PACEdays 2019: Transformative Technology Meets Market
Conference Program

PACEdays 2019: Transformative Technology Meets Market

Delivering on the promise of digital innovation for aerospace & aviation

In the context of digital transformation, the future looks ever so bright: businesses will be more efficient, more productive, break into new markets, win new customers, develop new products and services. Digital transformation promises nothing short of changing the very fabric of our professional lives. But what about the present? How can transformative technology help aerospace and aviation professionals do a better job now?

After having previously presented our digital transformation roadmap, this year’s PACEdays will focus on software solutions that have advanced from large and small innovations to mature enterprise implementation. As usual we have invited customers and partners to share their stories of how intertwining digital technologies (mixed reality, cloud, digital twin, etc.) are impacting their workflows and business processes today, with first-hand reports on applications in product development, product configuration, operations and training.

Conference tracks

Our two-day conference starts with plenary sessions addressing industry topics of wider interest followed by breakout tracks focusing on our different lines of business. The sessions will feature a mix of customer reports, industry insights and live software demonstration giving you plenty of opportunity to discuss with fellow professionals and senior staff, both during the Q&As or between sessions.

Preliminary design

Explore how model-based design can give you a head start for virtual product development in a collaborative environment.

Product configuration

Experience how to improve the customer engineering process with collaborative, cloud-based configuration services and mixed reality technologies.

Aircraft analysis and evaluation

Find out how to streamline your sales process with cloud based services and mobile devices.

Flight operations

Discover how to improve your operational efficiency and monetize on BI with mobile computing, cloud-based services and real-time decision making support.

Training & simulation

Learn about collaborative and engaging virtual training applications that leverage the latest education methodologies and mixed reality technologies.

Speaker line-up

Naomi Allen

Senior Technologist - Whole Aircraft, Aerospace Technology Institute

Kristian Amadori

Senior Engineer Aircraft Concept Design, SAAB



Matt Blake

Vice President Solutions, Route Dynamics Corporation

Joseph Debacq

Head of A350 Customer Cabin Definition, Airbus

David Debney

Head of Technology – Whole Aircraft, Aerospace Technology Institute



Benoit Demont

Head of A350 Product Offer Display, Airbus

Alberto Fornaci

Senior Project Manager, Business Intelligence, IATA



Jay Fraser

Global Head of VR for Training, HP



Mark Galyen

Operations Engineering, American Airlines



Aleksandar Joksimović

Research Engineer/PhD Student, Department of Aerodynamics, Energetics and Propulsion, ISAE-SUPAERO



Christopher Jouannet

Principal Engineer Aircraft Concept Design, SAAB




Rafael Mello

Sr. Regional Sales Engineer for Europe and Africa, Embraer



Capt. Grétar Mar Óðinsson

EFB Administrator, Icelandair

Marcus Paschen

Head of Sales and Marketing, RST Rostock System-Technik

Svein Waagstein Rasmussen

CTO, IFS International Flight Support

Tom Scheele

Head of Flight Ops Technology Group Airlines, Deutsche Lufthansa



Alice Stitt

Senior Technologist - Whole Aircraft,  Aerospace Technology Institute 

Capt. Erik van Wingerden

Type rating instructor & examiner



Transformative technology in your palm

We’ve introduced a mobile app to optimize our guests’ conference and networking experience. Using the app, registered delegates can filter the PACEdays program by area of interest, bookmark not-to-be-missed presentations across the different conference tracks, receive real-time notifications and engage with presenters through a range of interactive features.

Register now to get access to our conference app, your all-in-one solution for all things PACEdays, to enjoy complete and up-to-date information including speaker bios, maps, floorplans and partner showcases from your smartphone at all times.

Networking event

On Tuesday night we invite you to join us at Soho House Berlin, a private members’ club overlooking Alexanderplatz and the ubiquitous Fernsehturm. Wrap up the first conference day in style and enjoy cold drinks, friendly conversation and an informal family-style dinner with the other delegates.

The networking dinner is free for registered PACEdays delegates, but if you would like to bring someone along you can obtain additional visitor tickets for EUR 75.

Soho House Berlin
Torstraße 1 | 10119 Berlin

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Contact us

The PACEdays team is happy to help with all inquiries – e-mail us or call +49 30 29362-307.

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Pre-arrange meeting

To make sure our experts will be available on site and free to answer your questions, you can arrange informal one-on-one discussions.

You can e-mail your meeting request or call the organizers at +49 30 29362-307.

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Here’s a list of previous PACEdays communications:

25-09-19: New Airbus keynote, final agenda available
09-09-19: Bonus presentation: Matt Blake on SmartRoutes inflight route optimization
28-08-19: Delegate room rate ends August 30
12-08-19: Preliminary Design agenda update
29-07-19: Flight Operations agenda update
13-06-19: First speakers announced
29-05-19: Invitation
22-11-18: Save the date

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