KAYAK: Fusion of Data Driven Technologies and Business

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Join us this Friday 3rd October and get to hear Giorgos Zacharia, CTO of Kayak, where he will take us through the experiences at Kayak and discuss about the fusion of data driven technologies and business.

Background Information on the speaker:
Giorgos Zacharia is the CTO of KAYAK. Prior to that he was Chief Product Officer and oversaw the company's global technology strategy and product development for KAYAK's websites and mobile applications. He joined the company in 2008 as Chief Scientist. Prior to joining KAYAK, he was co‐founder and CTO of Open Ratings, Inc., a leading supply risk management provider. Giorgos also co‐founded two machine‐learning driven hedge funds, Stocknomics and Emporics Capital Management.

He holds four math and computer science degrees from MIT, including a PhD, won five medals in the International Mathematical and Physics Olympiads and was a Fulbright Scholar.

About KAYAK:
KAYAK is a technology company focused on making online travel arrangements easier. KAYAK's website and mobile applications enable people to easily compare hundreds of travel sites at once to find flights, hotels, cars and vacation package deals and then give travelers choice on where to book.

Each year KAYAK processes over one billion queries for travel information, and its free mobile app has been downloaded over 38 million times. Founded in 2004, KAYAK went public in 2012, and was acquired by The Priceline Group in 2013 for $2.1 Billion.

Additional Info

  • Date: Friday, 03 October 2014
  • Location: University of Cyprus New Campus, Room ΧΩΔ 01‐108
  • Admission: Free