One of the key elements that makes FTE events unique is our carefully-curated content. The Digital & Innovation conference track at FTE Global 2023 included the FTE AI Symposium, which explored the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in aviation 5, 10, and 20 years from now. The fascinating session examined how transformative AI technology will affect the passenger experience, as well as airport and airline operations, while creating ripple effects in other areas such as the physical footprint of airports, personal devices and computing interfaces, and interactions with new kinds of aircraft and ground-based transport.
View the full video to hear inspirational insights from five top speakers. Moderated by Javed Malik, Chair of the Advisory Board, Ink Innovation, the symposium included an FTE exclusive scene-setting presentation from Devin Liddell, Principal Futurist, Teague, focusing on “How will the convergence of AI and aviation impact a curb-to-curb passenger journey in 5,10 and 20 year time horizons and how we should prepare for their challenges and opportunities today?” The session then moved on to a fast-paced panel discussion, also featuring Kevin Kleist, Senior Emerging Trends Advisor, Southwest Airlines, and Head of Innovation, Digitalisation & Startup Engagement, Future Travel Experience; Matt Breed, CIO, Port of Seattle; and Nathan VanRheenen, Executive Director, Intelligent Solutions (AI/ML & Analytics), Boeing.
AI, Robotics & IoT – the 2024 themes of the FTE Digital, Innovation & Startup Hub
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of three key themes identified for the FTE Digital, Innovation & Startup Hub in 2024, alongside Robotics and the Internet of Things (IoT).
Launched in 2018, the FTE Digital, Innovation & Startup Hub is a truly unique community designed specifically for the individuals and organisations who are at the forefront of digital transformation and innovation in the aviation industry. Corporate Partners – including many of the industry’s most forward-thinking airlines, airports and vendors – connect on a regular basis throughout the year and the FTE Hub is where meaningful relationships are forged, and learnings, ideas and case studies are continually shared.
It is a one-of-a-kind community where members can openly share their expertise and experiences, discover new partners and inspiration from outside of the sector, explore opportunities to collaborate, and deliver positive change. Corporate Partners also have access to hundreds of approved startup members, each of which has products and services specifically designed to help advance the air transport industry.
Following a major announcement at FTE Global 2023 on how we are reimagining the FTE Hub, we are now working to significantly scale membership in 2024 with the introduction of pioneering industry Captains, a digital-centric, community-focused approach, and a new pricing model to make it accessible to all.
Mark your diary for FTE Global 2024 – Los Angeles, 28-30 October
FTE Global will return to the Long Beach Convention Center, California, on 28-30 October 2024, once again co-located with APEX/IFSA Global EXPO. Mark your diary today! Find out more information about the event here.