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Business Breakfast: The Future of Travel Technology

Car Trawler

Event Summary

Join us for a breakfast discussion on Tuesday 30th January with Ryanair’s Chief Marketing Officer, Kenny Jacobs and CarTrawler’s Chief Technology Officer, Bobby Healy on the topic 'The Future of Travel Technology'.

Travel technology is the application of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in the travel and tourism industry. At the event, Kenny and Bobby will discuss the digital ecosystem and the opportunities it presents, followed by a Q&A discussion alongside Graeme McQueen, Head of Public Affairs at Dublin Chamber. The session will focus on ‘Amazon of Travel’, the future of travel technology and the opportunities it presents.

 

Our Speaker

Kenny Jacobs

Kenny Jacobs

Ryanair

Kenny Jacobs is Chief Marketing Officer of Ryanair, Europe’s biggest airline and the world’s leading low-cost airline.
 
Kenny joined Ryanair in January 2014 as its first Chief Marketing Officer and he is responsible for communications, marketing, digital experience and customer service.  He is also responsible for leading the 'Always Getting Better' customer programme.
 
Kenny has previously worked for Procter & Gamble, Accenture, Metro AG, Tesco and Moneysupermarket.
 

Bobby Healy

Bobby Healy

Car Trawler

Bobby Healy, Chief Technology Officer at CarTrawler, is an experienced inventor, investor and technology entrepreneur specialising in travel technology. He began his career as a programmer building video games for Nintendo at 16 years of age with multiple billboard top 100 titles under his belt.


After selling his travel technology business – Eland Technologies – to industry giant SITA (www.sita.aero), Bobby joined CarTrawler as CTO in 2005 through a management buy-in and led the strategy and product development since its formation. CarTrawler is now by far the largest B2B provider of ground transportation ancillary products to the airline industry in the world and has been through two highly successful management buy-outs under his tenure.


Bobby continues to be an avid computer programmer and is a frequent speaker on the international circuit on subjects related to technology in the airline industry, ancillary revenue and online

Our Sponsor

Car Trawler

CarTrawler is the world's leading B2B travel technology platform. We build high-yield partnerships for travel businesses such as airlines, online travel agents and accommodation providers by connecting their customers with car rental, private transfers and rail connections all over the world.

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