Vice President Strategy Management, Air Travel Solutions
Ian Ryder

Ian Ryder is VP Strategy Management for SITA’s Air Travel Solutions business division, where he has a special focus on strategy for airline operations solutions. 

Ian joined SITA in 1985 and has more than 30 years of experience in strategy, business planning and solution and service implementation for airline commercial operations, direct sales and service applications. Since 2015 Ian has worked across SITA’s wider airline and airport businesses to identify and incubate new service offerings. Ian holds a BA Hons degree from Durham University in the UK. He is based in London.

Latest blog posts

Smarter collaboration is key to the future of air travel

Published on  13 December 2018 10:24  by Ian Ryder

We all know that the air transport industry’s complex ecosystem is built on collaboration. How can emerging technologies enable collaboration in increasingly effective ways?

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Hackathons - a self perpetuating circle of innovation

Published on  22 December 2016 08:37  by Ian Ryder

The industry is busy creating APIs", says Ian Ryder, Vice President New Business Concepts at the recent IATA Hosted NDC Hackathon in Dubai, "but we do not always know what people are going to do with them, that is until you bring together the right group of people who create and trigger new ideas".

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Airline passenger services systems (PSS) - commodity or differentiator?

Published on  31 May 2013 04:48  by Ian Ryder

This question was hotly debated by a group of us over coffee in Atlanta last week. Clearly, technology, lifestyles and customer expectations are forcing rapid change on airlines - but is this innovation bypassing core functions such as reservations and DCS? Are they becoming a commodity?

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