Bangalore International Airport Partners with IBM for Digital and IT Transformation
– 10-year agreement to create an “Airport in a Box” platform, which transforms technology, operations and customer experience
– The capabilities of IBM Hybrid Cloud, Red Hat Automation and infrastructure services managed by Kyndryl to help BIAL improve productivity, automate IT and reduce costs
ARMONK, NY and BENGALURU, India, July 21, 2021 / PRNewswire / – IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) – operator of Kempegowda Bengaluru International Airport (KIAB / BLR Airport) – today announced a ten-year agreement under which IBM and Kyndryl will provide the best IT solutions to create a new “Airport in a box” that will support the transformation of the end-to-end travel experience for passengers at BLR Airport.
As one of the fastest growing airports in the world, BLR Airport needed an agile, scalable and competitive technological and operational environment that could increase its agility and operational flexibility to handle future growth. passenger traffic. To achieve this goal, BIAL has selected IBM Global Business Services, IBM’s hybrid cloud capabilities and Kyndryl, the new independent company that will be created following the separation of IBM’s Managed Infrastructure Services business, to design and implement implementing a new generation architecture with dynamic delivery models. One that is very efficient, secure and will allow a seamless travel experience for its passengers. The new platform will also enable BIAL to improve employee productivity, better use of IT assets, reduce costs through streamlined inventory control and better incident management.
The industry-leading platform that IBM is developing to support BIAL’s business growth will be made possible by a comprehensive set of IBM technologies and services, made possible by an open hybrid cloud approach from IBM and supported by Red Hat Ansible Automation. The platform will also 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 neutrality in fiscal year 2020-21, consuming energy from renewable sources.
Once the platform is fully operational and improves the travel experience of millions of airport passengers, IBM and BIAL plan to explore opportunities to advance the ‘Airport in a Box’ platform as a as a cornerstone of innovation and transformation for the global travel and transportation industry.
“We are delighted to partner with IBM as part of our vision to make BLR Airport the smart airport – a digitized, seamlessly connected and intuitive airport,” said Mr. Hari Marar, Managing Director and CEO, BIAL. “BLR Airport is a pioneer and a change leader in the Indian aviation industry. Our aim is to introduce innovative and more digitally advanced services and products at BIAL to ensure that passengers and partners benefit from future advanced technologies, in a flawless operation. the environment, ”added Mr. Marar.
“This long-term project capitalizes on our proven ability to deliver a combination of cutting-edge technologies and services that enable the world’s leading travel and transportation companies to innovate and transform their businesses,” said Marc 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 operational efficiency and deliver exceptional experiences to its growing passenger base. “
IBM works with more than 150 airports around the world and has a long history of helping airports, airlines and the aviation industry around the world innovate and transform. World’s Leading Airport Travel Technology Provider 2020.
IBM External Relations
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