TRB Webinar: The Making of a Smart Airport: Preparing for the Internet of Things

May 22, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
0.00 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 1.50 hour(s)
AICP: 0.00 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Report 191: A Primer to Prepare for the Connected Airport and the Internet of Things.

The Internet of Things (IoT), as defined by the International Telecommunications Union, is “a global infrastructure for the information society, enabling advanced services by interconnecting (physical and virtual) things based on existing and evolving interoperable information and communication technologies” (i.e., connecting devices together in new ways through the Internet). IoT may generate new customer-serving and revenue-generating opportunities at airports, optimize airport operations, and create efficiencies that could impact various stakeholders. This webinar will explain these potential benefits, describe the barriers and limitations to IoT implementation and how they may be overcome, and provide an understanding of current practices and lessons learned.

This webinar is sponsored by the Airport Cooperative Research Program. There is no fee to attend this webinar; however, sign into to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Johanna Zmud, Texas A&M University Transportation Institute
  • Joe Mariani, Deloitte
  • Humphrey Loe, San Francisco International Airport

Moderated by:  Kevin Carlson, AECOM

Webinar Outline

  1. The benefits of IoT at airports
  2. Barriers and limitations to IoT implementation and how they can be overcome
  3. Case studies: best practices and lessons learned
    • How other industries have benefited from IoT
  4. Question and answer session

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will able to:

  • Describe what the IoT is and how it relates to airport operations
  • Identify practices for IoT application at airports
  • Discuss real-life use cases of IoT

Continuing Education Units for Accredited Airport Executives

The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) will provide 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) to accredited airport executives who attend this webinar. Claim CEUs by visiting For questions about AAAE continuing education units, please contact

Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum at