Capita Travel and Events appoints Chris Allen to new data analytics role

18 January 2019

Capita Travel and Events has appointed Chris Allen to the newly created role of Chief Data Officer.

Trevor Elswood, Chief Commercial Officer, Capita Travel and Events, said: “Organisational data is such an important aspect of understanding travel, meetings and events in an organisation, and the impact this has on employee traveller welfare and wellbeing. Often referred to as ‘big data’, but rarely understood – our appointment of this specialist role within our business, enables us to really interpret and understand data for our customers. In doing this, we can identify trends, patterns and areas to help our customers achieve their goals. Whether this is to avoid unnecessary travel costs, reduce spend, improve employee wellbeing. We are delighted Chris has joined us to build on the investment we are making in this area.”

Speaking about joining Capita Travel and Events, Chris said: “Capita Travel and Events have set out a vision to revolutionise business travel, meetings and events. Creating specialist roles such as mine and previously in 2018, with the Head of Behavioural Science, underlines how committed we are in delivering this vision. We know our customers have growing expectations when it comes to data and we want to exceed this. While many organisations focus on traditional Management Information, we are going one step further and deliver genuine Advanced Analytics that doesn't just tell you what happened last month; it allows you to predict what will happen in the future and drive real behavioural changes that will benefit our customers.”

Chris joins having spent the last 7 years at PwC where he held a number of different Data Analytics roles, most recently as Head of Data Governance and Data Intelligence Strategy Lead. He has worked with a range of clients across industries including travel, financial services, utilities, retail and manufacturing. He is also a qualified Chartered Accountant.

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