Contributor Profile

Olaf Slater

Job TitleDirector Strategy & Innovation

Company NameSabre Hospitality


Olaf Slater, Senior Director International Strategy & Innovation, is responsible for regional and market specific strategies, new product ideas and partnerships. SHS is the global leader in SaaS-based distribution, operations, retailing, and guest experience and enterprise intelligence solutions for the hospitality industry. An e-commerce Pioneer and Tech Evangelist at heart, Olaf Slater started his career in travel in the 90’s when he built one of the first online booking engines, after deciding to relocate from Canada to Germany. Innovation and disruption have since been a primary focus in all roles, facilitating successful ecommerce pivots at numerous companies in travel. Previously he held positions in public and private equity backed businesses in the tourism industry in Germany, the UK and the USA, including Travel Technology businesses where he led the evolution and repositioning of the e-commerce and Developer Solutions portfolio in the tourism industry. Olaf Slater is a certified specialist in the areas of Digital Disruption, Innovation and Strategy from leading universities such as MIT, Columbia and INSEAD.

Conference Sessions

  • Responding to the Evolving Definition of Travel Retail

    Tuesday14:45 - 15:155 Nov 2019
    TF Keynote Theatre

    Hospitality providers today are looking to move from buying economic quantities of goods and selling them to consumers, to fulfilling consumers’ desires with a ...

    • Language: English

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