Co-founder Paul English Presents on Disrupting Travel at BlackTech Boston Meetup Co-founder Paul English Presents on Disrupting Travel at BlackTech Boston Meetup
Contents Hosts BlackTech Boston Meetup on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at Lola Corporate Offices

BOSTON – June 13, 2019, the Agile Travel Management™ company that provides a super simple way to manage, book, and report on business travel, is hosting a BlackTech Boston Meetup on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at the company’s corporate offices in Boston. Paul English, co-founder and CTO of Lola is presenting, “Behind the Curtain: Disrupting Travel.” English is well known as CTO of KAYAK, a travel company he co-founded in 2004, took public in 2012, and then sold to Priceline a year later. The event is organized by The Tech Connection, founded by Google alumna, Melissa James and HubSpot alumna, Gareth Burrowes.

WHAT:        Paul English Presenting, “Behind the Curtain: Disrupting Travel,” at

WHEN:        Thursday, June 20, 2019, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EDT

WHERE:      Lola, 250 Summer Street, Boston, MA

Business travel from 15 years ago – or even five years ago – is very different than it is today. Now, we see more people traveling for business than ever before. But, this doesn’t mean that it isn’t any less stressful to plan and book. Fortunately, business travelers can turn to companies like who make corporate travel easy to book, manage, and report. From the travel innovators who brought KAYAK, is a super-easy, completely stress-free way to manage business travel.

This event is for anyone new to the travel industry, investigating a career in travel, or those who just want to learn more about how works, how team members landed the job of their dreams there, and how this corporate travel giant is making sure that everyone’s travel booking experience is “wicked” great.

In addition to English talking all about the innovations happening in the travel industry, Rowan Krishnan, Tech Lead and Matt Bachmann, Senior Software Engineer, will also be providing insights.

English is also the founder of GetHuman, a service created to give consumers excellent customer service at any company, Boston Light, a small business ecommerce start up that he sold to Intuit, and Intermute, sold to Trend Micro. He is the subject of Tracy Kidder’s book, “A Truck Full of Money,” a mesmerizing portrait of a kinetic and unconventional inventor and entrepreneur, who as a boy rebelled against authority while growing up in working-class Boston. Separately, Paul is an investor in dozens of startups, and he sits on six nonprofit boards.

The Tech Connection is a recruitment platform that uses AI to help tech companies source diverse talent while providing an excellent candidate experience. Customers typically only need to interview four candidates before making a hire.

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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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