Airlines

Three Charts That Display How Aviation Professionals Think

Some of the most prominent aviation professionals convened at the Aviation Festival 2017 to discuss the future of the industry. While we were there, IBM surveyed participants regarding their predictions and their struggles. Here’s what we discovered… Personalization is their biggest digital experience challenge. When asked to select their top priority when it comes to […]

Cognitive Computing

Beyond bots and robots – Exploring the unrealized potential of cognitive computing in the travel industry

Beyond bots and robots: Exploring the unrealized potential of cognitive computing in the travel industry Based on a survey of travel and transportation executives, we developed a vision for the industry’s cognitive future and recommendations. Here’s a preview of this new IBM study: Did you know that 41% of travel companies plan to start their […]

Cognitive Computing

WoW Your Customers With Watson

  As I reflect on World of Watson and start to imagine the possibilities for Watson in the Travel and Transportation Industry, I quickly concluded that the possibilities are endless.  The opportunities for your organization to leverage Artificial Intelligence to make your business smarter, more nimble, and more competitive is incredible. We witnessed real world […]

Environments Where Blockchain Can Thrive

A Blockchain solution can flourish in business scenarios that have a high number of participants that all want to track a particular product or item. And the more complex the tracking process, the more a Blockchain application can thrive. For example, if a product traverses through a series of steps that starts with its creation […]

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World Rail Festival 2017: From digital disruption to digital reinvention

Key international railway leaders gathered for the first day of World Rail Festival in Amsterdam to discuss the digitization of the rail business model, how commercial growth can be achieved and how the rail industry can prepare to meet the demands of the travel ecosystem of the future. To win in the marketplace today, simply […]

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Four Future-Thinking Takeaways from the Aviation Festival

Key leaders from airlines around the globe convened today for the first day of the Aviation Festival 2017 in London. The opening session featured an interview session hosted by Bloomberg’s Anna Edwards, and as she inquired into the near future of air travel via three prominent guests, we collected a few takeaways. Personalization is the […]

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SEA Plans More Resilient IT Infrastructure

Airports are continuing to transform, preparing for an estimated double in travelers by 2035. SEA, a leading Italian airports operator, has announced a seven-year service agreement that consolidates and manages IT infrastructure on a hybrid IT environment that integrates the IBM Cloud. The decision reflects airport operators’ need to be more agile and responsive by better […]

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Personalizing the Digital Guest Experience

Cognitive Computing and the digital guest experience. See my feature article published today on Global Hotel Network at the LINK below. Earlier this year, IBM’s Institute for Business Value surveyed global travel and hospitality executives on the topic of cognitive computing and we found that the industry is just starting to explore this transformational technology. […]

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10-Crucial Facts That Travel & Transportation Companies Must Know About the EU General Data Protection Regulation

As the Trump Presidential Administration brings about real regulatory reform – for every one, new regulation issued, at least two existing regulations must be targeted for elimination – European Union politicians are readying themselves and companies worldwide for the seemingly immensely impactful General Data Protection Regulation, a.k.a. GDPR. This looming order prescribed by EU government […]

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3 Hints that Your Travel or Transportation Company May Benefit from Blockchain

Buzzwords abound in the Information Technology landscape and “blockchain” will continue to add a major theme to the teeming jargon. A lengthy breakdown of what blockchain is will not follow. What you will, however, get from reading further are some ideas of how this seemingly intricately complex system can help create more efficiency to business […]

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How to Heighten Your Security in the Travel and Transportation Industry

If you are searching for advanced security measures that can potentially: Lead to Quicker Response Times Help Prevent Personal Security Incidences Find Suspects Faster Search Hundreds-of-Millions of Events Rapidly Reduce Investigative Time By As Much As Tenfold Then IBM Intelligent Video Analytics is an option to add to your company’s protection programs. Heighten Travel and […]

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The Ultimate Ground Transportation Solution

Here is a distressing fact: on average, a traffic accident occurs every 5.4 seconds in the United States. That’s over 5.7 million per year. Weather related traffic accidents occur nearly every 26.3 seconds, comprising roughly 22% of all vehicle crashes. Hence, traffic accidents are an unfortunate occurrence. Included in the possibility of having one of […]

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Will Conditions Turn More Favorable and Allow Airlines to Soar?

Global economic conditions, foreign exchange rate fluctuations, extensive government fees and taxes, environmental regulations, jet fuel prices, fixed asset utilization, intense competition, weather disruptions, mechanical difficulties, IT infrastructure obsolescence, security. These are some of the challenges faced by the adventurous and lionhearted airline industry participants. Those daring to venture into this energetic and ultra-important industry […]

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Finnair plans to roll out a series of iOS apps to its staff

Finnair plans to roll out a series of iOS apps to its staff, starting with programs to assist maintenance crew and their supervisors. The Finnish carrier’s first apps are ‘Inspect and Turn’ and ‘Assign Tech’. Inspect and Turn provides aircraft mechanics with digital ‘task cards’ and documentation with analytics-driven recommendations to complete their assignments. Assign […]

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American Airlines Lands On IBM Cloud For Some Of Its Tech

November 29, 2016 American Airlines plans to use IBM’s public cloud to run some of its applications, both companies said early Tuesday. American Airlines, like most large companies, has legacy applications to manage tasks and will move some of them to IBM’s public cloud and use IBM’s BlueMix tools to modernize them. “The agreement runs […]

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