Tag Archives: Evan Konwiser

Experts See Artificial Intelligence Boosting Travel Management Innovation

By | August 2, 2016

Denver — Artificial intelligence could propel travel management past other disciplines on service innovation. According to experts, this is because of its data and people. American Express Global Business Travel’s Evan Konwiser said business travel firms have the info to make AI useful. Others don’t. Among these data are user profiles, history, preferences and loyalty. Content, rates and negotiated contracts… Read More »

American Express Global Business Travel Wants To ‘Own’ An Online Booking Tool

By | October 22, 2015

They have hinted about it before, and American Express Global Business Travel officials this week reinforced the company’s desire to own an online booking tool. The big question is, in what sense? “We will have our own solution,” said chief sales officer Christine Ourmières-Widener during an interview Tuesday. She said the company fully expects to continue supporting a variety of tools, but “having our own solution… Read More »

GPS Tracking Apps Test Privacy Boundaries

By | March 10, 2015

IJet International released apps in December on Android and January on iOS that can track travelers using global positioning system capabilities. The app brings to the everyday smartphone a level of realtime tracking traditionally available only through expensive satellite-based devices. Typically only used in high-risk environments, the Critical Trac app still is not a “mass-market product.” Nevertheless, officials… Read More »