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Boarding a flight with an NFC implant

Update: This is just an experiment with no plans of actual public implementation. SAS has provided NFC tags to EuroBonus Gold members for a long time. The tag contains only the EuroBonus ID, in an encrypted format. Only SAS can write valid EuroBonus ID data to NFC tags. When traveling, you are always required to provide a valid ID when requested.

A few weeks ago I had an NFC chip implanted into my hand, just beneath the skin. While I am certainly not the first person to have an NFC implant, I am probably one of the first travelers to pass through Stockholm Arlanda airport, through security, at the lounge, and finally through the gate to the aircraft, using only the chip in my hand.

My NFC chip contains my Scandinavian Airlines EuroBonus member ID, and since the airport has NFC readers all the way from security to the gate, I can use the chip instead of ordinary boarding passes.

In the video below, you can check out how it went at the airport, and you can also meet Massimo Pascotto, working with innovation at SAS, and listen in on a conversation we had about the experiment. At the end of the video, you can see how the actual procedure went. Viewer discretion is advised.

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The NFC kit I use is from Dangerous Things. Don’t miss the TEDxSFU talk by the founder, Amal Graafstra.

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Video: Relevancy, immediacy and reach

We just entered into “The You Era” and companies need to be obsessed by each customer’s individual needs and wants. Omnichannel solutions (apps, responsive webs, IoT, etc) need to be designed highly contextualized in order to maximize value. Relevancy, immediacy and reach are key characteristics.

Check out this video where I discuss digital solutions success criteria.

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Making travel easier – Webbdagarna 2013 (video)

Under the theme “Making travel easier”, Massimo Pascotto (Head of Innovation, SAS) and I give a presentation about the projects resulting in the smartphone and iPad apps from Scandinavian Airlines. The recording is from the event “Webbdagarna” held in Gothenburg 2013.

This is a shortened version, you can view the full video here… Several suppliers were involved in the development of the solution.

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Photographer: Niklas Hillden

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Scandinavian Airlines – the app (video interview)

Scandinavian Airlines released their much awaited app recently and it’s currently one of the most downloaded apps in the Nordic app stores. I got a chance to meet with Massimo Pascotto, Innovation Manager at SAS, for a quick chat. Massimo manages the product and in the video, he shares openly about the core objectives of the app, key features, as well as what is planned for future releases. Check out the video and if you are on Twitter, he is at @MassimoPascotto!

Download the iPhone app…
Download the Android app…

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