Confirmed speakers for 2018!

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  • Barry Goldstein
    Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
    Barry Goldstein Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer
    Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
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    EVP & Chief Commercial Officer at Wyndham Hotel & Resorts, Barry has worked in strategic and tactical leadership within the hospitality industry for over 25 years. Barry’s tenacity has allowed him to manage organizational change within the company to achieve maximum results and guarantee a superior customer experience. A true industry leader, Barry will be examining the current state of the travel market, proposing key areas that you should invest in to ensure that your travel business flourishes.

  • Todd Parker
    Google
    Todd Parker Global Head Business Development - Carrier Messaging
    Google
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    Todd Parker, Global Head, Business Development, Google’s Messaging-as-a-Platform (MaaP) Business Todd Parker, is Global Head of Business Development for Google’s Messaging-as-a-Platform (MaaP). He is also charged with carrier messaging partnerships for the US, Canada, LATAM, Japan and Korea. Prior to Google, Todd was the Chief Revenue Officer of Jibe Mobile, acquired by Google in 2015. Previously, he was the founder and managing partner at Hidden River, LLC working almost exclusively with Mobile Marketing and Advertising start-ups. Todd also worked for Verizon, Vodafone and AirTouch Communications.

  • Erin Gilmore
    Twitter
    Erin Gilmore Head of Travel & Mobile App Partnerships
    Twitter
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    Erin Gilmore is the head of Travel and Mobile App Partnerships at Twitter. Working closely with top travel brands to drive consideration, preference and loyalty through meaningful engagement with customers via Twitter. She is an avid traveller and tweeter.

  • Josh Margolis
    Caesars Corporation
    Josh Margolis VP - Customer Journey & Digital Products
    Caesars Corporation
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    Speaker Bio Coming Soon.

  • Rana Ghosh
    Spirit Airlines
    Rana Ghosh Head of E-Commerce & Ancillary Revenue
    Spirit Airlines
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    Speaker Bio Coming Soon.

  • Adam Hayashi
    Accor Hotels
    Adam Hayashi VP - Revenue Management & Business Intelligence
    Accor Hotels
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    AccorHotels’ Vice President of Revenue Management and Analytics, Adam Hayashi has a diverse list of travel brands on his resume, having worked in IHG, Delta Hotels, Hilton and Westmont Hospitality Group. Having led the AccorHotels’ $2.9 billion acquisition of FRHI in 2016, which ultimately grounded the company into the US luxury segment, Hayashi is a leading authority when it comes to revenue management and total hotel profit optimization appeals.

  • Amir Amidi
    Plug and Play Tech Center
    Amir Amidi Managing Partner
    Plug and Play Tech Center
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    Amir Amidi is the Managing Partner for Plug and Play’s Travel and Hospitality Program. In this role, Amir is responsible for all startups investments and corporate relationships including but not limited to Delta Airlines, Jetblue, Singapore Airlines, Accor Hotels, Carlson Wagonlit Travel and Changi Airport. Plug and Play’s mission is to invest in 20 Traveltech startups a year and bridge the gap between the innovators and industry leaders. Previously Amir was the Senior Director of Strategic Accounts at Nor1, the leader in upsell technologies for Hotels brands. In this role, Amir was responsible for strategic partnerships with brands like IHG, Fairmont, and Carlson.

  • Mamie Peers
    Cosmopolitan Las Vegas
    Mamie Peers ex VP - Digital Marketing
    Cosmopolitan Las Vegas
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    VP in Digital Marketing at Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, Mamie is dedicated to driving more direct bookings to her hotel. She does this by leading the company’s marketing strategies, particularly in digital, social media, web, app and messaging. She will be evaluating the relationship between digital and loyalty – can the two ever go hand-in-hand?

