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TESTBED’s Top Reading – December 2018

Our co-founders Mark Fancourt & Cheyne Cole have been busy over the last few weeks, publishing articles for TRAVHOTECH, Hospitality Upgrade magazine and spotting great articles from across the web, here are a few we liked in December. 5 HOSPITALITY TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES WITH BIG OPPORTUNITIES IN 2019. A great summary of 5 companies in hospitality tech to…
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November Meetup Recap, 11/28 Desert Wind Coffee Roasters

Thanks to everyone for joining us on the 28th for our 7th Vegas Travel & Hospitality Tech MeetupIt’s with people like yourselves that our community continues to grow. Once again, to our hosts, Desert Wind Coffee Roasters & Adrian – Thanks for the use of the shop and for providing the best coffee in Las Vegas…
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Scot Hastings, CIO – Bonotel Exclusive Travel, joins the November Panel

We’re happy to welcome Scot from Bonotel Exclusive Travel to the Future of Tech in Travel & Hospitality Panel on November 28 at Desert Wind Coffee Roasters Scot started his career as a software developer before transitioning into systems engineering and architecture, where he has remained ever since.  He has worked in a variety of domains…
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Thomas Gehrke, Independent C-Suite Consultant in Travel joins the November Panel

We’re happy to welcome Tom to the Future of Tech in Travel & Hospitality Panel on November 28 at Desert Wind Coffee Roasters Tom is a strategic technologist with more than 25 year’s experience creating transformational solutions spanning a variety of industries. Currently, an independent consultant, Mr. Gehrke recently concluded approximately twelve years as the…
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Mukund Mohan, VP Product Strategy Hospitality at INFOR joins the November Panel

We’re happy to welcome Mukund to the Future of Tech in Travel & Hospitality Panel on November 28 at Desert Wind Coffee Roasters Mukund will be presenting from the perspective of Hospitality Technology to discuss the future of technology for the travel & hospitality sector. Mukund Mohan hails from Bangalore, India and is a hospitality technology…
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Future of Tech in Travel & Hospitality Panel: November Meetup

NEXT MEETUP: Wednesday, November 28th 6:30 Future of Tech in Travel & Hospitality Big Data, Machine Learning, AI, Voice Assistants, Blockchain Join three Las Vegas technology leaders as they gaze into the crystal ball and discuss the future of technology for the travel & hospitality sector. Meet Scot Hastings, CIO, Bonotel Exclusive Travel, Tom Gehrke, C Suite…
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October Meetup Recap 10/17, Desert Wind Coffee Roasters

Thanks, everyone for joining us on the 17th! Thanks once again to our hosts Desert Wind Coffee Roasters & Adrian! Thanks to Marina from Travel Tech Con & Winding Tree, Ian C. from Travel Massive and Pedro from Winding Tree Further Reading The white paper from Winding Tree covers the basics of the problem & proposed way blockchain can solve it. https://windingtree.com/assets/files/White_Paper_EN.pdf Connect Travel Massive — Las Vegas Chapter…
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October Meetup: Blockchain in Hospitality

Would you like to learn more about blockchain technology in Hospitality? Our special guest speaker at the meetup is Pedro Anderson, one of the founders of Winding Tree – a decentralized travel distribution platform. Most recent news from Winding Tree team – AirFrance KLM is partnering with Winding Tree to strengthen innovation in the travel industry using blockchain technology. This…
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A View from the Testbed — Traveling for Weed

Cannabis Tourism is a thing. It’s been one year since Nevada opened up the market for both medical and recreational Marijuana product and the impact in such a short amount of time has been remarkable. Growing warehouse facilities Look at the Numbers! $305 Million in sales to date. Just short of $50 Million to date in tax…
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A View from the Testbed — All points North, talking to myself and the extras!

It’s been a very full couple of weeks, and I thought I would recall some of the more recent happenings that caught my attention. Talking to myself LinkedIn made that sound that you hear when someone sends you a message. Who could it be? David Berger, my friend from Volara. A nice surprise to hear from…
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