Posts tagged innovation
Livestream "thinkfuture2019"

Welcome to the other kind of event - the reference for innovation in aviation & travel. Join board members, CEOs, thought leaders and innovators to think future - and make it happen.

In the old world, we got used to restrictions which technology and other constraints put on us. In the meantime it seems that everything is possible with technology - “no limits” anymore. But progress is still slow, and other obstacles seem to be in the way. And which developments do really make sense? What should we focus on.

Hear what you need to know to inform your decisions and to succeed in the current dynamic environment. Get inspired to take a different angle on areas you have been working on for many years. “think future” with us in - latest tech and trends, use cases from airports, airlines, rail, hospitality, maritime and other travel and tech stakeholders and thought leaders. Latest start up developments that could be of interest to inform your business agenda. We are the reference for innovation in aviation and travel.

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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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events to inform your transformation agenda & to get ready for the future

We participate in and / or organise webinars, strategic hackathons, tech, digital and retail events and do a lot of trend scouting to ensure we can be up to speed and support you to do things differently and to create your future.

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yesterday's wow quickly becomes today's ordinary

Jean-Louis Gassée did a nice extract from the 21 annual letters to shareholders by Jeff Bezos, CEO at Amazon. Bezos tackles questions such as why customer focus remains important, the fact that Amazon Prime subscriptions have topped 100M,.

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The five key technologies you need to know for travel retail to thrive

Ursula Silling, CEO & Founder of XXL Solutions - do things differently, talks about the 5 key technologies you need to know. She puts the technologies into perspective as an enabler for business targets.

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Need new thinking to do the right things for 2018?

You are realising you need new thinking just one week back in the office after start of the new year? Join us in Hamburg and inform your strategy with best in class innovators and thought leaders from airlines, airports, rail, other travel, technlogy and other industries. The annual event is organised by XXL Solutions. 

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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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Travel can become magic again

In San Francisco a range of companies have begun trialling small robots that can deliver food and other goods.

This could open new possibilities for airlines and airports: Skip the catering on board - poor quality, high cost, low margins, problems with flight attendants - and benefit from the high quality food stores at the airport, delivery at gate by a robot. The customer has choice and pays for what she really wants.

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Quo vadis Airline Revenues?

Airlines rely heavily on ancillary revenues - but quite often the strategy is unclear. Traditional carriers act more in panic after years of discussion, thus reducing their customer proposition as examples of hand luggage only fares by British Airways, Lufthansa and more and more other legacy carriers and the recent switch to buy on board catering in cooperation with Marks & Spencer by British Airways shows. 

Ancillary revenues are not ancillary any more, but technology and lack of innovation and focus in airlines create a lot of limitations. In the meantime, airports and other third parties try to get a piece of the cake  - and customer insight. 

Fundamental change is needed. 

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Welcome to the future - now

Travel in the future should just be easy and convenient for all the parts yet fun and inspiring in terms of experience. Bringing magic back to travel - the technology is already there. 

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What organisations can learn from Titti the dog

Titti, the dog and her owner in Malta that got famous for their synchronised diving, got viral after a video was published in social. A couple of months later they have more than 3,000 followers on facebook, appear in Italian television and are invited to Los Angeles to a show. This was never planned yet they were open to just accept it. Businesses tend to think they can plan ahead and therefore quite often do not see nor grab opportunities coming along. They might even kill them immediately because of internal discussions and processes. Titti the dog can be an example how to do things differently - and succeed. 

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