NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 15, 2018--Skift Inc., the largest travel industry intelligence and marketing platform, today announced the final list of confirmed speakers and sessions for the inaugural Skift Tech Forum. The conference, a complement to the Skift Global Forum series, will take place at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on June 12, 2018.

“We are excited to bring the magic of Skift Forums, the most prestigious conferences in the global travel industry, to the West Coast,” said Rafat Ali, CEO and Founder of Skift. “Skift Tech Forum is unlike other tech-centered events in Silicon Valley: fueled not by buzzwords but by original Skift Research and key findings from comprehensive industry surveys. By the end of the event, attendees will be able to hedge smarter bets on the future of travel tech.”

The Skift Tech Forum will focus on tech disruptions happening in retailing, distribution and merchandising of travel, with customer centricity as the connecting thread.  Sessions will range from direct booking, distribution wars, the future of global intermediaries, data analytics and personalization in travel retailing, the state of payments tech, and more.

The speaker lineup for Skift Tech Forum includes a highly-focused, specialized group of tech-focused CEOs, chief commercial officers, chief digital officers, chief revenue officers, entrepreneurs, visionaries and investors of the largest and most innovative companies defining and shaping the travel industry today, including Andrew Watterson, Chief Revenue Officer,  Southwest Airlines; Tony Donohoe, Chief Technology Officer,  Expedia; Linda Jojo, Chief Digital Officer, United Airlines; Sean Menke, CEO, Sabre Corporation; Gordon Wilson, President and CEO, Travelport; Matthias Keller, Chief Scientist & VP of Technology,  KAYAK; Max Levchin, CEO, Affirm; Jason Droege, VP, Head of UberEverything,  Uber; and more. The complete list can be found here:  https://forum.skift.com/tech/speakers/

Event  sponsors  include AIG, Away, AmadeusBridgestreet, Derbysoft, LiveRampNearsoftNeustar and  Salesforce.

For more information, to register, or to become a sponsor of Skift Tech Forum, visit https://forum.skift.com/tech/ or email  forum@skift.com.

About Skift

Skift is the largest industry intelligence and marketing platform in travel, providing news, information, data and services to all sectors of the world’s largest industry. Skift identifies and synthesizes existing and emerging trends in its daily coverage of the global travel industry and through its Skift Research Reports. Skift produces Skift Global Forum annually to bring together more than 1,200 of the most influential professionals in the travel industry to discuss the future of travel.

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