October 2018 Educational Forum

October 19, 2018
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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Epic Hotel
270 Biscayne Blvd Way
Miami, FL 33131

October Educational Forum

Big Data:  Convergence with New Technologies
Friday, October 19 2018

Kimpton EPIC Hotel
270 Biscayne Boulevard Way
Miami, FL 33131

Tentative timeline       

11:00am – Registration 
11:30am – 12:00pm Welcome Remarks, Chapter Business, and Self Introductions
11:30am – 12:30pm – Lunch is served
12:30pm – 1:20pm – Brian Beard, DVI Big Data
1:20pm – 2:00pm – Raffles and Networking

Key Takeaways:

  • Big Data (and AI) are buzz words, find out what is real and what is hype
  • Technology Change is accelerating, but certain technologies will have a bigger impact in the short term
  • Most of our roles are changing, the Travel Buyer's role will be impacted by Technology advancement

Earn 1 GBTA Certification Credit for attending this session!

About the Speaker - Brian Beard, President - DVI Big Data

Brian Beard’s industry influence as a technology trendsetter spans over 20 years. His top leadership positions include serving as Chief Information Officer at GE Power Systems where he led technology innovation courses at the renowned Crotonville Leadership Center. Brian has also held the position as head of technology innovation at Toyota and Chief Strategic Technology Officer at Amadeus. Brian entered the industry as an application developer and went on to lead breakthrough projects in transaction processing, supply chain management, large project implementations, outsourcing, document management, data warehousing and business intelligence such as e-commerce, mobile and emerging technologies. Brian has recently focused on addressing thechallenges that revolve around travel data.

Brian is currently President of Data Visualization Intelligence Inc., a company dedicated to making the travel industry smarter through data science and visualization. As a speaker, Brian has spoken at past GBTA events, industry technology webinars, product launches for major technology companies, regional BTAs, BTN events, airline association events and more. In 2017, Brian led the DVI team to winning the People’s Choice Business Travel Innovator Award at the yearly Business Travel News Innovate conference. His passion is all things technology, but his current focus is data science.

Hotel Room Info

$219      City View King or Double Rooms
$239      Water View King or Double Rooms
contact Karen.Leger@epichotel.com to book

Thank You Speaker Sponsor Susan Thomas with Travel and Transport!!!



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$65.00 after 12:00 pm October 12

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