The 9th annual Social Media & Mobile Strategies for Travel 2016 March 14-15 | Hotel Nikko, San Francisco

Hear from top travel executives in 2015

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Start-up Village Speakers


Allen Darnell Kathleen Reidenbach Randy Dearborn
Allen Darnell
Kathleen Reidenbach
Senior Vice President, Marketing
Kimpton Hotels
Randy Dearborn
Vice President Multimedia & Guest Technology
MGM Resorts International
Silvercar Kimpton Hotels MGM Resorts International
Amanda Richardson Gary Morrison Doug Carillo
Amanda Richardson
VP of Product
Gary Morrison
SVP & Head of Retail
Expedia Worldwide
Doug Carillo
VP Sales & Marketing
Virgin Hotels
HotelTonight expedia Virgin Hotels
Christine Warner Yara Paoli Keith Salwoski
Christine Warner
Head of Travel
Yara Paoli
Head of Social Media and User Satisfaction
Keith Salwoski
Executive Director of Public Relations
The Venetian | The Palazzo
Facebook Skyscanner The Venetian | The Palazzo
Daniel Craig Annette Hernandez Karlijn Vogel-Meijer
Daniel Craig
Sr. Director, Mobile & Social - an Expedia Inc Brand
Annette Hernandez
Manager, Social Customer Experience
American Airlines
Karlijn Vogel-Meijer
Social Media Director
KLM - an Expedia Inc Brand American Airlines KLM
Fiona Boyce David Zakariaie Manoj Jasra
Fiona Boyce
Director of Social Media & Brand Content
Commune Hotels
David Zakariaie
CEO and Co-Founder
Manoj Jasra
Digital Director, Mobile & e-Commerce Strategy
Commune Hotels   WestJet
Barbara Pezzi Jeremy Coleman Mo Sherifdeen
Barbara Pezzi
Director of Analytics & Search Optimization
Fairmont Raffles HI (tbc)
Jeremy Coleman
Vice President of Digital
Vail Resorts
Mo Sherifdeen
Director of Global Integrated Marketing & Publishing
Travel Oregon
Fairmont Raffles HI The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company Travel Oregon
Sunil Bhagwan Ana Brant Jonathan Isernhagen
Sunil Bhagwan
Global Commercial Lead, Mobile
Ana Brant
Director, Global Guest Experience & Innovation
Dorchester Collection
Jonathan Isernhagen
Director, Analytics & Insights
Wyndham Hotel Group
Criteo Dorchester Collection Wyndham Hotel Group
Katherine Rudolph Bose Dennis Owen Shashank Nigam
Katherine Rudolph Bose
Director, Mobile Partnerships
Dennis Owen
Brand Manager
Cathay Pacific
Shashank Nigam
TripAdvisor Cathay Pacific SimpliFlying
Shaun Aukland Roxy Young Carla Pearse
Shaun Aukland
Head of Travel Mobile & Social Initiatives
Roxy Young
VP Marketing
Carla Pearse
SVP Sales & Business Development
Lonely Planet
Google Hipmunk Lonely Planet
Julie Hoffmann Rob Hahn Jason Antony
Julie Hoffmann
Executive Director Digital/Consumer Experience
MGM Resorts International
Rob Hahn
Assistant Manager, Social Care, Customer Relations and Rapid Rewards
Jason Antony
Assistant Vice President, Digital Engagement
Viceroy Hotel Group
Lonely Planet Southwest Viceroy Hotel Group
Amy Sawyer Ludwig Marco Fanton Taylor Jones
Amy Sawyer Ludwig
Global Product Manager, Mobile
Carlson Wagonlit Travel
Marco Fanton
Director Social Media
Melia International
Taylor Jones
Social Media Specialist
The Lake Louise Ski Resort
Carlson Wagonlit Travel Melia International  
Miriam Moscovici Melisse Hinkle Taylor Jones
Miriam Moscovici
Director of Emerging Technology
BCD Travel
Melisse Hinkle
Head of Content and Social Media, North America
Chris Blanton
Product Manager, Mobile and Emerging Channels
Choice Hotels International
BCD Travel Melia International Choice Hotels International
Rob Hammond Mohammad Gaber Andres Fabris
Rob Hammond
Senior Director of Enterprise Mobility Services
Mohammad Gaber
Senior Marketing Manager, Industry Strategy for Travel & Hospitality
Andres Fabris
Founder & CEO
Syniverse adobe Traxo


Susan Black Michael J. Becker
Susan Black
Founding Partner
Black and Wright
Michael J. Becker
Managing Partner
(former President, North America, MMA)

Mobile Innovation Awards Judges

Michael J. Becker Aron Ezra Glenn Gruber
Michael J. Becker
Managing Partner
(former President, North America, MMA)
Aron Ezra
Former VP Mobile & Interactive
Bally Technologies
Glenn Gruber
Snr Mobile Strategist

Start-Up Village Expert Speakers

Soon Krista Pappas Heddi Cundle
Erik Blachford
Exec Chairman, Couchsurfing
& Former President Expedia
Krista Pappas
DuVine Cycling + Adventure Co.
Digital Travel expert/entrepreneur/investor (tbc)
Heddi Cundle
Big Cheese
Drew Patterson Jeff Maheimer Manu Rekhi
Drew Patterson
Travel Entrepreneur & CEO
Room 77
Jeff Maheimer
Manu Rekhi
Inventus Capital Partners
Cameron Yuill Ruzwana Bashir Matt Zito
Cameron Yuill
General Partner
Structure Capital 7
Ruzwana Bashir
Matt Zito
Managing Partner
Travel Start-ups Incubator

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