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 th...
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Aravind Ramachandran
Certainly. Where would such a rail link start from? There has to be some node for such a system to originate from, and that is whe... Read More
Thursday, 20 April 2017 16:25
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 tri...
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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 ...
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How ‘Open’ is your innovation strategy?
Shweta Kavishwar

How ‘Open’ is your innovation strategy?

​ "The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow " - Rupert Murdoch For years, the secret sauce for driving innovation in firms has been to hire the best and invest heavily in R&D. Not only were companies able to discover the best ideas with the brightest talent, but they were also able to market and protect these ideas and in turn reinvest to keep the wheel turning. Has this scenario changed today though? Challenging R&D environments, mounting costs and competitive pressures are driving companies to reconsider their innovat...
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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 ba...
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