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Tuesday, Nov 19

The Travel Innovation Summit

Sessions take place in the Theater of the Great Hall on the 3rd floor of the Convention Center. Other locations are noted. All times shown are EST (GMT -5 hours).


9:00 am - 9:16 am

Welcome

Find out who's who and what's what. Don't miss the introduction of the morning innovators, judges' panel and Critics Circle.
Vote for the People’s Choice Award winner (the company with the coolest, most relevant and game-changing travel innovation) via the 'Travel Innovation Companies' section of the mobile app. The Travel Innovation Summit People's Choice Award voting will be open until 8 pm on Tuesday, November 19 – you may change your vote at any time before 8 pm.

Presenter

Tony D'Astolfo, Managing Director, PhoCusWright Inc.

9:16 am - 9:28 am

1.1 CheckMate

CheckMate enables mobile check-in at hotels, using guest identity and location data to improve the arrival experience.

Presenter

Anthony Maggio, Co-Founder, Business Development, CheckMate

9:28 am - 9:40 am

1.2 Ve-Go Mobile Apps Inc.

Ve-Go delivers a mobile solution to increase guest satisfaction and profitability for the hospitality industry.

Presenter

Vikas Bhakta, Founder & CEO, Ve-Go Mobile Apps, Inc.

9:40 am - 9:52 am

1.3 Mygola Inc.

Mygola.com – the world's first platform to discover gorgeous itineraries that are infinitely customizable and instantly bookable.

Presenter

Anshuman Bapna, Co-Founder and CEO, Mygola Inc.

9:53 am - 10:05 am

1.4 Peek

Peek offers consumers a beautiful site to book amazing things to do, and activity providers a platform to manage their business & find new customers.

Presenter

Ruzwana Bashir, Co-Founder and CEO, Peek

10:05 am - 10:17 am

1.5 DataPop

DataPop's semantic advertising technology builds optimal ads by connecting an advertiser's most relevant message to each consumer's intent.

Presenter

Dave Schwartz, Vice President of Marketing, DataPop

10:17 am - 10:29 am

1.6 GoWiMi – Wireless Mobile Internet

GoWiMi – Mobile broadband on-demand with nationwide coverage for retail customers and B2B (hotel, TMC, car rental, airlines).

Presenter

Trideep Aggarwal, Chief Product Officer, Wizie.com LLC

10:29 am - 10:41 am

1.7 Routehappy

Routehappy personalizes flight shopping with the world's flight rating system and happiness data, helping an industry fight commoditization.

Presenter

Robert Albert, Founder and CEO, Routehappy

10:42 am - 10:54 am

1.8 Sociomantic Labs

Streaming CRM for travel leverages revenue management and CRM data to power 'segments-of-one' digital marketing at scale.

Presenter

Jason Kelly, CEO, Sociomantic Labs

10:54 am - 11:06 am

1.9 Flights With Friends

People rarely travel alone. Let's stop making them book that way.

Presenter

Kyle Killion, Co-Founder, Flights With Friends

11:06 am - 11:18 am

1.10 WanderWe

Short trips discovery & all-in-one booking. Personalized hotels, activities & restaurants by budget & interests. Tablet first.

Presenter

Raj Beri, Vice President and General Manager, WanderWe

12:38 pm - 12:40 pm

Welcome Back and Introduction

Don't miss the introduction of our next innovators.

12:40 pm - 12:45 pm

The Travel Innovation Summit Alumni Highlights: Sphere

Catch up on the latest news during this Travel Innovation Summit alumni interview.

Interviewer

Maggie Rauch, Research Analyst, PhoCusWright Inc.

One-On-One

Charles Armstrong, Founder and CEO, Sphere

12:45 pm - 12:57 pm

2.1 Ostrovok.ru

A hotel predictor: Analytics-driven suggestions help users choose a hotel to book, customized by their history and requirements.

Presenter

Kirill Makharinsky, Co-Founder and President, Ostrovok.ru

12:57 pm - 1:09 pm

2.2 OLSET

OLSET is a proactive virtual travel assistant that saves travelers time & automatically finds them the best hotel based on their preferences.

