Reed Exhibitions announces that Jamie Harrison has been named vice president of product development for Reed Exhibitions. Harrison replaces Richard Remington, who left the company to join sister company Elsevier as the managing director of submissions systems and analytics. Harrison will report to Brian Brittain, chief technology officer for Reed Exhibitions.
Harrison has been with the company for 11 years, rising from the U.K. e-marketing department to vice president of product development for Reed Exhibitions. In his new role, he will oversee product development in Reed Exhibitions focusing specifically on customer facing services, including the web platform Atlas, in order to drive revenue and efficiencies, continuous learning and improvement using data-driven methodologies.
“I’m delighted that Jamie is in this role,” says CTO Brittain. “He has been the driving force behind the development of our global website platform, Atlas, which is adding value and improving customer experiences across more than 500 of our events, with rollout on target for completion by the end of 2020. Under Jamie’s vision and guidance our digital innovation team is already playing a critical role in keeping our customers virtually connected and informed throughout the pandemic and I’m excited by the opportunities we’ll have to transform our business in the future.”
Harrison says, ‘I’m super excited about this new role. Our job is to ensure we develop and launch the products and platforms that make the most sense for our events, be them web-based or virtual. I work with a fantastic team who have already gone above and beyond during this most challenging of times and by continuing to innovate we’ll make our business stronger for the future.”
Harrison has been a digital professional since 1996. He has been a specialist in the events industry since 2001 and has worked with some of the U.K.’s leading organizers before starting at Reed Exhibitions.
Reed Exhibitions is a leading global events business. It combines face-to-face with data and digital tools to help customers learn about markets, source products and complete transactions at more than 500 events in almost 30 countries across 43 industry sectors, attracting more than 7 million participants. Our events, organized by 35 global offices, leverage industry expertise, large data sets and technology to enable our customers to generate billions of dollars of revenues for the economic development of local markets and national economies around the world. Reed Exhibitions is part of RELX, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. For more info, visit www.reedexhibitions.com