Lola.com's Krista Pappas Panelist at Travel API & Micro-Services Tech Symposium
Symposium Facilitates Product Feedback on API and Microservices Technology and Expedites Piloting and Licensing Deals – Tuesday, April 30, 2019 in Miami, FL
BOSTON – April 29, 2019 – Krista Pappas, SVP Business Development at Lola.com, the Agile Travel Management™ company that provides a super simple way to manage, book, and report on business travel, is an invited panelists at the Travel API & Micro-Services Tech Symposium on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 in Miami, Florida. With the API economy booming, large travel companies are moving toward platform based business models and need new travel products and services to integrate into their platforms. The event is hosted by Travel Startups Incubator® (TSI), helping to inspire, fund, advise, and connect travel startups.
WHAT: Lola.com’s Krista Pappas Joins Panel at Travel API & Micro-Services Tech Symposium
WHEN: Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EDT
WHERE: Miami Florida, Amadeus Executive Center
The goal of the panel sessions is to facilitate product feedback on new API and micro-services technology and to expedite piloting and licensing deals between larger travel companies and startups.
Pappas is on the panel, “How TMCs and Corporates are Innovating. How Startups Can Successfully Work with Corporates.” She is joined by Miriam Moscovici, Director, Emerging Technologies at BCD Travel; Gabriel Ayache, Director of Product Strategy at American Express Global Business Travel (GBT), Wendy Meier, Assistant Director, Global Travel Innovations at EY; and Utpal Kaul, Global Head New Product Incubation at Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT). The session is moderated by Matt Zito, Managing Partner at TSI.
As SVP of Business Development at Lola.com, Pappas advises the executive and senior leadership teams in setting the company’s strategic direction with a particular focus on driving growth through partnerships and distribution. She draws on more than 20 years of executive leadership experience in the travel industry, from startups to publicly traded companies, including her role as Global Director and Head of Travel of Bing, a Microsoft company, where she led all commercial aspects, evangelism, and strategy for Bing Travel. She has led and scaled global teams in sales and development, and marketing and customer acquisition.
Prior to Lola.com, Pappas was the COO of DuVine Cycling + Adventure, responsible for the overall day-to-day management and growth of the company. She was an executive team member of the startup teams Farecast acquired by Microsoft and SmarterTravel which was acquired by TripAdvisor. She also led travel at the New York Times Digital (NYTd) after selling her company FareChase, the first travel metasearch company to Yahoo! Pappas was coined the first “Internet Travel Analyst” in 1999, and from that point on, has been deeply immersed in the travel industry. Her focus has been on the intersection of travel disruption, technology, search, and customer experience. She invests and advises early stage Internet companies in commerce and travel and sits on several travel boards.
This event cultivates one-on-one meetings between the larger travel companies and startups where work can be done toward building long-term relationships, providing feedback, and acquiring pilots and licensing deals.
For more information, visit: https://events.travelstartups.co/
Lola.com 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. Lola.com 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 https://www.lola.com/ and connect on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.