November 19-22, 2019 — Gold Coast, Australia

Event: Australian Airports Association National Conference 2019

Panel topic: Digital transformation. What is the future of IT at Australia’s airports? How will this change the passenger experience?

Chair: George Woods — Partner, L.E.K Consulting

Fellow panelists:

  • Gary D’Souza — Technical Director, Information Technology, AECOM
  • Dhruv Gupta — Chief Strategy Officer, Sydney Airport
  • Dirk Hus — Head of Technology, Brisbane Airport

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
Gold Coast, Australia

Time: 4.30 p.m.

About George Woods
George Woods George Woods is a Partner and Head of L.E.K. Consulting’s Sydney office and leads L.E.K.’s Asia-Pacific Airports practice. George has advised airport clients for more than 20 years on aeronautical and commercial matters, including runway timing, terminal strategy, retail and ground transport. He has helped Australian airports deliver ground transport EBITDA uplift of over $50 million per annum, and worked with one airport to reduce its delays and improve on-time performance by 4%. Recently, George was engaged by the Australian government to advise on the development of the second Sydney airport at Badgerys Creek, defining the scope and commercial parameters of the airport.

Australian Airports Association National Conference 2019
The AAA National Conference is the pre-eminent aviation conference and exhibition in the Asia-Pacific Region, attracting more than 800 delegates from Australia, New Zealand and internationally in 2018. This year’s program is focused on sustainability, technology, security, customer and commercial aspects of the aviation industry.

With increased content relevant to regional council mayors, councillors and CEOs as well as traditional airport manager-related content, the 2019 AAA National Conference will offer more ways than ever to connect with all sectors of the aviation industry.

About L.E.K. Consulting
L.E.K. Consulting is a global management consulting firm that uses deep industry expertise and rigorous analysis to help business leaders achieve practical results with real impact. We are uncompromising in our approach to helping clients consistently make better decisions, deliver improved business performance and create greater shareholder returns. The firm advises and supports global companies that are leaders in their industries — including the largest private- and public-sector organizations, private equity firms, and emerging entrepreneurial businesses. Founded in 1983, L.E.K. employs more than 1,400 professionals across the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe. For more information, go to