Summary Gino Goossens

Summary

At TUI Travel PLC I am responsible for driving the global (technology) innovation and vision for a new social travel community (Cheqqer) role out in all TUI source markets. Prior is to continuously enhance the innovation on behalf of TUI's customers globally.TUI Travel PLC has become one of the world’s leading international leisure travel groups operating in over 180 countries with more than 35 million customers in 30 source markets. Specialized in select E-Commerce industries: - Retail (Travel, Sports, Brands, ...) - Consumer Packaged Goods (Coca Cola, Unilver, ...) - Branded Manufacturing & Services (HP, Microsoft, UPC, ...) Specialized in Web Analytics: - Omniture (Site Catalyst, HBX, Visual Science, ...) - WebTrends (Visitor Intelligence, Analytics, Score, ...) - Google Analytics - Web Analytics Vendor Selection (RFP, Requirements, KPI's, ...) I have authored articles and spoken at several conferences, most of them on innovation, semantic web, recommendation systems technologies, industry innovation and social intelligence for E-Commerce/ Travel industry and service orientated systems.

Specialties:

- Social Communities/ Media - Innovation (Online) - International/ Multilingual Online initiatives - Technology vision - Recommendation systems - Enterprise computing - Cloud computing - Functional web architectures - Service oriented systems (Travel) - Web services, social intelligence - Machine learning - Information retrieval strategist Twitter user since 2007: @ginogoossens Location iPhone: 51.881443, 4.565935

Work History

Work History
Sep 2008 - Present

Founder

Trip Essentials. Plan and Go!

Trip Essentials goes beyond search and entering the world of Serendipity (discovery). What's the difference? Search is what you do when you're looking for something. Serendipity is when something extraordinary that you didn't know existed, or didn't know how to ask for, finds you.Trip Essentials (TripEss) is an online Travel service designed to make your Travel experience more active and stimulating. Trip Essentials Travel service can help you, while you explore different Travel websites (e.a. lastminute, expedia, booking, hotels etc.) discover, save and share your future plans with friends, family, colleagues and locals.

Feb 2009 - Present

Director Technology & Operations (CTO)

Cheqqer HQ (TUI Travel PLC)

At TUI Travel PLC I am responsible for driving the global (technology) innovation and vision for a new social travel community (Cheqqer) role out in all TUI source markets. Prior is to continuously enhance the innovation on behalf of TUI's customers globally.Created on 3 September 2007 from the merger of First Choice Holidays PLC and the Tourism Division of TUI AG, TUI Travel PLC has become the world’s leading international leisure travel groups operating in over 180 countries with more than 35 million customers in 30 source markets.

Mar 1995 - Feb 2009

Founder

Moore Intelligence

At Moore Intelligence I am responsible for General management and at client side; site search, business intelligence, customer intelligence, Web Analytics, contextual targeting, behavioral targeting, product recommendations and personalization technologies.

Clients we worked for:

  • Elmar Travel: Dynamic Packaging, travel module package holidays, Universal Rating Technology
  • Transavia.com: Travel business case, travel module package holidays (part of Air France/ KLM)
  • Marktplaats.nl: Travel business case, travel module package holidays (part of eBay)
  • VakantieDiscounter: Technology Integration (Travel)
  • O'Neill: E-Commerce business case (Sports brand/ retail)
  • D-Reizen: E-Commerce business case, web analytics, marketing tool set (Travel/ retail)
  • Whitbread PLC: Online marketing, Collective Intelligence (Hospitality)