Nathan Blecharcyzk
CTO, Airbnb


Nathan is the technical architect behind Airbnb. A pragmatist who translates vision and design into tangible product through fast iterations, Nathan uses data to identify and pursue high-growth opportunities. Under his leadership, the engineering team has developed a robust, secure marketplace which now facilitates a massive amount of commerce each day.

Nathan got an early start in business and technology when he founded an online marketing company while still in high school. Since then he has worked as a program manager at Microsoft, engineer at OPNET Technologies, and lead developer at Batiq. Nathan graduated with a degree in Computer Science from Harvard University.


Business & Strategy Ballroom F
Greg Sterling (Sterling Market Intelligence), Nathan Blecharcyzk (Airbnb), Adam Goldstein (Hipmunk), Gregg Brockway (TripIt)
With the web, the travel industry has seen an increase in innovation, but serious challenges remain. How do you build loyalty, crowdsource information and context, and mobile apps all at once? Other challenges and opportunities include defining location, creating smarter search, and increasing relevancy. Hear how these companies are charging ahead. Read more.
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