Innovation, Technology and Digitization in Aviation meet at Aviation Festival 2018

May 1, 2018

Aviation Festival 2018 takes place this year 5-7 September in the Business Design Center, London, and the event will encompass more streams and discussion topics than ever before, as it spans airline retail, merchandising, innovation, loyalty, and more.

As a sponsor of this year’s event, Datalex will be heavily involved in the agenda, hosting an airline workshop, ‘A Pathway to Digital Retail’ on day one of the conference, followed by the Institute for Aviation Research (IAR) China Summit, where Datalex will speak on reshaping airline distribution channels through digital technologies, and will also speak on travel distribution in China.

Aviation Festival is now firmly acknowledged as one of the leading gatherings for the aviation industry in Europe. Each year it attracts a huge audience across the entire aviation value chain, who will have the opportunity to hear over 300 speakers across 10 content streams.

This year’s event particularly focuses on innovative technologies, with a number of seminars on digital aviation, AI and related technologies.

To find out more about Aviation Festival 2018 and to register, click here.

Contact us to meet Datalex at Aviation Festival, or you can catch us at the following sessions:


Datalex Workshop ‘A Pathway to Digital Retail’ – 05 September 2018:

1030-1115hrs: Panel discussion ‘Designing your organization for successful digital transformations’.
Host: Blair Koch, CTO & President Americas, Datalex

Panelists:
Dave O’Donovan, Digital of Digital & Mobile, Aer Lingus
Rob Ranieri, VP Travel & Transport Industry, IBM

1115-1200hrs: Panel discussion ‘The Platform Business – Designing for exchange and co-creation of value’
Host: Daniel Friedli, Managing Director & Partner, Travel in Motion

Panelists:
Paul Tilstone, Managing Partner, Festive Road
Christophe Tcheng, VP Products & Platforms, American Express Global Business Travel
Simon Nowroz, CMO, Carlson Wagonlit Travel
Jasmin Eberharter, Senior Manager Distribution Strategy, Lufthansa Group


IAR China Summit – 05 September 2018:

1545-1600hrs: ‘Reshaping airline distribution channels through digital technology’
Presented by Aidan Brogan, CEO, Datalex

1600-1640hrs: Panel discussion ‘Travel Distribution in China’
Host: Frankie, O’Connell, Director of Training, IAR

Panelists:
Aidan Brogan, CEO, Datalex
Wang Zheng, CEO, HNA HiApp
Jerry Hu, VP, Alibaba Group