  • Robecta Ma
    Cathay Pacific Airways
    Robecta Ma VP - Marketing
    Cathay Pacific Airways
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  • Connor Smith
    Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
    Connor Smith VP - Brand + Marketing
    Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
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    Vice President in Branding at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Connor single-handedly managed the expansion of Kimpton, taking it from local to a global brand with properties across Europe and China. In the three years he has worked in this role, he has created over 70 local boutique hotels in US, China, Europe and the Caribbean. Join him to find out how to create a localised boutique approach for your company while maintaining your global brand.

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  • Christina Heggie
    Jet Blue Technology Ventures
    Christina Heggie Principal
    Jet Blue Technology Ventures
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    As Investment Principal at JetBlue Technology Ventures, Christina gives much importance to investing in innovations that boost enjoyment of the travel experience, and ultimately encourage consumers to travel. Before joining JetBlue, Christina launched and ran the marketing for a hospitality technology company. She has brought this expertise with her to her current role, and will share her digital marketing acumen with us in Las Vegas.

  • Eliot Hamlisch
    Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
    Eliot Hamlisch VP - Worldwide Loyalty & Partnerships
    Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
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    Speaker Bio Coming Soon.

  • Bill Ramsey
    Choice Hotels
    Bill Ramsey Senior Director - Mobile & Emerging Channels
    Choice Hotels
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    Choice Hotel’s Senior Director of Mobile and Emerging Channels, Bill works to harmonize the disciplines of business, design and technology to produce efficient and enjoyable products for clients. In his current role, Bill is charged with producing the company’s strategy for mobile apps and emerging digital experiences to ensure a seamless customer experience. Join him in the innovation track to discover new ways of envisioning your customers’ journey.

  • Stephanie Montgomery
    American Airlines
    Stephanie Montgomery Senior Manager
    American Airlines
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    As Senior Manager of Customer Insights & Analysis, Stephanie is responsible for generating actionable customer insights for American Airlines to improve the customer experience, inform product strategy, and enable personalization. In addition to Customer Insights, Stephanie’s experience at American includes Finance and Sales Strategy.

    Stephanie lives in Ft. Worth, TX with her husband and two young boys.

  • Nicolette Harper
    Pinterest
    Nicolette Harper Vertical Strategy Lead for Tech, Travel, & Telco
    Pinterest
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    Nicolette Harper has been leading digital marketing and ecommerce for 18 years. Currently she is Vertical Strategy Leadfor Tech, Telco, and Travel at Pinterest. Before Pinterest, Nicolette ran Worldwide Digital Marketing and Ecommerce Strategy at Microsoft. She is recognized senior­level digital marketing executive with proven ability to grow revenue and marketshare forenterprise companies such as; Microsoft, Verizon, Navistar, BOSCH, Wingstop and Holiday Inn. Nicolette is a leader in digital transformation and marketing, considered an authority in generating class­leading consumerpull within digital marketing, mobile marketing, social media and direct marketing. Her consumer focused marketing expertise has gained accolades and I have become a sought after speaker on topics such as “understanding customer behaviors”, “increasing marketing ROI” and “recognizing and commercializing consumer's full lifetime value.

  • Eduardo Erazo
    Amazon
    Eduardo Erazo Data Scientist
    Amazon
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    Eduardo, a Data Scientist for Amazon.com, works o a global data infrastructure and oversees a predictive analytics project. Having managed data for many Fortune 500 companies, and coded a custom HR data-tracing system for a subset of the Treasury Department, Eduardo is undoubtedly a tech-wizz! Join him to find out how to use your company’s data to develop a firmer understanding of what makes your customers tick.

  • Kurien Jacob
    Highgate Ventures
    Kurien Jacob Principal
    Highgate Ventures
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    Speaker Bio Coming Soon.

  • Pedro Renaud Anderson
    Winding Tree
    Pedro Renaud Anderson Founder
    Winding Tree
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    Pedro established Winding Tree in 2017 as a completely decentralised network on public blockchain with smart contracts that connect travel providers with sellers of travel. By using a simple API, a hotel or airline can connect thousands of points of sale through Winding Tree, thus eliminating lengthy negotiations. He will be evaluating how travel can incorporate blockchain technology to reduce their overheads.

