Due to popularity, the Hotel Technology Forum is expanding its program to include an open-door, interactive workshop. This workshop will be open to all HTF attendees, including hotel operators, vendors (HTF sponsors only) and qualified consultants. Pre-event signup will be made available via an emailed link, and is encouraged. Space is limited! Cash prizes!
Hotel of the Future: Take the Top Tech Challenge!
Leader: Russell Dazzio, Chairman & CEO, R&R Global Hospitality
HTF is celebrating its 10 year anniversary, and as a part of this year’s program, we’re excited to launch the “Hotel of the Future: Top Tech Challenge!” where participants will compete to create concepts for a hotel’s use of technology ten years into the future.
The year is 2024, and the hotel industry has evolved in many exciting — even unprecedented — ways to meet the needs and expectations of guests. From finding and booking rooms, to creating experiences for guests while on property, technology is a vital component of success for the hotel of the future.
What are the services and systems that will be a part of the fabric of the hotel industry in 2024? Join the Top Tech Challenge, and predict the course of the future. In this interactive workshop, teams of visionary industry executives will be given a specific category to explore, as they attempt to conceptualize how future technology is being used to engage guests, provide service, and create experiences in the hotel of the future.
After a fast-paced brainstorm session* with your team to develop your concept, each team will share their concept during a competitive round of presentations. Judges will evaluate concepts, and the winning team will earn the coveted “Hotel of the Future: Top Tech Challenge” award, plus cash prizes!
*Bring your wi-fi connected devices to aid in your brainstorming – online research is encouraged! This session promises to be fun, interactive and educational!
* John Bollen, Sr. Vice President & Chief Digital Officer, MGM Resorts International
* Russell Dazzio, Chairman & CEO, R&R Global Hospitality
* Mehmet Erdem, Ph.D., CHTP, President, iHITA.org and Director of Technology & Innovation, Hotel College, UNLV
* Abigail A. Lorden, Editor-in-Chief, Hospitality Technology
* Douglas C. Rice, Executive Vice President & CEO, Hotel Technology Next Generation