Ted's Technology Summit 2019

New Technologies and their Impact on Hotels

Friday 20 September 2019 ? Sofitel Wentworth, Sydney


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8.00?am?- 8.45?amRegistration
8.30?am?- 9.00?amWelcome tea & coffee in foyer
9.00?am?- 9.05?amSummit Welcome
Ted Horner, E Horner & Associates
9.05?am?- 10.00 amOpening 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?amPlenary Keynote Speaker
Yvette Vincent, CTO, Delaware North
10.45?am?- 11.15 amMorning 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?
Andrew Chan, CEO & Founder, ACI HR Solutions

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

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


Peter Barge
, ex Global Chair JLL
12.45?pm?- 12.50 pmClosing Comments
Ted Horner
12.50 pm?- 1.45 pmLight Lunch in the foyer