The Travel Innovation Summit
2010 Travel Innovation Summit Judges
James Davidson, President and CEO, Farelogix Inc.
Jay Habegger, Co-Founder and CEO, OwnerIQ Inc.
Terrell Jones, Managing Principal, Essential Ideas and Founder, Travelocity
Mike Kistner, CEO, Pegasus Solutions Inc.
Bill McAleer, Managing Director, Voyager Capital
Michael McCormick, Executive Director and COO, National Business Travel Association Inc.
Matt McIlwain, Managing Director, Madrona Venture Group LLC
Timothy Mullaney, Journalist
Mark Okerstrom, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, Expedia
Debu Purkayastha, Principal, Corporate Development, M&A, Google
Joseph Strodel, Director, Corporate and Foundation Affairs, Office of External Affairs, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration
Edward Williams, Partner, Brook Venture Fund
PhoCusWright salutes the innovators that drive travel marketplace growth. The Travel Innovation Summit@The PhoCusWright Conference shines the spotlight on the new applications and ideas that change the industry. We invite all travel thought leaders, disruptors and visionaries to join us to learn, share, fund and spark the next great travel innovations.
The Travel Innovation Summit represents the next big wave of innovation in the travel industry and the ensuing impact on your business. Dozens of innovators from around the world demonstrate applications, technologies and solutions that significantly impact travel planning, purchasing and memorializing. An audience of influential travel professionals judges the innovators in real-time, sending the finalists and runners-up to address the audience later in the week during Center Stage@The PhoCusWright Conference (November 17-18, 2010).
Travel Innovation Summit attendees come prepared to find the next market-changing innovations. They are searching for new ideas, investments or partners. Attendees have open access to the innovators and are encouraged to provide feedback and connect during the conference. The Travel Innovation Summit brings together the enthusiasm and energy that is changing our industry.
"The whole PhoCusWright team does an amazing job. They bring together the thought leaders, the influencers, the decision makers; and it is an incredibly worthwhile place for people that care about what travel technology is and where it is going. It always was that way but I would say that PhoCusWright stayed on top of the curve bringing more engagement to the process. The Travel Innovation Summit was a great example of that. And I think that they are always trying to constantly improve themselves and in doing so making The PhoCusWright Conference a can't miss event for the travel industry."
~ Jim Hornthal, Chairman, Triporati
There are no "speakers" or "presenters" at The Travel Innovation Summit. The innovators demonstrate their products through live walkthroughs of their technologies and tools. This creates a more personal connection between those on stage and the audience. Innovators receive more than just marketing and promotion—they get business development opportunities, on-site meetings, audience feedback and a chance to shake the industry during Center Stage@The PhoCusWright Conference later in the week. Early-stage, emerging and established companies (including last year's demonstrators!) are invited to apply based purely on their innovative accomplishments, regardless of organizational size, age, sector or location. PhoCusWright’s experienced analyst team carefully screens each candidate to find the best and eliminate the hype.
Spotlight on Solutions and Ideas
The audience has high expectations to discover genuine market-changing innovations. This is the most efficient, economical and powerful way for innovators to spark excitement, build connections and partnerships, and take ideas to a new level.