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  • Michael Childers
    Lufthansa Systems
    Michael Childers Chief Consultant, Content & Media Strategy
    Lufthansa Systems
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    With more than 30 years’ experience in inflight entertainment & connectivity, and non-theatrical distribution, Michael has combined 12 years as COO of the first and largest independent content provider in IFE with more than 15 years’ experience in content management and delivery. His current focus is the integration and automation of the IFE content delivery supply chain, content security protocols, and content acquisition and licensing.

  • Emre Mangir
    Mozio
    Emre Mangir Chief Commercial Officer
    Mozio
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    Chief Commercial Officer at Mozio, Emre’s ultimate goal is to globalize his company by employing a high-functioning, globally-distributed team, developing differentiated products for travellers and travel brands, and creating strategic partnerships with the world’s top travel brands.

  • Maryna Shumaieva
    CruiseBe.com
    Marina ShumaievaChief Technology Officer & Co-Founder
    CruiseBe.com
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    CTO and Co-Founder of CruiseBe, Marina launched CruiseBe as a platform providing cruise fans with their itinerary via iOS and Facebook’s AI chatbot. Dedicated to innovating the cruise industry and growing her company, Marina will be discussing how the latest technological innovations can be used to revolutionise the way that you sell your travel product.

  • Tim Goodwin
    Vacasa
    Tim Goodwin Chief Technology Officer
    Vacasa
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    Tim joined Vacasa in April 2017 with more than a decade of technology experience. As CTO Tim's focus is on strategically streamlining Vacasa’s technology processes to prepare the company for continued growth and innovation. Originally hailing from New Zealand, Tim moved to Portland, Oregon with his family in 2013. Tim joined Vacasa from Fiserv Inc. where he most recently held the title of senior vice president and CIO, managing product development and sustained engineering teams for Digital Channels’ online and mobile solutions.

  • Esteban Velez
    Classic Hotels & Resorts
    Esteban Velez VP - Information Technology & Cyber Security
    Classic Hotels & Resorts
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    Vice President of Information Technology and Cyber Security at Classic Hotels & Resorts, Esteban has much experience working in the hospitality industry, with a focus on industry applications, innovation and technology. His expertise in data protection comes from his extensive track record of working on large-scale IT projects for numerous hotel groups around the United States.

  • Blake O'Rafferty
    HotelsCombined.com
    Blake O'Rafferty Head of Partnerships - Americas
    HotelsCombined
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    Head of Partnerships in America for HotelsCombined.com, Blake oversees a breadth of projects and manages multi-channel platforms to drive the company’s profits. Join Blake to find out how to boost growth by pairing customer insight with your partnership strategy.

  • Inderpreet Banga
    Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
    Inderpreet Banga Senior Director, E-Distribution & Wholesale Strategy
    Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
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    Speaker Bio Coming Soon.

  • Scott Brodows
    Hopper
    Scott Brodows VP - Hotel Supply
    Hopper
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    Vice President of Hopper, Scott is highly skilled across a broad set of functional and management domains including Operations, Marketing, Sales, Communication, Leadership, Product Management, Analytics, and Customer Service. His strengths lie in contract negotiation, implementing CRM systems, developing strategy and delivering customer service promises.

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  • Marco Fanton
    Melia Hotels International
    Marco Fanton Circle by Melia Marketing Director
    Melia Hotels International
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    Marketing Director of Melia Hotels International Marco has over 16 years of experience in marketing and developing within the digital arena. In his current role, Marco is responsible for esponsible for the strategic development and implementation of all major social media initiatives for the Meliá Hotels brands. Join him to find out how to redefine your engagement strategy with behavioural management and customer insight.

