Seminar B – START-up VILLAGE
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Seminar B – Start-Up Village

Aviation Fest - Seminar B

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Latrina Pope
Aviation Fest - Seminar B

How start-ups can navigate big-airline procurement and contracting: a one-to-one discussion between Volantio and Delta's former GM of Supply Chain Management

  • Big-airline procurement and contracting processes can often kill start-ups innovation dreams
  • But does it have to be this way?How can start-ups better navigate these roadblocks to successfully partner with big airlines?
  • Volantio CEO Azim Barodawala sits down for an exclusive chat with Redlined CEO Latrina Pope, Delta's former GM of Supply Chain Management
Latrina Pope, Principal, Red-Lined Media
Slobodan Vuckovic
Aviation Fest - Seminar B

The Age of Global Talents

  • Local vs Global Talents pool
  • Remote teams management challenges
  • Out of the box solutions
Slobodan Vuckovic, Founder, AIRDB
Tom Charman
Aviation Fest - Seminar B

What does an increasing demand for personalization mean for customer service in the aviation industry?

  • Outline of who is expecting the increased personalization (millennials, frequent travelers, business customers)
  • How can we use data and technology to personalise the overall experience?
  • How do airlines/aviation industry remain relevant and connecting with customers post trip
Martin O Regan
Aviation Fest - Seminar B

Connecting Airline Passengers and Destination Experiences

  • Destination Video Guides
  • Convert Destination Content Cost to Revenue
  • Inspire Travel at Every Step of Passenger Journey
Martin O Regan, Chief Executive Officer, InflightFlix International Limited
Francois Chazelle
Aviation Fest - Seminar B

OptiClimb: Reducing aircraft fuel burn thanks to Machine Learning performance models for each tail number

  • Climb can represent up to 30% of total fuel for medium haul flights, offering huge potential for savings
  • With customized speed changes during climb, speeds can be adjusted to individual aircraft performance, winds & temperatures and altitude
  • Airlines can leverage flight data to save 5 to 6% of climb fuel
Francois Chazelle, Partner & CCO, Safety Line
Kartik Yellepeddi
Aviation Fest - Seminar B

It is time to turn airline industry’s dial from AVERAGE customer segment to INDIVIDUAL traveler.

  • Digital native companies, like Google and Amazon, are airline industry's newest competitors.
  • To escape the commoditization trap, and compete effectively, airlines need to master the SCIENCE of understanding their customers and the ART of monetizing this deep understanding.
  • Airlines need new tools, powered by deep learning and blockchain, to PREDICT, ACT and SERVE at an individual customer level.
Kartik Yellepeddi, Co-founder & Head of Product, Deepair Solutions
Richard Vilton
Aviation Fest - Seminar B

How IAG Cargo are using innovative real-time data analytics and visualisation at LHR

  • Vehicle telematics and the value of such data within airfield vehicle & cargo operations
  • IAG’s Hangar51 accelerator programme and Emu’s involvement
  • Emu’s cloud-based FLO.W data processing and visualisation platform in use for IAG at Heathrow
Richard Vilton, CEO, Emu Analytics
Yotam Idan
Aviation Fest - Seminar B

WeSki is the global platform for ski holidays, providing a unique customer experience to book flexible, personalised ski holidays seamlessly.

3 most important questions our presentation will answer:1.Where is theopportunity in the Package holiday market today?2.How does WeTrip provide a completely new customer experience over the traditional ski holiday providers?3.Why WeTrip has a sustainable business model that allows it to grow fast?
Yotam Idan, Co-Founder and CEO, WeTrip
Oliver Mitchell
Aviation Fest - Seminar B

How do millennials budget and save for travel?

  • How to engage customers earlier in the decision-making journey
  • The most important unanswered question in travel budgeting
  • The decision-making power of the Google Doc
Oliver Mitchell, CEO, Moneycado
Boaz Omanuti
Aviation Fest - Seminar B

2020 will be the year your call centers will increase loyalty more than your mileage program

  • larger airlines pay more for customer happiness
  • call center or cost center
  • creating agents that creating loyalty
Markus Fuchs
Aviation Fest - Seminar B

Software-defined Radar: ADS-B Intrusion Detection and Mode-S/SSR Monitoring

  • ADS-B is inherently insecure and the Mode S/SSR links are a vital part of the surveillance infrastructure.
  • We present a comprehensive security and monitoring solution to mitigate threats, check transponder conformance and detect RF spectrum interference.
  • Our system already identified transponder anomalies which are subject to investigation by authorities.
Markus Fuchs, System Architect, Sero Systems
Agnes Debains
Aviation Fest - Seminar B

Reinventing the inflight shopping experience

  • How to capitalize on flight time to sell more dutyfree products without any operational or logistical constraints?
  • How to bypass the limitation and costs of satellite connectivity to propose a fast browsing for passengers?
  • How to propose a relevant product offer to passengers?
Agnes Debains, Co-Founder, Marketing Leader, airfree
Mikhail Klassen
Aviation Fest - Seminar B

Artificial Intelligence: The Path to Competency-Based Training in Aviation

  • The regulatory groundwork has been set for the transition to competency-based training in aviation
  • It necessitates a data-driven approach for the delivery of real-time training insights and competency measures
  • Artificial intelligence and deep machine learning are enablers for competency-based training and critical to ensure continued safety in a rapidly changing and growing industry
Udi Segall
Aviation Fest - Seminar B

intellAct Turnaround Management 3.0

  • Real time idenification ofTurnaround services
  • Delays predictions and alerts to improve operations
  • Suggested actions to mitigate delays
Udi Segall, CEO, Intellact Consultants
Michiel Selier
Aviation Fest - Seminar B

