Cognitive tourism: from connected airports to AI-enabled concierges

Written by Jen Clark and Lynne Slowey | December 21, 2016 | Travel

Fancy scheduling a holiday to beat the post-Christmas blues? I don’t blame you. A little bird told me that more people book a holiday on Boxing Day than any other time of the year. If that’s you, you might be interested to learn about how the IoT is changing the tourism industry, and hopefully improving more

Traveling home for Christmas: the smart way

Written by Matt Bellias | December 15, 2016 | Travel

Travel and transportation companies are looking to the Internet of Things and cognitive computing to transform every aspect of their businesses, from marketing and purchasing to the provisioning of services and post-travel engagement. Exploiting the insights locked away in big data challenges will bring travel providers closer to their customers and transform complex operations in more

How IoT is innovating transport to make cities more liveable

Written by Matt Bellias | November 28, 2016 | Automotive, Blog, Travel

This is the third post in a three-part series on how the Internet of Things is impacting transport. Congestion, primarily driven by commuters and centered around cities, is a huge economic problem – costing the U.S. $160 billion per year according to researchers at Texas A&M. This is a global problem, often affecting growing cities more

Connected trains: How IoT is driving the future of rail

Written by Matt Bellias | November 21, 2016 | Asset Management, Travel

This is the second post in a three-part series on how the Internet of Things is impacting transportation. Passenger rail traffic globally is expected to double by 2020, posing a challenge for train operators and commuters alike. How can these operators, who work with complex and often aging infrastructure and technology, adapt to rapidly evolving more

Five ways IoT will change how you experience air travel

Written by Franklin Morris | October 13, 2016 | Automotive, Travel

Remember your last cross-country flight? Between the hassle of checking in, the security lines, the fear of missing luggage and the ever-diminishing legroom, the experience probably left plenty of room for improvement. But there is good news on the horizon for airline passengers. Your air travel experience — on the ground and in the air more

Doing the robot: Watson really is all singing, all dancing

Written by Lynne Slowey | April 17, 2016 | Retail, Travel

Watch the video Watson Nao, IBM’s concierge robot had the chance to bust some moves at the Nvidia’s GTU technology conference last week, thanks to a presentation by IBM Watson’s Chief Technology Officer Rob High. Nao decided took the opportunity to show his / her / its human side and sang a catchy version of more