilient and redundant. This is an opportunity to show the best solutions to facilitate data storage, data analysis and visualization
 
·         Storage Infrastructure
·         Data Analysis Infrastructure
·         Data Visualization Infrastructure
 
17:00
 
WELCOME RECEPTION
 
End of Day 1

 

 

 

DAY 2 – WEDNESDAY, 15 OCTOBER 2014
09:00 – 17:00
REGISTRATION
EXHIBITIONS
KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS
11:00 – 12:45
 

·         Speaker: Harro Ranter, TBD
 
Aviation Accidents
The Aviation Safety Network is a private, independent initiative founded in 1996 which provides up-to-date, complete and reliable authoritative information on airliner accidents and safety issues. The Aviation Safety Network covers accidents and safety issues with regards to airliners, military transport planes and corporate jets. The ASN Safety Database contains detailed descriptions of over 10,700 incidents, hijackings and accidents.
 

·         Speaker: Geoffrey Thomas, TBD
 
Intelligence through Rating
Airlineratings.com provides a one-stop-shop airline safety and product rating review. The rating system takes into account a number of different factors related to audits from aviation's governing bodies, lead associations as well as the airlines own safety data.
 
Airlineratings.com delivers expert safety ratings for more than 435 airlines around the world. Over 230 of the airlines on the site that carry 99 per cent of the world's passengers have a product rating by Airlineratings.com.
 
 

·         Speaker: Alex Alshtein, TBD
 
Aviation Data Management Applied: Taming public and private data in support of Aviation Safety Analyses
 
MITRE is a not-for-profit organization that operates research and development centers sponsored by the US federal government. MITRE operates federally funded research and development centers—which are unique organizations that assist the United States government with scientific research and analysis, development and acquisition, systems engineering and integration.
 
DAY 2 – WEDNESDAY, 15 OCTOBER 2014 (continued)
11:00 – 12:45 (continued)
 
 
 
 

 
·         Economic Analysis and Forecasting
Speaker: Narjess Abdennebi, Chief, Economic Analysis and Policy Section, ICAO
 
12:45 – 14:00
 
LUNCH
 
SESSION 4
14:00 – 14:50
Data and Information
·         Analytics
·         Case Studies
·         Success Stories
 
·         Building the delay-analysis system for Europe
Facilitator: TBD, EUROCONTROL
 
 
SESSION 5
14:50 – 15:40
Software
·         Products and Solutions
 
·         Facilitator: TBD, ICAO
 
ICAO SPACE
SPACE is the new version of the integrated Safety Trend Analysis and Reporting System (iSTARS). It is a web based system linking a collection of safety and air navigation datasets and related web application to perform online analysis. SPACE is used primarily by ICAO Member State's and contains mostly classified information.
 
·         Mobile Applications
·         Web Services
 
DAY 2 – WEDNESDAY, 15 OCTOBER 2014 (continued)
15:40 – 16:00
 
BREAK
 
SESSION 6
16:00 – 17:00
Infrastructure
·         Storage Infrastructure
·         Data Analysis Infrastructure
·         Data Visualization Infrastructure
 
17:00
 
SPONSORED RECEPTION
 
End of Day 2

 

 

DAY 3 – THURSDAY, 16 OCTOBER 2014
09:00 – 13:00
EXHIBITIONS
KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS
09:00 – 09:50
 

·         Speaker: TBD, Xaracom
 
Training capsule on airport security
The product consists of an interactive capsule, short-term training, released MDA Internet. The goal is to place learners in a virtual environment that will encourage and promote the role play as an activity of experiential learning. The main objectives are to demonstrate organizational leadership in programs implemented to solve the problems of aviation safety; attract and create a synergy between the Member States and ICAO partners’ organizations; build a community around the training / learning capsules, etc.
 

 
·         Global Aviation Training
Speaker: TBD, ICAO
 
·         Environmental Data
Speaker: TBD, ICAO
 
·         Terrain and Obstacle Data
Speaker: TBD, ICAO
 
SESSION 7
09:50 – 10:40
Data and Information
·         Analytics
·         Case Studies
·         Success Stories
 
DAY 3 – THURSDAY, 16 OCTOBER 2014 (continued)
SESSION 8
10:40 – 11:30
Software and Infrastructure
·         Products and Solutions
·         Mobile Applications
 
·         Facilitator: TBD, CloudAhoy
 
CloudAhoy
Flight debriefing for pilots: CloudAhoy integrates data from multiple sources.
It knows how your aircraft flies, about the weather throughout the flight, about airports and runways, about navigation aids and instrument procedures. It helps you evaluate your flying.
 
·         Web Services
·         Storage Infrastructure
·         Data Analysis Infrastructure (Geographical Information Systems – GIS)
·         Data Visualization Software (Geographical Information Systems – GIS)
 
 
11:30 – 13:00
 
LUNCH
 
13:00
CLOSING PRESENTATION KEYNOTE
End of Symposium