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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 rebecca@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

Kirsten Bartok

Managing Partner
AirFinance

Mark cousin

CEO
A^3 by Airbus


Brian Foley

Founder
Brian Foley Associates

David Hernandez

Shareholder
Vedder Price

Per Marthinsson

Co-Founder & Managing Director
Avinode Group

Kevin Noertker

CEO
Ampaire

Sandra Ro

CEO
Global Blockchain Business Council

todd siena

Founder & CEO
Block Aero Technologies

kenneth swartz

Regional Director - Americas
Vertical Flight Society

paul willard

Investor
Storm Ventures

srini ananth

Director
Intel Capital

Eric Bartsch

Co-founder & COO
VerdeGo Aero

Jon Damush

Director of New Business Ventures
Boeing NeXt

Roei Ganzarski

CEO
magniX

Tom Hsieh

Co-founder
FLOAT Shuttle

Rob McKinney

President
Mokulele Airlines



David Norton

Partner
Shackleford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton

Dean Roberts

Market Analysis Executive
Rolls-Royce

Cyrus sigari

Co-founder
jetAVIVA

Shawn Vick

CEO, Global Jet Capital
Partner, AE Industrial Partners



Armando Antonini

President
CharterPad

Joe Blair

Vice President
Obvious Ventures

Jan Detert

Head of Urban Air Mobility
Audi

starr Ginn

UAM Grand Challenge Lead
NASA

Greg Johnson

CTO
OneSky Flight

Michele Merkle

Director for Air Traffic Serices Operations Planning & Integration
FAA

Ryan Pulliam

Co-founder & CMO
Specular Theory

brian schettler

Managing Director
Boeing HorizonX Ventures

bonny simi

President
JetBlue Technology Ventures

ford von weise

Global Head of Aircraft Finance
Citi Private Bank

tim arel

Deputy COO, Air Traffic Organisation,
FAA

sam bousfield

CEO
Samson Sky

Dean Donovan

Managing Director
DiamondStream Partners

Edward Gross

Shareholder
Vedder Price

Gwen Lighter

CEO
GoFly

Jessie Mooberry

Head of Deployment
Airbus UTM


Jonathan Raviv

VP, Senior Analyst
Citigroup

Joseph Segura-Conn

Advisor
Hoversurf

John Stack

MD, Head of US Aerospace & Defence
Canaccord Genuity

sacha wetzel

Director
Avfoil

Jörg Astalosch

CEO
Italdesign

George Bye

Founder & CEO
Bye Aerospace

Ronald Epstein

Managing Director
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

PAtrick hansen

CEO
Luxaviation

Erik Lindbergh

Chairman
Lindbergh Foundation

damineh mycroft

Investing Principal
Boeing HorizonX Ventures

Doug Reinart

Partner
Porsche Consulting

Peter Shannon

Managing Director
Radius Capital

Andre Stein

Head of Strategy
EmbraerX

Michael whitaker

Principal
Whitaker AirSpace

Katerina Barilov

Founder, Principal
Sparkplug Capital+

Andrew Collins

President
Sentient Jet

Bryan Flynn

Director
DiamondStream Partners

Clay Healey

Owner
AIC Title Service

Ben marcus

Chairman
AirMap

Mike Nichols

SVP, Strategy & Innovation
NBAA


Joseph Rios

Chief Engineer, UTM Project
NASA

Angela Shi

Ventures Associate
Plug & Play Tech Center


Tobias Stobl

Strategy Designer
Business Models Inc.

Rob Wiesenthal

Founder & CEO
Blade

 

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

 

 

Day one - Monday 23rd September

07.15 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
Greg Johnson, One Sky Flight
Per Marthinsson, Avinode Group

09.10 Why air traffic control is key
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
Ben Marcus, AirMap
Michele Merkle, FAA
Jessie Mooberry, Airbus UTM

09.50 Blockchain in aviation

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

10.30 Autonomous mobility: Land, Air & Sea

Jim Adler, Toyota AI Ventures

10.50 Morning coffee

11.20 Fireside chat: Regulating innovation

Tim Arel, FAA

11.50 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
Joseph Segura-Conn, Hoversurf Inc.
Senior representative, Joby Aviation

12.30 Lunch

13.30 The changing face of urban air mobility

Bonny Simi, JetBlue Technology Ventures

13.50 Building an infrastructure

Nikhil Goel, Uber

14.10 CharterPad

Armando Antonini , CharterPad

14.30 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
Patrick Hansen, Luxaviation
David Hernandez, Vedder Price
Michael Whitaker, Whitaker AirSpace

15.10 Afternoon tea

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

Moderator: Edward Gross, Vedder Price
Jim Adler, Toyota AI Ventures
Brian Foley, Brian Foley Asscoiates
Doug Reinart, Porsche Consulting
Dean Roberts, Rolls-Royce
Tobias Strobl, Business Models Inc.
Kenneth Swartz, Vertical Flight Society

16.20 Eye in the sky: NASA’s solution to the future of airborne 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

Day two - Tuesday 24th September

08.30 Welcome remarks
Alasdair Whyte, Revolution.Aero

08.35 Finding early-stage investors

Moderator: Katerina Barilov, Sparkplug Capital+
Gwen Lighter, GoFly
Peter Shannon, Levitate Capital
Angela Shi, Plug & Play Tech Center

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 A century of flying

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 Merill Lynch
Jonathan Raviv, Citigroup
Shawn Vick, Global Jet Capital / AE Industrial Partners

12.20 Connecting aviation

Sacha Wetzel, Avfoil

12.40 Building a fixed-wing (business) model
What will carriers consider?
What are the challenges?

Moderator: Dean Donovan, DiamondStream Partners
Tom Hsieh, FLOAT Shuttle
Rob McKinney, Mokulele Airlines

13.20 Lunch

14.30 Automkers versus planemakers?
Who is better positioned to sell flying cars?
Collaborations versus going solo

Moderator: Brian Flynn, DiamondStream Partners
Jörg Astalosch Italdesign
Sam Bousfield, Samson Sky
Jan Detert, Audi

15.10 Financing the Fourth Aviation revolution
The dangers of being too early

Srini Ananth, Intel Capital
Brian Flynn, DiamondStream Partners
Damineh Mycroft, Boeing HorizonX Ventures
Paul Willard, Storm Ventures

15.50 Afternoon tea

16.20 Urban aerial mobility in 2020

Tim Arel, FAA
Rob Wiesenthal, Blade
Senior representative, Voom Flights

17.00 How soon will electric aircraft 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

17.40 Closing remarks




 
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PITCH@REVOLUTION.AERO

 

Is your startup looking to revolutionise aviation? Have you found a solution to a problem facing aviation companies or customers?

Pitch@Revolution.aero is an opportunity to get your startup in front of potential investors, partners and customers. 

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

A shortlisted selection of five or six companies will be invited to pitch live from the stage. They will then receive comments from the judges and be voted for by the audience.

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

If you would like to nominate your company to Pitch at San Francisco 2019 please email 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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If you are involved in covering aviation, technology, travel or urban mobility we would love to talk. Revolution.Aero is an opportunity to hear from and meet with people shaping the future of aviation. 

If you would like a media pass please contact: 

Rebecca Hawkins
Head of Marketing
rebecca@corporatejetinvestor.com
DD: +44 1737 844 383

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