Bob Diener

Co-founder of Hotels.com and Getaroom.com

Speaker: Industry Disruptors: How Innovation Will Change our Lives

Bob is the co-founder and President of getaroom.com, which was awarded the best hotel booking site by frommers.com. After receiving his law degree from Cornell where he was an editor of the Cornell Law Review, Bob practiced securities and corporate law with the firm of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher. He co-founded Hotels Reservations Network which became hotels.com, took it public in 2000 and merged it with Expedia in 2003.

As a leading travel industry expert, Bob is a frequent source for many major news organizations as well as a recurrent guest on many television and radio stations including NBC, CNN and Fox News. Bob is featured on KGO radio San Francisco every Sunday and his articles have been published on sites such as the Harvard Business Review and aish.com. Bob is the author of two books – the Biblical Secrets to Business Success and the Savvy Traveler. 

Bob has taught the Business Practice course at the Cornell Law School and has been a scholar in residence at the University of Florida Entrepreneurship program. He was recently awarded the Alumni Entrepreneur of the year by the University of Florida. He serves on the National Board of Directors of AIPAC, Israel Bonds, and the Hasbara Fellowships. Bob lives in Miami with his family and is an avid triathlete and kitesurfer.