Next-Generation Aerospace Innovation Takes Center Stage at SAE International’s AeroTech 2020

Event Focuses on Shaping the Next Generation of Aircraft Through the Latest Technical Knowledge in Commercial, Military, General Aviation, Rotary Wing and Unmanned Aviation

WARRENDALE, Pa. (February 19, 2020) – SAE International announced a group of industry leading keynote speakers and programs for AeroTech® 2020, scheduled for March 17-19, 2020, in Pasadena, California. Focusing on “Next-gen Now,” the opening keynote presentations will explore today’s next-generation aerospace innovation through advanced technology. The four aerospace thought leaders will update the industry on modern automated, electrified, and connected vehicles and systems; the rapid development of new platforms, systems and materials; and the next steps to bring cutting-edge, forward-thinking vehicles and systems to full deployment.
The 2020 AeroTech keynote speakers are:

  • Roei Ganzarski, CEO at magniX. Ganzarski leads magniX in developing powerful and efficient electric propulsion solutions for commercial aerospace and defense with a vision of connecting communities with low-cost, clean air transportation. Prior to magniX, Ganzarski was CEO of BoldIQ, a global provider of dynamic real-time scheduling optimization software and Chief Customer Officer for Boeing’s Flight Services division.
  • Mark Moore, Director of Elevate Strategy at Uber. Led by Moore, Uber’s Vehicle Engineering team has developed eVTOL common reference models (eCRMs) based on Elevate vehicle requirements. Prior to joining Uber, Moore worked at NASA for more than 32 years, focusing on conceptual design studies of advanced aircraft concepts.
  • Chris Eoyang, Vice President of Business Development & Global Projects at BOOM. Before venturing into aerospace, Eoyang was a partner/managing director and Chief Emerging Markets Strategist at Goldman Sachs, based in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore. In 2016, Eoyang was invited to kickstart BOOM's global sales effort, resulting in an investment and partnership with Japan Airlines as well as deepening relationships with the world's major airlines.
  • Dale Tutt, Vice President Aerospace & Defense at Siemens Digital Industries. Tutt is responsible for defining Siemens Digital Industries Software’s overall aerospace and defense industry strategy, driving specific industry requirements into software products and solutions, and leading the definition of industry specific market solutions for aerospace and defense customers. He has more than 30 years of experience in engineering design, development and program leadership within the aerospace industry.

“Southern California is the epicenter of the aerospace technical community, as the state boasts the highest employment levels for aerospace engineers. AeroTech offers a program that focuses on the challenges impacting these aerospace engineers, both now and in the future, while also targeting tomorrow’s engineering leaders with such content as SAE’s inaugural AeroConnect Challenge event,” said Dave Weil, director of engineering events at SAE International. “We are also bringing a diverse roster of keynote speakers to lead engaging and insightful conversations that can inspire the advancement of the next generation of aerospace innovation.”
Throughout the conference, attendees will be able to connect with industry-leading engineering professionals, executives, regulators and researchers, as well as engage in technical sessions, lively panel discussions and tours of Northrop Grunman’s Space Park and Composite Center of Excellence. Also at AeroTech, SAE will hold the inaugural AeroConnect Challenge™, a hands-on competition that tasks university teams to develop a deployable unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system to aid in supporting wildfire fighting missions in California.
AeroTech will include a diverse set of panel discussions, including Women in Engineering and Emerging Technologies, Aviation Cybersecurity, U.S. Air Force New Energy, and Urban Air Mobility—Flying Cars & Air Taxis, among others. The 48 technical program sessions will highlight blended/hybrid-wing-body designs, electric propulsion technologies, supersonic transport, urban air mobility, environmental and government regulations, Industry 4.0, digital thread, and blockchain.
To learn more about the AeroTech program or to browse the list of exhibitors, please visit To register for the event, please visit:
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