Campbell joins Hermes as CTO

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Hermes Logistics Technologies (HLT) has hired Marcus Campbell into the role of chief technology officer (CTO).

The appointment coincides with Hermes rolling out its H5 system upgrade for a number of customers its worldwide.

Campbell has more than two decades of technology experience and has previously worked in the telecoms, retail, fintech, insurance and shipping sectors at companies including Sony, Oracle, Deloitte and Accenture.

Most recently he was head of architecture for UK-based youth charity The Prince’s Trust, where he was in charge of digital technology strategy and led product and engineering teams in a number of departments.

In his new role, Campbell, who replaces Alex Labonne, will be part of HLT’s implementations and upgrade, drive as it expands its software engineering to support ongoing growth.

Campbell joins HLT as it completes back-to-back H5 virtual systems upgrades for customers including various locations for Menzies; dnata in Amsterdam; and WFS in Frankfurt.

H5 rollouts are a first step for users to adopt HLT’s New Generation (NG) ecosystem (Hermes NG).

Hermes NG includes Hermes Cloud Cargo Management System and Hub Management System, Hermes NG BI and Datalakes, Hermes Self-Serve Apps, and Hermes Landside Management.

Hermes NG data can be used with artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms to help decision making and optimise business and handling processes.

Marcus Campbell, CTO at HLT, commented: “I am excited to join the Hermes technology team. I will make it our mission to accelerate our digital transformation and use technology innovation to deliver the next generation of cargo systems for our customers.”

Yuval Baruch, chief executive at HLT, added: “HLT’s growth and the ability to have a global workforce lead’s HLT to recruit new talent in the UK, India, and the Middle East. Being location agnostic allows us to pick the right resources regardless of where they are.

“Campbell will support the ongoing development of our digital ecosystem bringing a rich history of tech expertise.”

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