CIOs Struggle To Keep Their Airlines In The Air

The Accidental Successful CIO

Airlines run on their IT systems and CIOs have to keep these running. However, when it comes to airlines, their CIOs are spending their time thinking about more practical things like just exactly how to go about keeping their critical IT systems up and running.

What Can A CIO Do About The Problem Of Airline Overbooking?

The Accidental Successful CIO

Times have been tough for United airlines in the past. A bit before that the airline had had to delay 500 of their flights because of a second glitch in two weeks of the computer systems that run the airline. United airlines has been dealing with some bad press as of late.

Airline CIOs Show How To Move From The Old To The New

The Accidental Successful CIO

Combining airlines can teach CIO some lessons Image Credit: Luke Ma. Just imagine if you were handed the additional responsibility of creating a plan to merge the IT operations of two large airlines. In late 2013 American Airlines announced that it was buying US Airways.

Global Connected Aircraft Summit: Airlines, operators, integrators, and technology providers

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The Global Connected Aircraft Summit (7-9 June 2017) provides airlines, operators, integrators, and technology vendors with a venue for advancing the state of the entire aviation community. Bob Gourley. This fourth annual event connects business, technology, and industry perspectives and goes beyond just in-flight entertainment, to include operations, communications and technologies that impacts the aircraft and the traveling public.

All United Airlines flights in US grounded: Computer “glitch” cited as cause

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For more on the outage see: All United Airlines flights in US grounded due to computer system glitch . The post All United Airlines flights in US grounded: Computer “glitch” cited as cause appeared first on CTOvision.com. The entire U.S. travel system is under strain today causing a major disruption to business and pleasure travel on all carriers do to what United is calling a computer systems "glitch". What is a glitch? We have all seen those before.

Cyber Security in Aviation

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With multiple systems providers, airlines and IFC providers managing various components of an airplane, gaps are becoming more frequent in the aviation landscape. Airline to Award Hackers for Finding Hidden Bugs (chinatopix.com). CTO Strategy Aircraft engine Airline Computer security Cyber Threats Hacker (computer security) United AirlinesWith the public inundated with reports of an alarming number of computer hacks, the question in everyone’s mind is “what is next?”

That British Airways breach shows hackers fine-tuning e-commerce attacks

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It took only 22 lines of code for the hackers to break into user data of the UK’s largest airline and steal data from up to 380,000 people. The British Airways data breach is proof that hackers are getting more and more sophisticated. But the hackers behind British Airways’ data breach, which took place from late […]. CTO Cyber Security News RiskIQ

What CIOs Can Learn From An Upgrade Of Inflight Web Services

The Accidental Successful CIO

Airline CIOs are going to have to make some tough in-flight internet decisions Image Credit: Christopher Doyle. Back in the day, airline passengers could be assured that their time in the air meant that they had an excuse to unplug and step away from the constant need to do more and more work.

How-to: Do Scalable Graph Analytics with Apache Spark

Cloudera Engineering

A node can be any object, such as a person or an airport, and an edge is a relation between two nodes, such as a friendship or an airline connection between two cities. Get started with scalable graph analysis via simple examples that utilize GraphFrames and Spark SQL on HDFS.

Agenda Announced For June 6-8 Global Connected Aircraft Summit

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The Global Connected Aircraft Summit , taking place June 6 - 8, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA, promises to deliver even more airline executives, thought-provoking case studies and valuable networking opportunities in 2016 than ever before. Bob Gourley.

Think Globally, Act Locally

elsua: The Knowledge Management Blog

Examine The Aviation Industry And Cybersecurity at the Global Connected Aircraft Summit 6-8 June in LA

CTOvision

The mission of this summit is to provide airlines, operators, integrators and technology vendors with a means to continuously enhance the benefits of connected solutions, from ground to air and from nose to tail. Bob Gourley.

Correlation between a Gaming Attack and Aircraft Bomb Scare

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Attacks made on Sony’s PlayStation Network coincided with a bomb scare on an American Airlines jet carrying John Smedley, the president of Sony Online Entertainment. By Katie Kennedy.

