GCA 2017 Keynote Speeches


Max Coppin, Partnership Development Manager, Google

CoppinMax began his career as a software engineering graduate, specializing in mobility.  Always being engaged on mobility, travel has never been far away and this has increasingly become a focus area. Max is now working with a number of travel partners enabling Google integration throughout the full passenger journey.






Spencer Wang, Vice President, Finance, Netflix


Mr. Wang is Vice President, Finance & Investor Relations at Netflix, Inc., where he has two roles. As part of the Finance team, Spencer leads Netflix’s relationship with equity and debt investors and assists in capital structure optimization and capital raising. In his business development function, Mr. Wang spearheads Netflix’s inflight and other out-of-home initiatives such as the recent partnerships with Virgin America and Aeromexico, which allows members to stream the entire Netflix service at 35,000 feet in the sky for no added cost.

Previously, Mr. Wang worked on Wall Street for 16 years, where he was an award winning equity research analyst specializing in the Internet & Media sectors. During his career he worked at numerous bulge bracket investment banks including Citigroup, JPMorgan, Bear Stearns, and, most recently, Credit Suisse, where he was Managing Director and Head of US Media & Internet Equity Research.



David Hansell, Global Aviation Lead, Facebook


David Hansell is the Global Aviation Policy Lead for Facebook and their High Altitude, Long Endurance UAS project; Aquila. In this role, David is working to harmonize the global regulatory environment for High-Altitude, Long Endurance UAS while partnering with civil aviation authorities and air navigation service providers worldwide to address the aviation needs of both Facebook and other operators in the high altitude space. David is a member of the FAA’s Drone Advisory Committee Subcommittee and the FAA UAS Safety Team.

Prior to joining Facebook, David served as Director for Transportation Security Policy on the National Security Council, where he advanced policies across a broad spectrum of aviation issues for the White House. He worked as the lead aviation subject matter expert for the National Security Advisor and Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism. Dave previously served as an Intelligence Officer and National Security Liaison for both the FAA and TSA, an Air Traffic Controller, and was an aircrew member and linguist for Air Force Special Operations Command.

David earned a Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a Master of Arts in International Relations from the University of Oklahoma.