Leading the charge towards zero-emission aviation

  • The third revolution in aviation is electric, and it starts today
  • Ampaire’s compelling and pragmatic approach for electrifying regional aviation
  • The positive impact on airlines, routes and communities
Michiel Selier, Euro Representative, Ampaire
Bala Chandran
Aviation Fest - Seminar B

Improving On-Time Performance through targeted schedule adjustments

  • Improving on-time performance of a schedule is often a manual process
  • Lumo makes targeted suggestions to help identify flights or stations where small changes to the schedule are most likely to yield big improvements in OTP and robustness to disruptions
  • The solution is available in the cloud and doesn't need deep technology integration
Bala Chandran, Co Founder And Chief Executive Officer, Lumo
John Roberts
Aviation Fest - Seminar B

Blockaviation - Unifying the fragmented aircraft records market.

More info:Currently 60% of aircraft records are stored in fragmented systems in the form of millions of scanned documents, and solutions, if they exist, are specific to these single records systems. Blockaviation is tackling this problem by creating a global register for aircraft records.See how Blockaviation integrates with existing infrastructure seamlessly, to guarantee the authenticity of scanned records. Making this record searchable and retrievable across all platforms from a single interface. This allows for solutions to be developed which address records across all platforms, instead of just one.
Aviation Fest - Seminar B

Complimentary Heineken and exhibition viewing in the main hall

last published: 17/Jul/19 16:35 GMT



Seminar B – Start-Up Village

Seminar B – Start-Up Village

Lucy Illidge
Aviation Fest - Seminar B

Kyte - an alternative distribution stream for airlines

  • Kyte’s work to diversify distribution channels for airlines and increase their revenue from flights & ancillary sales
  • Review of Kyte’s technology, API and how we currently work with airlines
  • The benefits of Kyte for airlines (both full service and low cost carriers)
Carlo Zachau
Aviation Fest - Seminar B

Drive ancillary revenues along your travelers journey

  • The Opportunity - Travel booking remains fragmented and causes headaches for both traveler and travel company
  • The Solution - Integrated Smart Travel Platform with curated ecosystem
  • How the Yilu platform can support this solution
Carlo Zachau, Senior Venture Development Manager, Yilu
Antoine Jeannin
Aviation Fest - Seminar B

Boarding Ring brings motion sickness to a definitive end!

Antoine Jeannin, Co-founder & CEO, Boarding Ring
Javier Pita
Aviation Fest - Seminar B

NaviLens, the digital signage that helps the visually-impaired people on airports and that solves the wayfinding for everyone else.

* Visually impaired people have difficulties to be autonomous when they are in unknown spaces. NaviLens uses a new computer vision algorithm that helps the visually impaired to be completely independent.* NaviLens doesn't require the implementation of costly maintenance Bluetooth beacons. Instead uses printed signage can be added to the existing signs with no maintenance.*The signage serves for the sighted people too, serving the information up 18 languages and offering a very innovative augmented reality wayfinding solution.
Javier Pita, Chief Executive Officer, Neosistec - Navilens
Darach O Comhrai
Aviation Fest - Seminar B

Improve Disruption Management

  • The Current Process
  • The Role of Communication Systems
  • Improvements Achievable Today
Darach O Comhrai, Frequency
Hongbo Sun
Aviation Fest - Seminar B

Liberate duty free without boundaries

  • Is the duty free business dying for airlines when at least 3 leading air carriers cease operations of their on-board duty free programme in a single month?
  • What is the best solution to address the outdated model of duty free shopping for airlines, duty free operators, and air travellers?
  • How can we transform the boring catalogue into
Brian Whelan
Aviation Fest - Seminar B

Passengers' Attitudes and Behaviour Towards Accepting Digital Tokens or Coins as Refund or Compensation

  • Airlines in EU currently paying nearly €3 billion in compensation, but do so reluctantly, thus losing money and passenger loyalty in the whole painful process
  • Travacoin has built a blockchain based payment solution which will save airlines up to 30% in cost of refunds and also restore passenger relations
  • Over the summer we conduct a passenger survey with an EU airline and UK airport testing passengers' likely uptake of such a refund and compensation scheme and test their likely dispersal of their windfall across a range of retail options.At the Festival, we will reveal the findings and quantify the gains for airlines and retailers.
Brian Whelan, CEO, TravaCoin
Edmundas Eddy Balchikonis
Aviation Fest - Seminar B

9 Lessons from Building an AI assistant for Flight Search

  • Why - AI, chatbots, voice computing trends and millennial generation traveling habits
  • How - building your own tech vs off-the-shelf software and integrations
  • Results - failed experiments and successful use cases
Bhargavi Balusani
Aviation Fest - Seminar B

Transforming Airport/Airline Staffing with ShiftX Schedule and Rostering Automation Solution

  • Experience: Applying design thinking principles and multi-channel communication to improve employee experience
  • ROI: Reducing time and costs to create optimized shift coverage while improving employee satisfaction.
  • Game Changers: Innovative approach to solving industries Mobility challenges, Schedule Bidding, Vacation Bidding, Shift Trading, Open Time Optimization, Overtime Optimization, and Lost Time Prevention
Bhargavi Balusani, COO, ShiftX
Claudio Marturano
Aviation Fest - Seminar B

Innovation in Training and Support

  • Why support is so necessary.Dissemination of information is not enough.
  • Introduction to Continuous Learning principles.
  • Mental health, Fatigue and Soft skills training for all aviation personnel.
Claudio Marturano, Managing Director, Nubis Aviation Ltd
last published: 17/Jul/19 16:35 GMT