Smart Airports: Sensor-based Baggage Tracking


June 28, 2016 | 09:00 am–10:00 am
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    Why watch this?

    June 28th, 9 AM PDT: join the GE and Altoros webinar to learn how airlines can eliminate passenger dissatisfaction from mishandled bags and create personalized customer experience with a complete edge-to-cloud solution to meet a real world need in the airline industry.

    25 million checked bags get delayed, damaged, or lost every year. It results in growing customers dissatisfaction and an urgent need to create better passenger experience via prompt delivery of luggage. Moreover, the new standards imposed by  IATA Resolution 753 will require all Airlines to have an end-to-end baggage custody information by June 2018. It is a responsibility of each airline to build or acquire a solution for achieving the goal. 

    Join this webinar to learn how airlines can increase passenger satisfaction and eliminate the current challenges of baggage mishandling. You will introduced to an end-to-end baggage tracking solution powered by GE Predix, an Industrial cloud-based Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).

    You will discover the specifics of an RFID sensor-based baggage system that tracks the flow of bags inside and between airports. Passengers can see the location and status of their bags at every moment of their journey. Deployed in the Predix Cloud, the system scales automatically when the amount of data grows, provides high level of security, smart alerts, and real-time analytics.

    Why join the webinar:

    • Discover how airlines can reduce costs, improve customer experience, and decrease departure delays
    • Learn how to create personalized customer experience with real-time RFID-based baggage tracking
    • Find out how airlines are tapping into the Internet of Things using GE Predix
    • Explore opportunities to sell additional customer services, such as remote bag check-in/pickup and more


    1. Introduction to how airlines are tapping into the Internet of Things  (by Shyam Nath, Principal Architect at GE Digital)
    2. Solution architecture and business model of the Sensor-based Baggage Tracking Solution (by Elena Travkina, IoT Development Practice Lead at Altoros)
    3. End -to-end live demo: from a baggage drop point to a baggage claim point (by Alex Sologub, Senior Developer at Altoros)
    4. Q&A

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    Who should attend?

    This webinar will be of interest to Solution Architects, Solution Engineers, Heads of IoT, IoT Practice Leads, and other IT and business-side executives in the airline industry.

    About presenters:

    Shyam Varan Nath is Industrial Internet Architect at GE Digital. He has 25 years of industry experience with focus on IoT, Big Data and Advanced Analytics. He has worked in several solutions for Aviation Industry leveraging Industrial Internet / IoT. Prior to GE, he worked in IBM, Deloitte, Oracle and Halliburton. He is a regular speaker in large conferences on IoT and related topics. He has undergrad in EE from IIT Kanpur, India and MBA and MS from Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL. He manages several user groups and Meetups in technology related areas.

    Elena Travkina is IoT Practice Lead at Altoros. She has over 11 years of experience in delivery and support of business critical software applications. Worked close to business owners providing strategic and organizational leadership for software development. Served in different capacities ranging from an Software Engineer to a Software Engineering Manager. Participated in organizing and support of the Belarus Ruby User Group.

    Alex Sologub is a Software Engineer at Altoros. With 6+ years in software engineering, he is an expert in cloud automation and designing architectures for complex cloud-based systems. With extensive experience in Ruby, Go, and Javascript, he took part in integrating a number of popular clouds with RightScale (a web-based platform for managing cloud infrastructure from multiple providers). His professional interests include IoT solutions powered by cloud technologies, as well as designing architectures that meet customers’ needs. Alexander has spoken at several local IT conferences.

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