Keynote Speakers to Spotlight Digital Transformation and Emerging Technologies in Hotels
Monday, August 24, 2015
Keynote Speakers to Spotlight Digital Transformation and Emerging Technologies in Hotels at HTNG European Conference
CHICAGO (August 24, 2015) – Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG) announced its keynote speakers for the 6th Annual European Conference at the Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée from 20 to 22 October 2015.
Bruce Speechley, Strategy & Transformation Leader for Travel and Transportation at IBM, will discuss the future guest experience using current and emerging technology. Speechley has over 25 years of travel industry and technology experience. He is an inaugural member of IBM’s Industry Academy representing the travel industry and recently spent 18 months working with cross-industry clients around the globe to help envision large smarter commerce solutions for the rapidly growing mobile, social and digitally-driven world.
Amitava “Chats” Chatterjee, Director, Travel, Hospitality and Leisure, Deloitte Digital, will examine the digital transformation hotel companies should consider and how they might incorporate technological advancements into their business models and operational processes to meet their guests’ expectations. Chatterjee has over 20 years of experience helping airlines, hotels, casinos, cruise lines and theme parks solve their strategic problems. Operating at the intersection of business and technology, he guides clients in implementing solutions to create differentiating transformative customer experiences and efficient employee interactions.
“HTNG’s European Conference attracts key speakers from the global hospitality community to produce an exceptional program that is continually rated highly by attendees,” said Michael Blake, Executive Vice President and CEO of HTNG. “We are predicting another great turnout from European hoteliers, providing unmatched networking opportunities for the vendor community.”
HTNG’s conference programs center around emerging and ongoing business issues that technology can address for hotels, while helping attendees stay current on technologies. The conferences have become important events for hospitality professionals who want to maximize the value their companies gain from technology. This year’s program will feature several deep dive technical discussions, as well as strategic sessions focusing on current business issues.
The program and speakers are subject to change. For information and to register, visit http://www.htng.org/conferences/europe.
About Hotel Technology Next Generation
The premier technology solutions association in the hospitality industry, HTNG is a self-funded, nonprofit organization with members from hotel and hospitality companies, technology vendors to hospitality and other industry members including 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. Where necessary, it also develops new open standards to meet the needs of the global hospitality industry.
Membership in HTNG is open to hotel and hospitality companies, technology vendors to hospitality, consultants, academics, press and others. Currently more than 400 corporate and individual members from across this spectrum, including most of the world's leading hotel companies and technology vendors, are active HTNG participants. HTNG's Board of Governors, consisting of 21 top IT leaders from hotel companies around the world, itself has technology responsibility for about three million guest rooms. 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.