Dakota Smith

Chief Strategy Officer
Hopper Inc.

Dakota Smith Chief Strategy Officer
Dakota leads a cross-functional business and growth team and is responsible for aligning user growth with supply growth and business interests at Hopper. He plays a central role in developing the company’s product development roadmap and setting the company’s focus areas. Dakota directs growth, revenue and business strategies for Hopper as the company aims to grow sales and headcount +100% YoY. Under his leadership, Hopper has become one of the fastest growing travel apps ever with over 35 million installs and over 100 million trips planned on the app. Prior to joining Hopper, Dakota was working in the online travel space in Hong Kong.


Thursday, May 16, 2019 12:40 PM – 1:05 PM

Executive Roundtable: Direct and Connected: Is NDC Ready for Take-off?

IATA´s New Distribution Capabilities play a significant role, especially in Europe where direct connect and direct distribution strategies for airlines are at the forefront. But who pays the bill? This session will discuss the impact of NDC on the travel marketplace.

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