Posted August 26, 2013

Phil Hammer, ProcureApp

Open Book and Flex travel has moved beyond the hype, buzz, debate, innuendos and debunks. Companies such as NEC, Google, Salesforce, Cognizant and the silent majority have moved towards execution. Read More »
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Posted August 26, 2013

Tom Ruesink, Ruesink Consulting Group

"Open Booking: Inevitable, Optimal or Abysmal?" I won't give away the ending, but we'll take an honest and thoughtful look at how this movement could positively and negatively affect leverage, behavior, policy, normalization and traveler empowerment. Read More »
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Posted August 26, 2013

Mat Orrego, Cornerstone Information Systems

If you read the trade presses, the business travel sector is outdated, inefficient and ripe for change. Whether the topic is "open bookings" or creating a "one size fits all" standard for data, there remain many unanswered questions as to who the "winners" and "losers" might be when it comes to managing business travel. Read More »
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Posted August 26, 2013

Amanda Hanlin, HRG Meetings, Groups and Events

As a growing number of organisations realise the opportunity of saving money by gaining control of their meetings, groups and events needs, the desire to achieve consistency on a global basis becomes apparent and global meetings, group and events RFPs are beginning to take shape. Read More »
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Posted August 26, 2013

The Beat Live Keynote Vote 2013

Click the links below to see what each candidate in this year's Keynote Vote intends to discuss. All readers of The Beat should have received an emailed ballot via a SurveyMonkey poll. If you did not,... Read More »
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Posted August 19, 2013

Concur CEO Steve Singh To Kick Off The Beat Live

Concur seems to be everywhere, buying up industry players and championing a new travel management model. What's next? Join us in Miami at The Beat Live, September 30-October 2, and ask opening keynote speaker chairman and CEO Steve Singh yourself. Read More »
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Posted July 9, 2013

Register For The Beat Live!

The Beat declared a certain "direct connect" program dead, but ideas for new models abound. Don't miss The Beat Live 2013 in Miami, featuring headlining roles by Concur CEO Steve Singh and IATA's Eric... Read More »
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Posted May 16, 2013

Mark Your Calendar! The Beat Live 2013

The Beat Live 2013 will take place Sept. 30-Oct. 2 in Miami. More details to come...

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Posted October 22, 2012

Concur Open Booking Program Forcing 'Hard Questions'

Concur late last month met with some suppliers and a number of large corporate accounts to talk about its Open Booking initiative. People familiar with the proceedings said the participants were happy Concur is working to capture data on bookings made outside the traditional global distribution system/travel management company setup, challenging as such a program could be. Read More »
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Posted October 11, 2012 - Nashville
Rob Greyber

INTERVIEW: Egencia President Rob Greyber

Egencia president Rob Greyber last month at The Beat Live sat in the Hot Seat to field questions from The Beat founder Jay Campbell, readers and audience members on ancillary airline services, agent interfaces and how Egencia resembles but also differs from other TMCs. Read More »
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