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What is Revolution.Aero?

Where the people reshaping, rethinking and revolutionising business and personal aviation meet.

Running for the second time in San Francisco and following the success of Revolution.Aero Europe 2019, the event will bring together new start-ups disrupting the market with companies that have been leading the industry for decades. It will help investors, analysts, journalists and other opinion formers understand this uniquely regulated industry and help regulators plot the future.

To register as an attendee or as a partner please email rianne@corporatejetinvestor.com for more information.

If you are interested in speaking at the conference, please email hannah@corporatejetinvestor.com

Confirmed speakers

Jim Adler

Founding Managing Director
Toyota AI Ventures

ashish Aggarwal

Principal
Grishin Robotics

srini ananth

Director
Intel Capital

Armando Antonini

President
CharterPad

tim arel

Deputy COO, Air Traffic Organisation,
FAA

Aiham bader

CEO
Click Aviation Network

 

Katerina Barilov

Founder, Principal
Sparkplug Capital+

Kirsten Bartok

Managing Partner
AirFinance

Eric Bartsch

Co-founder & COO
VerdeGo Aero

joeben bevirt

Founder & CEO
Joby Aviation

shaan bhanji

CEO & Co-founder
FlyEasy Software

Joe Blair

Vice President
Obvious Ventures

 

George Bye

Founder & CEO
Bye Aerospace

francois chopard

Founder & CEO
Starburst

Andrew Collins

President
Sentient Jet

Mark cousin

CEO
A^3 by Airbus

Dan Crowe

Chief Information Officer & EVP of Digital
Wheels Up

Jon Damush

Director of New Business Ventures
Boeing NeXt

 

kenny dichter

CEO
Wheels Up

Carl Dietrich

Founder
Jump Aero

Dean Donovan

Managing Director
DiamondStream Partners

Ryan Doss

Head of Product & Business
Karem Aircraft

Michael Dyment

Founder & Managing Partner
NEXA Capital Partners

Ronald Epstein

Managing Director
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

 

Brian Flynn

Director
DiamondStream Partners

Brian Foley

Founder
AvStrategies

David Fox

CEO
Stellar Labs

Roei Ganzarski

CEO
magniX

starr Ginn

UAM Grand Challenge Lead
NASA

nikhil goel

Head of Product, Elevate
Uber

 

Bill Goodwin

Head of Policy, Legal & Regulatory
Skyryse

Edward Gross

Shareholder
Vedder Price

PAtrick hansen

CEO
Luxaviation

Clay Healey

CEO
AIC Title Service

David Hernandez

Shareholder
Vedder Price

Tom Hsieh

Co-founder
FLOAT Shuttle

 

Greg Johnson

CTO
OneSky Flight

parimal kopardekar

Acting Director of NASA Aeronautics Institute
NASA

Gwen Lighter

CEO
GoFly

Erik Lindbergh

President
VerdeGo Aero

ben marcus

Chairman
AirMap

Paul Malicki

CEO
Flapper

 

Per Marthinsson

Co-Founder & Managing Director
Avinode Group

Rob McKinney

President
Mokulele Airlines

Michele Merkle

Director for Air Traffic Serices Operations Planning & Integration
FAA

Bruno mombrinie

Founder
Metro Hop

Clement Monnet

CEO
Voom, an Airbus company

damineh mycroft

Investing Director of Mobility Transformation Boeing HorizonX Ventures

 

Mike Nichols

SVP, Strategy & Innovation
NBAA

Kevin Noertker

CEO
Ampaire

David Norton

Partner
Shackleford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton

Andrew Patton

Advisory Board Member
ZeroAvia

Ryan Pulliam

Co-founder & CMO
Specular Theory

Jonathan Raviv

VP, Senior Analyst
Citigroup

 

Doug Reinart

Partner
Porsche Consulting

Joseph Rios

Chief Engineer, UTM Project
NASA

Sandra Ro

CEO
Global Blockchain Business Council

Peter sachs

Safety & Risk Architect
Airbus UTM

brian schettler

Managing Director
Boeing HorizonX Ventures

joseph segura-conn

Advisor
Hoversurf

 

Peter Shannon

Managing Director
Radius Capital

Angela Shi

Ventures Associate
Plug & Play Ventures

todd siena

Founder & CEO
Block Aero

Cyrus sigari

Co-founder
jetAVIVA

bonny simi

President
JetBlue Technology Ventures

Steve Smith

Astronaut
The Explorer’s Mindset

 

wyatt smith

Head of Business Development. Elevate
Uber

Paolo Sommariva

CEO
FL3XX

John Stack

MD, Head of US Aerospace & Defence
Canaccord Genuity

richard steeves

Chairman
TrustFlight

Andre Stein

Head of Strategy
EmbraerX

Tobias StRobl

Strategy Designer
Business Models Inc.

