IRELAND — Ian Sloan is Avvio’s new vice-president of Client Strategy. Sloan joined the hotel-technology specialist at the start of this year, bringing with him 15 years’ experience working for major global hotel brands.
“I was really excited by what Avvio was doing by creating Allora, the world’s first AI-powered booking engine and it fit perfectly with my extensive experience and expertise in hotels and artificial intelligence,” says Sloan.
He will work closely with hotel owners and managers, ensuring Avvio continues to develop and enhance its services in line with future business plans and strategy, as well as industry trends and changes.
After working at Centrica, Sloan joined the Hilton Hotels group as director of content management services in 2003. In 2009 he joined InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), where he moved from director of U.K. Marketing and Voice Services, to global director of Content Strategy. He later became a consultant for IHG, based in Atlanta, looking at how AI was likely to impact the hotel industry, with a focus on bots and conversational messaging.
“I had worked for two very big operators with thousands of employees for more than a decade and I really wanted to work for a smaller, more agile business where I could get involved in all aspects of strategy and at all levels of the company,” he says.