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Tuesday, Nov 11

The Travel Innovation Summit – Presented by Brand USA

Sessions take place in the Theater, Diamond Ballroom, Level 3, Convention Center; other locations are noted. All times shown are PST (GMT -8 hours).


9:00 am - 9:15 am

Welcome to The Travel Innovation Summit, Presented by Brand USA - DiscoverAmerica.com

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 SMS through 7:00 pm.

9:15 am - 9:25 am

1.1 Options Away

Provides peace of mind by allowing travelers to lock in flight prices for days or weeks while finalizing their travel plans.

Presenter

Robert Brown, Founder and CEO, Options Away

9:25 am - 9:35 am

1.2 VacationFutures Inc.

Vacation homeowners receive guaranteed income for ALL their rental weeks in ONE easy transaction with this rental marketplace.

Presenter

Andrew McConnell, CEO, VacationFutures Inc.

9:35 am - 9:45 am

1.3 Booking Boss Pty Ltd

A leading provider of booking, inventory and channel-management software dedicated to the tour, activity and attraction industry.

Presenter

Renee Welsh, CEO, Booking Boss Pty Ltd

9:45 am - 9:55 am

1.4 BTCTrip

The leading global platform for travel with Bitcoin is discovering a new traveler identity.

Presenter

Martin Fernandez, CEO, BTCTrip

9:55 am - 10:05 am

1.5 Tavisca Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

The world’s first hotel content syndication system – clarifi – resolves the distribution of inconsistent hotel content across the industry.

Presenter

Mahendra Yadav, Co-Founder and CEO, Tavisca Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

10:05 am - 10:15 am

1.6 iTraveller

A travel technology platform where users can plan, organize and book their customized trips, by selecting their destinations, hotels and transfers.

Presenter

Shiju Radhakrishnan, Chief Executive Officer, iTraveller

10:15 am - 10:25 am

1.7 WorldMate Inc.

This contextual engine drives big savings on hotels in just a few clicks, disrupting hotel distribution as you know it.

Presenter

Ian Berman, Vice President, Business Development, WorldMate Inc.

10:25 am - 10:35 am

1.8 Distil Networks

Protect your price listings, online content and brand reputation from bad bots and industry competitors.

Presenter

Rami Essaid, CEO, Distil Networks

11:05 am - 11:15 am

2.1 Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection (BHTP)

Innovative products and technology transform travel insurance, bringing more revenue into the market.

Presenter

Mike Meeks, Chief Operating Officer, Haworth Marketing + Media

11:15 am - 11:25 am

2.2 Above Property LLC

This advanced global travel solution is delivered via an always-on, multi-cloud, module-based platform.

Presenter

Aaron Shepherd, CEO, Above Property LLC

11:25 am - 11:35 am

2.3 TableGrabber

Dynamic pricing for restaurants.

Presenter

Pawan Marwaha, Co-Founder & Chief Grabber, TableGrabber

11:35 am - 11:45 am

2.4 Mozio

Your ground transportation technology partner.

Presenter

David Litwak, CEO, Mozio

11:45 am - 11:55 am

2.5 Going Somewhere Travel

Multi-format travel planner with real-time predictive analytics and access to thousands of travel agents.

Presenter

Matthew Fitzgerald, Technology Director and Co-Founder, Going Somewhere Travel Pty. Ltd.

11:55 am - 12:05 pm

2.6 TripScanner

Democratizing business travel: Companies can control travel costs, while letting employees book on their favorite websites.

Presenter

Ethan Laub, Founder and CEO, TripScanner

12:05 pm - 12:15 pm

2.7 Nor1

Learn how travel companies are leveraging the eReach platform to deliver targeted, relevant upsell offers to their guests.

Presenter

Leith Stevens, SVP, Business Development, Nor1 Inc.

12:15 pm - 12:25 pm

2.8 Kamino

The walking tour reinvented: Discover how travel brands and cities can encourage locals and visitors alike to explore cities on foot!

Presenter

Louis Huynh, President, Kamino Labs, Inc.

1:53 pm - 2:18 pm

Spotlight: Investor Insights

Travel company valuations have been on the rise of late, with some reaching staggering levels. Hear from three investors who have all put their money on the line in a lively conversation aimed at uncovering how the investor class thinks.

