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HTNG Announces Final Agenda for Europe's Premiere Hotel Technology Week

Monday, November 26, 2012  

Seventh Annual European Conference Again Opens Doors to All Hoteliers

CHICAGO (November 26, 2012) – The global trade association Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG) has published the final advance agenda for its upcoming conference at the InterContinental Hotel in Vienna, 04-06 December. As part of an annual event planned by hospitality technologists for hospitality technologists, HTNG’s conference provides unmatched thought-leadership sessions featuring the top technology minds in the industry. The event is open to all hoteliers, and also to vendors and consultants who are HTNG members.

Immediately following this year’s conference on the afternoon of 06 December will be the fourth annual Hotel IT Leaders’ Roundtable. This exclusive collaborative event is available at no charge to qualified hotel IT executives only, who share experiences and perspectives on the greatest challenges facing their IT teams.

The agenda for the main conference includes sessions from some of the leading technology names in the hotel community. Sessions on the conference agenda include:

  • Mobilizing the End-to-End Hotel Experience
  • We’re Moving to the Cloud: Now What?
  • New Approaches to Meeting Bandwidth Demand
  • Evolving Threats & Best Practices for Payment Security in Hospitality
  • IT Support for the Changing World of Search
  • Finding Value in Boring Data
  • Mobilizing the End-to-End Hotel Experience
  • The Challenge of Supporting Bring-Your-Own-Content
  • Innovative Uses of Technology in Hotels (Includes an announcement of competition winners!)
  • Hotel IT Leadership Panel
  • HTNG and Forum Updates

The experienced list of conference session leaders includes:

  • Stefan Bader, Director of Hotel Technology, Kempinski Hotels
  • Ralf Balzer, IT Director, Maybourne Hotels
  • John Bell, Enterprise Architect, Marriott International
  • Stephen Burke, CTO, Taxeo
  • Robin Coker, Manager PMS Development, Infor
  • Greg Dawes, Senior Systems Engineer, Zhone Technologies
  • Graham Dungey, Senior Vice-President, Concorde Hotels & Resorts
  • John Grew, Hospitality Communications Consultant, Spartan Communications
  • Bryan Hammer, Director of IT, EAME, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide
  • David Heckaman, Vice President-IT, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
  • Benj Hosack, Director, Foregenix
  • Ian Millar, Deputy Director, INTEHL, Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne
  • Monika Nerger, CIO, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
  • Pontus Noren, Director, Co-Founder, Cloudreach
  • Nick Price, CEO, NetSys Technology
  • Mark Rupert Read, Group IT Manager, Firmdale Hotels
  • Gerry Samuels, Founder & Executive Director, Mobile Travel Technologies, Ltd.
  • Riko van Santen, VP Digital Strategy and Distribution, Kempinski Hotels
  • Yvette Vincent, Director of Information Systems, Delaware North Companies
  • Richard Wagner, Director of Emerging Technologies, Marriott International
  • Jeremy Ward, Senior VP-IT, Kempinski Hotels
  • Michael Zetterlund, Product Management Director, Swisscom

For more details about the meeting, specifics on the sessions, speaker details, information about the Hotel IT Leaders’ Roundtable, or registration for any of the week’s events, visit http://www.htng.org/europe. Registrations are also accepted at the door.