Gus Balbontin

Gus Balbontin
Global Innovation Manager, Lonely Planet

Website | @lonelyplanet

Gus is a strategy and innovation expert. He specializes in leading complex cross-business transformation initiatives that require significant operational restructures with minimum disruption to the business. He has a knack for incubating and integrating new products, market opportunities, platforms and technologies into existing businesses. Gus is playing a lead role in Lonely Planet’s transformation from print publisher into a multiformat publisher.


General Metropolitan East
Moderated by:
neal hoskins (WingedChariot)
Gus Balbontin (Lonely Planet), Michel Kripalani (Oceanhouse Media), Pete Myers (BirdsInTheHand, LLC)
Average rating: **...
(2.94, 16 ratings)
Join the creators of award winning apps from BirdsEye, Gourmet Live, Lonely Planet, Winged Chariot, and Oceanhouse to learn how they've incorporated features such as crowd-sourcing, augmented reality, animation, multiple languages, location awareness, online community and more for "state of the app" experiences. Read more.
Keynote Metropolitan East
Please note: This and all other keynotes will be live streamed and recorded.
Gus Balbontin (Lonely Planet)
Average rating: ***..
(3.55, 22 ratings)
In this presentation, Lonely Planet's Gus Balbontin shares stories from his company's digital hard knocks and wins, and offers some reasons why as important as change is, it's even more important not to lose sight of your core strengths in the process. Read more.
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  • Qualcomm
  • codeMantra
  • Impelsys Inc.
  • Aptara
  • Bowker
  • Connotate
  • HP
  • Jouve North America
  • LibreDigital
  • Malloy
  • MarkLogic
  • Random House, Inc.
  • SPi Global
  • Sterling Commerce
  • Baker & Taylor
  • The BookMasters Group
  • Constellation
  • Jacquette Consulting
  • Mashery
  • Silverchair
  • Wolfram
  • Smashwords, Inc.

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