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Tuesday, March 11 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
#FreeMyPoints: The Right to Share Your Data

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In the age of the open API, it’s easy to take your own data for granted. So when three of the major airlines decided to cut off third party access to reward point data, it was a tough pill to swallow for travelers. They were forced to resort to the old way of doing things, logging into every account separately, and TripIt was stunted – for a brief moment.
“#FreeMyPoints” became the battle cry in hundreds of tweets, Facebook posts, and customer service calls by loyal travelers demanding the right to share their reward points with third parties like TripIt.
This was the latest example of TripIt championing the free flow of data on behalf of travelers in an industry that’s traditionally limited.
The journey to get the rest of the travel industry on board with this philosophy of openness is fraught with challenges. Learn from TripIt’s own experience so you can be prepared to go to battle for your users and their data, no matter what industry you strive to improve.
Sponsored by TripIt.

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Darren Bauer Kahan

VP R&DTripIt/ConcurDarren Bauer Kahan is an established technical leader in the travel industry with 17 years of experience and a deep knowledge of online travel technology, having developed and led engineering teams and strategy for major consumer e-commerce websites. He spent 10... Read More →

Tuesday March 11, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Sheraton Austin, Capitol View South 701 E 11th St

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