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02/26/2019

Ten Semi-finalists Advance in HTNG's 2019 TechOvation Award Contest

Michal Christine Escobar
Senior Editor (Hotels)
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After two weeks of voting, ten entries have been chosen to move forward as semi-finalists in the next round of the 2019 HTNG TechOvation Award.

This year captured the largest amount of participation with 17 contestants all vying for one of the 10 semi-finalist spots. The contestants submitted 90-second videos to showcase their innovative solution that is new to the hospitality market. Three of the semi-finalists advanced from the videos that received the most YouTube "likes" from the public. The other seven semi-finalists were determined based on votes from the 25 judges.

2019 HTNG TechOvation Award Semi-finalists:

  • Airangel Wifi Assure, Airangel Wifi
  • dailypoint Data Laundry, dailypoint
  • GlobalReach Hotspot 2.0, GlobalReach Technology Inc.
  • Hospitality Dashboard Experience (HDX), Cloud5 Communications
  • InnSpire GuestMagic.AI, InnSpire
  • OPERA Cloud Services, Oracle Hospitality
  • protel Services Marketplace, protel hotelsoftware GmbH
  • Sertifi eAuthorize, Sertifi
  • TraknProtect Safety Button, TraknProtect
  • UgoVirtual, UgoVirtual

The next round will take these semi-finalists to New Orleans, where they will give a four-minute presentation on Wednesday, 10 April to the audience at HT-NEXT. The judges will rank the onsite presentations and narrow the ten semi-finalists down to just three finalists. Then, the audience will participate in a live voting poll to determine the 2019 TechOvation Award Winner.