Moderator

Douglas Quinby, Vice President, Research, Phocuswright

Panelist Roundtable

John Balen, General Partner, Canaan Partners

Joel Cutler, Managing Director, General Catalyst Partners

Brad Gerstner, Founder and CEO, Altimeter Capital

2:20 pm - 2:30 pm

3.1 bd4travel GmbH

Read travel wishes from your customers' lips – customer-centric shopping brought to life.

Presenter

Andy Owen-Jones, CEO, bd4travel GmbH

2:30 pm - 2:40 pm

3.2 Tripshow.com

A visual social media marketing platform for the Chinese travel market.

Presenter

George Cao, Co-Founder & CEO, Dragon Trail

2:40 pm - 2:50 pm

3.3 Amadeus IT Group

Flight disrupted? Instead of stress, frustration and long lines, check out the new mobile app where the passenger comes first.

Presenter

Robert Booth, Head of Product Marketing, Airline Digital Solutions, Amadeus IT Group

2:50 pm - 3:00 pm

3.4 Mobacar

Swiftfleet is the world’s first intelligent car rental distribution solution for major airlines and global online travel agents.

Presenter

Mike Webster, Founder and CEO, Mobacar

3:00 pm - 3:10 pm

3.5 Bókun

Learn how Iceland's travel industry has been revolutionized in just one year by connecting supply and retail in real time.

Presenter

?lafur Guðmundsson, Co-Founder and CTO, Bokun

3:10 pm - 3:20 pm

3.6 PassportCard International

The world's first real-time travel insurance, claims paid in real time, no out-of-pocket expenses, no paperwork … it's that simple!

Presenter

Sharon Haran, CEO, PassportCard International

3:20 pm - 3:30 pm

3.7 mTrip

Mobile applications for tour operators and travel agencies to increase client satisfaction and generate revenue.

Presenter

Frederic de Pardieu, CEO, mTrip Inc.

3:30 pm - 3:40 pm

3.8 Utrip

Artificial intelligence trip planner uses interests and budget to quickly create complete, personalized itineraries.

Presenter

Gilad Berenstein, Founder and CEO, Utrip, LLC

4:08 pm - 4:33 pm

Executive Roundtable: Acquisitions, Acquisitions, Acquisitions

Acquisitions have been a part of the travel industry framework for years, and most recently the deals have gotten bigger and more interesting. This session will provide a front-seat view as we hear from three CEOs who have been down the acquisition path.

Moderator

Tony D'Astolfo, Managing Director, Phocuswright

Panelist Roundtable

Gregg Brockway, Co-Founder & Chairman, Chairish and Venture Partner, O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures LLC

Martin J?rgensen, CEO, Net Trans Services AS

Barrie Seidenberg, President and CEO, Viator Inc.

4:35 pm - 4:45 pm

4.1 Shopnfly

The first shopping marketplace for global travelers across duty free, in-flight and local stores around the world.

Presenter

Guy Gaash, Co-Founder and CEO, Shopnfly

4:45 pm - 4:55 pm

4.2 CarrotsNSticks TravelTech Private Ltd.

The travel search engine.

Presenter

Arijit Mukherjee, CEO, CarrotsNSticks TravelTech Private Ltd.

4:55 pm - 5:05 pm

4.3 TripHobo

Meet the world's largest repository of user-generated itineraries. Smart trip planning for smart people.

Presenter

Praveen Kumar, CEO, TripHobo.com

5:05 pm - 5:15 pm

4.4 TripScope

Modernizing the travel agent experience through interactive mobile technology.

Presenter

Katelyn O'Shaughnessy, CEO & Founder, TripScope

5:15 pm - 5:25 pm

4.5 Tap Tap

The technology that brings ride sharing apps to hotel shuttles is now branching out into other industries.

Presenter

Ashwin Kamlani, Founder and CEO, Tap Tap

5:25 pm - 5:35 pm

4.6 Tripbooka

A planning and booking marketplace platform for today's traveler that aggregates traditional travel agents in one single search.

Presenter

Luke Crawford, Founder, Tripbooka

5:35 pm - 5:45 pm

4.7 BOXEVER

Travel retailers get a unified view of each customer to deliver personalized marketing at the right time via the right channel.

Presenter

David O'Flanagan, CEO, BOXEVER

5:45 pm - 5:55 pm

4.8 Hall St, Inc

Create a total travel experience around events by linking hotels, restaurants, tickets and attendees on one map.

