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Aviation Data Symposium

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Join some of the world's leading airlines, as well as air travel and trade experts for this unique and timely event dedicated to exploring the many ways to harness the power of big data to shape the future of our industry.


November 15 - November 16, 2017 Miami, USA Eden Roc Hotel Open to all

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Harness the power of big data for future success

IA​TA is at the forefront of ushering our industry into the big data frontier. Come to the ADS and debate how the industry can leverage its vast wealth of data, and learn what IATA’s role will be. ​  ​​

ADS 2017 - Specialized Tracks

Passenger Distribution & Sales 
Can big data help us to create a better travel experience for travelers?

Senior-level distribution expert panelists will join key service providers and suppliers as well as stakeholders from airlines, OTA and Metasearch to share their views on the extent to which big data can really improve the customer experience. Is there enough data available for us to create a true 360-degree customer view? Join us to explore the benefits of aggregated data sharing across the distribution value chain. 

Safety & Operations
How can available data help us to more efficiently manage risk and improve safety? 

Industry experts from a major airline will present a practical case study to explore effective data collection and analysis methodologies to manage risk and improve safety. We'll examine the benefits of using quality data and established, consistent management practices for an efficient, economical approach to risk mitigation. 

Technology & Innovation 
My first Artificial Intelligence Project

If you are eager to see what the end result of an open API platform could look like, a major world-class city's department of transport is only 4 years away and just as eager to show us. Learn about how and why they opened up their data to the world and let the aviation and technology gurus show you how to embark on your own similar journey.

Airfreight Business Intelligence
Achieving Operational Excellence

The track will show how data is transforming decision making in the air cargo industry. It will present a holistic approach to data usage and modeling and demonstrate how more exotic data sets utilization can lead to more sophisticated and efficient decision making.
Airfreight experts will debate on forecasting challenges in a global environment, and will address the use of air cargo traffic forecasts in supporting smarter major investment decisions. The track will also cover yet another key to success - achieving operational excellence and cost reduction through mastering your data.


Event Topics

  • Passenger Distribution & Sales
  • Airfreight Business Intelligence
  • Safety & Operations
  • Data Privacy & Regulations
  • Technology & Innovation in Data Analytics
  • Visualization


Why you should not miss ADS 2017

  • ​​​Learn from the experts about the most effective data solutions available for capturing massive quantities of highly relevant data and transforming it into useful content that will expedite and inform important decisions we make every day
  • Learn through compelling case studies about the data pain points driving our industry data agenda
  • Find answers to the most important questions on the minds of the many movers and shakers ready to unlock the power of big data
  • Share your thoughts and gain insights with industry peers through the many networking opportunities that will be available at the ADS

Our Diversity & Inclusion Pledge

IATA believes that diversity of culture, gender, age, orientation and experience boosts the success of the aviation industry. We actively encourage aviation professionals with diverse profiles to contribute to our events as speakers, panelists, facilitators, or in any other way.

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