2016 European Conference Agenda
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 Agenda 
 Times below are subject to change.
 Monday, 24 October
 17:00 - 19:00  Registration Open  Hotel Lobby
 
 Tuesday, 25 October
 08:30 - 19:30   Registration Open  Ballroom Foyer
 08:30 - 09:30   Welcome Coffee
 Ballroom Foyer
 09:30 - 10:00  Welcome Remarks
        Albert Maes, Starwood Hotels and Resorts
        Marcos Pomar, Meliá Hotels International
        Bryan Steele, Jireh-Tek Limited
 Nova Icària Room
 10:00 - 10:45   Delighting Your Guests & Your Marketing Team Through Guest Device Auto-Authentication
       
Dayna Kully, 5thGenWireless (Moderator)
        Charlotta Brändström, Aptilo Networks
        Christopher Spencer, GlobalReach Technology
        Eric Sullender, Eleven
        Dick Wagner, Marriott International          
 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)
        Stéphane Bourgeois, Belden
        Greg Dawes, VT Group
        Albert Maes, Starwood Hotels and Resorts
 A CRM-Centric Approach to Digital Strategy
        Bryan Steele, Jireh-Tek Limited
 Nova Icària Room

 



 Bogatell Room

 12:10 - 12:55   Wi-Fi & Cellular Convergence: Fait Accompli?
        Dayna Kully, 5thGenWireless (Moderator)
        Andrea Coppini, Ruckus Wireless, Inc.        
        Marjorie Leonidas, GlobalReach Technology
        Christian Wagner, Kathrein Werke KG
 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
 PII—Protecting Information of the Guest and Employee
        John Bell, Ajontech LLC
 Nova Icària Room

 Bogatell Room
 15:00 - 16:00  Will Robots Become Commonplace in Hotels?
         Yves Lacheret, AccorHotels (Moderator)
         Steve Cousins, Savioke
         Renaud Didier, Awabot
         Micah Green, Maidbot
         Dr. Emanuele Rossetti, Makr Shakr
 The Payment Landscape in Hospitality
         John Bell, Ajontech LLC
 Nova Icària Room





 Bogatell Room
 16:00 - 16:30  Coffee Break - Exhibits Open   Atrium & Barceloneta Room 
 16:30 - 18:00  Infrastructure and Software Resource Team
        John Bell, Ajontech LLC
        Dayna Kully, 5thGenWireless
        Albert Maes, Starwood Hotels and Resorts
        Marcos Pomar, Meliá Hotels International
        Bryan Steele, Jireh-Tek Limited
        Dick Wagner, Marriott International
 Nova Icària Room
 
 18:00 - 19:30  Welcome Reception - Exhibits Open  Atrium & Barceloneta Room 
 
 Wednesday, 26 October
 08:30 - 19:00   Registration Open  Ballroom Foyer
 08:30 - 09:30   Welcome Coffee Exhibits Open  Atrium & Barceloneta Room
 09:30 - 09:50   Welcome Remarks  Atrium & Barceloneta Room

 09:50 - 10:50

 10:50 - 11:00

 How to Drive Game-Changing Innovation in an Age of Perpetual Change
        Jonathan MacDonald, Thought Expansion Network (TEN)
 Sponsor Speaker - Ruckus Wireless, Inc.
 Grand Ballroom Olimpia
 11:00 - 11:45   Coffee Break - Exhibits Open  Atrium & Barceloneta Room 
 11:45 - 12:30  The Future of Travel and Digital
        Miquel Moyà 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 - 15:30   Managing Technology During Mergers & Acquisitions
        Micah Friedman, Cognizant (Moderator)
        Laurent Idrac, AccorHotels
        Luis Segredo, Amadeus Hospitality
        John Tattersfield, Marriott International
 Grand Ballroom Olimpia
 15:30 - 16:00  Dark Patterns: User Interfaces Designed to Trick People
        Dr. Harry Brignull, Clearleft Ltd
 Grand Ballroom Olimpia
 16:00 - 16:45   Coffee Break - Exhibits Open
 Atrium & Barceloneta Room 
 16:45 - 17:45  Industry Consolidation: What Does it Mean for Me?
        Larry Hall, Trillium Services Group, LLC (Moderator)
        Chécar Durán, Amadeus IT Group
        Vanguelis Panayotis, MKG Group
        Jan Tissera, TravelClick
        Mike Wrigley, BOSS IT Consulting
 Grand Ballroom Olimpia
 17:45 - 18:00  Closing Remarks  Grand Ballroom Olimpia
 18:00 - 19:00  Cocktail Reception - Exhibits Open  Atrium & Barceloneta Room 
 
 Thursday, 27 October
 Hoteliers Only
 09:00 - 14:00   Registration Open  Ballroom Foyer
 09:00 - 09:30   Welcome Coffee  Barceloneta Room
 
 09:30 - 09:40
 09:40 - 10:40 
 Hotelier-Only Session
     Introduction to the Session
     BYOC/BYOD and Guestroom 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