ARMONK, N.Y. and BENGALURU, India, July 21, 2021
The state-of-the-art platform IBM is developing to support BIAL's business growth will be enabled by a comprehensive set of IBM technology and services, enabled by an open hybrid cloud approach from IBM and supported Red Hat Ansible Automation. The platform also will generate AI-powered insights from IBM Maximo enterprise asset management technology to optimize inventory management and total cost of ownership.
IBM and BIAL will work to ensure that the platform supports BIAL's commitment to sustainability and the community at large. BIAL recently achieved its goal of net energy neutral status in the financial year 2020-21, consuming energy from renewable sources.
Once the platform is fully operational and enhancing the travel experience for millions of airport passengers, IBM and BIAL plan to explore opportunities to advance the "Airport in a Box" platform as a cornerstone of innovation and transformation for the global travel and transportation industry.
"We are excited to partner with IBM as part of our vision to make BLR Airport the Smart Airport-- a digitalized, seamlessly connected, intuitive airport," said Mr. Hari Marar, MD & CEO, BIAL. "BLR Airport is a pioneer and leader of change in the Indian aviation industry. Our aim is to introduce more digitally advanced, innovative services and products at BIAL to ensure that the passengers and partners have the advantage of future forward technologies, in a seamless operating environment," Mr. Marar added.
"This long-term project capitalizes on our proven ability to deliver a combination of advanced technologies and services that enable the world's leading travel and transportation companies to innovate and transform their businesses," said Mark Foster, Senior Vice President, IBM Services and IBM Global Business Services. "IBM Global Business Services and Kyndryl will apply our expertise in hybrid cloud and building business platforms to help BIAL innovate, improve its operational efficiency and deliver exceptional experiences to its growing passenger base."
IBM works with more than 150 airports globally and has a long history of helping airports, airlines and the aviation industry worldwide to innovate and transform and was named the World's Leading Airport Travel Technology Provider 2020.
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