Aviation and Transport Innovation Summit 2016
Transforming the future of rail and aviation


11 October - 12 October 2016

October saw the fourth Panasonic Aviation and Transport Innovation Summit (ATIS) and the event was undoubtedly another great success. Exploring the latest advances in digital innovation, mobile computing and rugged technology for the railway and aviation sectors, ATIS 2016 proved highly popular, with no fewer than 86% of attendees rating the content as extremely helpful and 91% saying they were likely to attend again in 2017.

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Emerging mobility solutions – a review

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Tuesday 11th October  - Ergife Palace Hotel, Rome, Italy  



20:00 Informal networking dinner  
Night Overnight accommodation (if required)  

Wednesday 12th October  - Ergife Palace Hotel, Rome, Italy      




Welcome and opening remarks
Elia Lupi, Country Manager Italy and CEE - Panasonic CPS 


A review of emerging mobility solutions in the transportation sector
Christian Wolmar, International Transport Specialist

Technology is changing transport systems constantly. What no one had thought of 10 years ago is commonplace now. But there is no one to one relationship between a development perceived as key and the ultimate outcome a decade later. So we may be on the verge of a revolution that takes drivers out of trains and cars and pilots out of planes or that concept may be overhyped. Today's innovation may be the game changer or it might end up like the fax machine? Christian Wolmar, award winning transport author and TV pundit explores what makes a technological breakthrough.


The Transport Industry Goes Digital –  How mobility and innovation accelerators drive new business models
Marta Fiorentini, Research Manager - IDC

Connectivity is transforming the transport industry and helping it develop new business models based on cloud, mobility, social media, big data new innovation accelerating technologies and new computing devices. This  presentation overviews the latest trends in the European transportation market.



How mobile IT is transforming transport infrastructures
Fredrik Uddegard, EMEA Devices & Mobility Compete Lead - Microsoft

The transport industry has embraced Mobility and Cloud solutions in order to serve customers better, improve productivity and keep high security standards. Latest showcases and best practises will be shared from rollouts with airline and train companies, as same time we address latest global industry trends around mobility.
Microsoft and our eco-system of solution partners strive to create seamless and personal experiences that drive consistency and brand value for our transportation industry customers.

11:15 BREAK  

Adding value with Engineering in the transportation 
John Harris, General Manager Engineering - Panasonic CPS

It has been 20 years since the birth of the first Toughbook, it this anniversary year we would like to share with the audience what is possible with a little bit of imagination and some engineering wizardry. John will use a couple of real life examples in transportation  where a small amount of customisation has overcome technical challenges.


IoT and Big Data is a waste of money unless… 
Niall O'Doherty, Manufacturing & Energy Sector Lead – Teradata International

Using real world customer examples - from the people that make the planes and trains to the companies that run the rail and airline services day to day - this presentation will show how data and analytics can drive transformational change to the business and operating models within the rail and aviation industries.



Panel Discussion
Moderator: Jan Kaempfer, General Manager Marketing of Panasonic CPS
Panellists: Christian Wolmar, Marta Fiorentini , Fredrik Uddegard, Niall O’Doherty,

Lively and informative debate discussing key topics: future markets, Big Data and IoT, Security and technological advancements in the rail and aviation industries

13:00 LUNCH  
14:00 to 16:00
Aviation Streams  

Aircraft Maintenance goes mobile
Ronald Schaeuffele, CEO - Swiss AviationSoftware 

This workshop will outline the current technological and functional highlights of AMOS. In addition, Swiss AviationSoftware will be launching the AMOSmobile package for line and base maintenance. The demonstration will take a look at the core features of this product, as well as outline the AMOSmobile/EXEC vision.


Redefining Inflight Entertainment – fast, affordable & highly flexible
Eckart Wallis, Director Product Management In-flight entertainment - Lufthansa Systems

Typical IFE Systems are complex and their installation is time consuming and costly. In addition, an STC is required to certify the installation for airworthiness. Based on the Panasonic Toughbook, Lufthansa Systems has created a battery driven Wifi-IFE solution that overcomes all these limitations involving complicated certification and time-consuming rollout processes.

eTechLog8 – The Product, Implementation and Certification and the DHL Express case study
Paul Boyd, Managing Director - Conduce Group Limited
Joris Simons, Product Manager – DHL Express

Live presentation: An introduction to the Conduce Windows 10 eTechLog8 application that fully replaces the paper based aircraft technical logbooks. A review of product functionality  and a review of the National Airworthiness Requirements to be considered for the adoption of an electronic technical log within an airline to ensure a successful implementation and operational approval within the Airline.

Case study: In this case study presentation, we hear from DHL Express delivering international express delivery services for parcels and documents. DHL Express operates the network using     250 dedicated aircraft daily and has recently trialled and selected an Electronic TechLog (ETL/ELB) solution. They outline the key project points such as: why use an Electronic TechLog; selecting the right system; gaining airworthiness approval; airline training requirements; Going paperless in the Flight Deck; and more....


Railway Streams  

SIME 4.0 – the advanced maintenance system of RFI
Rete Ferroviaria Italiana S.p.a.

Case study - This session shows how SIME , the advanced maintenance system from RFI, collects and integrates with IN.Rete Maintenance all the applications used during the scheduling and execution of the maintenance operations managed by a mobile workforce through the Toughpad FZ-G1. Those applications include the work team management, the hourly basis allocation of the tasks and the survey during the visit on the lines. 

Service and Maintenance from Infrastructure and rolling stock 
Arnold Fauner, International Sales Manager – NextSense 

By means of a modular concept, you can now measure a multitude of objects (wheels, brake discs, rails, switches, etc.) with one profile measurement device and analyze them according to your needs. The non-contact CALIPRI method, calculates all relevant wear parameters in the rail and trams and comfortably measures each aspect using only one device. This method not only extends service life but provides substantial cost reductions through its measuring accuracy. 

Hands Free Computing - wearable technology for the mobile worker
Jonathan Tucker, Senior Manager Product Marketing – Panasonic CPS

Explore the world of hands free computing (wearable technology) that looks at future applications and the benefits they bring for passengers, crew, mechanics, line workers and MRO technicians.  3D digital imaging could be the next step in accurately measuring production and products at the touch of a button. See how Panasonic can help you with these exciting technologies in an interactive workshop.

16:00 16:10 Wrap up and closing conference  


Aviation and Transport Innovation Summit 2016
Transforming the future of rail and aviation

11 - 12 October 2016

Ergife Palace Hotel - Via Aurelia, 619

Please familiarize with the event agenda, before arranging your travel.

Travelling by Air or Train:
The transfer time to the venue without traffic is approximately from Fiumicino Airport 40 minutes by taxi while from Roma Termini Railway Station 40 minutes by taxi  and approximately 30 minutes by underground plus 10 minutes by foot.

  1. For individual arrivals on October 11th, delegates are required to make their own way to the event venue. We recommend that your flight lands by 17.30 at the latest, to ensure you arrive in time for the dinner.
  2. For departures on October 12th, group coach transfers will be available, departing at 16.30 for Fiumicino Airport and for Roma Termini Railway Station. We recommend that all flights are no earlier than 19.30 and trains no earlier than 18.30

Travelling by car:
Parking is available on site at the venue; please make sure to indicate it when registering.

The closest underground stop – Cornelia stop - is just 10 minutes by foot.


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