Corporate Travel Management’s Chief Technology Officer, Tom Clark, has been named in CIO Australia’s inaugural CIO50 list for his innovative approach to digitising the corporate travel sector.
Mr Clark’s inclusion on the new CIO50 list was confirmed overnight, with the list being published by CIO Australia today.
The prestigious industry recognition wasn’t the only one for CTM this week.
At a gala Sydney awards event hosted last night by CEO Magazine, CTM’s Chief Executive Officer for Australia and New Zealand, Laura Ruffles, was a finalist in the Professional Services Executive of the Year category of the Executive of the Year Awards.
‘It was a privilege to be chosen as one of four finalists in the Professional Service Executive of the Year category ‘said Ms Ruffles. This is the fifth year of the Executive of the Year Awards, with over 100 applications submitted in this category.
Ms Ruffles also congratulated the organisers of the new CIO50 list, which recognises Australia’s top 50 most innovative CIOs who have transformed the business sector.
“We are delighted to see the inclusion of our CTO Tom Clark, who was recognised for his ground-breaking work on CTM’s next-generation mobile booking engine, Lightning,” Ms Ruffles said.
CTM’s Lightning technology reduces company spend, streamlines the booking process and simplifies corporate travel for Australian businesses.
Mr Clark said his ranking in the top 20 of CIO Australia’s CIO50 list was a testament to the hard work and dedication by all of CTM’s team, who, by placing the customer front and centre of the booking experience, were transforming the corporate travel sector and delivering a constant return on investment for clients.
“Today’s business travellers make plans on the fly, at any time of day, and on any device. They need to do it quickly and easily – with results that are cost effective for their companies, and adhere to relevant policies,” Mr Clark said.
“The Lightning booking platform is one of the first corporate booking tools in Australia that allows the end user to book complete packages, end-to-end from their mobile device, including flights, accommodation and car hire.
“We never lose sight of delivering on our clients’ daily expectations and our technology exemplifies our unrelenting focus on providing highly disruptive, intuitive technology solutions that enhance the customer experience.
“I am proud to accept this award on behalf of the entire team, who have played an integral part to our ongoing success, and constantly strive to deliver seamless, intuitive technologies for our clients.”
CTM is an award-winning provider of innovative and cost-effective travel management solutions to the corporate market. Its proven business strategy combines personalised service-excellence with client-facing technology solutions to deliver a return-on-investment to clients.
Headquartered in Australia, the company employs more than 2000 FTE staff globally and services clients in 82 cities across 53 countries.