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PAM 2023: Microsoft aviation tech chief to deliver conference keynote

Global technology giant Microsoft will deliver the keynote address at this year’s Predictive Aircraft Maintenance Conference in London.

The two-day event, organised by MRO Management, will be attended by more than 120 expert delegates in aircraft engineering.

Presentations and panels will discuss how technology and artificial intelligence is impacting aircraft maintenance, regulations, recycling and sustainability and asset management.


Daniel Williams, chief technology officer aviation at Microsoft UK, will close the event following a presentation from Dr Ip-Shing Fan of Cranfield University.

He is an experienced technologist with extensive knowledge of Microsoft Azure and AWS Cloud Technologies, technical design, strategic planning, industry trends and emerging tech.

Williams said his keynote will set out how data and analytics are helping the sector to operate more safely and efficiently.

“I’m excited to announce that I’ll be presenting the closing keynote at the upcoming Predictive Aircraft Maintenance Conference.

“In my keynote, I’ll be talking about the importance of technology, artificial intelligence in future predictive aircraft maintenance and why it’s such an important topic for Microsoft.

“As you know, the aviation industry is constantly evolving. New aircraft are being designed with more and more sensors, generating a massive amount of data on each flight.

“This data can be used to predict when maintenance is needed, preventing costly and disruptive repairs.

“Technology and AI are essential for making sense of this data. Machine learning algorithms can be used to identify patterns and trends that would be impossible to see with the naked eye.

“This allows airlines and MROs to proactively address potential problems, improving safety and efficiency.”

Lee Hayhurst, editorial director of MRO Management parent Aviation Business News, said: “We are delighted to have such a big name bring this year’s event to a conclusion.

“PAM is an emerging area in which it’s clear there are many questions and not yet enough answers, so delegates come to our conference to learn, share ideas and network.

“Technology can be disruptive and transformative so PAM is a vital forum for decision makers and thought leaders to come together to shape the future of the industry.”

PAM2023 will take place at the Ham Yard Hotel in London on November 27-28. A limited number of delegate places remain and can be purchased for the early bird rate of £816+VAT until September 27.

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