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The Future of Smart Travel
As the restrictions for travel continue to change and the number of challenges and threats continues to rise, the tourism and hospitality industries will be forced to adjust and adapt to new normals, thus increasing the need for connected solutions for better data-driven decision making. Join us on Thursday June 24 at 11am PT | 1pm CT | 2pm ET, as Industry Insights Webinars presents, “The Future of Smart Travel.”
Founder of Technology Startups and Executive of SW development companies. Experience on Design Thinking, SoftLanding, Growth Hacking, LeanStartup, Exo (Exponential companies), Innovation, Technology Capital Funds Invesment, IoT, BigData, Mobile, etc.
LinkThinks is a company based in Mexico. which provides IoT architecture, consulting and development services.
Hospitality and Online Travel Tech
Max Starkov is a hospitality and online travel industry technologist, consultant and digital strategist with 30 years of experience in hospitality technology and digital marketing, hotel online distribution and revenue management, OTA channel management, hotel CRM and branding strategies. Until recently, Max was the Founder, President & CEO and more recently, Founder and Board Director at NextGuest (formerly HEBS Digital) in New York City, the hospitality industry’s leading digital consulting, technology, CRM and marketing firm with 150 employees and offices in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Recently NextGuest merged with Cendyn to form the global leader in hotel digital technology, CRM and data marketing solutions.
For over 30 years now, as a hospitality and online travel industry expert-consultant with all major expert knowledge networks, Max has consulted Wall
Street analysts and investment bankers worldwide on the online travel marketplace, hospitality industry, online travel agencies (OTAs) like Booking Holdings, Expedia, Trip, HRS, etc.; bed banks like Hotelbeds.com; metasearch players like TripAdvisor, Kayak.com, Trivago; on Google Travel (Ex. Google Hotel Ads); Social media travel advertising (ex. Facebook's Travel Ads) and Amazon's travel initiatives.
Bob Gilbert is recognized as an innovative "Go to Market" strategist and collaborative revenue driver. Embracing transformational technology, being adaptable, getting to 'Yes", and always challenging the status quo - are just a few of his attributes.
Over the years he has won 15 HSMAI Adrian marketing awards, Hotel Person of the Year, Attractions Person of the Year, ASTA supplier of the year, listed in the "Top 25 most influential travel industry executives". His 'pioneering' thinking helped create the first consumer online website site in the lodging industry and the first online group booking system. Bob also created Pow Wow Europe. He speaks multiple languages and has lived and worked internationally.
Bob's current portfolio of clients include Bandwango, the experience booking engine for DMO’s. Rezdy, the world's largest independent B2B online distribution and booking platform for tours, activities and attractions. EddyAlexander, an award-winning full-service marketing agency. eRoam, the leader in AI and Machine learning booking engines for travel agencies. Tourism Alchemy, the NextGen sentiment research
group with its breakthrough algorithms and more.
Bob is well credentialed and has taken an active travel industry leadership role. He served on the NTA Board, Russian Heritage Highway committee, was elected as a Commissioner for Visit California, Marketing Chair for National Parks Promotion Council, and was an official delegate to the China - USA Tourism Year launch in Beijing, plus multiple years as a Board Director for US Travel Association.
His résumé includes senior executive rôles with Rezdy, Delaware North’s National Parks, Resorts and
Attractions, Choice Hotels, Walt Disney Travel Company, Walt Disney Attractions, Best Western International,
Utell (now part of Pegasus), HelmsBriscoe, and ClickSquared, (acquired by Zeta Interactive).
IoT Marketing LLC
Tiffani Neilson has extensive marketing, branding, and PR experience, as well as deep knowledge about IoT, LPWA, and many other technologies. Honored as a Distinguished Woman of Nevada, she is a published author and former TV host whose work has been syndicated to more than 10 million homes.
Tiffani’s passion for delivering excellence is second to none and evident in her skillful ability to transition projects from strategy to seamless execution. Highly skilled in forming partnerships and developing strategic relationships, Tiffani aligns marketing initiatives with business goals to generate interest, demand, and recognition for businesses and their products.
Her C-level experience in business, along with her background in product development, event management, and communications help Tiffani position brands as industry leaders and drive ROI.
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