  • Brandon Ehrhardt
    Expedia
    Brandon Ehrhardt Director - Strategic Initiatives
    Expedia
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    Brandon Ehrhardt leads VIP Access, Expedia Group’s platform loyalty program. In this role Brandon is focused on scaling the VIP Access network, Expedia Group’s exclusive network of curated hotels. Previously, Brandon helped lead research projects for Lodging Partner Services. Prior to joining Expedia Group, Brandon was responsible for designing and implementing regional Revenue Management strategies at United Airlines. He currently resides in Chicago and is a graduate of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. He is passionate about the travel industry with nearly ten years of experience in both the lodging and air sectors.

  • Clay Newton
    Hotwire
    Clay Newton Director of UX Research & Content
    Hotwire
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    Director of UX Research and Content at Hotwire, Clay is well-versed in product design across a breadth of practices, including ethnographic research, design thinking, IA and content strategy. As an experienced web designer, Clay has created many content-rich sites with plugin integrations and dynamic e-commerce experiences. An expert in all things ‘internet,’ Clay will be examining strategies to boost profits without investing in Google.

  • Vasily Starostenko
    Tesla
    Vasily Starostenko Product Manager - Customer Acquisition
    Tesla
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    Speaker Bio Coming Soon.

  • Stephanie Cloud
    MGM Resorts
    Stephanie Cloud Director of Travel Industry Sales
    MGM Resorts
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    Speaker Bio Coming Soon.

  • Utpal Kaul
    Carlson Wagonlit Travel
    Utpal Kaul Head of Innovation & Incubation Strategy
    Carlson Wagonlit Travel
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    As Global Head of New Product Incubation at Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Utpal is responsible for extending and broadening the company’s leadership position in upsell technology. He is an experienced senior executive with global experience in hospitality, travel & tourism industry. His skills are in P&L management, the scaling of start-ups, operations management, sales, and e-commerce.

  • Claudia Infante
    Margaritaville
    Claudia Infante Director of Revenue Strategy
    Margaritaville
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    A hospitality maven with more than 20 years of experience in data optimization, revenue management, reservations, operations, e-commerce, CRM, Training and public speaking.

    Claudia started her hospitality career in the reservations, e-Distribution, Revenue Management areas with companies like Lexington Services (now TravelClick). Her operations experience ranges from small luxury hotels in Miami Beach to large resort complexes like El Cid Resorts in Mexico, and her executive management and branding experience from her role with Hard Rock International where she spent 10 years before joining the Margaritaville Enterprises team in late 2017.

    Claudia’s role in Margaritaville is to drive the strategy and solutions in all areas of revenue for the brand: CRM, Loyalty, Reservations, Revenue Management and Programmatic Marketing. Claudia plays an active role in the travel industry and speaks regularly about data management and innovation in conferences like Eye For Travel, Travel Distribution Summit, Revenue Management Educators Council and others.

    When she’s not working, Claudia spends time with her husband Humberto and their 2 teenage children, Ranzes and Arianna. They love to travel, going to movies and concerts. Claudia is a music addict and dance aficionado, she’ll challenge anyone to a dance off if the music is right. She loves all things travel, data, yoga, food, mandalas and social media.

  • Emmanuel Arnaud
    HomeExchange
    Emmanuel Arnaud CEO
    HomeExchange
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    Emmanuel Arnaud is the CEO of HomeExchange and GuesttoGuest. A graduate of HEC Paris and the Harvard Kennedy School, he has combined his passion for sustainable development with his passion for traveling to revolutionize the home exchange market. Arnaud founded GuesttoGuest in 2011. In 2017, GuesttoGuest acquired U.S.-based HomeExchange, creating a world leader in the home swapping market. Solidly anchored in the sharing economy, GuesttoGuest is a promising alternative to traditional hospitality markets, ensuring that peer-to-peer transactions become ever-more mainstream.Arnaud is a sharing economy insider with management, entrepreneurship, start-up and leadership expertise. He is frequent keynote speaker and panellist at travel, technology and other events. He is the recipient of Echo Touristique’s “Person of the Year 2017” trophy for innovation and the FACCNE (French-American Chamber of Commerce New-England) Business Award 2018.

