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Wednesday, September 9 • 12:20pm - 12:50pm
All the Interoperability, But None of the Contact - Jeff ErnstFriedman, OpenTravel Alliance

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Hear from industry leaders from Hotel, Air, Attractions, Car Rental and more on how COVID-19 has accelerated API adoption and digital transformation in the travel industry

The travel vertical incorporates dozens of interconnected industries and is only expanding in terms of adopting technological solutions. Travel was one of the first industries to be hit by COVID-19 and shut down 10% of global GDP. But before travel comes back, the industry will be transformed by biometrics, interoperability, AI, and Blockchain. New technologies will emerge as dominant players, but behind all of that will be a series of APIs connecting cutting edge tech and legacy systems. How does the industry keep that data secure while adhering to a labyrinth of state and federal government regulations?

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Jeff ErnstFriedman

Executive Director, OpenTravel Alliance
Jeff ErnstFriedman is the executive director for the OpenTravel Alliance, the open-source messaging standard for the entire travel industry. Jeff has been tasked with implementing open-source best practices and accelerating the modernization of the travel industry through the adoption... Read More →

Wednesday September 9, 2020 12:20pm - 12:50pm PDT