Will "Hotel Tech" change your travel life?

Room-by-room personalization? Lobby-less check-in? Wireless beyond just "Wi-fi"?

Leading hotel technology executives from around the world will visit the Ritz-Carlton Dubai on May 11-13 to discuss what's working and what's next, not just for managers but also consumers.

"Developers and operators...need current, but cost-effective and future-proof technology," said Douglas Rice, an executive with Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG) of Chicago, which is organizing the conference for the fourth year.

Confirmed speakers will include:

Floor Bleeker - CIO, Moevenpick Hotels & Resorts
Bas Blommaart - Chairman - CTO, itesso
John Burns - President, Hospitality Technology Consulting
Emmanuel Clave - Group IT Director, Rocco Forte Hotels
Perry Correll - Principal Technologist, Xirrus
Benjamin Habbel - CEO, Voyat
Fraser Hickox - Managing Director, The Conceptual Group
Laurent Idrac - CIO, Accor
Satish Iyer - Director of Mobility Solutions, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Daniel Krisch - Vice President Distribution Services, Oracle Hospitality
Thomas Landen - Marketing Manager - EMEA, Revinate
Neils Mekenkamp - Director Hospitality Pre-Sales EMEA, Infor
Monika Nerger - CIO, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Alan O'Dea - Senior Vice President, Africa, Moevenpick Hotels & Resorts
Ralph Poesche - Director of IT Projects & Business Solutions, Atlantis The Palm
Prasanna Rupasinghe - Director of IT & AV, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates
Rick Scott - Senior VP Information Technology – Global Strategy, Kerzner International
Olaf Slater - Chief Product Officer, Trust International
David Teklit - CEO, Teklogix, LLC
Joe Tesfai - SVP, Information Technology, Atlantis The Palm
Michael Toedt - CEO, TS&C
Nadini Veerasamy - VP Hotel Operations, Atlantis The Palm