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Blockchain and the Future of Travel

February 08, 2018
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
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Biltmore Hotel
2151 Laurelwood Road
Santa Clara, CA 95050
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Registration closes at 5pm on the Monday before the event. We are unable to take a waiting list, however we will accept payment at the door for walk-ups at the event on an availability only basis, we regret we cannot verify additional capacity ahead of time.  

GBTA All Access Members from OTHER CHAPTERS are entitled to the SVBTA Community Member Discount for events.  Please contact for the coupon code to use as a guest registration.

PLEASE NOTE:   Registration fees are non-refundable after the Friday prior to any event.  

Blockchain and the Future of Travel

Blockchain might well be a revolutionary technology that could shape the future of travel, especially payment settlement and fraud prevention, but is it also the most overhyped technology right now?  Blockchain, which was created to communicate and secure bitcoin transactions, has become a buzzword across multiple industries, and experts like Rose predict that it could begin to impact the travel sector in measurable ways in the next three to five years.  Hear Norm Rose talk about how Blockchain can change how we manage travel. 

Guest Speaker:

Norman L. Rose, President Travel Tech Consulting, Inc.

Norm is world renowned for his travel technology expertise, particularly his analysis of the impact of emerging trends such mobile, social media, blockchain and Artificial Intelligence. He has extensive experience in all travel industry sectors including airlines, tour operators, online and traditional travel agents, hoteliers, rail and software platforms used for operations and distribution. From 1982-1988 he held sales and marketing management positions at United Airlines and from 1989 -1995, Norm was corporate travel manager for Sun Microsystems. At Sun, he worked with a number of third-party developers creating client/server software for the business travel market. This included early prototypes of self-booking tools and expense management systems. 

Travel Tech Consulting, Inc. (TTCI) was founded in 1995 with a clear mission: to track emerging technologies and interpret their impact on the global travel industry; to help clients create strategies to manage a changing technology-driven reality. TTCI has a deep knowledge of technologies used for airline operations and distribution. Norm Rose, TTCI’s president, is a recognized global industry expert in travel-related technology and e-business, with a specific focus on emerging trends such as mobile, social media and Artificial Intelligence. Based in the Silicon Valley, TTCI works with a deep and experienced network of global travel industry experts who join forces to meet the needs of specific clients and projects. Over the last 23 years, TTCI has worked with a number of airlines, distribution platforms and travel intermediaries in the U.S, Europe, the Middle East and Asia helping facilitate business and technology strategies.  


GBTA All Access Members from OTHER CHAPTERS are entitled to the SVBTA Community Member Discount for events.  Please contact for the coupon code to use as a guest registration.

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$60.00 Member Ticket
$50.00 Earlybird rate before January 26

$70.00 Non-Member or Guest Ticket

$25.00 Student Member Ticket


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