Improving operational efficiency to reduce airport costs

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30 June 2020

Supported by:

30 June 2020

airport operationsAs aviation enters a post-pandemic world and begins recovery, minimising costs wherever possible will be imperative to the bounce-back of airports.

Therefore this webinar looked at the areas within airport operations that can be most easily improved in regard to efficiency, and the technologies available to help implement this.

This webinar addressed:

  • Which areas to target within airport operations in regard to improving efficiency
  • The biggest benefits of focusing on operational efficiency in a post-pandemic world
  • The challenges involved in amending airport operations
  • The new technologies available to improve operational efficiency
  • Real-life examples of improved efficiency and the costs saved.

Keynote speakers:

Ian LawIan Law – Chief Information Officer – San Francisco International Airport
Ian Law is the Chief Information Officer at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). His focus is on the transformative potential of technology in the industry and the leadership of change. He is a current and former chairperson of airport industry committees and working groups and is a member of Airports Council International’s World IT Standing Committee. Law holds both Computer Science (BSc) and MBA degrees and has worked in various information technology and business change, transaction and operations roles in both the public and private sector.

Antoine Rostworowski – Deputy Director General of Programmes and Services – ACI World
Antoine is Deputy Director General of Programmes and Services at ACI World, providing the organisation with strategic oversight and direction. He works across airport security, airport facilitation, innovation and IT, ASQ products and services, global training and developing ACI programmes.

Abhi Chacko

Abhi Chacko – Head of IT Commercial & Innovation – Gatwick Airport
Head of IT Commercial and Innovation at Gatwick Airport, Abhi Chacko is accountable for providing IT services to airlines, ground handlers and airport tenants as well as for driving tech-led innovation for the campus. With more than 20 years of experience in aviation IT, Chacko has had a positive impact on the aviation industry. He has led several industry-first initiatives at Gatwick, such as the award-winning Airport Community App, machine learning for predicting flight departure times, airport chatbots and a beacon-based indoor navigation system.

Karin GylinKarin Gylin – Head of Innovation – Swedavia
As Head of Innovation Karin leads the work to strengthen innovation at Swedavia by reinforcing the innovation culture, establishing common structures and processes and boosting the generation and realisation of new innovative ideas. With an engineering background, Karin has always been interested in innovation and the possibility to creating customer value from technology and digitalisation. Karin has over 10 years’ experience from management consulting focusing on innovation management at Arthur D. Little Nordics and Altran in Paris.

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