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Michael Jacques, Databasics

This post is part of the 2014 Keynote Vote for The Beat Live 2014, in New Orleans Oct. 6-Oct. 8.

What will you speak about?

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?

Why should the audience listen?

Their lives, well ok, their livelihoods may depend upon it.

How will you avoid a sales pitch?

Our sales pitch isn't the problem.

What insight do you want The Beat readers to share in advance to help you prepare for your presentation?

Vertical integration of a single company across the technology value chain is stifling innovation and limiting options.

Michael Jacques is director of business development and partnerships at Databasics.