2016 North American Conference Agenda
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Please note, agenda is subject to change.

Monday, February 29

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Registration Open
Hotel Lobby    

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Happy Hour and Happy Wi-Fi by Xirrus  
Live Oak Room

Tuesday, March 1     

Breakfast, breaks & reception are located in Magnolia A/B/C & Foyer.
Items in blue are Workgroup Meetings.

Session Location

Magnolia F/G

Magnolia E

Conference 2

Cumberland C

Cumberland A

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Registration Open
Magnolia Foyer    

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Breakfast   

8:15 am - 8:45 am

HTNG Orientation

       

9:00 am - 9:15 am

 

Welcome Remarks

       

9:15 am - 9:20 am

Break

9:20 am - 10:05 am

Virtual Reality: Not Just for Gamers Anymore

Don't Let the Cloud Rain on Your Parade

Secure Payments Framework

Personal Area Networks

Connected Devices - An Emerging Threat in Hospitality

10:05 am - 10:35 am

Break

10:35 am - 11:20 am

We are Watching You: Advances in Hospitality Security

The Third Generation of Payments

Above Property Systems

Personal Area Networks

Cloud PBX Team

11:20 am - 11:30 am

Break

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Jeopardy, n.          \ˈje-pər-dē\: hazard or risk of or exposure to harm, loss, theft; also a popular TV game

Event Space ArchiTechnology℠: Planning for the Future of Meetings

Lightweight Messaging

Scalable Cellular Service

Internet of Things Team

12:30 pm - 1:40 pm

Lunch - Magnolia Lawn

1:40 pm - 2:25 pm

PCI Security Council Presents

WebRTC

Lightweight Messaging

Scalable Cellular Service

 

2:25 pm - 2:35 pm

Break

2:35 pm - 3:20 pm 

Cloud PBX - The Time Is Now 

OpenTravel’s Architectural Direction: Moving Beyond XML Messaging

Door Lock Security

New Builds

 

3:20 pm - 3:50 pm

Break

3:50 pm - 4:35 pm

Innovative Power Distribution for Fiber Optics

Wi-Fi and Big Data – How to Capitalize on the Investments

Bulk Data API

Hotel Systems Dashboard

 

4:35 pm - 4:45 pm

Break

4:45 pm - 5:30 pm

Infrastructure Resource Team

Software Resource Team

     

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Reception
Exhibits Open

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Dinner
Walker's Landing

Wednesday, March 2

Breakfast, breaks & reception are located in Magnolia A/B/C & Foyer.
All sessions will be in Magnolia D/E/F/G. 

7:00 am - 8:00 am

8:00 am - 9:00 am

5K Fun Run/Walk sponsored by:  Tata Consultancy Services

Wellness Breakfast  
Exhibits Open

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Registration Open
Magnolia Foyer

9:00 am - 9:45 am

The Cloud Imperative – Oracle's Perspective

Ray Carlin - Oracle

Personally Identifiable Information

Conference Room 2 

9:45 am - 10:30 am

Real Incident Response Readiness – Why the PCI Requirements Are More Than Just Checking a Box

Matt Presser - Trustwave

Fiber to the Room

Conference Room 2 

10:30 am - 11:15 am

Break
Exhibits Open

11:15 am - 1:00 pm

TechOvation Award - Qualifying Round

Nick Price (Emcee) - CitizenM Hotels

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Lunch - Magnolia Lawn
Exhibits Open

2:15 pm - 2:35 pm

Opening Remarks

Mike Blake - HTNG

2:35 pm - 3:32 pm

The Three I's Impacting Hospitality Technology

Henry Harteveldt - Atmosphere Research Group

3:32 pm - 3:40 pm

Sponsor Presentation

3:40 pm - 4:25 pm

Break
Exhibits Open

4:25 pm - 5:15 pm

Workgroups: Getting the Most Out of HTNG

5:15 pm - 5:23 pm

Sponsor Presentation

5:23 pm - 5:30 pm

TechOvation Award - Finalists Announcement

Nick Price (Emcee) - CitizenM Hotels

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Cocktail Reception
Exhibits Open

Thursday, March 3

Breakfast and breaks are located in Magnolia A/B/C & Foyer.
All sessions will be in Magnolia D/E/F/G. 

8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Registration Open
Magnolia Foyer

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Breakfast
Exhibits Open

9:00 am - 9:30 am

A New Twist on E=MC2 -- E+C=M2 TM

Darla Morse - SeaWorld

9:30 am - 9:35 am

Sponsor Presentation

9:35 am - 10:35 am

The Genius of Opposites: How Introverts and Extroverts Achieve Extraordinary Things Together

Jennifer Kahnweiler, Ph.D. - Author and Global Speaker

10:35 am - 10:40 am

Sponsor Presentation

10:40 am - 11:25 am

Break
Exhibits Open

11:25 am - 12:10 pm

Fresh from China: Big Data on Steroids

12:10 pm - 12:15 pm

Sponsor Presentation

12:15 pm - 12:20 pm

Sponsor Presentation

12:20 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch - Magnolia Lawn
Exhibits Open

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

TechOvation Award - Final Round

Nick Price (Emcee) - CitizenM Hotels

2:00 pm - 2:50 pm

IT Leaders Panel

2:50 pm - 3:00 pm

Closing Remarks

Mike Blake - HTNG