Meet...Xavier Lagardere

Xavier_Lagardere Lufthansa
data festival stage speaker

Xavier Lagardere, Chief Data Officer | Lufthansa Group

Xavier Lagardère is the Lufthansa Group Chief Data Officer, leading the airline group´s transformation towards a Data-centric company.
As a travel & transportation executive he holds board-level roles in travel startups such as Hopper, the #1 most downloaded travel app in North America.
His previous roles include leading the Lufthansa Group´s airline retailing and payments unit as the Group Head of Distribution; managing Groupon´s travel business in France as well as product development and R&D roles with tech giants Amadeus and HP.
A French national, Xavier holds a MBA from INSEAD and a Master´s Degree in Computer Science from the Grenoble National Superior School of Applied Mathematics and Informatics.

#7 questions to Xavier about him and the DATA festival…


# With which three words would you describe the DATA festival?

Smart, down-to-earth, funny

# Why did you want to be a part of the DATA festival committee?

People: I love to develop the DATA festival community & highly value the engagement and exchanges with my committee peers.

# How did you join the DATA festival committee?

Talked with Carsten 🙂 discussed our ambitious Data transformation roadmap at the Lufthansa Group, and was very happy to first speak at the DATA festival, and then join the committee.

# How would you like to have an impact on the DATA community?

Help drive our agenda to tackle cutting-edge and ambitious content.

# What is your passion besides DATA?

My really love music across all genres, from hip-hop to indie rock to classical.

# What is your festival must have?

A cool wristband to carry around with pride 🙂 For the DATA festival, continuous engagement with the community throughout the year.

# If I would not be working with DATA, I…

Would be a musician, or a math teacher.

…Thanks for sharing your #passion for #data, Xavier!