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Risky Business - Next Gen Travel Risk Management Solutions

April 13, 2017
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
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Santa Clara Marriott
2700 Mission College Boulevard
Santa Clara, CA 95054
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Risky Business - Next Gen Travel Risk Management Solutions

Increasing terror attacks in not usually high risk countries such as France and Germany and even within the U.S.,  recent health threats from the Zika virus outbreak are fresh in everyone's minds. 

Travel Risk Management is always a top priority for the travel suppliers and buyers alike, but how are you keeping up with the new challenges and ever-changing travel landscape? Join our meeting to learn what the travel suppliers and corporations are proactively doing to keep the travelers and employees safe from the travel threats. We will explore the new technologies for the different teams to utilize to effectively collaborate with each other.
Guest Speakers:
 DJ Fuller, President, Prescient
DJ Fuller is the President of Prescient, a Chicago based growth company focused on global compliance and due diligence solutions, as well as a technology driven approach to traveler safety.  As President of Prescient, DJ communicates and implements the organization’s strategic and operational mission and overall direction. This includes overseeing operations, global partnerships, strategic planning, technology integration, and staffing.
Previously, DJ served as the Chief of Staff at Livingston International where he worked daily with the CEO and his staff to magnify their effectiveness, as well as drive strategic initiatives.  In this role, he also served as an accelerator to deliver results for many transformational projects that span globally across the organization.
Prior to Livingston, DJ served as the Director of Innovation and Supply Chain at Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores (SHO) where he was responsible for a supply chain transformation post divestiture.  DJ grew one of the company’s core initiatives from infancy into a division, by integrating innovative technology with outdated information systems and processes, which facilitated strategic industry partnerships and was responsible for over $130M in combined revenue in 2013 and 2014.
Before joining SHO, he was an AH-1W attack helicopter pilot and instructor pilot in the United States Marine Corps, where he led over 200 combat missions during two combat deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and one combat deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
DJ is a graduate of the Marine Corps’ Weapons and Tactics School, earned a bachelor of science degree, with distinction, in Systems Engineering from The United States Naval Academy and holds a Master of Business Administration from the USC Marshall School of Business where he graduated with honors.  He continues to serve as a reserve officer in the United States Marine Corps.
DJ is the Vice Chairman and Co-founder of Dog Tag Brewing Foundation, a 501(c)(3) that helps build the legacies of America’s fallen military by partnering with Gold Star Families.  He and his wife, Dana, live in the River North area of Chicago with their twin girls.


 Cara Whitehill, Chief Commercial Officer, Traxo
Cara Whitehill is Chief Commercial Officer for Traxo, the leading technology provider for comprehensive itinerary data aggregation solutions for Corporations, TMCs, Expense Management, and Duty of Care service providers, enabling them to capture off-platform bookings, gain visibility into blind spend, and comprehensively track travel activity -- regardless of channel.
A seasoned travel industry veteran, Cara brings both strategic and operational expertise to Traxo from her past roles with major travel and technology firms including Expedia, Travelocity, Deem, and American Airlines.
As a native Cincinnatian, she roots for her hometown Bengals and Reds, as well as her alma mater SMU Mustangs, where she earned her BA in Journalism, and University of Texas at Austin Longhorns, where she earned her MBA. She and her husband currently reside in San Francisco.
 Jessica Davis, Travel Manager, Sempra Energy
Jessica Davis has a degree in Hospitality from Northern Arizona University and has spent over 12 years managing corporate travel programs for Fair Isaac and Sempra Energy. She is a past president of the San Diego Chapter of the Global Business Travel Association and sat on the board of directors for the Global Business Travel Association as the President of the Chapter Presidents’ Council. 
 Moderator: Ron Wagner, Adviser to TripActions
A well-known Travel Industry veteran and Travel Management leader, Ron has held such executive positions as:
  • Currently Adviser to TripActions a new Business Travel Management Tool
  • Sr. Director Travelocity Business
  • Sr. Vice President with CarlsonWagonlit Travel
  • Vice President at iJET Intelligent Risk Systems 
  • Division President at WorldTravel Partners/BCD Travel
  • Past President of ACTE, The Association of Corporate Travel Executives
  • Regional Vice President at American Express
  • Former Program Chair of the Silicon Valley Business Travel Association
He has served as a Committee Member on the Global Travel Safety Committee with the Global Business Travel Association and is well versed about Travel Risk Management and Duty of care which is the business of protecting travelers and keeping them out of harm’s way while traveling on business.
Ron is a native of San Francisco and has uniquely served his entire career in the SF Bay Area.  



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