Presenter

Gad Bashvitz, Co-Founder and CEO, OLSET

1:09 pm - 1:21 pm

2.3 BevyUp

BevyUp provides a social collaboration layer on top of any travel site allowing users to shop with friends or experts.

Presenter

Chris Rallo, Co-Founder and COO, BevyUp

1:22 pm - 1:34 pm

2.4 Globa.li

Globa.li is the first global distribution system dedicated to boutique hotels in emerging markets.

Presenter

Sarah Fazendin, Co-Founder and CEO, Globa.li

1:34 pm - 1:46 pm

2.5 Rome2rio

Rome2rio is a multi-modal, door-to-door search engine that provides air, train, coach, ferry, mass transit & driving options.

Presenter

Michael Cameron, Co-Founder and COO, Rome2rio

1:46 pm - 1:58 pm

2.6 GetGoing.com

Bringing consumer innovation to the enterprise: working with top suppliers and TMCs to reinvent the corporate and leisure travel booking experience.

Presenter

Alek Vernitsky, Co-Founder and CEO, GetGoing Inc.

1:58 pm - 2:10 pm

2.7 TravelPayouts by JetRadar

Uses a Long Tail of bloggers and travel writers for travel product distribution with high conversion and useful analytics.

Presenter

Max Kraynov, Managing Director and CEO, JetRadar

2:11 pm - 2:23 pm

2.8 What Now Travel

What Now Travel simulates a 'live' smart mobile experience abroad – without paying for data roaming.

Presenter

Tony Sandler, Founder and CEO, What Now Travel

2:23 pm - 2:35 pm

2.9 Sabre Travel Network

Sabre’s Custom Offers is a first-of-its-kind dynamic merchandising solution enabling travel suppliers to target travelers with special offers.

Presenter

Shelly Terry, Vice President, Supplier Merchandising, Sabre Travel Network

2:35 pm - 2:47 pm

2.10 Concur Technologies Inc.

Concur Voice Travel Search is a revolutionary B2B travel planning tool enabling travelers to search for travel using voice.

Presenter

Prashanth Adhikari, Vice President of Engineering, Concur Technologies Inc.

3:47 pm - 3:49 pm

Welcome Back and Introduction

Don't miss the introduction of our next innovators.

3:49 pm - 3:54 pm

The Travel Innovation Summit Alumni Highlights: SilverRail Technologies

Catch up on the latest news during this Travel Innovation Summit alumni interview.

Interviewer

Chetan Kapoor, Research Analyst, Asia Pacific, PhoCusWright Inc.

One-On-One

Aaron Gowell, CEO, SilverRail Technologies

3:54 pm - 4:06 pm

3.1 MiniTime Inc.

Powered by age-specific recommendations, Trip Planner is the ultimate planning tool for families, with calendar, maps, journal and more.

Presenter

Nimrod Lev, Co-Founder and Chairman, MiniTime Inc.

4:06 pm - 4:18 pm

3.2 Freeppie

The new booking travel platform that introduces social currency. Operators offer services in exchange for social visibility.

Presenter

Luca Perfetto, Founder and CEO, FREEPPIE srl

4:18 pm - 4:30 pm

3.3 Groupize

The group hotel booking engine with technology solutions to automate the tasks involved in planning and booking groups online.

Presenter

Charles De Gaspe Beaubien, President and CEO, Groupize Inc.

4:31 pm - 4:43 pm

3.4 KDS

KDS Neo: Instant door-to-door travel booking for corporate travelers; interactive timelines, predicted expenses, all devices.

Presenter

Dean Forbes, CEO, KDS

4:43 pm - 4:55 pm

3.5 SafelyStay

SafelyStay is the first dedicated clearinghouse for the peer-to-peer vacation rental industry, and powers instant and safe reservations.

Presenter

Andrew Bate, CEO, SafelyStay

4:55 pm - 5:07 pm

3.6 TravelShark

Reviews matter to consumers, but reading through them all is impossible. Learn how TravelShark has condensed the chaos.