Presenter

Alfredo Ouro, Founder and CEO, HallSt.com

Wednesday, Nov 12

Workshops

Workshop room locations are posted onsite. All times shown are PST (GMT -8 hours).


9:00 am - 9:35 am

The Next Chapter in Digital Advertising: Performance is Everything

Sponsored by: Criteo

In just a few years, travel marketers have realized the benefits of real-time performance display advertising. Learn how this powerful technology is also about to revolutionize other key marketing channels like mobile, email and video – and how to prepare to capitalize on these opportunities to drive incremental conversions.

Presenter

Daniele Beccari, Head of Travel, Criteo

9:00 am - 9:35 am

The Future of Travel is Now – Are You Ready?

Sponsored by: WNS Global Services

Industry evolution is transforming the customer-supplier engagement. Today, the new-gen traveler is in charge, and the provider's ability to meet customers' stated and unstated needs is critical. New challenges demand a new solution, business model or technical innovation. Anticipating needs begins with predicting customers' behaviors and preferences. It involves personalizing and making the right offer to the right customer through the right channel. Harnessing industry-specific business platforms enables providers to drive down costs and deliver a seamless experience at all stages of the customer journey. It fuses standardized business processes, cloud computing and SaaS in a unified managed service delivery model. Navigating this transformation need not be a lonely journey. Explore how the shift from BPO to BPM can drive a holistic approach to surviving today's disruptive environment.

Presenter

Aniket Godbole, Lead Consultant,Capability, WNS Global Services (P) Ltd.

9:00 am - 9:35 am

Reinventing How We Market America to the World

Sponsored by: Brand USA - DiscoverAmerica.com

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see results from Brand USA’s proprietary studies, which are driving the development of their new campaign and websites. Learn about key initiatives that will launch around the world in the next year, and how you can participate in programs designed to drive awareness and visitation across the United States.

Presenter

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

10:00 am - 10:35 am

Destination Marketing Drives Hotel Bookings

Sponsored by: Rocket Fuel

Join this detailed exploration of the symbiotic relationship between consumer exposure in destination/tourism advertising and hotel/OTA advertising in the digital space. Learn how destination advertisers can generate concrete measures of success, and how OTA and hotel advertisers can improve their own KPIs. Examine the consumer's digital path-to-purchase for travel products online, and how that journey differs based on the type of product (air travel, hotel, OTA). Explore how consumer exposure to destination and tourism marketing affects bookings on OTA and hotel sites, including the duration of stay and amount spent.

Presenter

Brandon Harper, Manager, Digital Media, Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Robert Jones, Senior Manager, Research & Insights, Rocket Fuel Inc.

Chris Lorenzoni, Director of Category Strategy - Travel, Rocket Fuel Inc.

10:00 am - 10:35 am

Content Marketing: Content is the language of online consumers. Join the conversation!

Sponsored by: Yahoo

Content is the language of today's digital consumer. If you're not creating content as part of your marketing strategy, you're not speaking your customers' language. Learn why it should be important to you and why it's at the top of the growth list for 95% of CMOs. Explore a primer on content marketing and audience behavior, demonstrations on how to do it right and success metrics with proven case studies.

Presenter

Sebastian Fernandez, Director, Yahoo

Robert Mooney, Brand Strategist, Tumblr

Stacey Pear, Category Sales Director, Yahoo

Tenni Theurer, Sr. Director of Product Management, Yahoo! Commerce, Yahoo

10:00 am - 10:35 am

Beyond NDC: Delivering the Future of Travel Search and Merchandising Today

Sponsored by: Amadeus

Now that we understand that NDC is only a message standard, let's talk about business. Today’s consumers expect a greater level of personalization than ever before, requiring travel companies to be more creative and nimble in their merchandising efforts. While the industry adapts to the new NDC standards and incorporates ancillary services into their offerings, the needs of the end customer must be top of mind. Using traditional Big Data and evolving social data creates opportunities to upsell the consumer and develop new revenue streams, while offering improved relevancy in search results. From incorporating NDC standards to deploying highly customizable technology, learn how to better acquire and retain customers through the next generation of flight search, which is no longer just schedule and pricing information, but offers true merchandising capabilities.

Presenter

Scott Alvis, Chief Marketing Officer, Amadeus

Robert Buckman, Head of Distribution Product Management N.A., Amadeus

11:00 am - 11:35 am

China's Tour Distribution and Destination Marketing IT Revolution

Sponsored by: AmazingChina.com

In 2013, 26 million people visited China. Of these, 2.3 million were from the U.S. and 5.6 million were from Europe. So what is your China strategy? Would you like to grow and capture a larger share of the China market, and leverage technology as a competitive differentiator? If so, learn about the opportunities surrounding nuanced destination marketing for China. The shift in advertising spend is unprecedented, with allocations to digital channels approaching 50% of the entire destination marketing budget. Don’t miss this chance to be part of the online and digital revolution for China tour distribution. Learn to unravel the Chinese market conundrum and get the answers you’re looking for regarding your China strategy. Attendees are entered to win a free FAM trip to Amazing China!

Presenter

Robert Zhang, CEO, Beijing Jinshubiao Information Technology Co., Ltd.

11:00 am - 11:35 am

Travel Decisions in a Multi-Screen World

Sponsored by: Expedia Media Solutions

A study by Expedia Media Solutions and comScore analyzes the importance of multi-platform devices in online travel content consumption, revealing opportunities to reach travelers across devices and travel planning stages. U.S. online travel spend increased 9% in the first half of 2014. With 6% of bookings coming from mobile devices, mobile is on track to account for more than $8 billion in 2014 travel bookings. As 33% of U.S. households have five or more devices in the home, there are not only more opportunities for marketers to reach travelers, but also more challenges. The research provides valuable insights on how to influence online travel consumers’ research and booking habits, including unique behaviors among family, budget, luxury and business travelers, and illustrates the need to diversify marketing plans across platforms to effectively reach today's digitally savvy travelers.

Presenter

Chris Blakely, Vice President, comScore, Inc.

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

11:00 am - 11:35 am

Using Big Data in Travel to Optimize Customer Engagement and Marketing

Sponsored by: FareCompare

Online marketing spend by the travel industry will grow another 18% next year, with U.S.-based companies investing nearly $5 billion in 2015, according to Forrester. In their rush to increase traffic acquisition, however, travel businesses are ignoring several golden opportunities. Learn how Big Data analytics can dramatically shift the way marketers choose which offerings to promote and drive a sea of change in travelers' expectations. A case study examines the automation of content curation and the selection of focus markets, resulting in an enhanced customer experience and improved look-to-book ratios. The emerging capabilities of predictive intelligence and machine learning are also explored. Finally, learn how to minimize IT investment while aligning marketing functions with Big Data capabilities.

Presenter

Jeremy Jameson, Vice President, Strategy & Alliances, FareCompare L.P.

12:00 pm - 12:35 pm

The Addressable Customer Experience in Travel

Sponsored by: Merkle Inc.

For today's travelers, Facebook, Google and first-party mobile platforms have become the primary methods of engagement during their travel decision-making. These platforms have evolved into highly addressable environments with the ability to deliver rich, engaging experiences that are targeted and personalized. Seizing this opportunity requires advertisers to develop audience planning and optimization across integrated channels, master the creative experience design process, and execute it seamlessly across channels, technologies and platforms. To be truly effective, they must transform operating models to leverage cross-functional skills in a highly integrated environment. Explore a practical approach to creating these experiences that is data-driven and founded on consumer insights, planning and technical execution.

Presenter

Andrew Hoeberichts, SVP Travel, Media & Entertainment, Merkle Inc.

Matt Naeger, EVP Digtial Strategy, Merkle Inc.

Shirli Zelcer, Vice President, Travel, Media & Entertainment Analytics Lead, Merkle Inc.

12:00 pm - 12:35 pm

Making an Impact With Twitter: Best Practices and Creative Success Stories

Sponsored by: Twitter

Targeting the right audience in the right place at the right time is a critical element of a successful marketing or advertising campaign. Another element that is necessary for success is the creative. If you're placing too much emphasis on targeting and DR metrics, and leaving the creative as an afterthought, you're missing out on an opportunity to make a lasting, emotional connection with your current and potential customers. Review some great creative examples used by several DMO, OTA, hotel, cruise and airline partners.

Presenter

Jeff Flores, Head of Travel, Twitter

12:00 pm - 12:35 pm

How the Travel Industry Can Create a Contextual Experience

Sponsored by: StrongView

Explore changes in consumer behavior, technology and marketing that require a different approach to creating a contextual travel experience – from research to post- stay customer engagement. Understand how these forces of change impact the travel industry and how marketers must respond. Gain insights into consumer travel planning and reservation resources, tools and devices used to understand how marketers can leverage this information to contribute to a great experience across all stages of travel. Learn how contextual innovations are creating hyper-personalized experiences for travelers with localized and geo-targeted content, video in email, social media and open-time personalization. Walk away with several contextual examples and suggestions on where and how to start developing great travel experiences that are relevant and useful, and drive brand loyalty.