 

uma subramanian

CEO
Aero Technologies

kenneth swartz

Regional Director - Americas
Vertical Flight Society

adam Twidell

CEO
PrivateFly

Shawn Vick

CEO, Global Jet Capital
Partner, AE Industrial Partners

rolland vincent

Creator/Director
JETNET iQ

ford von weise

Director & Head, Global Aircraft Finance
Citi Private Bank

 

sacha wetzel

Director
Avfoil

Michael whitaker

Principal
Whitaker AirSpace

Rob Wiesenthal

Founder & CEO
Blade

 

paul willard

Investor
Stealth Ventures

 

Agenda

With a mixture of 15 minute (TED-style) presentations and in-depth panels, Revolution.Aero San Francisco will bring you new insights you can use. 

There will also be lots of opportunities for you to shape the debate with live and electronic Q&A at the end of each session - as well interactive polling and the opportunity to post anonymous comments. You do not just sit and listen, you lead the content.

All attendees will also vote for the winners during the Pitch@Revolution competition (find out more about Pitch here)

If you are interested in speaking please email: hannah@corporatejetinvestor.com

(Please note that the agenda timings and sessions can change so do keep checking back for updates)

 

 

Sunday 22nd September

18.30 Pre-conference cocktail reception

Monday 23rd September

07.30 Refreshments & registration

08.00 Welcome to the Fourth Aviation Revolution

Alasdair Whyte, Revolution.Aero

8.10 How the inability to raise capital could hold the revolution back

Kirsten Bartok, AirFinance

08.30 The bizjet tech arms race
Changing the industry from the inside
Is there enough data for one company

Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Revolution.Aero
Andrew Collins, Sentient Jet
Dan Crowe, Wheels Up
Greg Johnson, One Sky Flight
Per Marthinsson, Avinode Group

9.10 Disrupting private aviation for passengers
Democratising business aviation
How big can the market get?

Kenny Dichter, Wheels Up

09.30 Why air traffic control is the key now
Will airspace become just as congested as roads?
Managing the space in the sky
Are new technologies a help or a hindrance?

Moderator: Starr Ginn, NASA
Jon Damush, Boeing NeXt
Michele Merkle, FAA
Ben Marcus, AirMap
Parimal Kopardekar, NASA
Peter Sachs, Airbus UTM

10.10 How do you forecast a market that does not yet exist?
What industries can you compare VTOL to?
Regulation and other black swans?

Moderator: Edward Gross, Vedder Price
Michael Dyment, NEXA Capital Partners LLC
Brian Foley, AvStrategies
Doug Reinart, Porsche Consulting
Tobias Strobl, Business Models Inc.
Kenneth Swartz, Vertical Flight Society

10.50 Morning coffee hosted by Turbine Asset Holdings Group

11.10 Micromobility to Air Taxis: Investing In The Next Generation of Mobility

Jim Adler, Toyota AI Ventures

11.30 Fireside chat: Regulating innovation

Tim Arel, FAA

12.00 Changing a Paradigm
We can relax the job is getting easier
The intermediate change required is the mindsets of people before we can enhance aviation

Sacha Wetzel, Avfoil

12.20 Can aerial urban mobility fly over all the obstacles facing adoption?
Are the biggest challenges physical (gravity), chemical (batteries), legal or psychological?

Moderator: Cyrus Sigari, jetAVIVA
JoeBen Bevirt, Joby Aviation
Ryan Doss, Karem Aircraft
Joseph Segura-Conn, Hoversurf Inc.
Wyatt Smith, Uber

13.00 Lunch hosted by CharterPad

14.00 Aerial ridesharing at scale
Can Uber hit its 2023 deadline?

Nikhil Goel, Uber

14.20 Why certification is just one hurdle: Operating innovative aircraft
How does flying work today - Part 135 & Part 91 for beginners
How to make sure regulators can keep up with new aircraft and business models
Starting the dialogue early - what worries regulators

Moderator: David Norton, Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton
Carl Dietrich, Carl Dietrich Consulting
Patrick Hansen, Luxaviation
David Hernandez, Vedder Price
Mike Nichols, NBAA
Michael Whitaker, Whitaker AirSpace

