Digital innovation takes flight at SFO

A conversation with the CIO of San Francisco International Airport provides great advice about how to execute innovative ideas.

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Ian Law, CIO of San Francisco International Airport (SFO), is constantly at the intersection of a variety of business challenges. The obvious: running the technology powering air travel, passenger safety and well-being. The not so obvious: working with retailers, ride-sharing name brands and government agencies to make sure all operations are running smoothly.

Not only does Law need to make sure the day-to-day operations are running efficiently, he continually looks for ways innovation can drive revenue, ease passenger frustration or make the airport more accessible.

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We phoned Law to discuss many aspects of his job and how innovation can be achieved in such a complex environment. In this roughly half-hour interview with IDG’s Chief Content Officer John Gallant, Law covers:

  • His role and responsibilities
  • Recent innovations and how they are accomplished
  • Security and risk management
  • How to work with the best Silicon Valley has to offer
  • And much more

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