Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) today announced Hyatt has selected Alex Zoghlin as global head of data, innovation and business transformation. Zoghlin will assume his new role on October 17 and report to Mark Hoplamazian, president and chief executive officer.
“Alex’s new role derives from our continued commitment to enhance our understanding of consumer trends and our responsiveness to the needs of our guests,” said Hoplamazian. “Alex has a proven track record of navigating industry disruption. His growth mindset will help lead Hyatt forward into this next chapter of discovery, one that’s anchored in data and insights and chartered by design thinking and innovation.”
Zoghlin moves into the newly created position three years after joining Hyatt as the global head of technology. A lifelong entrepreneur, he is the founder of five technology companies, including Orbitz, for which he also served as chief technology officer. Prior to entering the private sector, Zoghlin spent four years in the U.S. Navy.
“It’s an exciting time in our industry that also presents tremendous opportunities,” said Zoghlin. “I’ve long believed in the ability of technology to help Hyatt ‘scale care,’ and now I look forward to tapping into the data and analytic resources available to better meet the needs of our guests, support our 100,000 colleagues and serve our partners worldwide.”