Programme

​​​The event is under the patronage His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander ​of UAE's ​​Armed Forces


day2.png Workshop Tuesday 2 April 2019

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09:30 – 10:00

 

Opening Remarks


Toru Hasegawa, Deputy Director, Economic Development, Air Transport Bureau, ICAO  

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10:00 – 10:30

 

Coffee Break

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10:30 – 12:00

 

Session 1: "What makes blockchain a disruptive technology? How can Blockchain disrupt the travel and transport industry?"  


 

Moderator Toru Hasegawa, Deputy Director, Economic Development, Air Transport Bureau, ICAO


 

Speakers and Panelists:

Bob Rogers, Vice President and Treasurer, ULD Care


David Tolioupov, CEO and Founder, Zensoft


Rache​l Parker Sealy, Industrial Product Blockchain Lead, PWC  


 Alisa DICaprio, Head of Trade and Supply Chain, R3


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12:00 – 13:00

 

Lunch Break

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13:00 - 14:30

 

Session 2: "Could Blockchain be a revolution for strengthening States' oversight capacities?"


 

Moderator Toru Hasegawa, Deputy Director, Economic Development, Air Transport Bureau, ICAO
                             

Speakers and Panelists:

Professor William Ng, Air Traffic Management Research Institute at Nanyang Technological University


Shahzad Chaudhary​,Senior CNS Engineer, GCAA, Air Navigation Services​
 

Marc​o Merens, Chief Integrated Aviation Analysis Section, ICAO

 

Lucy Hakobyan, Head of Program, Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI)


 

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14:30 – 15:00

 

Coffee Break

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15:00 – 16:30

 

Session 3: "What do we need to enable Blockchain in aviation? What are the biggest challenges in adopting Blockchain?" 
                

Moderator Nico Voorbach, Director, ICAO and Industry Affairs, CANSO


 

Speakers and Panelists:

Barry McLaughlin, Lead Architect for Blockchain, Sita lab

 

Venkatesen Mauree,Programme Coordinator, Study Group Dept, TSB, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)​​


 Miguel Marin, Chief Operational Safety Section, ICAO


Muhammad Salman, CEO at Feelogical Solutions LLC & BlockPreneurs


day2.pngDay 1 Wednesday 3 April 2019

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08:00 – 09:30

              

Registration & Welcome Coffee

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H.E. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, UAE Minister of Economy and Chairman of the General Civil Aviation Authority

Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, President of the Council, ICAO

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10:30 – 11:00

 
Coffee Break

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11:00 – 12:30


Session 1: "Introduction to Blockchain to non-technical executives. Game changer in Aviation, or hype?"


Moderator Houman Goudarzi, Head of Business Intelligence Projects and Industry Engagement, IATA               
                

Speakers and Panelists:

Balaji Bashyam, Head Of Business Solutions, Travel and Hospitality - Tata Consulting Services
                    

Kevin O'Sullivan, Lead Engineer, SITA Lab

 

Joy John, Oracle Cloud Perform Leader -  Blockchain


 

Eleanor Mitch, CEO and Co-founder,14 Bis Supply Tracking



Ali Al Janaahi, Head, CNS IT,GCAA


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12:30 – 13:30

 

Lunch Break

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Session 2: "Exploring Aviation use cases, pilots and projects in Blockchain, Internet Of Things, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning"

Moderator Yuri Fattah, Chief, Coordinator of Innovation Fair, ICAO


Speakers and Panelists:

Todd Siena, Founder and CEO, Block Aero 

Sridhar Sudarsan, Chief Technology Officer, Spark Cognition

Houman Goudarzi, Head, Business Intelligence Projects and Industry Engagement, IATA

Dr. Khaled Abdel-Motagaly, Manager Innovation, Etihad Airways Engineering

Dr. Abdelqader Abusafieh, SVP Technology, Strata Manufacturing

Brain Moyo, Senior R&D Engineer, Turbine Service & Solutions

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15:00 - 15:30

Coffee Break

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15:30 – 17:00                   

Session 3: "Making sense of Blockchain aviation based economy. The economical and societal benefit of Blockchain"

Moderator William Bariselli, EMEA Industry Transformation Director, Oracle


Speakers and Panelists:

                    

Paul R. Brody, Principal, Global Innovation Leader, Blockchain, Ernst and Young

Scott Thompson, Global Aerospace & Defense Lead, PWC

Christopher Lohrey, Managing Director, Lohrey Consulting

Venkatesen Mauree, Programme Coordinator, Study Group Dept, TSB, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)​

 

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18:00 - 22:00


 

 Welcome Reception / Gala Dinner - Grand Lawn, Ritz - Carlton

day2.pngDay 2 Thursday 4 April 2019

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Session 4: "Government Proof of concepts and Projects Blockchain for Government. Best Practices and Case Studies: Benefits and Drawbacks?"

Moderator: Grant Niven, Technology Consulting Leader, Associate Partner, Ernst and Young


Speakers and Panelists:


Gustavo Sanches, Head of IT Department, ANAC

​Ben Towne, Lead Blockchain, SAE

Nikiforos Chatzopoulos, Global Aviation Practice Leader, IBM

Simon Brown, Design Lead Operations IT, Office of CTO, Heathrow Airport

Laurent Castillo, Innovation Director, CTO Office, Gemalto Innovation Labs, Thales Group

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10:30 – 11:00

 

Coffee Break

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Session 5: "Is there a need for a Good Governance to accelerate worldwide adoption of Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence?"

Moderator Stephen P. Creamer, Director, Air Navigation Bureau, ICAO
 

Speakers and Panelists:


Capt. Aysha Al Hamili, Representative of the United Arab Emirates on the Council of ICAO
 
Amb. Philippe Bertoux, Representative of France on the Council of ICAO

Mr. Levers Mabaso, The representative of South Africa​ on the Council of ICAO
 
Mr. Alok Shekhar, The representative of India​ on the Council of ICAO

Venkatesen Mauree, Programme Coordinator, Study Group Dept, TSB, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)​

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12:30 – 14:00​

 

Lunch Break

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Session 6: "How to adopt Blockchain?"

Moderator Todd Siena, Block Aero – Founder and CEO
               
Speakers/Panelists:

Muhammed Arafath, Executive Director, Apla Blockchain 

Lucy Hakobyan, Head of Program, Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI)

Tohru Saito, Senior Manager Engineering and Maintenance Div., Japan Airlines Co., LTD.

 
Dale Chrystie, Business Fellow, Blockain Strategist, Fedex

 
Brent Webb, Ceo / President, AIrcraft Management & Services, Ltd.

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15:30 – 16:00

 

Coffee Break

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Closing session

By H.E. Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi
Director General of United Arab Emirates
General Civil Aviation Authority​

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