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HT-NEXT Agenda

This year's conference took place at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, FL from 10-13 April.

MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2017 
10:00 am - 7:00 pm Registration Open 
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm HTNG Workgroups
   Workgroup #1 - Payments
   Workgroup #2 - Door Lock Security
   Workgroup #3 - Centralized Authentication
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Networking Break
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm HTNG Workgroups
   Workgroup #4 - Scalable Cellular Technologies
   Workgroup #5 - Hotel Systems Dashboard
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm HTNG Briefs & Bingo
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Networking Reception
TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017 
7:30 am - 6:00 pm Registration Open
8:00 am - 8:45 am Networking Breakfast
8:45 am - 10:20 am HTNG Breakout: Shaping The Role of the HTNG Vendor Advisory Council
8:45 am - 10:20 am HTNG Workgroups
   Workgroup #6 - Technology Renovations Management
   Workgroup #7 - Internet of Things (IOT)
8:45 am - 9:30 am Breakout #1 - Talking About Payments With the People Who Know
   Segment 1: Why PCI? The Benefits, Challenges & Misconceptions
   Segment 2: Going Beyond PCI: The 411 of Firewalls
9:35 am - 10:20 am Concurrent Breakouts
   Breakout #2: HTNG Workgroup Consortium: Modern Messaging & New Ways To Integrate Systems
   Breakout #3: Reconsidering Revenue Management
10:20 am - 10:45 am Networking Break 
10:45 am - 12:20 pm HTNG Workgroups
   Workgroup #8 - Cloud Communications
   Workgroup #9 - Fiber to the Room
   Workgroup #10 - Next Generation Distribution Messaging
10:45 am - 11:30 am Concurrent Breakouts
   Breakout #4: Future-Ready Network Infrastructure
   Breakout #5: Getting Smart About PII: A Legal & Logistical Roadmap to Protect from Privacy and Security Risks 
11:35 am - 12:20 pm Concurrent Breakouts
   Breakout #6: Emerging Technology: What's Hype, What's Hot, What's Next
   Breakout #7: Selecting Technology Vendors: Ensuring Frictionless Experience with Multi-Vendor Integrated Tech Solutions
12:20 pm - 1:45 pm Welcome Luncheon featuring Topic Tables
1:45 pm - 2:50 pm Welcome Remarks & Keynote Address: Creating Frictionless Experiences Through Digital Leadership
2:50 pm - 3:30 pm Keynote Networking Break
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm HT-NEXT Awards Program
5:15 pm - 6:15 pm Networking Reception
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Social Outing: "Cocktails & Competition" (Sponsored by Corserva)
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 2017 
7:30 am - 6:00 pm Registration Open
8:00 am - 8:45 am Networking Breakfast
8:45 am - 9:35 am General Session #1: How Virtual and Augmented Reality will Change Loyalty & Engagement for Hospitality
9:35 am - 10:30 am Networking Break
10:30 am - 11:20 am General Session #2: Hacking The Connected Hotel
11:25 am - 11:45 am HT-NEXT Lightning Chats: Bolts of Insight in 20 Minutes
   Lightning Chat #1: 360 Degree Digital Demand Ecosystem
   Lightning Chat #2: Optimizing the In-Room Experience Through the TV
11:50 am - 12:10 pm HT-NEXT Lightning Chats: Bolts of Insight in 20 Minutes
   Lightning Chat #3: Hotels & EMV: Falling Asleep at the Wheel
   Lightning Chat #4: Engaging Guests by Enabling a Digital Journey
12:10 pm - 1:40 pm Networking Luncheon featuring Topic Tables
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm Hotelier Closed Door Roundtables
   Roundtable #1: Frictionless Guest-Facing Tech
   Roundtable #2: Frictionless Management Strategy
   Roundtable #3: Innovation Workshop: Innovating Your Guest Experience in a Technology-Driven World (Sponsored by Samsung)
3:00 pm - 3:40 pm Networking Break
3:40 pm - 4:30 pm General Session #3: 2017 Lodging Technology Study Deep Dive
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Networking Reception
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm After Hours Party (Sponsored by Samsung)
THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2017 
7:30 am - 11:00 am Registration Open
8:00 am - 8:45 am Networking Breakfast
8:45 am - 9:35 am Keynote Address: How to Survive & Thrive in the Digital Economy with Data Analytics
9:35 am - 10:15 am Keynote Networking Break
10:15 am - 11:05 am General Session #4: IT Leadership Panel
11:05 am - 11:10 am Closing Comments