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26 August 2014

CIO interview: Rorie Devine, CTO, Hailo

A technology overhaul is taking place behind the scenes at cab-hailing smartphone app Hailo as the company continues to exponentially grow its international reach. Leading the change programme intended to support the firm’s growth for the years to come is Rorie Devine, a seasoned tech executive who joined 18 months ago as a consultant and became a permanent chief technology officer (CTO) a year ago. Devine, who previously led IT at online gambling exchange Betfair and online directory firm Yell, and more recently had been acting as an interim CTO, says the job at Hailo was “the best combination of opportunity and capability" that put him back in his element as the IT leader of a fast-moving tech company. “Hailo, if anything, is Betfair on steroids. It’s faster, better, quicker, cheaper – it’s amazing to be part of this,” he says of the company, which has already raised $125.1m in funding and enabled over three million rides for passengers from over 30,000 registered taxi drivers in 16 cities. One of the UK’s fastest growing tech...

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