  • Thomas Magnuson
    Magnuson Hotels
    Thomas Magnuson CEO
    Magnuson Hotels
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    Thomas co-founded Magnuson Hotels with his wife and business partner Melissa Magnuson, and currently serves as CEO Magnuson Worldwide. By offering a low-cost alternative to traditional franchise hotel chains, Magnuson Hotels has become the world’s largest independent hotel group, representing nearly 2000 hotels internationally with a combined affiliate base of assets in excess of £4.5 billion. One of the top ten global hotel chains, Magnuson Hotels was the #1 hotel company of INC Magazine’s 2009 and 2010 annual ranking of the 5,000 fastest growing privately owned US companies. Thomas will be discussing the importance of industry partnerships in getting travel brands before consumers without using Google.

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  • Heather Richer
    RedAwning
    Heather Richer Chief Marketing Officer
    RedAwning (ex-Kimpton Hotels)
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    Currently as CMO at RedAwning, Richer supports digital marketing, PR and communications, revenue management and distribution, travel agency sales, and call center/customer service functions. Prior to RedAwning, Heather was VP of Revenue Management and Distribution for Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants. Richer managed revenue, digital distribution and channel partners, customer service and call center functions, analytics, and overall brand strategy and performance management. Richer joined Kimpton Hotels fifteen years ago starting her career in Chicago, then moving to Washington DC holding regional positions overseeing the central and east coast portfolio, and over the last four years she has held the position of VP of Revenue Management and Distribution based in San Francisco. In addition to serving on the HSMAI Revenue Management Advisory Board, she also holds her Master's Degree in Tourism Administration from the George Washington University School of Business.

  • Del Ross
    Mckinsey & Company
    Del Ross Senior Advisor
    Mckinsey & Company
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  • Steve Milo
    VTrips
    Steve Milo CEO
    VTrips
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    Steve Milo is the founder and CEO of VTrips, a growing and innovative vacation rental management and lodging reservation platform which leverages a proprietary technology system to maximize occupancy, revenue growth and profitability. An industry thought-leader in relation to the evolution of the highly fragmented Vacation Rental lodging industry to a transactional-driven medium, join Steve as he discusses how travel brands can navigate and sift their way through the crowded field of distribution.

  • Abhishek Mago
    MyFlightSearch
    Abhishek MagoVP - Product & Sem
    MyFlightSearch
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    VP of Product Development & Marketing at Flight Search Inc., Abhishek has over 17 years’ experience in Online Marketing, Business Development and Client Servicing. Managing the customer website and having established his company’s Data Analytics team, Abhishek is well-versed in the blending of marketing, sales and CX as a method of driving customer loyalty.

  • Valerie Windsor
    Air Canada Vacations
    Valerie Windsor Manager - Social Media & Content Marketing
    Air Canada Vacations
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    Valerie Windsor is a Social Media and Content Marketing Manager who developed and enhanced the online presence of several national brands. After dedicating over a decade to the travel and travel loyalty sectors, Valerie excels at engaging consumers online and crafting a conversation that ultimately inspires their travel dreams.

    Today, Valerie continues to increase and strengthen Air Canada Vacations’ social media presence by creating a strong influencer marketing platform. In addition to her extensive social media and digital marketing experience, she also benefits from a background in Public Relations.

    Valerie lives in Montreal, Canada, with her husband and two young boys.

  • David Armstrong
    TravelPirates
    David Armstrong CEO
    TravelPirates
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    CEO of Travel Pirates, David is charged with the facilitation of international strategy and in developing the business. David was appointed COO of HolidayPirates in 2014 before assuming the role of CEO in 2016. Prior to this David accumulated experience in various management positions throughout several verticals of the travel industry in Switzerland and Germany. At one of Europe’s leading tour operators for instance, the FTI Group, he managed a number of subsidiary companies for 9 years.

