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Keynote Speaker Amelia Kallman to Present at Upcoming Hospitality Tech Summit

Tuesday, January 7, 2020  
Posted by: Emily Wilson

CHICAGO (January 7, 2020) - Amelia Kallman will present 'Reinventing the Customer Journey: Seamlessly Merging the Digital and Physical with XR' at the upcoming Hospitality Tech Summit on February 13, 2020 at the Okura Hotel in Amsterdam.

Amelia is a leading London futurist, speaker and author. As an innovation and technology communicator, Amelia regularly writes, consults and speaks on the impact of new technologies on the future of business and our lives. She is an expert on the emerging risks of The New Realities (VR-AR-MR) having recently completed authoring a cutting-edge report for Lloyd's of London. She also specializes in the future of retail.

Coming from a theatrical background, Amelia started her tech career by chance in 2013 at a creative technology agency where she worked her way up to become their Global Head of Innovation. She opened, operated and curated innovation lounges in both London and Dubai, working with startups and corporate clients to develop connections and future-proof strategies. Today she continues to discover and bring attention to inventive startups, regularly curating events for WIRED UK.

Amelia has lectured at Cambridge University, written a multi-award winning book, and directed the first burlesque show in 360° video. In 2016 she led an experiment that measured the emotional data of people ages 3-80 as they experienced virtual reality for the first time. Her writing if often featured in WIRED UK, IBC365 and The Big Reveal, her popular monthly innovation newsletter.

The Hospitality Tech Summit is a one-day event held in partnership with Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), the world's largest exhibition for AV and systems integration. By registering for the Hospitality Tech Summit, attendees will receive a complimentary registration to the entire four-day ISE trade show. HTNG members should contact HTNG for their member coupon code to save on registration.

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About Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG)


The premier technology solutions association in the hospitality industry, HTNG is a self-funded, nonprofit organization with members from hospitality companies, technology vendors to hospitality, consultants, media and academic experts. HTNG's members participate in focused workgroups to bring to market open solution sets addressing specific business problems. HTNG fosters the selection and adoption of existing open standards and also develops new open standards to meet the needs of the global hospitality industry.


Currently more than 400 corporate and individual members from across this spectrum, including world leading hospitality companies and technology vendors, are active HTNG participants. HTNG's  Board of Governors, consisting of 21 top IT leaders from hospitality companies around the world, itself has technology responsible for over 3 million guest rooms and world-leading venues. HTNG publishes workgroup proceedings, drafts and specifications for all HTNG members as soon as they are created, encouraging rapid and broad adoption. HTNG releases specifications into the public domain as soon as they are ratified by the workgroups. For more information, visit