Ted's Technology Summit 2019

New Technologies and their Impact on Hotels

Friday 20 September 2019 – Sofitel Wentworth, Sydney

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Program

Time Details
8.00 am – 8.45 am Registration
8.30 am – 9.00 am Welcome tea & coffee in foyer
9.00 am – 9.05 am Summit Welcome
Ted Horner, E Horner & Associates
9.05 am – 10.00 am Opening Keynote
The Next Big Industry Threat
If you think the biggest threat to our industry is the sharing economy, or OTAs, or AI replacing jobs, then you’ve missed the bigger picture. We’ve already given that away. Now, we run the risk of giving so much away that there will be no ‘us’ left. For such a long time, many in the industry said things like, “We aren’t in the technology business…” and since then, others that are “in the technology business” have taken our business and money from us. Now big tech giants are poised to take even more.
Nick Price, Head of Systems & Technology Architecture, citizenM Hotels
10.00 am – 10.45 am Plenary Keynote Speaker
Yvette Vincent, CTO, Delaware North
10.45 am – 11.15 am Morning Tea
11.15 pm – 11.45 pm

Plenary Session
Millennials at Work, The New Paradigm
Millennials are known for their technology savvy, but as a demographic in the technology workforce they have been operating to a new paradigm, one the industry have struggled with in recruiting and retaining the best new talents. Do you redesign the job, or do you reprogram the talents?
Speaker:
Andrew Chan, CEO & Founder, ACI HR Solutions

Panellists:
Howard Phung
, Senior IT Manager, Frasers Hospitality Australia
Matthew Abrahams
, General Mgr Special Projects, Nesuto Hotels & Apartments

12.00 pm – 12.45 pm CEO Discussion Panel Session
Why the hospitality industry should embrace AirBnB
Guest Panellists:
Dean Long
, CEO, AAoA
David Mansfield
, COO, Quest Apartment Hotels
Howard Kemball
, Consultant
Melissa Kalan
, Founding Director, ARMA

Moderator:

Peter Barge
, ex Global Chair JLL
12.45 pm – 12.50 pm Closing Comments
Ted Horner
12.50 pm – 1.45 pm Light Lunch in the foyer

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