Marion Mesnage

Head of Research, Innovation and Ventures at Amadeus

Marion, as the head of the Research, Innovation and Ventures at Amadeus, is leading a multi-site team of ~80 people – made of researchers, data scientists, business specialists, intrapreneurs, and experts in innovation management. The mission of her division is to identify and turn new ideas into value for Amadeus, its customers and the traveler.

To do so, Marion’s team is managing several programs to leverage Amadeus’ internal strengths (a workforce of 15 000 employees, top R&D investors in Europe, innovation & research experts) and the creativity of the external innovation ecosystem (tech partners, start-ups, independent developers).

Today she is based at Amadeus’ headquarters in Madrid and reports to the SVP of Strategic Growth Businesses. She joined Amadeus in 2011, as the head of R&D Resource Capacity Management, and moved in 2013, to become the chief of staff for the Head of Amadeus Research & Development. Before that she had spent 10 years managing research & innovation projects in Accenture Technology Labs. She graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique.

This technical background with a good sense of the business, her pragmatic approach mixed with a forward looking mind, and her great collaboration spirit enable her to mobilize people around innovation concepts and engage them in driving change for the travel industry.

Day 2 - Wednesday 27th March 2019

Plenary session

Meet the Transformers

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!