  • Joerg Esser
    Roland Berger
    Joerg Esser Partner
    Roland Berger
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    As a partner at Roland Berger, Jörg advises digital travel brands around the world in performance and transformation management. For him, put simply, "simplicity is the winning factor for companies to thrive in today's turbulent markets." Join him in the innovation track, where he will be moderating our speakers.

  • John Peters
     
    John Peters President
    Mind Mashery
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    Speaker Bio Coming Soon.

  • Dwight Sholes
    Sholes LLC
    Dwight Sholes Principal
    Sholes LLC
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    Speaker Bio Coming Soon.

  • Dominique Myatt
    Condadovanderbilt
    Dominique Myatt Social Media Manager
    Condadovanderbilt
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    As Social Media and Marketing Manager at the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, she has developed and boosted the Social Media and marketing presence of the Hotel. With her past experience in Group Sales, Dominique has a winning formula for charming consumers online and creating an experience that ultimately inspires brand loyalty, customer relationships, and bookings.

    Dominique lives in San Juan, Puerto Rico with her two daughters, Viviana and Alana, who enjoy rescuing stray animals.

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  • Adnan Saulat
    Mindtree
    Adnan Saulat AVP & Head of Consulting - Travel Business
    Mindtree
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    Adnan possesses 18 years of technology industry experience primarily in the business consulting and analysis roles especially in the Travel & Hospitality industry. His specialties encompass application development/management practices and product development, Agile/SCRUM/SaFe methodologies, business analysis, emerging tech like AI, NLP, IoT, Machine Learning and Blockchain among others.

  • Gordon White
    Sitel Group
    Gordon White General Manager - Americas,
    Sitel Group
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  • David D. Brillembourg
    Step
    David D. Brillembourg Founder and CEO
    Step
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    As founder and CEO of the Brillembourg Group, David has overseen investment in and acquisition of numerous hotel properties across six nations. Having opened Brillembourg ventures, a venture capital investor in hospitality tech and blockchain, Brillembourg is well-versed in the complex, often misunderstood world of blockchain. Join him to find out how blockchains could reduce your distribution costs.

  • Rich Tuckwell-Skuda
    Avvio
    Rich Tuckwell-Skuda President - North America
    Avvio
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    Rich has been within the hospitality industry for over 15 years leading on providing cutting-edge software, guest engagement, experience mapping, emotive journey marketing guidance and marketing consultancy advice to hotel owners and groups. He’s on a mission to revolutionize direct bookings in the accommodation sector. Now heading up Avvio’s North America expansion, Rich is keen to show accommodation providers that Avvio’s innovative booking engine can significantly grow your direct bookings.

  • Morana Bakula
    Bond Brand Loyalty
    Morana Bakula VP Customer Experience
    Bond Brand Loyalty
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  • Vlatka Baran
    Fifth Revenue Inc. & RevROC
    Vlatka Barcan Founder & CEO at Fifth Revenue
    Area Director of Revenue Strategy at RevROC
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  • Philip Von Ditfurth
    apaleo
    Philip Von Ditfurth Founder
    apaleo
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  • Susan Black
    CIE Tours
    Susan Black Chief Commercial Officer
    CIE Tours
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  • Kirsten Brecht Baker
    Jeenie
    Kirsten Brecht Baker CEO
    Jeenie
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  • Tim Hentschel
    Hotelplanner
    Tim Hentschel CEO
    Hotelplanner
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    Since birth, Tim Hentschel, CEO and co-founder of hotelplanner.com, had the world of hospitality in his bloodline. Coming from a family of hoteliers and tour operators it was a natural transition for Tim to enter this world. A natural innovator, Tim launched hotelplanner with the hope of creating a virtual planner for hotels. He will be taking part in the keynote debate, considering how travel brands can survive in the current monopoly-driven market.

