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FT Executive Briefing: Sky High Economics

The Future of Aviation Connectivity and its Economic Impact

London |
Speakers include:
Dr Alexander  Grous

Dr Alexander Grous

LSE

David  Coiley

David Coiley

Inmarsat Aviation

Overview

Aviation is facing a technological revolution, as the introduction of aviation connectivity becomes more widespread. This event will help show airlines how superior inflight broadband solutions will help exceed their passengers’ connectivity expectations and drive ancillary revenue opportunities.

The briefing will bring together senior passenger experience executives and others from the aviation sector to analyse and discuss how organisations best realise the full revenue potential of investing in next generation aviation connectivity opportunity. Guests will also get an exclusive look at ground-breaking research conducted by the London School of Economics into the impact of aviation connectivity.

Attendance is by invitation only.  Please register your interest to attend.

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SPEAKERS (2)

Dr Alexander  Grous

Dr Alexander Grous

Department of Management and the Department of Media and Communications
LSE

Dr Alexander Grous has been engaged at the LSE since 2005, and works across the Department of Management and the Department of Media and Communications at the LSE in a combined teaching and research role in the areas of Innovation, Socioeconomics, Communication Technology and Transport Economics, amongst other areas. Dr Grous is also Director of the Research Function in LSE Enterprise, engaged across multiple projects for clients. He brings considerable commercial experience to the LSE from previous roles at CxO level in mobile communications (including satellite), high-technology, FMCG, e-commerce, Banking and Finance. Dr Grous specialises in the quantification of socio-economic value encompassing both a social and economic impact at the company level, regional, national level, or wider. His extensive work in these areas has resulted in high profile reports and media coverage including the impact of cycling to the UK economy, business and health; the socioeconomic impact of mission critical broadband to the UK and the EU; the productivity-enhancing impact of communications in the UK, and recent extensive socio-economic work for FTSE 100 firms that are not public domain including Microsoft, Warner Brothers, Amadeus, GB Group, and others. Dr Grous’ work is often utilised for Policy and Government input, and he engages at this level to facilitate. Dr Grous also brings considerable experience in telecommunications having held strategy roles in mobile strategy and satellite communications with Telstra (Australia/UK) including engagement over two years with Inmarsat in the UK as Telstra’s representative on the Working Group related to the initial development of Inmarsat’s mobile satellite service. He was also MD of Lockheed Martin’s Infocom Division for EMEA and CEE/CIS including participating in satellite communication launches and joint ventures for fixed, mobile and broadband in the region, defining the market potential for services across ground and air. Dr Grous maintains transport economics and communication technology as an active area of research and teaching.

David  Coiley

David Coiley

Vice President, External Affairs & Strategy
Inmarsat Aviation

David Coiley has served in a number of management roles since joining Inmarsat Aviation in 2008. Last year, he was appointed Vice President of External Affairs and Strategy, with a focus on building Inmarsat’s stature, credibility and awareness within the global airline connectivity market.

Mr Coiley has over 25 years’ experience in the aviation satellite communications industry. Prior to Inmarsat, he worked at AeroMobile, Arinc, Sita and British Telecom. This is his second stint at Inmarsat, having worked at the company between 1997-1999 as Aeronautical Marketing Manager.

Mr Coiley holds a BSc (Honours) in Management Sciences from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology.

Agenda - 12th Sep

  • 8:30am
    Registration and buffet breakfast
  • 9:00am
    Chair's opening remarks

    Leading FT correspondent 

  • 9:05am
    Exploring the global impact of aviation Wi-Fi

    This session will include a presentation of the LSE research, focusing on the global impact of high-quality aviation Wi-Fi. This exclusive look at the research prior to its global launch will also explore the revenue opportunities for airlines.

    Dr. Alexander Grous, Academic Associate, London School of Economics (LSE)

    David Coiley, Vice President Aviation, Inmarsat

  • 9:20am
    Q&A
  • 9:35am
    Short break
  • 9:50am
    Panel Discussion: Addressing the broader economic themes of aviation connectivity
    • How could connectivity present a multi-billion dollar revenue opportunity for airlines?
    • What is the potential cost or risk of not embracing aviation connectivity?
    • What are some of the other potential implications and benefits of aviation connectivity?
    • What is the size of the current market and what is the potential impact on ancillary revenue streams for airlines?

    Moderated by: Leading FT correspondent 

  • 10:40am
    Closing keynote
  • 11:00am
    Chair's closing remarks

    Leading FT correspondent  

  • 11:10am
    Refreshments
  • 11:40am
    Close

VENUE

Painters’ Hall
9 Little Trinity Lane
London EC4V 2AD
Tel: 020 7248 3923
Email: info@lifeskitchen.com

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Benefits of Attending

  • Exclusive look at groundbreaking and first-of-its kind research conducted by the internationally renowned London School of Economics, made possible by Inmarsat
  • Discuss key revenue strategies related to superior inflight broadband solutions
  • Network with carefully selected invited audience tailored to the issues being addressed
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Who will attend?

Senior Airline Executives within:

  • Customer Experience
  • Commercial
  • Marketing
  • In-flight Services
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Business Development
  • Technology/Solutions

Senior executives from the broader Aviation sector

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Organisers (2)

Inmarsat Aviation. The complete connectivity partner for the complete connected aircraft 

With over twenty-five years experience in commercial and business aviation, no other connectivity partner has a deeper understanding of customers’ needs and the opportunities reliable, high quality broadband promises them.  Today over 200 airlines rely on Inmarsat services, and now, our next generation solutions make the full potential of the complete connected aircraft a reality.

Our services, including GX Aviation, European Aviation Network and SwiftBroadband-Safety, support digital transformation from cabin to cockpit. Reliable, high-speed connectivity that gives our customers the confidence to launch inflight innovations that deliver commercial advantage.

We’re ready to help you take advantage of the vast potential of the complete connected aircraft. Whatever your challenges. Whatever the future. Wherever you fly. 

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