We had a great time last week at the Hotel Technology Next Generation’s (HTNG) North American Conference in Atlanta. Many of the industry’s top leaders were in attendance, and it was exciting to see wireless and mobility as a recurring theme throughout the show. There were various Wireless-focused presentations, including one from Wi-Fi Alliance focused on Miracast and Passpoint. Our team also noticed that personal area network (PAN) capabilities are becoming of more interest to hoteliers as guests need a way to connect their devices together to share content.


Our very own Bob Friday, CTO, Wireless Networking Group, and John Bollen, MGM resorts VP of IT Strategy led the Wi-Fi conversations and delivered the conference’s keynote where they focused on key trends in the industry and our innovative  implementation at MGM.

The duo’s keynote was extremely well received by all in attendance. Immediately following the keynote, our team received excellent feedback from conference attendees, as well as from HTNG’s CEO Doug Rice. The attendees were particularly glad to learn that these solutions were operational at large and complex properties such as the MGM casinos. They were also very interested in the positive guest feedback to date as well as the potential revenue opportunities that these solutions represent.

There was strong interest from major hoteliers to evaluate these solutions at their properties, so our team expects that this keynote will continue to generate future discussions and engagements. This is just another sign that our key careabouts are aligned with industry trends and imperatives.

We were able to meeting with international hoteliers, and even took a trip down the road to the Fernbank Museum of Natural History to do a live demonstration at one of our customer’s locations.


Antonio Dimilia

Industry Director - Hospitality and Travel

Business Transformation Team