Presenter

Toma Bedolla, CEO, TravelShark

5:08 pm - 5:20 pm

3.7 Roomer Travel Ltd.

Roomer is the place where people book hotel rooms from other people who had to cancel their trip – saving money for everyone!

Presenter

Richie Karaburun, Managing Director, USA, Roomer Travel

5:20 pm - 5:32 pm

3.8 DerbySoft

DerbySoft MetaSearch Manager provides connectivity, caching, control and bidding for metasearch marketing campaigns.

Presenter

Keith Cotton, Senior Vice President, Global Business, DerbySoft Shanghai Co. Ltd.

5:32 pm - 5:44 pm

3.9 VerbalizeIt

Instant phone and cloud based-access to 14,000 human translators ensuring that language is never a barrier to communication.

Presenter

Ryan Frankel, CEO, VerbalizeIt

5:44 pm - 5:56 pm

3.10 MakeMyTrip.com Pvt. Ltd.

RoutePlanner provides multi-modal travel planning in India, supporting 1Bn routes over 4300 cities, over SMS, mobile apps and web.

Presenter

Amit Somani, Chief Products Officer, MakeMyTrip.com Pvt. Ltd.

Wednesday, Nov 20

Workshops

Workshop room locations are posted onsite.
All times shown are EST (GMT -5 hours).


9:00 am - 9:45 am

Reducing the Total Cost of Payments Acceptance

Sponsored by: Elavon

Calculating the total cost of accepting payments is complicated and wrought with so much uncertainty that most companies have no idea how much it actually costs. And by primarily focusing on interchange rates and fees, most companies miss the real opportunity to lower their total cost of accepting payments. Understand the three big things that impact the cost of accepting payments: 1) Interchange & Assessments, 2) Fraud & Chargebacks, and 3) PCI Compliance & Data Security. Every payments-related expense analyzed for efficiency and brought under management drives money straight to the bottom line. This affords businesses the freedom to: open new locations, expand to high-growth regions, redeploy human capital to roles that service customers, invest in infrastructure, and return value to shareholders.

Presenter

Simon James, Senior Vice President, Global Professional Services, Elavon

Michael Lacross, VP Market Development, Elavon

9:00 am - 9:45 am

Online Testing: From Tactical to Strategic

Sponsored by: Maxymiser

Are you looking to make the move from project-based testing to a sophisticated and strategic testing plan? Wyndham Hotel Group and Maxymiser educate you on the most important tactics to transform simple A/B tests into a strategic process with defined business objectives. Explore: how to learn more from your tests by implementing multiple conversion goals, how to use testing data to create segments and personalization criteria, and how to implement A/B tests in a mobile world. Find out what Wyndham has done to go from tactical to strategic, and take your online testing to a new level.

Presenter

Christine Ciccone, VP Online Customer Experience, Global eCommerce, Wyndham Hotel Group

Jared Polidoro, VP of Client Services, Maxymiser Inc.

9:00 am - 9:45 am

The New Dynamics of Customer Engagement: Connecting with Today’s Hyperconnected Traveler

Sponsored by: ExactTarget

Connecting with today’s hyperconnected traveler creates an opportunity for marketers who optimize data-driven digital technology. Utilizing text offers, email alerts, personalized content, and more, the options for reaching today’s digital traveler are endless, and if done properly, can significantly increase customer loyalty and revenue. Join Neil Bhapkar, CMO of FlightNetwork, David Brown, AVP of Marketing for Celebrity Cruises, and ExactTarget for an informative and inspiring session focusing on how travel companies are using customer data and digital marketing to guide purchases, drive retention and improve overall customer experience with unique offerings that build loyalty and drive sales.

