How do you get a slot on South by Southwest?

Not everyone has the unique opportunity to get one of the coveted slots in the official program of South by Southwest, one of the most sought-after festivals in the USA, where film, music, but also media, technology, and entrepreneurship come together. Roland Gerhards, CEO of ZAL GmbH, succeeded in doing this. Together with Lukas Kaestner from Hamburg Aviation, he went to Austin, Texas in March 2019. During a one-hour panel discussion on the topic Flying Taxis and Ambulance Drones - Sci-Fi 2 Reality, future mobility trends were discussed.

In the recently published episode of the podcast series Speak like a CEO by Eo Ipso, Roland Gerhards reviews his impressions and experiences gained at the SXSW and at the same time explains the challenges and potentials of ZAL as a multidisciplinary research center for future-oriented aviation.

Click here for the podcast.