Fireside chat: Brian Dove, CTO of SkyScanner (sold to Ctrip for $1.7 billion)

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 18:00
Startup Grind London


Bryan Dove is Chief Technology Officer at Skyscanner, which was sold to Ctrip in 2016 for $1.7 billion. Ctrip is the biggest Chinese online travel company.

Prior to joining Skyscanner, Bryan was a Director of Engineering at Amazon Web Service’s S3, where he led his team to launch a number of new customer features including S3 event notifications and S3 cross-region replication.

Previously, Bryan held multiple roles at Microsoft and was the Head of Data Engineering at Skype where he founded and led a globally distributed team to build Skype's real-time big data architecture.


6:00 pm Networking, Drinks

7:00 pm Fireside Chat

8:00 pm Networking, Drinks

9:00 pm Finish

Speaker: Bryan Dove - Skyscanner

Hosted By: Marian Gazdik, London Director

MD, Europe at Startup Grind.

Founder of BrainTrust, a think-tank helping top tech CEOs scale globally. Advisory board member at T-Mobile Czech Republic and Telekom Slovakia, mentor at Virgin Startup. Marian was featured in New Europe 100 (organised by Financial Times, Google, Respublica and Visegrad Fund), the list of outstanding challengers who are leading world class innovation from Central and Eastern Europe. Twitter: @mgazdik

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