Clint Auten

Managing Director Corporate Facilities , Southwest Airlines

Clint currently serves as Managing Director, Corporate Facilities for Southwest Airlines and is responsible for Airport Capacity Analytics, Airport Screening Operations, Facilities Maintenance and Facilities Programs & Administration within Corporate Facilities. Over the last 21 years Clint has held numerous roles at Southwest, all within the Corporate Facilities Department: HVAC Technician, Building Maintenance Supervisor, Facilities Maintenance Regional Manager, Facilities Maintenance Sr. Manager, Director Facilities Maintenance and Sr. Director Corporate Facilities. Clint was a recipient of the President’s Award in 2007, Graduate of the Southwest Airlines MIT II program in 2016, and has served as a Board Member and Vice Chair of the (IABSC) International Association of Bag System Companies. Clint and his wife Carrie live in Fort Worth, Texas. They have four daughters: Brianna, Skyleigh, Camryn and Scout. They are active in their community and love spending time together as a family.

Session Track: Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Thursday, May 18 10:10 AM - 10:40 AM 207

II1434B - Better Airport Operations via Digital Transformation

Airlines have difficulty viewing multiple layered airport equipment systems. Facility equipment failures are reactionary which can cause operational challenges that impact schedule and customer experience. The solution? A ThingWorx and Kepware-powered connected equipment solution throughout the Southwest Airlines network that enables real-time remote visibility of equipment performance at the component level, automated alert and escalation features that reduce downtime, a direct interface with Southwest’s Computerized Maintenance Management System to create work orders, and robust reporting for benchmarking and trend analysis. Beginning as a pilot, it has now expanded to 32 airports with added aircraft de-icing and fueling equipment. The network is resilient and enables financial, operational, and energy efficiencies across the U.S. airport system. Attend to learn key benefits, ease of deployability and use, and see a demo that highlights savings and opportunities to reduce downtime.

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