Heading to the Airport Technology Conference

The AAAE/ACC Airport Technology Workshop will review technology applications and discuss best practices in the selection, deployment and use of specific technologies in airports


Yesterday I sat in the airport waiting for my flight, talking on the phone, while working on my laptop, with my Kindle out to read on when I was done working – and all of my devices were plugged in, charging for the next leg of the trip.

I think I just might be one of those “connected travelers,” I keep hearing about.

Then on the plane I read that there are an estimated 7 billion Personal Electronic Devices (PEDs) on this great planet of ours.

Crazy, right?

Technology is becoming a part of everyone’s daily lives, and it’s become a critical part of airports too. Recently AAAE posed the question: Is your airport effectively utilizing technology to help enhance operations and reduce costs?

The organization then built an entire workshop around that question. The AAAE/ACC Airport Technology Workshop is geared for airport executives and managers not directly involved in implementing IT. This workshop is going to feature subject matter experts from airport management who will review technology applications and discuss experiences and lessons learned in selection, deployment and use of specific technologies employed to address issues at their respective airports.

The conference features four tracks:

IT & Infrastructure Considerations for Airport Capital Improvement Programs, Airport Technology Planning, Trending Airside Technologies, and Trending Landside Technologies.

Attendees will hear from airports that have had measurable success with IT projects, including Orlando International Airport Authority, Tallahassee Regional Airport, AirIT, Bill & Hillary Clinton Little Rock National Airport, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International, and more. It’s going to be packed with valuable information that Airport Business’ readers can use.

Great news. Best of all, I am here in sunny Orlando, where it is a mere 100 degrees more than the Wisconsin winter I left, and just gathered my PEDs to head over to the workshop now. Stay tuned, there will be complete coverage of this important event in this blog, on AviationPros.com and in Airport Business!