Distributed, scalable airports: Shorter drives, fewer missed flights
Aravind Ramachandran

Distributed, scalable airports: Shorter drives, fewer missed flights

 As a city grows – in terms of population as well as the resulting trade volumes – it will lead to more demand for air travel and allied services. In 2015 alone, the world population grew by 86.84 million. The number of registered carrier departures around the world increased by 36% in the 2005-15 decade, which is thrice the rate of population growth as per World Bank estimates. The Centre for Economics and Business Research, a London-based consultancy, estimates the cost of congestion in England, France, Germany and the US to be around $200 billion in 2013 alone. It is predicted that thi...
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Decision making for travelers: Are machines up to it?
Aravind Ramachandran

Decision making for travelers: Are machines up to it?

An interesting result from a recent McKinsey Global Institute study suggests that a typical business leader spends 25% of his/her time on gathering/analyzing inputs for decision making such as reports and data - a task that can be automated using currently available technology. Yet, a large part of the value addition by the machine is in processing large quantities of information and distilling it down to what's important, rather than taking an actual decision and being accountable for it.To illustrate, a typical traveler must find answers to these questions (among others) to make his/her trip...
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Gamification in Airline Cargo
Sandeep S Nair

Gamification in Airline Cargo

The dis-engaged employeeAt the core of it, technology is driven by the need to better the human condition - be it at the office or outside of it. While technology was intended to solve problems, it also has the flip side of generating new ones that are not desired under certain circumstances. With social media and smart phone combination time slicing the waking hours of our life, organizations are feeling the heat of the "dis-engaged employee" – the employee who finds it difficult to reengage with office tools that are plain and boring, compared to the cool apps and tools that mean fun. Reduce...
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Streamlining air cargo terminal operations through mobility
Aravind Ramachandran

Streamlining air cargo terminal operations through mobility

​Minimizing costs, enhancing service quality and improving profitability – it is the perfect triad for any business leader, irrespective of which industry he/she works in. Companies with some penchant for innovation have been looking at mobility as the key to achieving these goals, with visible success in many cases. The air cargo industry, being both labor intensive as well as heavily dependent on data capture and processing, offers fertile ground for implementing an efficient mobility strategy.Current infrastructure standards of the industry leave a lot to be desired, especially when it come...
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IBS partners with Traveltech Lab to boost innovation in travel sector
Aravind Ramachandran

IBS partners with Traveltech Lab to boost innovation in travel sector

IBS is proud to partner with Traveltech Lab, the first of its kind innovation hub in London, which has successfully positioned itself as a platform for creative minds to collect, converse and collaborate towards beneficial disruption. Budding entrepreneurs are given the support they need to bridge the gap between having a high potential idea and setting up a viable business. Interaction between fellow entrepreneurs working on diverse business models drives further innovative thinking. Unplugging from conventional corporate thinking patterns, such a platform opens up a ...
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