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Cultivating Global Airport Innovation: DFW Airport Partners with GIANT Innovation

News Image Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) has announced an agreement with GIANT Innovation to unlock the transformative power of its Everyday Innovator Program for the benefit of airports worldwide. Through this collaboration, DFW aims to share its knowledge and experiences, enabling other airports to build innovation champions within their organizations and revolutionize the experience of its stakeholders. 

"Innovation has been a cornerstone of DFW's success and growth since the Airport opened nearly 50 years ago,” said Jodie Brinkerhoff, DFW’s Vice President of Innovation. “Our recently developed innovation training program builds on that innovative spirit, creates a common language and highlights important principles that empower our people to do more with their creative ideas. Through this agreement with GIANT Innovation, we can extend our impact beyond our Airport and support others in their journey to build innovation muscles, sharing the lessons we have learned with our industry peers."

Since its 2020 launch, DFW's Everyday Innovator Program has been instrumental in fostering an innovative culture at the Airport, driving significant workflow and organizational improvements by empowering employees at all levels. Recognizing the wider potential of this approach, DFW aims to extend its Everyday Innovator blueprint to other airports, helping to nurture their potential and promote creativity. To facilitate this, DFW has partnered with GIANT Innovation, a frontrunner in building innovation capabilities, to ensure DFW's insights and experiences can be effectively shared worldwide.

Under this agreement, DFW and GIANT Innovation will work closely to distill the essential elements of the Everyday Innovator Program into a comprehensive framework that other airports can adopt and customize to their unique needs. This program will serve as a guide for other airports, helping them understand the necessary steps, best practices and strategies for building innovation champions within their organizations.

"We are honored to partner with DFW and help them share their invaluable insights and knowledge with others,” said David Dabscheck, co-CEO of GIANT Innovation. “DFW provides a stellar example of how organizations can uphold the highest standards of operational excellence, while also encouraging employees to take initiative and creatively solve problems with new ideas.”

By cultivating an innovation culture, airports can increase team engagement, streamline processes and facilitate the integration of cutting-edge technologies.

About GIANT Innovation:

We transform people into Everyday Innovators who can unlock the growth potential of their organization. Using our background and experience as startup founders, academics, and corporate innovation practitioners, we deliver high-energy workshops, seminars, online learning courses, and advisory services that both educate and inspire. For more information visit our website.

About Dallas Fort Worth International Airport:

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is one of the most connected airports in the world. Centered between owner cities Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, DFW Airport also serves as a major job generator for the North Texas region by connecting people through business and leisure travel. For more information, visit the DFW website or download the DFW Mobile App for iOS and Android devices.

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