Event

High-level conference on artificial intelligence

How is it going to impact the air transport sector?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is finding uses across a variety of industries to power new ways of doing business. As an enabler of disruptive innovations, AI shows promise in improving many aspects in the aviation sector. Thus, it is key to understand the potential of this new technology and to harness it to drive innovation.

With this in mind, we are organising, in collaboration with Airbus, a conference on Artificial Intelligence and its impact on air transport - Thursday, 23 May 2019 at our Brussels headquarters.

Our great line-up of high-level decision-makers from across the aviation and tech industries will help us understand how we can collectively use the power of AI to the benefit of aviation in the short and medium terms.

Objectives

    The objectives of the conference are to:

    • provide a state of the art overview of the latest developments in the field of artificial intelligence and its application to business developments both inside and outside aviation;
    • identify specific AI challenges that could affect aviation (e.g. change of business models, actors etc.);
    • discuss the potential for AI to address aviation challenges (capacity, environment, safety/security, societal benefits) and the necessary time horizon;
    • identify non-regulatory activities that European aviation stakeholders would like to progress together (from research to deployment, including new types of initiatives).

    Learn more in the event agenda

    Panels

    The event will be structured around two high-level panels on:

    • the direction in which AI is heading according to our panellists and how it is being applied to drive business growth outside the aviation sector;
    • the potential for AI to drive a change in aviation business models, identifying key issues and challenges such as pilotless aircraft and automated ATC.

    Keynote speakers

    Director General
    EUROCONTROL
    Data mining and AI consultant
    Director General
    DIGITALEUROPE
    Deputy Director-General
    DGCONNECT, European Commission
    Executive Director
    SESAR Joint Undertaking
    Chief Technology Officer
    Ryanair
    Digital Transformation Officer (DTO)
    Airbus
    Daniel L. Chen
    Director of Research
    Centre national de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
    Chief Technical Officer
    Airbus
    Vice-president Air Traffic Management
    Groupe Thales
    Chief Solutions Officer
    NATS
    Chief Technology Officer
    DASSAULT AVIATION
    Technical Lead for Data and AI Expert Labs and Learning
    IBM

    Photography and filming

    There will be photography and/or filming at this event and your image may be captured by us and used for communications purposes in print or on our website. By registering for the event you are giving us permission to use your image in this way. If you have any questions, contact us.