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 decentralization 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.

    Roadmap

    2017

    Q1-Q4
    Research and PoC

    2018

    Q1-Q2
    Architecture & Core

    2018

    Q3-Q4
    APIs & Demo Apps

    2019

    Q1-Q4
    Real inventory distribution

    Products

    • Hotel Explorerdemo
    • Airline Explorer
    • Design System and UI Frameworkcontribute

    Platform

    • Integration with eRevMax
    • Payments
    • Reputation System
    • Tour Packages Distribution
    • Platform Architecture for Airlinesjoin discussion
    • Distributed Storagesread more
    • 2nd Layer Solutions

    Foundation

    • Winding Tree Hackathon
    • Winding Tree Roundtable

    Where to meet our team

    21-22
    Feb'19
    Hamburg Aviation Conference
    Hamburg, Germany

    Welcome to the other kind of event - the reference for innovation in aviation & travel: innovative, impactful, personal, independent, authentic. 21 - 22 February 2019, Ameron Hotel Speicherstadt, Hamburg, Germany

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    Mar'19
    RE Conference
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    RE is one event of its kind. It is different from any other industry event. Because RE is where innovation meets real business need. RE is where conflict is good. RE is where we celebrate the benefits of frictions because this is what drives our industry forward. ‘RE’ is where you will be immersed in a creative (and unexpected) environment. RE is where you will look closely at the components of the business travel ecosystem and consider the changes that have happened and those yet to come.

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    21-22
    Mar'19
    BTO11
    Florence, Italy

    It can be defined as an “event-conference” (whilst also being an expo, a seminar, a debate, entertainment and much more) with a schedule replete with organised events – in 2017 alone, there were 160 – over two days dedicated to operators within the long chain of tourism, and not only receptive, to those responsible for governing tourism throughout the territories, stakeholders and communities, those engaged in the marketing and distribution of tourism products, along with all who study, teach and undertake research.

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    2-4
    Apr'19
    ZurichPlUs 2019
    Zurich, Germany

    We all participate on the established travel conference circuit but know heart of hearts that it is not all that effective for engaging and having meaningful discussions with other thought leaders in our complex and ever changing industry. The PLUs Forum (People Like Us) aims to provide a dynamic framework for meaningful and memorable interactions.

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    3-4
    Apr'19
    ICAO Blockchain Aviation Summit and Exhibition
    Abu Dhabi, UAE

    Join us in this inaugural ICAO Blockchain Aviation Summit and Exhibition, a joint aviation and technology event, with the theme Blockchain: Unlock the Potential, which will be convened in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from 3 to 4 April 2019, which is graciously hosted by the General Civil Aviation Authorities (GCAA), and will bring together States, industry, partners and thought leaders to introduce and explore the innovations in Blockchain technology that support sound, safe, secure and economically-viable civil aviation systems.

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