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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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Smart Passports: Can blockchains reduce the hassle of visa renewals?
Aravind Ramachandran

Smart Passports: Can blockchains reduce the hassle of visa renewals?

Archaia is a 60 year old entrepreneur, and he has a problem. A multimillion dollar deal, which could transform his steel business forever, hangs in the balance. He can either reach Beijing, China tomorrow morning and sign the deal, or watch as his competitor walks away with the hugely profitable contract.Nova is a 20 year old cricketer - a specialist fast bowler, who also has a similar problem. He needs to reach Mumbai, India by that evening and register as replacement for an injured player on the team. If he doesn't reach on time then a part time pacer, who is already with the team as a batsm...
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Experiential selling: Captivate your customer with rich content
Aravind Ramachandran

Experiential selling: Captivate your customer with rich content

Are you hungry? If I offer you a little bit of choice on what to serve you for lunch, which of these would you prefer?A succulent morsel cut from the tenderness of a fledgling chicken, lightly seared on a traditional iron grill and seasoned with hand-picked Indian spices. Served with a sprinkling of diced vegetables resting between finely sliced slabs of oven baked doughORA grilled chicken sandwichThe two options above mean essentially the same thing, but will appeal to your palate in drastically different ways. It is an old trick used by restaurants, which has received some acceptance from re...
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4 keys to unlock the millennial puzzle in mobility
Aravind Ramachandran

4 keys to unlock the millennial puzzle in mobility

Millennial is defined as "a person reaching young adulthood in the 21st century", which essentially refers to anyone born from 1981 onwards and up to 1997 for most demographic research purposes (Pew Research). This timeline is significant because it coincides with the exponential growth phase of technology and more recently, Industrial Revolution 4.0, characterized by cyber-physical systems as per the World Economic Forum. Not only are they officially declared to be the largest among all generations currently in existence; but also (based on a report from travel website Protrav) mill...
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