Presenter

Neil Bhapkar, Chief Marketing Officer, Flight Network

David Brown, AVP Marketing Demand Generation, Celebrity Cruises

Nicole Hutzul, Strategic Account Executive, ExactTarget

9:00 am - 9:45 am

The New Digital Divide - The Mobile Performance Opportunity

Sponsored by: Akamai

While smartphone and tablet owners spend 31% more on travel than the average household, mobile speeds for travel sites today are 11 years behind their desktop counterparts. This poses a significant challenge to travel companies looking to capitalize on the shift towards mobile and tablet usage. Improvements in mobile network performance alone will not be able to address this issue as the number of devices and connection types explodes over networks that were built with voice, not data capacity, in mind. Review the major mobile performance challenges facing travel companies today, as well as considerations on how to help meet mobile customer expectations.

Presenter

Mike Afergan, SVP and GM Web Experience, Akamai Technologies Limited

9:00 am - 9:45 am

Leveraging User-Generated Content to Increase Engagement and Drive Direct Bookings

Sponsored by: Bazaarvoice

User-generated content (UGC) provides consumers with valuable information throughout their purchase journey, and enables companies to unlock insights and information to build customer loyalty. Ninety-three percent of travelers worldwide say their booking decisions are impacted by online reviews, and more than seven in 10 U.S. online travel planners reference UGC during the travel shopping process. Clearly, travel companies have a significant opportunity to leverage the power of UGC to increase engagement and drive direct bookings. This panel of select clients representing different perspectives in the travel industry discusses the influence of UGC throughout the consumer's travel planning and booking journey.

Presenter

Brown Chris, Vice President of Mobile, Orbitz Worldwide

Alan Godfrey, EVP Business and Corporate Development, Bazaarvoice

Jeff Sanford, Director, Web Product Delivery & Operations, InterContinental Hotels Group Plc

10:15 am - 11:00 am

The Omni-Channel Travel Challenge: Would You Be A Customer?

Sponsored by: Teradata Corporation

All of us are travelers. But how we research, book and then engage with an airline, hotel, rental car company, travel agency, etc. can be very different. These different behaviors and forms of engagements across multiple channels - and across many different screens - create a lot of complexity for travel companies to get to know us. The good news is that all of our digital activity is creating a footprint that makes it easier for travel companies to understand how we researched them, what influenced a purchase, what recommendations we read, what our experiences are during our trip, and what comments we made once the journey was complete. Explore how new types of data - and even some old ones - are increasing the insight that travel companies have about their travel customers ... and the new revenue opportunities that this can generate.

Presenter

Frank Bush, Lead Consultant, Teradata

Robert Adams, CTC, Senior Industry Consultant, Lodging & Hospitality, Teradata

10:15 am - 11:00 am

How to Succeed With Programmatic Buying: Automate and Optimize Multi-Channel Advertising

Sponsored by: Rocket Fuel

Programmatic buying is the future. Come learn how to use automated bidding based on real-time analysis of billions of data points. See how you can reach highly targeted, in-market consumers at the right time with the right messages - boosting performance on both targeted and re-targeted campaigns. Gain practical tips on how to succeed with programmatic buying at scale - streamlining multi-channel campaigns to improve efficiency and boost performance. Learn tactics to automatically analyze petabytes of customer, intent, campaign and traffic data to make increasingly accurate ad buys that reach increasingly precise audiences. Hear a case study detailing how Choice Hotels International implemented programmatic buying across large-scale multi-channel campaigns. Find out how Choice Hotels achieved 34,414 conversions (room reservations) in the first five months of programmatic buying - and increased its return on ad spend by an astonishing 2,106%.

Presenter

Claire Bishop, SVP, Integrated Media Strategy, MMGY Global

Jarvis Mak, SVP, Customer Success, Rocket Fuel Inc.

10:15 am - 11:00 am

Say No to the Status Quo in Payments

Sponsored by: GlobalCollect/UATP

Payments are a highly fragmented, yet mission-critical component of the customer experience. Certain payment providers have declared themselves to be the 'normal' method while characterizing all other methods as 'alternate.' Explore how a well thought out payment portfolio strategy that incorporates locally preferred payments can increase customer satisfaction and conversion rates, while reducing overall payment processing costs. The session begins with a high-level overview of some best practices in consumer-based payment options. After addressing the ever-growing direct sales component, the session focuses on leveraging corporate and agency sales and payment options to reduce costs and reporting burdens in this significant segment. The session concludes by highlighting global payment trends and summarizing the importance of building the optimal payment strategy for your organization.

