Will artificial intelligence create better travel plans than humans ever could? How will a new generation of travelers change the way we experience the world? What role will hotels and airlines play in shaping the way we book travel? And how will Expedia Group change as a company after making its long-awaited headquarters move to the Seattle waterfront?
Those are just a few of our burning questions for Expedia Group CEO Mark Okerstrom, and we’ll get to ask him about those topics and many more when he joins us at the GeekWire Summit, our signature technology conference, taking place Oct. 7-9 in downtown Seattle. Okerstrom is part of a larger lineup of tech, business and civic leaders who will be headlining the event this year.
In his role as leader of the travel giant, Okerstrom oversees brands and sites including Vrbo, Travelocity, Orbitz, HomeAway and many others, in addition to the flagship Expedia.com. Okerstrom will be joining us at a key moment in the company’s history, two years after he took the reins as CEO when his predecessor Dara Khosrowshahi left to become Uber CEO.
The GeekWire Summit takes place this year at the new Hyatt Regency in downtown Seattle. Now in its 8th year, the Summit is known for in-depth interviews and inspiring talks from leaders in tech, business, science, and other key areas of innovation and economic growth.
Other speakers include Microsoft President Brad Smith; Amazon devices and services chief David Limp; tech analyst and author Charlene Li; L.A. Clippers chairman and USAFacts founder Steve Ballmer; U.S. Rep Pramila Jayapal; and many others.
We’ll kick things off the evening of Oct. 7, followed by two days full of content, on Oct. 8 and 9. Read more and register here or below.