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Learn how the world’s largest hotel company powered through 2020

Resiliency and agility. While it’s what most companies strive for, the reality for many accommodation and lodging companies is that 2020 has been a year that focused more on enduring. But as the year draws to a close, there’s still time to lay the foundation for future growth. And, while re:Invent 2020 is a terrific opportunity to dive into the latest innovations from AWS, it is also a unique forum to learn from a network of travel and hospitality technology leaders how they were able to be resilient during this challenging time.

Scott Strickland, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of the world’s largest hotel company, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is leading a session at AWS re:Invent that speaks to these very topics. During his session (ID TRV202), Scott will share Wyndham’s cloud strategy and the enterprise-wide value delivered. He’ll also explain how Wyndham was able to navigate and complete the migration of the LaQuinta brand, just ten months after purchase, and how their approach to data management turns data into actionable business insights.

There are two more terrific travel and hospitality leader sessions that are also a “must-watch.” Richard Haigh, Chief Technology Officer, Just Eat Takeaway, a global leader in the restaurant to consumer delivery marketplace, shares his insights as both a technologist and an organizational creator of high-performance culture (“How Just Eat Takeaway is Building Resilience for the Long Run”). And, Jeffrey Goh, the Chief Executive Officer of the world’s largest airline alliance, the Star Alliance (“How Star Alliance is Building Resilience for the Long Run”), shares share how his organization is navigating this challenging time.

re:Invent may not be in person this year, but the virtual format and free registration means that the travel and hospitality industry will have expanded access to great content, boot camps, hackathons and key notes. The first step, register for re:Invent. Then, search by session name and add the desired sessions to your agenda. You can also learn more about these and other travel and hospitality related sessions by checking out our curated attendee guide.


Joanna Todd

Joanna Todd

Joanna Todd leads the global Accommodation and Lodging industry strategy for Amazon Web Services (AWS), and is charged with supporting customers as they accelerate cloud adoption. Prior to joining AWS, she held various leadership roles in the hotel industry, most recently as the head of global partnerships and strategic alliances for Marriott International. Based in Potomac, Maryland, Joanna was born and raised in Bermuda and has traveled extensively while working with companies across Europe, and in the UK, China, Australia, the United States and Canada.