How did the first mother in space become godmother to a cruise ship? (The Telegraph)

Anna Fisher made waves by becoming the first mother in space, and now she’s making waves at sea. Continue reading How did the first mother in space become godmother to a cruise ship? (The Telegraph)

Creating a Tech Community to Aid Refugees in Crisis (Overture magazine)

As the needs of refugees worldwide become more complex, a growing collection of technology groups are working to serve them as people, not problems. I first met Paul-Emmanuel Levy in Paris in October 2017, at the first global summit to be held by Techfugees, a non-profit that helps coordinate the international tech community’s response to the needs of refugees. Earlier that day he had been … Continue reading Creating a Tech Community to Aid Refugees in Crisis (Overture magazine)

Artificial intelligence: the end of lost baggage? (Airport Technology)

With the number of air travellers set to double over the next 20 years, intelligent end-to-end baggage tracking will be more essential than ever. Can artificial intelligence be harnessed to help manage the problem? Frances Marcellin investigates. Between now and 2036, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) estimates that the number of air passengers will rise from 4 billion to almost 8 billion. Airports are … Continue reading Artificial intelligence: the end of lost baggage? (Airport Technology)

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Shhh is the day of the airport announcer over? (AIR (Airport Industry Review) Magazine and Airport Technology)

In recent years many airports have opted to become “silent airports”, where public address announcements are replaced by alternative communication methods. Are quiet airports the way forward and how have passengers reacted? Frances Marcellin finds out  Over the last ten years there has been a growing trend towards airports becoming “silent airports”. Usually this means that public announcements throughout airport terminals will cease to exist, … Continue reading Shhh is the day of the airport announcer over? (AIR (Airport Industry Review) Magazine and Airport Technology)

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Tech savvy on board (The Telegraph)

Navigating your way around a ship is easier than you think, says Frances Marcellin. (First published in The Telegraph, 17 February 2018) As someone who is used to writing about technology, often covering transport and travel, I have become fascinated by the booming cruise industry. Technology is transforming these floating hotels into smart cities. When I heard Luca Pronzati, MSC Cruises’ Chief Business Innovation Officer, describing … Continue reading Tech savvy on board (The Telegraph)