AIX: Gogo hopes new book sparks industry conversation on IoT

Following an intensive research period, Gogo has published "From the Ground Up: How the Internet of Things will Give Rise to Connected Aviation”, which seeks to provide a cohesive understanding of IoT and its impact on aviation.

"While the realisation of the concept of the connected aircraft may seem to be in the distant future, it's actually happening today. The adaption by the industry and the evolution from connected aircraft to true connected aviation is inevitable," said Ash ElDifrawi, Gogo's chief commercial officer. "By working with the contributors of this book, we are able to evaluate the current state of the industry and the potential roadblocks along the way. We've concluded that in the next five to 10 years, nearly every facet of the air travel experience will be touched by the connected systems of connected aviation."

The tome gathers insights from more than 30 of the foremost leaders in aviation and technology including leaders from Air Canada, Accenture, Cisco, GE, NetJets, Zubie, Motorola, Here, and more.

tThe book explains how the Internet of Things applies to aviation, how technologies have evolved and how the value proposition is being built for airlines and other companies in the value chain. It also discusses factors like data privacy and cyber security that will inevitably have an impact on the evolution of connected aviation.t"As the leader in this space, it was important for us to collaborate with others in the industry, as well as broadening the scope to include IoT leaders who don't necessarily fall into aviation," added ElDifrawi. "Our hope is to have compiled a more defined and unbiased picture of how IoT will ultimately shape the industry and drive it forward and what it takes to get there."

The book is available electronically free of charge or hardbound format (shipments will begin by the end of April) at www.riseofconnectedaviation.com.

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