How technology is maturing our relationship with airports

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Digital technology is changing every facet of our lives, from ordering our groceries online, to communicating with customers, and even how we interact with family and friends. Our expectations of technology have never been higher: we assume there will always be a good WiFi signal and that information we receive from our apps will be correct.  Continue reading

Simulation – an innovative solution for acquiring knowledge

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In today’s world of work, it is simply impossible to avoid knowledge acquisition. For employees, the need for knowledge has become a constant throughout their professional lifetime. Yet employees also have increasingly less time to spend on learning and maintaining their knowledge, skills, and interpersonal skills. Moreover, it is often difficult to get hold of the materials needed for training and practice, either because this is costly or simply unavailable to employers. In this context, simulation can be seen as an alternative worth exploring. But to be beneficial, simulation technology must be used adequately and at the best moment during the learning pathway.  Continue reading

Digital technologies enhance customer experience in the aviation industry

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Digital technologies can personalise our daily experiences, from the tailored newsfeeds we receive on our smartphones to suggested workouts we get from online personal trainers. The aviation industry is well aware of the potential such technologies hold and is using them to personalise their customers’ travel experience.  Continue reading

Aviation and Space Industry: Conclusive Report and Future Projections

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On 13 April 2017, the biggest players in the aviation and space sector came together for a press conference to present the market report for 2016. The event was organised by GIFAS (Groupement des Industries Françaises Aéronautiques et Spatiales), and directors of both large companies and smaller associations posted satisfying results for 2016. The past year has been particularly fruitful in terms of revenue, orders and hiring figures. The panel also presented its projections for horizon 2020.  Continue reading

New ways of working taking online banks by storm

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The face of bank services and they way we use them is changing. Nowadays, customers are showing signs of mistrust in traditional banking institutions. Banks are empty. Customers want tailored services and above all, they want them now. These changes all boil down to the digitalisation of banking services. Traditional French banks caught on to this fifteen years ago and have all launched, bought out or taken a subsidiary online bank. To be able to quickly and easily adapt to changes in the market, banks are duty-bound to create new production methods that are customer and not product focused. Online banks represent, for traditional banks, an opportunity to offer innovative services through new ways of working. Scroll down for a spotlight on activity drivers and their impacts.  Continue reading

Artificial Intelligence is moving fast and keeps its promises

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Amongst all the latest technologies in computer vision, machine learning, robotic process automation and natural language processing, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is moving forward at full steam ahead. Thanks to AI, say goodbye to spending too much time on single, time-consuming activities. With its help, company employees can improve their performance and decisions. If we know that, now, AI is improving our efficiency and jobs in the short and long term, then the question we need to ask is this: what are best ways of understanding AI? Simply put, by detecting the major plus points of AI to reveal all its benefits, and by knowing how to optimise our usage.  Continue reading

Smart contract security: how blockchain users hold the key(s)

Smart contracts: Blockchain takes on the legal sector

With smart contracts, Blockchain has been enhanced beyond its ability to simply record transactions. One can now use Turing-complete languages such as Solidity, Serpent and Golang to write complex business logic that is deployed and runs on the chain itself. In addition, smart contracts act as state transition and persistent storage systems that manipulate data as per business requirements, and have access to environmental information e.g. block timestamp and sender balance.  Continue reading

Data security – how will the EU’s GDPR impact business?

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In April 2016 the European parliament passed the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the most important reform in the European legislation on the protection of personal data for the last twenty years. As of 25th May 2018, the same rules will be enforced on all EU member states. Importantly, both EU and non EU companies and organisations will be directly concerned by the new law, from the moment they collect, process, or store personal data belonging to European citizens.  Continue reading