Posted September 3, 2013

Ruesink Wins Keynote Vote

After one of the closest votes we've ever had, we have a winner. As chosen by readers of The Beat, Tom Ruesink will deliver the closing keynote presentation at The Beat Live on Oct. 2 in Miami. 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

Ron DiLeo, AirPlus International

Big Data. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is upon us. More data is created every year than in all of history before it. Ninety percent of the world's data has been created in the last two years. Most of it is unstructured and unmanaged. All industries will have to address the big data challenge: what do you do with it all? And, travel is one of the leading industries utilizing it. Read More »
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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

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

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If you read the trade presses, the business travel sector is outdated, inefficient and ripe for change.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

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 August 12, 2013

Speak At The Beat Live 2013

Something on your mind? Got an opinion, gripe or revelation you'd like to share? Here's your chance to personally address our influential and attentive audience of corporate travel and technology executives at The Beat Live this autumn by submitting a pitch for our 2013 Keynote Vote. 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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