Andrew Sanders, VP, Travel & Hospitality, DataArt was requested to speak at an educational session at the world’s leading hospitality technology show, HITEC. The topic – blockchain – is becoming central in travel discussions and is considered to be a major area of disruptive innovation in 2017-18.
San Francisco – based ride-sharing app Uber is rapidly growing and changing the surface of the industry. The app that "connects dots" creates lots of opportunities: on the one hand it gives people one more transportation option, and on the other hand it makes possible for occasional drivers to boost their income.
However, Uber has been facing legal issues in several countries where the main problem is a growing grudge of taxi drivers and authorities. Unprecedented power Uber has demonstrated in the battle with New York Major, Bill de Blasio, where the sides agreed not to cap for-hire vehicle company growth in New York. But in Germany Uber services have been outlawed as there are rules such as a ban on car-hire services accepting a new order while a passenger is in the vehicle, severely hamper Uber’s ability to match drivers with customers.