Head of Corporate Innovation
Chris is Head of Corporate Innovation at Intercruises Shoreside & Port Services, the world’s leading cruise specialist ground handler and port operations business. Specializing in the practical implementation of innovative technology to deliver tangible business benefits, Chris is an expert in the area of digitalisation in travel, from covering the rise of mobile and web 2.0 in the early noughties to evaluating the latest opportunities with virtual reality and artificial intelligence. His team’s objective is to deliver advanced new products with a focus on the guest and operations to enhance the overall travel experience. Chris has been working in travel since 1991 and online travel since 1997. During this time he has delivered many customer focussed proof of concepts, trials, and innovative products for British Airways, TUI and Intercruises.
Explore the common challenges that can hinder the success of corporate innovation programs. Learn how to navigate the obstacles and unlock the full potential of your organization's innovation efforts. Hear all about the highs and lows for corporate innovation and investment.
Experts, panellists and the audience will be invited to imagine 'how might we use AI to...' as we explore current challenges in tourism, from the digital team's focus on marketing and competitiveness to strategic aims such as growing the value of tourism.
Industry Leaders will show how they got on, from drafting editorial content to designing new creatives for your next campaign, or perhaps even solving an existential challenge. This part of the session will be fun, highly interactive and certainly very playful.
With the arrival of OpenAI and big announcements from the likes of Google's LaMDA, DeepMind and many others in the pipeline, we'll be dedicating a major part of XDW to exploring the potential - or potential disruption - of AI in our Industry.
The first DTTT debate on this topic will invite Digital and Marketing Leaders from across the sector to explore and share their views, thoughts and experiences in this highly interactive exploratory session divided into three parts.