Innovation Zone Presentations
The place to see the industry's latest innovators
10-minute presentations and/or demonstrations focused on new technology and industry best practices supporting today’s business traveller. Don’t miss your opportunity to learn from industry innovators and see the next generation of travel technologies!
Building Transparency in Corporate Travel
We know data can be a big pain point for our Travel Managers. How can travel departments – with limited resources and time – use real-time data to better manage and influence travel spend? Imagine having a tool that gives Travel Manager’s the opportunity to have all of their car rental data, on-demand, and at their fingertips. Hear about Avis Budget Group Business Intelligence reporting tool that is helping Travel Managers track their rental car programme performance.
Raffi Nakhoul, Global Account Manger, Avis Budget Group
Keeping Innovation Alive - a view from three Flight Centre Travel Group investments
Hear the story of innovation from inside three Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) investments. Ed Silver, CTO for Corporate Travel, outlines the different perspectives on what innovation means and how to keep it alive inside your company, using FCTG as an example. From startups to enterprise scale innovation, Ed will examine the meaning of innovation from all angles.
Edward Silver, CTO, FCM Travel Solutions
Top 10 things you need to create the perfect data strategy
While most corporate travel teams think they have a data strategy, they in fact do not. They consider the reporting they receive from a TMC or a third party, a strategy. We will discuss establishing a road map for a corporate’s data future.
Rick George, SVP, Global Enterprise Sales, Grasp Technologies
Airline Passenger Protection Made Easy with Service Technologies
Learn how your travel program can take advantage of Canada’s Airline Passenger Protection Regulation by automatically filing for compensation when your business travelers’ plans are disrupted.
Kristina Weischadle, Business Development, Service Technologies
Put Uber to work for your business
Since it first launched a decade ago, Uber has become synonymous with a new approach to transportation. Often cited as part of a new breed of digital-first companies, Uber has turned its attention towards enterprise organizations and the tools and capabilities they need to succeed. In this session, we’ll cover Uber’s latest developments in corporate transportation and how technology is changing the future of business travel.
Hilary Janzen, Senior Account Executive, Uber for Business
Business Travel’s Inherent Conflict
“Are you travelling for business or pleasure?”, sounds like a pretty simple question but when business is involved travel it is anything but simple. This presentation will explore the inherent conflicts present in business travel; how they create challenges for those involved; and how those challenges force compromise. In this session you’ll hear from one company who has vowed No More Compromise.
Tony D'Astolfo, Senior Vice President, North America, Serko
All times and programmes subject to change.
All sessions for seating capacity are on a first come, first served basis.