Vincent Eavis

Q&A WITH VINCENT EAVIS


 

Vincent is MD & Partner of PayTech Commercial AS and an experienced Commercial Payments industry expert working at GE Capital, Diners Club and Citi prior to PayTech.

 

Since 2008 he has worked with Bank Issuers as well as Large Organisations and Corporations covering over 150 Countries helping to improve the match of Buyers and Sellers. Some of his recent clients include DuPont, The World Bank, HPE, Thomson Reuters, Imperial Tobacco Group and Johnson & Johnson.

He helps Clients to - design Payments Strategies delivering value; design RFI / RFP’s to make better buying decisions aligned with the Cost vs Value of Change; and to realise the Benefits in Implementation Process Automation, Vendor discounts, Reduced Audit, Improved Compliance and Commercial Returns.

He is also a Behavioural Economist who continues to be fascinated by the Psychology of how people make decisions with a backdrop of bias and irrationality.

 

Sessions:

Are centrally-billed accounts about to have a renaissance?

Business travel payments in a contactless, virtual world

 

Tell us a little about your travel history, how long have you been working in the industry?

I have been in the Payments industry for nearly 30 years.

That has involved being connected with Travel Payments and Industry for around 25 years.

Have you spoken at BT Summit before?

Yes.  I was last present at the 2016 summit in Amsterdam.

What topic are you speaking on?

1. Payments and expense management: Are centrally-billed accounts about to have a renaissance?

2. Payments and expense management: Business travel payments in a contactless, virtual world

What is the key issues facing this theme/topic right now?

For 1. Payments and expense management: Are centrally-billed accounts about to have a renaissance?

For 2. Payments and expense management: Business travel payments in a contactless, virtual world

What major change can we expect on this topic in the next 5 years?

Who knows.  I have no track record in predicting the present so I am not going to boast what the future may hold. :-)

Why is it important for delegates to attend your session?

ALL travel ultimately relies upon your suppliers getting paid whether it is for parking, hotels, airlines, wifi, taxi, restaurants etc…. 

85% of all T&E ( Travel and Entertainment) transactions are NOT Air and Hotel.   Cards are very efficient at capturing these other transactions and spend types and delivering value back to your companies.

Why did you choose to speak at BT Summit?

Because Mark Frary asked me and he is someone I like and respect :-)

Also good for me to connect with Travel buyers and understand their challenges.

And finally…. Tell us something surprising about yourself

I have acted in over 40 Plays including lead roles as Hamlet and Amadeus!