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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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Using IT to create a remarkable passenger experience

Published on  21 March 2017 10:03  by Catherine Mayer

The focus at this year’s PTE was how we can use technology to supplement the human touch in delivering real value to our passengers .

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Is it time to get a grip on disruption?

Published on  13 March 2017 06:33  by Nick Gates

Predicting the future is now more science than art, so is it time for airlines to get a grip on disruption?

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#BeBoldForChange @ SITA

Published on  07 March 2017 08:52  by Amber Harrison

We can’t change history, but we can, with bold actions, shape the future. Women everywhere, in all walks of life, are making history, and a new kind of future along with it.

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Are we there yet? Are we there yet?

Published on  06 March 2017 04:09  by Nigel Pickford

It’s human curiosity and the need for reassurance which I believe has driven a major technological development in the air transport industry. We now have the power - the Future is Predictable and airlines and airports are investing in it.

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Which technologies will truly transform travel?

Published on  01 March 2017 07:37  by Matthys Serfontein

There are three key areas where I believe we will feel the immediate impact of technology at airports in 2017. These developments will truly transform travel in the years ahead.

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The benefits of RFID

Published on  23 February 2017 02:09  by Caroline Camilli-Gay

After a hiatus of more than a decade, the development and deployment of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to track bags is once again well under way. This is a technology that both SITA and IATA strongly support.

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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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