Alibaba, Microstrategy Execs to Weigh in at RSS

WASHINGTON—Lee McCabe, VP of Alibaba Group, and Michael Saylor, president and CEO of Microstrategy, will deliver keynote addresses at the fifth annual Revenue Strategy Summit (RSS) here.

Scheduled for July 26th at the Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel, RSS combines education, networking and high-level information exchange among an anticipated group of more than 300 hotel senior executives from brands, ownership groups, management companies and respected industry leaders who are responsible for increasing revenue and optimizing demand.

“We are delighted to be joined by Lee McCabe, Michael Saylor and a top-notch group of speakers and panelists whose experiences in the industry mark the rapidly accelerating pace of disruption and innovation we are all witnessing,” said Patrick Bosworth, Duetto’s founder and CEO. “RSS is the only industry conference that focuses exclusively on disruption in our industry, and the forces propelling it forward. Lee is a leading practitioner, whose time at Expedia and Facebook, and now at Alibaba, reflect the extent to which new players and new models are not just entering the scene, but coming to dominate it. Michael is a noted philanthropist and visionary whose work in analytics and strategic planning in an era of disruption is pioneering and evocative. His book The Mobile Wave reveals insights about what is already unleashed as we all move to mobile devices. We look forward to their comments to launch a day filled with inspired debate, discussion and networking.”

Panel presentations will include:

  • Rise of the Titans: Next-Gen OTAs, Meta, and
  • Innovators Insight: Virtual Reality
  • New Players, New Models: Disruptive Technologies
  • The View from the Street
  • Mergers and Acquisitions: If Comp Sets Become Obsolete for Revenue Evaluation, What’s Next?
  • Cloud Centric: The New Tech Stack and What it Means for Operations and Revenue
  • Blue Ocean: Personalization and the Guest Experience

“As the pace of change continues to escalate in the digital marketplace, it has become even more critical to understand where the disruption is coming from and where it’s going and to identify new methods and techniques to manage in turbulent times,” said co-host of the summit Cindy Estis Green, CEO and co-founder of Kalibri Labs LLC. “Attendees at RSS 2017 will get the latest insights on the distribution landscape and learn about new business models and the opportunities they present for doing business better—and even more important, in ways we can provide both a better guest experience and still operate at optimal profitability.”