OKKAMI Guest Speaker at PATA, The Hard Reboot: Tech Enabling the Travel Recovery
Emerging technologies are bringing game-changing capabilities to reinvent the travel & tourism industry and build more resilience to ensure business continuity in the industry. Meanwhile, leaders need to understand and embrace the changes needed for the adoption of such technologies and focus on sustainability in their organisations.
Speakers from OKKAMI, Expedia, Euromonitor, Visa, Hotelbeds and other organisations will present and discuss the latest innovations in travel technology across the travel journey: from search/discovery → book → travel → experience.
Andrew van der Feltz, Global Senior Director- Business Development, Expedia
Andrew is global senior director, business development at Expedia Group Media Solutions. His teams around the globe work closely with agencies, destination marketing organizations, hotel and airline partners on marketing opportunities and campaigns across the portfolio of Expedia Group brands. Andrew previously led business development and oversaw the partner-facing teams for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Read more
Caroline Bremner, Head of Travel Research, Euromonitor International
Caroline Bremner manages the global content strategy for the travel and tourism industry at Euromonitor International, which she joined in July 1996. Caroline has a degree in French (MA (Hons), University of Edinburgh) and Postgraduate Diploma in European Marketing and Languages (PG Dip, Napier University, Edinburgh). Read More
Andrew Boocock, Commercial Manager – APAC, Hotelbeds
Andrew Boocock has worked in the tourism industry for over 12 years as both a supplier and distribution channel partner. With experience across the Pacific, Middle East and APAC, Andrew is passionate about connecting the demands of global customers with the breadth of amazing product available across the world. The dynamic nature of the travel industry, powered by ongoing developments in technology means that each day presents exciting new challenge and opportunities. Read More
Andres Borbon, President & CTO, OKKAMI
Andres has been involved in hospitality for over 20 years starting from his experience at KoolConnect Technologies, an interactive hospitality television solution. During his tenure as Senior Vice President, Andres was responsible for launching the first Android based hospitality iTV/ VOD / OTT platform in the United States; and licensing, operations, and marketing leading to USD 4 – 6 million in yearly gross revenue. Currently, Andres serves as the President & CTO of OKKAMI Inc. Read More
Victor Chua, Founding & Managing Partner, Vynn Capital
Victor was formally the Vice President of Investments for Gobi Partners and managed two Southeast Asia-focused early-stage funds. Some of his notable investments include Carsome (Malaysia), Triip.me (Vietnam), and Travelio (Indonesia). Prior to that he was the largest venture capital fund of Malaysia, MAVCAP, and was involved with direct and indirect investments. Read More
Liz Ortiguera, CEO, PATA
Liz Ortiguera is a senior executive with over 25 years of global experience and expertise in general management, marketing, business development, and partner network management. Liz is passionate about innovation, business transformation, and community building. Her career spans several industries – travel/lifestyle, technology, financial services, and pharmaceuticals. Read More
Paul Pruangkarn, Director – Communications & External Affairs, PATA
Paul Pruangkarn is the Director – Communications & External Affairs at the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand. In his role, he oversees day-to-day operations of all communications and public relations, and serves as the senior spokesperson for the Association. Read More
OKKAMI, the leading guest engagement and unified messaging platform for hospitality and the medical industry has joined PATA, the Pacific Asia Travel Association. OKKAMI has become a member of the not-for-profit association which acts as a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism to, from and within the Asia Pacific region.
PATA is Asia’s leading not-for-profit responsible development association and OKKAMI’s membership within the organization underscores the company’s commitment to help enhance value and quality to sustainable growth of travel and tourism within the Asia Pacific region. This builds on the company’s position as a leader and innovator within the IoT and technology sector.
Andres Borbon, CTO and President of OKKAMI, said: “Due to this period of rapid digital transformation, responsible development and sustainable growth is something we need to focus on. In joining PATA, OKKAMI is reiterating our commitment to support the travel and tourism industry. It also encourages us to move forward and to continue to innovate solutions that help our customers better engage with their guests and create brand ambassadors.”
A Founded in 1951, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is a not-for-profit membership-based association that acts as a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism to, from and within the Asia Pacific region.
By bringing together our private and public sector members, PATA facilitates meaningful partnerships to enhance the value, quality and sustainable growth of travel and tourism to, from and within the Asia Pacific region.
The Association provides aligned advocacy, insightful research and innovative events to its more than 650 member organizations, including 82 government, state and city tourism bodies, 14 international airlines and airports, 71 hospitality organizations and 75 educational institutions, as well as thousands of young tourism professional (YTP) members across the world.
The PATA network also embraces the grassroots activism of the PATA Chapters and Student Chapters, who organize numerous travel industry training programs and business development events across the world. Thousands of travel professionals belong to the 32 local PATA Chapters worldwide, while hundreds of students are members of the 28 PATA Student Chapters globally.
PATA’s Head Office has been in Bangkok since 1998. The Association also has official offices or representation in Beijing and London. Visit www.PATA.org.