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BBT Hotlist 2018: nominations now open

BBT Hotlist 2018

We’re looking for your nominations of who you think should be included in BBT’s Hotlist for 2017.

The Hotlist is where we recognise the people, companies and products driving change, setting agendas and making an impact on business travel. The final list is based on the opinions of BBT readers, key industry experts and our editorial staff.

Let us know who deserves to be recognised
There’s no limit to the number of nominations you can put forward. A short explanation of why you think the person or brand should be on the list is also welcome.

The 2017 Hotlist featured 20 agenda setters, industry influencers and new names to watch, including transport secretary Chris Grayling, European transport commissioner Violeta Bulc, Norwegian CEO Bjorn Kjos, Kayak CEO Steve Hafner, Wanup and Surf Air, to name a few.

To put forward your nominations for next year’s list, all you need to do is leave a comment below, tweet @BBT_online or email Digital Editor Molly Dyson at You can also get in touch via our LinkedIn or Facebook pages.

The deadline for nominations is November 17 2017.

The full BBT Hotlist will be published in our January 2018 issue, which is due out the first week of January.


Eric Tyree, Chief Data Scientist, Carlson Wagonlit Travel

Dr. Eric Tyree is an expert in data analytics applied to the travel and financial industries, with over 20 years’ experience in senior product and technical roles.

He only joined CWT in late-2016 but is playing a major role in transforming the business.

Eric has led the development of a wide range of applications including new data-driven products and services in corporate travel, consumer analytics, HR analytics, pensions, insurance, portfolio management, algorithmic trading, anti-fraud/money laundering, and equity exchange compliance.

Eric is both commercially and technically focused, experienced in building and leading high-performance organisations and driving technology. He has worked with many of the largest corporate institutions in the world, as well as helping develop start-ups from the ground up.

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I would say Jim Davidson, Farelogix founder, is certainly someone to bear in mind for The Hotlist.
Airline distribution is frequently in the news and on the agenda today, and Jim’s at the leading edge in terms of disrupting & innovating, in an environment that’s seeing significant change – possibly profound change in the future.
Jim is a regular speaker at travel/aviation industry conventions and events, and his provocative, forward-looking insights and views are a talking point.
His background is deeply embedded in distribution technology, giving an authority to his perspectives.

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Charles Smith (not verified)

Whether you rate him or not, a list of travel influencers surely couldn’t complete without Transport Secretary Chris Grayling.
He’s always in the headlines and in the heart of the big debates, whether that’s HS2 & major transport infrastructure projects, mobile/paperless rail ticketing, repatriating passengers stranded by Monarch, launching new Hitachi Intercity express trains from Bristol (late and with faulty aircon…!) – and not forgetting that elusive third runway at Heathrow.
And of course the transport perspective on the Brexit deal - including those all-important open skies agreements with Europe.

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