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Joshua Ryan-Saha
Director, Traveltech for Scotland
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Joshua is the Director of Traveltech for Scotland. He works at the University of Edinburgh’s Edinburgh Futures Institute where he leads on the application of data-driven innovation for the tourism and festival sectors.

He previously worked at The Data Lab where he led programmers to improve data science skills across Scotland. He joined from Nesta where he established the £10m Longitude Prize, which featured on BBC Horizon’s 50th Anniversary Episode. Prior to joining Nesta in October 2013, Joshua worked in Bosnia and Herzegovina developing and delivering projects related to constitutional reform and reconciliation.

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I'm keen to meet with travel and technology folks across the globe!

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  • Thanks for sharing - this is a fantastic idea

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    Safari Wallet 1 year ago

  • We are now in the match-making phase of our project trying to use technology in alleviating hospitality staff shortages! Here is a link to four 'tech' briefs for traveltech companies: They are in the areas of: Staff location a... show more

  • Hi everyone - I'm Josh, the Director of Traveltech for Scotland We're doing a project looking at the role of technology in alleviating staff shortage pressures in tourism and hospitality. (see more here: show more

  • On a linked point - there is a great new train travel platform in the UK called Trainhugger show more

  • Great question - short answer, a bit, but not perhaps enough! I'd love to get Travel Massive's thoughts on the best open-source software available for travel! We want to keep the content relevant and useful, so I'd love to more videos online around th... show more