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Telecoms, Media and Technology

FT Executive Briefing: Sky High Economics

Quantifying the Commercial Opportunities of Passenger Connectivity for the Global Airline Industry

London |
Speakers include:
Maura  McWalters Chacko

Maura McWalters Chacko

Member, APEX Board of Directors

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 and Political Science, into the impact of aviation connectivity.

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

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Agenda - 12th Sep

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

    Tanya Powley, Transport Correspondent, FT

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

    This session will include a presentation and Q&A 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

  • 9:50am
    Short break
  • 10:00am
    Panel Discussion: Addressing the broader economic themes of aviation connectivity
    • How could connectivity present a revenue opportunity for airlines?
    • What is the potential of embracing aviation connectivity?
    • What are some of the implications of aviation connectivity?
    • What is the size of the potential impact on revenue streams for airlines? 

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

    Maura McWalters Chacko, Member, APEX Board of Directors and Vice President - Development, Spafax 

    David Coiley, Vice President Aviation, Inmarsat

    Moderated by: Tanya Powley, Transport Correspondent, FT

  • 10:50am
    Closing remarks

    Frederik van Essen, Senior Vice President, Aviation Strategy & Business Development, Inmarsat 

  • 10:55am
    Chair's closing remarks

    Tanya Powley, Transport Correspondent, FT

  • 11:00am
    Refreshments
  • 11:30am
    Close

SPEAKERS (4)

Maura  McWalters Chacko

Maura McWalters Chacko

Vice President - Development, Spafax
Member, APEX Board of Directors

Maura Chacko joined Spafax in 2008 as the TV Acquisitions Manager. She was appointed Vice President – Development in 2014, and has worked in both the California and New York offices, before transferring to the London headquarters earlier this year. Ms. Chacko concentrates on business development and new business, with a focus on client services and content acquisitions. She has spent 15 years in the entertainment industry, including 7 years in programming at HBO. Prior to HBO, she worked in international media at McCann-Erickson.

Ms. Chacko is a member of the APEX Board of Directors, and as of September 2017 will act as Secretary in the executive board. She graduated with honours from Georgetown University, with a BS in languages and linguistics .

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.

Frederik  van Essen

Frederik van Essen

Senior Vice President, Aviation Strategy & Business Development
Inmarsat

Frederik van Essen joined Inmarsat in August 2015 to oversee the long-term business planning, strategic projects, marketing communications and market analysis for Inmarsat’s fast-growing aviation business. 

Prior to Inmarsat, Mr van Essen worked at Air France-KLM for almost a decade, holding a number of senior management roles including Director of Corporate Strategy and Director of Communications and Database Marketing.

Mr van Essen has an MBA from RSM/Erasmus University, Rotterdam and an MSc in electrical engineering from Delft University of Technology. 

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Chaired by (1)

Tanya Powley

Tanya Powley

Transport Correspondent
Financial Times

Tanya Powley is the Financial Times’ transport correspondent covering the rail and airline industries. Prior to this role, she was the manufacturing correspondent.
Tanya joined the FT in 2009 as a personal finance reporter for FT Money specialising in mortgages and the housing market. She had previously worked in Australia covering personal finance for the Australian Financial Review.
Tanya has won several awards, including Overall Property Journalist of the Year, Consumer Mortgage Writer of the Year and International Property Journalist of the Year at the LSL Property Press Awards in 2012.
Follow Tanya Powley on twitter at @TanyaPowley.

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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 and Political Science, made possible by Inmarsat Aviation
  • 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. 

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of 840,000. Mobile is an increasingly important channel for the FT, driving more than half of total traffic.

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