Our Board Members talk about their mission at Air Tech Italy


Air Tech Italy spoke to several of our Board Members after their recent nomination to better understand their focus, their role and how they see the future. In every newsletter we will highlight some of the inputs we got from them. You can find an overview of all our Board Members here

Previously we spoke to Tecno’s Marco Colombo and SITTI’s Roberto Weger, their interview you can find here.

Our next interviewee is Marco LABRICCIOSA GALLESE, he is the Director Operations at aviation IT solutions provider A-ICE.

Hi Marco,

Can you explain how you see your role as a Board Member, why did you decide to become a Board Member and what are the plans you have for your segment within Air Tech?

Marco: “As a board member, my role is to contribute with strategic insights and support decision making to ensure the long-term success of Air Tech Italy. I decided to apply to become a member of the board of directors due to my passion for the intersection between technology and aviation, combined with the desire to promote Made in Italy and strengthen the interaction and transition of technologies developed by our member companies. In the area of IT within ATI, my plans include the promotion of innovation, the improvement of cybersecurity measures and optimizing the operational efficiency of air transport. My goal is to support the implementation of cutting-edge technologies to improve the visibility of Made in Italy and to facilitate the collaboration between members. Additionally, I intend to prioritize decision making based on operational processes, ensuring that ATI remains at the forefront of disseminating IT advancements in aviation technology to our members. Leveraging my experience and collaborating with other board members.”

Can you tell us how your segment will evolve in the coming years, what role do you see for it within the aviation world, what key trends, the changes/challenges ahead,…

Marco: “The airport IT segment is set to undergo a significant evolution in the coming years, driven by technological advances, changing passenger expectations and the need for greater efficiency. Several key trends and challenges could shape the future of airport IT:

  • Continue to invest in the Digital Transformation by adopting digital technologies to improve the passenger experience: self-service kiosks, mobile apps and biometric authentication for security processes.
  • Increase the use of automation in baggage handling and security checks to reduce operating costs and improve efficiency.
  • Increasingly leverage Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence to optimize operations, predict passenger flows, improve resource allocation and predict maintenance needs.
  • Adapt cybersecurity approaches to follow the evolution of digital technologies as they become increasingly integrated with each other. The protection of sensitive passenger data and critical infrastructure will be a top priority.
  • Adopt eco-friendly technologies and Sustainability practices.
  • Implement Biometric technologies, such as facial recognition and fingerprint scanning for identity verification, leading to a more seamless and secure travel experience.
  • Comply with evolving Aviation Regulations, particularly those related to privacy and data security, will be an ongoing challenge.

Successfully addressing these trends and challenges will require a close collaboration between industry stakeholders, the proactive adoption of innovative technologies, and a commitment to improving both efficiency and the passenger experience in the evolving landscape of the aviation industry.”

Many thanks Marco for these great insights!

Many thanks Marco for these great insights! Good luck with your new role. For further details please contact Marco and check out our Board Members on this link.