GBTA Convention 2022 - Tech Safari Live!

GBTA Academy

Tech Safari Live!

Brought to you by the GBTA Technology Committee and GBTA Academy

Wednesday, August 17, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The GBTA Technology Committee is launching a new showcase at the GBTA Convention! The Committee, in collaboration with GBTA, will highlight eight (8) companies providing new and innovative technology solutions on the trade show floor. The three pillars used to gauge relevance to the members of GBTA have been the foundation of the Tech Safari from its inception, and include:

  • Corporate travel: how does the technology serve corporate travel needs?
  • Availability: can you get access now?
  • Audience: to whom is the technology useful?

10:00 am - 10:10 am

Grapevine Presented by: Jack Dow, Founder & CEO
Product: Grapevine & Grapevine Premium

Looking for personalisation and better retailing in your programme? Grapevine's first-to-market AI technology empowers TMCs to identify missed retailing opportunities from data and re-market to their travellers after their initial flight/rail purchase. Their new Premium product also helps Travel Managers fulfil duty of care, sustainability and employee wellbeing obligations by combining all the trip and destination information needed by the traveller in a single email. Come and hear why Grapevine is the talk of the town!

10:15 am - 10:25 am

Accertify Presented by: Thor Magnussen, Director of Sales
Product: Accertify – Travel Industry Machine Learning Models

Are your fraud tools helping enhance your customer experience or are they causing unnecessary friction? Learn how Accertify’s (American Express owned) specific travel industry machine learning models can enable your business to enable enhanced customer experiences while protecting your business.

10:30 am - 10:40 am

Tripkicks Presented by: Steve Newton, Head of Sales
Product: Tripkicks

Launching at GBTA 2022, the latest innovation from Tripkicks provides unprecedented connectivity between travelers, suppliers, and travel managers. We’re bridging the gaps between all the touchpoints and all the players in business travel, creating a cohesive network to deliver information and exchange content.

10:45 am - 10:55 am

Zeno Presented by: Matthew Beck, Sr. Director Sales Operations, Serko
Product: Zeno Concierge - effortless guest travel and expense reimbursement

Zeno Concierge is a product wholly focused on driving an optimized guest travel and expense reimbursement process enabling self-service on the part of the guest while delivering a best-in-class user experience.  Learn how you can reduce guest management costs while improving guest satisfaction.

11:00 am - 11:10 am

BTP Automation Presented by: Annette Cumming, Chief Revenue Officer
Product: BTP Index

Let's be honest, no one likes to manage hotel RFPs. Come and join us live on August 17 to see firsthand how we are changing the hotel sourcing industry through adaptive and data-driven automation. It's time to Change the Way We Work.

11:15 am - 11:25 am

Simard Presented by: Bill Hogate, Vice President, North America
Product: Smart Contracts by Simard

Simard's technology solutions leverage the power of the blockchain in order to deliver Smart Contracts to Corporate Travel and their Suppliers. With Smart Contracts buyers and suppliers will be able to automate and optimize performance of negotiated agreements while allowing for bundled offerings specific to a corporation and their travelers. 

11:30 am - 11:40 am

Groupize Presented by: Charles de Gaspe Beaubien, Chief Customer Officer
Product: Groupize

Groupize was created to bring group travel online and while many organizations use technology to manage transient spend, there’s an equally large category that is still done offline and completely reliant on manual processes.  The Groupize platform has automated workflows for recruiting, projects and engagements, contractor and guest travel – simplifying complex workflows and automating communications, travel, logistics, and payments for up to 68% of your travel budget.  Finally companies can manage all of their spend. 



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