2018 TechOvation Award Now Open for Entries
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Posted by: Emily Wilson
CHICAGO (November 30, 2017) - Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG) launches the 2018 TechOvation Award to recognize and reward technology innovation in the hospitality industry.
The TechOvation Award is open to both HTNG members and nonmembers. To enter TechOvation, contestants will submit an application and a 90-second video showcasing their new product and its potential impact on the hospitality industry. These videos will be hosted on HTNG's YouTube channel, where the public is able to engage and weigh in on what innovative technologies they seek to be effective to the industry. Last year, the videos garnered over 66,000 views and 12,200 likes collectively from 76 countries across the globe.
All videos will be watched by the esteemed judging panel, consisting of many HTNG Board of Governors and other industry leaders. The judges will choose the seven semifinalists and the remaining three spots will be awarded through crowdsourcing. The semifinalists will advance to present their products live on March 14 at the premier industry event, HT-NEXT.
The 2018 HT-NEXT conference will take place March 12-13 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego. The HT-NEXT Awards Program, sponsored by Datatrend Technologies, will take place on March 14 where the HTNG TechOvation Award winner and the recipients of HT's Hotel Visionary Awards will both be announced.
Charlie Cox, President, Datatrend Technologies said, "We help bring next-generation technologies to market friction-free, working with hoteliers and solution providers to develop and deploy innovative applications ranging from guest experience to operational efficiencies. The awards program is a perfect complement to Datatrend's role in hospitality technology innovation."
For more information or to participate in the 2018 TechOvation Award, visit: http://www.htng.org/?page=TechOvation_18
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 24 top IT leaders from hospitality companies around the world, itself has technology responsible for over 2.5 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.