Hermes picks Alexis Labonne to be chief technology officer

Hermes Logistics Technologies chief technology officer, Alexis Labonne

Hermes Logistics Technologies has chosen Alexis Labonne as chief technology officer (CTO) as it prepares to roll out its latest system, Hermes 5 (H5).

Labonne has over 20 years of experience in technology, most recently with Hitachi Consulting working on security and customs, education and government projects as architect and CTO.

He takes over from Oded Lavee and comes from a software development and architecture background, and has worked as chief architect/CTO and as Enterprise Architect for a number of companies, including Hitachi Consulting, BT, GSK, UK Council, Pfizer and KPMG.

Hermes Logistics Technologies chief executive officer, Yuval Baruch says: “Hermes has invested considerably to advance our technological infrastructure, as well as the Hermes functionality.

“Our H5 version is proof of our innovation-focused approach to the industry, aimed at ensuring that our customers keep benefitting from the best Cargo Management System (CMS) and Hub Management System (HMS) in the world.”

Labonne says: “I am keen on dynamic engineering patterns and practices to foster innovation and reduce productivity drag. My technical experience allows me to be both responsive to market demands, as well as changing technology trends.”

He will head the HLT team of air cargo technical experts, who are now following a digital roadmap to use the power of Cloud services, IoT, AI and blockchain technologies.

Baruch adds: “I’d like to take this opportunity and thank Oded for his contribution to improving the Hermes system, internal processes and the recent major version that will be the base for our future.”

H5 is the latest version of a suite of applications including HERMES CMS, Hermes HMS and Hermes Business Intelligence.

Hermes CMS manages all import, export, messaging, service monitoring and accounting processes for traditional cargo ground handling agents.

HMS steers all inbound, outbound, messaging, SLA and accounting processes for airline hubs or transit shed operators.

HBI is a big data analytical tool, enabling informed management and operational decisions.