Kevin May

Editor in Chief
PhocusWire

Kevin May Editor in Chief
Kevin May has covered technology, distribution and the digital economy in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry since 2005, in roles prior to PhocusWire as editor of both Travolution and Tnooz.

He began his career as a reporter at the Police Gazette in London, before moving to local newspapers as deputy editor of the Essex Enquirer and then the web editor of business title, Media Week (UK).

Kevin holds a degree in criminology and is also the author of a forthcoming biography about British electronic band, Depeche Mode.

Sessions

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
12:15 PM – 12:35 PM EST

The Future of Technology: Digital Transformation Acceleration

As quarantines swept across the globe, the process of digital transformation accelerated right alongside for many industries. On-demand service apps found their hockey stick growth curves. Health club memberships were replaced by Peloton bicycles and virtual class subscriptions. Contactless became the new standard in service and hospitality. Which technologies and models will have staying power and which will fade as we move beyond the pandemic?

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020
4:50 PM – 5:10 PM EST

Executive Interview: A Giant Pivot

Focusing on what currently matters is the new mantra for Booking.com. Hear how this global OTA is shifting priorities to keep the home fires burning – instead of burning through cash.

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Thursday, November 19, 2020
3:40 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Executive Interview: Rolling the Dice

Phocuswright welcomes back one of the best minds in travel to predict who and what is left standing in the aftermath, and best bets for the future.

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