Industry insights

Join us in discussing the latest news, research, and industry insights surrounding the Travel & Transportation Industry from a top-level view.

3 Non-Travel Conferences Travel Leaders Must Attend This Year

Travel and transportation conferences are great—but they don’t have all the answers. In today’s connected world, travelers expect airlines, railways and hotels to provide the same quality of customer experience as their banks, stores, and restaurants. To keep up, travel and transportation leaders need to look beyond their familiar haunts on the conference circuit and […]

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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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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 […]

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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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Fighting The Cloud With The Cloud

We may look back at 2016 as the year of digital disruption. Although digital disruption existed before 2016, this year could be remembered as the year where the term gained both awareness and fear in the minds of business executives. As I mentioned in a previous blog post, C-level executives feel threatened by disruptors because […]

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Insights from the IBM Global C-suite Study – The CIO Perspective

What does the C-suite study unveil in today’s digital economy? A few short years ago, C-level executives at companies in various industries, including travel and transportation related businesses, felt that they could see emerging market threats and react appropriately to them. In today’s digitized world, by contrast, boundaries between industries are disappearing, and C-level executives […]

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Will ‘Blockchain’ be a Disruptive Force in the Travel and Transportation Industry?

First of all, what is a Blockchain? A blockchain is a public ledger (computer file for recording and totaling economic transactions) of all Bitcoin (virtual currency) transactions that have ever been executed. The technology generated quite a bit of interest amongst business leaders at the recently concluded World Economic Forum at Davos. In fact, a […]

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Welcome to Dee K. Waddell – IBM’s New General Manager Global Travel & Transportation Industry

I’m very pleased to announce that Dee K. Waddell has joined IBM Corporation, as General Manager for Global Travel & Transportation Industry. Dee comes to IBM with deep and extensive leadership experience in the Travel and Transportation industry, having served in senior business and technology global leadership roles at Amtrak and United Airlines. Most recently […]

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Did you know that 67% of travel loyalty program members would switch for a better deal?

What truly drives travel loyalty?? Download and Read our new study on travel loyalty from IBM Institute for Business Value. Click here to read the IBV Study Executive Report “Travel Loyalty – Discount Discontents”

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