Contrary to popular belief, not all technology evolves rapidly. Take the case of business travel: While consumer solutions have offered a simple and intuitive experience for years, many business travelers are still forced to navigate the rough road of poorly designed legacy platforms even today. In this conversation with WIRED Interim Editor in Chief Megan Greenwell, find out how that’s all about to change and what it means for the future of business travel.
David Grace is an accomplished travel industry veteran with more than two decades of experience leading strategic and management teams for Enterprise Holdings and National Car Rental, and most recently, Deem, Inc. Having been an integral part of the 2019 acquisition of Deem by Enterprise Holdings and then signing on as Deem’s Chief Revenue Officer (CRO), Grace was named President at Deem in November 2020.
Chief Information Officer, Deem
Neil has more than 20 years experience in fast paced, high growth software, e-commerce, direct sales, mobile, and gaming companies. He is a seasoned technology executive with strong product and business acumen. Neil has a strong technical background and has successfully implemented PCI compliance for several companies. He has transformed growing organizations and developed cultures where technology professionals thrive. Prior to Deem, Neil reshaped the way that companies use technology at CafePress, PlayFirst, Kazaana and Stella & Dot.
Megan Greenwell is the editor of Wired.com, overseeing a 40-person newsroom covering tech, science, security, and culture. In previous roles, she served as editor-in-chief of Deadspin, helped launch digital features programs at Esquire and New York magazine's The Cut, edited investigations and narrative features for ESPN the Magazine, and covered the war in Iraq from Baghdad for The Washington Post. Her editing work has been nominated for two National Magazine Awards and a GLAAD Media Award, and she was part of the Washington Post team that won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news reporting for its coverage of the Virginia Tech shootings. She is the chair of the board of trustees of the Columbia Daily Spectator and a co-director of the Princeton Summer Journalism Program for low-income high school students.