The Agenda

Time Description Speaker(s) Format
11:00

Registration

11:30

Welcome speech

Devi Virdi, Director of Sales, Enterprise Solutions, HRS Group

11:40

The Power of Data

Chris Crowley, SVP, Enterprise Solutions, EMEA, HRS will open the day and set the scene of how the world we live in today, data is king. Many economists believe that ‘data to this century is what oil was for the last century’—a driver for growth, change, and success. According to a May 2018 Forbes article, the amount of data created every single day amounts to 2.5 quintillion bytes. To put it another way, almost 90 percent of the data in the world was generated over the last two years. Now, one can imagine the speed and volume of data being generated through innumerable sources like IoT, sensors, wearable devices, tweets, YouTube videos, mobile communications, chats, pictures, emails, blogs, Skype, print media, TV, smart devices, and so on.

The journey of converting data into insights can be an enriching exercise for any organization. Leading to a data-driven discovery—finding hidden patterns and unusual correlations—this will help decision-makers know the unknown. David McCandless, a British data-journalist and information designer, author of two bestselling infographics books, will take you on a journey to show how complex data sets can be distilled to reveal insight by visualization data in a highly innovative and unique way. 

Chris Crowley, SVP Enterprise Solutions, HRS Group

David McCandless, Data journalist and information designer

Keynote speech

12:40

Interview: How does the Power of Data drive digital transformation of travelers needs in corporate lodging?

In many markets today, online is the new normal when it comes to booking travel. Business travellers expect the same kind of experience they've enjoyed as leisure travelers and want an automated selection of hotels that satisfy their personal needs while conforming to corporate policy. Spending less time on planning trips, travellers prefer technology that serves up personalised offers. So the more you know about your travellers and their travel patterns, the greater the opportunity to reduce frustrations around securing the right accommodation that meet their needs.


David McCandless, Data journalist & information designer

Max Waldmann, Founder & CEO, conichi

Susan Hopley, CEO, The Data Exchange Company

Moderator:

Chris Crowley, SVP, Enterprise Solutions, HRS Group

Panel Interview

13:00

Lunch break

14:00

An industry perspective

Rob Hornman, SVP, Hotel Solutions, EMEA offers a perspective exploring the market dynamics of different hotel distribution models and reveal insights that create opportunities for both corporate buyers and hotel companies to achieve mutual benefits. 


Rob Hornman, SVP Hotel Solutions, HRS Group

Keynote

14:30

How the Power of Data is connected to driving hotel programme compliance 

Content distribution and fragmentation provide multiple data touchpoints in a complex and evolving ecosystem for hotels, hotel suppliers and corporate policy. Understanding the value of your programme and driving compliance to it are key to maximising your travellers experience and delivering to your corporate objectives. By accurately understanding and communicating at key inflexion points throughout the hotel vertical corporate buyers are able to drive significant increases in compliance and traveller satisfaction. Listen to our panel as they share their experiences with you.

Alexandra Saenz, Director Global Accounts, HRS Group

Anuradha Kuchibhotla, Head of EMEA Sourcing, HRS Group

Gabriela Klazar, Senior Sourcing Manager, Stanley Black & Decker

Nicole Popow, Global Hotel Category Leader, Danaher Corporation

Panel discussion

15:30

Coffee break and Networking

16:00

How the Power of Data is connected to effective strategic meetings management

An impartial in-depth overview of the importance of data and its power to drive an effective strategic meetings management programme. Industry experts and your peers will share from different sides of the industry and with distinct perspectives the journey they have been through. They will highlight best practice and insights on best-in-class approach, considerations, implementation, pitfalls and solutions used to create effective programmes. And of course, it all starts with having the right kind of data.   

Abbie Michaelson, VP Meetings & Groups, HRS Group

Tim J Nichols, Global Supplier Leader, Travel Meetings & Events, Ernst & Young LLP

Karen Johnston, Head of Meetings & Groups, UK & Ireland, HRS Group

Leigh Cowlishaw, Managing Partner, Black Box Partnerships

Panel Discussion

16:40

Closing remarks

Chris Crowley, SVP Enterprise Solutions, HRS Group

Rob Hornman, SVP Hotel Solutions, HRS Group


— Please note the agenda is subject to change —

  • 11:00 — Registration

    Registration

  • 11:30 — Welcome speech

    Welcome speech

  • 11:40 — The Power of DataChris Crowley, SVP, Enterprise Solutions, EMEA, HRS will open the day and set the scene of how the world we live in today, data is king. Many economists believe that ‘data to this century is what oil was for the last century’—a driver for growth, change, and success. According to a May 2018 Forbes article, the amount of data created every single day amounts to 2.5 quintillion bytes. To put it another way, almost 90 percent of the data in the world was generated over the last two years. Now, one can imagine the speed and volume of data being generated through innumerable sources like IoT, sensors, wearable devices, tweets, YouTube videos, mobile communications, chats, pictures, emails, blogs, Skype, print media, TV, smart devices, and so on.The journey of converting data into insights can be an enriching exercise for any organization. Leading to a data-driven discovery—finding hidden patterns and unusual correlations—this will help decision-makers know the unknown. David McCandless, a British data-journalist and information designer, author of two bestselling infographics books, will take you on a journey to show how complex data sets can be distilled to reveal insight by visualization data in a highly innovative and unique way. 