Presenter

Mike Carlo, Global Market Leader, Travel, GlobalCollect

John Cunningham, Vice President, Business Development, UATP

Wendy Ward, VP, Marketing & Communications, UATP

11:30 am - 12:15 pm

7 Tactics to Better Leverage Traveler Intent Online

Sponsored by: RKG

The Holy Grail of online advertising involves mining customer intent and matching your offerings with their needs. Over the years, search has been the key way to connect with customer intent, and it remains so today. But customer intent can also be surfaced in other channels, as well. Specific ideas for uncovering and leveraging customer intent for travel across search, social and other online channels are presented. Attendees will walk away with tactics that they can apply when they get back in the office, such as: taking advantage of the search engines' latest changes; leveraging the latest social platform developments; and mining lesser-known opportunities for profitable returns.

Presenter

Ryan Gibson, EVP, Marketing Strategy, RKG

John Negrau, Digital Visibility Manager, RKG

11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Exploring the Travel Content Journey with Expedia Media Solutions

Sponsored by: Expedia Media Solutions

Rather than a linear path to purchase, today’s travel research and booking process looks more like an ongoing and multi-directional flight map, with each stop providing an opportunity for brands to reach and engage with travelers. To understand this new purchase path, comScore and Expedia Media Solutions teamed up to conduct a study that provides an in-depth look at platform and device usage patterns, purchase trends across various traveler types, and the ways content influences the decision-making process. There is a real opportunity for brands to invest in new channels within the travel sector, such as native advertising and social media. By obtaining this comprehensive view of their potential customers, marketers can develop creative and effective content and distribute it across the right channels to reach a vast and content-hungry audience.

Presenter

Chris Blakely, Vice President, comScore, Inc.

Matthew Reichek, Senior Director, Product & Site Planning, Media Solutions, Expedia Inc.

11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Leveraging Analytics to Improve the Customer Experience and Keep Them Coming Back for More

Sponsored by: WNS Global Services

Organizations across the travel spectrum are dealing with humongous amounts of complex data. With increasing competition, the ability to leverage this data to improve the customer experience will be a key differentiator for your services. Understanding your customer and being available at the right time and right place with the right information can drive customer delight - and keep them coming back for more. During this session, WNS - one of the leading and largest travel process management companies - explores how you can leverage analytics to impact the automation, intelligence and conversion while managing your customers' journeys.

Presenter

Sanjit Bhoumick, SVP - Sales, WNS North America Inc.

11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Brand USA International Traveler Insights

Sponsored by: Brand USA – DiscoverAmerica.com

Key findings from Brand USA's new global intelligence program (covering 12 markets: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Korea and the U.K.) are unveiled. In this era of unprecedented change and incredible possibilities, understanding international markets and targeting the right opportunities are essential for any travel company. Learn how Brand USA is utilizing this intelligence to guide its overall strategy and generate value for partners through its innovative cooperative marketing initiatives.

Presenter

Carroll Rheem, Vice President, Research and Analytics, Brand USA

11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Amobee Presents Establishing a 1-to-1 Relationship With Travelers Using Mobile Advertising

Sponsored by: Amobee

A traveler is inherently mobile. Therefore, it is paramount for brands to establish mobile relationships with these consumers on the go. Learn how smartphones and tablets are changing the customer journey, and how mobile advertising can be used to effectively engage and re-engage travelers on a global basis.

Presenter

James Linden, Client Services Director, Amobee

11:30 am - 12:15 pm

The Modern Traveler: How Data and Technology Impact the Buyer Journey

Sponsored by: Monetate

There are undeniable truths when it comes to global travel preferences: all flyers want on-time arrivals and departures, and hotels guests all want a clean room ready at check-in. But when it comes to factors that influence loyalty and the customer experience, travelers around the world don't always behave the same way. Understanding the differences can help travel companies offer the ideal experience to every customer. Using data and research culled from PhoCusWright and Monetate, you'll learn the differences between the top drivers of travel brand loyalty and what influences brand affinity, as well as the importance of personalization in offers and the online experience. You'll also gain insight into what factors influence travelers to try new travel brands, as well travel behavior profiles, broken down by types and percentages of devices used to book travel, plus much more.

