Matt Blackmon has been a part of the travel industry for almost 15 years. He began his career as a flight attendant, then a travel agent and finally becoming a leader in travel technology at American Express. He is currently a Client Solutions Architect with Switchfly supporting Airline and Hospitality clients.
Matt has spent the last 8 years intensely focused on integrating and uplifting travel systems. He has lead global efforts with major travel agencies that integrated and connected multiple GDS’s, customer profile systems, and online booking tools using the OpenTravel schema.
Matt is passionate about creating personalized experiences for travelers through networks of integrated systems and data share allowing for an end to end customer experience. He believes that OpenTravel is the key to allowing unified messaging amongst partners to achieve these experiences.