Top Hotel IT Conference Will Focus on Future Tech Trends, Hacker Defense, Mobility, Generational Differences, Asia and Disruptive Models
HTNG's North American Conference to kick off March 4 in San Diego
membership association that unites the world's hospitality companies and technology innovators to solve technology challenges, announced an engaging series of speakers and sessions for its annual North American conference at the Rancho Bernardo Inn near San Diego. The event is open to all hoteliers, and to non-hoteliers with HTNG memberships.
business issues that technology can address. The content also helps attendees stay current on the technologies that drive the hotel business. This year's main session speakers include a white-hat hacker, a technology "Angel Investor," two winners of the HFTP International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame award and a range of hotel IT executives and consultants.
Breakout meetings on the two preceding days (March 3-4) will cover such issues as BringYour Own Content and Device, Wi-Fi Deployment, Wireless Power, Door Locking Technology, 4K Television, Managing Sensitive Data in Above Property Deployments, and Virtual Payments. Attendance at these technical sessions is a benefit of HTNG membership. One-time trials for non-members can also be arranged.
A listing of confirmed sessions for the main conference includes:
- The Fifth Wave: Tomorrow's Hottest Trends in Technology
- Hackers and Attack Anatomy
- Mobile: A Solution Still Looking for a Problem?
- Travel Throughout the Ages
- The Battle of Disruptive Lodging Models and Technology
- Are You Ready for Asia?
- HTNG Annual Report and Workgroup Reports
- Managing the Sourcing Paradox
- Most Innovative Hospitality Technology Award Ceremony
- IT Leaders' Panel
Speakers confirmed for the conference include:
- Dave Berkus, Founder & President, Berkus Technology Ventures, LLC
- John Biggs, Managing Director, JWB 111 Consulting Services
- Robert Cole, Founder, RockCheetah
- Ted Harrington, Executive Partner, Independent Security Evaluators
- David Heckaman, Vice President of Technology, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
- Mark Hoare, Partner, Prism Partnership
- Laurent Idrac, CIO, Accor
- Dayna Kully, Co-Founder, 5thGenWireless
- Monika Nerger, CIO, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
- Kevin Quinlivan, CIO, Delaware North Companies
- Michelle Renn, Managing Editor, Hotel- Online.com
- Jeremy Rock, Founder & Principal , RockIT Group
- Neil Schubert, Vice President, IT Strategy, Marriott International
- Harbans Singh, Managing Director, Ubiq Global Solutions
- Yvette Vincent, Director of Information Systems, Delaware North Companies
- Chetan Vora, VP of Software Development, Infor
- Dick Wagner, Director of Emerging Technologies, Marriott International
- Todd Wood, VP of Technology - The Americas and Global Applications, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Attendees will benefit not only from the knowledge of these experts, but from theconference's many networking opportunities with other attendees from the region and from around the world. Top-level hotel IT and vendor executives dominate the attendee mix, and the sessions are geared toward a strategic, business focus on technology.
Additional Opportunity for Senior Level Hotel Technologists:Hotel CIOs, IT Directors, regional heads and equivalent senior-level corporate technologists are also eligible to participate in the Hotel IT Leaders' Roundtable, immediately following the main conference on Thursday afternoon (limit two attendees per company). This afternoon-long, hotelier-only session creates a real- time agenda determined by the attendees. Details about this free meeting are on HTNG's web site.
Registration Information: Onlineregistration is available, but if you are interested, don't delay; the last registration discount will expire Friday 21 February.
For general questions about the conference, the roundtable or either forum meeting,contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG)
The premier technology solutions association in the hospitality industry, HTNG is a self-funded, nonprofit organization with members from hospitality companies, technology vendors to hospitality, consultants, media and academic experts. HTNG's members participate in focused workgroups to bring to market open solution sets addressing specific business problems. HTNG fosters the selection and adoption of existing open standards and also develops new open standards to meet the needs of the global hospitality industry.
Currently more than 400 corporate and individual members from across the spectrum, including world leading hospitality companies and technology vendors, are active HTNG participants. HTNG's Board of Governors, consisting of 22 top IT leaders from hospitality companies around the world, itself has technology responsibility for over 2.5 million guest rooms. HTNG publishes workgroup proceedings, drafts and specifications for all HTNG members as soon as they are created, encouraging rapid and broad adoption. HTNG releases specifications into the public domain as soon as they are ratified by the workgroups. For more information, visit www.htng.org.