Presenter

Tina Alexander, AVP, Digital and Web Marketing, Celebrity Cruises

Nathan Richter, Director, Client Solutions, Monetate

Center Stage

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm

The Dialogue: Cult of Context

Presenter

Tony D'Astolfo, Managing Director, PhoCusWright Inc.

Douglas Quinby, Vice President, Research, PhoCusWright Inc.

Lorraine Sileo, Senior Vice President, Research, PhoCusWright Inc.

2:20 pm - 2:45 pm

Executive Interview: Google

Interviewer

Douglas Quinby, Vice President, Research, PhoCusWright Inc.

One-On-One

Jeremy Wertheimer, Vice President, Travel, Google Inc.

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Executive Roundtable: Lodging Unleashed

Moderator: Lorraine Sileo, Senior Vice President, Research, PhoCusWright Inc. Panelist Roundtable: Tom Botts, Executive Vice President, Chief Customer Officer, Denihan Hospitality Group, Greg Marsh, Co-Founder and CEO, onefinestay, Oral Muir, Vice President, Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International Inc., and Drew Patterson, CEO, Room 77

Moderator

Lorraine Sileo, Senior Vice President, Research, PhoCusWright Inc.

Panelist Roundtable

Tom Botts, Executive Vice President, Chief Customer Officer, Denihan Hospitality Group

Greg Marsh, Co-Founder and CEO, onefinestay

Oral Muir, Vice President, Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International Inc.

Drew Patterson, CEO, Room 77

3:15 pm - 3:40 pm

Executive Interview: Orbitz Worldwide

Lorraine Sileo, Senior Vice President, Research, interviews Barney Harford, CEO, Orbitz Worldwide.

Interviewer

Lorraine Sileo, Senior Vice President, Research, PhoCusWright Inc.

One-On-One

Barney Harford, CEO, Orbitz Worldwide

4:35 pm - 4:40 pm

Five Minutes of Fame: People's Choice

The winner of the Travel Innovation Summit People's Choice Award is interviewed to discuss their innovation.

Presenter

Ruzwana Bashir, Co-Founder and CEO, Peek

4:40 pm - 5:15 pm

Keynote: IBM

Brenda Dietrich, IBM Fellow, Vice President & CTO for Business, Analytics, Software Group, IBM. Followed by Talkbackers Gareth Gaston, Senior Vice President, Global eCommerce, Wyndham Hotel Group and Mark Rabe, President and CEO, Sojern.

Keynote/Center Stage

Brenda Dietrich, IBM Fellow, Vice President & CTO for Business Analytics, Software Group, IBM

Talkbacker

Gareth Gaston, Senior Vice President, Global eCommerce, Wyndham Hotel Group

Mark Rabe, President and CEO, Sojern

5:15 pm - 5:45 pm

Executive Roundtable: Dude, Where's My Car?

Moderator: Tony D'Astolfo, Managing Director, PhoCusWright Inc. Panelist Roundtable: Nicolas Brusson, Co-Founder and COO, BlaBlaCar, Brian Harrington, Executive Vice President and CMO, Zipcar, Rob Moore, Senior Vice President and CTO, The Hertz Corporation, and Rujul Zaparde, Co-Founder and CEO, FlightCar

Moderator

Tony D'Astolfo, Managing Director, PhoCusWright Inc.

Panelist Roundtable

Nicolas Brusson, Co-Founder and COO, BlaBlaCar

Brian Harrington, Executive Vice President and CMO, Zipcar

Rob Moore, Senior Vice President and CTO, The Hertz Corporation

Rujul Zaparde, Co-Founder and CEO, FlightCar

5:45 pm - 6:10 pm

Executive Interview: Expedia

Interviewer Douglas Quinby, Vice President, Research, PhoCusWright Inc. One-On-One Dara Khosrowshahi, President and CEO, Expedia Inc.

