2016 Asia-Pacific Conference Agenda
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 Agenda 
 Times below are subject to change.
 Unless otherwise noted, meals/breaks will be in Ballroom 1 and all sessions will be in Ballroom 2.
 Tuesday, 26 July
 15:00 - 19:30 Registration Open
Ballroom Foyer
 18:00 - 19:30 Welcome Reception - Exhibits Open
 
 Wednesday, 27 July
 08:00 - 19:00  Registration Open
Ballroom Foyer
 08:00 - 09:00  Welcome Coffee - Exhibits Open
 09:00 - 09:20 Welcome Remarks
Mike Blake 
- HTNG
 09:20 - 10:20  Rethinking Guest-Facing Technology
     
  • Ted Horner (Moderator) - E. Horner & Associates Pty Ltd
  • Martin Bookallil - Marriott International

Guest-facing technology is far from a new discussion.  Some initiatives have been successful; others have failed.  And guest expectations change faster than we can adapt.  This panel will take a fresh look at the state of guest-facing technology and where as an industry we are headed in the coming years.

 10:20 - 10:35 Sponsor Presentation
 10:35 - 11:20 Coffee Break - Exhibits Open
 11:20 - 12:00  UX = ART + SCIENCE + TECHNOLOGY
Sumit Sheth 
- Infogain
 12:00 - 12:30 CHTA Update
Jing Zhu
- China Hospitality Technology Alliance

The China Hospitality Technology Alliance (CHTA) continues to grow and prosper, becoming a force and leader in the Asian Hotel Technology industry.  CHTA's CEO, Ms. Jing Zhu will provide an update on CHTA's recent activities.
 12:30 - 13:45  Lunch - Exhibits Open
 13:45 - 14:30  The Cloud Imperative  - Oracle's Perspective
Grahame Tate
- Oracle

Enterprises around the globe and across industries are actively transforming their businesses with cloud solutions. Cloud computing can help hospitality enterprises lower IT complexity and costs, increase agility, accelerate delivery of new services, and enhance the customer experience. Get Oracle’s perspective on the cloud, the types of the cloud services that are available for enterprises, security, expandability, scalability, and key considerations as hotels consider moving operational platforms to the cloud. Get insights from Oracle’s research on the technology experience guests seek today and see how cloud technologies can help you deliver these technology rich experiences.
 14:30 - 15:00 A Case Study in Cloud Migration 
  • David Sjolander (Moderator) - HTNG
  • Frank Trampert - Tune Hotels

Cloud Migration as a concept makes perfect sense – less complexity, better security, scalability, and agility.  But what happens in real life?  Frank Trampert, CEO of Tune Hotels, in a conversation with HTNG’s David Sjolander will share his company’s recent journey down this path – the good, the bad, and the ugly.

 15:00 - 15:10 Sponsor Presentation
 15:10 - 15:55 Coffee Break - Exhibits Open
 15:55 - 16:55 The Moderators Become the Panelists 
  • Martin Bookallil (Moderator) - Marriott International
  • Fraser Hickox - The Conceptual Group
  • Ted Horner - E. Horner & Associates Pty Ltd
  • Dayna Kully - 5thGenWireless
  • Terence Ronson - Pertlink Limited

We hear from this sessions panelists regularly at HTNG and other industry conferences, but they are usually the moderators pulling the knowledge and wisdom from the panelists.  Today we flip things around so that we can learn more about their varied expertise and life in the trenches as consultant.  Marriott's VP IT for Asia-Pacific, Martin Bookillil reverses the spotlight in what should be a very entertaining hour.

 17:15 - 18:15 Welcome Reception - Exhibits Open 
 18:15 - 20:00 Dinner
River Terrace
 
 Thursday, 28 July
 08:00 - 13:00  Registration Open
Ballroom Foyer
 07:55 - 08:55  Welcome Coffee - Exhibits Open
 08:55 - 09:35  TBD
 09:35 - 09:40 Sponsor Presentation
 09:40 - 10:25 Automatic Authentication
 10:25 - 10:30 Sponsor Presentation
 10:30 - 11:15  Coffee Break - Exhibits Open
 11:15 - 12:00  IT Leadership Panel
     
  • Ted Horner (Moderator) - E. Horner & Associates Pty Ltd
  • Martin Bookallil - Marriott International
  • Edward Malinowski - Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts

Top-level hotel IT executives will share how they see technology evolving in hotels in coming years. The panel will also discuss their biggest challenges, issues and concerns.  

 12:00 - 12:10 Closing Remarks
Mike Blake
- HTNG
 12:10 - 13:25  LunchExhibits Open