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A technological revolution

7 February 2012  •  Author(s): Mark Glover, Commissioning Editor, International Airport Review

The first conference of its kind for International Airport Review and given the astonishing recent growth of Information Technology within air – ports, Airport Information Technology 2011 was a conference that was able to cover all aspects of the vast subject.

The event took place on the 6 and 7 of December 2011 at the Sheraton Skyline Hotel, Heathrow attracting over 100 delegates.

Philip Langsdale, Chief Information Officer at BAA began proceedings by highlighting the key objectives at Heathrow Airport that can be im – proved by Information Technology. Mr. Langsdale highlighted baggage, security and passenger engagement as some of the areas that are being targeted by BAA.

Referred to in the previous presentation, Hugh Carr-Archer, Chief Executive Officer at Aurora Computer Services Ltd and Dr Nick Whitehead then gave a fascinating joint pres – entation on the role of biometrics applications for airports.

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