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…

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…

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…

Keep Your Head in the Clouds: Advice from a HITEC Guest Blogger

Written by: Ron Strecker, CHAE, CHTP It’s almost time! HITEC 2021 is right around the corner. I’m ready, are you? Many of you may have read my recent four-part series on “HITEC 2021 Tips,” which was published on Hospitality Upgrade (read Part…

Two 2020 Mindset Shifts You Need to Adopt

Written by: Katie Paolino, CHAE | Cyber HITEC Guest Blogger Guest blogger Katie Paolino, CHAE shares her experiences navigating Cyber HITEC’s first-ever virtual exhibit hall and what she learned when she attended “Smaller Staff, Same Service: 5 Creative Ways to Use Technology…

The Perfect Pitch: Strategies for Selling Your Product to an Audience

If you are a fledgling hospitality startup with a promising product that you want to pitch to potential investors or clients, the second presentation in a special “Hackathon Week” series was designed for you. This session featured three hospitality industry experts in sales and marketing who…

Getting Value from Cloud Services in Today’s Environment

The first European HFTP Hangout in June was a masterclass on hospitality business software-as-a-service (SaaS) costs and cloud services optimization. It was presented by Carson Booth, CHTP, HFTP Global director and former CEO of SnapShot GmbH. Cloud services optimization really…

Interoperability, Health Innovation Are the Keys to Recovery

Moderated by: Diane Estner, DANNI Enterprises | Presented by: John Picard Getting back to the business of travel will require big thinking and bold action. Innovation will be the catalyst for change in the hospitality industry. Solutions will propel it…

Industry Partners: We Want to Be There for Hotels When Recovery Begins

Moderated by: Rich Siegel, Hospitality Upgrade Talk is starting to build on when communities and businesses can open back up – or restart – and what that will look like. The overall consensus is that it will be a gradual…