Manny Adams is currently the Senior Manager of Innovation for the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG). Manny joined CVG in June, 1999. He oversees the Innovation department’s pillars of Secure and Connect. His role includes IoT, wearables, BI, personal curation, auditory, biometrics, PCI, and cyber. He was named to the Tech Power Players Class of 2019.
During the previous years, Manny began to understand that the surrounding Region’s status relies heavily upon CVG Airport’s transportation advocacy, economic brilliance and service advantages. Given this, one of Manny’s newest focal points are start-up innovations and integration into the airport ecosystem. Recent CVG wins include
• Seven-time Skytrax award winner for Best Regional Airport - North America
• First domestic U.S. airport to
o implement integrated Bluetooth and Wi-Fi sensing technology enabling accountability measures for minimized security wait times and improved customer experience
o R&D industry study of advance mobility transport for passengers with reduced mobility to use interior drone photography for advanced wayfinding purposes
o integration of wearable technology for employee and enterprise management
o deployment of IoT devices for monitoring and tracking 1980’s people-mover technology