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Free datasets for testing database engines

Codediesel

The third is the ‘The Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ dataset which lists airline on-time data, downloadable in customizable ways.

What Role Does A CIO Play When Companies Merge?

The Accidental Successful CIO

Another problem includes dealing with the airline’s mechanics who are still working under separate IT systems, which store complex data related to fixing aircraft. United Continental is not the only airline to undergo a merger in the past few years.

Global Connected Aircraft Conference: 8-10 June in Chantilly VA

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More on the event: The Global Connected Aircraft Summit provides airlines, operators, integrators, and technology vendors complete connected solutions – from ground to air and from nose to tail. The 2015 Global Connected Aircraft Conference will be held 8-10 June 2015 in Chantilly Virginia.

Airflow, a Workflow Orchestrator for Big Data

The New Stack

The Apache Software Foundation’s latest top-level project, Airflow , workflow automation and scheduling stem for Big Data processing pipelines, already is in use at more than 200 organizations , including Adobe, Airbnb, Paypal, Square, Twitter and United Airlines.

PagerDuty Open Sources Its Incident Response Best Practices

The New Stack

Prior to PagerDuty, he has worked on a wide range of systems, from developing music applications for Gracenote and Sony, to working on baggage systems for the airline industry. This post is part of a sponsored series from PagerDuty on disseminating incident response knowledge. Rich Adams.

What Can CIOs Do In Order To Increase Diversity In The IT Department?

The Accidental Successful CIO

Times have been tough for United airlines in the past. A bit before that the airline had had to delay 500 of their flights because of a second glitch in two weeks of the computer systems that run the airline.

Fail fast is not enough!

Bernd Rucker

When I got the check-in invitation I went to the website of the airline, selected my seat, and hit the button to retrieve my boarding pass. but this time the airline even gave me the work instructions: I personally had to do the retry.

Top 13 must-read books for HR professionals

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

In his book, Murphy tells you how to evaluate attitudinal characteristics to identify top performers through tests and sample interview questions, using case studies from companies such as Southwest Airlines and The Four Seasons.

Fed Tech Roundup September 23

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NASA Developed Technology Aims to Save Commercial Airlines Fuel, Time. The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (from FedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com ): Fed Tech Ticker. HHS Focuses on Flexibility in New Health IT Plan - Nextgov. Federal Cybersecurity Second Only to Finance Industry, New Report Says - Nextgov. Four years on, Army common operating environment takes shape - FCW.com. Taking the 'cyber' out of security - GCN.com.

Tibco: Business intelligence and analytics provider

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Their solutions have been applied across multiple industries, with use cases and reference architectures available for Airlines, Banking, Capital Markets, Government, Healthcare, Insurance, Life Sciences, Logistics, Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Rail, Retail, Telecommunications and Utilities. Bob Gourley. Tibco has long been known for helping businesses interconnect their data in ways that enable business decisions.

Why conversion matters – a toy model

Erik Bernhardsson

Or that the % of occupied seats is super important for an airline. There are often close relationships between top level business metrics. For instance, it’s well known that retention has a super strong impact on the valuation of a subscription business. A fun little toy model that I can up with generates a curious relationship between conversion rates and revenue. The intuition. Let’s look at an ecommerce company. I’m working at a company that does mortgage online, for instance.

How Can CIOs Help Their Companies Use Algorithms To Set Prices?

The Accidental Successful CIO

This type of pricing has been used to set prices for products that have a lot of turnover such as televisions and airline tickets. Using algorithms to set prices has been done before in order to sell televisions and airline tickets.

Data's day of reckoning

O'Reilly Media - Data

Checklists have been shown to reduce mistakes in surgery; they’re used very heavily by airline pilots, especially in emergencies; and they can help data professionals to not forget ethical issues, even when they are under pressure to deliver.

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Tibco: Business intelligence and analytics provider

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Their solutions have been applied across multiple industries, with use cases and reference architectures available for Airlines, Banking, Capital Markets, Government, Healthcare, Insurance, Life Sciences, Logistics, Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Rail, Retail, Telecommunications and Utilities. Research Team. Tibco has long been known for helping businesses interconnect their data in ways that enable business decisions.

