Pascal Buchner is the CIO of the International Air Transport Association since 2010. Mr Buchner has almost 25 years of experience heading IT organizations in industries that have been transformed by technologies such as the printing industry, the music and entertainment industry and the distribution industry.
He has been driving the transformation of the IATA IT department into a well-recognized fast moving organization supporting the association in the re-mastering of its business processes. After achieving the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification in 2014, he has kept developing a comprehensive cyber security strategy aimed at protecting IATA financial systems. Since 2012 he is leading the IATA innovation network helping airlines to grasp the benefits of the digital world.
Pascal Buchner started his career as a developer of military systems and worked for different IT consulting firms in the defense and manufacturing sectors in France.
IATA’s mission is to represent, lead, and serve the airline industry.
We improve understanding of the air transport industry among decision makers and increase awareness of the benefits that aviation brings to national and global economies. Advocating for the interests of airlines across the globe, we challenge unreasonable rules and charges, hold regulators and governments to account, and strive for sensible regulation.
For over 70 years, we have developed global commercial standards upon which the air transport industry is built. Our aim is to assist airlines by simplifying processes and increasing passenger convenience while reducing costs and improving efficiency.
We help airlines to operate safely, securely, efficiently, and economically under clearly defined rules. Professional support is provided to all industry stakeholders with a wide range of products and expert services.