Digital Leadership and Transformation
Monday, October 26, 2020
4:30 PM — 5:45 PM
#1 Best Selling Author and Motivational Speaker Erik Qualman has performed in over 50 countries and reached 25 million people this decade.
His Socialnomics work has been on 60 Minutes to the Wall Street Journal and used by the National Guard to NASA. His book Digital Leader propelled him to be voted the 2nd Most Likeable Author in the World behind Harry Potter's J.K. Rowling.
What Happens in Vegas Stays on YouTube helped Qualman be listed by Forbes and Fortune as a Top 100 Digital Influencer. His business books are used in over 200 universities and he has received an honorary doctorate for his groundbreaking work.
How to Sell on LinkedIn is becoming mandatory reading for sales teams. Qualman was formerly a sitting professor at Harvard & MIT’s edX labs.
Watch Qualman preview his HITEC San Antonio presentation.
Creating Blue Oceans—How to Set Your Business Apart from the Competition
Thursday, October 29, 2020
2:15 PM — 3:15 PM
closing general session SPEAKER
In a faster and ever-growing marketplace, HFTP Global President and International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame inductee Michael Levie, CHTP will examine the possibilities on how our very own businesses can stand out and prosper ahead of our competition set. Drawing from Blue Ocean Strategy, developed by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne, he will show that “lasting success increasingly comes, not from battling competitors, but from creating blue oceans of untapped new market spaces ripe for growth.” See how pursuing differentiation and lowering costs stand at the center, and how to achieve that in addition to completing our own day to day tasks. This session will explore the necessary tools needed, how to create your own blue ocean, where to find models of success and what success looks like. Learn about company culture and DNA, rather than a step-by-step process and get motivated to achieve.