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Hospitio Consulting and Services Introduces Technology and Data Science Leadership

DALLAS - Mar. 16, 2021 -- Hospitio Consulting & Services has added travel technology and data science expertise to its growing global travel and transportation industry consulting practice.

“Now more than ever, it is crucial for travel companies to employ best-in-class technology that will improve the customer experience and drive operational efficiency and profitability,” said Brad Beakley, Hospitio president and CEO. ”Our growing Hospitio team is uniquely expert in travel technology that helps transportation companies maximize the potential of their businesses.”

The Hospitio Technology & Data Science team works at all levels of a client’s business to help re-think and re-architect technology platforms and systems to meet the evolving needs of travel and hospitality companies.

“We focus on helping companies match the right technology and data science solutions with product and service offerings, customer segments, and individual markets to develop a migration strategy that gets them to their goal cost effectively,” said Hospitio Executive Principal and Chief Technology Officer, Laurie Kirkpatrick, who will lead the Hospitio Technology and Data Science team.

Kirkpatrick brings more than 20 years experience to her new role, including 17 years at Expedia as Head of Partner Connect.

Kirkpatrick has extensive global expertise in product planning, engineering, systems architecture and development, quality assurance, life cycle management, operations, and information technology.

She successfully works across diverse customer segments, cross-functional teams and strategic stakeholders to build technology that drives business efficiency and profitability.

Kirkpatrick joins Alan Walker, who has worked with Hospitio since our founding and brings decades of experience in data science, including customer choice modeling and machine learning for natural language processing. He bridges operations research and computer science, creating systems for large-scale decision support spanning travel and transportation. Walker has led projects including data integration, low fare search algorithm development, and rescheduling of disrupted passengers.


Hospitio is a global consulting firm with offices in the U.S., Europe, Latin America, and Asia offering consulting services in aviation, transportation, hospitality, cargo and logistics, travel technology, and tour and cruise. The firm specializes in strategic commercial consulting, operations and marketing consulting, as well as with organizational staffing and development.

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