Barry McLaughlin | SITA

Lead Architect, Advanced Technology Office, SITA Lab
Barry McLaughlin

Barry McLaughlin is an engineer with the SITA Lab, SITA’s strategic research and development arm. Barry has more than 20 years’ experience in software development, spanning a range of environments from start-ups to multinational organizations.

He has 10 years background within the aviation industry and has been with the SITA Lab since 2015. Barry is currently focused on exploring the potential of blockchain/distributed ledger technologies.

Latest blog posts

Why aviation needs to get the measure of blockchain

Published on  01 August 2019 02:00  by Barry McLaughlin

Every day, the 1 trillion or so connected devices in the world generate 2.5 quintillion bytes of data. The impact is phenomenal.

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Blockchain. Are we asking the wrong question?

Published on  30 May 2019 02:35  by Barry McLaughlin

Blockchain has huge potential. Today, more than 2000 start-ups are working on blockchain related projects and services. So, what is the right question?

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Are we heading into the teenage years of Blockchain?

Published on  18 April 2019 02:50  by Barry McLaughlin

In the second half of 2018, SITA launched the Aviation Blockchain Sandbox. Now, six months on, what have we learned?

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Let's collaborate to explore blockchain: SITA's 'Aviation Blockchain Sandbox'

Published on  23 August 2018 10:00  by Barry McLaughlin

The challenge of setting up a multi-organization blockchain network is not trivial. Who sets it up? How do we interact with it? What governance needs to happen? Who maintains the network? How do we get started?

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