Published on : Thursday, August 22, 2019
Boston innovation lab was launched by the Texas-based Sabre Corporation by hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the grand opening. The event was led by Sabre CEO Sean Menke and Sabre Labs president and former Google executive, Sundar Narasimhan and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh was among the guests.
Sean Menke CEO said said that Sabre has a long history of technology leadership in retailing, distribution and fulfillment of the $1.7 trillion travel marketplace.Over the past two years they have focused on reinvigorating and transforming Sabre to continue to accelerate innovation to the market.
They are taking an important step in that journey by opening their Innovation Lab in Boston and were looking forward to exciting developments that will result from partnerships with the customers and technology partners.
For Sabre Labs, Sabre’s global research and development arm that explores novel uses of big data, machine learning, AI and other emerging technologies to shape the future of travel the innovation lad will serve as the headquarters.
Boston’s popular Seaport District was selected by Sabre to draw upon the city;s innovations and economy powered by its world-renowned research institution and community of leading technology companies.
The Innovation Lab will serve as the headquarters for Sabre Labs, Sabre’s global research and development arm that explores novel uses of big data, machine learning, AI and other emerging technologies to shape the future of travel. Sabre strategically selected Boston’s popular Seaport District and plans to draw upon the City’s innovation economy powered by its world-renowned research institutions and community of leading technology companies.
According to Sundar Narasimhan, president of Sabre Labs and Product Strategy Boston was an obvious choice for the location of our Innovation Hub.
Its vibrant technology community and access to talent from the nation’s foremost technical universities makes it a prime spot. A team of software engineers will work in close collaboration with Sabre’s product development teams and customers to accelerate ideas into next-generation solutions that reimagine the business of travel.
In 2018 Sabre’s technologies produced $3.9 billion in revenue and processes more than $120 billion in travel spend annually. Its range of SaaS solutions, from baggage tracking solutions to intelligent retailing offerings serve hundreds of airlines, over 42,000 hotel properties, thousands of travel agencies , car rental companies and cruise lines.