The COVID-19 pandemic brought travel
to a near standstill and shuttered companies across every sector of the
industry around the globe.
But for one company the work not only never
slowed down – it accelerated. DataArt works behind the scenes as a consultant
and developer on behalf of travel enterprises.
As companies underwent layoffs and
lost employees to other industries, DataArt was ready to step in to keep innovation
moving forward and to develop solutions addressing the new issues that surfaced
early in the crisis.
According to Greg Abbott, DataArt's
senior vice president for its travel, transportation and hospitality practice, the
25-year-old company has been busier than ever.
In an interview with PhocusWire,
Abbott provides more details about the types of solutions the company creates, drawing on the strength of its more than 6,000 engineers in 40
development centers around the world.
Abbott shares examples of work DataArt
has done on behalf of travel brands and the significance of the company earning
the travel and hospitality competency from AWS.
And Abbott, who has spent his entire
career in travel, also discusses some of the companies, sectors and technology
concepts that he’ll be watching in the coming year.
The full interview with PhocusWire’s Mitra
Sorrells is below.
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