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Managing airline operations is complex, but it doesn't have to be difficult

Managing airline operations is complex, but it doesn't have to be difficult
Even on the best of days, airline Operations Control Centers are high pressure environments. With so many variables to be monitored and controlled at any given moment, Operations Controllers are constantly on high alert. And when a disruption strikes, stress levels soar beyond cruising altitude. In addition to managing day-to-day operations, strategic planning, and reporting - whether to weekly, monthly, or seasonal timeframes - are also mission-critical activities undertaken by the department. Ensuring cost efficiency, productivity, and on-time performance depends on optimized aircraft, route...
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The digital road to cost optimization for airline Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO)

The digital road to cost optimization for airline Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO)
Amidst the "global reset" in the aviation industry, cost optimization is a recurring hot topic. Yet, many areas have been overlooked where innovation and digitalization can make a difference. A good example of this is the Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) sector, which is in the right position to become a mainstream target for transformation. The global spending on MRO was about US$50 billion in 2020 and is projected to become US$68 billion in 2021 and US$97 billion in 2022, eventually reaching US$115 billion in 2030 with an average forecasted yearly growth of 1.7%. While there have been...
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Women in Tech: Christine Updegraff, Director, Hospitality Solutions, IBS Software, based in Connecticut, USA.

Women in Tech: Christine Updegraff, Director, Hospitality Solutions, IBS Software, based in Connecticut, USA.
Tell us a bit about your role and what motivates you I joined IBS Software seven years ago in an account management role within the Hospitality division, and I continue today to lead relationships with key global hotel accounts. My role is to analyse, discover and match the needs of e-commerce buyers and sellers of hotel products with IBS Software solutions. I also serve as a source of directional input to our product management team which is continually building our roadmap for the future. What motivates me is visionary thinking: the next horizon, the twists and turns that keep us moving towa...
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Women in Tech: Sandhya M Nair, General Manager and Head of Enabling Transformation practice, IBS Software

Women in Tech: Sandhya M Nair, General Manager and Head of Enabling Transformation practice, IBS Software
Tell us a bit about your role and what you enjoy  I lead the Enabling Transformation practice for the Consulting and Digital Transformation Strategic Business Unit. We provide business change management services to our customers. We work with the user community in our customers' organizations to ensure they are excited about the change and become competent in using our products to manage their business. While the Consulting and Technology teams manage business process re-engineering and software rollout, we manage the people dimension of the change for our customers. I find helping people...
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Women in Tech: Sheeba George, Senior Service Delivery Manager, IBS Software

Women in Tech
Tell us a bit about your role and what you enjoy.  I'm responsible for the product management teams for one of our well-known travel clients, managing relationships with different stakeholders. I look after a department of 75 people. It's a multi-faceted role but what I really enjoy is working with people - from hiring and onboarding, setting team goals, fostering team collaborations to sharing best practices and then, seeing the developments. What first inspired you to go into STEM?  The race to space! At school, I loved reading about the first man on the moon and space engineering....
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