Schedule

Opening Event

Wednesday | June 26, 2019

Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm

Join us for a fun night of networking, hors d’oeuvres and drinks!

Registered attendees will receive an RSVP link.


WELCOME TO SKIFT TECH FORUM

Location: Fairmont San Francisco, 950 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA

Defining the Future of Travel Tech

Opening Event
Main Event

Wednesday, June 26

6:30 PM

Opening Event

E&O Kitchen and Bar – 314 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94108

Thursday, June 27

7:45 AM

Doors Open & Breakfast

8:45 AM

Welcome Skift Tech Forum 2019

8:55 AM

Introduction: Skift Research Talks Tech

9:05 AM

Technology and Leadership: Strategies for Creating Competitive Advantage

9:30 AM

The New Frontier of End-to-End Traveler Engagement

9:55 AM

Why Payment Strategy is Key to Travel’s Frictionless Future

10:05 AM

How a Product Mindset Changes Everything

10:30 AM

Networking Break

11:00 AM
11:30 AM

Loyalty Rewarded: Using Personalization to Deliver a More Human Customer Experience

11:45 AM

Global Platform Innovation for Hotels

Moderator

Sean O’Neill
12:10 PM

The New Realities for Chief Information Officers

Moderator

Madhu Unnikrishnan
12:40 PM

Lunch

12:45 PM

Beyond the Buzzword: Using AI to Solve Travel’s Real-World Challenges

3:00 PM

Real-Time Travel Advertising in the Age of Optimization

3:10 PM

Google’s Product-Driven Approach to Travel

3:35 PM

Networking Break

4:05 PM

Placing Your Bets: What a Travel Tech Giant Sees on the Horizon

4:30 PM

Navigating the Challenges of Digital Transformation in Travel

4:40 PM

Blue-Sky Thinking: The Future of Mobility

5:05 PM

The Dark Side of Technology: How Facebook Lost its Way