Spanish ride-hailing company Cabify has appointed a new chief technology officer who will oversee the mobility outfit’s development of new products and data strategies.
Carlos Herrera previously headed up Cabify’s data science and research units, first joining the company in 2017. His appointment will see Cabify’s data science, engineering and research teams all come under the one branch of management.
Cabify, which has raised over $470 million from VCs, is based in Madrid but most of its operations are in Latin America.
Herrera is now taking the CTO reins at a time when managing Cabify’s ride data has evolved in the last six months during the coronavirus pandemic.
“We have to be super-fast in understanding the changes in the patterns. The cities were very predictable. I know that at 8pm I will have the rush hour. All of that changed,” he said.