Brian is the Chief Innovation Officer for the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, a 32- year veteran in aviation, and a graduate of Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University. He is a persuasive speaker for diverse industries and media, sharing a narrative of how visionary leadership through innovation supports a culture of collaboration, drives successive sustainable wins, and grows strategic value throughout business life cycles and personal growth. These elements have helped position CVG on the forefront as an award–winning airport, known for its delivery of brand promises and future–forward technology that is consistently noted for its industry firsts.
Brian’s leadership of the CVG Innovation program is creating a convergence of talent and technology on the airport’s 7700–acre campus through a unique advanced research and innovation laboratory environment. CVG’s Innovation team determines the best means to rapidly pilot test, refine, promote, and monetize enhanced product models for revenue generation to be leveraged across the aviation industry or mass marketed to industries beyond. This approach has positioned CVG in recent years as the first airport, either in the World or U.S., to trial and or deploy…
-autonomous retrofit baggage/cargo vehicles operating around aircraft and personnel O autonomous cleaning equipment operating around passengers during the active day O autonomous concessionaire bots for on–demand delivery direct to your departure gate
-follow–me concierge robotics to assist with carryon baggage for limited mobility consumers U.S. patent–pending LED+RGB light fixture for energy–efficient lighting, wayfinding, and parking guidance system capabilities
-U.S. patent–pending licensed airport enterprise software designed to monitor, manage, and mitigate disruptive exceptions cloud–based passenger common–use technology allowing check–in processes anywhere wearable technology for enterprise asset management, safety, and security for staff graphene–based paint for energy management, sustainability, health, and safety
-loT devices for security wait times, subsequently becoming commonplace in the U.S. O aerial drone use in Class–B airspace for pavement condition and perimeter security trials personal electric vehicles, aka “WHILL” for passengers with reduced mobility