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SFO Honored in CIO Magazine’s Annual “CIO 100” Awards

Airport information technology team recognized for innovative solutions

SAN FRANCISCO - June 6, 2016 - the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has been selected as a 2016 honoree by IDG’s CIO magazine, a globally-recognized resource for Chief Information Officers and information technology leaders.  In its 29th annual “CIO 100” awards, the magazine recognized SFO’s Information Technology and Telecommunications (ITT) group for their innovative use of information technology to create and deliver business value.

“We are proud to be an industry leader, demonstrating the power of technology to transform the airport experience,” said Airport Director John L. Martin.  “From a prototype mobile app that provides indoor navigation for visually-impaired travelers to a system that integrates app-based airport ground transportation, the ITT group at SFO continues to lead the way.  We are honored to receive this national recognition from the respected staff of CIO magazine.”

"Delivering innovation and business value are top priorities for CIOs everywhere, and our CIO 100 awards program celebrates the leading IT organizations that excel at both," said  Maryfran Johnson, Editor in Chief of CIO Events.  "Our 2016 winners are raising the bar even higher this year with their outstanding work in digital transformation, customer focus and IT-business collaboration."

In 2015, SFO was honored with a “Best of California” award by the Center for Digital Government, which recognizes public-sector employees and local government organizations for their contribution to information technology issues in the State of California.  In the category of “Best In-House Developed Application”, SFO was recognized for creating an Application-Based Commercial Transport System, which tracks app-enabled commercial vehicles operating at the airport boundaries.

The previous year, SFO unveiled a prototype version of a smartphone application which can help visually-impaired passengers to navigate through an airport terminal.  The app was developed through San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence Program, which paired SFO with the Indoo.rs, a leader in indoor navigation technology, to develop the prototype in a relatively short span of 16 weeks.

SFO’s Information Technology and Telecommunications (ITT) is a telecom, network, internet and hosting service provider to the Airport and its business partners including airlines, concession tenants and government agencies.  ITT's vision is to lead the way in taking on new challenges in technology adoption and management in the aviation industry and the government sector.