QF Amadeus hackathon win
A TEAM of Qantas technology experts have taken out the grand prize in the inaugural Amadeus “Airlines Digital Experience Hackathon” in Nice, France.
The three-day event attracted airline developers from across the globe, competing with each other to deliver the “most innovative e-commerce experience” using Amadeus technology.
The Qantas group developed an “intelligence platform” called The
Wallaby which included a mobile web application able to anticipate future travel and pre-determine a complete itinerary.
The system showed how Amadeus tech could integrate with a chatbot/personal assistant via the Amazon Alexa gadget, with The Wallaby acting as a hub which understood a client’s travel patterns and also recognised when it was appropriate to engage them with a flight offer and the best channel to use.