Matt James is Senior Manager, Corporate Strategy & Business Development @ Amadeus Asia Pacific.
Based in Bangkok, Matt's role is to look outside of Amadeus and identify companies in Asia Pacific that have cool technology and great solutions that Amadeus could look to collaborate with to enhance the travel experience.
Originally from the UK, Matt started his career in the travel industry in London before moving to work for an online travel agency in Australia.
He joined Amadeus Pacific in Sydney in 2005. In 2008 he moved to Bangkok and held a variety of roles before finding his home in the Corporate Strategy & Business Development team where he has been since 2010.
Matt loves technology and gadgets and hopes that one day someone will invent a real flux-capacitor. You can find him searching on Kickstarter for the latest cool invention or dreaming of owning his own vineyard.
Amadeus is a leading provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel industry. Customer groups include travel providers (e.g. airlines, hotels, rail and ferry operators, etc.), travel sellers (travel agencies and websites), and travel buyers (corporations and travel management companies).The Amadeus group employs around 14,000 people worldwide, across central sites in Madrid (corporate headquarters), Nice (development) and Erding (operations), as well as over 70 local Amadeus Commercial Organisations globally and has a presence in more than 190 countries.The group operates a transaction-based business model.
Amadeus Next is not just another corporate startup program, incubator or accelerator, its aim is to build and foster the leading travel tech startup community in Asia Pacific. Amadeus Next mentors, nurtures and partners with startups in Asia Pacific to take them to the Next level on their journey to scale into awesome companies. Amadeus Next also builds an ecosystem of like-minded partners and organisations that are equally as excited about travel tech.More information can be found at: www.next.amadeus.com.