HTNG Europe speakers to focus on digital transformation

The Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG) announces its keynote speakers for the 6th Annual European Conference at the Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée, Oct. 20-22.

Bruce Speechley, Strategy & Transformation Leader for Travel and Transportation at IBM, will discuss the future guest experience using current and emerging technology. Speechley has more than 25 years of travel industry and technology experience. He is an inaugural member of IBM’s Industry Academy representing the travel industry and recently spent 18 months working with cross-industry clients around the globe to help envision large smarter commerce solutions for the rapidly growing mobile, social and digitally-driven world.

Amitava “Chats” Chatterjee, director of travel, hospitality and leisure, Deloitte Digital, will examine the digital transformation hotel companies should consider and how they might incorporate technological advancements into their business models and operational processes to meet their guests’ expectations. Chatterjee has more than 20 years of experience helping airlines, hotels, casinos, cruise lines and theme parks solve their strategic problems. Operating at the intersection of business and technology, he guides clients in implementing solutions to create differentiating transformative customer experiences and efficient employee interactions.

“HTNG’s European Conference attracts key speakers from the global hospitality community to produce an exceptional program that is continually rated highly by attendees,” said Michael Blake, executive vice president and CEO of HTNG. “We are predicting another great turnout from European hoteliers, providing unmatched networking opportunities for the vendor community.”

HTNG’s conference programs center around emerging and ongoing business issues that technology can address for hotels, while helping attendees stay current on technologies. The conferences have become important events for hospitality professionals who want to maximize the value their companies gain from technology. This year’s program will feature several deep dive technical discussions, and strategic sessions focusing on current business issues. For information and to register, visit http://www.htng.org/conferences/europe.

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