Technology Committee 


Mission

Review, develop, and share relevant information to GBTA Members regarding business travel management technology issues, trends, and developments.

 

Objectives

  • Drive collaboration and facilitate networking
  • Create and deliver innovative educational initiatives
  • Uncover technology needs and expectations
  • Support the association's education forums and chapter seminars
  • Represent the technology voice of GBTA members

 

Members

Trish Earles, CCTE, GTP

Committee Chair
Sr. Global Manager MIS/Card
Halliburton

 

Cassandra Rollins, CTE

Co-Chair

General Manager

Sabre Hospitality Solutions

 

Shari Quackenbush

Global Travel Sourcing
IBM

 

Anne Marie Razza

VP, Product Strategy & Development

Orbitz for Business

 

Bobbi A. Huber, , CCTE, GTP

Product Manager - Corporate Services

Cornerstone Information Systems

 

Cindy K. Allen

Chief Marketing Officer

American Express

 

Craig Fichtelberg 

President

AmTrav

 

Eric C. Hankins, CTE

Senior Director, Travel Risk Solutions

NC4 Inc.

 

Erik Mueller

Founder & CEO

Grasp Technologies Inc.

 

Jason C. Sportsman, GTP

Travel Program Manager, Procurement Services

University of Notre Dame

 

Jennifer Steinke

Manager, Corporate Travel

ACT, INC

 

Joseph Monaghan

Global Head of Travel Services

Sutherland Global Services

 

Patrick Linnihan

President & CEO

Gant Travel

 

Robyn Grassanovits

Chief Product Officer

FlightStats

 

Rosemary Maloney

Manager, Corporate Services

IAC

 

Ryan A Pierce, CTE

Manager - Americas Travel and Expense

Salesforce.com

 

Wayne Urbanek, CCTE

Managing Director

Lighthouse Consulting Partners, Inc.

 

GBTA Staff Liaison

 

Matt Konetschni
Director, Education
Global Business Travel Association

 

Resources

OLBT RFP

GDS Alternatives White Paper

Education Webinars

 

Convention Educational Sessions

   - Going Mobile! What Works for Your Travel Program?


 

How we can we support the local GBTA Chapters?

  • Present at chapter meetings and/or education days
  • Custom presentations to support CCTE credits – by request

 

 

 

Technology Committee Projects & Initiatives for 2011-12

 

  • Education Sessions for Denver, August 2011

         Star Tech – Travel Technology Showcase

         Travel Technology 101

 

  • Online Booking Tool RFP – revised edition
  • Online Resource Library
  • Travel Technology Maturity Model
  • NetSmart Sessions
  • Improved Communication
  • Surveys

 

  

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Want to become a Technology Committee Member?

Complete an application

 

 

 

On-site Meetings
 4 Annual (hosted by various committee members) We try to schedule one East Coast, one West Coast, and one Central meeting for the convenience of all of the committee members. One meeting per year is always held at GBTA Headquarters in Alexandria, VA. 
Conference Calls
 7 one-hour calls Usually the 2nd Friday of the month
Convention
Annual  Technology Committee supports the Tech Pavilion and various education sessions
Term
Committee members serve for a term of 2 years (a year starts from GBTA Convention to next Convention).  
Minimum Attendance Expectations
2 On-site meetings and 5 conference calls per year (Convention to Convention).