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Jeffrey Katz

Jeffrey Katz
Jeff Katz is CEO of Journera and a recognized leader in the travel and e-commerce industries.

Journera, which creates a complete view of the traveler's journey in real-time, has been recognized as one of the World’s 10 Most Innovative Travel Companies by Fast Company and a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum. The Journera platform brings together data from throughout the travel journey to open up new possibilities for travelers and travel companies – from identifying potential customers who are planning journeys, better anticipating their needs throughout the whole journey, and offering new services and experiences based on the traveler’s real-time needs. Journera’s customers include American Airlines, Hilton, InterContinental Hotels Group, Marriott International, United Airlines, Hyatt Hotels and many others.

Jeff’s lineage in travel is deep. He was previously the founding Chairman and CEO of Orbitz, CEO of Swissair and President of the global distribution system, SABRE. Jeff was named five times as one of Business Travel News’ Top-25 Travel Industry leaders and was in the first class of inductees to BTN’s Travel Industry Hall of Fame in 2010.

He is one of few executives who has also led companies in other industries, serving as CEO and Executive Chairman of LeapFrog Enterprises, a technology-based children’s product company as well as CEO of the web-based comparison-shopping company, Nextag.

Jeff holds degrees from MIT, Stanford, and the University of California.