HITEC 2013 Tackles Cyber Security and Digital Money in Keynote Sessions
"Those of us in the IT field are continuously seeking to stay ahead of the concerns affecting the industry's ever changing information technology infrastructure," said HITEC Chair Ken Barnes, vice president of Information Technology with White Lodging Services. "Experts like Payton will equip attendees with the tools necessary to engage their organizations in enhancing security posture and strengthening security measures."
The Tuesday, June 25 HITEC keynote session will focus on digital money in a session centered on the provocative novel, The End of Money, presented by author and Wiredcontributing editor, David Wolman. Wolman will share highlights from his new novel and insights on how the current monetary revolution occurring promises to change how we use, save, spend and even define money.
Wolman has also written for such publications as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Time, Outside, Newsweek, Discover, Forbes, New Scientist and Salon, and his work appeared in Best American Science Writing 2009.
On Thursday, after a full week immersed in Hospitality IT, attendees will cap their experience by spending quality time with Hospitality CIOs in a relaxed Q&A session. Upon examination, attendees will notice that many CIOs have not risen to their positions along the same paths, nor do their job descriptions align. But what they do have in common is the oversight of the IT infrastructure at a hospitality company. As IT becomes even more integral to operations and guests services, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from multiple perspectives the direction these top experts are taking their departments. Gain insight on strategy and tactics, staffing, innovative technologies, influence and more —attendees may just get the answer to that tech question they been dying to ask.
HITEC 2013, a service of Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), is the world's largest hospitality technology exposition and conference. The conference is June 24–27. HITEC offers attendees essential education, access to experts and hospitality technology vendors, the opportunity to network with top leaders in the industry and the resources to find cost-effective ways to improve company bottom lines.
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