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BWBTA January Meeting - Return to Travel: The Digital Divide

January 21, 2021
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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Join BWBTA as we host the exciting panel below to discuss the digital components that can illustrate full travel spend and the overall benefit of robust digital mapping during and after COVID-19. You will not want to miss this opportunity!

Dave Lukas


Dave Lukas, Vice President/CSO, Grasp Technologies, Inc.

A serial entrepreneur, Dave Lukas has been a part of Grasp since late 2005 – first as an investor in Grasp and then in the VP/CSO role. His companies have been on the Entrepreneur 365 and INC 5000 List 7 times and currently do business in over 50 countries. Built from the ground up by travel industry veterans, Grasp is the leading provider of Data Management, Business Intelligence, and Payment solutions to the industry. The company serves almost 200,000 corporations through its footprint helping them better manage and use actionable travel data. Dave is the architect of Grasp’s sales and go-to market strategies and is responsible for the strategic growth of Grasp.

Matt Griffin

          Matt Griffin, Chief Product Officer, Traxo            

A Dallas native, Matt's interest in travel started early. At the age of 10, his mom, inspired by the film "Out of Africa," packed up her three sons and headed to Botswana and Kenya. This first trip abroad led to many more summer adventures. Matt has more than 20 years of experience in application development, business development, and product management in travel and open source enterprise software.

As Chief Product Officer, Matt guides the evolution of Traxo's products based on the company's mission to organize & unlock all corporate travel data to empower travel managers and to turn every corporate travel program into a strategic asset.

Brian Beard

Brian Beard, President, Digital Visual Intelligence (DVI)

Brian is widely known as a key industry influencer and technology trendsetter based on his strong and diverse background that includes Executive roles at GE, Toyota, TRX, Amadeus and Travel and Transport. He has led breakthrough projects in transaction processing, supply chain management, large project implementations, data warehousing and business intelligence for e-commerce, mobile and emerging technologies.   Brian is an avid technologist that embraces change and believes that technology implemented appropriately will solve many of today’s problems.

Brian founded Data Visualization Intelligence, Inc., (DVI) in late 2016 with the goal to develop a viable solution to the data challenges in the travel industry.  The next year, Brian led DVI to a win as the People’s Choice Business Travel Innovator Award at the yearly BTN Innovate conference.  As a speaker, Brian has spoken at past GBTAs, regional BTA events, technology webinars, product launches for major technology companies, BTN events, and more.   He was recently listed as one of 2018’s top innovators for the Business Travel Industry.

About DVI:

DVI utilizes advanced data science techniques to purify disparate travel data into impactful visualizations which expedite the analysis of total travel spend and provide a higher level of insight into a program.  Visit or contact the team at 844-DVI-DATA or [email protected] for more information.


If you are interesting in hosting our program in your office/hotel, please contact [email protected]


$0.00 Member Registration Fee

$25.00 Guest Registration Fee