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Ex-SAP Executive Srinivas Rapthadu Switches Hat, Joins TravelUR's Advisory Board

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CEO Insights Team

CEO Insights Team

Srinivas Rapthadu, former SAP Executive, joins TravelUR, India’s first travel social network aiming to enhance the platform with AI, Cognitive Computing and RPA. He will leverage his experience as technology evangelist & business leader, and his expertise in value creation through emerging technologies to put the company on fast track.

Currently the Senior Director of Analytics CC, Srinivas brings with him over 20 years of rich experience, which adds huge credit to TravelUR. During his last role, he was working for SAP Private Equity Group and led business development and strategic initiatives with private equity firms through individual and cross portfolio value creation activities and executive workshops.

We are very excited to have Srinivas join our Advisory Board at TravelUR. His experience as technology evangelist and business leader, and his expertise in value creation through digital transformation for better business outcomes across industries.

Welcoming Srinivasa to the family, Sunil Konduru, Founder & CEO, Travelur, says, “We are very excited to have Srinivas join our Advisory Board at TravelUR. His experience as technology evangelist and business leader, and his expertise in value creation through digital transformation for better business outcomes across industries and Lobs will be a significant asset to guide us on strategy to be a leading intelligent social travel platform. “

Founded in 2015, TravelUR is India’s first social travel network allowing users to plan hassle free while connecting with fellow travelers and local suppliers through social engagement tools. It combines social interaction and travel-related-commerce services with an analytics-based with AI integration. Initially launched in the mid of 2017 in India, company made good progress, acquiring over 57,000 active users, 35,000 App downloads, established presence in 850 destinations and developed 220 vacation packages in 32 countries worldwide.

Speaking on his new role, Srinivas Rapthadu, says, ”There is a huge potential of value creation through Robotics Process Automation (RPA), Cognitive & Artificial Intelligence in Travel space addressing the dynamic needs of Consumers and Suppliers. With a vision to incorporate such innovations, TravelUR re-built on emerging technologies - taps into Indian travel market that has great growth potential through an accessible and highly engaging intelligent platform giving tailored end-to-end solutions to consumers, and real-time intelligence & higher user engagement to fragmented service providers. With robust outlook for Travel & Tourism sector in India with forecasted (2016 to 2026) market share growth from $157 Bn to $418 Bn, I am thrilled to join TravelUR team and be part of their phenomenal journey ahead.”