HTNG Announces the 2018 TechOvation Award Semi-finalists

HTNG is pleased to announce and congratulate the ten semi-finalists for the 2018 TechOvation Award, a premier innovation competition that recognizes and rewards new technology solutions in the hospitality space.

HTNG’s TechOvation Award provides contestants enhanced industry visibility, optimized promotional opportunities and guaranteed audience participation.

Fourteen contestants entered the competition by submitting a video of their innovative solution. These videos, hosted on HTNG’s YouTube Channel, have garnered over 44,000 views and 9,600 “likes” collectively from 64 countries across the globe. HTNG members, as well as the general public, selected three of the semi-finalists by “liking” the videos. In addition, a judging panel comprised of over 30 industry leaders voted to select the seven remaining semi-finalists.

2018 HTNG TechOvation Award Semi-finalists:

  • Ask Blue, Big Parser
  • Beekeeper, Beekeeper
  • BeHive, BluIP Inc.
  • InnCable, InnSpire
  • Intelity Voice Request, Intelity
  • protel.IO – The Enterprise Hospitality Framework, protel hotel software GmbH
  • SpriteGuard, TOM Ltd.
  • STAYmyway (formerly Lock Up), Lock Up
  • TELUS Channel on Demand, TELUS Communcations
  • VINN Cockpit, VINN GmbH

The ten semi-finalists now advance to the second round of the TechOvation Award, held during the HT-NEXT Awards Program, sponsored by Datatrend Technologies, Inc. At the event, the semi-finalists will present their solutions live on stage where the judges will select three finalists. Finally, the winner of the 2018 TechOvation Award will be selected during a live audience vote.

The HT-NEXT Awards Program will be held during the 2018 HT-NEXT Conference on March 14, 2018 in San Diego.