International Airport Summit 2024

Speakers

#IARSummit
The Steigenberger Airport Hotel Amsterdam

13th — 14th November 2024

Maurice Jenkins

Maurice Jenkins

Chief Innovation Officer

Miami International Airport

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Maurice Jenkins functions as the principal advisor to the Aviation Director on all matters related to information management and information technology. He has served in this capacity since September 2000. Mr. Jenkins is responsible for defining and managing capital planning as well as investment management processes to ensure their successful implementation and integration with the department budget, acquisition and planning processes. Mr. Jenkins’ strategic vision has successfully culminated in the integration of new technology in the opening of the new South and North Terminals at Miami International Airport. Prior to his appointment as Division Director, he served as the Aviation Department’s Chief of Information Systems, responsible for the development and implementation of standards-based policies and procedures that support business operations and improved the overall quality of service of enterprise IT systems.

He has full strategic and tactical responsibility for the direction, planning, creation and operation of the Aviation Department’s information technology infrastructure, telecommunications services, application support, end-user support services and training.

Prior to his appointment as Division Director, he served as the Aviation Department’s Chief of Information Systems, responsible for the development and implementation of standards-based policies and procedures that support business operations and improved the overall quality of service of enterprise IT systems.

Mr. Jenkins’ strategic vision has successfully culminated in the integration of new technology in the opening of the new South and North Terminals at Miami International Airport. In addition the success of these new system implementations such as Propworks and PeopleSoft ERP show his technical acumen and dedication to serve the people of Miami-Dade County. Mr. Jenkins has implemented an area wide marketing information service to both hotels and conventions centers using current flight information data from Miami International Airport.  Best in practice initiatives display his commitment to providing the highest level of service governed by industry standards.

Mr. Jenkins graduated from the University of Miami with a bachelor’s degree in business and computer information systems. He also earned certifications in strategic management from FIU and human resource management from Nova Southeastern University.

Mr. Jenkins served as the chairman of the Business Information Technology Committee (BIT), which was established by Airports Council International (ACI) to set strategic objectives future technology direction for airports. He was also responsible for forming and served as chairman of the Florida Airports Council’s Information Technology committee. Jenkins has given presentations on implementation solutions to key IT leaders and airport IT conferences in the U.S. and internationally sharing his proven successful practices with his peer group.

Fireside Chat

2.40 pm

Innovating our way to net-zero and zero waste

Airports are galvanised to reduce their carbon footprints and minimise their impact on the environment. Here we’ll explore the opportunities that exist for cross-sector collaboration and partnerships to accelerate progress towards net-zero and zero waste and how organisations can leverage collective expertise and resources to overcome challenges and drive change. Join this session to hear airports discuss:

  • Driving progress towards net-zero emissions and zero waste
  • Transitioning from a linear ‘take-make-waste’ model to a circular economy approach – resource efficiency, reuse and recycling
  • What innovations did not deliver, what was expected, where did they fail?
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Moderator: Maurice Jenkins

Chief Innovation Officer, Miami International Airport

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Panel Discussion

9.40 am

Smart airports:

What is a smart airport?

What image comes to mind with the term ‘smart airport’?

Smart airports use technologies and software to promote seamless performance, safety and efficiency in areas like passenger experience, business and airport operations. Join us for this discussion where airports discuss what this looks like for them. Discover how sensors and innovative technologies are transforming airports into intelligent, connected hubs of efficiency and convenience. From optimising passenger flows and baggage handling to enhancing security protocols and environmental sustainability, sensor-driven solutions are revolutionising every aspect of airport management and infrastructure. Discover the benefits to your business:

  • The tech reshaping airport ecosystems and creating new opportunities
  • Improved passenger satisfaction, operational efficiency and resource optimisation
  • Integration of advanced technologies such as AI, biometrics and the Internet of Things (IoT)
Maurice Jenkins with Miami International Airport logo
Moderator: Maurice Jenkins

Chief Innovation Officer,
Miami International Airport

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James Williamson

CEO,
Veovo

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