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The conferences at FTE Global are the most forward-looking in our portfolio and truly unique. They deliver a memorable learning experience by providing progressive insights from industry leaders, technology giants, disruptors, parallel industries, academia and startups. We run plenary sessions to provide outside-the-box thinking and inspiration on the future, and also drill down into dedicated tracks for specific areas of interest. In addition, to facilitate the best level of knowledge-sharing and interactivity, our conference sessions utilise diverse formats ranging from Jump Seat debates through to Co-creation roundtables.

In 2019 we will once again run four conference tracks focusing on ‘On the Ground’, ‘Terminal Design & Delivery’, ‘Customer Experience’ and ‘Digital & Innovation’, all in keeping with our ‘Transformation’ theme.

FTE Global Conferences

On the Ground Conference

On The Ground

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Digital & Innovation Conference

Digital Innovation

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Customer Experience

Customer Experience

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Terminal Design & Delivery Summit

Terminal Design & Delivery

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Latest confirmed speakers:

Malcolm E. Christie - <p>Director, Asset Management & Construction</p>

Malcolm E. Christie

Director, Asset Management & Construction

Nieuport Aviation

Lynette DuJohn - <p>VP, Information Technology and Chief Digital Officer</p>

Lynette DuJohn

VP, Information Technology and Chief Digital Officer


Nilan Solanki - <p>Deputy VP of Business Development</p>

Nilan Solanki

Deputy VP of Business Development

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

Víctor Lidoy - <p>Digital Development Manager</p>

Víctor Lidoy

Digital Development Manager

LATAM Airlines Group

Michael Boland - <p>Executive Vice President of Business Development</p>

Michael Boland

Executive Vice President of Business Development

MAG (Airports Group)

Eric Feinberg - <p>Chief Marketing Officer</p>

Eric Feinberg

Chief Marketing Officer


Helen Henriques - <p>(former COO, Sky Regional Airlines) and current VP Operations</p>

Helen Henriques

(former COO, Sky Regional Airlines) and current VP Operations


Kathleen Barrett - <p>VP Procurement, Properties & Facilities</p>

Kathleen Barrett

VP Procurement, Properties & Facilities

Sun Country Airlines

Peter Carter - <p>EVP & CLO</p>

Peter Carter


Delta Air Lines

Gheorghe Spiride - <p>Senior Technical Advisor</p>

Gheorghe Spiride

Senior Technical Advisor


Russell Roberts - <p>Chief Information Officer and Assistant Administrator for the Office of Information Technology</p>

Russell Roberts

Chief Information Officer and Assistant Administrator for the Office of Information Technology

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Jason Hausner - <p>Director - Passenger Facilitation Corporate Security</p>

Jason Hausner

Director - Passenger Facilitation Corporate Security

Delta Air Lines

Alexis Long - <p>Chief Innovation Officer </p>

Alexis Long

Chief Innovation Officer

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Jason Van Sice - <p>Director, Aviation Practice</p>

Jason Van Sice

Director, Aviation Practice


Kris Ranganath - <p>VP, Technology and Solutions Development</p>

Kris Ranganath

VP, Technology and Solutions Development


Bill Wyatt - <p>Executive Director</p>

Bill Wyatt

Executive Director

Salt Lake City International Airport

Gabrielle Maguire - <p>Operating Principal</p>

Gabrielle Maguire

Operating Principal

JetBlue Technology Ventures

Campbell Hyers - <p>CEO</p>

Campbell Hyers


Airport Engine (Airport focused spin off from Intersection)

