Dubai Airports Flies Into The Future With Splunk

Talking to customers about the amazing things they are doing with Splunk is one of the best parts of my job. So you can imagine how much I enjoyed welcoming Michael Ibbitson from Dubai Airports up on stage with me at .conf2017 in Washington. Michael is responsible for imagining and building the airport of the future in Dubai and he is driving some incredible and transformative uses of data to make that happen.

Dubai Airports is analyzing data from all across the airport in Splunk to enhance security, improve IT operations, and most importantly, deliver a superior customer experience with predictive analytics. To find out what this means in practice, from super fast wifi to spotless airport bathrooms, check out this video:

For even more detail, you can read the full Dubai Airports case study here.

I’m always learning from Splunk’s customers, and one of the fun things I learned from Michael was that every 6 minutes, Dubai Airports processes enough bags to equal the height of the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa.

Dubai Airports luggage processing graphic

If you’d like to find out more stories of unlocking business value from data, then have a look at our “Data Secrets Revealed” book. 

Thanks for reading, I’m looking forward to flying through Dubai soon!


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Doug Merritt has been Splunk’s President, CEO and a board member since 2015. He believes that data has the power to address many of the world’s most pressing problems, and that technology has the potential to enable anyone in any organization to become a data practitioner. Doug’s leadership focus is around driving large-scale, simultaneous transformations in high-growth environments. While at Splunk, he has led major shifts in the technology roadmap, financial model and go-to-market approach — dramatically increasing Splunk’s market capitalization. Splunk is one of the only B2B software companies to accomplish a transformation of this size and scope. Over his 30+ years in the tech industry, Doug has held senior leadership roles in organizations across a wide range of disciplines, including Product, Sales, Marketing and HR, for companies like Cisco, SAP and PeopleSoft. Doug holds a B.S. in business from The University of the Pacific and is an avid athlete.


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