OpenJaw to speak at IATA Aviation Data Symposium on Big Data

DUBLIN, Ireland — June 13, 2018: The IATA Aviation Data Symposium is the forum for airlines to learn how to take full advantage of the power of big data across the entire airline value chain. The Aviation Data Symposium takes place on the 19-20 June at the InterContinental Hotel, Berlin, German, with a special workshop on AI and Machine Learning on Thursday June 21. OpenJaw are Platinum Sponsor of the event.

IATA ADS 2018 will have over 500 aviation industry and data professionals from across the globe to debate how the industry can leverage its vast wealth of data. The 1 day add-on lab that follows the IATA Aviation Data Symposium will provide an overview of AI use cases in aviation as well customers and vendors sharing their experiences implementing AI solutions.

One of the biggest challenges facing airlines is how to manage the stream of data that they have, and how to transform their business to become truly data driven. Data can enables personalised customer actions to establish a long term relationships with each customer at numerous touchpoints in the customer journey.

During the opening plenary at IATA ADS 2018, Dr John Carney, Chief Data Scientist with OpenJaw Technologies will be speaking about ‘Big Data and the Rise of Customer Centricity in Airlines’, showing airlines can create true data-driven customer centricity with a personalised shopping experience.

Another big challenge for airlines is how to use Artificial Intelligence, particularly in customer service. Customer Service is often seen as a cost, but using AI, airlines can actually increase revenue, reduce cost and deliver superior customer service. During the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Aviation workshop, Brian Lewis, CTO OpenJaw will explain how to use Artificial Intelligence to create value for all customer service engagements.

Plenary Session: ‘Big Data and the Rise of Customer Centricity in Airlines’
Date and Time: Tuesday, 19th June, 11:15 – 11:40
Stream: Opening Plenary
Venue: Intercontinental Berlin

Workshop Name: Artificial Intelligence in Airline Customer Service
Date and Time: Thursday, 21st June, 16:00-16:25
Stream: Opening Plenary
Venue: Intercontinental Berlin

For more information on IATA ADS 2018, visit the website here:


For more information:
Luke Keogh
Marketing and Communications
OpenJaw Technologies
T: +353 (0)1 525 7100

About OpenJaw Technologies
OpenJaw Technologies transforms travel companies into travel retailers. The Dublin-headquartered travel tech company delivers e-commerce technology to the world’s leading travel brands to enable them to retail all of the additional extras required by their customers to complete their trip, from car hire to city tours. The OpenJaw Platform, t-Retail, is the most complete travel retailing platform available, and is used by world-famous travel brands such as British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Iberia Airlines, Hainan Airlines, AIMIA, Loyalty One, Four Seasons, Avis, and Air Miles to increase revenue and enable redemption. Founded in 2002 by three Irish tech entrepreneurs, OpenJaw was acquired by Chinese global travel tech giant, TravelSky, in 2016.