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Brett Cumberland

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Chief Information Officer

Abercrombie & Kent USA, LLC
1411 Opus Place, Executive Towers, Suite 300 West II
Downers Grove , Illinois 60515
United States

Company Description: Born as a safari outfitter in 1962, Abercrombie & Kent's unparalleled travel services now extend around the globe to more than one hundred countries on all seven...   more
Background

Employment History

Education

  • B.S. , Industrial Engineering
    Purdue University
  • M.B.A.
    Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University
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Web References
Brett ...
www.bookstore.unisys.com, 18 June 2008 [cached]
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Vice President, Solutions Management
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Brett Cumberland is vice president of solutions management for Unisys Global Transportation.To this position he brings more than 20 years of experience in the travel and transportation industry, including strategic planning, consulting and project management for all aspects of travel and transportation solution development and delivery, as well as investment and execution of information technology and communications systems.
Under Brett's leadership and direction, Unisys Global Transportation will further expand its business with airlines, airports, logistics and travel services companies.He will define, manage and bring to market a strategic set of solutions that further broaden the company's travel and transportation portfolio for global markets.As such, he will develop incremental business opportunities and promote new initiatives requiring a major investment in capital and manpower.Brett strengthens the company's drive to produce strategic, customer-centric and competitively differentiated portfolio solutions.
Brett comes to Unisys from Abercrombie and Kent, Inc. where he was chief information officer.Abercrombie and Kent is a leading provider of luxury adventure travel with offices in over 40 countries.He was responsible for the strategy, investment, prioritization and execution of all information technology and communication systems.
Prior to Abercrombie and Kent, Brett served as vice president for Airline Solutions at Sabre, Inc., a global airline computer reservation systems company.He led a group of 250 professionals responsible for generating annual revenue of $100 million in support of Sabre's Sales, Marketing and Distribution Systems product development group.Leading to this position, he gained increasing recognition for the company's strategy and implementation of multi-host, sales, marketing, pricing and customer loyalty solutions as well as consulting.He spent more than 10 years at Sabre in a variety of increasingly responsible roles such as manager of SABRE Decision Technologies.
Brett began his career with McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Company where he led several departments responsible for audit and control of U.S.A.F. air carrier projects and process and quality reporting programs for the company's commercial Aircraft Production Planning Division.
Payload Asia Current Issue - People
www.payloadasia.com, 14 July 2004 [cached]
US-based information technology services and solutions provider, Unisys has appointed Brett Cumberland as vice president of solutions development for the company's global transportation industry practice.
In this role, he will focus on broadening the company's airline solution portfolio and expand Unisys offerings into other transportation-related markets.
Prior to joining Unisys, Cumberland was chief information officer for Abercrombie and Kent, a luxury adventure travel company.
Brett Cumberland
Before that, he served as vice president for airline solutions at Sabre, Inc.He began his career with McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Company.
Management Team
www.itasoftware.com, 3 Dec 2008 [cached]
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Brett Cumberland - VP Marketing
Brett is responsible for ITA's marketing organization and brings over 20 years experience in the travel and transportation industries. Most recently Brett was vice president, global transportation at Unisys where he was responsible for overall strategy, investment and marketing initiatives for the company's transportation and logistics-focused software and services portfolios. Prior to Unisys, Cumberland was CIO at Abercrombie and Kent, and spent 11 years at Sabre, holding several senior-level product development and marketing positions. Brett has an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University.
A compendium of success
himalaya.compaq.com, 14 Jan 2003 [cached]
Two years ago, Brett Cumberland and his wife went to Africa.
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Cumberland, who recently marked continent number seven off his list with a trip to Antarctica, is the chief information officer for the Abercrombie & Kent Group of Companies.And his platform of choice for the mission-critical reservation system-the heart of A&K's business-is an HP NonStop system.
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"We'd used a legacy reservation system for about 12 years, but our business in the States got to the point where we really needed an upgrade," recalled Cumberland.
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"To say that the NonStop system helps us solve an important business problem would be an understatement," said Cumberland."It's really an end-to-end travel solution for us."
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"Part of that commitment involved the reservation system and supporting hardware," said Cumberland."We're not a full 24 x 7 shop yet, but looking ahead, we expect to integrate the reservation system with our website to enable online booking.The NonStop system will support those endeavors."
The company took a close look at the cost of the NonStop platform and was pleasantly surprised."From a total cost of ownership perspective, we felt the system was quite reasonable," stated Cumberland.
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"We didn't really know how large the customized business was going to get," noted Cumberland."We felt we'd be better off with a proven platform, rather than undersizing initially and having to upgrade later."
The open architecture of the NonStop platform was another big point in its favor."As we look ahead at integrating with our website, the availability of industry-standard APIs in the NonStop system environment will be beneficial to us," continued Cumberland."We already display tour availability on our website.The next step will be to provide a more direct link from the site into the inventory itself."
For now, the NonStop platform runs A&K's U.S. operations only."It takes time to get consultants familiar with a new reservation system," noted Cumberland."We wanted to get it out and get it stable.Then we'll look at expanding the NonStop system-based solution to our other call centers in London and Melbourne."
The NonStop system running CONTOUR software helps Abercrombie & Kent stay at the top of its game."The biggest benefit of the NonStop platform is the minimal support required, and where the system will allow us to go from a service provider perspective," concluded Cumberland.
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-Brett Cumberland, chief information officer, Abercrombie & Kent Group of Companies
Brett Cumberland, chief ...
www.4ds.com, 31 Jan 2002 [cached]
Brett Cumberland, chief information officer for A&K, said of the system, "CONTOUR® gives us the tools to design, manage, and control the variety of escorted tour products that distinguish A&K in the marketplace - from our luxury European tours and unique African safaris to our Antarctic adventure cruises.And it provides us with the tools we need to maintain our high standard of customer service."
About Fourth Dimension Software
Fourth Dimension Software is a software development company, based in Redwood City, California, that offers a family of complementary solutions for travel entities such as Tour Operators, Travel Wholesalers, Large Travel Retailers, and Travel Vendors seeking to distribute their products.These solutions include CONTOUR®, EasyCRSTM, and SafeDocTM.
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