Dave Stewart is the CEO of Travelshift ehf, a travel technology company that uses AI and NLG to generate personalised vacation packages with complete itineraries and optimised routing for regional trips. Founded more than 10 years ago, the company is the leading Online Travel Agency in Iceland with its Guide to Iceland business, and it extended into the European leisure travel market last year by launching Guide to Europe.
Prior to joining Travelshift as CEO a year ago, Dave was Chairman of the Board of the company. He was previously the Head of Private Equity at State Street Global Advisors where he was responsible as Chief Investment Officer for more than $7B of assets in the US, Europe, and Asia. During his 27-year career as a private equity investor, Dave served on more than 10 company boards and was based in Hong Kong for two years.
On Startup Iceland 2023, Dave will discuss Travelshift’s approach to using AI to drive its scalable platform and will cover both its potential and limitations during his talk.