Remember HITEC Houston?

Written By: Kara Heermans, an official guest blogger for HITEC Houston 2018 I hope you have not forgotten the excitement of HITEC® Houston already — but I know how quickly returning to a large inbox and a pile of to-do items can cast aside your intentions for all those good…

HITEC: Where You Can Learn, Network and Have Fun

Written By: Ting-Bing Wu, HITEC Houston Guest Blogger and Student Volunteer It was my first HITEC. I ensure it will not be the ONLY one. I am surprised by how much I learned and gained from attending this event. I am also impressed by how organized this event was, especially considering…

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The Realities of a Memorable Guest Experience

Written By: Kara Heermans, an official guest blogger for HITEC Houston 2018 HITEC always kicks things off with a lot of energy and this year was no exception! It was lovely to see Samsung coordinate with HFTP this year on the opening event. The shared experience of everyone enjoying themselves…

Technology as a Cultural Challenge in the Hospitality Industry

Written By: Laura Resco, official event guest blogger for the HFTP Club and Hotel Controllers Conference 2018 There is one idea that permeates the sessions at the 2018 Club and Hotel Controllers Conference, and it is that technology is ingrained in people’s lives. Be it the tech-savvy millennials or the…

HITEC 2018 Hidden Treasures

By Jennifer Jones, HITEC 2018 Guest Blogger In the sea of exhibitors, it’s tough to get through the entire exhibit hall every year. In addition, there are general sessions to attend, Tech Talks to listen to and educational forums to sit in. How can one possibly get through it all?…

For Everything, There is a Season

By James Lingle, HITEC Houston Guest Blogger I had to make a choice this morning. I had to choose between two sessions that I wanted to attend that were happening at the same time. Both were interesting, but until I can clone myself, I had to pick one. I decided…

A European Vacation of “Pay at the Table”

Written By: Jennifer Jones, an official guest blogger for HITEC Houston 2018 I recently took an 11-day vacation to Europe and spent some time in Paris and various cities around Portugal. It was lovely! I toured the vineyards in the Douro Valley outside Porto, hiked the elusive Green Cauldon on Madeira…

Countdown to Opportunity: The Club & Hotel Controllers Conference 2018

Written By: Laura Resco, official event guest blogger for the HFTP Club and Hotel Controllers Conference 2018 One of the most important jobs of a graduate student is to produce original research that furthers the existing knowledge within an industry. Unfortunately, that is not an easy task. In the first…

My HITEC To-Do List (and Maybe Something for You, Too!)

Written By: James Lingle, an official guest blogger for HITEC Houston 2018 I cannot count the number of times I have come to the realization that it is now time for something that I am not completely sure I am ready for. I feel that way about HITEC this year….

HITEC Houston 2018: An Open Call for Partnership and Collaboration

Written By: Kara Heermans, an official guest blogger for HITEC Houston 2018 Getting ready to exhibit at HITEC® is one of our busiest times as a solution provider. We are configuring servers, packing miles of cable and transporting very large flat screen TVs, in addition to preparing talking points and…