Alan Young Joins DataArt’s Advisory Board

10 June 2014
By Gregory Abbott, Senior Vice President, Travel & Hospitality and Maria Zolotareva, Marketing specialist

Alan Young, SVP, Marketing and Strategic Partnerships at TrustYou and CEO at PuzzlePartner, joins as Advisor to the rapidly expanding travel & hospitality practice at DataArt, bringing many years of valuable industry experience.

Alan Young began his hospitality/travel technology career 25 years ago working in an operational capacity with Four Seasons Hotels based in Toronto, Ontario, when his career turned from operations to the tech side of business.

Alan has held executive-level positions with Newtrade Technologies (Expedia), Hotel Information Systems (Softbrands), Hotel Booking Solutions and IBS Software, focusing on marketing and selling software applications to the global leaders of the hospitality industry.

Most recently, Alan was a Vice President of Field Marketing at Infor, where he was instrumental in driving pipeline for the world’s third largest ERP company.
Alan is past Chair of The Board of Directors of The OpenTravel Alliance, a global travel industry technology standards association, and has been involved with other industry associations, most notably AHLA, HEDNA and HTNG. Alan has been a guest speaker at World Travel Mart, ITB, WTM, HITEC, HEDNA and a number of other industry events.

“We are so pleased to welcome Alan on board as a trusted Advisor. His industry tenure and reputation will further strengthen our position as a service leader in hospitality software development,” said Greg Abbott, SVP of Travel and Hospitality at DataArt.