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Airbus Taps RFID Expert to Lead Digitization of Analog Business Processes

For the past seven years, Carlo K. Nizam has been the head of Airbus Group's Value Chain Visibility and RFID program. He has led the effort to use radio frequency identification, as well as what the company refers to as "Intranet of Things" technologies, to track aircraft parts, logistics containers, tools, jigs, subassemblies and other critical assets.

That effort has helped the aircraft manufacturer to build one of the world's first RFID- and IoT-enabled digital value chains. Now, Nizam has been tapped to lead the company's mission to digitalize analog business processes across Airbus Group, which includes Airbus Commercial Aircraft, Airbus Helicopter and Airbus Defense & Space. He will be part of the company's information communication and technology efforts, reporting to the group chief technology officer.

"My role will be to support the design and implementation of an integrated group strategy for digital transformation, and ensure that we put in place an integrated ICT strategy and technology backbone to enable the digital transformation across the group," Nizam says.

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That effort has helped the aircraft manufacturer to build one of the world's first RFID- and IoT-enabled digital value chains. Now, Nizam has been tapped to lead the company's mission to digitalize analog business processes across Airbus Group, which includes Airbus Commercial Aircraft, Airbus Helicopter and Airbus Defense & Space. He will be part of the company's information communication and technology efforts, reporting to the group chief technology officer.

"My role will be to support the design and implementation of an integrated group strategy for digital transformation, and ensure that we put in place an integrated ICT strategy and technology backbone to enable the digital transformation across the group," Nizam says.

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