Starting at Travelscape, which became the Expedia Merchant Program, Natalie has been a thought leader in the hospitality technology space for over 20 years. Having worked on property, for a CRS, several OTAs, a start up and switch companies, Natalie brings a wealth of experience and passion to the industry.
Timothy Hughes is the Vice President Corporate Development of Agoda (a Booking Holdings Inc Company). Agoda.com is one of the world’s largest online accommodation reservation companies with more than 2 million properties in 40 different languages. Timothy is a “retired” blogger and pundit. Previously he was the editor and publisher of one of the top online travel industry blogs (the BOOT: the Business Of Online Travel) and a writer at the Travel Tech and Online Industry blog Tnooz (now PhoCusWire). Tim is a former lawyer and venture capitalist. Tim has a Bachelor of Commerce and Hons Law Degree from the Australian National University.
April has been an industry expert in the area of Product Management and Distribution for close to 10 years. Having worked for companies like Preferred Hotel Group, Orbitz and Equifax, April is currently Director of Distribution Products at IHG. As an experienced product management leader, April is passionate about making the world a better place by championing innovative ideas and delivering tangible results.
Global Hospitality Professional with decades of experience in the hospitality, hotel, and F&B industry. Experience living and working in North America, Europe, Middle East, China and Asia Pacific working with a wide variety of professionals, unique verticals and products. Always finding the best solution to the most challenging opportunities. Jay will be our moderator.
The Shiji Buzz will give you a sneak peek of what is to come for Shiji products and the industry as a whole. With our product and industry experts, we will discuss how the industry is always changing and ways that Shiji can support your vision and direction. We will take you on a journey by exploring everything from guest services, increasing revenue, and utilizing technology to your advantage in this process. Listen to the previous sessions here.