#AVTechTalks | SITA

 
  • 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

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 why he believes soft-ware defined networks could be the solution.
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Hackathons - a self perpetuating circle of innovation

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, that is until you bring together the right group of people who create and trigger new ideas".
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Smart airports - Leveraging IoT

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, discusses how the IoT experience of ‘Smart Cities’ can be leveraged to positively impact airports and passengers in the near future.
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Better analytics and reduced costs for digital airlines
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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

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 CIO of Los Angeles World Airports, discusses the need for a common, 10-step approach for worldwide cybersecurity within our industry.
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Miami’s App - easing the stress, exceeding expectations

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 also comments on the future of mobile apps in the aviation industry.
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Flying data centers

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 connected aircraft that provide passengers with a better travel experience.
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EntertainMe

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, outlines how Heathrow is trialing a new media kiosk designed to provide passengers with on-demand, mobile accessible content.
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IoT – the ever connecting world around us

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 and the impact it will have on how we collaborate.
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The four types of travelers – Which one are you?

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 emotions. Christelle Laverriere, Market Insight Research Expert for SITA, walks us through the four distinct passenger profiles identified by the results and reveals what type of traveler she is.
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Not your average network

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 like OBS are proposing alternative network models to their customers.
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Enabling a true IoT environment

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 the challenges that must be overcome to enable a true IoT environment.
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Managing single token travel at the border

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 the full integration with  immigration and border checks.
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A data driven airport

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 passengers.
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Technology or people? Going hybrid in India

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 transport industry (ATI).
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Secure identity management made easy

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

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 for aviation and the weakest link.
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IOT – Smart and Connected

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 and where the business value lies for aviation.
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NDC the next game changer

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 the challenges to the adoption of NDC by the multiple stakeholder.
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Wired for change

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?

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 connectivity is playing a major role - and not just about entertainment or the ability to connect to family or friends.
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Tackling cyber threats

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 threats.
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Track me all the way

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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