Posts in leadership
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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Our tailor made menu to make things happen in the digital age

We foster innovation and make things happen in the digital age for airlines, airports, rail, other travel, travel tech start ups. Our extensive expertise covers all commercial areas including customer experience and customer services, state of the art loyalty, product development, distribution and sales, customer driven revenue management and network development.

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Beyond airbnb - hospitality keeps reinventing itself to create experiences

Beyond airbnb - hospitality keeps reinventing themselves to create experiences - Hospitality is changing dramatically, incorporating changing customer behaviour and expectations. Technology enables digital experiences and new business models which would not have been possible before.

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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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made by students: Our CEO Ursula Silling joins Board of Advisors at uniforce Consulting

Ursula about her new role and uniforce: "I believe strongly that it is more important than ever to approach problems differently and use the power of committed and engaged people - above all digital natives - to get ready for the future.

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Stores adopting online practices through AI

#CES 2018: Food store AI sees what you put in basket - making check out even simpler & giving information about the customer to the physical store similar to the online world; loyalty through convenience?

This is turned into reality by Aipoly, the most mentioned startup at #CES2018 on social media

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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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blockchain made simple

Blockchain is the new kid on the block that everyone talks about. It seems to open huge new opportunities in aviation and travel alone. 

Yet when asking what blockchain is all about, many people have difficulties to grasp it.

The shortest explanation: Decentralized network with a memory / therefore unchangeable /secure data transfer

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Opportunities for aviation and travel in the age of the hyper-connected consumer

Facebook's net profit more than doubled to $3.6bn in the fourth quarter. The social network said it was on course to hit two billion users in the first half of 2017. The iPhone celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. 50% of the top ten companies with the highest market value are tech companies.

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match making for mentoring

In the times of Coursera, iTunesU and other online learning sources there is now also Everwise, identifying the best matches for mentoring on a global basis and providing an affordable integrated platform for talent development.

 

Users can establish development goals — or import them from their company’s HR system after a performance review — and track their progress against them. Assessments — including via the renowned Myers-Briggs indicator and Strengthsfindersprogram – are also incorporated into the platform so users can ostensibly gain a deeper understanding of their own strengths and weaknesses.

 

There is an “experience manager,” whose responsibility it is to help participants identify and prioritize their goals. Thousands of mentors from 70 countries and 130 industries are now volunteering to spend 10 hours over six months helping “thousands” of Everwise protégés. I am myself a mentor and have become a big fan of the approach and the platform. Companies pay a fixed monthly fee per employee.

Elizabeth Schillo, Vice President of Sales at Everwise will talk about talent development in a rapidly changing world at the Hamburg Aviation Conference 8 - 9 February 2017.

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