Posted August 25, 2014

Concur's Koetting Wins The Beat Live Keynote Vote

You, The Beat's readers, have spoken. After another very tight race, Concur's Mike Koetting will deliver the closing keynote presentation at The Beat Live on Oct. 8 in New Orleans. Read More »
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Posted August 11, 2014

Dan Ruch, Rocketrip

Business travel managers are focusing on the wrong triggers. Let's stop hovering a stick over our employees. When provided the right motivation in the form of a tangible benefit, employees will willing and enthusiastically exhibit compliant behavior. Read More »
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Posted August 11, 2014

Glenn Hollister, ZS Associates

Over the past couple of years there has been a lot of discussion, hype and argument about open booking and Managed Travel 2.0. Unfortunately, most of the discussion has been based on opinions and solitary case studies. The question remains: is there real demand for this new way of managing travel or not? Read More »
Posted August 11, 2014

Angelo Contreras, Sabre

The trend of customer centricity is enabling airlines to leverage technology to deliver personalized services across the entire customer journey while optimizing distribution channels. This has a direct impact and benefit to all customers, included those in acquired through corporate travel management. Read More »
Posted August 11, 2014

Reggie Aggarwal, Cvent

As a successful entrepreneur I will shed some light on the difficult lessons and best practices I’ve learned during my career, explore the significant role technology has to play in the advancement of meetings and events and share my perspectives on the future of this industry. Read More »
Posted August 11, 2014

Mike Koetting, Concur

The TMCs of the Future. It's no secret the rise of consumer tools and increased traveler data has created challenges for TMCs and corporate travel managers: fragmented data, lack of visibility, compliance control and so on, but they have provided so much opportunity too. Read More »
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Posted August 11, 2014

Tom Botts, Denihan

Airline revenue management is well known but hotel revenue management is becoming equally sophisticated—and possibly equally frustrating! I will explain how hotels think about revenue management which is (thankfully) very different from the airline industry (and it isn't just because the hospitality industry actually is hospitable.) Read More »
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Posted August 11, 2014

Michael Jacques, Databasics

Consolidation in business travel technology: Going, going ... gone too far? Choices are narrowing as demand increases for new and better ways to manage business travel. Is the convenience of a single source worth it? Read More »
Posted August 11, 2014

The Beat Live Keynote Vote 2014

Click the links below (presented alphabetically) to see what each candidate in this year's Keynote Vote intends to discuss. All readers of The Beat should have received an email directing th... Read More »
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Posted July 23, 2014

Talking Tech At The Beat Live

Corporate travel technology is at the heart of The Beat's coverage, and this year's The Beat Live conference in New Orleans in October won't skimp on tech talk either. Read More »
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