Backstage at Skift Tech Forum 2018, Skift interviewed the travel industry's top leaders about challenges and trends in personalization, distribution, and innovation.


Andrew Watterson

EVP & Chief Revenue Officer
Southwest Airlines

Tony Donohoe

Chief Technology Officer & SVP

Decius Valmorbida

President, Travel Channels

Bonny Simi

JetBlue Technology Ventures

Max Levchin

Founder & CEO

Gordon Wilson

President & CEO

Steven Taylor

Global Chief Brand Officer

Rajiv Rajian

EVP of Business Travel Agencies, Travel Channels

Chris Silcock

EVP & Chief Commercial Officer

Mark Nasr

Vice President, Loyalty and E-Commerce
Air Canada

Lee McCabe

Vice President of North America
Alibaba Group

Chris Hemmeter

Co-Founder & Managing Director
Thayer Ventures

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