Nokia ATM Theatre Agenda

World ATM Congress 2018
Nokia ATM Theatre Agenda 

Eligible Presentation slides will be available soon 
11.00 – 11.30

Title: Time to Disrupt Routine

Speaker: Chris Metts, Formerly of FAA

11.45 – 12.45

Title: Critical Communication Solutions Harnessing New Network Strategies

Abstract: The need for communication at a domestic and international level for ATM business has become perceptible with the potential withdrawal of point-to-point connections from telecommunications providers, thereby creating a need for an IP/MPLS-based network and new business models for new and emerging ATC applications.

Mervyn Harris - Director, Global Air Traffic Management, Business Development, Nokia

Richard van Wijk - Global Aviation Practice Lead, Nokia

13.00 – 14.30

Speaker: SESAR - Women in Aviation

Abstract: In 2017, the European Commission launched the Women in Transport - EU Platform for change to strengthen women's employment and equal opportunities for women and men in the transport sector. The session will present the platform, its objectives and how the aviation and air traffic management community can get involved. The session will include a panel discussion on the status of gender equality in the sector, featuring stakeholder testimonials and highlighting initiatives to strike the right balance.

13.00 - 13.10
Opening speech Matthew Baldwin, European Commission

13.10 - 13.15
Introductory remarks Florian Guillermet, SESAR JU
13.15 - 13.30
Keynote by  Ana Gomez Pineda, Head of Economic and Air Navigation Department, AESA/Spanish Ministry

13.30 - 14.15
Panel discussion - experiences from women in the sector

Moderated by:  Francis Richards, Easyjet/SESAR

  • Alison Roberts, NATS
  • Ellen Malfliet, Unifly 
  • Béatrice Pesquet Popescu, Thales
  • Belen Garcia Molano, Airbus
  • Mariagrazia La Piscopia, SESAR Deployment Manager

14.15 - 14.30
Q&A with the audience including session closing Francis Richards, Easyjet/SESAR

16.00 – 18.00 

Title: ATSAP: Improving Safety Through Frontline Reporting

Abstract: Steve will discuss the importance of the employer (FAA) collaborating with the employee (NATCA) and the benefits this relationship has with Safety Reporting.  He will also discuss why reporting is so important and how it can increase safety improvements within the aviation system.

Speaker: Steve Hansen, NATCA


Title: The Alliance: A Global View of Collaboration
Abstract: The Presidents of three of the worlds largest air traffic control labour organizations will have casual conversation on issues currently affecting global aviation.  This conversation will focus mainly on the benefits of true collaboration and discussing the challenges that lie ahead.

Paul Rinaldi, President, National Air Traffic Controllers Association)
Peter Duffey, President, Canadian Air Traffic Controllers Association)
Paul Winstanley, President, UK Air Traffic Controllers Prospect ATCO's Branch

11.00 – 12:15

Title: Information Management and the Path(s) to Get There

Abstract: Often times, the value information sharing can bring to ATM is overlooked and while the necessary enabling technologies are available today organization stall in their pursuits to deploy solutions. This panel will show how multiple System Wide Information Management (SWIM) platforms and technologies have been implemented over the last decade, and how these and new emerging solutions can help ANSPs across regions connect for the future. Whether you plan to build it yourself, leap frog the current implementations, or even implement as a region there is a path forward for everyone to swim down.

Lisa Sullivan, Harris Corporation


IATA: Rob Eagles, Director ATM and Infrastructure
FAA: John Maffei, Deputy Director NextGen Portfolio Management and Technology
Aerothai: Amornrat Jirattigalachote, Strategic Planning Assistant Manager
Eurocontrol: Dennis Hart, Head of SWIM Eurocontrol
Snowflake Software: Ian Painter, CEO

13.00 – 14:00

Title: The Digital Tower Revolution: Leaders in the Industry

Abstract: Hear directly from the ANSPs leading the way with the implementation of digital tower technology at major airports around the world.  Panelists will provide a view inside their respective programs, including their objectives/expectations, how digital ATC can enhance their operations, and how technology has evolved from small airport operations to support some of the world's busiest airports.

Moderator: Jenny Beechener, Freelance Editor, Jane’s Airport Review

Kuah Kong Beng, Director, Special Projects (ANS), Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore
Gyula Hangyál, ATM Director, Hungaro Control
John Maffei, NAS Lifecycle Planning Division, FAA
Andy Taylor, Head of Customer Solutions, NATS

14.15 – 15.15

Title: European ATM Standards Coordination Group (EASCG)

Abstract: The workshop will focus on the experience and added value that the work of the EASCG and the Rolling Development Plan are providing to the aviation industry and show how the stakeholders can make use of it. It will discuss the essential link between standards and regulations and how to manage the completion of standardisation work to meet a regulatory requirement. Particular focus will be on the role of standards at the deployment stage: How do standards help ensure harmonised deployment and support to regulation? In what way will the revision of the PCP impact the standardisation activities and what new standardisation activities are expected in the future?

