OpenTravel Adds CIO Session to 2008 Advisory Forum [inactive]
Executives from Continental Airlines, SITA and Travelport GDS Look Beyond the Travel Transaction
The OpenTravel Alliance (OpenTravel) has added a compelling panel to its 2008 Advisory Forum featuring visionary technology executives from leading travel companies discussing the future of the travel transaction.
Moderated by Henry Harteveldt, Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, the panel will include:
- Ron Anderson-Lehman, SVP and CIO, Continental Airlines
- Jim Peters, CTO, SITA
- Sue Powers, CIO, Travelport GDS
In addition to this panel, a full range of travel distribution executives will speak from companies including:
- Starwood Hotels & Resorts
- American Airlines
- IBS Software Services
- Global Hyatt
- Avis Budget Group
Additional topics to be addressed at the event include:
- The Global Travel Ecosystem
- Multi-lingual Websites using OpenTravel Schema
- The Impact of PCI Compliance on OpenTravel Schema
- Update on OpenTravel Work Groups, Project Teams and Future Schema Development
- Ask the Experts, A Series of Case Studies
- And the ever-popular Ideas Market
The OpenTravel 2008 Advisory Forum will be held at the Westin Buckhead Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia on April 14-16, 2008.
OpenTravel is passionate about solving the problems inherent with connecting multiple systems within the complex travel distribution arena.
OpenTravel's mission is to engineer specifications that make data transmission flow smoothly throughout travel, tourism and hospitality. OpenTravel creates, expands and drives adoption of open universal data specifications, including but not limited to the use of XML, for the electronic exchange of business information among all sectors of the travel industry.
With a diversified membership representing influential names in all sectors of the travel industry, OpenTravel is comprised of representatives from airlines, car rental firms, hotels, cruise lines, leisure suppliers, service providers, tour operators, travel agencies, and trade associations. Thousands of message structures are in use, carrying tens of millions of messages between travel trading partners every day. For more information, visit .
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