Andrew Knott is HLT’s new Chief Technology Officer

When Hermes Logistics Technologies (HLT) talks about clouds on the horizon, it is a positive thing. Why? Because HLT is focusing on “maximizing software automation in the cloud” as well as “driving rapid application development” of cloud-native software as a service, according to its press release this week. And it has appointed a responsible in the form of a Chief Technology Officer (CTO), to ensure that these aims are reached. Andrew Knott was announced as CTO on 16APR24, and will lead HLT’s tech development.

Andrew Knott, CTO at Hermes Logistics Technologies – image: HLT

Knott joins HLT from Atmosphere 9 Ltd, where he was involved in aviation, aerospace and travel software over the past 7 years, and looks back on a quarter of a century worth of tech and software development – mainly in travel, aviation (including private aviation charter business) and hospitality. 15 of those years have been at CTO level. He is no stranger to leading large teams in complex IT projects, covering everything from SaaS through to machine learning, AI, and large language model (LLM)-based products in technical support applications. Now, at HLT, he will be responsible for implementing the company’s strategy with regard to developing the Hermes Ecosystem and increasing digitalization in the air cargo industry through API integration. The focus is on rolling out fast, resilient, and secure implementation and upgrades to the latest Hermes cargo management system (CMS), using automation, and ensuring that HLT’s products support the cargo handling industry in cost-effectively becoming more efficient and modern in their operations.

Yuval Baruch, Chief Executive Officer, Hermes Logistics Technologies, said: “Andrew is a seasoned CTO and brings a wealth of experience to our team, particularly in leveraging the latest cloud-based technologies for the benefit of our customers. He has built SaaS products from scratch and has been delivering complex software products as native cloud solutions for ten years, so he is well placed to drive the continuous development of our cloud-based SaaS solutions at Hermes.”

Andrew Knott, CTO, Hermes Logistics Technologies, stated: “The Hermes core application is impressive, quickly adaptable, feature-rich and able to fit the many different and complex requirements of customers around the world, putting Hermes in a strong position for growth. The Hermes SaaS product represents a huge opportunity to drive digitalization in the air cargo industry, and when we combine that with the flexibility and efficiency of cloud hosting, the potential gains for customers are vast.”

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