Bangalore International Airport (BIAL), which operates the country’s third largest airport, has tapped IBM to digitise Bengaluru international airport operations.
“We have entered into a 10-year partnership with IBM’s global business services arm to digitise our IT network for operating the Kempegowda airport,” said BIAL.
Red Hat automation and Kyndryl, an entity of IBM’s managed infrastructure services business, will partner with the US-based IT behemoth to create an airport in a box platform to transform the travel experience of passengers.
The platform is expected to improve the operator’s employee productivity, utilization of its IT assets, reduce costs through inventory control and improved incident management.
The IBM platform will support the operator’s business growth and generate AI (artificial intelligence)-powered insights from IBM Maximo enterprise asset management technology to optimise inventory management and the cost of ownership,” said BIAL in the statement.
IBM works with about 150 airports worldwide.
“The project capitalizes on our ability to deliver advanced technologies and services that enable airport operators to transform their business,” said IBM services Vice President Mark Foster in the statement.