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Intellitix expands European team

Experienced hires Gavin Barnard, Gareth Deakin and Isabelle Chevallier will support the RFID specialist in its latest dash for growth

By IQ on 21 Jan 2016

TomorrowWorld 2014

RFID wristbands at TomorrowWorld

image © Intellitix

Intellitix has made three new hires.

Gavin Barnard, Gareth Deakin and Isabelle Chevallier join the RFID access control/ticketing specialist as UK director of partnerships, UK director of business development and European head of business development, respectively.

“Our conversations with organisers leading into 2016 indicate that we are moving towards a significant increase in European Festivals adopting cashless payment systems,” says Carl AH Martin, the company’s operations manager. “Intellitix repeatedly proved itself in 2015 at many events including Snowbombing in Austria, Garorock, Hellfest and Electrobeach in France, Tomorrowland in Belgium, and Slottsfjell Festival in Scandinavia, among others. We know people have full confidence in our technology and operational experience to support their event becoming cashless.

The new team will guide clients through the logistical and cultural changes and benefits of using an RFID environment

“As a significant amount of people will continue to join the Intellitix team in the coming months, most likely doubling our European community by the summer, this meeting allowed us to prepare solid foundations to support our current expansion, setting up processes and standardising our approach. Sharing our considerable experience and knowledge across three days will enable the entire team to guide clients through the logistical and cultural changes and benefits of using an RFID environment.

“We’re looking forward to introducing the enhanced version of IntelliPay alongside other services we will be rolling out throughout 2016.”

Industry veteran Barnard has eight years’ live events sector experience, while Deakin has spent the last four years as head of business development at Sony Music Entertainment. Chevallier began her career as a music lawyer and was previously general manager of business affairs and development at SME France.