Teleconference 11 (Rescheduled from August)
Introducing Blockchain, Oct. 12, 2017
What the heck is blockchain? Tune in as we chat with business tech futurist and blockchain expert Jack Shaw, consultant William Niejadlik and Hospitality Technology Next Generation senior director of strategy and workgroups Armand Rabinowitz to learn more about this potentially impactful technology.
Hotel Negotiating, Oct. 26, 2017
With buyers and hoteliers in the throes of 2018 rate discussions, we’ll discuss today’s negotiating climate. Our expert panel will include travel management pros Yvonne Moya from Festive Road and Sharon McManus from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Loews Hotels and Resorts vice president of transient sales John Hackett.
The Data Future, Nov. 9, 2017
What’s next with business intelligence and the science of data? Join us as we chat with Advito’s Lexi Honahan, Susan Hopley of The Data Exchange and Grasp Techology’s Erik Mueller.
The TMC Tech Stack, Dec. 14, 2017
If you could use a primer on what goes on behind the scenes at a travel management company, join us and speakers including Travel and Transport CIO Mike Kubasik and Festive Road’s Kim Castro.
Corporate Airline Relationships, Sept. 14, 2017
We convened an expert panel to discuss how both buyers and airlines are approaching their relationships in the current environment. It included American Airlines’ managing director for strategic account sales Hank Benedetti, GoldSpring Consulting partner Neil Hammond, Novartis travel and fleet director Kathy Kaden and Microsoft global travel sourcing manager Diane Lundeen Smith.
One-On-One With John Snyder, July 13, 2017
BCD Travel president and CEO John Snyder is a good sport. He joined us live to take questions from Jay Campbell with help from Festive Road’s Paul Tilstone and attendees.
Payment, May 11, 2017
Featuring an interview with Citi managing director Gonca Latif-Schmitt and a roundtable discussion including Conferma co-founder and CEO Simon Barker, CHG Healthcare travel manager Gordon Cowley and U.S. Bank head of corporate payment systems emerging markets and strategy Nicole Schrader Tackett.
NDC In Corporate Travel, Apr. 13, 2017
Featuring Festive Road managing partner Caroline Strachan with NDC Travel Manager Advisory Group members Pascal Struyve (Ingersoll Rand global travel, fleet and meeting services director) and David Weaver (Bechtel Corporation manager of travel procurement).
Mobile Technology, March 9, 2017
With American Express Global Business Travel vice president Evan Konwiser, Festive Road associate Aurélie Krau, head of Sabre Labs Mark McSpadden, BCD Travel VP Will Pinnell and Roadmap CEO and co-founder Jeroen van Velzen.
Traveler Engagement, Feb. 9, 2017
With Festive Road associate Mia Andersson, Shire senior global travel procurement manager Mary Batal, Microsoft global employee engagement and user experience lead Julia Fidler and Advito principal and vice president Lesley O’Bryan.
Inside TMC Economics, Jan. 12, 2017
** Special extended episode **
With AmTrav CEO Jeff Klee, Short’s Travel Management CEO David LeCompte, Meritor global travel manager Jack Reynaert, CTBR managing director Don Swartz and Festive Road managing partner Paul Tilstone.
Cost Vs. Comfort, Dec. 8, 2016
With Nvidia senior global travel manager Karoline Mayr, tClara managing partner Scott Gillespie, DUFL co-founder and CMO Andrea Graziani and Carlson Wagonlit Travel Solutions Group vice president Christophe Renard.
Online Booking Tools, Nov. 10, 2016
With Microsoft global travel and venue group lead Eric Bailey, Dart Container travel services manager Cheryl Benjamin, Deem chief commercial officer Tony D’Astolfo, Travelport group vice president Scott Hyden and Upside Travel chairman and CEO Jay Walker.
Hotel Buying, Oct. 13, 2016
We gained insight from ABC Global Services CEO Eric Altschul, Hilton executive director for business travel sales Maria Chevalier, Festive Road associate Lora Ellis, Anthem travel and events director Cindy Heston and HRS VP of the Americas Suzanne Neufang.
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Airline Direct Distribution, Sept. 8, 2016
Featuring American Airlines managing director for distribution and data commercialization Cory Garner, ARC president and CEO Mike Premo, WestRock corporate travel manager Karen Hatch and World Travel Inc. president Dee Runyan.
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