HITEC 2014 announces speakers lineup

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douglas merrillHITEC is headed to Los Angeles June 23-26, 2014, and the conference has announced its lineup of speakers and keynote sessions. Here's a look at what to expect:

Monday, June 23, 2014
Douglas Merrill
Former Google CIO
In this address, Merrill will teach the audience how to analyze security budgets to identify unmanaged risks that need attention and wasted spending that can be cut. He gives a broad, sweeping view of how to keep a company secure and stable, and hones in on specific concerns. He explores how to design security that promotes innovation and productivity rather than obstacles and frustration.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Rachel Botsman
Social Innovator and Author
Named by TIME as one of the "10 Ideas That Will Change the World," global thought leader Rachel Botsman will explain how the rapidly growing collaborative economy is transforming production, finance, education and consumption. She focuses on the macro changes in consumer behaviors, taking us into a world where we value access over ownership, peer trust over institutional trust and a completely new relationship between buyers and sellers.

Virtual Event


Survival in these times is highly dependent on a hotel's ability to quickly adapt and pivot their business to meet the current needs of travelers and the surrounding community. Join us for Optimization Part 2 – a FREE virtual event – as we bring together top players in the industry to discuss alternative uses when occupancy is down, ways to boost F&B revenue, how to help your staff adjust to new challenges and more, in a series of panels focused on how you can regain profitability during this crisis.

Thursday, June 26, 2014
Eric O'Neill
Former FBI Operative and Subject of the Film Breach
Former FBI agent and security expert Eric O'Neill, will explore a number of steps corporations and individuals can take to secure critical information, including counter espionage techniques, addressing the trusted insider problem, surviving social media, the importance of diligence, and themed for a robust cyber security strategy. Hear about his firsthand experience as a security advisor, attorney and FBI operative for some entertaining albeit eye-opening examples.

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