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HITEC Houston

  • George R. Brown Convention Center Houston, TX (map)

HITEC Houston General Session: Technology and the Power of the C-Suite, Tuesday, June 19th (8:30AM-10:00AM)

How will technology drive the hospitality business over the next three to five years? This panel of C-level executives from brands, ownership groups and tech companies will debate the future of emerging technology trends, funding for IT development and the nature of competition in a digital marketplace. From guest experience to business infrastructure, will hoteliers move outside of their core businesses to transform traditional brand models? Or will third parties in the travel sector evolve to dominate the booking and stay experience for hotel guests? Exploring the wide gap in valuation multiples of public companies in travel, the panel will discuss the limits of loyalty, the power of data, the new economics in customer acquisition and how technology investments may play a role in establishing the winners in a dynamic new environment.

Moderator: Michael Levie, CHTP, is COO at citizenM
Cindy Estis Green is Co-Founder & CEO at Kalibri Labs, LLC
Barry Goldstein is EVP and Chief Commercial Officer at Wyndham
Ash Kapur is Sr. Vice President Hotel Asset Management & Chief Revenue Officer at Starwood Capital Group