13 must read books for HR professionals

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

In his book, Murphy tells you how to evaluate attitudinal characteristics to identify top performers through tests and sample interview questions, using case studies from companies such as Southwest Airlines and The Four Seasons.

Travelers are Finding Ways to Save Money with Big Data

CTOvision

While a single travel agent would rely on their own knowledge, connections, and reach to offer you the best deal, big data has the resources and outreach of hundreds and hundreds of travel agents with more direct connection to the airlines, hotels, and car rentals themselves. 4.They’re Letting Airlines, Rentals, and Hotels Cater to Them. Rick Delgado. We’d all love to see the world.

Are Employees More Productive When They Get More Sleep?

The New Stack

And Southwest Airlines now allows their pilots to choose whether they fly more or evening flights. Some companies are trying to re-schedule work so their employees can sleep later.

How Can CIOs Pick Tomorrow’s Stars?

The Accidental Successful CIO

Back in the day, airline passengers could be assured that their time in the air meant that they had an excuse to unplug and step away from the constant need to do more and more work. CIOs want to know how to correctly identify their star performers Image Credit: Susanne Nilsson.

Top Technology News Ticker for 6 June 2016

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American Airlines signs contract with ViaSat for in-flight Wi-Fi on some of its planes, ending Gogo's exclusivity (Mike Freeman/Los Angeles Times). Charles Hall. The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (from FedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com ): Verizon's 'Can you hear me now?' guy is back. with Sprint - CNET.

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3 common pitfalls in microservice integration — and how to avoid them

Bernd Rucker

When I got the check-in invitation I went to the website of the airline, selected my seat, and hit the button to retrieve my boarding pass. Why doesn’t the airline just do the retrying themselves? Assume that the airline uses asynchronous communication in the check-in scenario.

Virgin America Shows How Even CIOs Can Make Big Mistakes (a chief information officer needs an IT strategy to create IT alignment)

The Accidental Successful CIO

How hard can it be to be a CIO at a major airline? Well it turns out that over at the Virgin America airline, their CIO appears to have made a very bad decision and everyone is now paying for it. During a typical week, an airline will fly with about 80% of its flights full.

Why Aren’t Our Networks Staying Up?

The Accidental Successful CIO

In the first half of 2015 alone the NYSE halted trading because of a technical glitch and United Airlines had to ground all of their airlines because of problems with a program that scheduled pilots. Things don’t seem to work as well as they used to Image Credit: Bob Mical.

Flying in a f**king jet

Successful Software

I was then given a briefing by my pilot, JC, a serving Air Zealand Airlines long-haul pilot and ex New Zealand Air Force pilot. In January of this year I got to fulfill my long-time ambition of flying in a fast jet (that’s me in the picture above).

Official Intelligence

LeanEssays

Imagine you worked at an airline, for example, and you had an idea of how to make customers really happy: “Let’s eliminate the baggage fees!” Your manager frowns at you and says: “Have you any idea how much money those baggage fees bring into this airline every month?”

Fed Tech News Roundup

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Security experts warn airlines face threat of cyber attacks ThreatBrief (Yesterday) - Airlines are increasingly at risk of cyber attacks that could pose significant safety issues and force carriers to ground their fleets to protect passenger welfare, causing major financial damage , Small and midsize businesses Cyber Security Stress Test ThreatBrief (Yesterday) - Small to medium sized businesses provide the foundation for the U.S.

Why CIOs Should Stop Putting Employees In Boxes

The Accidental Successful CIO

However, when it comes to airlines, their CIOs are spending their time thinking about more practical things like just exactly how to go about keeping their critical IT systems up and running. CIOs need to stop classifying their employees by placing them in a box Image Credit: jon jordan.

Priority Guides: A Content-First Alternative to Wireframes

A List Apart

A detailed digital priority guide for an airline’s flight overview page. No matter your role, if you’ve ever been involved in a digital design project, chances are you’re familiar with wireframes.