Interviewer

Douglas Quinby, Vice President, Research, PhoCusWright Inc.

One-On-One

Dara Khosrowshahi, President and CEO, Expedia Inc.

6:10 pm - 6:30 pm

Travel Innovation Summit Awards Ceremony

Join us for the announcement of the 'Best Innovation' award winners in the following categories: Startup, Emerging, Established, Best B2B, Best B2C, Brand USA Marketing Innovation Award, and The General Catalyst Award for Travel Innovation.

Thursday, Nov 21

Center Stage

Sessions take place in the Theater of the Great Hall on the 3rd floor of the Convention Center. Other locations are noted. All times shown are EST (GMT -5 hours).


8:55 am - 9:00 am

PhoCusWright: From Classroom to Career

Dr. William Carroll, Senior Lecturer, School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University and Senior Hotel and Lodging Analyst, PhoCusWright Inc.

9:00 am - 9:05 am

Five Minutes of Fame (1 of 3)

The winner of the Travel Innovation Summit established company category (in existence for 3+ years) is interviewed to discuss their innovation.

Presenter

Jason Kelly, CEO, Sociomantic Labs

9:05 am - 9:35 am

Executive Roundtable: Street Talk. VC Talk. PE Talk.

Moderator: Jake Fuller, Senior Vice President, Research, FBR Capital Markets & Co. Panelist Roundtable: Hugh Crean, Entrepreneur in Residence, General Catalyst Partners, Mark Mahaney, Managing Director, Internet Research, RBC Capital Markets, Francesco De Mojana, Partner, Permira Advisors LLC, and Sean Seton-Rogers, General Partner, PROfounders Capital

Moderator

Jake Fuller, Senior Vice President, Research, FBR Capital Markets & Co.

Panelist Roundtable

Hugh Crean, Entrepreneur in Residence, General Catalyst Partners

Mark Mahaney, Managing Director, Internet Research, RBC Capital Markets

Francesco De Mojana, Partner, Permira Advisors LLC

Sean Seton-Rogers, General Partner, PROfounders Capital

9:35 am - 10:10 am

Keynote: Facebook

Keynote/Center Stage: Sam Lessin, Director of Product Management, Facebook. Talkbacker: Travis Katz, CEO & Founder, Gogobot and Barrie Seidenberg, President and CEO, Viator Inc.

Keynote/Center Stage

Sam Lessin, Director of Product Management, Facebook

Talkbacker

Travis Katz, CEO & Founder, Gogobot

Barrie Seidenberg, President and CEO, Viator Inc.

10:10 am - 10:35 am

Executive Interview: The Perfect Trip

Interviewer: Tony D'Astolfo, Managing Director, PhoCusWright Inc. with Steve Singh, Chairman and CEO, Concur Technologies Inc.

Interviewer

Tony D'Astolfo, Managing Director, PhoCusWright Inc.

Keynote/Center Stage

Steve Singh, Chairman and CEO, Concur Technologies Inc.

10:35 am - 11:10 am

Keynote: TripAdvisor

Keynote/Center Stage: Steve Kaufer, President and CEO, TripAdvisor. Talkbacker: Robert McDowell, Senior Vice President, Global Distribution, Choice Hotels, Sam Shank, CEO, HotelTonight.

Keynote/Center Stage

Steve Kaufer, President and CEO, TripAdvisor

Talkbacker

Robert McDowell, Senior Vice President, Global Distribution, Choice Hotels

Sam Shank, CEO, HotelTonight

11:10 am - 11:15 am

Five Minutes of Fame (2 of 3)

The winner of the Travel Innovation Summit emerging company category (in existence for 18 - 36 months) is interviewed to discuss their innovation.

Presenter

Charles De Gaspe Beaubien, President and CEO, Groupize Inc.

11:55 am - 12:00 pm

Five Minutes of Fame (3 of 3)

The winner of the Travel Innovation Summit startup company category (in existence for less than 18 months) is interviewed to discuss their innovation.

