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  • At the 2016 IT Summit we invited top experts to share their perspectives on emerging technologies and trends. In this blog series, #AVTechTalks, you will hear first hand from them on a wide range of  topics ranging from blockchain technology to cognitive computing, cybersecurity and identity management. Stay tuned!

Soft-ware defined networks – Network of the future
29
Dec
2016
Blogs@SITA

Soft-ware defined networks – Network of the future

Companies are now having to balance bandwidth applications and cost-control, while maintaining high performance. Pierre-Louis Biaggi, VP of Orange Business Services Connectivity Business Unit, explains...
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Hackathons - a self perpetuating circle of innovation
22
Dec
2016
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Hackathons - a self perpetuating circle of innovation

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,...
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Smart airports - Leveraging IoT
15
Dec
2016
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Smart airports - Leveraging IoT

From people becoming hyperconnected to an ever-growing network of sensor technology worldwide, to the evolution of 5G and improved cloud services, Jérôme Poulain, International VP of Orange Business Services,...
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Better analytics and reduced costs for digital airlines
08
Dec
2016
Blogs@SITA

Better analytics and reduced costs for digital airlines

From reduced fuel costs, to the analysis and sharing of key flight data, Dr. Jens Schiefele, Director of Digital Aviation Research for Boeing/Jeppesen, explains how connectivity is a key enabler to the...
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Addressing the growing cyber threat
01
Dec
2016
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Addressing the growing cyber threat

Cyber threats, capable of attacking any connected device, arise everyday and certain regions are more prepared than others to tackle these threats. With passenger numbers increasing, Dominic Nessi, former...
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Miami’s App - easing the stress, exceeding expectations
17
Nov
2016
Blogs@SITA

Miami’s App - easing the stress, exceeding expectations

From way-finding services, to important travel updates, Maurice Jenkins, Director of Information Systems for Miami International Airport, discusses the MIA Airport App that’s exceeding expectations. He...
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Flying data centers
10
Nov
2016
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Flying data centers

From predictive analytics on the aircraft itself, to real-time information being pushed to the pilot and crew in-flight, SITAONAIR’s CTO, Gregory Ouillon, outlines the plethora of functionalities in today’s...
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EntertainMe
03
Nov
2016
Blogs@SITA

EntertainMe

Passengers want to be able to access media and entertainment options directly on their personal devices. Is this an opportunity for airports? Roberto Segala, Head of Commercial Telecoms at Heathrow Airport,...
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IoT – the ever connecting world around us
27
Oct
2016
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IoT – the ever connecting world around us

From “smart homes” to your running shoes pushing data to your mobile, the hyper connected world is fast becoming a reality. SITA’s CTO, Jim Peters, takes a look at the IoT - potential barriers in the industry...
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The four types of travelers – Which one are you?
20
Oct
2016
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The four types of travelers – Which one are you?

With more and more technologies being introduced, this year’s Passenger IT Trends Survey sought to understand passenger emotions when faced with new technologies, and analyze their behavior based on those...
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Not your average network
13
Oct
2016
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Not your average network

Controlling the costs of high bandwidth applications while maintaining performance is a challenge. Pierre-Louis Biaggi, VP of Orange Business Services Connectivity Business Unit, explains why companies...
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Enabling a true IoT environment
06
Oct
2016
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Enabling a true IoT environment

The Internet of Things (IoT) is not a new concept. Cellular, WiFi, and Bluetooth capabilities have all attempted to enable the IoT before. Stuart Lodge, EVP of Global Sales & Partners for SigFox, details...
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Is blockchain the key to paperless travel?
29
Sep
2016
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Is blockchain the key to paperless travel?

From incorporating blockchain technology, to various future application possibilities, Renaud Irminger, Director of SITA Lab, outlines the vision for the next generation of single token travel.
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Managing single token travel at the border
22
Sep
2016
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Managing single token travel at the border

Sean Farrell, Head of Portfolio Management for SITA, believes that the fast, secure and seamless walkthrough experience of single token travel is within reach of passengers today. However, it depends on...
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A data driven airport
14
Sep
2016
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A data driven airport

From big data to improved passenger flow, Robert Kastelitz, CIO of Denver International Airport, discusses the technology allowing the airport to provide key, real-time information to their...
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Technology or people? Going hybrid in India
08
Sep
2016
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Technology or people? Going hybrid in India

Mittu Chandilya, former MD & CEO of AirAsia India, provides us with insight on India's aviation environment. He details why he believes a hybrid approach is needed to tackle the challenges facing the air...
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Secure identity management made easy
01
Sep
2016
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Secure identity management made easy

From increasing passenger numbers, to growing security threats, SITA's Stephen Challis discusses the increasing need for secure identity management in the ATI, and how it can be implemented today.
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Aviation cyberthreats - The weakest link
25
Aug
2016
Blogs@SITA

Aviation cyberthreats - The weakest link

Key speaker at the recent IT Summit, Security Futurist and Risk consultant Dr. Simon Moores, shares fascinating insight into cybersecurity threats facing organizations. He identifies the broader threats...
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IOT – Smart and Connected
18
Aug
2016
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IOT – Smart and Connected

Charlie Sheridan, Director, IoT Systems Research Lab, Intel focuses our attention on the three phases of IoT deployment. He discusses how the lack of standards in interconnectivity will prove a challenge...
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NDC the next game changer
11
Aug
2016
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NDC the next game changer

NDC is expected to change the overall commercial activities of the industry. Dominique El Bez, SITA and Ian Ryder, SITA discuss the need for airlines to be ready to expose their products through NDC and...
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Wired for change
04
Aug
2016
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Wired for change

Gene Quinn, CEO & Co-Founder, Tnooz talks headline-grabbing travel and technology trends from chat bots to virtual reality.
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Could not having inflight connectivity impact airline seat sales?
28
Jul
2016
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Could not having inflight connectivity impact airline seat sales?

Joe Leader, CEO, APEX (Airline Passenger Experience Association) explains that with passengers placing a higher priority on value than seat price passenger experience is becoming decisive and inflight...
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Tackling cyber threats
21
Jul
2016
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Tackling cyber threats

Thomas Gourgeon, Head of Internal Operations, Orange Cyberdefense,  highlights the  vulnerability of companies and the related challenges in terms of prevention, detection and reaction to cyber...
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Track me all the way
14
Jul
2016
Blogs@SITA

Track me all the way

Caroline Camilli-Gay, Project Manager, SITA  discusses how new emerging bag tracking technologies, from smart tags and scanning infrastructure, will meet the challenge of IATA Resolution 753.
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Cybersecurity - could stakeholder collaboration mitigate cyber-attacks?
07
Jul
2016
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Cybersecurity - could stakeholder collaboration mitigate cyber-attacks?

Faye Francy, Executive Director of the Aviation Information Sharing and Analysis Center, puts great emphasis on the need for collaboration and information sharing in the fight against cyber-attacks.
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Smarter at every step
30
Jun
2016
Blogs@SITA

Smarter at every step

JetBlue Airways EVP Innovation & CIO, Eash Sundaram, discusses their exploration of emerging technologies from artificial intelligence and drones to NFC and robots.
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Systems just keep getting smarter
23
Jun
2016
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Systems just keep getting smarter

Terry Jones, Chairman of WayBlazer, talks us through cognitive computing and the impact of structured, unstructured and dark data on personalizing the travel experience.
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Is blockchain technology the answer?
15
Jun
2016
Blogs@SITA

Is blockchain technology the answer?

Armin Ebrahimi, CEO at ShoCard, believes that blockchain technology could help revolutionize identity management with its ability to maintain traveler data privacy.
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