Shaping our habits with magical recommender systems’ suggestions

Shaping our habits with magical recommender systems’ suggestions

Imagine walking into a massive toy shop full of shelves stacked high with every toy imaginable. Now, think about how amazing it would be if someone magically knew exactly which toys you would love the most and led you straight to them. This is the enchanting power of recommender systems (RSs), a fascinating technology that […]

The traveller is king at Riyadh

Article 8 amendment will affect aviation in Africa

“Airports Council International (ACI), the trade association of the world’s airports, is a federated organisation comprising ACI World, ACI Africa, ACI Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, ACI EUROPE, ACI Latin America and the Caribbean and ACI North America. In representing the best interests of airports during key phases of policy development, ACI makes a significant […]

Baggage mishandling on the decline

Baggage mishandling on the decline

Monika Mejstrikova, director of ground operations, International Air Transport Association (IATA), said in a recently released  report that: “Between 2007 and 2022 baggage mishandling reduced by nearly 60%. That is good news. But travellers expect better; and the industry is determined to make further improvements. Tracking bags at acceptance, loading, transfer and delivery will give […]

Privacy by Design: Lessons from a data breach

On technical debt and running privacy programmes smoothly

MICHAEL IRENE, PhD  Michael Irene, CIPM, CIPP(E) certification, is a data and information governance practitioner based in London, United Kingdom. He is also a Fellow of Higher Education Academy, UK, and can be reached via moshoke@yahoo.com; twitter: @moshoke  TechGuard Innovations, a promising tech start-up based in Lagos, had built its reputation on the principles of […]

Cyber threats and Nigerian supply chain vulnerabilities 

On technical debt and running privacy programmes smoothly

In a bustling office in Lagos, the day at NaijaTech, a prominent software development company, began like any other. However, the routine was abruptly disrupted when the IT manager received alerts of unusual network activity. It was soon discovered that the company’s central data repository had been compromised. This breach was not a direct attack […]

Electronic gates, airports, technology and Africa

Article 8 amendment will affect aviation in Africa

Airport electronic gates, also known as e-gates or automated border control gates, are becoming increasingly prevalent at airports around the world. These gates are designed to streamline the immigration and security process for passengers by automating the verification of their identity and travel documents. In various ways airport electronic gates do impact passenger experience. The […]