Presenter

Katrina Conn, VP, Marketing Services, StrongView

Center Stage

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Disruption's Curve

Presenter

Tony D'Astolfo, Managing Director, Phocuswright

Douglas Quinby, Vice President, Research, Phocuswright

Lorraine Sileo, Senior Vice President, Research, Phocuswright

2:15 pm - 2:50 pm

Keynote: Detour

Keynote/Center Stage

Andrew Mason, Co-Founder and CEO, Detour

Talkbacker

Paula Froelich, Editor in Chief, Yahoo Travel

Brad Weber, President and CEO, Gray Line Worldwide

2:50 pm - 3:25 pm

Keynote: Cvent

Keynote/Center Stage

Reggie Aggarwal, Founder and CEO, Cvent

Talkbacker

Cindy Allen, Vice President, TMC Services, Concur

April bridgeman, Managing Director & Senior Vice President, BCD Travel

3:25 pm - 4:00 pm

Keynote: Ctrip

Keynote/Center Stage

James Liang, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board, Ctrip.com International Ltd.

Talkbacker

Fritz Demopoulos, Founder, Queen's Road Capital

Arnie Weissmann, Senior Vice President and Editor In Chief, Travel Weekly

4:45 pm - 5:20 pm

Keynote: HomeAway

Keynote/Center Stage

Brian Sharples, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO, HomeAway

Talkbacker

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

Cheryl Rosner, Co-Founder and CEO, Stayful

5:20 pm - 5:55 pm

Interview/Panel: Meta, Media, Momentum

In some markets, global and local metasearch companies are overtaking the space once held by online travel agencies. Can OTAs and suppliers hold their ground, or grab a bigger piece of the pie? What's behind the meta trend, and how can travel businesses position themselves to ride it?

Keynote/Center Stage

Steve hafner, Co-Founder and CEO, KAYAK

Moderator

Lorraine Sileo, Senior Vice President, Research, Phocuswright

Panelist Roundtable

Robin Ingle, Senior Vice President, Advertising Sales, TripAdvisor

Mark Logan, Chief Operating Officer, Skyscanner Ltd.

Chris Loughlin, CEO, Travelzoo, Inc.

5:55 pm - 6:20 pm

Interview: Expedia

Interviewer

Tony D'Astolfo, Managing Director, Phocuswright

One-On-One

Dara Khosrowshahi, President & CEO, Expedia Worldwide

6:20 pm - 6:35 pm

The Travel Innovation Summit Awards Ceremony

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

Thursday, Nov 13

Center Stage

Sessions take place in the Theater, Diamond Ballroom, Level 3, Convention Center; other locations are noted. All times shown are PST (GMT -8 hours).


8:50 am - 9:00 am

Spotlight: Future Innovator

Earlier this year, Phocuswright and the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, launched a joint program designed to cultivate innovation at the University level. With guidance from Cornell’s staff, graduate students developed business plans in a competition to find the travel industry’s ‘next big thing’. Hear about the program and from the winning innovator.

Moderator

Bill Carroll, Clinical Professor, School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University

Presenter

Jiha Jung, CEO, Triplanner

9:00 am - 9:05 am

Five Minutes of Fame (1 of 4)

Watch an interview with the winner of the Travel Innovation Summit established company category to discuss their innovation.

Presenter

Ian Berman, Vice President, Business Development, WorldMate Inc.

9:05 am - 9:35 am

Roadmap to an IPO

At some point, all startups wrestle with the challenge and dilemma of funding their future. Go IPO … and be beholden to the world? Or grab venture backing … and cede power to the few? Find out what's next on the complex curve of travel funding.

Moderator

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

Panelist Roundtable

Dana Dunne, President and COO, ODIGEO

Deep Kalra, Chairman and Group CEO, MakeMyTrip.com Pvt. Ltd.

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

Mike McGearty, CEO, CarTrawler

9:35 am - 9:40 am

Five Minutes of Fame (2 of 4)

Watch an interview with the winner of the Travel Innovation Summit People's Choice Award to discuss their innovation.

