Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG) launches the 2018 TechOvation Award to recognize and reward technology innovation in the hospitality industry.
The TechOvation Award is open to both HTNG members and nonmembers. To enter TechOvation, contestants will submit an application and a 90-second video showcasing their new product and its potential impact on the hospitality industry. These videos will be hosted on HTNG's YouTube channel, where the public is able to engage and weigh in on what innovative technologies they seek to be effective to the industry. Last year, the videos garnered over 66,000 views and 12,200 likes collectively from 76 countries across the globe.
All videos will be watched by the esteemed judging panel, consisting of many HTNG Board of Governors and other industry leaders. The judges will choose the seven semifinalists and the remaining three spots will be awarded through crowdsourcing. The semifinalists will advance to present their products live on March 14 at the premier industry event, HT-NEXT.
The 2018 HT-NEXT conference will take place March 12-13 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego. The HT-NEXT Awards Program, sponsored by Datatrend Technologies, will take place on March 14 where the HTNG TechOvation Award winner and the recipients of HT's Hotel Visionary Awards will both be announced.
Charlie Cox, President, Datatrend Technologies said, "We help bring next-generation technologies to market friction-free, working with hoteliers and solution providers to develop and deploy innovative applications ranging from guest experience to operational efficiencies. The awards program is a perfect complement to Datatrend's role in hospitality technology innovation."
For more information or to participate in the 2018 TechOvation Award, visit here.
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