    The Power of Data

    Chris Crowley, SVP, Enterprise Solutions, EMEA, HRS will open the day and set the scene of how the world we live in today, data is king. Many economists believe that ‘data to this century is what oil was for the last century’—a driver for growth, change, and success. According to a May 2018 Forbes article, the amount of data created every single day amounts to 2.5 quintillion bytes. To put it another way, almost 90 percent of the data in the world was generated over the last two years. Now, one can imagine the speed and volume of data being generated through innumerable sources like IoT, sensors, wearable devices, tweets, YouTube videos, mobile communications, chats, pictures, emails, blogs, Skype, print media, TV, smart devices, and so on.

    The journey of converting data into insights can be an enriching exercise for any organization. Leading to a data-driven discovery—finding hidden patterns and unusual correlations—this will help decision-makers know the unknown. David McCandless, a British data-journalist and information designer, author of two bestselling infographics books, will take you on a journey to show how complex data sets can be distilled to reveal insight by visualization data in a highly innovative and unique way. 

  • 12:40 — Interview: How does the Power of Data drive digital transformation of travelers needs in corporate lodging?In many markets today, online is the new normal when it comes to booking travel. Business travellers expect the same kind of experience they've enjoyed as leisure travelers and want an automated selection of hotels that satisfy their personal needs while conforming to corporate policy. Spending less time on planning trips, travellers prefer technology that serves up personalised offers. So the more you know about your travellers and their travel patterns, the greater the opportunity to reduce frustrations around securing the right accommodation that meet their needs.

    Interview: How does the Power of Data drive digital transformation of travelers needs in corporate lodging?

    In many markets today, online is the new normal when it comes to booking travel. Business travellers expect the same kind of experience they've enjoyed as leisure travelers and want an automated selection of hotels that satisfy their personal needs while conforming to corporate policy. Spending less time on planning trips, travellers prefer technology that serves up personalised offers. So the more you know about your travellers and their travel patterns, the greater the opportunity to reduce frustrations around securing the right accommodation that meet their needs.


  • 13:00 — Lunch break

    Lunch break

  • 14:00 — An industry perspectiveRob Hornman, SVP, Hotel Solutions, EMEA offers a perspective exploring the market dynamics of different hotel distribution models and reveal insights that create opportunities for both corporate buyers and hotel companies to achieve mutual benefits. 

    An industry perspective

    Rob Hornman, SVP, Hotel Solutions, EMEA offers a perspective exploring the market dynamics of different hotel distribution models and reveal insights that create opportunities for both corporate buyers and hotel companies to achieve mutual benefits. 


  • 14:30 — How the Power of Data is connected to driving hotel programme compliance Content distribution and fragmentation provide multiple data touchpoints in a complex and evolving ecosystem for hotels, hotel suppliers and corporate policy. Understanding the value of your programme and driving compliance to it are key to maximising your travellers experience and delivering to your corporate objectives. By accurately understanding and communicating at key inflexion points throughout the hotel vertical corporate buyers are able to drive significant increases in compliance and traveller satisfaction. Listen to our panel as they share their experiences with you.

    How the Power of Data is connected to driving hotel programme compliance 

    Content distribution and fragmentation provide multiple data touchpoints in a complex and evolving ecosystem for hotels, hotel suppliers and corporate policy. Understanding the value of your programme and driving compliance to it are key to maximising your travellers experience and delivering to your corporate objectives. By accurately understanding and communicating at key inflexion points throughout the hotel vertical corporate buyers are able to drive significant increases in compliance and traveller satisfaction. Listen to our panel as they share their experiences with you.

  • 15:30 — Coffee break and Networking

    Coffee break and Networking

  • 16:00 — How the Power of Data is connected to effective strategic meetings managementAn impartial in-depth overview of the importance of data and its power to drive an effective strategic meetings management programme. Industry experts and your peers will share from different sides of the industry and with distinct perspectives the journey they have been through. They will highlight best practice and insights on best-in-class approach, considerations, implementation, pitfalls and solutions used to create effective programmes. And of course, it all starts with having the right kind of data.   

    How the Power of Data is connected to effective strategic meetings management

    An impartial in-depth overview of the importance of data and its power to drive an effective strategic meetings management programme. Industry experts and your peers will share from different sides of the industry and with distinct perspectives the journey they have been through. They will highlight best practice and insights on best-in-class approach, considerations, implementation, pitfalls and solutions used to create effective programmes. And of course, it all starts with having the right kind of data.   

  • 16:40 — Closing remarks

    Closing remarks


— Please note the agenda is subject to change —