Author: Kurt Knackstedt

Kurt Knackstedt's experience spans over 20 years and four continents, across technology, travel, leadership and marketing roles at global multinationals, start-ups and his own consulting business. In early 2015, Kurt co-founded and was appointed CEO of Troovo, a technology company focused on virtualizing and removing manual intervention within transaction-based industries. Kurt is currently chairperson of the ACTE Centre. He leads the Centre's efforts in research, advocacy and community engagement. From 2014 to 2017, Kurt was global president of the Association of Corporate Travel Executives. An avid traveler for both work and play, Kurt is based in Sydney, Australia, and is a dual citizen of the United States and Australia. Catch up with him on LinkedIn.

Op Ed: Kurt Knackstedt On Why Corporate Is Much More Interesting Than Leisure Travel

Countering critics who say innovation in corporate travel lags that of leisure travel, Troovo CEO Kurt Knackstedt sees a vibrant B2B marketplace. He makes his case by pointing to competition and stepped-up technological evolution. I’ve never worked for a leisure-focused travel agency or online travel company. I did have three years with a global distribution…

Op Ed: Kurt Knackstedt On Fintech And ‘Distributech’

Change is constant, yet change is hard. That’s the quandary many in the travel industry face, especially as it relates to distribution. Tried and true technologies continue to operate as designed decades ago, with speed and reliability. However, changing traveler demands and nearly universal access to information have some calling for new designs. Kurt Knackstedt…

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