ACTE talks BUSINESS TRAVEL solutions
ACTE Global recently held its regional conference at the national capital for enabling a suitable platform for imparting business travel solutions for corporate travellers
The new-age business travellers are on a lookout for myriad options in travel and seek valuable information on the basis of security, feasibility, etc. ACTE Global's regional conference held at Pullman New Delhi Aerocity on April 11, 2018, saw a conglomeration of industry veterans brainstorming on the segment, while elucidating on some pertinent facts. During his address Benson Tang, Regional Director, Asia, ACTE, informed, “India is a very important travel market. In 2017, we held 46 events and first-ever global conference in Japan. The Asian membership of ACTE has surpassed that of Europe. We now have 400-plus members in the Asian chapter. This year, we will be having our global conference in Singapore in July."
Giving an insight on technological disruption on business travel, Greeley Koch, Executive Director, ACTE, said, “Today, travel buyers want to know what happened overnight that is going to impact travel. From 2016 to 2017, the growth of mobile apps for bookings have increased manifold, up to 32 per cent. Another major development that has occurred is tools to ensure strict safety policies.”
In his address, Madhu Shekhar, Principal Evangelist, Amazon, elaborated on major aspects of security, content and data breaches. While major regulations in this context are yet to come to India, they remain paramount globally. General Data Protection Regulation(GDPR) is a significant new EU Data Protection Regulation, it is enforceable from May 25, 2018, and replaces the EU Data Protection Directive. GDPR is a shared responsibility. Penalties apply to both controllers and processors. Shared responsibility model showcases that customers are responsible for their security and compliance in the cloud. AWS is responsible for the security of the cloud.
CONTROL V/S CONVINCE
We are in the age of fierce business competition that spans across the globe. Change is constant, but the pressure to digitise and automate processes has never been more apparent, and the drive for innovation has never been more important. A session on the same saw panelists discussing the way forward on implementing usage of disruptive technology, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Blockchain, etc.
GDPR is a shared responsibility. Penalties apply to both controllers and processors