Amadeus showcases hotel IT commitment29 Jun, 2010 Hotel and Motel Management
Miami—Amadeus, a travel technology partner and transaction processor for the global travel and tourism industry, presented experts, educational sessions and social events at HITEC 2010 in Orlando, reinforcing its commitment to the hospitality marketplace in North America.
“As HITEC brings hotels together with technology innovation, Amadeus offers attendees wonderful opportunities to keep ahead of the trends and developments that drive the industry,” said Vic Pynn, executive vice president for Amadeus Americas. “2010 is a year of technology-led transformation, and we’re excited to move the industry forward with the HITEC community.”
A schedule of Amadeus events and activities was as follows:
Monday, June 21, 9:00 a.m., Room 310 G
Stephen Puente, Technology Fundamentals v2.0 Roundtable Leader– Stephen Puente, manager of hotel IT business development for Amadeus, will lead a roundtable discussion on what to look for when moving core IT services “into the cloud.” Participants will also address mobile service solutions, service tracking systems and multimedia connectivity.
Monday, June 21, 1:00 p.m., Room 329
Amadeus Industry Forum – Amadeus will present its new white paper, “Invent the Future – the New Normal for Hotels in 2010 and Beyond.” Author John Burns, president of Hospitality Technology Consulting, will lead an expert panel that includes Mike Blake, CIO, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, and St. John Murphy from Keane Consulting Group, in a discussion about key business and technology trends shaping the hotel business. Panelists will be joined by Amadeus co-hosts Jérôme Destors and Vic Pynn for a Q&A session.
Tuesday, June 22, 5:30 p.m., Room S230E
Amadeus Cocktail Reception – Network with peers, meet Amadeus executives and unwind with a cocktail after a busy kickoff at HITEC.
Tuesday, June 22
Interviews with Vic Pynn – Vic Pynn, executive vice president for Amadeus Americas and leader of the region’s hotel IT team, is available to the media for interviews. Topics for discussion include the influential trends identified in Amadeus’ new white paper, the company’s hotel IT strategy in the Americas and Amadeus’ latest hospitality products and solutions. Contact Christian Munson at (804) 675-8151 to make arrangements.
Tuesday, June 22 – Thursday, June 24, 10:00 a.m. until exhibits close
Amadeus Booth – visit Amadeus’ booth, number 537 on the HITEC show floor, for information and demonstrations of the latest Amadeus hospitality products and solutions, including the Amadeus Hotel Platform.
Twitter – Amadeus will share HITEC insight and commentary on Twitter during the conference and after. Follow @AmadeusHotel_IT for the company’s latest HITEC updates.