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  • Danielle Schwolow
    Multiplica US
    Danielle Schwolow Senior Growth Strategist
    Multiplica US
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    Danielle is a Senior Growth Strategist for Multiplica US, a full-service digital marketing agency that offers Optimization, Analytics, and UX/UI services for the travel industry. Her expertise in Personalization, SEO, SEM, customer experience, email, and affiliate and loyalty marketing allows her to create innovative optimization strategies for travel websites that drive conversions and lead to overall business growth. Danielle is fluent in using analytics and complex data to produce meaningful, actionable insights for travel sites and optimize the user journey in today’s competitive digital space.

  • Kurt Hawks
    Conversant
    Kurt Hawks SVP, Cross Device & Video
    Conversant
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    Kurt Hawks is SVP of Cross Device and Video at Conversant, where he is responsible for the development and execution of Conversant's cross-device and video strategic objectives and oversees all aspects of its cross-device and video business operations. He currently serves as the Co-Chair of the IAB's Mobile Advertising Committee and sits on the DMA's Cross-Device Identification (XDID) Advisory Council.

    Prior to Conversant, Kurt was COO at Greystripe, a venture-backed mobile advertising startup, where he was instrumental in the launch, growth and sale of the company to Conversant. He also worked as a venture capitalist and as an engagement manager at Monitor Group

  • Sakshi Chadha
    Pinterest
    Sakshi Chadha Partnerships
    Pinterest
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    Sakshi joined Pinterest earlier this year and has been focused on building out the platform's Travel OTA solutions. Prior to Pinterest, she spent 4 years at Facebook where she also focused on managing several OTA partnerships. Before entering the Travel and digital world, Sakshi spent 5 years in management consulting and graduated from Northwestern with a degree in Economics and attended Berkeley Haas' Full Time MBA program.

  • Neena-Vicente
    Celebrity Cruises
    Neena Vicente Director - Ecommerce
    Celebrity Cruises
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    A results-driven executive with a proven record of problem solving, aligning vision, establishing goals, building high performance teams and executing strategic roadmaps. working closely with Celebrity's CMO, and responsible for driving aggressive revenue growth through the B2Cplatform including product management, merchandising, user experience(UX), A/B testing, conversion optimization, digital content, application development, web operations, motivating and mentoring team members.

  • Raul Parquet
    Celebrity Cruises
    Raul Parquet Senior Manager - Guest Commerce
    Celebrity Cruises
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    Leads a high-performing team that is driving high-growth by implementing optimization and merchandising strategies to grow core e-commerce business and execute retail promotions on desktop, mobile and omni-channel. This high impact and high visibility role is expected to deliver immediate results. Success means hitting yearly growth targets for conversion, bookings and team development. Forward thinking bilingual Marketing Professional with extensive experience in e commerce, consumer & trade communications, digital, social media and advertising industries. In-depth knowledge and experience in fast-growth commercial and entrepreneurial projects. Develops global marketing, Ecommerce and social media strategy that achieve goals. Recognized thought leader and creative thinker with ability to build relationships cross-culturaly and work with cross-functional teams. Fluent in English & Spanish.

  • Humphrey Ho
    Hylink USA
    Humphrey Ho Managing Partner
    Hylink USA
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  • Julie Jackson
    Booking.com
    Julie Jackson Partner Marketing Manager
    Booking.com
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    Julie Jackson has been with Booking.com for over six years. She’s worked in a variety of roles – assisting accommodation partners growing their business with Booking.com, as well as four years working on consumer marketing partnerships. Prior to Booking.com, Julie worked in hotel distribution for Starwood Hotels and Resorts in revenue management and distribution partnerships. Her current role in partner marketing focuses on expanding the value of Booking.com in North America. Julie is based in Booking.com’s San Francisco Office.

