David Bruner serves as Vice President of Global Communications Services for Panasonic Avionics Corporation.

In this role, David is responsible for marketing, business development, network and fleet operations of Global Communications Services, which includes broadband connectivity, television and mobile phone services.


Antonio Abad (Almeria, Spain) received a MSc in Aeronautical Engineering in the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in 1989 and completed the General Management Program (GMP) in the IESE Business School at the Universidad de Navarra in 2002. His professional career started at Telefonica Sistemas as TTC systems expert until 1991. At Hispasat, from 1991 up today, he has developed his career from satellite engineer through different management responsibilities.


Dr. Gerd Eiden is currently Head of Service & Applications Department at LuxSpace Sarl. He oversees the global AIS sales activities, product, service and application development activities.


Scott Sobhani is an experienced telecom executive with over 25 years in executive management positions, most recent as VP for business development and commercial affairs at International Telecom Advisory Group (ITAG). Previous positions include CEO of TalkBox, VP & GM at Lockheed Martin, and VP, GM & senior economist at Hughes Electronics Corporation. Mr. Sobhani was responsible for closing over $2.3 billion in competitive new business orders for satellite spacecraft systems, mobile network equipment and rocket launch vehicles.




Dominique Giannoni was appointed to the position of CEO for Thales InFlyt Experience – formerly Thales In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity – in July 2013. In this capacity, Mr. Giannoni is revolutionizing passenger engagement throughout the travel experience by creating smart opportunities for airlines. He is leveraging Thales’ extensive aerospace, aviation, satellite and cyber-secure data communications experience, to deliver better solutions for passengers and airlines that make a difference everywhere.


Shin-ichi Sobue got a master degree of engineering from Toyohashi university of Technology in Japan in 1989 and got a philosophical doctor of engineering from Kennedy-Western University in USA in 2000. His major is image data analysis of earth observation data. He acts as a team leader of Asia rice crop monitoring team of Group on Earth observation satellites – Global Agriculture monitoring (GEO GLAM) to provide Asian rice crop statisitcal and outlook information using EO satellites to FAO.