IHG Announces New Chief Technology Officer

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announces the appointment of Daniel Blanchard as Chief Technology Officer. 

Blanchard joins IHG with more than 25 years of experience in IT business management, strategy, transformation, architecture governance and program management. In his new role, Blanchard will oversee infrastructure and operations, enterprise architecture, IT security operations, application development, and corporate support. He will be based out of IHG’s Americas headquarters in Atlanta, and report to George Turner, Chief Commercial & Technology Officer, IHG.

George Turner, Chief Commercial & Technology Officer, IHG, commented: “Daniel brings a wealth of experience across disciplines within the technology space. Having worked in the travel industry for more than two decades, I’m thrilled he will lead our global team of talented technology experts and further advance our agenda together."

Previously, Blanchard served as the Vice President, IT Infrastructure and Reliability at Delta Air Lines. At Delta, he led the overall IT reliability transformation for Delta’s worldwide operation. Prior to Delta, Blanchard spent more than 20 years at Marriott International in a variety of information technology leadership roles. He began his career at Boeing.