In The News

September, 2017

More Business Travelers Go 'Rogue,' Booking on Their Own | New York Times

“Fifty to 60 percent of hotel bookings always existed outside,” said John M. Rose, the chief operating officer of iJET International. “People of different generations are traveling who are used to everything being at their fingertips.” Compliance, he added, “is hard to mandate.”

Countering Effects of New Age Terrorism on Business and Travel | Security Magazine

Mike Payne, CPP, iJET senior advisor, organizational resilience, global operations writes - Businesses must expand their abilities in countering the effects of ‘new age’ terrorism to ensure that their assets remain available and effective to succeed in today’s rapidly expanding global marketplace. The growing frequency of terror-related events and their resulting effects are due in part to the threat’s ability to rapidly change targets and methodologies. Terror organizations now leverage everyday media tools to enhance the motivation and capabilities of their followers while the security industry lumbers behind in mitigating this asymmetrical threat with conventional measures.

August, 2017

iJET Acquires Prescient Traveler Technology | Business Travel News
iJET purchased Prescient Traveler technology from the broader compliance and risk mitigation firm Prescient. While iJET has specialized in early notice/advance warning of potential risk and disruptions for travelers, Prescient Traveler provides near real-time information to travelers as incidents occur, iJET president Bruce McIndoe told BTN.
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Providers Pivot and Partner in Travel Risk Mgmt. | The Company Dime

Breaking into travel risk management is no easy task.  One startup whose leaders spoke at the 2016 Global Business Travel Association convention pivoted away from TRM.  Some are focusing on one TRM component and partnering for others.  It’s an active sector, with a few providers now targeting the small and medium enterprise market for the first time.  Heavyweight iJET International this year and last made three acquisitions.  In May 2016 it bought the WorldAware brand and book of business from Aon.  Later in 2016, iJET acquired U.K.’s red24.  This month it announced the purchase of Prescient Traveler…

Colombia's Insecurity Likely to Persist Despite FARC Disarmament | Dow Jones News

Charlise Harris, intelligence analyst-Americas with iJET International writes - The United Nations Mission in Colombia announced June 26 that the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) had completed its disarmament. The FARC has relinquished most of its territory and former guerrillas are beginning the process of rejoining Colombian society. Subscription required.

Barcelona Terror Attack | FOX 45 News Baltimore (WBFF)

John Rose, COO of iJET International discusses the importance of being vigilant and prepared if your surroundings change unexpectantly.  What red flags to watch for and what to do if you find yourself in a threatening environment.

July, 2017

Operational Risk Management in Today's Dynamic Asymmetrical Environments | Security Director Magazine

Mike Payne, CPP, iJET senior advisor, organizational resilience, global operations writes - Regardless of industry, the need to treat Operational Risk Management as an organizational process has become essential. This risk process provides clarity in identifying, prioritizing, and balancing the risk in any opportunity pursued. Of the many benefits, reducing the impacts of undesirable events is foremost. page 63

June, 2017

Risky Business | Business Travel Magazine

George Taylor, iJET’s vice president of global operations, says: “I see the need to account for employees’ whereabouts evolving beyond only high-risk travel.  Attacks in Europe and other high-risk locations have demonstrated that crisis situations can happen anywhere.  “While full-time tracking may not be necessary, the ability to turn on a tracking feature in times of crisis will become increasing relevant.” Adds Taylor. page 17

iJET Names New CEO as Demand for Risk Services Expands | The Wall Street Journal's Risk & Compliance Journal
IJET International Inc., a risk consulting firm backed by private-equity shop LLR Partners, has named a new chief executive as it looks to capitalize on growing demand for risk services, the company told The Wall Street Journal. Benjamin Allen has taken over from co-founder and previous CEO Bruce McIndoe, who now serves as president.  
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Risk Management: Getting Started | Business Travel News

Have a plan and follow the mantra, "Prepare, monitor and respond," said iJet vice president of global operations for travel risk management George Taylor. "Bigger companies may have more money, but throwing money at the problem isn't always the solution. If you don't have a plan, policy or methodology around action ... all that technology is a bunch of noise. It's like having the news and a television show on: You're getting a lot of information, but what are you going to do with it?"