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David Moran Joins MTT as Chief Executive

David Moran Joins MTT as Chief Executive

Dublin-born David Moran has been named as Chief Executive of Mobile Travel Technologies Ltd (MTT), the specialist in mobile travel commerce and digital travel services. Acquired by Travelport in July last year, MTT provides mobile applications and digital services to some of the best known brands in the global travel industry. He will be based in MTT’s Dublin headquarters.

A seasoned business leader and an expert in mobile and enterprise technology, David led ChangingWorlds Inc, an early-stage company providing personalisation solutions to mobile operating companies, through to its acquisition by Amdocs Inc. He continued with Amdocs, a $3 billion multi-national enterprise software company, as President of its Dedicated Solutions Division.

A dual US and Irish citizen, David has also held executive positions in North America with companies including Morgan Stanley, Software AG, Prism Solutions, Ardent Software and Insight Venture Partners, where he specialised in turn-around and scaling of portfolio companies. He was also Chief Executive of MediaBin, an enterprise software company that addressed digital asset management needs for numerous Fortune 2000 clients, and also spent time as Executive-in-Residence at the Georgia Institute of Technology where he assisted over 30 start-up companies with strategic planning, market analysis, and raising of initial funding.

the MTT team of Fergal Kelly,Kathrina Gallogly,David Moran and Alison Bell at the CAPA Aviation Summit

The MTT team of Fergal Kelly, Kathrina Gallogly, David Moran and Alison Bell at the CAPA Aviation Summit

The announcement follows news last month that MTT is investing in 70 new technical and commercial roles across its business as it continues to identify opportunities in mobile travel commerce. Recent figures indicate that the mobile commerce sector is set to continue its rapid growth over the coming months and years. In Europe almost 50% of travellers used mobile devices for some part of their trip planning in the past year and this trend is mirrored across all regions worldwide (source: Phocuswright).  According to IT research company Gartner, by 2017 market demand for mobile app development and digital services will grow at least five times faster than internal IT organisations’ capacity to deliver them.

In his new role, David will report to Bryan Conway, one of Travelport’s most senior executives, who was MTT’s Chief Executive on an interim basis while an executive search for a permanent head of MTT was underway.

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Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

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