Once again, for people involved in Hotel Technology “the most wonderful time of the year” is just around the corner. Yes, HITEC is coming up soon and it certainly will be a true highlight of the year. The educational sessions are (almost) always very interesting, the keynote sessions (almost) always very inspiring and the collection of 300+ exhibitors on the show floor is truly impressive.
But if we would have to chose what is the most interesting, inspiring and impressive about HITEC it for sure would be its attendees from all over the world. The feedback we get either directly at at-visions booth (this time No. 535), between sessions or at some of the many side-events from people with lot of experience in Hotel Technology is really exceptional. To discuss our approaches, challenge our thoughts and demonstrate our solutions to so many in such a short time is what we are looking forward each and every year.
This time however, we are even a little bit more excited than usual. What was already a topic for several years (mobile apps/BYOD/BYOC) is now front and center. However, despite some (actually a lot) marketing-speak out there, there is no easy solution for this challenge. In a world of Airplay, Miracast, native and/or HTML5 Web apps, Chromecasts, Vlans etc. etc. we will demonstrate how we think it is the best way to tackle this challenge. So please, whoever is in the happy situation to attend HITEC feel free to join us at booth No. 535 and don’t forget to bring your own device and some challenging questions to discuss
One more thing: if you are going to attend, try to make a rough plan upfront. Especially beside the show hours are a lot of educational sessions going on, some of them at the same time. So better try to decide upfront what to look for in order not to get lost. One session I would recommend is the one moderated by Richard Siegel on Thursday morning about CIO vs. CMO. First it is a really interesting topic with ever increasing importance. And second, those sessions with Richard Siegel are always fun too.