Presenter

Robert Brown, Founder and CEO, Options Away

9:40 am - 10:15 am

Keynote: IBM Watson Group

Keynote/Center Stage

Mike Rhodin, Senior Vice President, IBM Watson Group

Talkbacker

Murray Mazer, Senior Vice President, Innovation and Research, Amadeus

Norman Rose, Senior Technology and Corporate Market Analyst, Phocuswright

10:15 am - 10:50 am

Keynote/Panel: The Mobile-First Future (is Now)

Smartphones and tablets are becoming the dominant path to Internet access, and millions around the globe have leapfrogged desktops entirely. While all travel companies need a solid strategy around mobile, is it time to leave websites behind altogether? Are we there yet?

Keynote/Center Stage

Sam Shank, Co-Founder and CEO, HotelTonight

Moderator

Douglas Quinby, Vice President, Research, Phocuswright

Panelist Roundtable

Hrush Bhatt, Founder & Director, Product & Strategy, Cleartrip

Barney Harford, CEO, Orbitz Worldwide

Yilu Zhao, Chief Strategy Officer, Qunar.com Information Technology Co. Ltd.

10:50 am - 10:55 am

Five Minutes of Fame (3 of 4)

Watch an interview with the winner of the Travel Innovation Summit emerging company category to discuss their innovation.

Presenter

Sharon Haran, CEO, PassportCard International

11:40 am - 11:45 am

Five Minutes of Fame (4 of 4)

Watch an interview with the winner of the Travel Innovation Summit startup company category to discuss their innovation.

Presenter

Andrew McConnell, CEO, VacationFutures Inc.

11:45 am - 12:20 pm

Keynote: Qunar

Keynote/Center Stage

CC Zhuang, Co-Founder and CEO, Qunar.com Information Technology Co. Ltd.

Talkbacker

Maggie Rauch, Research Analyst, Phocuswright

Melissa Yang, Co-Founder and CTO, Tujia

12:20 pm - 12:35 pm

Phocuswright Research Spotlight: What Matters in Mobile - Apps vs. the Web

Which platform is winning the mobile travel battle? New, landmark research from Phocuswright dives deeply into mobile travel behavior through a month-long tracking study across one thousand U.S. leisure travelers and millions of mobile web and app sessions—only available at the Phocuswright conference.

Presenter

Marcello Gasdia, Senior Analyst, Consumer Research, Phocuswright

12:35 pm - 1:00 pm

Executive Interview: TripAdvisor

Interviewer

Lorraine Sileo, Senior Vice President, Research, Phocuswright

Keynote/Center Stage

Steve Kaufer, President and CEO, TripAdvisor

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Executive Roundtable: The Disruptors

Disruptive forces abound in the travel industry. Innovation and new business models proliferate. How and when do these often uninvited interlopers become the next big player? New entrants are bent on upending, but will they become the upended?

Moderator

Siew Hoon Yeoh, Director, Web In Travel

Panelist Roundtable

T.J. Clark, Co-Founder and CEO, Turnkey Vacation Rentals

Aaron Gowell, CEO, SilverRail Technologies

Andre Haddad, CEO, RelayRides

Evan Reece, Co-Founder and CEO, Liftopia Inc.

Jamie Wong, Founder and CEO, Vayable

1:30 pm - 1:55 pm

Executive Interview: The Priceline Group and Booking.com

Interviewer

Douglas Quinby, Vice President, Research, Phocuswright

One-On-One

Darren Huston, President & CEO, The Priceline Group

1:55 pm - 2:00 pm

Epilogue

Presenter

Tony D'Astolfo, Managing Director, Phocuswright

  • Ian Berman
    Vice President, Business Development, WorldMate Inc.

  • Robert Brown
    Founder and CEO, Options Away

  • Tony D'Astolfo
    Managing Director, Phocuswright

  • Sharon Haran
    CEO, PassportCard International

  • Andrew McConnell
    CEO, VacationFutures Inc.

  • Douglas Quinby
    Vice President, Research, Phocuswright

  • Lorraine Sileo
    Senior Vice President, Research, Phocuswright

  • Amadeus

  • Merkle Inc.

  • Options Away

  • PassportCard International

  • Phocuswright

  • Qunar.com Information Technology Co. Ltd.

  • Rocket Fuel Inc.

  • TripAdvisor

  • VacationFutures Inc.

  • WorldMate Inc.

  • Yahoo

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