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HEDNA Announces Featured Speakers for This Year's Global Distribution Conference

Posted By HEDNA, Friday, November 3, 2017

HEDNA announces a stellar speaker lineup for its upcoming Global Distribution Conference to be held in Austin, Texas from January 29th to 31st, 2018.

Innovation in Technology is the theme of this year's conference, and it is imperative that all hoteliers, distribution professionals, vendors and travel companies understand the speed of technological advancement and how it will impact their businesses. HEDNA is committed to educating our industry and implementing best practices so the hotel industry can flourish.

Sarah Fults, president of HEDNA, commented, "HEDNA is incredibly happy to have such an amazing list of keynote speakers. As the world of hotel distribution and our industry become increasingly more complex, listening and learning from such visionaries will enhance not only the overall program but also the value of attending our great event."

Featured Speakers Include:

Harper Reed - Head of Commerce at Braintree, a PayPal Company
Harper Reed is a US-based technology engineer, innovator, and entrepreneur. He has been called a "tech pioneer," "a digital wizard" and "hard to miss in a room." He is fascinated by how technology continues to shape, transform and empower human behavior. 

Justin Rao - Head Economist & VP of Data Science, HomeAway
Justin Rao leads the data science and economic divisions at HomeAway, the world leader in vacation rentals. The vacation rental industry is innovating and disrupting at a rapid pace. During this session, Jason will help you understand its impact on hospitality and travel.

Dr. Peter Stone - Department of Computer Science, The University of Texas at Austin
Professor Stone's research interests in Artificial Intelligence include machine learning, multiagent systems, robotics, and e-commerce. His application domains have included robot soccer, autonomous bidding agents, autonomous vehicles, autonomic computers, and social agents.

HEDNA's Global Distribution Conference is the only global, distribution-focused conference where industry leaders and experts discuss and explore innovations, trends, insights and best practices.

To register for the HEDNA Conference - Click here

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