15.00 Charter Marketplaces: Digital Disrupters or Business Disrupters?

Armando Antonini , CharterPad

15.20 Afternoon tea hosted by Turbine Asset Holdings Group

15.40 Applying blockchain to aviation
How it fits aviation
Getting regulators onboard
Selling to different stakeholders

Moderator: Ford von Weise, Citi Private Bank
Aiham Bader, Click Aviation Network
Sandra Ro, Global Blockchain Business Council
Todd Siena, Block Aero
Richard Steeves, TrustFlight

16.20 Managing the autonomous air traffic of the future… today
Figuring out coordination of small drones to lay the foundation for future collaborative air traffic management

Joseph Rios, NASA

16.40 Why electric aircraft are the future of flight training
The pilot challenge
Why training fits electricity

George Bye, Bye Aerospace

17.00 Pitch@Revolution.Aero

Judges: Jim Adler, Toyota AI Ventures
Kirsten Bartok, AirFinance
Steve Smith, The Explorer’s Mindset
Adam Twidell, PrivateFly

18.30 Cocktail reception hosted by Avfoil

Tuesday 24th September

08.00 Refreshments

08.30 Welcome remarks
Alasdair Whyte, Revolution.Aero

08.35 Finding early-stage investors
Cash versus connections
Finding Angel investors

Moderator: Katerina Barilov, Sparkplug Capital+
Joe Blair, Obvious Ventures
Francois Chopard, Starburst
Gwen Lighter, GoFly
Peter Shannon, Radius Capital
Angela Shi, Plug & Play Ventures

09.15 Bringing virtual reality to aviation
The changing face of flight training

Ryan Pulliam, Specular Theory

09.30 Keeping leadership in disruptive times
Are airlines and OEMs the right organisations to disrupt aviation?
Can large organisations pivot?
Is aviation biased towards larger organisations?

Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Revolution.Aero
Mark Cousin, A^3 by Airbus
Brian Schettler, Boeing HorizonX Ventures
Andre Stein, Embraer X

10.10 Aviation Title: from handwritten documents to Blockchain
Aircraft title vs property title issues
How do you get stakeholder buy in?

Clay Healey, AIC Title Service

10.30 Lindbergh 2027 – one hundred years of aerospace innovation

Erik Lindbergh, The Lindbergh Foundation

10.50 Morning coffee

11.20 The latest developments in urban air mobility

Cyrus Sigari, jetAVIVA

11.40 Why building aircraft is hard work
How fast can the sector grow?
Lessons from the last 100 years
How the OEM supplier relationship is changing who is driving innovation
New technologies: additive manufacturing

Moderator: John Stack, Canaccord Genuity
Ron Epstein, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Jonathan Raviv, Citigroup
Shawn Vick, Global Jet Capital / AE Industrial Partners
Rolland Vincent, JETNET iQ

12.20 The changing face of urban air mobility

Bonny Simi, JetBlue Technology Ventures

12.40 Building a fixed-wing (business) model
Rethinking regional flight
Can new technologies change the economics of short haul flight

Moderator: Dean Donovan, DiamondStream Partners
Tom Hsieh, FLOAT Shuttle
Rob McKinney, Mokulele Airlines
Bruno Mombrinie, Metro Hop
Uma Subramanian. Aero Technologies

13.20 Lunch hosted by AIC Title Service

14.30 Updating business aviation
Breaking down silos
Is the total addressable market too small for tech companies?
Where are the easy wins

Moderator: Brian Flynn, DiamondStream Partners
Shaan Bhanji, FlyEasy Software
David Fox, Stellar Labs
Paul Malicki, Flapper
Paolo Sommariva, FL3XX

15.10 Financing the Fourth Aviation revolution
The dangers of being too early
Are too many companies targeting the same areas?Mining for gold versus selling shovels  

Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Revolution.Aero
Ashish Aggarwal, Grishin Robotics
Srini Ananth, Intel Capital
Brian Flynn, DiamondStream Partners
Damineh Mycroft, Boeing HorizonX Ventures
Paul Willard, Stealth Ventures

15.50 Afternoon tea

16.20 Urban aerial mobility in 2020
Why it is too early to write-off helicopters
Lessons from existing operators

Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Revolution.Aero
Tim Arel, FAA
Bill Goodwin, Skyryse
Clement Monnet, Voom, an Airbus Company
Rob Wiesenthal, Blade

17.00 How soon will new propulsion systems become widespread?
Hybrid electric vs. fully electric
eVTOL vs. fixed wing

Moderator: Dean Donovan, DiamondStream Partners
Eric Bartsch, VerdeGo Aero
Roei Ganzarski, magniX
Kevin Noertker, Ampaire
Andrew Patton, ZeroAvia

17.40 Closing remarks




 
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As well as receiving unique validation from industry insiders, investors and other market experts, our partners can also provide investment, mentoring and introductions.

