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What Needs to Change to Get Aviation Fit for the Twenty-First Century

The digital revolution empowers the consumer and determines ever increasing expectations. At the same time, latest tech developments such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), blockchain, voice and more create opportunities never seen before. It also means that in contrast to some years ago, technology now enables everything - at a much lower cost than the industry got used to. We just have to be smart to use those opportunities. However, the aviation industry to a large extent has remained stuck in legacy processes and their decades old technology. It also suffers from low profit margins. With a few exceptions aviation management overall struggles how to adapt to the real time and agile environment.

Digital transformation activities have started both in operational as well as commercial areas, but fundamental underlying platforms and culture change in most cases have not yet been addressed. Yet the risk of doing nothing or being too slow is probably the biggest one the industry faces. It just gives direct competitors and new players in the field the advantage to take over.

Time to do things differently and implement more radical change. Learn about the 4Bs model, a transformation framework developed by Ursula Silling with agile mindset that management can use to turn the current challenges into success

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Internet trends - by Mary Meeker: key digital trends you need to know

Mary Meeker’s latest report 2019 covers all the key topics of trends for the digital age you need to know - from remote working and other developments determining the future of work to how personalisation accelerates online commerce, growings tends of voice, image sharing, the rise of mobile - overtaking television in terms of daily time spent, internet users - top countries and usage and more. A must watch every year!

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The world wide web turns 30

The world wide web turns 30 - and Facebook encounters the biggest outage ever at the same time

In March 1989 Sir Tim Berners-Lee,  computer scientist at the Cern particle physics lab near Geneva submitted a proposal to his boss who scrawled "vague but exciting" on the document.

This idea led to the birth of the world wide web. 30 years later the Cambridge Analytics scandal and other fake news shed some concerns on this great idea which changed the world. 

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Innovation and visionary leadership - key to success

Michael Kerkloh has served as President and CEO at Munich Airport International for 17 years. He has been a board member of #ACI Airport Council International for a couple of years, representing more than 500 airports in 45 European countries. And he served for six years as president of #ADV, the German Airports Association. According to TravelDailyNews Media Network he will retire by end of 2019, and the supervisory board has just agreed to start search for his successor. 

We were honoured that Michael Kerkloh - in spite of his busy schedule, on the way back from a business trip to Moscow and Muscat - had joined us at our event in Hamburg in February this year. His insight, innovative ideas and vision did convey the picture of the ideal leader in this dynamic world. 

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BigBlank - the new AirFrance/KLM start up studio to build the future of travel

Air France/KLM have just announced the launch of a new subsidiary, BigBlank “startup studio”  to fister innovation for travel  They aim to launch their first startup in spring 2019.

Incubators or innovation labs have become popolar with various airlines, but success still remains to be proven. 

 

 

 

 

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Blockchain to turn the disruption process into an opportunity

TrustaBit is a start up that plans to address some of the issues facing travellers when their flight is cancelled or changed. They aim to mobilise the traveller, using blockchain technology to enable airlines to automatically issue vouchers to passengers when their flights are delayed, overbooked or canceled. The vouchers could then be used to book transportation, hotel stays, etc. in a safe and secure way, instantly. Customers are notified about disruptions prior to arriving at the airport via their preferred channel.

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Flying supermarket becoming a reality?

Would life not be easier if you returned home after a long trip and your fridge was filled? In a cooperation with REWE Lufthansa tries to come closer to this vision. Customers from Germany can order what they need during their flight and choose when they want this to be delivered to their home.

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