Luke Mellors, IT Director at the Dorchester Hotel was recently named CIO of the Year at the UK Technology Innovation & Growth Awards. The awards honor the people and teams whose belief, ingenuity and leadership have driven the technology industry forwards over the past year in the United Kingdom.
In his position at the Dorechester, Mellors has overseen many innovative and cutting edge projects including the Dorchester's In-Room Technology project for which the hotel has been recognized by the British Computer Society as the best Technology Services Project for 2004 in the UK across all industries. He was also instrumental in putting together the Dorchester's E-Butler team, which was the first department of its kind in any hotel in the world. Mellors has also contributed columns to HT recently on "Making IT Matter" and "What Should IT Manage?" (In the Jan/Feb and March 2005 issues.)