Now that the FAA is completing the foundational aspects of NextGen, the agency is working with the aviation industry to deploy more immediate benefits and capabilities produced by Air Traffic Management modernization for commercial and charter airlines and the flying public.
Avionics for NextGen 2015 will bring together key industry stakeholders, including airlines, pilots, air traffic controllers and avionics manufacturers, to discuss their experiences, challenges and solutions with the implementation of these new technologies.
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Todd Donovan
President & CEO
Thales ATM, Inc.

Todd Donovan has 15 years experience in a variety of technical and leadership roles in the defense and aviation industry, including 10 years focused on air traffic management concepts and systems.

Donovan currently serves as President & CEO of Thales ATM, Inc., supporting the global and U.S. business development and growth strategy. In this role, he is responsible for forging and capturing new business opportunities, shaping and executing strategy and fortifying relationships with civil business partners. Donovan assumes responsibility for management of Thales’ ATM Shawnee, KS and Arlington, VA facilities and fiduciary accountability inherent to the business.

Prior to his role at Thales, Donovan was Vice President of Strategy and Development for Saab Sensis Corporation where he managed the company’s growth strategy, investment in research and development and involvement in standards groups such as RTCA and EUROCAE. Donovan also oversaw many ATC-related projects funded by NASA and the FAA, focused on emerging technologies.

Donovan has been involved in a variety of industry development activities including frequent publication of articles in leading publications such as ICAO Journal and The Journal of ATC; presentation and speaking opportunities at conferences and workshops hosted by IEEE, ATCA, NASA and Eurocontrol; and participation in working groups and industry forums.

Donovan received a Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College in 1992, a Bachelors of Engineering from Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College in 1992 and a Masters of Business Administration from Emory University in 2001.

Speaker: Global NextGen: Ensuring Worldwide Harmonization