2019 Innovation@Airports


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If you are an airport member of ACI-NA and would like to be added to the Airport Innovation Working, please contact Aneil Patel at apatel@airportscouncil.org.

Session 1: Design Thinking: A People-Centered Approach to Innovation

  • Scott Robinson, President/CEO, FreshForm & Founding Chair, Design Forward Alliance

Session 2: Incorporating Innovation in Airport Culture

  • Nora Dougherty, Director, Digital Transformation, Philadelphia International Airport
  • Kurt Gering, Director of Talent, Culture & Capability, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority
  • Bill Wichert, Innovation Program Manager, Philadelphia International Airport

Session 3: Creating an Airport Innovation Team ((No presentations available)

  • Michael Brown, Associate Director, Innovation & Strategy, Greater Toronto Airports Authority
  • Elizabeth Dwernychuk, Director, Digital Program, Edmonton Regional Airports Authority
  • Marcus Session, Vice President, Information Technology Services, Tampa International Airport

Session 4: Time to Innovate? Communication and Resourcing

  • Tanya Acevedo, Chief Technology Officer, Houston Airport System
  • Sébastien Couturier, Head of Innovation & Corporate Ventures, Groupe ADP Aéroports de Paris
  • Paul Puopolo, Executive Vice President of Innovation, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

Session 5: JetBlue Technology Ventures: Innovation Program (No presentation available

  • Christina Heggie, Investment Principal, JetBlue Technology Ventures

Session 6: Planning for Airport Innovation with University Partnerships

  • Naashom Marx, Senior Manager, Strategic Innovation, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
  • Samantha Stedford, Senior Analyst, Strategic Initiatives, Pittsburgh International Airport

Session 7: Examples of Current Airport Innovation Programs

  • Steve Hankinson, Vice President, Planning and Innovation, Vancouver Airport Authority
  • Gina Jacobs, Business Development Program Manager, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority
  • Christian Kessler, Business Relationships and Innovation, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
  • Dave Wilson, Director, Airport Innovation, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

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