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 WT, 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

HEAD OF STRATEGY | 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.

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.

Manuel Araoz

Advisor | Argentina

Manuel is the Founder and CTO of Zeppelin Solutions, the leading blockchain security auditing company. Manuel also advises Decentraland, and has previously worked as a Software Engineer for BitPay leading the development of Bitcore. He also developed one of the first apps on Bitcoin providing Proof of Existence and proposed BIP 45 introducing multi-signature wallets on the Bitcoin protocol.

William Niejadlik

Advisor | USA

William is a travel technologist with over 20 years of experience (he was the founder and CTO of Vayama). William is also a crypto-investor (Polychain, Tezos) and his wife helped to build Coinbase.

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.

Marina Berezovska

HEAD OF COMMUNITY AND EVENTS | 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 | 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

Frontend Developer | 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

Core Developer | CZECH REPUBLIC

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.



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

Foundation
Team
Roadmap
Pre-ICO
Legal status

2018 Q1

Token Distribution
ICO and Token Generation Event (TGE)
Execute market validation mechanism.
Developers Introduction
Commence development and release workflow to the community.
First release of api, js-libs and demo app.
WT Hotels Smart Contracts
Alpha version.
WT API Architecture Design

2018 Q2

Upgradeable LifToken
Integrate proxy upgradeability model into LifToken.
Move from ERC20 to ERC827.
WT Hotels Smart Contracs
Beta version.
Booking using offchain signatures.
Inventory information, availability and price through decentralized database.
WT Hotel Testnet (WT Prototype)
Integration with PMS and OTA using WT api.
Líf Token Wallet
Wallet for Lif and ETH ready to interact with WT network.

2018 Q3

Open source data exchange standards for hotels
API specification and documentation.
WT Hotels Smart Contracts
Stable version.
WT Airlines smart contracts
Alpha version.

2018 Q4

WT Beta V1.0 (mainnet & testnet)
Scalable
Affordable
Usable in real world (feature-wise)
Runs on Ethereum mainnet
Upgradeable
Includes: API for PMS, Public Demo APP, WT Explorer, Lif Wallet

2019

The Roadmap for 2019
will be published in the last quarter of 2018, with main focus on integrating the airline industry in the WT network, expand the developer community, improve platform security and governance.

Where to meet Winding Tree team

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

HTNG Asia-Pacific Conference
Macau, China
July 24–26, 2018

ETHIndia
Bangalore, India
August 10–12, 2018

Swiss Innovation Day
Lucerne, Switzerland
August 29, 2018

ETHBerlin
Berlin, Germany
September 7–9, 2018

If you want to invite Winding Tree to your event please send us email

IATA Aviation Data Symposium & AI Lab
Berlin, Germany
June 19–21, 2018

LE Miami
Miami, FL
June 11–12, 2018

TravelTechCon 2018
San Francisco, CA
June 7–9, 2018

TEDxTUBerlin
Berlin, Germany
May 25, 2018

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