Thomas Helldorff has been working in the Airline, Travel and Payment industry for the past 19 years and is currently the Vice President of Airlines & Travel Vertical Strategy at Worldpay from FIS. He previously worked as the Head of Strategy and Innovation at Datacash, and prior to that Thomas was the Senior Product Manager for payment services and passenger mobile applications at SITA (Air transport communications and IT solution provider). One of his key projects was the development of a central payment platform for the air transport industry, linking airline distribution applications with the payment world. This service is used by UATP for its next-generation authorisation and settlement infrastructure. Thomas has also published the "Airline Payments Handbook", a complete guide to payments in the air transport industry. It is a comprehensive book offering insights for readers new to airline payments as well as for advanced practitioners (see: www.payments.aero).