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Innovation Zone Presentations

The place to see the industry's latest innovators!

 
10-minute presentations or demonstrations focused on new technology and industry best practices supporting today’s business traveller. Our Innovation Zone presentations will be featured in an open-space learning environment, using a silent disco format so you can focus on the presentations without missing the heartbeat of the event. 

Come see the next generation of travel technologies! Click each company logo below to find out more!


       
              
          


Monday, 8 April | 9:45 - 9:55  -  TripActions

The Urgency Behind Corporate Travel Innovation – What You Need to Know
Corporate travel programmes, and its increasing impact on meeting company objectives, are at the cusp of radical technological reinvention. Come learn about the latest strategies on how to drive high adoption, decrease traveller tension between corporate policies and travellers and increase employee compliance, full visibility and cost efficiency. This session will be a deep dive into our recently-announced new flights booking experience, built in collaboration with leading global airlines, and inspired by the newly unveiled Next Generation Storefront (NGS) standards under development by industry association ATPCO.

Speaker:
         Anique DrumrightHead of Product, TripActions

Monday, 8 April | 10:00 - 10:10  -  SpotHero

Find New Money with SpotHero for Business
Learn more about SpotHero for Business, the first-ever corporate parking management solution to help your team save time parking and managing expenses. See a live demo of the SpotHero mobile app and learn how to easily implement the free business programme at your company to start saving!

Speaker:
         Arooj AslamSenior Sales Enablement & Marketing Specialist, SpotHero

Monday, 8 April | 10:15 - 10:25  -  Tripkicks

Reduce Travel Spend While Increasing Traveller Satisfaction with Tripkicks
Learn how innovative companies are adding Tripkicks to their existing T&E programme to drive cost savings and to increase traveller satisfaction.  See a live demo, and better understand how Tripkicks can enhance your T&E programme.

Speaker:
         Jeffrey BerkChief Executive Officer, Tripkicks

Monday, 8 April | 10:45 - 10:55  -  Uber for Business

Uber for Business: Changing the Nature of Corporate Travel
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 organisations 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.

Speaker:
         Tony BandanzaEnterprise Account Executive, Uber Technologies
Monday, 8 April | 11:00 - 11:10  -  Booking.com
 
Booking.com: How to Add 29 Million Listings to Your Accommodation Supply in a Few Clicks
Learn how Booking Holdings, the 3rd largest e-commerce company in the world can empower your travel programme by gaining you access to their 29+ million listings around the globe. Partnerships with leading travel management companies and online bookings tools means no changes to your existing travel programme, just enhanced reach and reduced rogue spending.

Speaker:
          Corey CampbellKey Account Manager, Booking.com
Monday, 8 April | 11:15 - 11:25  -  TravelBank
 
TMC 2.0: Transforming The Business Travel Industry
From booking travel over the phone to booking in minutes via mobile (and even chatbots), the business travel experience is in the midst of a digital transformation. Business travellers today are always on-the-go and need solutions that enable them to manage their trip from LA to NYC seamlessly.

New tech-enabled travel companies, such as TravelBank, have noticed and are delivering solutions that enable travellers to go from booking their flight to filing an expense report with the touch of a button. This session will overview how corporate travel has evolved, the state of TMC 2.0 and where the industry is headed.

Speaker:
          Graham StinchcombEnterprise Account Executive, TravelBank


Monday, 8 April | 14:00 - 14:10  -  Zeno by Serko

The Most Powerful Companies in the World and Their Impact on Your Travel Programme

Tech giants like Google, Apple and Amazon have been instrumental in transforming the way people think about technology and how it can enhance our lives. But what is it that these tech giants have done to create such power and influence?  And what lessons can be applied to the business of managing travel?  This session shares what you can learn from the tech giants to increase your power and influence to transform your travel programme.

Speaker:
         Tony D'AstolfoSenior Vice President, North AmericaSerko
Monday, 8 April | 14:15 - 14:25  -  Traxo, Inc

Programme Leakage:  An Innovator's Guide to Strategically Manage Off Channel Booking Activity!
We will weigh the pros and cons of trying to solve programme leakage vs. strategically managing it. You will see the different methods that can provide you instant visibility, to out of programme bookings and spend activity, enabling you to apply the same proactive management approach that you have with your in programme bookings.

Speaker:
         Chad CostaVice President of Sales, Traxo, Inc

Monday, 8 April | 14:30 - 14:40  -  Deem

Will Robots Take Over Your Travel Programme?

According to Gartner Research robots will steal 1.8 million jobs from humans by the year 2020. The explosion of artificial intelligence, predictive analytics and machine learning is impacting every aspect of the world today – including your travel programme. Are you ready to tackle the challenges of a robot dominated world? Will you integrate machine learning into your systems or won’t you? Will you embrace artificial intelligence or ignore it (and hope it goes away)? Is this the end game or can you find ways to harness the power of robotics when it comes to your travellers? If you want to save your travel programme from the robot revolution you need to sign up for this session today!

Speaker:
         Eddie BridgersChief Revenue Officer, Deem
Tuesday, 9 April | 12:30 - 12:40  -  Cvent

Next Gen Transient Sourcing
The standard annual sourcing method is outdated and inefficient so you could be spending too much time and leaving significant money on the table. There has to be a better way! In this session we will explore new methods and innovative tactics that are giving way to the next generation of transient sourcing.

Speaker:
         Dan WiserRVP, Business Transient SolutionsCvent

Tuesday, 9 April | 12:45 - 12:55  -  Avis Budget Group
 
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.  See a live demo of Avis Budget Group Business Intelligence, an online portal with rental summary dashboards, rich visualisations and detailed reports that provide insight into a car rental programme’s performance. 

Speaker:
         Tita MorenoDirector of Director Business MarketingAvis Budget Group
Tuesday, 9 April | 13:00 - 13:10  -  Egencia
 
The App for All Session
Learn how one single mobile app can answer all your business travel needs. The Egencia app delivers the information business travellers, travel arrangers, approvers, and travel managers want, with the efficiency and flexibility to book, manage, and view their business trips.

Speaker:
         Youssef AttallaPrincipal Software Engineer, Egencia



All times and programmes subject to change. 
All sessions for seating capacity are on a first come, first served basis.

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