John F. Davis III Joins 2012 GBTA Masters Program Keynote Panel Featuring Leading Industry Game Changers
The Game Changers in the Dynamics of Distribution panel will bring together leaders of industry-transforming companies to discuss their leadership styles, original business models and how they have shaken up the dynamics of distribution systems.
This exciting panel will be moderated by long time industry veteran Trip Davis, co-founder and non-executive chairman, TRX, Inc., and president of the Darden School Foundation, University of Virginia.
John F. Davis, III is the chief executive officer of Room Key, a new venture founded by six of the world's leading hotel companies, which launched its innovative new online hotel search engine, Roomkey.com, on January 11, 2012. Mr. Davis is a highly experienced hospitality industry visionary with a history of entrepreneurial successes. Known for his track record of successful industry "firsts," Mr. Davis founded Pegasus, the first hotel distribution switch technology which streamlined GBS and Internet connectivity for hotels worldwide, as well as the Web's first hotel online booking service. Mr. Davis most recently served as CEO of BirchStreet, a leading provider of e-procurement and purchasing solutions to hotel companies. He has received numerous industry honors, including induction into the Hospitality Financial and Technology Professional's Hall of Fame.
Gregg Brockway is the executive vice president, general manager and co-founder of TripIt, the leading mobile travel organizer that makes it easy for millions of travelers to organize and share trips, no matter where they book. Mr. Brockway also led the company to acquisition by global travel and expense leader Concur in 2011. As an online travel industry veteran, former co-founder of discount online travel company Hotwire and former president of Expedia's luxury travel company Classic Vacations, Inc., Mr. Brockway knows the ins and outs of travel and technology. He was named one of the "25 Most Influential Executives of the Business Travel Industry for 2010."
Adam Goldstein is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Hipmunk, the site that takes the agony out of searching for travel. Mr. Goldstein was a co-founder of BookTour. At 16 years old, he was the youngest author ever at O'Reilly, writing Applescript: The Missing Manual. He graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2010 with a degree in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering, and was North American Debating Champion in 2010.
For more information on the 2012 Masters Program, please visit www.gbta.org/masters.
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