  • William Hoppe
    Teleperformance
    William Hoppe VP - Business Development (Travel & Logistics Practice Leader)
    Teleperformance
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    Bill Hoppe is Vice President, Business Development and Operations at Intelenet Global Services. He is responsible for extending and growing Intelenet’s presence by spearheading relationships with new clients and managing existing client operations and relationships.

    Bill has over 25 years of experience in travel, hospitality and logistics, helping clients transform business processes through efficient and tailored solutions in fast-changing and increasingly challenging markets.

    Bill’s deep knowledge of next-generation technologies, analytics, automation and artificial intelligence, allows him to help blue chip brands navigate the myriad of challenges disrupting their markets. His extensive knowledge and involvement in the sector includes cost optimisation, technology & IT integration support, and customer satisfaction improvements.

  • Darren Skomorowsky
    Hudson Hotels
    Darren Skomorowsky Director of Revenue Management
    Hudson Hotels
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  • Jordan Elkind
    Custora
    Jordan Elkind Head of Product Management
    Custora
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    Jordan Elkind is the Head of Product Management at Custora, where he works with cross-functional teams to define the product roadmap and lead the development and release of new products. He previously headed the customer success team at Custora for over two years, in which role he led a team of consultants in helping retailers implement customer-centric marketing initiatives. Prior to joining Custora, Jordan worked in Marketing Analytics at Citi Cards and brand management at SC Johnson. He earned a BA in Medieval Studies and Economics from Brown University, and holds an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Tim Miller
    IMI
    Tim Miller President
    IMImobile North America
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    Tim Miller is President of IMImobile North America. His career began in Plano, TX as a systems engineer in the electronic commerce division of EDS. Tim eventually went to IBM where he launched IBM's electronic bill presentment and payment (EBPP) national practice in New York. Tim founded SMS/MMS marketing pioneer SUMOTEXT Corporation in 2007, which was acquired by IMImobile, PLC in 2017. He earned his BBA in marketing from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock was a 2011 Arkansas Business selection to the "40 Under 40" list of businesspeople in Arkansas.

  • Mark Todd
    Ultimate Data
    Mark Todd VP - New Business Development Travel & Hospitality
    Ultimate Data (a division of Wiland)
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    As VP of new Business Development with Wiland’s Ultimate Data Division, Mark works to identify and execute intelligence-driven marketing solutions to help his clients attain increased success. Advising his clients in the travel and hospitality industry on how to best manage their audience development strategies to reach their full potential, Mark leverages his immense experience in account management and business development to problem-solve and address his clients’ unique needs and concerns. Mark is also an avid hiker, traveler, and musician.

  • Darren Consiglio
    Booking.com
    Steven Consiglio Product Performance Manager
    Booking.com
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If you’re interested in participating in the conference, please get in touch:

Renu Kannu

Renu Kannu

Project Director
EyeForTravel
+44 747 118 7217 (Global)
renu@eyefortravel.com

Ana Salom-Boira

Ana Salom-Boira

Global Conference Producer
EyeforTravel
+44 (0) 207 375 7150 (Global)
ana@eyefortravel.com

Meredith Pistulka

Meredith Pistulka

Head of Marketing
EyeforTravel
+44 (0) 207 375 7228 (Global)
meredith@eyefortravel.com

Amber Geggus

Amber Geggus

Head of Sales
and Sponsorship
EyeForTravel
+44 (0) 207 375 7501 (Global)
amber@eyefortravel.com

2018 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Platinum Sponsors

  • Bond Brand Loyalty
  • Conversant
  • Multiplica
  • Sitel Group

Gold Sponsors

  • Custora
  • Hylink Travel
  • IMI
  • jeenie
  • mindtree
  • SAP
  • Teleperformance
  • Ultimate Data

Silver Sponsors

  • Avvio
  • claritas
  • HotelPlanner
  • LUXOFT
  • Marchex
  • Nagarro
  • NTT DATA
  • Partnerize
  • Pocketalk
  • Step
  • TMG
  • TrapDoor
  • Traveltek