International business travel suppliers Carlson Wagonlit Travel has appointed Andrew Jordan as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Jordan was recently head of technology for global media and entertainment firm NBC Universal.
Jordan reports directly to the CEO and president of the organisation, Douglas Anderson.
Jordan will be based at the Carlson Wagonlit Travel office in London and in a statement the organisation said Jordan will be responsible for the technology and infrastructure, which will create the platform for increased mobile and personalised services for Carlson Wagonlit Travel customers.
Jordan has led technology in data rich and highly demanding environments, before joining NBC Universal he was with Thomson Reuters for four years and was also with data leaders Dunhumby, the organisation that gave Tesco its information edge early in the 2000s.
Jordan led the development and introduction of labs at NBC Universal, which ensured all members of the organisation had access to the growing diversity of hardware and software services media organisations have to deliver to their customers on.
Douglas Anderson said in a statement, “I am particularly excited about Andrew’s appointment. He brings a broad range of experience to the role; from more traditional expertise in governing infrastructure, security and compliance, to a keen focus on product development, innovation, digital and social platforms.”
Jordan said, “Travelers and travel managers are more tech-savvy than ever; they want access to the right information at exactly the right time, or they move on and find another source. This shift in behavior is a great opportunity for the corporate travel sector.”
Jordan replaces Kevin O’Conner as technology leader at Carlson Wagonlit, O’Conner, as Horizon reported, has joined gaming organisation William Hill. Former William Hill CTO Finbarr Joy has recently joined telecoms specialist Lebara.
Jordan is a law graduate from the University of Nottingham, Jordan also holds an MBA from the University of Surrey and is a very keen cyclist.