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PhoCusWright Recognizes FlightCaster Cofounder

April 11, 2011 By: George Dooley Travel Agent



Evan Konwiser, cofounder of FlightCaster, was named the winner of PhoCusWright’s Travel Industry Young Leadership Award. Konwiser, an inaugural member of PhoCusWright research's Class of 35, won the $10,000 PhoCusWright conference or research credit for his company.

PhoCusWright annually selects up to 35 elite young leaders in the travel, tourism and hospitality industries to be part of its Class of 35, a year-long executive development program for rising stars aged 35 and under. The 2011 program kicks off at The Young Leaders [email protected] PhoCusWright Conference, taking place in Hollywood, FL, from Nov. 15-17.

Konwiser won the $10,000 PhoCusWright prize for his presentation on the future of mobile technology in the travel industry. His winning presentation is featured on the FlightCaster blog.

FlightCaster is a mobile software app that aims to predict flight delays by using an advanced algorithm that scours data on domestic flights going back for the past 10years and matches it to real-time conditions.

Participants in the Class of 35 gain access to a range of events and contests, both during The PhoCusWright conference and throughout the year, designed to accelerate professional growth. Members are eligible to compete for the Travel Industry Young Leadership Award by providing a case study or presentation highlighting their experience and key takeaways from The Young Leaders Summit and the PhoCusWright conference.

PhoCusWright is currently accepting applications for the 2011 Class of 35.


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By George Dooley | April 11, 2011
Gives $10,000 Travel Industry Young Leadership Award to Evan Konwiser, cofounder of FlightCaster.
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