Let’s get digital, digital, I wanna get digital, let’s get into digital….

Read Time: 14 minutes Digital air traffic services will help create the smart airport of the future, offering greater flexibility, enhanced security, and more efficient traffic management at reduced costs. Digitalization is starting to[…]

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Leading the Charge with Ampaire

Read Time: 11 minutes Electric propulsion: What’s happening on the ground is starting to happen up in the air In this episode of Vantage Point, I speak with Kevin Noertker, Co-Founder and CEO of[…]

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WHAT, now; HOW, then.

Read Time: 3 minutes What to do, not how to do is the central question for leaders In these rapidly changing times brought on by digitalization, deciding “what to do” is ever more important[…]

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To Disrupt or be Disrupted – that is the Question

Read Time: 2 minutes “Connect. Innovate. Grow.” in an Age of Rapid Change and Disruption Last week I again had the honor to serve as a lead judge to the John Molson MBA International[…]

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Setting the Tone for Growth

Read Time: 13 minutes How giving up control will allow your company to grow Nolinor is a Quebec-based charter airline that started operations in 1997, providing air transport services to hunting and fishing outfitters,[…]

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From Drones Beware to Flight Aware with Unifly

Read Time: 12 minutes How one company is raising the level of awareness in the airspace As more and more drones take to the sky, and ambitions for drone delivery services and beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS)[…]

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Keep Moving to Stay Relevant

Read Time: < 1 minute Do you remember when you first learned how to ride a bike? I do…. I was almost 10 years old and most of my friends were already pros on the[…]

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The 5 Trends Shaping the Future of Aviation

Read Time: 5 minutes What Are You Doing to Remain Relevant? “Day 2 is stasis. Followed by irrelevance. Followed by excruciating, painful decline. Followed by death. And that is why it is always Day[…]

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Cost-cut Yourself to Prosperity

Read Time: 2 minutes Cost reduction as a strategy for rapid growth During my career, I have saved millions of dollars for the organisations I’ve worked for and helped avoid billions of dollars for[…]

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The Beauty of Simplicity

Read Time: 3 minutes And what it can mean for your business or organisation Last week I wrote about the difference between the complicated and the complex, and its implications for your approach to[…]

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The Difference between the “Complicated” and the “Complex”

Read Time: 3 minutes And its implications for your approach to introducing change What’s the difference between sending a rocket into space and getting children to succeed in school? What’s the difference between a[…]

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Lessons from the Demise of a Venerable Pâtisserie

Read Time: 2 minutes Anyone who has been to Montreal will know it to be the gastronomic capital of Canada, if not North America. Of course, many other cities have their fine eateries, but[…]

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My Top Reads of 2017

Read Time: 7 minutes As 2017 draws to a close, I reflected on some of the books I’ve read that offered new insights and perspectives on life and career. Here are the 10 must-reads[…]

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Five Actions to Evolve to Consultative Selling

Read Time: 2 minutes I often observe that technology firms in the air traffic management (ATM) industry take a transactional as opposed to a consultative approach to selling. This is unfortunate as it undermines[…]

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The Building Blocks for Smart Airports

Read Time: 10 minutes How license plate recognition (LPR) technology and the Cloud will improve efficiency and provide better passenger services at airports This week’s interview is with Grant Furlane, CEO of LocoMobi. Grant[…]

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Frederic Laloux comes to Montreal

Read Time: < 1 minute Yesterday I had the great privilege of meeting Frederic Laloux who was in Montreal as speaker at the annual congress of the CRHA, the Quebec society of HR professionals. His[…]

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Intelligent Solutions for Superior Airport Performance

Read Time: 5 minutes Helping airports handle more air traffic with their existing infrastructure This interview – conducted jointly with Momberger Airport Information newsletter – is with Christian Onselaere, CEO of ADB SAFEGATE, a[…]

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Aviation – An Industry Ripe for Disruption

Read Time: 11 minutes How a technology company is revolutionizing aviation efficiency through better data management This week’s Vantage Point interview is with Ian Painter of Snowflake Software, an award-winning provider of cloud and on-premise[…]

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Travel Industry Adoption of Digital Wallets is Ready for Take-off

Read Time: 7 minutes How one company is helping to turn the smartphone into a digital engagement tool This week’s Vantage Point interview is with Andrew Phillips, Director and Founder of Flon Solutions  – […]

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Meeting a Medical Need with Speed

Read Time: 10 minutes How one company is pioneering delivery drone services in Africa More than two billion people lack adequate access to essential medical products, often due to challenging terrain or gaps in[…]

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From Entrepreneur to Technology Innovator

Read Time: 12 minutes Raising the level of performance in air traffic management In this installment, I interview Alex Sauriol, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Searidge Technologies. Searidge is a leading technology innovator providing remote[…]

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Entrepreneurs: Don’t fall in love with your technology

Read Time: 10 minutes Fall in love with your customers to solve a need. The rest will come naturally Ever been stuck in a long line-up at airport security and wondered how it could[…]

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Back to the Future

Read Time: 3 minutes A re-think for the think-tank on ATM policy. Yesterday, during the World ATM Congress, a group of industry players launched a think-tank on how the efficiency and performance of air traffic management (ATM)[…]

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Rwanda – a Country on the Move in Aviation

Read Time: 3 minutes En route back to Montreal after participating in the AviationAfrica conference this week in Kigali, Rwanda, I was struck by the enthusiasm participants had for the future of aviation in Africa. The[…]

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