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TechOvation Winners 2018

The TechOvation Award was created to recognize and reward technology innovation in the hospitality industry. The contest offered outstanding visibility, provided excellent promotional opportunities and included audience participation through live events at the 2017 HT-NEXT Conference.

The 2018 TechOvation Award results are in. Our top three were selected by a panel of judges, to advance to the final round. After presenting during the final rounds, the rankings were chosen by a live audience vote. For more information, view our press release.

Winner: Beekeeper by Beekeeper


Beekeeper is a digital workplace app where operational systems and communication channels live within one secure, intuitive platform. Beekeeper connects desk and non-desk employees across locations and departments in real time via mobile or desktop, and includes an intelligent dashboard to help companies improve internal communication and streamline business processes.

Finalist: InnCable by Innspire

The InnCable is really a "computer in a cable". This sleek Android device, makes any TV smart and connected, by just plugging one end into a network-socket, and the other into the HDMI-port of the TV. An Android solution has probably never been smaller, sleeker or easier to fit anywhere. The award-winning InnSpire features - with all the Sales, Entertainment and Analytics - become instantly available for guests to enjoy their experience even more.


Finalist: protel.IO - The Enterprise Hospitality Framework by protel hotelsoftware GmbH


protel.IO solves today's biggest hospitality tech industry challenge. Delivering open and performant data integration, it's vendor-neutral by design. This robust framework is able to move any data in any format through any number of destinations, using standard HTNG messaging. Real-time data from touch-points across the hotel ecosystem can be subscribed/contributed to, surfacing actionable business insights from real guest preferences. One-off interface certification saves development costs, and ensures a lively best-of-breed #hoteltech marketplace!