Dr Wingenter is known for innovating the travel & airline industry for years, creating one of the first and leading social media teams in the industry or founding the FlyingLab to take innovation for airlines to literally 33.000 feet to create and experience the future of flying. Torsten was Senior Director Digital Innovations at Lufthansa Group, orchestrating the Digital Strategy of the premium airlines Austrian, Lufthansa and SWISS while running digital innovations from pioneering with VR/AR, chatbots to robots to drive Lufthansa‘s ambitions being the most digital aviation group. As founder of the Lufthansa FlyingLab he established a worldwide unique and far beyond the airline industry acknowledged innovation platform. His passion is to make the digitization & digital transformation visible and experienceable why he created the FlyingLab as live laboratory where passengers could experience the future instantly. As first airline ever Torsten introduced with Lufthansa also a full-blown conference setup in a plane where live speakers get streamed to the personal devices of every passenger independent of the booking class or seating. At the same time the guests on board could test the latest tech and wearable devices to identify the game changers for travelers‘ lives. Today, Torsten is faculty member of the newly founded futur/io initiative - The European Institute for Exponential Technologies & Desirable Futures. Its goal is to help to create a desirable future by the right usage of exponential technologies. To achieve this, futur.io offers an executive leadership program and brings Europe's leading minds together to refine the European DNA of humanism in a digital world to make it competitive in the global challenge between continents, cultures and world-views. As one of the leading thinkers in the aviation industry Torsten is cited by leading publications like New York Times, Handelsblatt, APEX etc. and regularly speaking at leading events like MWC, DLD, SXSW, CannesLions, Financial Times Aviation Summit to name a few. He is also jury member of the German Marketing Award and involved as one of the founding members of the Customer Experience Initiative of the German Design Council. Besides his publications and contributions to a range of books and scientific publications he is giving lectures at European universities about digital transformation.