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HTNG Announces TechOvation Award Semi-finalists to Present at Virtual Event

Tuesday, April 7, 2020  
Posted by: Emily Wilson

CHICAGO (April 7, 2020) - Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG), the premier technology solutions association for the hospitality industry, today reveals the ten entries that have been selected to advance as semi-finalists in the next round of the 2020 HTNG TechOvation Award competition.

TechOvation is an annual award program that brings together the latest industry innovations from hospitality technology solution providers all in one place. The first round of the competition hosted participants' solutions online through a hybrid competition format which combined crowd-sourced voting and selection by a panel of judges to determine the semi-finalists.

Every year, the HTNG TechOvation Award continues to draw increasing participation, both in contestant sign-ups and in online views of the participants' videos. This year, 18 submitted videos collectively received more than 45,700 views and garnered over 10,700 "likes." Additionally, during the voting timeframe, HTNG's YouTube account gained 284 new subscribers.

The 2020 HTNG TechOvation Award Semi-finalists are:

  • Alliants App, Alliants
  • Angie Mobile App, Angie Hospitality
  • enseoCONNECT, Enseo
  • Global Roaming Passphrase, Blueport Inc.
  • IDeaS & Amadeus Sales & Event Management Advanced Two Way Integration, IDeaS
  • InnSpire ReviewMagic.AI, InnSpire
  • Nomadix Casting, Nomadix
  • Nonius Cast, Nonius
  • React Mobile Employee Safety Platform, React Mobile
  • Yoonik ID, Yoonik

Due to ongoing travel restriction, the second round of this year's TechOvation Award competition will be held as an entirely virtual online event on May 21, 2020. The dynamic online format will leverage the UgoVirtual event and meeting platform to virtualize the traditional TechOvation event. Similar to previous years when the final round was held at HT-NEXT, the semi-finalists will have an opportunity to present four-minute overviews of their solutions and their impact on the hospitality market. The judging panel will vote on the entries to select the top three finalists and online audience interaction will choose the final TechOvation winner. The UgoVirtual platform. also allows a range of additional features, which will enhance the virtual experience for both attendees and presenters.

HTNG is now accepting sponsorships for this event, with packages including benefits from speaking slots to branding opportunities. Sponsorships will be secured on a first-come, first-served basis, and a portion of the sponsorship proceeds will be donated to AHLA's Hospitality for Hope initiative. For more information, please contact laura@htng.org.

More information on the virtual event will be announced soon. For any questions, please contact events@htng.org

 

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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 22 top IT leaders from hospitality companies around the world, itself has technology responsible for over 3.1 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 www.htng.org.