HTNG sets keynote speakers for North American conference

Hotel Technology Next Generation has set its keynote speakers for the 2016 North American Conference, March 1-3 at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in Amelia Island, Fla. Other topics that will be covered at the conference include scalable cellular networks, PII protection, virtual reality, 3D printing, security, Internet of Things, big data, payment technologies, and more.

Henry Harteveldt is a well-known analyst and advisor in the travel industry. Harteveldt's keynote, "The Three I's Influencing Hotel IT," will discuss how three factors driving the future of the hospitality business – immediacy, inspiration and individualism. Prior to his career as an analyst, Harteveldt spent more than 15 years in marketing, planning, distribution and strategy roles at companies such as TWA, Continental Airlines, the Trump Organization, the Fairmont Hotel Management Co., and GetThere. After spending 11 years as head of Forrester Research's global travel research practice, Harteveldt launched Atmosphere Research in September 2011. Atmosphere Research provides research and perspective to the global travel industry, distilling relevant emerging trends and opportunities in marketing, distribution and industry technology topics.

Jennifer Kahnweiler, Ph.D., certified speaking professional, is a bestselling author and global keynote speaker known as the "champion of introverts." In addition to her latest book, The Genius of Opposites, she is author of the bestsellers The Introverted Leader and Quiet Influence, which have been translated into 16 languages. Kahnweiler has worked with hundreds of organizations including GE, CNN, NASA and the CDC. She is a faculty member of the American Management Association and has been featured in Forbes, Time Magazine and The Wall Street Journal. She focuses on helping introverts and extroverts better understand one another to leverage their strengths and create strong teams in the workplace. By becoming "introvert-friendly," companies draw the best from all employees. This leads to more innovation, employee satisfaction and higher levels of productivity.

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"We have created a fresh program to provide members with strategic content that will guide technology decisions and planning as well as optimize the performance of their organizations," says Michael Blake, HTNG's CEO.

Conference registration is open to any full-time employee of a hotel owning, management or franchising company. For all other industry participants, HTNG membership is required. Technology providers, consultants and others who are not HTNG members should check with HTNG's membership department to ensure eligibility. For information or to register, visit http://www.htng.org/conferences/north-american

 

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