More than 30 years experience of applying information technology with the airline industry
Ian has worked directly for airlines, for two of the major GDS companies and for several technology suppliers.
Starting as a programmer on traditional airline reservations systems, he has been part of the two major changes that have swept through airline distribution in the last twenty-five years. He was instrumental in the deployment of Galileo to European travel agents in the early 1990s and later was part of the team that deployed the first e-commerce offerings from Amadeus. In 2005 he was a founder of Travel Technology Research Ltd, the leading research and analysis company dealing with airline IT.
He is a frequent writer and speaker on the strategic issues around technology and distribution.
Ian has a BSc in Applied Physics from University College London and an MBA from the Open University Business School.