Intelligent Avionics: Breaking into the Inflight Entertainment Industry
Intelligent Avionics (IA) was an entrepreneurial company launching three inflight entertainment (IFE) systems. In April 2012, with a small development team working on the IFE system designs simultaneously, the time had come to meet with IA's leaders to determine where the company should focus its efforts. The company's vice-president of marketing contemplated which lines the company should bring to market and wondered how IA should market and launch its offerings. In addition, organizational and locational issues gnawed at him. He struggled with the company's virtual structure, given that IA was composed of fewer than 15 staff members living in five different countries. As he contemplated how the structure was affecting IA's effectiveness, he asked himself who IA's target market should be. Rob Britton is affiliated with Georgetown University. Robert Mackalski is affiliated with McGill University. Mary Dellar is affiliated with McGill University. Mary Towers is affiliated with McGill University.