LABTA | Los Angeles Business Travel Association

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LABTA Welcomes

Corporate Partner Of The Month - February 2019

"Phat Data"

Guest Speaker(s):

Jennifer Steinke, VP Global Travel Management - WHoldings


Wednesday, February 13, 2019



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Hotel MdR


13480 Maxella Ave.
Marina del Rey, CA 90292




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Event Details:

7:45a.m. Registration/Networking
8:15a.m. Breakfast Buffet opens
8:45a.m. Everyone Seated
8:45a.m. Announcements
9:00a.m. Speaker

Phat Data

Its Big Data, sure, but we're turning it Phat - Hip, Cool, and Actionable! With all the talk about Big Data in the world today, how can you use this to your advantage in the business travel and meetings industry? There is significant opportunity to enhance the managed travel and meetings programs through utilization of the data that sits at your fingertips. This session will give you a peek under the hood on how we can use Big Data in creative ways to impact both buyers and the suppliers. Learn how to build a Phat Data Strategy that you can action immediately. Change the conversation about data and drive real impact in your T&E programs. Get ready to roll up your sleeves and dig into Phat Data!

Speaker's bio(s):

Jennifer Steinke
VP Global Travel Management - WHoldings

Jennifer Steinke is a veteran travel manager and currently VP Global Travel Management at WHoldings. Her career spans over 30 years in the corporate travel industry, leading managed travel programs for Dycom Industries, ACT, US Foods, Crowley Maritime and ITT Corporation, with previous experience in travel management companies and a travel technology company. She has a passion for preparing companies for changes in their program to become more Traveler Centric, while remaining Manager Friendly. Her diverse background gives her a unique skill set in developing world class managed travel programs.

Jennifer holds a Master's in Business Administration, a B.S. in Business Management and an Associate Degree in Sign Language Interpretation as well as her GTP and CCTE designation. She is very active in the industry and serves on multiple industry committees and boards, including the Board of GBTA.