Highlights from HITEC Europe Panel Discussion: “The Future of Integration: There Is A Right Answer”

April 15, 2019 SnapShot Team

 

HITEC Europe, the annual conference for hospitality technology by HFTP, is home to some of the brightest minds in the hospitality industry, who navigate through essential topics in the field today. Carson Booth, CEO of SnapShot, a Shiji Group Band/HFTP Global Board member, unpacked the topic of “The Future of Integration: There is a Right Answer,” during a panel session on April 10, in Palma, Mallorca, Spain. This panel session, moderated by Ally Northfield, Managing Director of Design Ltd., included thoughts from other industry experts -  Lyle Worthington, HFTP Global Past President and HITEC Europe Advisory Council member, and Ulrich Pillau, CEO of apaleo GmbH.

Given the depth of the topic, the educational panel was conducted for over an hour with detailed insights from the experienced panelists. For your benefit, we’ve highlighted the most interesting and informative ideas shared during the panel.

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Big Data and the Need for a Data Strategy

January 22, 2019 Carson Booth

 

Big data. We’ve all heard and talked about it. Big data is a major component of every industry and hospitality is not an exception. Knowing how to recognize and utilize big data to your company’s advantage unlocks great amounts of power. However, having access to data is one thing, but to maximize big data, it needs to be actionable and clearly defined in a detailed data strategy.

Take children for example - we all have been a child and many of us have raised one. Let's use a metaphor of a child playing in a room and when you arrive, it’s a complete mess with toys, books, and clothing everywhere.You immediately start thinking of how to clean up the mess into an organized state. This is how many of today’s data points look if they’re not structured properly and well managed. Without organization of any form, big data is one gigantic room with data points scattered around and thrown everywhere - it’s a big data problem and it's time to clean up.

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What Is a Data Platform and How Does It Work in Hospitality?

June 25, 2018 SnapShot Team

With massive amounts of data now available to hotels, it’s safe to say that all future technologies will rely on data and integrations. The need for an independent system to collect and connect all existing data for hotels has become inevitable. Enter the data platform, but what does that mean and how does it work for hotels?

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