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Bali conference program to emphasize latest trends in hotel technology

HTNG has lined up an impressive list of experts to speak on current important topics in technology for the hospitality industry. A sizeable number of attendees from hotel companies in the region have already registered, and space in the exhibit hall is already sold out.

CHICAGO – Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG), the membership association that unites the world’s hospitality companies and technology innovators to solve industry challenges, announced the agenda for next month’s conference in Indonesia. HTNG has lined up an impressive list of experts to speak on current important topics in technology for the hospitality industry. A sizeable number of attendees from hotel companies in the region have already registered, and space in the exhibit hall is already sold out.
Advance interest in this year’s event is very strong,” said Douglas Rice, Executive Vice President & CEO of HTNG. “Our speaker lineup this year is the best ever for the region, drawing top experts from Southeast Asia, China, Australia and the USA for an unparalleled program in an outstanding location.
HTNG produces conference programs that help attendees stay current on technologies that drive the business by focusing on emerging and ongoing business issues that technology can address for hotels. The association’s conferences have become critical events for hospitality professionals who want to maximize the value their companies gain from technology. Session items on this year’s agenda include:
– Going Digital – Deloitte Consulting keynote speaker examines the hotel industry’s digital transformation. 
– IT Leadership Panel – Three CIOs from leading Chinese hotel companies discuss their top priorities and strategies.
– The Sharing Economy: Creating New Business and Damaging Existing Ones – This session addresses the growing impact of the sharing economy on the hotel industry.
– STR Global Market Update – Hear the latest trends on Asian hotel industry performance from STR Global.
– The Continually Evolving Security Landscape – An expert from Trustwave’s SpiderLabs will share the latest trends in security threats facing the hotel industry.
– Micromarketing Building Blocks – Big data, CRM and revenue management become stronger when integrated, and offer hotels the opportunity to level the playing field with OTAs in distribution. When and how will these disciplines join to maximize impact on hotels? 
– Mobile Apps Go Mainstream – Mobile Apps are becoming common in hotels; learn about the latest trends from Starwood Hotels and SilverNeedle Hospitality.
– Designing New-Build Hotels for Technology – Technology for hotels changes rapidly, but architects and designers often fall behind. Following the 2013 HTNG Asia-Pacific Conference, an HTNG workgroup was formed to tackle this problem. This session will provide an update on the workgroup’s progress.
The conference content comes from industry expert speakers including:
Glenn Andrews – Managing Director – Asia, SiteMinder
Zane Au – Director, Shen Milsom & Wilke
Vivek Bhogaraju – Director, Global Strategic Alliances, IDeaS
Amitava Chatterjee – Director, Travel, Hospitality and Leisure Industries, Deloitte Consulting
Ted Harrington – Executive Partner, Independent Security Evaluators
Fraser Hickox – Managing Director, The Conceptual Group
Akina Ho – VP of Strategy & Global Business Development, FCS Computer Systems Sdn. Bhd.
Ted Horner – Managing Director, E. Horner & Associates
Dayna Kully – Co-Founder, 5thGenWireless
Lam Weng-Hoon – VP Information Technology, Accor
Christy Megawati – CHIA, Business Development Manager, STR Global
Rachana Salgia – President, DigiValet
Karl Sigler – Manager, SpiderLabs Threat Intelligence, Trustwave
Josh Steinitz – VP Global Business Development, Revinate 
Jack Tan – Consultant – Jack Tan Consulting
Jeremy Ward – Chief Operating Officer, iRiS Software Systems
Jack Zhang – CIO, Jin Jiang Hotels
Jing Zhu – Chairperson & CEO, China Hospitality Technology Alliance
Michael Zhu – Vice President of Information Technology, Interstate China Hotels & Resorts
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