Aerospace Global News Theatre Agenda at Farnborough International Airshow 2024

Monday 22nd July – Sponsored by Cora Systems

10:20 – 10:40 Keynote
“Flying into the Future: Exploring Next Generation Aircraft Technologies”
Dr. Todd Citron – Chief Technology Officer, Boeing

10:45 – 11:05 Keynote
Digitisation of the Aerospace Industry – From Innovation to Industrialisation 
Tim Mahoney Former CEO, Honeywell Aerospace

11:05 – 11:50 Panel
Transforming Program Management 
Moderator: Tim MahoneyFormer CEO, Honeywell Aerospace
Steven Kershaw – Global Government Defence Network Leader, PwC
Jeff Hopkins – Vice President Project Solutions, Honeywell
Nils Herzberg – Business Transformation Expert, Aerospace & Defence
Nick Manzo – Director Aerospace & Defence, Cora Systems

12:00 – 13:05 Keynote & Panel
Carbon Removals: putting the ‘Net’ in Net Zero 
Keynote & Moderator: Anna StukasVice President Strategic Partnerships, 1PointFive 
Myles Allen – Professor, Oxford University
Carrie Harris Director of Sustainability, British Airways
Hemant MistryDirector Net Zero Transition, IATA

13:15 – 13:30 Keynote
“Electric Flying is Almost Here”
Klaus Roewe CEO, Lilium

Tuesday 23rd July – Sponsored by EY

10:30 – 11:35 Keynote & Panel
The commercial aerospace business case for 2050 
Keynote & Moderator: Raman RamAmericas Aerospace & Defence Leader, EY
Dr Graham Webb – Chief Sustainability Officer,  and Vice President Advanced Commercial Engines, Pratt & Whitney
Sabine Klauke Chief Technology Officer, Airbus

11:45 – 12:30 Panel
Delivering on the Promise of Advanced Air Mobility: Insights from Leading eVTOL Innovators 
Brian YutkoCEO, Wisk Aero
JoeBen Bevirt – CEO, Joby
Elan Head – Editor and Moderator

12:40 – 13:00 Keynote
Take your time…for the new mobility! 
Carlos Poveda – CEO and Founder, Crisalion

13:00 – 13:45 Panel
Whats Next for eVTOLs and Advanced Air Mobility?

13:55 – 14:15 Keynote
Maintaining Air Superiority During Global Conflicts: The Need for Integrated Sensor-to-Shooter Solutions
Paul Ferraro – President of Air & Space Defence Systems, Raytheon, an RTX Business

Wednesday 24th July – Sponsored by FDH Aero

10:30 – 11:35 Keynote & Panel
Harnessing the Power of Integration: Maximising Efficiencies for Customers and Suppliers 
Keynote & Moderator: Ken Aso – Chief Operating Officer, FDH Aero
Chad Gallentine – Vice President, OEM, FDH Aero
Fred Short – Executive Vice President, Global Sales, FDH Aero
Mitch Enright – President, FDH Electronics

11:55 – 12:15 Keynote
Driving Sustainable Change 
Carrie Harris Director of Sustainability, British Airways

12:25 – 13:10 Panel
Achieving Net-Zero: The Role of Innovation, Technology, and Government in the Aerospace Industry
Moderator: Rory Burghes Vice President, Sustainability Futures, Capgemini UK
Phill Godfrey – Chief Sustainability Officer, Collins Aerospace, an RTX Business
Dr Andrea Ahern ClimHtech SAF Lead & Vice President of Net-Zero Projects IE, CATAGEN
Carrie LambertHead of Sustainability, Reaction Engines
Andy BilligSenate Majority leader, Washington State Legislature
Sarwant SinghPresident & Chief Commercial Officer – EMEA, Markets and Markets

13:20 – 14:05 Panel
Advancing Air Power through Technological Innovation and International Collaboration
Moderator: Sarah Matar Partner, Kearney
Steve Shepro – Vice President of Integrated Customer Solutions, Military Engines, Pratt & Whitney, an RTX Business
James Marzola Global Account CTO and Technology Strategist, Microsoft
Steve BleymaierBrig Gen (Ret) USAF, CTO for A&D, Ansys
Erlantz CristólbalExecutive Director of Engineering and Technology, ITP Aero
Sir Stuart Atha Director of Training Strategy, BAE Systems Air Sector

Thursday 25th July – Sponsored by Fujitsu

10:00 – 10:20 Keynote
Investing in Innovation 
Meghan Welch Managing Director, KPMG US LLP

10:30 – 10:50 Keynote
The Theory of Winning: Transforming Defence with Technology that Does Not Exist 
Dr Keith Dear Managing Director, Fujitsu’s Centre for Cognitive and Advanced Technologies

10:50 – 11:35 Panel
The UK and the Defence of Japan: Turning the Hiroshima Accord into Action
Moderator: Dr Keith Dear Managing Director, Fujitsu’s Centre for Cognitive and Advanced Technologies
Al BrownDirector of the Neurosymbolic Artificial Intelligence for Cognitive and Advanced Technologies, Fujitsu
Sophia Gaston Head of Foreign Policy and UK Resilience, Policy Exchange 
Alessio PatalanoProfessor of War & Strategy in East Asia at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London

11:55 – 12:25 Fireside Chat
The Action Plan: Utilising Unmanned Aircraft to Shape a Sustainable UK Ecosystem
Jenny WardDeputy Director – Future of Aviation, UK Department for Transport
Carla Toomer Project Manager, Solent Transport

12:35 – 13:20 Panel
How can AI answer aerospace’s greatest challenges sustainably?
Dr. Maya DillonVP Head of AI, Cambridge Consultants
Kerry Ann Taylor Innovation Lead, Capgemini
ATI – Senior Representative

13:30 – 14:10 Panel
An Outreach Curriculum – saying the same things, in the same way, to maximise our impact
Dave Edwards Chief Executive, Royal Aeronautical Society
Israil Bryan Director of Boeing Global Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Boeing
Janine Hornsby Marketing Manager, Marshall Skills Academy
John Chinner – Head of Outreach and STEM Engagement, Airbus

Friday 26th July – Sponsored by 1PointFive

10:30 – 10:50 Keynote
Weird Ideas Welcome 
Foram Brown CEO, Foram Brown Ltd Executive Search for Aerospace & Defense

11:00 – 11:45 Panel
Autonomy Approaches: Integrating New Technologies to Support a Scalable Aviation Ecosystem
Moderator: Bryn Lucas Journalist
Ashley FergusonVP of Business Operations, Merlin
David King Chief Engineer, Vertical Aerospace

11:55 – 12:10 Keynote
Disability Inclusion. Why Bother?
Harvey MatthewsonAdvocacy Manager, The Equal Skies Charter

12:15 – 12:30 Keynote
The UK Digital Revolution Takes Flight: Gen Z and the Future of UK Aviation
Mark Crompton Global Head of Employment Marketing, Airbus

*Schedule subject to change