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Dickie Oliver

VP and CIO
Airline Reporting Corporation


Dickie Oliver is Vice-President & Chief Information Officer for Airline Reporting Corporation (ARC).  For more than half a century, ARC has been a trusted provider of settlement services for the airline industry.  ARC operates at high volume, settling more than $90 billion in transactions between airline carriers and travel agencies each year.  Because of its unique history, ARC has become the single record of truth for data collection of airline ticket transactions, covering approximately 60 percent of the world's passenger air tickets. 

In this role, Dickie is responsible for all aspects of IT including setting ARC's information technology, cyber security and disaster recovery strategy. He is also modernizing ARC’s data, and infrastructure while implementing a cloud strategy, which will accelerate and expand the company's settlement and data product deliveries. Thus ensuring ARC continues to provide world-class customer service and products to the airline industry.

Mr. Oliver came to ARC in October 2016 from Restaurant Supply Chains Solutions, A YUM! Brands Co-op, where he was VP of IT and was responsible for all aspects of IT including Business Supply Chain Technology, ERP, Infrastructure, PC Support, Security, and the Data Center.  Prior to that, he spent 18+ years at YUM! Brands in various capacities including Vice President of Global Technology, Vice President of Shared Services and Vice President of Infrastructure. He began his career at DuPont / Westinghouse Savannah River Company as a senior systems analyst. Mr. Oliver also served as a consultant and project leader at PowerCerv Corporation.

Mr. Oliver is currently a board member for Volunteers of America in Louisville.  He has presented at multiple IT conferences and won the Westinghouse Malcolm Baldridge award for IT excellence.

Mr. Oliver earned his BBA in Finance, his BBA in Management and his minor in Computer Science from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, KY.  He lives in Louisville, KY along with his wife Linda and their three children: Kelsey, Ryan, and Kyle.