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…

Quick discussions. In-depth analysis. Whatever you’re looking for, you can find it here at HITEC.

While the Tech Talks I’ve attended the last few days here have allowed quick discussions on new hospitality topics, it’s the Super Sessions that have powered me up as the week has drawn on. These gatherings have given us a chance to dig deep on various revenue and marketing strategy…

Tech Talks for the Win

WOW! We’re two days into HITEC and what a few full days it’s been. Breakout sessions. Tech talks. Keynote speakers. Oh my! My excitement continues to overwhelm me — in a good way. While the Tech Talks have seemed a little hidden in the back of the expo center of…

The EMV Rush at HITEC 2015…

With the October deadline to deploy POS technology that complies with Europay/Visa/Mastercard (EMV), operators will be feeling the heat at HITEC as they search for a company that fits their needs. Many merchants attending have done very little to prepare for this deadline, believing that the switch will be pushed….

HFTP to offer HITEC Mobile Experience® Like No Other

In 2013, HFTP took a chance on adding a relatively new type of technology to HITEC, a “program guide” for a smart phone. The feedback we received from attendees was good and last year, again, according to the attendees, was better than the year before. With so many new types…

HITEC 2015: New and Notable in Austin, Texas

There is a lot to see and do in Austin. Straight from the Austin Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, here’s the scoop on dining hot spots, outdoor rec, trendy tours and fabulous art.

An Insider’s View of Austin, Texas [Part 1]

Austin, Texas not only is the host city of HITEC 2011, it’s also the headquarters city for HFTP, producers of HITEC. So from now until HITEC 2011, we’re going to give insights into the city from those that know the city best — HFTP staff. For [Part 1] we’ll hear…

What’s Going on at HITEC 2011?

With less than six weeks to go, everyone is starting to talk about HITEC 2011. And this year’s conference is going to be awesome. Not only has the HITEC Advisory Council put together a great education program with high-profile speakers, but the exhibit hall is going to have a lot…