Responding to the New Challenges of the Travel Industry | Emily Dresner

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Emily Dresner is Chief Technology Officer at Upside Business Travel. Emily has built and scaled a department initially of 5 engineers to a team of 60 across 11 teams including multiple product development teams, a machine learning/AI team, DevOps, data engineering, security, infrastructure and quality engineering.

Upside Business Travel is revolutionizing travel management for small to mid-sized companies. We hear about how Upside is in place to react and adapt to the current pandemic that has affected the logistics of the travel industry greatly.

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0:50 – The service Upside Business Travel Provides

1:49 – Emily’s role as Chief Technology Officer and career background

4:26 – How Upside is recovering and rebounding from the pandemic

5:38 – How the pandemic has created permanent change in the travel industry

7:00 – How Upside has adapted to 100% remote working and the tech used to make this a smooth transition

9:48 – Remotely recruiting and taking on new staff

10:55 – An overview of the products under Upside

12:51 – Supporting multiple products

13:59 – Where Emily finds inspiration when taking on new challenges