Future Travel Experience is wholeheartedly committed to driving positive industry change. A vital part of these efforts are our unique Think Tank projects, which bring together senior experts from across the industry to tackle key topics, co-create forward-thinking visions and address common challenges. Post-pandemic and as we look forward, aviation security practices must evolve with the threat, and beyond a 20th Century paradigm of security screening hardware that is largely unconnected and which, as a result, does not fully leverage the power of technology. If technologies, such as cloud computing, IoT, AI, blockchain, big data, digital identity authentication, etc, could be unleashed in an effective risk-based manner, the results would be dramatic improvements in security, lower costs for all industry players and far greater passenger satisfaction.
FTE and APEX are looking to help inspire the next generation of aviation security through the “Next Generation Aviation Security” Think Tank, where a working group of industry experts will design a new model of aviation security leveraging new technologies and innovative approaches beyond the checkpoint and to encompass hold baggage processing, perimeter security, counter-drone measures, and off-airport processing. The Think Tank will then advise ways in which the industry can work together to achieve the vision. This effort will be supplemented by an industry-wide crowdsourcing effort to invite the brightest minds to put forward their ideas to help inspire the final Think Tank recommendations.
The FTE “Next Generation Aviation Security” Think Tank was launched at FTE Global 2023, where the group discussed their efforts towards designing a new model of aviation security leveraging innovative technologies and approaches.
Led by Think Tank Captain Anne Marie Pellerin, Founder and Managing Partner, LAM LHA, the fascinating session featured Think Tank Members including Ian Law, Chief Digital Transformation Officer, Los Angeles World Airports; Matt Gilkeson, Director, Innovation Task Force, Transportation Security Administration (TSA); Lisa Sullivan, Senior Vice President, Travel and Transport, IDEMIA; Tim Lorenzen, Senior Manager, Security Innovation, American Airlines; Bob Kwik, Global Head of Airports, Amazon Web Services; and Dr. Joe Leader, CEO, APEX/IFSA.
View the full FTE “Next Generation Aviation Security” Think Tank session from FTE Global 2023 at the video link above.
Mark your diary for FTE Global 2024 – Los Angeles, 28-30 October
FTE Global will return to the Long Beach Convention Center, California, on 28-30 October 2024, once again co-located with APEX/IFSA Global EXPO. Mark your diary today! Find out more information about the event here.