Aviation Week’s Aerospace Incubator 2021 conference will bring together stakeholders from across the value chain to outline the essential role of information technology in moving the aerospace sector forward and delivering digital transformation. The sessions will delve into the underlying need to overhaul the regulatory systems, which govern the framework on which these technologies can be applied. The technical and business challenges from cybersecurity to managing data, and from industry 4.0 to accelerating digital transformation is something that we need to address.
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Dan Wolff, Director of Product Management and Product Marketing for Big Fix, HCLTech Software, will be the panel moderator for a session and will present the HCLTech point of view -- “Cybersecurity in a Modern Aerospace Sector” on Tuesday, November 02, 2021, 9:10 AM - 9:50 AM EST. He will cover the below topics:
With digital transformation making threats more tangible, what steps must the industry take to build a robust defense?
How central is the role of AI in future cyber defense?
What are regulators doing to develop new specifications for civil infrastructure?
What collaborative efforts must be made across the industry to draw up cybersecurity standards?
Dan will be joined on the panel by Alexandra Landegger Heckler, Chief Information Security Officer, Collins Aerospace and other experts from the industry.
Martin M. Whitfield, Director Aerospace & Defense Aftermarket Solutions HCLTech America, Inc., will be the speaker for a session and will present the HCLTech point of view -- “Accelerating the Regulatory Environment” on Wednesday, November 03, 2021, 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM EST. He will cover the below topics:
- Discussion on regulation continues to be the primary challenge facing the AAM environment
- How can regulatory frameworks find balance between supporting innovation and ensuring safety and security?
- How can we safeguard investment into this innovative ecosystem by delivering results?
- This session will tackle the certification and operation challenges facing the industry today and outline what collaborative next steps are required to move us through industry 4.0 at a pace that matches investment.
- Discussion on adoption of UAM vehicles in the United States has demanded a new approach to how regulators embrace advanced modes of transport.
Martin will be joined on the panel by Carole Hedden, Managing Editor, Advanced Air Mobility Report, Aviation Week Network; Carrie Kendrick, Principal Consultant, SeaTec Consulting; Ravi Rajamani, Principal Consultant, drR2 Consulting; Regine Bonneau, CEO & Founder RB Advisory LLC.
This event will look at the need for the industry to develop foundational IT systems and establish integrated processes -- with a connected infrastructure backbone -- on which more intelligent systems can be built and explore the route to achieving this. Now, the focus needs to switch to how enabling technologies, regulatory changes, and financing and private investment will make these ideas work in practice.