As some of you will already have heard, I have accepted the position of Business Intelligence Director at TripAdvisor for Business--the part of TripAdvsor that sells products and services to businesses rather than consumers. The largest part of T4B as this side of the business is called internally is selling direct links to hotel web sites that appear right next to the hotel reviews on TripAdvisor.com. Subscribers are also able to make special offers ("free parking", "20% off", "a free bottle of wine with your meal", . . .) directly on the TripAdvisor site. Another T4B product is listings for vacation rental properties. There is a lot of data, and a lot of questions to be answered!
I will continue to contribute to this blog and I will continue to work with Gordon and Brij on the data mining courses that Data Miners produces. TripAdvisor is based in Newton, Massachusetts--not far from my home in Cambridge. It will be novel going home every night after work!