Ubiquitous Technology and Hospitality

How many networked devices can you see, right now? Take a look around and look for anything with a network cable or a wireless connection. Most of us will probably get to half a dozen before we even start thinking about it. Technology has become such a persistent part of…

How to sell to investors: Don’t sell to investors

You have a great idea, you have a team that can build it, and you have the passion necessary to see it through to completion. The next step is to get some funding and start banging away at it, right? Sure, if you want to lose control of your idea…

Don’t Be Low-hanging Fruit: Promoting Safety from Cybercrime

Tuesday morning’s keynote speaker, Joshua Klein, gave a thorough and much-needed talk about a few of the opportunities being used by today’s cybercriminals and security researchers. The crux of the issue is the layering of technology promoted by modern systems. Highly connected systems can provide huge benefits to the efficiency…

Making Travel Plans? Getting to Know Austin Through Apps

For many of us, HITEC will be the first time we have visited Austin and might be the last time. I don’t know about you, but since we’re all in — or related to — the hospitality field in some way, it’s pretty fair to say that we all want to see…