Kevin O'Sullivan | SITA

Lead Engineer, SITA Lab
Kevin O'Sullivan

Kevin O’Sullivan is a Lead Engineer for SITA Lab, the company’s strategic research and development arm. He is currently focused on programs exploring mixed reality, blockchain/distributed ledger technology and artificial intelligence.  Kevin has more than 20 years’ experience in software development and product management in the air transport industry and has been a Lead Engineer at SITA Lab since the Lab’s inception in 2008.

In 2014, Kevin and a combined SITA Lab/Virgin Atlantic Airways (VAA) team won a Smart Technology Award from The Wearable Technology Conference 2014, which recognizes advancements in wearable technology. The award was a result of a pioneering pilot using Google Glass and Sony Smartwatches to enhance the passenger experience at VAA. He also worked on pioneering research for the use of beacon technology in the air transport industry.

Kevin is based in Brighton, UK.

Latest blog posts

Digital twins, the airport operations control interface of the future

Published on  11 April 2019 05:27  by Kevin O'Sullivan

Will this technology used by Formula 1 teams revolutionize airport operations?

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Blockchain in air travel

Published on  22 February 2018 06:25  by Kevin O'Sullivan

This is a new world – a world in which businesses can quickly contract, exchange services, record transactions, manage payment and disengage in near-absolute security.

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2016 the year for getting Smarter

Published on  22 December 2015 02:49  by Kevin O’Sullivan

At SITA Lab it’s our job to push the boundaries of new technologies that can be used by airlines and airports.

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A shot in the arm for beacon technology

Published on  21 July 2015 08:00  by Kevin O'Sullivan

Neither does Eddystone change the need for the air transport industry to establish common-use beacons and standardizations for how they’re deployed. If anything, it underscores the need for the industry to get it right.

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Hack & Fly yields apps for next-gen airport experiences

Published on  11 June 2015 03:45  by Kevin O'Sullivan

Beacons proved to be a popular choice with developers to enhance passenger experiences. APIs featured in a number of apps for baggage location, issuing boarding passes, retrieving beacon location information and providing airport data.

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Apps, apps, and more apps

Published on  10 September 2014 10:33  by Kevin O'Sullivan

Apps are part of our everyday world, and for passengers there are a huge number to choose from, covering every part of the journey.

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What the future holds ... maybe

Published on  06 March 2013 09:36  by Kevin O'Sullivan

This year, over 72,000 delegates, and 1,700 exhibitors attended Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, the annual mobile technology trade show, organized by the GSMA. Exhibitors showcased phone devices, components, backhaul infrastructure, payments, apps and accessories.

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