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Discover what aviation innovators are thinking and doing. Regular contributors include SITA executives as well as guest bloggers from airlines, airports and other air transport industry stakeholders.

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Soft-ware defined networks – Network of the future

Published on  29 December 2016 09:47  by Pierre-Louis Biaggi

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

Published on  22 December 2016 09:37  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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Unlocking India’s potential

Published on  16 December 2016 06:00  by Maneesh Jaikrishna

We strongly believe that technology has the real potential to transform air travel in India. For example, airports facing physical constraints on their capacity, can leverage self-service technology to improve passenger flow while business intelligence systems can help proactively identify and avoid potential bottlenecks along the journey.

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Smart airports - Leveraging IoT

Published on  15 December 2016 09:01  by Jérôme Poulain

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

Published on  08 December 2016 09:00  by Dr. Jens Schiefele

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 success of the digital airline. Also learn how the market for the connected aircraft is expected to develop over the next few years.

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Addressing the growing cyber threat

Published on  01 December 2016 09:52  by Dominic Nessi

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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IoT - hurdles and future benefits

Published on  24 November 2016 11:46  by Sebastien Fabre

The Internet of Things (IoT) is fast becoming a reality, but with major costs and security concerns implied in the ATI, there are still some hurdles to overcome. Sebastien Fabre, VP Integrated Networks Business Line for SITA, discusses the need for standardization and collaboration within the industry, and the future benefits of the IoT.

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Miami’s App - easing the stress, exceeding expectations

Published on  17 November 2016 11:41  by Maurice Jenkins

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

Published on  10 November 2016 09:26  by Gregory Ouillon

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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Published on  03 November 2016 09:36  by Roberto Segala

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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