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Connected Future Transport Systems
(sessions 5 - 6)
Air . Sea . Surface . Rail 

July 7th . 2022 . 14:00 UK Time (BST)


Session 5: 14:00 UK Time (BST)

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Module 1: The Internet in Space

  • Gilat Satellite Networks

Dubi Lever, Chief Technology Officer

20 Minute Conversation

Dubi joined Gilat in 1997 having spent 4 years in Military Intelligence. He began as a Design Review Engineer and worked through various roles including Communication Engineer, RF and Outbound Team Leader, Chief Communications Engineer, CTO R&D Division and finally as Group Chief Technology Officer, the role he currently serves.

Module 2: Connectivity - Air, Sea, Surface & Rail


Christian Regnier, Founder and Chairman, Privinnet and Co-founder and Chairman

What  Choice of Mobile Network for Connectivity in Trains, Planes and Ships According to Operational                Expectations?

After the first deployments (and POCs) of private 4G & 5G mobile networks in Ports, Airports and Railway stations, what are the options to extend the use cases to vehicles and everything on board (humans and objects)? Are there any barriers to this?

Christian has over 22 years experience in the IFC environment with Air France as Head of Telecom Projects Department, with the communications Engineering Team, as Enterprise Technical Architect - Critical Wireless (LTE / 5G / IOT) and as Secretary AGURRE. He is currently Co-Founder and President EUWENA (European Users Wireless Enterprise Network Association), which acts as a catalyst for the wider adoption of feature-rich private mobile networks across Europe, and Privinnet, which helps companies to better understand the emergence of private networks (4G, 5G, PMR), control & command centres, in relation to their operational and critical needs.


Module 3: In-Flight Connectivity

  • SBI International

Greg Oliveau, International Market Development / Regulatory Affairs
Is the Destiny of In-Flight Communications... Soggy?

Greg has over 3 decades of leadership experience at the intersection of the aviation, aerospace and telecommunications industries with a wide range of roles including engineering, management consulting, international market development and regulatory affairs.  Most recently Greg has contributed to the explosive growth of Intelsat Inflight (previously Gogo Commercial Aviation) from a US domestic air-to-ground IFC provider to a global reference for in-flight communications.

Module 4: Connectivity at Sea

  • Silversea Cruises

Bernard Andrades, IT and Communications Officer
12 Minute Conversation

Silversea Cruises, which since July 2020 is part of the Royal Caribbean Group, is considered to be the world's best cruise line operating 10 cruise vessels, including the recently delivered Silver Dawn, which can carry 596 passengers in 298 ocean view suites. Silversea has more than 500 shore-side employees supporting around 2500 on-board staff and Bernard, as the IT and Communications Officer, overseas the entire on-board network infrastructure. 


Session 6: 15:00 UK Time (BST)

Module 5: The Digital Pedestrian

  • Stanford University

Sudha Jamthe, Artificial Intelligence Instructor, Stanford Continuing Studies
The Digital Pedestrians Conversation with Digital Transportation

Sudha Jamthe is a Technology Futurist, and teaches AI, AV, AI Ethics and Human Artificial Intelligence at Stanford Continuing Studies. She is the author of 6 books on IoT, AI and Autonomous Vehicles. She asks... With transportation systems becoming digitized, Infrastructure becoming connected and talking to vehicles "WHAT ABOUT THE HUMAN IN THE ROAD?" and explains how our roles are changing as digital pedestrians and what the future holds for Human-Machine Interaction in the world of Transportation

Module 6: Surface Connectivity

  • Connected Vehicle Trade Association and Teleoperation Consortium

Scott McCormick, President and CEO
Opportunities to Impact the Changing Mobility Landscape

The Teleoperation Consortium enables the collaboration of companies, organizations, and governmental bodies engaged in developing bidirectional vehicle communications. The Connected Vehicle Trade Association enables the collaboration of companies, organizations, and governmental bodies engaged in developing bidirectional vehicle communications. Scott has spent a combined two decades as President and CEO of both.

  • Nissan Motor Corp.

Akshay Hegde, Smart & Intelligent Mobility Solutions APAC
Manoeuvring Connected Cars

Akshay has close to two decades experience in the automotive sector having worked as Senior Development Manager with Tata Motors, Senior Programme Manager with Mercedes Benz and currently as General Manager Connected Cars, Nissan Asia Pacific Region (which includes Thailand, Australia, Philippines, Korea & ASEAN), where he is developing B2B, B2C & Fleet Management models with IOT, reporting to the Global BU in Japan HQ.

  • Gannett Fleming

David Verma, ITS Technical Authority & National Smart Transportation Platform Project Director & SME
The Impact of NextGen Communications on the Transportation Eco-System - from a Data-Centric                        Standpoint

David is the Technical Authority and transformation project lead for strategic, technical and tactical decision making for the development and delivery of a comprehensive integrated national command and control centre transportation management platform and decision support system. This Infrastructure as a Service, (IaaS), project integrates Intelligent Transportation Systems, roadside ITS & C-ITS devices, combined with back office enterprise asset management capabilities, into a unique fusion of AI driven advanced transport management systems.

  • SheevaAI

David Pickeral, JD, Head of Strategy
Transforming Mobility through Vehicle Location Based Services

David has 34 years experience in industry leadership from Global 500 companies including ICF, IBM and Siemens, to pre-angel startups, government at all levels, public-private partnerships (PPP / P3), joint ventures and strategic alliances. With Sheeva.AI, he has developed an in-car payments and commerce solution that introduces vehicle location-based services and monetizes the driver experience, allowing OEMs and service providers to integrate payments directly via the cloud and SDK, through a secure digital wallet.

  • Miitera

Niranjan Murthy, Director
Connected Transportation: Technology, OEM Strategies and the Forward Solution

Niranjan has over two decades working with Siemens and Tata Elxsi developing Connected Car - Future Technology Clusters including ADAS, Autonomy, AI, Machine learning, e-Mobility, IOT, Connectivity, Cloud and Next Gen connectivity involving 5G NR and C-V2X, for Automotive OEMs and Tier 1 and Tier 2 supply companies.

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