2016 European Conference Agenda
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 Agenda 
 The program will feature engaging sessions and topics. Times below are subject to change.
 Monday, 24 October
 17:00 - 19:00  Registration Open  Hotel Lobby
 
 Tuesday, 25 October
 08:00 - 19:30   Registration Open  Ballroom Foyer
 08:30 - 09:30   Welcome Breakfast and Coffee
 Ballroom Foyer
 09:30 - 10:00  Welcome Remarks
        Albert Maes, Starwood Hotels and Resorts
        Bryan Steele, Jireh-Tek Limited
        Marcos Pomar, Meliá Hotels International
 Nova Icària Room
 10:00 - 10:45   TBD             
 The Future of Hotel Meeting Space Technology
        Ram Parimi, Social Tables
 Nova Icària Room
 Bogatell Room
 10:45 - 11:15  Coffee Break   Ballroom Foyer
 11:15 - 12:10   Turning Points in Modern Hotel Infrastructure
        Dick Wagner, Marriott International (Moderator)
        Stephane Bourgeois, Belden
        Greg Dawes, VT Group
 PII - Protecting Information of the Guest and Employee
        John Bell, Ajontech LLC

Nova Icària Room

Bogatell Room

 12:10 - 12:55   Wi-Fi & Cellular Convergence: Fait Accompli?
        Dayna Kully, 5thGenWireless
        Christian Wagner, KATHREIN-Werke KG
        Andrea Coppini, Ruckus Wireless
 Hotel Hackers - The Uninvited Guest
        David Holman, Trustwave
 Nova Icària Room


 Bogatell Room
 12:55 - 14:10   Lunch - Exhibits Open  Restaurant Syrah & Terrace
 14:10 - 15:00  Hotel Systems Dashboards
        Dick Wagner, Marriott International
 The Payment Landscape in Hospitality
        John Bell, Ajontech LLC
 Nova Icària Room

 Bogatell Room
 15:00 - 16:00  Will Robots Become Commonplace in Hotels?
         Yves Lacheret, AccorHotels (Moderator)
         Micah Green, Maidbot
         Saverio Panata, Makr Shakr
         Renaud Didier, Awabot
         Steve Cousins, Savioke
 Nova Icària Rooms
 16:00 - 16:30  Coffee Break - Exhibits Open   Atrium & Barceloneta Room 
 16:00 - 17:30  Infrastructure and Software Resource Team
        Albert Maes, Starwood Hotels and Resorts
        Bryan Steele, Jireh-Tek Limited
        Marcos Pomar, Meliá Hotels International
        Dayna Kully, 5thGenWireless
        Dick Wagner, Marriott International
        John Bell, Ajontech LLC
 Nova Icària Room
 
 17:30 - 19:30  Welcome Reception - Exhibits Open  Atrium & Barceloneta Room 
 
 Wednesday, 26 October
 08:00 - 18:40   Registration Open  Ballroom Foyer
 08:30 - 09:30   Welcome Breakfast and Coffee  Atrium & Barceloneta Room
 09:30 - 09:50   Welcome Remarks - Exhibits Open  Atrium & Barceloneta Room
 09:50 - 11:00  How to Drive Game-Changing Innovation in an Age of Perpetual Change
        Jonathan MacDonald, Thought Expansion Network (TEN)
 Grand Ballroom Olimpia
 11:00 - 11:45   Coffee Break - Exhibits Open  Atrium & Barceloneta Room 
 11:45 - 12:30  The Future of Travel and Digital
        Miguel Moya Porcel, Google
 Grand Ballroom Olimpia
 12:30 - 13:15  Demystifying the Digital Marketplace
        Cindy Estis Green, Kalibri Labs
 Grand Ballroom Olimpia 
 13:15 - 14:30  Lunch - Exhibits Open  Restaurant Syrah & Terrace
 14:30 - 15:35   Managing Technology During Mergers & Acquisitions
        Micah Friedman, Cognizant
        Laurent Idrac, AccorHotels
        John Tattersfield, Marriott International
        Luis Segredo, Strategic Initiatives
 Grand Ballroom Olimpia
 15:35 - 16:05  Dark Patterns: User Interfaces Designed to Trick People
        Dr. Harry Brignull, Clearleft Ltd
 Grand Ballroom Olimpia
 16:05 - 16:45   Coffee Break - Exhibits Open
 Atrium & Barceloneta Room 
 16:45 - 17:45  Industry Consolidation: What Does it Mean for Me?
        Larry Hall, IreckonU, The Americas (Moderator)
        Mike Wrigley, BOSS IT Consulting
        Jan Tissera, TravelClick
        Chécar Durán, Amadeus IT Group
        Vanguelis Panayotis, MKG Group
 Grand Ballroom Olimpia
 17:45 - 18:00  Closing Remarks  Grand Ballroom Olimpia
 18:00 - 18:40  Cocktail Reception - Exhibits Open  Atrium & Barceloneta Room 
 
 Thursday, 27 October
 Hoteliers Only
 08:00 - 14:00   Registration Open  Barceloneta Room
 08:30 - 09:30   Welcome Breakfast and Coffee  Barceloneta Room
 
 09:30 - 09:40
 09:40 - 10:40 
 Hotelier-Only Session
     Introduction to the Session
     BYOC/BYOD In-room Entertainment
 Barceloneta Room
 10:40 - 10:55   Coffee Break  Barceloneta Room
 10:55 - 11:55  Hotelier-Only Session
     
Fiber Optic Infrastructures & GPON
 Barceloneta Room
 11:55 - 12:10   Coffee Break  Barceloneta Room
 12:10 - 13:10
 13:10 - 13:30
 Hotelier-Only Session
     Payment Security and Alternative Payment Methods
     Wrap Up/Discussion
 Barceloneta Room
 13:30 - 14:30  Lunch  Restaurant Syrah & Terrace