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12/05/2013

Think Big (Data), counsels Sabre CEO Klein

Don’t think just travel when it comes to Sabre Holdings, the Southlake-based company that has long provided reservations and technical services to airlines and hotels. Think Big Data, says new CEO Tom Klein. Klein told a Dallas audience Thursday that the company handles about 85,000 data transactions every second for its customers, which include users of the Travelocity online reservations website. Collecting, analyzing and interpreting that data to help the 70 airlines Sabre does business with and the 100,000 individual hotels in its reservations system, he says, is what will help them in their businesses and keep Sabre’s services in demand.

Klein made his comments at the Dallas Regional chamber’s annual State of Technology luncheon. He was named Sabre’s CEO in August and has been with the company about 20 years. The company employs about 3,500 people in North Texas.

-- Jim Fuquay

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