WORLD'S LARGEST HOSPITALITY TECHNOLOGY SHOW THAT BRINGS THE BRIGHTEST MINDS & HOTTEST TECHNOLOGY FROM AROUND THE WORLD TO ONE PLACE
HITEC® offers a unique combination of top-notch education and the world’s largest hospitality technology exposition. Sessions are led by industry peers and experts, and the unparalleled expo showcases the latest industry products and services from over 365 companies. Don't miss this opportunity to see many new products and high-caliber existing products all in one location.
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HITEC draws the brightest minds and hottest technology to one place, with more than 42 years of success
HFTP is a global nonprofit hospitality association that uniquely understands the industry’s problems. We assist our members in finding solutions to industry problems more efficiently than any organization via our expert networks, research, conferences such as HITEC, and certification programs. HFTP has about 5,200 members and several thousand stakeholders across the globe. HFTP is recognized as the spokes group for the finance and technology segment of the hospitality industry.
21st Century business designer, futurist, global nomad and author of Futuretainment and The Dictionary of Dangerous Ideas.
Reinventing Leadership for the Age of Machine Intelligence
We live in an age of wonder – cars that drive themselves, platforms that anticipate our needs, and robots capable of everything from advanced manufacturing to complex surgery. Automation, algorithms and AI are transforming not only business, but every facet of daily life. While many fear that robots will take their jobs, the rise of machine intelligence begs a more important question: what is the true potential of human intelligence in the 21st century? In this inspiring keynote, Mike Walsh, futurist and author of The Dictionary Of Dangerous Ideas will present a vivid portrait of a brave new world orchestrated by machines that think, and how tomorrow's leaders can upgrade their capabilities to survive and thrive in an age of accelerating technology.
Audiences will walk away with an insight into the companies, technologies and global forces shaping the age of machine intelligence, as well as a set of tailored next actions on how to redesign their organizations, reimagine their roles and reinvent the way they make decisions.
Mike 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, Mike takes an anthropological approach scanning the near horizon for emerging technologies and disruptive shifts in human behavior, and then translating these into pragmatic plans for digital transformation.
A true global nomad, Mike travels over 300 days a year worldwide, researching trends, collecting innovation case studies and presenting on the future of business.
Mike’s clients include many of the global Fortune 500, and as a sought-after keynote speaker he regularly shares the stage with world leaders and business icons alike.
Mike previously founded Jupiter Research in Australia, and has also held senior strategy roles at News Corporation in the Asia Pacific Region.
Mike’s best-selling book Futuretainment, published by Phaidon was the winner of the design award by the Art Director’s Club in New York. Mike's latest book is The Dictionary of Dangerous Ideas. Each week he interviews provocative thinkers, innovators and troublemakers on his weekly podcast, Between Worlds.
Former White House CIO and Cybersecurity Authority
Hype or Reality? Your Workplace and Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, & the Internet of Things
New technologies are in the news every day but is it all just hype or a true workplace reality? Are you leveraging Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning & the Internet of Things as part of your go to market strategy? You may wonder, are these data elements safe from hackers? Payton explains how to harness these newer technologies to achieve business goals while incorporating safeguards to fight cybercriminals and how the Blockchain could be your new security BFF and how Cryptocurrency, AI, and the Internet of Things have quickly become key drivers of global change.
The first female to serve as White House chief information officer, and named #4 on IFSEC Global’s list of the world’s Top 50 cybersecurity influencers in security & fire 2017, Theresa is one of America’s most respected authorities 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.
Drawing from her experience as a veteran cybercrime fighter and entrepreneur of her successful and rapidly-growing cybersecurity firm, Fortalice, Theresa masterfully blends memorable anecdotes with cutting-edge insights to heighten awareness of the perils of our uber-connected world. As she delves into the cyber-underworld and the new kinds of threats that can lead to tomorrow’s breaches and insider risks, she offers a proven blueprint for audiences to stay a step ahead with practical steps for thinking like the adversary, while managing cybersecurity risk.
Theresa’s distinct approachability, combined with her visionary perspective and easy-to-implement strategies, effectively prepare audiences for success in the ongoing battle against cybercrime.