Avi Golan | Chief Digital Officer
Air New Zealand

Avi Golan, Chief Digital Officer, Air New Zealand


Aviation Festival - Day 2 @ 17:20

Dragons Den

We have partnered with some of the best airline innovation hubs and accelerators from around the world to solve the everyday problems that the aviation industry faces.Some of the very best organisations that have emerged from our research will give a 3-minute pitch on stage to you the audience and to or carefully selected judging panel of some of the industry’s most informed executives.Join us to see how we as an industry can innovate through collaborating with start-ups to meet the needs of our passengers

Aviation Festival - Day 3 @ 08:15

Building an international innovation network to fuel emerging travel tech

Changes are coming to the travel industry. Around the globe, entrepreneurs are working on disruptive solutions to fix inefficiencies and address pain points within the existing infrastructure. Air New Zealand and JetBlue Technology Ventures – the venture capital arm of JetBlue Airways – are working together to build an internationally recognized technology innovation ecosystem that will seek out, partner and implement these emerging solutions and technologies in the travel sector. This session will explore the potential commercial and customer impact of this ecosystem and partnership as well as opportunities for new aviation and startup partners to get involved.

Aviation Festival - Day 3 @ 09:30

What will be the key digital disruptions in the next 5 years and how will blockchain, AI, Machines Learning, data, Wi-Fi and intelligent retailing help shape the future of the industry?

  • What are the key potential touchpoints for artificial intelligence and how much of a priority will AI applications be for the airline industry by 2019?
  • Will blockchain live up to the hype and be the panacea for data exchange that the airline industry desperately needs?
  • Intelligent retailers – How can airlines start to become smarter with their offers and use digital to differentiate products and services?
  • What will the next generation of in In-flight connectivity and on-board entertainment services and products look like?
  • How can airlines effectively transition into digital companies that fly planes?

Aviation Festival - Day 3 @ 11:25

Case Study: How Air New Zealand are reimagining travel through digital experiences?

  • Using personalisation backed up with artificial intelligence to enhance the experience
  • Embracing the power of chatbots, voice technology and natural language throughout the end to end passenger journey
  • What is the future potential for AI and the challenges ahead for airlines to master digital technology?
last published: 06/Sep/18 05:58 GMT

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Conference 5-7 September • Exhibition & Seminars 6-7 September


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