This is a session at Innov8rs Vancouver, 3-4 October 2019

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Innovation Takes Flight: An Airport Story

Get an insider’s look at the complex world of innovating within an airport. Linda will take you through the origins of Vancouver International Airport’s (YVR) innovation program, the successes and the challenges over the past decade. YVR’s unique operating model as a not-for-profit, financially independent organization drives investment in innovations that improve airport experiences while also helping keep costs as low as possible. That means a focus on developing new, made-in-BC technologies that are now in demand by airports around the world.

In this session we will look at what drives YVR to continue to innovate in a highly regulated industry. But as any start-up or global company knows, innovation requires iteration and evolution. Hear how we keep pushing, keep encouraging, and keep generating new ideas today and beyond.
Join us in this conversation that will soar through the ups and downs of innovating in the complex world of aviation and YVR driven solutions which affect not only the 25,000+ people that work at YVR, but the millions that travel through each year.

Linda Schucroft

Director Innovation, Innovative Travel Solutions at Vancouver Airport Authority

Linda is a Chartered Accountant with over 10 years’ experience in finance, technology and innovation. Linda’s strengths are in building teams, fostering creativity and collaborating with others to change the aviation industry. Currently she oversees the innovation and development program at the Vancouver Airport Authority, sustaining and building an innovation culture and implementing products at YVR that can later be taken to market. Prior to this role, Linda was responsible for all aspects of the BorderXpress product line and growing the business on a global scale. Innovative Travel Solutions aims to revolutionize the airport and travel industries by introducing solutions to make the passenger experience better.