The New Passenger Journey: Inflight Technologies
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Rebecca Sidelinger is a member of the Honeywell Aerospace leadership team and President of the Mechanical Systems & Components Strategic Business Unit. In this role, she is responsible for running a $3.5B business unit consisting of four business enterprises: Air & Thermal Systems, Mechanical Components, Wheels & Braking Systems and Honeywell Federal Solutions.
Since joining Honeywell in 2011, Sidelinger has held a range of leadership positions, including Vice President and General Manager of Electric Power & Lighting. She also led the Satellite Communications and Propulsion Engine product lines for Honeywell Aerospace.
Nathan Clapton is VP, Inflight Media at Inmarsat. This global role sees him developing a portfolio of connected services aimed at helping airlines monetise the passenger journey. So far, this covers a range of streaming, travel commerce, retail and advertising products. Nathan previously headed up UK&I Sales for Inmarsat Aviation’s mobile communications networks. Prior to joining Inmarsat, Nathan enjoyed a long career in digital media business development with roles at TripAdvisor, Lonely Planet, BBC, The Guardian & The Telegraph.
Petry’s background spans over two decades of working with leading global design consultancies and creating business value for various industries and Fortune 500 companies. He joined Panasonic Avionics in 2019 as Director of Innovation, driving innovations and experiences that complement the “personalized” needs of passengers. He also oversees hardware design, leads customer innovation workshops, and heads Panasonic Innovation Studio. Prior to this, his focus has been working with the industry’s top aircraft interior companies, OEMs, and airlines to enhance the physical journey and digital travel experience. Petry holds several International design awards and three co-inventor patents.
Dan Freeman is director of Payloads and Customer Engineering for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. He also serves as engineering director for Boeing's Confident Travel Initative to help the aviation industry safely resume global air travel amid the Covid-19 pandemic. In Dan's role he is responsible for integrating the functional requirements and aesthetics within the cabin and cargo compartments, ensuring functional excellence, and leading the Flmmability Compliance System.
Gustavo Nader is the head of Strategy at Thales InFlyt Experience. With over 25 years of broad international experience in the wireless and satellite connectivity industries, Gustavo offers a blend of unique in-depth technology expertise, business development and strategy knowledge. He is widely recognized for his ability to communicate complex technology concepts and translate them into business opportunities. Over the course of his career, Gustavo has held key positions in business development and strategy, playing an instrumental role in growth and value creation in major companies such as Inmarsat and EchoStar.
Rob Ranieri is a Vice President in IBM’s Global Travel and Transportation Industry practice responsible for IBM’s travel industry offering. Rob and his offering team focus on developing the IBM Travel Platform that allows IBM clients to transform their businesses for today’s digital world. Prior to his role in Travel and Transportation, Rob led the Global Apple iOS Development Centers focused on building enterprise apps across 14 industries. Prior to that, Rob held several executive roles in the IBM Services business.
Philippe Combe is SITA FOR AIRCRAFT’s expert of inflight passenger connectivity, heading the Mobile ONAIR product portfolio. As such, he plays a important in defining the future inflight cellular connectivity product and establishing partnership with mobile operators.
With over 15 years of international experience in Telecoms and IT, specializing in roaming, M2M and Internet of Thing service, he has held a variety of posts spanning wholesale business management, partnership management, to product portfolio strategy and product development.
David Fox is Deutsche Telekom’s Programme Lead for the European Aviation Network (EAN) initiative. Prior to playing a major role in forging the EAN partnership with Inmarsat, David joined DT in 2009, leading several international rollout programmes, helping drive innovation across DT's European footprint. His pre-DT career involves management roles in several wired and wireless ISPs across Europe. David holds an MSc in Applied Computing. DT’s Inflight unit provides ISP services for various airline customers around the world, enabling their passengers with seamless broadband connectivity.