Speakers

Meet The Speaker: Simon Ferguson

Simon Ferguson has over 20 years’ of experience leading businesses in the travel and technology sectors. He is passionate about technology and its impact on people and businesses. In his session, he will cover the major trends impacting the travel/business landscape and offer insights into how independent businesses could respond.

In 2005 he founded & launched Travolution, the first media brand for the digital travel sector.

In 2009 he became CEO of Travel Weekly Group, leading a management buyout to establish it as an independent business.

During 9 years at Travelport, he led its operations in both Europe and the US, relocating to Atlanta, Georgia in 2018 where he now lives. He led Travelport through many significant changes including several acquisitions, a move into digital payments, and driving strategy around IATA NDC. He was part of the senior leadership group that took Travelport public, listing on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

He currently serves as Senior Vice President at Modaxo, a global provider of technology to public/private transportation and aviation. Modaxo’s business enables the global movement of people, powering transportation technologies for cities such as London (TfL) New York, Atlanta, Mumbai and Singapore.

Simon has served as director/advisor to 4 tech start-ups, including Yardz, a business currently revolutionising the construction sector.

He is passionate about technology and its impact on people and businesses. In his session, he will cover the major trends impacting the travel/business landscape and offer insights into how independent businesses could respond.

Simon’s first Advantage conference was Paphos in 2003, and although having aged himself with this admission (!), looks forward to connecting with old friends and colleagues in Cancun.

Follow Simon on LinkedIn.

Simon Ferguson