New member Mangodo – Interview with CEO Emine Zerrin Şakir

The Turkey-based company Mangodo provides customized solutions on digital signage, mobile app development, and web-based platforms for global customers and is one the newest GATE members. We spoke to the CEO about Managodo's motivation and ambition at the GATE Alliance.


Zerrin, why has Mangodo become a GATE member?


Mangodo has become a GATE member to further its mission of transforming airport experiences through innovative, smart solutions. Being part of the GATE Alliance allows the companay to collaborate with industry leaders, share best practices, and stay at the forefront of technological advancements in the airport sector. We believe that GATE's network provides us with valuable opportunities for knowledge exchange, partnerships, and access to a broader market, aligning perfectly with our goals for expansion and innovation.


How will your company be involved in the association?


Mangodo will be actively involved in the GATE Association by contributing our expertise in smart airport solutions and participating in various collaborative initiatives. Our involvement will include:


1.     Knowledge Sharing: We will share insights and best practices from our experience in transforming airport operations and enhancing passenger satisfaction. 

2.     Collaborative Projects: We aim to participate in and lead joint projects that focus on innovation and efficiency in airport management. Our goal is to leverage collective expertise to develop and implement cutting-edge solutions.

3.     Workshops and Seminars: Mangodo will host and participate in workshops, seminars, and conferences organized by GATE.

4.     Research and Development: We plan to collaborate with other GATE members on research initiatives that explore new technologies and methodologies for improving airport operations and passenger experience.

5.     Standards and Best Practices: Mangodo will contribute to the development of industry standards and best practices within the association, ensuring that our solutions align with global benchmarks and regulatory requirements.

6.     Networking and Partnerships: We will actively engage in networking opportunities to build strategic partnerships with other members. This will enhance our ability to deliver comprehensive solutions and expand our market reach.


Do you have any ideas of your own that you would like to contribute to the association?


Mangodo is well-positioned to make significant contributions to the GATE Association through our expertise, innovative solutions, and collaborative approach. By actively engaging in GATE’s networking opportunities, we aim to build strategic partnerships with other members. These partnerships will enhance our ability to deliver comprehensive solutions and drive collaborative innovation. We are open to participating in and leading joint projects that address common challenges and leverage the collective expertise of the association. This collaborative approach will help us achieve greater impact and success. We are dedicated to sharing our insights and thought leadership on key industry trends, challenges, and innovations. By contributing articles, whitepapers, and case studies, we aim to inspire and inform other members and stakeholders.

Through our active involvement in GATE, we aspire to play a role in shaping the future of the airport industry, driving forward-thinking solutions and setting new benchmarks for excellence. Mangodo is committed to being an active and valuable member of the GATE Association, contributing to the growth and success of the airport industry through our innovative solutions, expertise, and collaborative efforts.


How is Mangodo preparing for the challenges of the industry?


Mangodo is proactively preparing for the challenges of the airport industry by adopting a comprehensive approach that includes continuous innovation, strategic partnerships, and a commitment to excellence. Our preparation strategies include:

1.     Investing in Research and Development: We continually invest in R&D to stay ahead of emerging technologies and industry trends. By exploring new solutions and enhancing existing ones, we ensure our offerings remain cutting-edge and effective.

2.     Fostering Strategic Partnerships: We collaborate with leading technology providers, academic institutions, and industry experts to enhance our solutions and stay informed about the latest advancements and best practices in the industry.

3.     Agile and Adaptive Approach: We adopt agile methodologies to quickly respond to changing market demands and industry challenges. This flexibility allows us to rapidly develop and deploy solutions that meet the evolving needs of airports.

4.     Customer-Centric Solutions: We actively engage with our clients to understand their unique challenges and requirements. This customer-centric approach ensures that our solutions are tailored to address specific pain points and deliver maximum value.

5.     Scalability and Future-Proofing: Our solutions are designed to be scalable and adaptable to future needs. We continuously evaluate and upgrade our technologies to ensure they remain relevant and effective in addressing new challenges.

6.     Comprehensive Support and Training: We provide extensive training and support to our clients to ensure the successful implementation and operation of our solutions. This includes ongoing technical support, regular updates, and access to a knowledge base.


How are innovation and sustainability practized in your company?


At Mangodo, innovation and sustainability are at the core of our operations and company culture. We believe that these principles are essential for creating long-term value and driving positive change in the airport industry. 

For innovation we do continuous R&D investments especially in our office in techno-city. Collaborative Innovation is also very important for us, where we foster a culture of collaboration both internally and externally. Our partnerships with leading technology firms, academic institutions, and industry experts enable us to co-create innovative solutions that address real-world challenges.Sustainability is a key consideration in our long-term planning. We aim to create solutions that not only address current challenges but also contribute to a more sustainable future for the airport industry.


Where does Mangodo see itself in the airport of the future?


At Mangodo, we envision ourselves as a key player in shaping the airport of the future. Our goal is to drive the transformation of airports into smart, efficient, and digitilized hubs that enhance passenger experiences and operational efficiency. In the airport of the future, we would like that Mangodo will be synonymous with innovation, sustainability, and excellence, helping to create smarter, greener, and more passenger-centric airports around the world.


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