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Hermes appoints new Chief Technology Officer to drive cloud-based SaaS development

Software development expert Andrew Knott to lead Hermes Logistics Technologies’ tech development, with a focus on cloud-native software as a service

Hermes Logistics Technologies (HLT) has appointed Andrew Knott as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO), with a view to driving rapid application development and maximising software automation in the cloud. 

Knott brings more than 25 years of experience in tech and software development to HLT, most of which has been in travel and aviation, including building cloud-native SaaS platforms for private aviation, as well as complex, large-scale travel platforms.

“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,” said Yuval Baruch, Chief Executive Officer, Hermes Logistics Technologies.

“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.”

The father-of-one has worked at CTO-level for 15 years, delivering high-capacity, reliable and secure applications for the airline industry, and has experience in machine learning and AI, building large language model (LLM)-based products in technical support applications.

“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,” said Andrew Knott, CTO, Hermes Logistics Technologies. 

“The Hermes SaaS product represents a huge opportunity to drive digitalisation 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.”

Andrew will lead HLT’s strategy to develop the Hermes Ecosystem and increase digitalisation in the air cargo industry through API integration. 

As CTO he will also support the company’s work to roll out fast, resilient, and secure implementations and upgrades to the latest Hermes cargo management system (CMS) through automation. 

As a leading provider of cargo management technology, HLT is focused on developing cost-effective, future-proof tech solutions that drive operational efficiency for cargo handlers. 

Hermes grows team to support rapid development of Cargo Management Ecosystem

Industry expert Stuart Piper will drive the implementation of the most complete and mature iteration of the Hermes ecosystem to date

London, UK, Thursday 14th September 2023: Hermes Logistics Technologies (HLT) has appointed Stuart Piper as Global Sales Director to spearhead the launch of new developments in the Hermes Ecosystem of cargo management solutions, marking a period of accelerated growth for the company.

Piper brings 27 years of software & solutions experience to HLT, having previously held commercial roles at IBM, SAP, and Samsung.

“As our ecosystem continues to develop, we have needed to expand our team in order to match this growth, and Stuart represents a tremendous asset to our team given his impressive knowledge of cloud solutions, automation and artificial intelligence,” said Yuval Baruch, Chief Executive Officer, Hermes Logistics Technologies.

“We have completed all the necessary research and development to deliver our most comprehensive and robust managed service to date, and Stuart will be integral to driving uptake across our global customer base.”

HLT’s mission to provide cargo management solutions that facilitate absolute efficiency and a streamlined experience for its users has been clearly demonstrated in the most recent addition to its ecosystem, the Hermes Integration module.

This module allows third-party systems to interact with the Hermes SaaS ecosystem in a stable, future-proof form, enabling users to connect disparate systems into one place to ensure a seamless workflow can be achieved.

A new tool focussing on training Hermes users across their entire operations will be officially launched at the Air Cargo Handling & Logistics (ACHL) conference next week.

“Digitalisation is at the forefront of the air cargo industry, especially as ground handlers are increasingly expected to reach higher levels of efficiency, which can only be achieved by leveraging cloud, data, integration and automation technologies,” said Piper.

“In my new role I look forward to using my knowledge of the market to help Hermes users maximise their interaction with the Hermes Ecosystem, including introducing them to the substantial benefits afforded by its newest developments.”

Stuart Piper will join Yuval Baruch to meet industry colleagues at ACHL from the 20th to the 22nd of September in Athens.

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