Winding Tree Foundation

Winding Tree Foundation

A non-profit organization

Winding Tree Foundation is a non-profit organization incorporated in Switzerland. Its purpose is to develop software projects, data exchange standards and infrastructure with the goal of advancing the travel industry.

Winding Tree foundation currently supports these initiatives:



Team

Maksim Izmaylov

CEO | CZECH REPUBLIC

Maksim Izmaylov is a software engineer and entrepreneur, previously founder of Roomstorm and Travel Tech Con.

Jakub Vysoky

CTO | CZECH REPUBLIC

Jakub is a backend engineer who previously worked on Roomstorm and before on high-load projects like Giant Bomb and Mythbusters.

Pedro Anderson

COO | USA

Pedro is a crypto-investor and a social entrepreneur. Being in charge of partnerships at Winding Tree, he had previously sold millions of dollars of SaaS products.

Augusto Lemble

Blockchain Architect | Argentina

Blockchain hacker, full-stack developer. He is in charge of smart contracts development, security and integration of the Winding Tree libraries and services into decentralized networks.

Dave Montali

CIO | PORTUGAL

Dave worked on applications of blockchain in travel distribution back in 2015 while at the OSHM. Previous to Winding Tree he worked as a Research Analyst for the travel research institute Skift Research.

Marina Berezovska

Head of Community | USA

Marina is the Founder of Travel Tech Con and the Head of Community at Winding Tree leading strategic open source initiatives.

Alex Menschikov

PROJECT MANAGER, UX DESIGNER | RUSSIA

Alex is a developer, project manager and entrepreneur who launched several startups (incl.travel) on the Russian market. He also has a 10-year CIO exp. in an international heavy industry company.

Matias Oveja Smith

Core Developer | Argentina

Matías is an experienced developer based in Tandil, Argentina. During the last years, he has worked as a full-stack developer for projects in Argentina, Mexico and the United States.

Nico Calabrese

UI Developer & Designer | Argentina

Nico is an experienced UI designer and developer, passionate about CSS architecture (currently his primary role). During his career, he took part in the development of a wide range of projects, targeting nonprofit organizations, startups, fortune 500 companies and the Argentine & US governments.

Jirka Chadima

Core Developer | CZECH REPUBLIC

Jirka has a lot of experience with both design and development of complex applications in various technologies. In the past five years, he has worked on many projects for multiple startups and banks.

Robin Gottfried

Project manager | CZECH REPUBLIC

Robin is an IT engineer with more than three decades of experiences in software development from CPU hacking to trustless distributed systems.

Julia Pardo

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT | Argentina

Julia is an enthusiastic autodidact and a power engineer. Her passion for travel and conviction about decentralisation have led her to join the team in pursuit of new horizons.

Spencer Vail

COMMUNITY MANAGER | USA

Spencer is a blockchain enthusiast with over 10 years of experience managing customers for Fintech, e-commerce and lending institutions. His passion for travel & blockchain let him to Winding Tree.

Advisors

Norm Rose

Advisor | USA

Norm is a recognized expert on all aspects of travel technology and travel industry trends. For over two decades, Norm has been an analyst and consultant focused on emerging technologies and how they impact business practices in the global travel industry. He leads Travel Tech Consulting, Inc., a firm that partners with Phocuswright to provide technology consulting to travel companies.

Don Birch

Advisor | Switzerland

After a career working in most aspects of travel and in particular travel distribution, Don has turned his hand to applying his industry experience by investing in and mentoring internet based travel startups and travel businesses that are striving to leverage the wonders of Web2.0 and the on-going evolutions thereof. Don has gained experience with the hype (founder: hotelrezexpress.com), with the technology (SITA) and with the important travel agent segment (CEO of Abacus). He is currently a Partner at Travel Innovation Partners.

Douglas Rice

Advisor | USA

Douglas Rice is an industry leader in the global hospitality technology industry. He is best known for his role as a founder of the global non-profit industry association Hotel Technology Next Generation.

Johnny Thorsen

Advisor | USA

Johnny is a passionate innovator and enjoys disrupting the status quo. Previously he served as Senior Director of Strategy and Product Marketing for Concur Risk Messaging and Senior Director at SAP Mobile Services. Currently he is a VP of Travel Strategy at Mezi.

Consultancy

One of the sources of income for the Winding Tree foundation is consulting services and development of proprietary software products for travel companies, with the focus on projects built top of Winding Tree platform.

Do you need help integrating with Winding Tree? Do you need a specific product that is not included in the open-source set of tools?

Inquire about our services

Roadmap

2017

Q1-Q4: Research and PoC
Products
  • Hotel Explorer Prototype
    demo
Platform
  • Lif Token smart contract
  • Platform Architecture for Hotels
  • ICO Models
Foundation
  • Project Team Formation
  • Legal Status
  • Pre-ICO
  • Partnership with Lufthansa Group, Nordic Choice Hotels, eRevMax, Zeppelin_OS, RSK

2018

Q1-Q2: Architecture & Core
Products
  • New website launched
  • Hotel Explorer
    demo
Platform
  • Platform Architecture for Hotels
  • Initial version of Data Exchange Format
  • JS-library
    source code
  • Read API
    source code
  • ERC827 token
Foundation
  • Successful ICO and Token Generation Event
    stats
  • Execute market validation mechanism
  • Team building event in Prague
  • Partnership with Swissport, Swiss Airlines, Sciant, AirGateway

2018

Q3-Q4: APIs & Demo Apps
Products
Platform
Foundation
  • Winding Tree Hackathon
    recap
  • Partnership with AirCanada, AirFrance-KLM, HahnAir, Siesta Cloud

2019

Q1-Q4: Real inventory distribution
Products
  • Airline Explorer
  • Hotel Explorer
  • Design System and UI Framework
Platform
  • Platform Architecture for Airlines
  • Search API
  • Payments
  • Reputation System
  • Distributed Storages
  • 2nd Layer Solutions
  • Tour Packages Distribution
Foundation
  • Winding Tree Hackathon
  • Winding Tree Roundtable

Where to Meet Our Team

You can meet our team members and hear about the platform and whats going on on next events:

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