In a February interview with The Beat, Carlson Wagonlit Travel CEO Doug Anderson said the travel management company is taking greater control of its technological destiny. It's something made apparent by the earlier purchase of mobile tech company WorldMate, and something that puts CWT squarely on one side of the fence between owning technology and using someone else's. But it doesn't own it all. CWT also has a deal with KDS to support Neo, the booking tool that Anderson said will help the TMC deliver what travelers demand__something much closer to a consumer experience.
There's plenty more to discuss. Join us in New Orleans at The Beat Live, October 6-8, to hear keynote speaker Doug Anderson address the issues and answer your questions. He'll kick off this year's conference, which as always will include open and honest dialogue, a speaker roster of industry leaders (including Travelport CEO Gordon Wilson and many more to be announced), content generated by you the readers and the corporate travel technology sector's best networking.
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