Simone Puorto is a former hotel General Manager, consultant, author of two best-selling books on hotel marketing, contributor for the major blogs in the industry, and MBA lecturer for schools such as Les Roches, ESSEC, and LUISS. He is the founder and CEO of Travel Singularity, the consulting firm whose vision is to solve the growing needs for connecting the dots between digital disruption and existing technologies in hotels. Over his career, spanning across over 20 years, he consulted for international hotel groups such as Divani Hotels Collection in Greece, Library Hotels Collection in New York, and The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts in Asia and Europe, helped to consolidate one of the largest hotel chains in Italy, and he advised for countless travel tech companies worldwide. He often refers to himself as “Renaissance Futurist.” He is a firm believer and supporter of post-human, anti-speciesists, and transhumanist values, such as neuroenhancement, morphological freedom, biohacking, cyborg, and animal rights. He lives in Paris, France, with his wife and cats.