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There is no fee to participate in the Pitch@Revolution.aero - in fact all entrants receive one free pass. 

ENTRIES FOR PITCH @ REVOLUTION SAN FRANCISCO 2019 ARE NOW CLOSED. BUT IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR OUR EUROPE 2020 EVENT PLEASE REGISTER YOU INTEREST BY EMAILING: hannah@corporatejetinvestor.com.

 

 

 

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Who attends?

 

A^3 by Airbus
a2b Shuttle
Aerion Supersonic
Aerlex Law Group
Aero Asset
Aero Terra Firma
Aero-Space Reports Inc
AIC Title Service
Air Partner Inc.
Airbus
Airbus Corporate Jets
AirFinance
AirMap
Airtrade Aviation Corporation
AllJets
Anxiety & Depression Association of America
Apertus Aviation
AR Jet Set Club
Armada Aeronautics
Asian Sky Group
Astro Mechanica
Atmosphere Research Group
Autonodyne
Avascent
AVBuyer
Avfoil
Avfuel
Aviaa
Aviation International News
Aviation Portfolio
Avinode Group
Avinor
AVION LAW
Avsurance Corporation
BAE Systems
Beta Technologies
BHO Legal
Blade
Boeing HorizonX
Boutique Air
Business Models Inc.
California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)
Canaccord Genuity
CharterPad
Citi Private Bank
Citigate Dewe Rogerson
Citigroup
City and County of San Francisco’s

Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD)
Clay Lacy Aviation
Click Aviation Network
Collins Aerospace
Convolus
CRCM Ventures
Dassault Aviation
DavAir Group
DG Amazing Experiences
DiamondStream Partners
DZYNE Technologies
Eagle Cap Software
Eaton Corporation PLC
Elroy Air
EmbraerX
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Emery Holdings LLC
Espritia
ESTECO
Executive Aircraft Consulting Group, LLC
Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA)
F/List
Faradair Aerospace
Farnborough International Limited
Federal Aviation Administration
First Republic Bank
FL3XX
Flugauto
FlyEasy
FLYT
Ford
Gannett Fleming
GE Additive
GE Ventures
Global Aerospace
Global Jet Capital, Inc
GoFly
Gogo Business Aviation
Gowling WLG
GrandView Aviation & White Cap Private Equity Management
Hayward Aviation
Honda Aircraft Company
Honeywell
Hoversurf Inc.
Intel Capital
Inttradia Inc.
Jet Aviation

Jet RVSM Services, LLC
Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI)jetAVIVA
JetBlue Technology Ventures
JetClass
JetInsight
JetSmarter
JetSuite
Joby Aviation
John Chisholm Ventures
Karem Aircraft
Kerr Avionics
Lane Powell Aviation Team
Levitate Capital
Lisa Airplanes
LunaJets
Lux Capital
Luxaviation
M4 Engineering, Inc.
Magellan Jets
magniX
McKinsey & Company
MidFirst Bank
Mission Control Communications
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Moss Consultants
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
National Air Transportation Association
National Business Aviation Association (NBAA)
NewCo
Nexa Capital Partners LLC
NFT Inc.
Nikkei Electronics
Nineteen O3 Aviation
Obvious Ventures
One Sky Flight
Orbital Farm
PayNode
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Porsche Consulting
Pratt & Whitney Canada
Premier Aviation Group
PRIMUS Aircraft Management Solutions GmbH
Private Investor
PrivateFly
PyxiJet
Radia, Inc.


Rentl
Robocars
Rolland Berger
Rolls-Royce
Safran Aircraft Engines
Savion Aerospace Corporation
Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton
Shearwater Aero Capital
Shell Aircraft
Signature Flight Support
Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, A Lockheed Martin Company
Sixt Ride
Skyryde
Solairus Aviation
Sonoma Jet Center
Springfield Aircraft Charter & Sales
Starburst Aerospace Accelerator
Stellar Labs
Stonebriar Commercial Finance
Storm Ventures
SureFly
Swiss Aero Services, Ltd
TAC Air
Takeoff360
TechX - Vista Global
Terrafugia
The Flying Car
The Spaceship Company
The Sulfur Group
Toyota AI Ventures
TransportUp
Uber
Vedder Price
Venrock
Vertical Flight Society
Vertis Aviation
Viasat
VIPPING
Vista Global
Voom Flights
Wetterman & Co.
Wheels Up
White Oak
Willis Lease Finance Corporation
WINGX
Workhorse
XTI Aircraft
Zodiac Aerospace (Safran)
Zunum Aero

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