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The countdown is on for the inaugural Skift Data + AI Summit that is just a few weeks away. We are excited to announce another round of speakers that plan to join us on stage from companies including Microsoft, United Airlines, Expedia, Kayak, Destination Canada, and more.

Excitement is building as the countdown begins for the inaugural Skift Data + AI Summit on June 4 in New York City. We’re thrilled to announce five remarkable individuals who will join us on stage with their expertise and insights, enriching the discourse on the intersection of data, artificial intelligence, and the travel industry.

Rajesh Naidu – Senior Vice President, Chief Architect at Expedia Group

Rajesh’s deep expertise in architecting scalable and innovative technology solutions for Expedia Group positions him as a thought leader in the application of AI and data analytics to redefine the future of online travel booking.

Meaghan Ferrigno – Chief Financial Officer and Chief Data and Analytics Officer of Destination Canada

Ferrigno combines financial acumen with deep data analytics knowledge. She will discuss how data-driven strategies are crucial for shaping tourism marketing and management, offering a unique viewpoint from the intersection of finance and analytics in the travel sector.

Jason Birnbaum – Chief Information Officer of United Airlines

Jason’s leadership at one of the world’s leading airlines positions him uniquely to share insights into how data-driven strategies are revolutionizing the airline industry, from optimizing operations to enhancing customer experiences.

Shane O’Flaherty – Global Director, Travel, Transportation, and Hospitality at Microsoft

With a wealth of experience in leveraging technology to drive innovation in the travel sector, Shane brings invaluable perspectives on how data and AI are reshaping the future of travel experiences and how integrations can be achieved at scale. 

Matthias Keller – Chief Scientist & SVP, Technology at Kayak

Having led Kayak through multiple major integrations, Matthias brings a wealth of knowledge on how Kayak harnesses data to empower travelers with smarter decision-making tools and providing a smoother consumer experience across platforms.

These five luminaries join an already stellar lineup of speakers for the Skift Data + AI Summit, promising a day filled with insightful discussions, groundbreaking ideas, and unparalleled networking opportunities. Whether you’re a seasoned industry professional or a curious enthusiast eager to explore the transformative potential of data and generative AI in travel, this Summit is not to be missed.

Secure your spot today and join us in unlocking the future of travel at the Skift Data + AI Summit on June 4 in New York City. Stay tuned for more exciting updates as we continue to unveil the full agenda for this groundbreaking event.

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