AITP/PMI Chicagoland Chapter Knowledge Sharing

February 23, 2017
5:30 PM CST - 8:00 PM CST
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GoGo Air
111 N Canal St.,
Chicago, IL 60606

Free AITP/PMI Chicagoland Chaper Knowledge Sharing event on Thursday 2/23/2017 on ‘The Evolving Role of the PMO Organization’ at GoGo Air, 111 N. Canal St., Chicago, IL 60633 .5:30pm to 8:00pm. Earn 2 PDUs for participating. 

Building is secured, must register ahead of time by end of day 2/20/17. Limited capacity. Registration will close when capacity reached, so sign up early!

If interested, please register at the PMI Chicagoland Chapter Website, under Events, Under Knowledge Sharing for Thursday, 2/23/2017 with daytime phone, name, and 1 - 3 topic related questions. If you are having issues with the website, send e-mail to Hope to see you there! Renata Norman, Director of Knowledge Sharing.


GoGo Air, 111 N Canal St., Chicago, IL 60606


5:30 - 5:55 Registration and light refreshments

5:55 - 6:00 Introductions

6:00 - 8: 00 Presentation/ facilitated discussion

Information on AITP: 

The Association of IT Professionals (AITP) Chicago Chapter is one of the leading chapters of the largest technology associations in the country.  AITP was founded in 1951 and Chicago remains strong due in part to its focus groups, which bring leading practitioners together from Chicago based companies to share knowledge, on topics such as Mobility, Application Development, IT Leaders, Infrastructure, Project Management, Business Continuity and Security just to name a few. For more information go to

About PMI Chicagoland:

Chartered in 1977 and with a membership base of over 4,000, the Chicagoland Chapter is one of the largest (6th) and most active chapters in the world. Our programs are focused on serving local project management practitioners, organizations and universities by providing the tools and support needed to embrace, value, and promote success in project management. Chapter members enjoy discounts on events, receive Chicagoland chapter publications, certification information and benefit from resources in professional development, mentoring, networking and community outreach. If you would like to become a member of the Chapter, would like to volunteer or know of someone who would like to join the chapter, please visit our website



About our Sponsor, Gogo Air:

Gogo is the leading provider of in-flight connectivity and wireless entertainment solutions for the global aviation industry. We currently provide services on approximately 9,600 aircraft, which represents more than 20% of the world’s total commercial and business jet aircraft. Our scale position supports global operational execution, as well as a research and development program that enables us to pioneer groundbreaking technologies for the global aviation industry. Our full fleet solutions enable our airline partners and business aircraft owners and operators to benefit from connected aircraft by delivering in-flight connectivity-based services to passengers and connecting the aircraft and its crew with ground-based operations.

What we offer:

Global Network Solutions.  We have the broadest array of connectivity solutions in the commercial and business aviation sectors, which gives us the unique ability to offer each airline customer a solution tailored to particular aircraft types and flight routes. Our technology suite is designed to meet the cost, capacity, coverage, reliability and aero-performance requirements of airlines, aircraft owners and operators and their passengers around the world. This broad suite of network solutions enables us to provide Internet connectivity and in-flight entertainment to more aircraft and to offer full fleet solutions to more airlines than our competitors.

 Passenger Services. Our connectivity service allows passengers in the commercial and business aviation markets to connect to the Internet in-flight from their personal Wi-Fi enabled devices to browse the web, send and receive email and instant messages, access corporate VPNs and utilize other connectivity-based applications, including Gogo Text & Talk. We offer a variety of passenger access, billing and pricing options tailored to various devices, routes and session durations, in addition to monthly and annual subscriptions. Additionally, Gogo works with airlines, media partners and application providers to provide passengers access to a broad range of media content and connectivity-enabled applications.

Passenger Entertainment. Through Gogo Vision, our video-on-demand product accessible from passengers’ personal Wi-Fi enabled devices, we offer passengers in the commercial and business aviation markets the opportunity to enjoy a selection of in-flight entertainment options, which currently include on-demand movies and television shows. Our Gogo Vision product permits business aircraft operators in North America to receive automatic content updates via our nationwide content delivery network, Gogo Cloud, or via a removable USB flash memory drive. In 2015, we introduced Gogo TV, which delivers live television content.

Connected Aircraft Services. Our Connected Aircraft Services consist of three distinct services designed to support the operational requirements of commercial airlines and business aircraft owners and operators and enable applications that improve the passenger experience and enhance operational efficiency.

Connectivity Services. Gogo has developed and is providing airline operational services (“Connectivity Services”) that benefit airline partners, aircraft owners and operators and passengers. For example, in CA our network currently supports real-time credit card processing for passenger food and beverage purchases on commercial aircraft and enables flight crews to access real-time weather information, electronic flight bags and voice services in the cockpit. Our commercial airline partners and business aircraft owners and operators are increasingly demanding new applications that collect, analyze and transmit real-time performance and other data and view them as a competitive advantage. Going forward, we anticipate that flight and cabin crews, flight operation and maintenance teams will be able to utilize our Connectivity Services for their own operational purposes and to develop market-leading applications for functions such as network segmentation, encryption, performance management and usage auditing. Further, our BA business offers next generation Future Air Navigation System over Iridium, which allows flight crews and air traffic controllers to exchange safety-sensitive information via a digital data link and enables automated position reporting via the aircraft’s flight management system. As the range and capabilities of such applications further develop and become available, we believe that we will be well-positioned to capitalize on this market demand.

Hosting Services. Gogo provides application hosting capabilities on its airborne server, which enable airlines, business aircraft owners and operators, and select third parties to install software on the aircraft which can operate during flight. Hosting services provide airlines and aircraft owners and operators with a combination of processing, storage and access to key aircraft data, enabling advanced aircraft calculations and optimized flight performance.

Data Services. Gogo enables airlines, aircraft owners and operators and industry suppliers access to key data from aircraft sensors, databases and crew inputs via application program interfaces in real-time. Such airborne access is combined with ground network input to provide comprehensive visibility into operations. These services are available for all aircraft type

Airborne Equipment and Related Services. We offer a complete package of airborne equipment for our ATG-4/ATG and satellite services. For commercial aviation, we also offer installation, certification and maintenance services. Our ATG-4/ATG equipment can be installed overnight on a retrofit basis, so the aircraft does not go out of service, and we believe that we complete satellite installations more quickly than our competitors. We offer equipment repair and replacement services for all of our airline partners and are available to provide maintenance services on the aircraft upon request. Although we have experienced robust growth to date conducting retrofit installations, our long term goal is to have factory installation (“line-fit”) available as an option for our major technology solutions. Our BA business offers a number of hardware solutions, including the Universal Cabin System (“UCS”) 5000, business aviation’s first all-in-one smart router and media server, which is a single system that manages and delivers connectivity, entertainment and information services, while managing multiple networks. UCS 5000 works with Gogo Biz and supports Gogo Text & Talk, which allows passengers to use their own smartphones to send and receive text messages, as well as make and receive phone calls (where permitted) while in flight. BA also offers Gogo OnePhone, a product that provides superior voice quality and noise reduction, is easy to use and is designed to complement business aircraft interiors.

Gogo connects aircraft, providing its aviation partners with the world's most powerful network and platform to help optimize their operations. Gogo's superior technologies, best-in-class service, and global reach help planes fly smarter, our aviation partners perform better, and their passengers travel happier.

Today, Gogo has partnerships with 14 commercial airlines and is installed on more than 2,500 commercial aircraft. Nearly 7,000 business aircraft are also flying with its solutions, including the world's largest fractional ownership fleets. Gogo also is a factory option at every major business aircraft manufacturere.