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

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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.


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

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