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HITEC Houston Keynote Speakers Announced, Exhibit Hall Sold Out

 width=Two authorities on operating your business in a digital-dependent world have been added to the education program forÊHospitality Financial and Technology ProfessionalsÊ(HFTP¨)’s upcomingÊHospitality Industry Technology Exposition and ConferenceÊ(HITEC¨). TheÊopening keynoteÊpresenter is Mike Walsh, a 21st century business designer, futurist, global nomad and author. The event’sÊclosing keynoteÊis Theresa Payton, a former The White House CIO and cybersecurity authority. HITEC Houston is the second, and largest, of threeÊHITEC eventsÊplanned for 2018, and will take place from June 18-21 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas USA.

On Monday, June 18, 2018, Mike Walsh will take the HITEC Houston stage from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. to discuss his topic of ÒReinventing Leadership for the Age of Machine Intelligence.Ó Walsh is the CEO of Tomorrow, a global consultancy on designing companies for the 21st century. He advises leaders on how to thrive in the current era of disruptive technological change rather than focusing on the distant future. Walsh takes an anthropological approach scanning the near horizon for emerging technologies and disruptive shifts in human behaviour, and then translating these into pragmatic plans for digital transformation. He has many clients spanning the global Fortune 500, and also founded Jupiter Research in Australia.

On Thursday, June 21, 2018, Theresa Payton will take the HITEC Houston stage from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. to discuss her topic of ÒHype or Reality? Your Workplace and Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and the Internet of Things.Ó Payton was the first female to serve as The White House chief information officer, and she was named number four on IFSEC Global’s list of the world’s Top 50 cybersecurity influencers in security and fire 2017. Payton is a well-respected authority on Internet security, data breaches and fraud mitigation. With real-world strategies and solutions, she helps public and private sector organizations protect their most valuable resources.

ÒThe HITEC Advisory Council has planned a stellar education program for this year’s event, including two reputable keynote speakers,Ó said HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe. ÒShifting gears into today’s technology dependent society, both keynote speakers have extensive knowledge on how businesses and leadership can adapt into more modernized, thus successful, entities.Ó

Booth space forÊHITEC HoustonÊis sold out. A waiting list is available on a first-come, first-served basis for booth space Ð aÊfloor planÊof the exhibit hall is available on the HITEC Houston website. HITEC is the world’s largest hospitality technology exposition and conference with over 337 companies and 887 booths occupying this year’s show floor. HITEC offers a unique combination of top-notch hospitality technology education, led by industry peers and experts, and an unparalleled trade show showcasing the latest hospitality technology products and services. Beginning in early June 2018,HITEC Houston exhibitors will have the opportunity to select space in advance for next year’s show.

In addition to HITEC Houston, HFTP has several other events upcoming in 2018.ÊHFTP Annual ConventionÊwill October 24-26 at the Omni Louisville Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky USA.ÊHITEC DubaiÊwill take place December 5-6 at the Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai, UAE. For more information about HFTP’s international events, visitÊwww.hftp.orgÊandÊwww.hitec.orgÊor contact the HFTP Meetings & Special Events Department atÊeducation@hftp.org.

About HFTP
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP¨), established in 1952, is a hospitality nonprofit association headquartered in Austin, Texas USA with offices in Hong Kong, United Kingdom, The Netherlands and Dubai. HFTP is recognisedÊas the spokes group for the finance and technology segments of the hospitality industry with an international network of members and stakeholders. HFTP uniquely understands the industry’s pressing issues, and assists its stakeholders in finding solutions to their challenges more efficiently than any organisation. HFTP offers expert networks, educational resources, career development programs, research, leadership opportunities and conferences and events. HFTP produces international events throughout the year, including the world’s largest hospitality technology trade show and conference brand:ÊHITEC.ÊThe association also owns the world’s only hospitality-specific search engine:ÊPineappleSearch.com¨. For more information about HFTP, visitÊwww.hftp.org. For the latest news, visit the HFTP News page atÊnews.hftp.orgÊand the HFTP Connect blog atÊblog.hftp.org.

FollowÊHFTP onÊsocial media:ÊFacebookÊ(@HFTPGlobal);ÊLinkedInTwitterÊ(@HFTP);ÊInstagramÊ(@HFTP_HITEC). Stay tuned to HFTP’s industry-specific, informational news sites:ÊHFTP NewsHITEC BytesHFTP Club Bytes,ÊHFTP Finance BytesHFTP GDPR BytesÊandÊHFTP FB Bytes. HFTP event photos are available onÊFlickr, and HFTP event videos are available onÊYouTube.

Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition & Conference (HITEC¨) is the world’s largest and oldest hospitality technology exposition and conference brand. HITEC offers a unique combination of top-notch education, and brings together the brightest minds and hottest technologies from across the globe to one place. The unparalleled event offers attendees essential education, access to top hospitality technology industry experts and the resources to find cost-effective ways to improve company bottom lines. Combined with the intimate opportunities to connect with fellow professionals, HITEC has everything to enhance your career.ÊHistorically hosted annually in a different city throughout the United States, HFTP decided to break tradition in 2017 by hosting three HITEC events all taking place outside of U.S. bordersÐ in Toronto, Amsterdam and Dubai. This was the first time the global association’s largest HITEC event Ð featuring thousands of hospitality professionals from around the world Ðtook place outside of the United States. For more information about HITEC, visitÊwww.hitec.org.

FollowÊHITEC onÊsocial media:ÊFacebookÊ(@HITECconference);ÊLinkedIn;ÊTwitterÊ(@HFTP);ÊInstagramÊ(@HFTP_HITEC). Find updates on theÊHFTP NewsÊpage, and exhibitor news on theÊHITEC BytesÊsite. HITEC event photos are available onÊFlickr, and HFTP event videos are available onÊYouTube.


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