Daniel Blanchard Brings More than 25 years of Experience in Technology Leadership
ATLANTA, GEORGIA, 2020-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announces the appointment of Daniel Blanchard as Chief Technology Officer.
Blanchard joins IHG with more than 25 years of experience in IT business management, strategy, transformation, architecture governance and program management. In his new role, Blanchard will oversee infrastructure and operations, enterprise architecture, IT security operations, application development, and corporate support. He will be based out of IHG’s Americas headquarters in Atlanta, and report to George Turner, Chief Commercial & Technology Officer, IHG.
George Turner, Chief Commercial & Technology Officer, IHG, commented: “Daniel brings a wealth of experience across disciplines within the technology space. Having worked in the travel industry for more than two decades, I’m thrilled he will lead our global team of talented technology experts and further advance our agenda together.”
Previously, Blanchard served as the Vice President, IT Infrastructure and Reliability at Delta Air Lines. At Delta, he led the overall IT reliability transformation for Delta’s worldwide operation. Prior to Delta, Blanchard spent more than 20 years at Marriott International in a variety of information technology leadership roles. He began his career at Boeing.
IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton®Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN® Hotels, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®,Holiday Inn Resort®, avid™ hotels, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®.
IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns nearly 5,400 hotels and 800,000 guest rooms in almost 100 countries, with more than 1,700 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, our global loyalty programme, which has more than 100 million enrolled members.
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. More than 375,000 people work across IHG’s hotels and corporate offices globally.
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