Aurelius Noell - <p>CCO</p>

Aurelius Noell


LEVEL Airlines

Judith MacDonald - <p>Manager, Air Carrier Program Development</p>

Judith MacDonald

Manager, Air Carrier Program Development

Greater Toronto Airports Authority

Mark Pearson - <p>Vice President, Corporate Real Estate</p>

Mark Pearson

Vice President, Corporate Real Estate

Delta Air Lines

Ryan Carroll - <p>Senior Analyst - JFK Development</p>

Ryan Carroll

Senior Analyst - JFK Development

JetBlue Airways

Sherry Stein - <p>Head of Technology Strategy</p>

Sherry Stein

Head of Technology Strategy


Becca Doten - <p>Managing Director of Media Relations</p>

Becca Doten

Managing Director of Media Relations

Los Angeles World Airports

Michael Oulsnam - <p>Manager of Digital Ventures</p>

Michael Oulsnam

Manager of Digital Ventures

Air New Zealand

Michelle Schwartz - <p>Chief of External Affairs</p>

Michelle Schwartz

Chief of External Affairs

Los Angeles World Airports

Ismael Ordoñez - <p>Portfolio Management Director</p>

Ismael Ordoñez

Portfolio Management Director


Celine Canu - <p>Head Aviation Facilitation</p>

Celine Canu

Head Aviation Facilitation

International Air Transport Association (IATA)

Barbara Yamamoto - <p>Chief Experience Officer</p>

Barbara Yamamoto

Chief Experience Officer

Los Angeles World Airports

Yvonne Bilshausen - <p>National Aviation Architecture Principal, Vice President</p>

Yvonne Bilshausen

National Aviation Architecture Principal, Vice President


Charu Jain - <p>Vice President & Chief Information Officer</p>

Charu Jain

Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Alaska Airlines

Grant Gray - <p>Senior Aviation IT Consultant</p>

Grant Gray

Senior Aviation IT Consultant

Faith Group

Juan Horacio Djedjeian - <p>Director of Operations</p>

Juan Horacio Djedjeian

Director of Operations

Brasilia Airport

David Wilson - <p>Chief Operations Officer</p>

David Wilson

Chief Operations Officer

Oman Airports Management Company

Charles Duncan - <p>Executive Vice-President and Chief Strategy Officer</p>

Charles Duncan

Executive Vice-President and Chief Strategy Officer


Nirali Shah - <p>Director of Innovation, Partnerships</p>

Nirali Shah

Director of Innovation, Partnerships

Vantage Airport Group

Rohit Talwar - <p>CEO</p>

Rohit Talwar


Fast Future

Clyde Hutchinson - <p>Head of Innovation</p>

Clyde Hutchinson

Head of Innovation

Viva Air Labs

Ravinder Singh - <p>Chief Information & Innovation Officer, Tata Singapore Airlines </p>

Ravinder Singh

Chief Information & Innovation Officer, Tata Singapore Airlines


Mike McCarron - <p>VP of Customer Success</p>

Mike McCarron

VP of Customer Success


Austin Gould - <p>Assistant Administrator, RCA</p>

Austin Gould

Assistant Administrator, RCA

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Jason Lim - <p>Identity Management Capability Manager</p>

Jason Lim

Identity Management Capability Manager

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Simon Wilcox - <p>Automation and Innovation Transformation</p>

Simon Wilcox

Automation and Innovation Transformation


Justin Erbacci - <p>Chief Operating Officer</p>

Justin Erbacci

Chief Operating Officer

Los Angeles World Airports

Dave Wilson - <p>Director, Airport Innovation</p>

Dave Wilson

Director, Airport Innovation

Port of Seattle

Dave McCormick - <p>Director, E-commerce & GM of Day of Travel Experiences</p>

Dave McCormick

Director, E-commerce & GM of Day of Travel Experiences

Alaska Airlines

Vincent Thamm - <p>Digital Transformation Coach</p>

Vincent Thamm

Digital Transformation Coach

Schiphol Amsterdam Airport

Kian Gould - <p>CEO & Founder</p>

Kian Gould

CEO & Founder


Ryan Kelly - <p>Head of Marketing and Communications</p>

Ryan Kelly

Head of Marketing and Communications

Virgin Hyperloop One

Mike Hardin - <p>Director of Policy, Entry/Exit Transformation</p>

Mike Hardin

Director of Policy, Entry/Exit Transformation

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency

Raoul Cooper - <p>Senior Design Manager - </p>

Raoul Cooper

Senior Design Manager -

Innovation at British Airways & Director at Biometrics Institute

Florian Eggenschwiler - <p>Head of Innovation</p>

Florian Eggenschwiler

Head of Innovation


Satyaki Raghunath - <p>Chief Strategy & Development Officer</p>

Satyaki Raghunath

Chief Strategy & Development Officer

Bengaluru International Airport

Steven Greenway - <p>President</p>

Steven Greenway



Junichi Shimizu - <p>Vice President of Business Marketing Division</p>

Junichi Shimizu

Vice President of Business Marketing Division

Japan Airport Terminal Co., Ltd.

