Ted's Technology Summit 2020

Role technology can play post COVID-19

Friday 13 November 2020 



8.00 am – 8.45 amRegistration
8.30 am – 9.00 amWelcome tea and coffee in foyer
9.00 am – 9.05 amSummit Welcome
Ted Horner, E Horner & Associates
9.05 am – 9.40 amOpening Keynote
The impact of COVID-19 on hotels and what role does technology play
Michael Levie will share from experience the impact and actions taken to guide the citizenm hotels through the pandemic and focus on the tech solutions offered. Also clearly outlining the tech requirements to be able to respond adequately and how digital will continue to play a major role.
Michael Levie, COO CitizenM Hotels
9.40 am – 10.35 am

Plenary Asset Managers Panel
What technology should hotel owners invest in 2021
With industry consensus pointing to a lengthy recovery from COVID (years, not months), the panel will discuss what technology should be on owners’ radars for 2021 – to enable the recovery. The panel will also discuss the role each of the stakeholders including owners, operators and technology suppliers can play for greater adoption of new technology, what obstacles exist – and how they can be overcome.

Julian Bish, Director Jaybee Hospitality

Grant Alchin
, Head of Asset Management, Capitaland
Ross Beardsell, Snr Vice President, Strategic Advisory – Australia, JLL
Nigel Greenaway, National Director Hotels, Collier International

10.35 am – 11.15 amMorning Tea & Networking
11.15 am – 11.40 amInternational Plenary
Reinventing Hotel Distribution for a Different World – A Post COVID-19 Situation Assessment and Five Key Action Items
John Burns, President, Hospitality Technology Consulting
11.40 am- 12.25 pm

Plenary Session & Panel
Sustainability – the way of the future for hotels and its importance post COVID-19

Tina Perinotto, Founder & Publisher, The Fifth Estate

Dr Jerry Schwartz
, Schwartz Family Trust
Guenter Hauber-Davidson, CEO & Founder, Watergroup
Andy Goonesekera, Director Engineering, Intercontinental Sydney

12.25 pm – 12.30 pmSummit wrap up
12.30 pm – 1.30 pmLight Lunch & Networking