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Senior Vice President, Airlines R&D, Amadeus
Christophe was appointed Senior Vice President, Airlines R&D in January 2017, becoming a member of the Amadeus Executive Committee.
Christophe previously held the position of VP, Airline IT R&D since 2013. In this capacity he was responsible for Airline IT products such as Altéa Inventory, Altéa Departure Control, e-retail, Amadeus Reservation Desktop, Ticketing Documents & Fulfilment, Revenue Management, Passenger Revenue Accounting, Loyalty and Availability calculation.
Prior to this, Christophe was VP - Reservation, Distribution and Mid-Back Office, where he was responsible for GDS development within the central system, which includes PNR, ticketing and profile functionality for Amadeus GDS, Altéa reservation functionalities including software development and leading the migration of airlines to Altéa, and mid-office / back-office systems.
Christophe joined Amadeus in 1990 and started working in the Availability / Schedule Change Group within the Global Core division. He played a key role in some major projects that have contributed to the success of Amadeus (multihost project, phase 2 cutover, etc.).
He became Unit Manager at the end of 1993 and successfully led the offline schedule change and the TPF inventory teams. He was promoted to Manager of the Development Support department in 1998.
Prior to joining Amadeus, Christophe worked as a software engineer at Syseca and at Control Data France.
He graduated from the French University of Toulouse.
Five entrepreneurial, travel startups will be pitching their innovations in a quick-fire presentation with a chance for a jury of experts to challenge them before voting for the prize winner!