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Lufthansa Systems
Michael Childers has been in the IFE and passenger experience industry since 1979 ‎as a content distribution executive, technology and supply chain executive, and ‎journalist. In 2021, he completed his fourth term, eighth year, on the APEX Board ‎of Directors—among the longest-running terms in the Association. He is in his ‎ninth year as chair of the APEX Technology Committee, and twenty-second year as ‎chair of the Digital Content Management Working Group. In 2011, APEX awarded ‎him the Outstanding Contribution Award for leadership in digital transformation of ‎the content delivery supply chain.‎

He has been Chief Consultant, Content and Media Strategy, for Lufthansa Systems ‎since 2011. He was Managing Director, Content and Media Strategy, for The IMS ‎Company from 2006 through 2009; was the founder and CEO of LightStream ‎Communications Group from 1996 through 2001, and was President of Swank ‎Worldwide Entertainment—IFE’s first and largest independent content provider—‎from 1984 through 1996.‎