World Panel
World Panel

Information Technology

This HN World Panel addresses IT subjects around technologies used in hotels both guest- and employee-facing. The panel is co-created with HFTP, organizers of HITEC exhibitions, taking place in the US, Europe, Middle East and Asia. Find out more at www.hitec.org.
Hitec Dallas
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This Viewpoint is part of the HITEC Dallas 2021 panel

Panel Champs

Ian Millar

Professor at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne

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Floor Bleeker

CIO MEA and Global Accor Strategic Programs

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Lyle Worthington

Technology Executive and Consultant & Past President of HFTP Global

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Simone Puorto

Founder | CEO | Futurist

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While virtual reality can be used to attract travelers to a specific destination, augmented reality has the potential to enhance the experience as it is lived. From the point of view of sales and advertising, AR is a great way to show offers and promotions in real-time: a traveler could point the camera at a restaurant and see the menu-of-the-day come to life, or watch hotel room rates shown over the "real" property.

Thoughts and recommendations for CYBER HITEC!

For obvious reasons, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) announced last week that this year's HITEC will pivot to a virtual edition called "Cyber HITEC." I guess most of you have been participating and attending in a variety of online event formats over the past 3 months.

Artificial Intelligence… Where could and should AI be adopted in our industry?

Artificial intelligence is rapidly moving from the laboratory and into business and consumer applications. The result is a fundamental shift in how software is built, and what it's capable of doing. And while we're still a way off from the artificial general intelligence portrayed in the movies, artificial narrow intelligence is a reality that's already powering some of the most successful technology businesses today, including Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple.

The Death of Yesterday’s PMS: Embracing the New Normal

The PMS' role as the center of a hotel's technology ecosystem is coming to an end. Crucial guest data sits locked up in today's disconnected data silos, making it very difficult for hotels/brands to optimize and bank in on the 'digital guest journey'.

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