ICT SIG panel debate: Emergent Trends – Big Data, Technology and Revenue Management 

Organised by the CAUTHE ICT Special Interest Group

Information & Communication Technologies in tourism, hospitality and events

Date: 8 February 2017
Time: 2.00-3.30pm
Location: CAUTHE 2017 conference – University of Otago, Dunedin, NZ
Venue: St David Lecture Theatre

Everyone is welcome to attend the debate and discussion.

Panellists and their topics include:

Brendon Smith, Senior Commercial Analyst, Air New Zealand

“The Synergy Between Big Data and Revenue Management and What it means for Air New Zealand”

After completing a degree in Operations Research at Canterbury University, Brendon has spent the last 9 years working in a range of analytical roles across the Management Consulting, Rail and Airline industries. In his current role at Air New Zealand he is responsible for implementing and maintaining the Revenue Management system which controls pricing. 

Professor Marianna Sigala, University of South Australia, Australia

“Big Data Readiness of Tourism Firms”

Marianna Sigala is Professor of Tourism and Director of the Centre for Tourism & Leisure Management at the University of South Australia. She is a leading researcher in the field of information and communication technologies in tourism.

Matthew Burke, Business development Manager, Pacific STR

“Preparing for the Future: Insights for Hospitality and Tourism Professors”

Matthew Burke is the Business Development Manager – Pacific STR – leading the growth in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. With a passion for analysis of the hospitality industry he works to increase the engagement in hospitality data intelligence and clarify the decision making for hospitality, research and investment companies in the Pacific.

Panel Chair: Dr Ian Yeoman, Victoria University of Wellington