Pascal Buchner is the CIO of the International Air Transport Association since 2010.Mr Buchner has almost 26 years of experience heading IT organizations in industriesthat have been transformed by technologies such as the printing industry, themusic and entertainment industry and the distribution industry.
He has been driving the transformation of the IATA IT department into a well-recognized fast moving group supporting the association in its digitaltransformation. Since 2012 he is leading the IATA innovation network helpingairlines to grasp the benefits of the digital world. After achieving the ISO/IEC27001:2013 certification in 2014, he has kept developing a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy aimed at protecting the money of the airlines. He is now facilitating industry working groups to implement the aviation cybersecurity strategy and roadmap defining how the industry continuously responds and adapts to the cybersecurity challenge to remain safe, secure, sustainable and resilient to cybersecurity risks, while at the same time enabling state of the art digitalization and connectivity of the industry to step change profitability, efficiency and the customer experience in compliance with data privacy regulations.
Pascal Buchner started his career as a developer of military systems and worked for different IT consulting firms in the defense, manufacturing, entertainment and distribution sectors.