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 served as our President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of our Board since 2015. Previously, Merritt served as Senior Vice President of Field Operations at Splunk from 2014 to 2015. Prior to joining Splunk, Merritt served as Senior Vice President of Products and Solutions Marketing at Cisco Systems, Inc., a networking company, from 2012 to 2014. From 2011 to 2012, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Baynote, Inc., a behavioral personalization and marketing technology company. Previously, Merritt served in a number of executive roles and as a member of the extended Executive Board at SAP A.G., from 2005 to 2011. From 2001 to 2004, Merritt served as Group Vice President and General Manager of the Human Capital Management Product Division at PeopleSoft Inc. (acquired by Oracle Corporation). He also co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of Icarian, Inc. (since acquired by Workstream Corp.), a cloud-based company, from 1996 to 2001. Merritt holds a B.S. from The University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.


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