Amy Burr | President
JetBlue Technology Ventures

Amy Burr, President, JetBlue Technology Ventures

Amy Burr is the President of JetBlue Technology Ventures (JTV), the venture capital arm of JetBlue Airways that invests in and partners with early-stage startups innovating in the travel, hospitality, and transportation industries. 

As President, Amy shapes the strategic venture investment direction of JetBlue and facilitates integration of successful startup programs into the airline’s overall corporate innovation initiatives. She has been with JTV since 2018 as the Managing Director of Operations and Partnerships, where she built an ecosystem of partners and deployment opportunities for the many technologies of JTV's portfolio companies. 

Amy has been a leader in creating, sourcing, and implementing innovative technology,
products and programs in the travel space for the last 21 years. She caught the startup bug from joining Virgin America in 2004 as one of the original founders of the company. Amy worked in various roles over her 14-year tenure at VX in areas of strategy, corporate program leadership, commercial and revenue development, and technology areas including eCommerce, reservations systems, and guest products. She ended her time with the company as the Virgin America leader of the merger integration with Alaska Airlines.

Amy came to Virgin America after working at Continental Airlines in revenue management and corporate development. Amy earned her MBA from Moore School of Business at University of South Carolina and a BS in Applied Health Sciences from American University in Washington DC.

Appearances:



World Aviation Festival Day 1 @ 15:25

Data & Sustainability Panel: How do we achieve ambitious industry sustainability targets and what role can (sharing) our data start-ups play in this?

  • How can airlines and airports advance the use of data-driven insights and AI to reduce carbon footprints and shape future strategies?
  • What is the future of collaboration between airlines, airports, manufacturers, ATC and regulatory authorities in our collective goal of protecting the environment?
  • How do we get to a point of intelligent, continuous and self-optimising automation to help drive efficiencies and the overall sustainability agenda?
  • In what more intelligent ways can we adopt machine learning and AI powered automation to drive sustainability by better managing congestion and fossil fuel utilisation?

World Aviation Festival Day 1 @ 16:10

Innovation Panel: How have the relationships with start-ups changed since the pandemic and are we seeing a positive mindset shift or is the silo’d mentality still the main barrier?

  • Have we seen a more welcoming industry approach to new companies throughout the pandemic?
  • How has the lack of capital impacted the industry’ ability to attract new companies into the aviation and travel space?
  • Who are the latest start-ups emerging to help aviation with emerging trends such as sustainability, mobility, subscriptions models and retailing?
  • What are the challenges of gettting people within airlines and airports to adopt new ideas rather being too insular?
  • How is the industry now balancing the risks and the opportunities of working with new and emerging companies?
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