Pierre Charbonneau - <p>Director, Passenger</p>

Pierre Charbonneau

Director, Passenger

International Air Transport Association (IATA)

Arun Vemury - <p>Director, Biometric and Identity Technology Center</p>

Arun Vemury

Director, Biometric and Identity Technology Center

US Department of Homeland Security

Christina Cassotis - <p>CEO</p>

Christina Cassotis


Pittsburgh International Airport

Joyen Vakil - <p>Principal, Vakil Group ( former SVP of Design & Development, MGM Resorts International)</p>

Joyen Vakil

Principal, Vakil Group ( former SVP of Design & Development, MGM Resorts International)


Jose Bonilla - <p>Director, Innovation Task Force</p>

Jose Bonilla

Director, Innovation Task Force

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

T.J. Schulz - <p>President</p>

T.J. Schulz


Airport Consultants Council

Kiran Merchant - <p>CEO</p>

Kiran Merchant


Merchant Aviation

Tony Chapman - <p>Senior Director, Marketing, Product Management and Strategy</p>

Tony Chapman

Senior Director, Marketing, Product Management and Strategy

Collins Aerospace

Abhi Chacko - <p>Head of IT Commercial</p>

Abhi Chacko

Head of IT Commercial

Gatwick Airport

Samuel Ingalls - <p>Assistant Director of Aviation, Information Systems</p>

Samuel Ingalls

Assistant Director of Aviation, Information Systems

McCarran International Airport

Dr. Bjoern Becker - <p>Senior Director Product Management Ground & Digital Services</p>

Dr. Bjoern Becker

Senior Director Product Management Ground & Digital Services

Lufthansa Group

Joe Leader - <p>CEO</p>

Joe Leader



Simon Lamkin - <p>Chief Executive Officer</p>

Simon Lamkin

Chief Executive Officer

LamTech Solutions & former CIO of Brussels Airlines

FTE Biometrics Summit

During the past 12 months, it has become clearer than ever before that biometrics technology will be at the heart of the travel experience of tomorrow.

This year, FTE Global will feature a dedicated summit where we will hear case studies and lessons learned from first-movers that have been through implementations. We will also facilitate important discussions on how we can overcome the challenges to mass adoption of biometrics, and address how we should design facilities if queue-less flow is to become a reality.


Lee McCabe

Vice President, North America at Alibaba Group

Mo Gawdat to deliver opening keynote at FTE Global 2019

World-renowned technology and innovation leader, and former Google X Chief Business Officer, to deliver inspirational address


FTE Global 2019 attendees will hear an inspirational opening keynote address by Mo Gawdat, the former Chief Business Officer for X, previously Google X, and a leading global expert in technology and innovation with the world’s most advanced organisation for breakthrough technology. Mo joined Google in 2007, after many successful years at Microsoft, and managed Google’s business in over 50 countries, focusing on his biggest passion; Emerging Markets and the considerable challenges they face with embracing innovation. Prior to becoming Chief Business Officer at Google X, Mo served as the Vice President of Business Innovation. Remarkably, Mo started close to half of Google’s operations worldwide. The latest being his role on Project Loon; an ambitious attempt to use high altitude balloons to provide affordable internet access to the remaining 5 billion people for whom today’s existing technology has proven too expensive or too complex to reach. Mo is also a serial entrepreneur who has co-founded more than 15 businesses in his career. He actively serves as a Board Member in several technology, health and fitness, and consumer goods startups as well as several government technology and innovation boards in the Middle East and Eastern Europe. Mo is the author of the book “Solve for Happy: Engineering Your Path to Uncovering the Joy Inside You” and he is also the founder of One Billion Happy, a global movement created to help one billion people become happier.

Travel & Accommodation

ARIA Resort & Casino

4-6 September 2019, Las Vegas, United States

There’s the Vegas you’re used to, and then there’s the AAA Five Diamond–awarded ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Unsurpassed amenities from their world-class restaurants to the most technologically-advanced rooms and suites await you at our new venue for FTE Global 2019 .

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