July 13th, 2018
Lufthansa AG is the largest German airline and, when combined with its subsidiaries, also the largest airline in Europe both in terms of fleet size and passengers carried during 2017. Lufthansa actively thinks and drives blockchain based used cases within the corporation and was introduced to Unibright by partners Zühlke and SPO.
Unibright offers a unified framework, bringing blockchain technology and smart contracts to mainstream usage. With its “no-coding-needed” approach, smart contracts get generated, deployed and updated automatically into different blockchains. Unibright works with visual, usecase-related templates and also automatically integrates existing IT sytems into the blockchain.
Based on different templates, like Unibright’s “Asset Lifecycle” Template, participants of the “Hackathon without a single line of code” will compete in working on visual definitions for a real life use case, encouraged by Lufthansa:
- asset lifecycle of planes and equipments in the blockchain
- Miles&More and alliance/partner loyalty programs in blockchain
- voucher management for Lufthansa partners in blockchain
- personal seat and flight booking management for professionals and resellers
Dr. Jörg Liebe, Senior Director Digital Innovations Hub Airlines and Airline Products, states:
“We often see Blockchain only used as a buzzword, but prefer to make real use of it. To really benefit from blockchain technology you need use cases where a distributed ledger brings a noteable improvement to existing processes. Events like this hackathon are a great opportunitiy to really “get your feet wet” with blockchain for business. We like the “non-coding” approach of Unibright and are happy to support this event.
Stefan Schmidt, CTO Unibright, adds:
“Blockchain is still at an early stage of mass adoption. Events like the Unconference help to spread the word about the countless possibilities that come along with this new and fascinating technology. By adding real use cases from real enterprises we can really show how blockchain can make a change. We are very happy that Lufthansa supports our Hackathon.”
Lufthansa will support the hackathon by aiding the the case description setups and the hackathon related requirements. As an award for the best hackathon participants, Lufthansa will provide flights from Vilnius, Lithuania, to Frankfurt, Germany for a follow-up blockchain use-case workshop in Frankfurt (together with Unibright and Zühlke) later this year.