Finally, the workshop will discuss the question of standards validation, how to ensure the standards developed are fit for purpose.


Speakers: Maria Algar Ruiz, EASA
Christophe Vivier, EDA
Nicolas Eertmans, EUROCONTROL
Larry Johnsson, SDM
Luc Lalouette, ASD
Jean-Marc Loscos, CANSO
Anna von Groote, EUROCAE

15.30 – 16.30

Title: SafeGARDE Airports Against Malicious Drones

Abstract: Join us for a unique panel discussion including the French ANSP, as well as international industry leaders and start-up partners, as we come together to discuss how we should protect airports from malicious drones. HOLOGARDE is a unique drone defense solution, focused on the detection, identification, tracking, and neutralisation of small drones at long distance range.

Jennifer Vaillancourt, DSNA Services

Maurice Georges, Director DSNA, French ANSP
Serge Adrian, Senior Vice President for surface radar activities, Thales
Edward Arkwright, Deputy CEO - Development, Engineering, Transformation, Groupe ADP
Stéphane Durand, Executive Director, DSNA Services
Stéphane Bascobert, President, Innov'ATM 

16.45 – 17.45 

Title: SESAR - Data Link Services, from ELSA to Recovery Plan


Nicolas Warinsko, SESAR Deployment Manager
Marouan Chida, SESAR Joint Undertaking
Mariagrazia La Piscopia, SESAR Deployment Manager

10.00 – 14.00

Workshop Title
Data Driven ATM: Going Digital!

Describe the state of the art and identify the areas of interest and the key technologies that will need to be developed in the future, regarding the use of Big Data techniques in the Air Traffic Management area

10.00 – 10.30 Introduction and Welcome: SJU & UPM
10.30 – 12.00 The State of the Art of Big Data Research in ATM

By the end of this session, participants will be able to recognize what has been achieved and which techniques are used in the ATM research domain. Four projects will be presented DART, COPTRA, UPM and BigData4ATM.

12.00 – 13.15

By the end of this panel, participants will be able to identify the areas of interest of key ATM actors, as well as the key technologies that will need to be developed in the Big Data in ATM domain. Panellists will make a short exposition of their point of view, followed by a discussion.

Confirmed participants include CANSO, IATA, AIRBUS, BOEING and the Fraunhofer Institute amongst others.

13.15 – 13.30

Summary & Conclusions

The collection and exploitation of “Big Data” is not new. The coming into existence of new data collection mechanisms based on digital devices, enhanced storage capacity and computing power as well as enhanced sensing and communication technologies enable near real-time use and transmission of massive amounts of data. Never before has so much timely information about events, people and objects been so widely and quickly available.

The quantity and diversity of the available data is being used to improve the performance of the ATM system, its safety, efficiency and security. We use it to manage demand and capacity, identify potential conflicts, enhance service provision, and to reduce environmental impact. Data is increasingly significant in the management and use of ATM systems.

There are typically four Big Data processes: data acquisition, processing, aggregation and analysis.

• Data acquisition relates to the collection of data from specific sources e.g. trajectory data, arrival and departure transaction data. This data is characterized by its high volume and its lack of structure.

• Data processing involves cleansing (e.g. anonymization), the application of unique IDs to records and identification of errors. Clean data from multiple data sources is then made available for aggregation.

• Big data aggregation is achieved by organising and processing data from disparate sources providing unstructured and structured data to a structured state. For example, trajectories are used to establish characteristics of air traffic, such as sector occupancy, which is used to establish congestion or delay data. Aircraft departure data is used to predict delays.

• Analysis tasks use advanced methods to exploit data so as to advance predictability, situation awareness, decision making and planning. This might be a dashboard of progress, performance and predictions. For an aircraft it might concern the expected arrival time to an airport.

In this context, the SJU has financed several projects that address different problems and aspects of Big Data research and development within the ATM domain.

The workshop will describe the state of the art and identify the areas of interest and key technologies that are needed to be developed in the future, regarding the use of Big Data techniques in the Air Traffic Management area.

It will have two distinct sections. The first one will consist of a set of short presentations describing the state of the art of Big Data research in ATM, whilst the second one will run a Panel that combines operational and technical experts.

The objective of the first session is to allow the workshop participants to recognize what has been achieved and which techniques are currently used in the ATM research domain. Three projects sponsored by the SESAR Exploratory Research programme will presents their research in this area: COPTRA ( ), DART ( and BigData4ATM ( ). A fourth presentation performed by the Technical University of Madrid (UPM - ), will provide additional insight into applied Big Data research.

The Panel aims to identify the areas of interest of key ATM actors, as well the technologies that are needed to be developed in the Big Data in the ATM domain. Amongst the panellists you will find representatives from CANSO, IATA, Airbus, Boeing and the Fraunhofer Institute. The panel will be moderated by CRIDA.


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