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Transformational Tech M&A – The New Normal

It’s hard to believe, but it’s now almost 24 months since I launched this blog. As we approach the two-year milestone, this month’s post marks the start of a new series showcasing another key aspect of my professional activities: mergers and acquisitions (M&A). From now on, M&A – in particular, the role of tech in […]

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Man or Machine? Human Augmentation Offers the Best of Both Worlds

As regular readers of this blog will know, I usually focus on the latest tech trends and their impact on travel/tourism or logistics. To kick off 2020, however, I’d like to look at something a little different – an area of technology with implications for many industries. Its name: human augmentation. Its purpose: to leverage […]

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Digital Twins: Helping Airports Gear Up for the Challenges of the Future Today

With the number of flights and passengers set to rise sharply in the coming years, airports face a host of thorny challenges – not least when it comes to making the most of their existing facilities and infrastructure. A combination of collaboration and leading-edge tech will be key to mastering these challenges. And digital twins […]

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3D Printing: The Beginning of the End for Long-Haul Logistics?

3D printing has been around in one form or another for decades, but only now is it developing into a major disruptive trend. A growing number of manufacturers are adopting the technology, with potentially far-reaching consequences not only for their production processes but also for the global supply chain. This month, we look at the […]

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Automate and Conquer: How AI is Taking the Strain Out of Routine Travel Tasks

Even Established Brands Ignore Tech Disruption at their Peril The collapse of travel giant Thomas Cook earlier this month showed that even major players are not immune to the pressures of today’s fiercely competitive market. While failure to embrace cutting-edge tech and online channels wasn’t the sole factor in the UK-based company’s demise, it did […]

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Collaborative Robots: Boosting Speed and Efficiency in Logistics

Cobots – Humans and Machines in Perfect Harmony Industrial robotics is nothing new. In fact, the technology has been deployed successfully for some six decades, particularly in manufacturing. But as robots grow increasingly sophisticated and intelligent, many fear that they may ultimately eliminate the need for human workers, sparking large-scale unemployment. This is where collaborative […]

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Attractive Benefits for Travelers and Travel Operators Alike – Why Chatbots Make Sound Business Sense

These days, almost anyone who uses the Internet has interacted with chatbots – smart software programs that deliver advice and assistance by simulating human conversation, usually via text messages. With recent advances in natural language processing, machine learning, and artificial intelligence (AI), these solutions are becoming increasingly sophisticated. Today’s chatbots not only offer travelers value-adding […]

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5G-Enabled Smart Cities: Mastering the Challenges of Urbanization

In this blog, I usually focus on the latest technological trends in the travel and logistics industries. This month’s post has a different flavor, showcasing a major topic in the public sector: the rise of smart cities and their implications for logistics in the wider sense. The backdrop to this development is the rapidly growing […]

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Voice Search Heralds a Shake-Up in the Travel Space: What You Need to Know

As technology gains ground, the latest advances are often compared to science fiction. In the case of voice technology, that’s hardly surprising: Not long ago, the only people who spoke to computers were crewmembers of the Starship Enterprise. With the advent of digital assistants like Siri and Alexa, almost anyone can now have computers do […]

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5G is Poised to Revolutionize Logistics – Are You Ready to Reap the Benefits?

Automation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and real-time, end-to-end supply chain monitoring: These are the issues that will shape the logistics of the future. What they all have in common is their reliance on high-performance mobile broadband connectivity for fast, efficient transfer of large data volumes over long distances. But there’s a hitch. Today’s 4G […]

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