Google Welcomes’s Krista Pappas to Travel Startup Discussion

Google Welcomes’s Krista Pappas to Travel Startup Discussion

Krista Pappas joins Google’s panel discussion on the travel industry intersecting with startups and entrepreneurship – Wednesday, October 9, 2019 – Cambridge, MA

BOSTON – Oct. 8, 2019Krista Pappas, SVP of Business Development at, the Agile Travel Management™ company that provides a super simple way to manage, book, report, and save on business travel, has been invited to participate in a panel discussion on travel startups at Google on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 in Cambridge. She is joined by panelists, Bala Chandran, Co-Founder and CEO at Lumo and Polina Raygorodskaya, CEO and Co-Founder at Wanderu. The session is moderated by Christina Heggie, Global Partnerships Solutions Lead, Travel at Google.

WHAT: Krista Pappas Joins Travel Startup Panel Discussion at Google

WHEN: Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT

WHERE: Google office, 355 Main Street, Cambridge, MA

The topic of discussion is the travel industry intersecting with entrepreneurship. The panel is discussing how travel has changed in recent years, what technologies have been key to the change, the role of Google, and the landscape of the future of travel. On the entrepreneurship side, the panel is addressing what the biggest blindspots of big tech and travel companies are, what has been the panel’s biggest trade off working for a startup, and what has made them successful in their careers. Time is allotted for audience questions. is one of Boston’s hottest startups, disrupting the business travel industry with one of the most innovative, simple, and fun corporate travel apps.

Pappas has spent her career in tech, travel, digital media, and eCommerce. She has extensive experience working with boards and CEOs to set strategy, implement business plans, and direct growth. Her background also includes operational roles, including executive positions at media, travel, and tech companies such as Microsoft, The New York Times, and as well board positions at various private companies in the digital space.

About makes Agile Travel Management real by providing a super simple way to manage, book and report on business travel, saving employers and travelers time and money. Happy employee travel experiences within a policy can be set up in five minutes. uses machine learning and 24/7 support to help travelers easily book trips, while empowering managers to create policies, view budgets and expenditures, and monitor their globetrotting team efficiently. Based in Boston, the company was founded in 2015 by Paul English, co-founder of the travel booking site KAYAK, and is led by CEO Mike Volpe, previously CMO at HubSpot. For more information, visit and connect on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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About the Author: Kathleen Burns
Kathleen Burns was a Content Marketing Associate at from 2019-20.