Digital transformation is an ongoing process that is making an impact on virtually every area of the world economy. Understandably, therefore, there is also much discussion in the aviation industry about the opportunities and changes that digitalization brings with it. In order to provide a forum for a constructive exchange between the digital economy and the aviation industry Lufthansa Consulting is taking on the role of host of Bitkom’s next roundtable for digital aviation on 29 May 2017 at Frankfurt Airport.
As Germany's digital association, Bitkom represents more than 2,400 companies engaged in the digital economy in the information technology, internet industries and telecommunications sectors with the aim of driving and building future-oriented networks. Bitkom frequently organizes digital-themed events that are designed to bring together experts from all industry sectors and enhance digital development. A roundtable for digital aviation also meets on a regular basis to keep abreast of the latest trends and draw attention to specific areas.
The upcoming event will feature the topic disruptive business models in the context of designing the customer journey of the future. When it comes to innovative technologies such as cloud and cognitive computing, big data analytics and the mobile media boom, several business processes have to be redefined. Around 30 experts from different industries will focus on how next-generation developments can contribute to business solutions in aviation. Concepts for the future of mobility such as smart airports and a holistic travel ecosystem to create a seamless door-to-door customer journey will be presented. More specifically, this will include the smooth interconnection of different modes of travel, the digitalization of production processes, the optimized use and protection of customer data and standardization across variously affected industries. These topics will be additionally pursued at the Bitkom Digital Aviation Conference on 29 June 2017 in Berlin, where Lufthansa Consulting will also be represented.
It will certainly be interesting to see the further evolution digital technologies and their impact on the world around us, and there can be no doubt that digital innovation will constitute the basis for a sustainable aviation industry.