All About Those Connections
From set-up to tear-down, watch the ATCA Annual in action. Whether you come for informative sessions on emerging aviation issues or to schedule business meetings and identify new opportunities on the Exhibit Hall floor, it's all at ATCA Annual. View last year's timelapse build-up video for a reminder of the names and faces that attend! Then pack your business cards and firm up your schedule for the week of October 15!
Conference Program Spotlight:
Solve for X: Big Data + X = NextGen Success
Moderator : Natesh Manikoth, FAA

Natesh Manikoth is the FAA's Chief Data Officer (CDO), responsible for managing and exploiting the information assets of the agency. It is his responsibility to focus on opportunities, threats, capabilities, and gaps related to managing the FAA's information assets. Prior to becoming CDO, Manikoth was the FAA's Chief Scientist and Technical Advisor (CSTA) for the (NAS) Software in the NextGen organization, providing expert technical guidance, advice, and leadership in all software related areas of the FAA system acquisition and development process. His expertise in these areas will benefit Tuesday's Big Data panel conversation.
This year's Annual features 99 speakers and more informative sessions than ever before. If you can't make it to all 5 general sessions and 15 breakouts, think of sending more attendees from your company!
Tuesday morning will feature Solve for X: Big Data + X = NextGen Success , on Tuesday morning!

8:30 - 9:45 a.m.
Tuesday, Oct 17

Moderator : Natesh Manikoth , FAA
Speakers :
Mark Denicuolo , FAA
Melynda Eden , Unisys
Josh Gustin , FAA
Scott James , Noblis
Henry Sowell , Hortonworks

Abstract :
Data is at the center of everything in aviation and that includes NextGen implementation. The NAS produces a myriad of data required under current regulations, from airports and users. Unfortunately, none of this information is centrally collected and analyzed. Industry and government agencies are beginning to understand the benefits provided by big data analytics to making operational improvements. The session will feature big data analytics and its ability to improve operational efficiencies, capabilities, and safety. Panelists will also concentrate on application and ownership of big data analytics, as well as its proprietary rights, regulation development, and impact on the NAS. We will hear from FAA officials concerning their long-term policies surrounding big data. The session’s key focus will be on NextGen and NAC priorities and big data’s role in fulfilling them.

10% of the Exhibit Hall is NEW This Year!
Each year ATCA welcomes new exhibitors to the Exhibit Hall floor. This year has a record 10 new companies in the Exhibition! These new companies are game-changers and innovators. They are exhibiting because they are at the forefront of industry advancements – making ATCA Annual the place to be. Stop by their booths and warmly welcome them to the Annual!
New to the Annual:
Met Applications, Inc., Booth 202
CS Soft , Booth 614
Gryphon Sensors , Booth 135
iCatalyst, Inc. , Booth 714
Masterclock, Inc. , Booth 100
Northrop Grumman Park Air , Booth 139
Plantronics, Inc. , Booth 317
RYMSA RF , Booth 513
Skymantics , Booth 116
Solace , Booth 718
Splunk , Booth 722
Terma North America, Inc. , Booth 349
Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology , Booth 700
Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors!
ATCA Annual wouldn't be the first class event that it is today if it weren't for the support of our sponsors. Interested in increasing your company's visibility and supporting the ATCA Annual? Contact Rugger Smith today!
October 15-18, 2017 -  Gaylord National Resort National Harbor, Md.

Quick Links:

Questions? Call us at 703.299.2430 or visit