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Day: July 13, 2022

Travel Intrepid

The second post from Girish Altekar on Intrepid technology and applications*. The introductory post is here and all our re-published intrepid posts are here.

Let’s look at the Travel Intrepid. 

When attempting to book a travel plan that is the cheapest or has the most convenient schedule or is the most flexible, we typically use multiple travel sites and go through multiple iterations with dates, connecting cities etc. to arrive at an optimum booking. In each of the iterations, reentry of travel dates, preferences, and other pieces of data is required. Even after an acceptable itinerary is created, travel info, passport info, Known Traveler Numbers etc. for all travelers in your family needs to be reentered again and again for every trip you plan. 

Try the Travel Profile Intrepid (at, a structured version of your family’s travel profile. This profile allows you to capture your family’s relatively static travel data and preferences, and you can create a new one for a new trip by changing only the trip data (dates, destinations etc.). Once a trip/travel profile is created, you can use it to search for itineraries many times at Intrepid compatible sites by simply tweaking the new Travel Intrepid. When an itinerary is created, all the data needed to book the itinerary is already with the travel provider.  

Create your own Travel Profile Intrepid at and upload it back to see its contents. For testing, you can create it with as much or as little, real, or fake, data. Only your correct email is required to deliver your Travel Profile Intrepid to you. All data entered at is purged when the Intrepid is transmitted – none of it is stored. Try it out.

We are interested in your feedback.

Previous Intrepid related posts available at

Introduction –

Future Topics

Travel Intrepid – this
Resume Intrepid
Other Intrepids 
Personal Health Profile Intrepid
Data Preferences Intrepid
Support / Receipt Intrepid
An Invoicing / Payment application
State Government Applications 
Summing it up And Current Status

*Disclosure: I am an advisor to the Intrepid team.

Introduction to Intrepids

This is a guest post from friend and colleague Girish Altekar, who has been working on this idea and technology for some time. I have been involved as an advisor for a couple of years, and will be republishing the series of posts he refers to below. Check it out…

Be Intrepid on the web

Over the next few days, we take the wraps off a new way to manage personal data. We will showcase applications that empower individuals to manage and reuse their data efficiently while enhancing data privacy, increasing data control, and facilitating genuine competitiveness in marketplaces they are interested in. Our Intrepids technology is a liberating technology for data owners as, untethered from call centers, complex web sites, and repeated data entry, data owners are free to go about their lives feeling secure about their personal data and knowing that their Intrepid driven requests are being honored accurately.

Businesses benefit also. The authentication and accuracy that is built into Intrepid driven data transfer empowers business applications to rely on actual dependable user data, instead of screen scraping and heuristics. Dependable data reduces the need for data verification and cleansing and drives the creation of new innovative applications that reduce business costs and improve customer experience. 

A key difference between Intrepids and other approaches is that user data encapsulated in Intrepids stays with users, not with or related servers. Intrepid servers facilitate the data transfer, but all user data is purged when the requested user transaction is completed.

These posts are intended to generate two kinds of interest.

  1. We want to see if there is user interest in a privacy mechanism such as Intrepids. Please feel free to try out any application and give us your feedback if you think Intrepids, if/when widely adopted, may be useful to you.
  2. We are also looking for strategic business partners who may be interested in exploring the use of Intrepids for their businesses and customers. Remember that any repetitive or burdensome data transfer can be eliminated by using Intrepids.

We would be honored if you felt like passing these posts on to colleagues and friends who may have an interest. 

In the next post we start with the first Intrepid example.

Future Topics

Previous Intrepid related posts available at

  • Introduction – this
  • Travel Intrepid 
  • Resume Intrepid
  • Other Intrepids 
  • Personal Health Profile Intrepid
  • Data Preferences Intrepid
  • Support / Receipt Intrepid
  • An Invoicing / Payment application
  • State Government Applications 
  • Summing it up And Current Status

Kentico to focus on CMS & DXP

Kontent by Kentico announced that they raised an investment of $40 million from Expedition Growth Capital and became a standalone enterprise. Now, which originally started in 2015 as an internal startup within Kentico, will operate as a separate company, focused on targeting high-level enterprise organizations. This allows Kentico Xperience to return to its roots and refresh its name to Kentico. Petr Palas, the founder of Kentico, is now Chairman of the Board for both companies and the newly formed board has appointed Dominik Pinter, as Chief Executive Officer of Kentico.

Kentico started with a content management system (CMS) in 2004 and have since created two products: a digital experience platform (DXP) with content management, digital marketing, and commerce capabilities, and a headless CMS. In May 2020, the company split into two divisions; Kentico Xperience (DXP) and Kontent by Kentico (headless CMS). 

The investment into the Kontent by Kentico division will be redirected straight into the DXP. With heavy investment in product development, the plan is to hire at least 60 more people over the next 12 months to join the 160+ global team.

Elastic enhances cross-cluster search and replication

Elastic, the company behind Elasticsearch, announced enhancements to its cross-cluster search and cross-cluster replication capabilities with interoperability between self-managed deployments and Elastic Cloud, now generally available. Customers can seamlessly search data across multiple Elasticsearch clusters deployed on-premises, on Kubernetes, and in the cloud.

Cross-cluster search enables users to search across multiple clusters and visualize data in one coherent view for deeper insights. Cross-cluster replication allows customers to replicate data between clusters regardless of their physical location (cloud or on-premises) and deployment model. Features include:

  • Streamlining workflows with a single user interface to search and replicate data between Elasticsearch clusters regardless of environment—on-premises, public cloud, hybrid, and multi-cloud.
  • Enabling customers to minimize risk and increase operational efficiency while retaining complete visibility of their data throughout the gradual migration of on-premises workloads to the cloud.
  • Optimizing customers’ ability to troubleshoot production applications, analyze security events, and manage where their sensitive data resides.
  • Improving disaster recovery scenarios where data redundancy and business continuity are critical, while increasing service resilience and lowering latency.

Gilbane Advisor 7-13-22 — The Datasaurus, harmful enough?

This week we feature articles from Fabio Chiusano, and Jeff Jarvis.

Additional reading comes from Ivo Velitchkov & George Anadiotis, Siyuan Zhou, and Tanushree Shenwai.

News comes from Ontotext, Acquia, W3C, DataStax, and BigCommerce.

Reminder: If you’ve missed any recent issues you can see them here.

Opinion / Analysis

Are summary statistics enough when analyzing data?

Not really. Fabio Chiusano provides a fun and useful reminder why. (3 min).

How harmful is it?

As the UK gets ready to regulate harmful (including legal but harmful) speech online, the appointed regulator, Ofcom, released its annual survey of users. It’s informative to see just how concerned UK citizens seem to be about the internet… Not terribly.

Jeff Jarvis takes a critical look. (6 min).

All Gilbane Advisor issues

More Reading…

Content technology news

Ontotext releases GraphDB 10

Includes smarter cluster architecture for better resilience, reduced infrastructure costs, faster graph analytics and enhanced search integration.

Acquia adds data subject deletion requests to Acquia CDP

To help organizations using Acquia Customer Data Platform (CDP) to comply with data subject requests and privacy laws in general.

W3C to become a public-interest non-profit organization

By incorporating, W3C is replacing its original Hosted model while preserving and boosting its open web standards developing work.

DataStax’s Astra Streaming now supports for Kafka and RabbitMQ

A managed messaging and event streaming service built on Apache Pulsar, with built-in API support for Kafka, RabbitMQ and Java Message Service (JMS).

BigCommerce expands in Europe and South America

With the localized tech and agency partner ecosystem, BigCommerce will enable merchants to build and scale their online businesses.

All content technology news

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