Managing Director Travel & Hospitality (Silicon Valley)
Plug and Play
Lio Chen is Managing Director of the Travel and Hospitality Center of Innovation at Plug and Play. Based in Silicon Valley, Chen is responsible for managing and growing the overall travel ecosystem for Plug and Play, connecting emerging tech startups with established travel and hospitality corporations.
In the past 10+ years, Chen devoted his career to B2B SaaS companies in the hospitality industry. He joined Nor1 as one of the founding members and later co-founded LodgIQ. Chen’s extensive experience entails leading customer success and growth, delivering sales support & professional services as well as overseeing business operations with a special focus on strategic initiatives and product engineering. Chen holds a M.S. in Hospitality Management from Purdue University.