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How Expedia Group Is Addressing Traveler Pain Points While Bringing Some Fun Back To Travel Planning

For years, Expedia Group has powered and influenced some of the most unforgettable travel experiences, and their brands are among the best-known names in global travel. The company is at the cutting edge when it comes to Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), with those tools enabling customers to discover new destinations, plan and structure their trips without hesitation. That’s all by design according to Candice Tang, Vice President of Technology, Developer Experience with Expedia Group. “AI covers everything from booking to shopping to how travelers change their flights,” she says about the importance of AI platforms. “We’ve been using AI for years building on our platform’s capabilities to simplify our traveler’s experience.” Candice, who has been in the position for a year, focuses on the developer experience and leads a team that streamlines and automates routine tasks, so developers can focus on what they do best– solving tough tech challenges. Her team has...

Dec 8, 2023

From Tech Deep Dives To The Music Stage, AFROTECH Conference 2023 Was The Place To Be — Now It's Headed To Houston, TX

AFROTECH Conference 2023 is now in the record books, and it was a history-making event. With 25,000 participants and 170 corporate and enterprise partners, AFROTECH was at its biggest and best. From Nov. 1-5, 2023, ticket holders excited for growth and opportunity took over the city of Austin, TX, to learn from industry experts and like-minded individuals. AFROTECH Conference is a top-tier experience. From the fashionable looks of attendees to the life-long connections made, so much went down this year and changed the game for all who pulled up.

Nov 7, 2023

See You Later — AFROTECH Conference 2023 Has Wrapped Up For The Year

The iconic musical film, “Dreamgirls,” was full of memorable songs. However, the ending came with the farewell tune, “It’s Hard To Say Goodbye.” Now that AFROTECH has ended, those lyrics land differently in real life. Austin, TX, was hit again with over 20,000 attendees taking over the city with unique goals to elevate their professional careers while also building their social network.  

Nov 5, 2023

AFROTECH Conference 2023: Timbaland Discusses How Black Creatives Can Leverage The Power Of AI

If you feel nostalgia when you hear Aaliyah’s “One In a Million” or Ginuwine’s “Pony,” then you have been impacted by the musical prowess of mega-producer Timbaland. With a decades-long musical catalog and an ever-evolving entrepreneurial strategy, the Virginia native shared his insight and expertise at AFROTECH 2023.

Nov 2, 2023

AFROTECH Day 1: Set The Vibe, Set The Intention, Show The Scale

It’s here, fam! Hopefully, you are getting settled in, but the time has come for you to hit the ground running. Let’s make this year’s AFROTECH Conference the best one yet! As you lay out that fire outfit, get your mind right. It’s opening day, and it’s all about setting the tone. Take a look at today’s schedule below:

Nov 1, 2023