Boston, June 2019 – Vijay Narula, President and CEO, and Dr. Indu Singh, Senior Scientist, from OST, Inc., played key roles presenting at the 91st Annual American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) Conference & Exposition (https://www.aaae.org/aaae/190501/Default.aspx) held in Boston from June 16-19, 2019. Dr. Singh facilitated the June 17 Smart Airport and Digital Transformation session, while Vijay Narula served as a panelist. Mr. Narula was joined on the panel by Jon D. Schleifer, Manager, Outreach and Partnerships, FAA, and other notable experts.
The conference session surveyed the challenges airports will face over the next 20 years. Topmost are estimates projecting that air passenger traffic will double to more than 14 billion by 2029. Total air cargo and aircraft movement will significantly increase as well. Airport executives will need new solutions to handle capacity, maintain security, and deliver positive customer experiences. The session provided attendees tangible insights on how to best position their airports to facilitate digital transformation and adapt to the evolving needs of tenants and passengers.
Mr. Narula possesses deep experience in the field of aviation and Smart technologies. Under his leadership, OST has taken the lead in creating Public-Private Partnership (P3) projects to develop Smart Airports, as well as Smart and Connected Communities.
Dr. Singh is a recognized author and expert on Smart Cities and Cybersecurity and has published several books. He has designed and built smart cities globally. Notable past efforts include Smart City projects in Singapore, Dubai, and Amsterdam. Currently, he is engaged in developing solutions that incorporate the Internet of Things (IoT), 5G connectivity, Artificial Intelligence (Al) and Machine Learning (ML) in Smart infrastructure development and operations.
OST has more than 20 years of experience supporting the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the International Civil Aviation Organization. At the newly established Smart Airports Lab in Atlantic City at the FAA Tech Center, OST is engaged in developing solutions for the use of Smart and connected devices for personnel tracking; intelligent infrastructure maintenance using embedded sensors and autonomous vehicles; and aircraft inspection using remote sensing systems deployed on fixed, mobile, and portable platforms, among other concepts.
About OST: OST, Inc. is a provider of C4ISR, Cyber, Engineering, Logistics, Managed Services, and Smart technologies. OST serves several industries, including aviation, defense, financial, health, insurance, utility, and transportation. OST’s client base consists of Fortune 1000 companies and public sector organizations including the U.S. Department of Defense (Air Force, Army, Navy, and Joint programs), Commerce, Education, Energy, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Transportation, Treasury, and Veterans Affairs, and state and local governments. OST is externally appraised/registered at CMMI-DEV Level 3, CMMI-SVCS Level 3, ISO 9001:2015, ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011, ISO/IEC 27001:2013, ISO 10002:2018.