Hermes appoints CTO to drive cloud-based SaaS development

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

Hermes appoints CTO to drive cloud-based SaaS development
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Hermes Logistics Technologies (HLT) has appointed Andrew Knott as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to drive 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," says an official release.

Yuval Baruch, Chief Executive Officer, HLT says: “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.”

Knott 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 release added.

“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,” says Knott. "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.”

As CTO, Knott will support the company’s work to roll out fast, resilient and secure implementations and upgrades to the latest Hermes cargo management system through automation, the release added.

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