Look Into the Future at HITEC Orlando: 2022 Education Program Explores What Is Next in Hospitality

For the past 50 years, HITEC has been known for its impressive collection of hospitality technology that assembles each year in the world-class HITEC Exhibit Hall (the largest in the world, in fact). It is incredible to see the latest…

Revisit Past Winning Startups in Anticipation of E20X Return in 2022

What does it mean to be a winner of HFTP’s Entrepreneur 20X (E20X) startup pitch competition? For the Judge’s Choice startup at the debut E20X Dubai competition in 2021, Hoick, it is about showcasing passion. “The reward lies in learning…

Does ‘Smart City’ Mean ‘Smart Hotels’?

Smart city foundations—digitization, new technologies (Blockchain, AI, and Internet of Things) and corresponding data—seem to be on everybody’s mind in Dubai, with countless tech events hosted daily around the city.

That’s a Wrap: Awesome People, Fantastic Event and Amazing Technologies

Written by: Tim Henthorn, HITEC Dallas Guest Blogger What a show! Maybe the most dominant undercurrent was how much product innovation occurred during the height of the pandemic. One silver lining that many vendors on the exhibit floor described to…

HR Training in the Time of COVID: Commit to a Meaningful Cultural Change

Written by: John Reyna, J.D., LL.M. | HFTP 2021 Annual Convention Guest Blogger If you happened to read my pre-event blog post, then you already know about my excitement to attend Phillip R. Maltin’s presentation about “Solving the Mystery of Employment…

The Infamous Chip Shortage

Written by: Jennifer Jones | HITEC 2021 Guest Blogger Every year at HITEC, there’s a new buzzword. We remember the days of “big data”, “PCI” and “blockchain”. If you weren’t talking about them, then you weren’t hanging out with the…

HITEC 2021 – A Resounding Success

Written by: Ron Strecker, CHAE, CHTP | HITEC Dallas Guest Blogger I have spent this past weekend “decompressing” from HITEC 2021. This has included reviewing my session notes, updating my contact information for old friends in new jobs, and adding…

HITEC Dallas 2021: Getting Back to “Normal”

Written by: Ron Strecker, CHAE, CHTP HITEC 2021 has closed out for the week and for me, being back in person was fantastic! Seeing familiar faces – attendees and our vendor partners – went a long way in making us…

Texas Treasures – Welcoming Some Hidden Gems

Written by: Jennifer Jones I want to thank all of the vendors who have prevailed through the tough times and gathered their teams to travel to Dallas to exhibit and showcase their wares. Although foot traffic may be lighter this…

Guess What’s Happening at HITEC – Themes Abound

We are in the midst of HITEC, its educational sessions and all its glory. This year’s vibe is as invigorating as ever, and the event is bringing multiple themes to life. One of the most dominant of these is “digital…