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Tourism NI appoints Director to lead Digital Transformation programme

Digital tourism

Posted by Tourism NI

Published November 6, 2018

Tourism NI has added to its Senior Management Team with the appointment of Dave Vincent as Chief Digital Officer.

Tourism NI appoints Director to lead Digital Transformation programme

With over 20 years’ experience in the IT, telecommunications, utilities, financial services and public sectors, Dave will drive digital transformation across the organisation.

In his new position Dave is responsible for accelerating a ‘Digital First’ ambition to deliver organisational change, while also providing strategic digital leadership to the tourism industry to enhance the visitor experience.

Tourism NI Chief Executive, John McGrillen, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Dave to the team and look forward to his leadership in delivering an exciting and challenging programme for Tourism NI and the tourism businesses we support.

“Digital transformation is a strategic priority for us an organisation and it underpins all we do and all that we have ambition to do. Dave’s combination of entrepreneurial drive and business management skills will enable him to translate complex business issues and requirements into commercially and technically compelling propositions.”

Dave said: “It’s a very exciting time to join Tourism NI as the organisation is transforming itself and the wider industry to support the creation of a compelling international destination and digital is a huge part of this.

“I have a passion for the role that technology can play in facilitating and delivering real business change and my priority is to “move fast and fix things” along with exploiting new technologies.

“I hope to use my 20 years plus experience across major companies in the public and private sectors to deliver significant digital transformation within tourism and help both stakeholders and the industry as a whole innovate and progress,” he added.  

Dave holds an MBA in e-Business from the University of Liverpool along with a BSc in Computing from the University of Ulster. Dave has also recently been appointed as a board trustee for the Northern Ireland Hospice. 

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