Presenter

Ryan Frankel, CEO, VerbalizeIt

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Executive Roundtable: Flights of Fancy

Moderator: Tony D'Astolfo, Managing Director, PhoCusWright Inc. Panelist Roundtable: James Davidson, President and CEO, Farelogix Inc., Kurt Ekert, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Travelport Inc. and Bob Kupbens, Vice President, Marketing and Digital Commerce, Delta Air Lines Inc.

Moderator

Tony D'Astolfo, Managing Director, PhoCusWright Inc.

Panelist Roundtable

James Davidson, President and CEO, Farelogix Inc.

Kurt Ekert, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Travelport Inc.

Bob Kupbens, Vice President, Marketing and Digital Commerce, Delta Air Lines Inc.

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Executive Roundtable: Asia Beyond China

Moderator: Siew Hoon Yeoh, Founder, Web In Travel Panelist Roundtable. Timothy Hughes, Vice President, Marketing, Agoda.com, Rajesh Magow, Co-Founder and CEO, India, MakeMyTrip.com Pvt. Ltd., Kei Shibata, President and CEO, Venture Republic Inc., Ross Veitch, Co-Founder and CEO, Wego Pte Ltd.

Moderator

Siew Hoon Yeoh, Founder, Web In Travel

Panelist Roundtable

Timothy Hughes, Vice President, Marketing, Agoda.com

Rajesh Magow, Co-Founder and CEO, India, MakeMyTrip.com Pvt. Ltd.

Kei Shibata, President and CEO, Venture Republic Inc.

Ross Veitch, Co-Founder and CEO, Wego Pte Ltd.

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Executive Roundtable: Hot Topics - Pithy and Provocative

Moderator: Douglas Quinby, Vice President, Research, PhoCusWright Inc. Panelist Roundtable: Shelley Beasley, COO, Webjet Limited, Brad Gerstner, Founder and CEO, Altimeter Capital, Brian Sharples, Co-Founder and CEO, HomeAway.com Inc., Gareth Williams, Co-Founder and CEO, Skyscanner Ltd.

Moderator

Douglas Quinby, Vice President, Research, PhoCusWright Inc.

Panelist Roundtable

Shelley Beasley, COO, Webjet Limited

Brad Gerstner, Founder and CEO, Altimeter Capital

Brian Sharples, Co-Founder and CEO, HomeAway.com Inc.

Gareth Williams, Co-Founder and CEO, Skyscanner Ltd.

1:30 pm - 1:55 pm

Executive Interview: Priceline and Booking.com

Interviewer: Lorraine Sileo, Senior Vice President, Research, PhoCusWright Inc. One-On-One: Jeff Boyd, Chairman, President and CEO, Priceline.com Inc., Darren Huston, CEO, Booking.com Ltd.

Interviewer

Lorraine Sileo, Senior Vice President, Research, PhoCusWright Inc.

One-On-One

Jeff Boyd, Chairman, President and CEO, Priceline.com Inc.

Darren Huston, CEO, Booking.com Ltd.

1:55 pm - 2:00 pm

The Epilogue

  • Ruzwana Bashir
    Co-Founder and CEO, Peek

  • Charles De Gaspe Beaubien
    President and CEO, Groupize Inc.

  • Tony D'Astolfo
    Managing Director, PhoCusWright Inc.

  • Ryan Frankel
    CEO, VerbalizeIt

  • Jason Kelly
    CEO, Sociomantic Labs

  • Douglas Quinby
    Vice President, Research, PhoCusWright Inc.

  • Lorraine Sileo
    Senior Vice President, Research, PhoCusWright Inc.

  • Celebrity Cruises

  • Concur Technologies Inc.

  • Elavon

  • Expedia Inc.

  • Groupize Inc.

  • MakeMyTrip.com Pvt. Ltd.

  • Orbitz Worldwide

  • Peek

  • PhoCusWright Inc.

  • RKG

  • Sociomantic Labs

  • Teradata

  • UATP

  • VerbalizeIt

  • Wyndham Hotel Group

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