23 October 2012
Philip Wolf, Founder of PhoCusWright, Joins DataArt’s Advisory Board
DataArt, a custom software development company that builds advanced solutions for select industries, today announced that Philip Wolf, Founder and Chairman of PhoCusWright, has joined the company’s advisory board. Wolf will partner with DataArt in the area where their key strengths align: the development of technology strategies to improve the travel experience.
A world renowned and respected travel industry expert, with more than twenty years experience in the industry, Philip Wolf is a long standing advocate and driver of travel innovation, known for leading the way in the uptake of technologies specifically designed for the improvement of the traveling experience. Wolf’s expertise will provide invaluable insight from an internal travel-industry perspective, enabling DataArt to refine the travel practice’s offerings, which include end-to-end software development, third party system integration, booking & reservations systems and mobile solutions.
Greg Abbott, SVP of Travel & Hospitality at DataArt said, “Technological innovation has completely reshaped the travel industry in the last two decades. Philip Wolf has been at the forefront of those changes, and is undeniably one of the key strategic thinkers and leaders in this space. We are elated at the chance to work with Philip.”
Mr. Wolf’s firm, PhoCusWright Inc., is the premier source for travel, tourism and hospitality intelligence. He is the architect of the annually acclaimed PhoCusWright Conference and has taken the stage one-on-one with many of the industry elite. A sought-after speaker around the world, he has addressed audiences on five continents and was named to Travel Weekly's "Club 33: The Most Influential People in the Travel Industry." Formerly an adjunct professor at NYU's Graduate Center for Hospitality and Tourism, he is currently a distinguished lecturer at the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration.
Speaking about DataArt’s Travel & Hospitality practice, Philip Wolf stated, "Technology separates winners from losers in this, the world's third largest industry, and DataArt is doing some amazing things in this space. I look forward to connecting travel companies with DataArt to build valuable custom solutions together.”
DataArt currently services 120 clients, 35 of which have been signed since the beginning of 2012. The company’s Travel & Hospitality practice has been gaining new grounds, with recent client wins including Global Hotel Alliance, Flextrip and CruiseLabs.
In September, DataArt participated in THack San Francisco, organized by Tnooz, and will be exhibiting at PhoCusWright Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, World Travel Market and Travolution Summit in London in November.
This year DataArt has also been recognized by the prestigious Global Services 100 list for the fifth time, and placed on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing U.S. private companies for the third consecutive year. To streamline communication and sharpen its differentiation as an expertise-based provider, DataArt re-launched its site, www.dataart.com, giving users additional transparency into what makes DataArt a partner of choice for the most complex global firms.