Author: Simon Barker

Simon Barker is co-founder and CEO of Conferma. He is responsible for developing and executing the company’s strategic vision to optimize B2B payment processes through the use of innovative virtual card technology. Prior to establishing Conferma in 2004, Simon accumulated vast experience in the business travel industry during 18 years as managing director of NIS Travel Management Solutions. Simon was recognized as one of the 25 Most Influential Executives in business travel by Business Travel News for Conferma’s groundbreaking work modernizing the business travel industry’s payment processes. Connect with Simon on LinkedIn.

Op Ed: Simon Barker On Artificial Intelligence Giving Us More Time To Think

Artificial intelligence is a popular topic among The Company Dime’s advisors. Previous guest posts focused on AI’s potential in travel management and society at large, ramifications of self-driving cars and the potential upside of robots handling menial tasks. Conferma co-founder and CEO Simon Barker explores another angle: AI’s potential to draw on emotions, making for not…

Op Ed: Simon Barker On Whether The Corporate World Is Ready For New Technology

As co-founder and CEO of financial technology firm Conferma, Simon Barker has been in the thick of corporate travel’s virtual payment movement. The benefits of single-use virtual credit card accounts are well known: improved security, better management controls, easier reconciliation and a more convenient experience for travelers without their own corporate cards. Barker points out…

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