Travelport is a travel commerce platform providing distribution, technology, payment, and other solutions for the travel and tourism industry. It's one of the world’s three major global distribution system operators.
We talked with Sebastian Glowacki, Head of Platform Engineering at Travelport Digital. Sebastian manages both Development and Operations Engineering teams that operate the company's Digital Platform that enables delivery teams to self-service, deploy, and operate systems with reduced lead time and stack complexity. He explained to us why Cacoo is the right tool for a team who believes in an Agile approach to software engineering.
Tell us about Travelport Digital: what's the company's mission?
Travelport Digital is a wholly owned subsidiary of Travelport. At Travelport Digital, our mission is to help airlines and travel companies meet the needs of today’s ultra-connected travelers and to deliver the interconnected and real-time travel experience that end-travelers want and expect. We help people organize and book their trips using mobile devices and the most modern tools like voice assistance or chatbots. We strive to enable our customers to have new and superior travel experiences with innovative, personalized mobile and digital offerings.
Why did you decide your company needed a tool like Cacoo?
We are big believers in Agile development and in “just enough software architecture.” We don't do big upfront architecture; we don't follow any heavy methodology — this makes us think about architecture differently and also impacts the selection of tools and how we approach engineering. We didn't want one of those heavy solutions for enterprises that only work on the desktop of a computer. We wanted something easy to use, lightweight, and optimal for collaboration, which is very important for us. We have several remote teams. We needed a good collaboration tool, with online collaboration capabilities. Cacoo was one of those tools, so we decided to give it a go, and now we are a happy customer.